Mr Gordon Hodgkinson
Chair of Governorsgordonhodgkinson@elvedenacademy.co.uk
Mrs Claire Goldstone
Vice-chair of Governors
I am a mum of 3 boys and have been coming to forest with minded children since 2008. I joined the governing body when my eldest was at forest as I wanted to have some input into my sons school and provide some support. I enjoy being involved in the financial side of governance and understanding just how much goes into ensuring our children have a great education and a wonderful environment to learn. I have a scientific background and have been part of several science weeks, providing children with new experiences.
Ms Mary Andrew
I am now retired with time on my hands - I have grandchildren at primary school in St Albans and thought I might be able to bring some of my business background into helping a school!
Miss Helen Morley
Mrs Rebecca Silkstone
I am a Parent Governor with two children currently attending Forest Academy. I have spent most of my life in the education system, as a scientist, with a PhD in Biophysics. I've taught science to children and adults and worked at a Children's Activity Centre as a Field Studies and Outdoor Activities Instructor. Currently I work as a Contracts Specialist, negotiating agreements for a University. With interests in the conservation of nature, socialism, running and local and charitable events. I initially became a Governor in order to be more involved in the decisions made by the school and to ensure the Parents voice was heard. I'm interested in the happiness and wellbeing of every child and seeing the differences in individuals celebrated.