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Governance at Beaconfields

At Beaconfields Primary School, we believe that effective governance is the cornerstone of educational excellence. Our dedicated team of governors, trustees, and local community members collaboratively shape the future of our school.

Please find below details of our governing board. 

Emily Almond

My name is Emily Almond, I bring a wealth of experience in education, coupled with a passion for fostering growth and learning. With a background in both teaching and running a successful travel business, I am committed to contributing positively to the educational journey of students within our school community. During my time at Bournemouth University, whilst completing my Sports Development and Coaching Sciences degree, I spent a year teaching and living at an independent boarding school. From here my interest in the education sector only grew, leading me on to Keele University for my PGCE and later, my position at Parkside Primary School teaching and leading PE within the school up until the end of 2023. Drawing from my years in education, I understand the importance of creating an environment that nurtures both academic excellence and personal development. I am deeply invested in ensuring that every student has access to quality education and opportunities that enable them to reach their full potential.


Robin is a highly qualified and experienced nurse with a background in neonatal care. He began his career as a Registered General Nurse in North Staffordshire before specialising in Neonatal Nursing. He completed a Neonatal Intensive Care course at King's College Hospital, London, and later became a Senior Charge Nurse at Birmingham Women’s Hospital.

Robin holds a BSc in Nursing Studies and an MSc in Professional Studies in Healthcare. He has published papers and served as Consultant Editor for a book on emergency care for nurses. In 2006, he traveled to Sri Lanka with a team to teach Neonatal life support.

A committed member of St. John Ambulance since 1982, Robin has held various roles, including Commissioner (Operations). He has secured significant funding for life-saving equipment and vehicles. In 2016, he became the Regional Clinical Manager for St. John Ambulance West Midlands Region.

Robin has also been active in education, serving as a primary school governor for several years. He has a military background, having served as a Nursing Officer in Afghanistan and holding the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Volunteer Reserves. He currently serves in a Staff Officer Medical role with the 11 Security Force Assistance Brigade.

He lives with his family in Stone, Stafford 


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I am a retired project manager with a background in electrical engineering. I have vast voluntary experience as a Scout leader of over 25 years. I now have the privilege of supporting children to explore and develop a love for the outdoors through my role as a Forest School leader. Having been in this role, I have developed my understanding of the education system. I am keen to understand how the use of outdoor learning can support classroom learning and enhance children's personal development. 

I am delighted to take on the role of governor at Beaconfields in supporting the school to provide the best education for all children.

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Lynne is a retired Early Years Leader having worked in many Early Years roles progressing to  Early Years Advisor for the County Council and Nursery Manager at Smileys Nursery.  Lynne has  experience in the education industry and has been a pillar of the community for many years.  Lynne is keen to take on the role of governor at Beaconfields, impacting the outcomes of all children and their community. 


Kate Bills

Kate is an Assistant Headteacher and specialises in Teaching and Learning. Prior to this, she was an Early Years Lead and has worked in a variety of Staffordshire schools. 

Kate has an English and American Literatures degree with a 2:1, followed by a PGCE in Primary Education and a Master of Arts in Education. Kate has since completed an NPQ qualification and is currently completing her Senior Leadership qualification. 

She is passionate about achieving the best possible outcomes for children and looks forward to supporting this from a strategic perspective. 

Image previewAndrew Francis

Andrew is a Mechanical Engineer HNC and is the Manager of Clayton Thermal Products Ltd UK.  Andrew is responsible for the strategic operations of Clayton Thermal Products Ltd. UK, including Service and Sales.  Andrew is qualified in Health and Safety and is experience in staff recruitment and employee management. .  Andrew has been a resident of the North End of Stafford for 18 years and is keen to be part of the governance that will not only support the local community but ultimately ensure the best possible outcomes for the children of Beaconfields.   


Rebecca Bell - Executive Headteacher

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