Governing Body



Samantha Sage - Chair of Governing Body - Term of Office September 2018-2022

Sam joined the governing body in July 2014 as a parent governor having had a daughter newly joining the school. She is also a school governor for a local primary academy school and has an active community role as assistant leader in a local Girl Guide group. The community work brings fundraising experience and she is also the treasurer for the Girl Guide group. She is a technical manager for a large global food consultancy business and works on a contract for a major high street coffee shop. Her role as technical manager brings a good range of auditing skills as she is a fully trained lead assessor. Her aspiration as a governor is to see the academy make the transition from good to outstanding and be part of the team to make that happen by providing help and support on the journey. This will result in Queensbury becoming the school of choice for Dunstable.


Richard Thompson

Richard Thompson - Vice Chair of Governing Body - Term of Office June 2017 - 2021

Richard joined the governing body in July 2017. Formerly a business development manager in the manufacturing sector, he is currently a senior policy advisor in the Civil Service and brings to the governing body a range of experience in project management, risk assessment, and policy development. His ambition as a governor is to work with the school and the rest of the governing body to help Queensbury transition from a good to an outstanding school which provides an excellent education and an inspiring learning environment for students of all abilities, backgrounds, and aspirations.






Janette Bright - Staff Governor - Term of Office October 2016-2020

Janette is the staff governor and joined the governing body of the academy at its start. She has worked at the school since 1998. Her roles include managing student support centre, cover, supporting the children in care and working with the safeguarding lead. Janette served as a governor for many years at a lower school in Houghton Regis so has experience in the role. Janette wants to see all children achieving the best they can in a safe, supportive environment.






Geoffrey Brown - Community Governor - Term of Office December 2018-2022

Geoff joined the governing body in December 2014. Geoff has worked in the education sector for more than fifteen years, both in the civil and military areas. His job role was Learning and Development Adviser with responsibility for overseeing and monitoring the teaching activities at a Defence college. Geoff was part of the senior management team and was responsible for the management of the development of instructors. Geoff has a particular interest in ensuring that students with special educational needs and disabilities receive appropriate support and he has taken on the governors’ responsibility for SEND.




Governor Declarations of Personal/Business Interest

Sam Sage - has a child at the Academy
Geoff Brown - has a grand child at the Academy


Pay Committee Membership

Samatha Sage - Chair

Geoff Brown 


Members Attendance 2017/18
Janette Bright 5 out of 5 meetings
Jeff Hooper (Chair) 5 out of 5 meetings
Oliver Button 5 out of 5 meetings
Christopher Ford 3 out of 4 meetings
Sam Sage 5 out of 5 meetings
Anne Thompson 4 out of 5 meetings
Geoff Brown 5 out of 5 meetings
Richard Thompson 4 out of 5 meetings
Attendance % year 2017/18 95.0%