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Governor Profiles 2018


Julian Cacchioli (Chair) - Parent Governor

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As a member of the Governing Body, I am committed to supporting the excellent team at Grove Road School. Together we are focused on creating an exceptional school for the children of Tring, both now and for years to come, underpinned by a culture of continuous improvement. Nothing is more important for parents and the wider community than the very best education for their children.


I will bring passion, energy and 20+ years of international PR and communications experience to the team to ensure our school continues to challenge the children to be the best they can be, by encouraging curiosity and a love of learning, emphasising the importance of physical education and instilling a sense of fairness, tolerance and respect. 


Elizabeth Dolton- Parent Governor


I have been a parent Governor at Grove Road Primary School since November 2015, and am a regular visitor to the school. 
Prior to having my two daughters, I worked in retail where I held various management positions.  Since leaving I have spent my time working as a contractor and freelance, in communications, marketing and project management, in order to balance my time being with and bringing up my family. 
With my children attending Grove Road, I want to use my business skills to help and assist the school leadership team in making Grove Road the best school it can be.  By working together, I believe this will enable all its pupils to achieve their full potential, and provide them with the foundations for a happy and confident life ahead.   


Vicki Jeffery - Parent Governor


Having lived in Tring for 30 years, I have now chosen to bring up my two daughters here too, knowing what a supportive commmunity it is. As a parent governor I want to represent the interests of all parents and hope to promote Grove Road as an all-inclusive school with a focus on developing pupils to become happy, confident young people who can realise their own potential.

In my current role teaching children with severe learning difficulties, I have wide experience of the primary curriculum as well as knowledge of management, personnel and leadership. I hope these skills will enable me to support the school to achieve at being the best it can be.


Kevin Kumar - Parent Governor

Governor Profile

Profession: University Manager
I have two children at Grove Road and my wife works at the school as a TA.  I stood to become a Parent Governor as I wanted to help the school continue to improve and provide its pupils with a well-rounded, fulfilling education. I'll draw on my professional experience as the Head of a Vice-Chancellor’s office at a Russell Group university, which gives me an appreciation of the challenges and rewards of providing an excellent education. 


Janet Langdon- LA Governor

Janet Langdon

I am a retired Headteacher and joined the Grove Road Governing Body after being appointed as the Interim Headteacher from December 2011 – August 2012. I was delighted to be able to continue to be part of the Grove Road journey and support the drive for improvement, ensuring that every child reaches their full potential. I believe strongly in children being happy at school in a safe, supportive environment, giving them the skills to continue to learn and to become confident citizens.

I enjoy travel, reading, going to the cinema and theatre, walking, watching rugby and lots more - now that I have the time!


Paul Lindars - Vice Chair, Co-opted Governor


Profession: Operations manager for a commodity trader.

As a parent of three children who attended Grove, I joined the governors to try and support the school in making them and their classmates love to learn. Although all my children are now in secondary education, I continue to act as a governor as I am passionate that all children should achieve their potential.


I live in Tring but trudge into London each day as part of the commuter pack. To fill my weekends, I watch a lot of Rugby and Football


Paula Rawlinson - Co-opted Governor

Profession: Learning & Development professional
I have a fundamental belief in personal and skills development to enable everyone to achieve their full potential and goals. As a full time working parent I appreciate the demands that modern life brings to all participants in school environment. Working as a Governor has allowed me to put something back into the school and community whilst working with an incredibly talented team.

I try to go to the gym 3 times a week and like going for runs around the local area in preparation for Race for Life events which I participate in regularly. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, cooking, and baking and going to the theatre.

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