Governing Body


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.





JIMG_3160eff Hooper - Chair of Governing Body - Term of Office February 2013-2017

Following an extensive career in schools, including headship, Jeff embarked on a career in school improvement with the former Bedfordshire County Council. As a school improvement adviser, Jeff worked with lower, middle, special and upper schools in the Dunstable area and with a range of schools in the lowest Ofsted categories. In the years prior to the division of the county into two unitary authorities, Jeff took on the responsibility for standards at Key Stages 3,4 & 5 in 54 middle and upper schools. At the time of the division, no middle or upper schools were in an Ofsted category. Following the division Jeff went to work for a government agency, having shared responsibility for secondary schools in the East and East Midlands. At the end of this time, CfBT invited him to work with the school improvement team in Lincolnshire and subsequently with the Schools' Trust in Reading. Jeff says he is interested in securing the best possible education for the young people at Queensbury.




Geoffrey Brown - Community Governor - Term of Office December 2014-2018

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.




Samantha Sage - Vice Chair - Term of Office July 2014-2018

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.



Anne Thompson - Community Governor - Term of Office July 2014-2018

Anne joined the governing body in July 2014. She has a teaching and education background most recently as programme manager for an education charity running youth and adult careers programmes in London and the South of England. Anne brings knowledge and experience of senior management, financial management, education, training and careers.
She has previous governance experience as Chair of Governors at a Luton Secondary school and at a Roman Catholic Secondary school. As a governor at Queensbury Academy, Anne is keen to support the school to deliver outstanding education that inspires students and ensure that each of them makes excellent progress.





Richard Thompson

Richard Thompson - Community Governor - 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.






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

Jeff Hooper - Chair

Geoff Brown 

Anne Thompson


Members Attendance 2016/17
Janette Bright 5 out of 5 meetings
Jeff Hooper (Chair) 4 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 3 out of 5 meetings
Richard Thompson 1 out of 1 meetings
Attendance % year 2016/17 80.0%