Governor Profiles

Stradbroke High School Governor Profiles

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Karen Lynch - Chair of Governors

Having spent many years in Investment Management, and a few as a teaching assistant, I now provide clerical support on a self-employed basis.  I believe that a school is responsible for providing its pupils with both the opportunity to achieve the academic results they are capable of and the skills they need to face the world.  I became a parent governor here in 2013 to be part of a team that is committed to doing just that.

Brian Goffee - Vice Chair of Governors

I moved to Stradbroke from Cardiff in 2007 as I have two daughters and grandchildren living in East Anglia.  I joined the governing body in 2008 as a community governor as I believe that the school has a key role to play in the development of a strong and sustainable community.  Following an engineering degree, I enjoyed 28 years in a variety of operational and strategic management roles within the telecommunications industry and, latterly, 8 years as a director of The Sports Council for Wales.  My governor focus is on finance, administration and strategic planning in support of delivering excellence in the provision of education within our rural community.

Amanda Havers - Safeguarding Governor

I am a community governor with two children at the school.  I jointly own and manage three Early Years settings and I'm a representative on the Suffolk Schools Forum.  I have also been a primary school governor.

Paula Higgins

I joined the Stradbroke High School team in 1998 and since 2004 have been the Support Staff representative on the Governing Body.  My three children successfully completed their secondary education here and went on to Further Education to gain their degrees. Over the years I have seen the school go from strength to strength and am hoping that I have played some small part in it.


Beth Soule

I have spent 45 years involved in education as a teacher, headteacher, independent adviser and governor.  I was part of the team that established Suffolk One (now One) and was a governor there for three years.  I have always been committed to comprehensive education and in particular to the role played by rural secondary schools in their local communities.  I am also vice-chair of Suffolk Poetry Society.

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