Your Governing Body
Anne Long – Foundation Governor, Safeguarding Link Governor
I am a retired teacher and my association with All Hallows goes back over 36 years. I started my teaching career as a Science Teacher at the school. Two of my adult children attended the school and I have been a Foundation Governor since 2001. During this period, I have served as the SEND Governor and as Chair. Most of my experience within the education sector has been in Alternative Education working within Surrey. I have worked in a Pupil Referral Unit/Short Stay School, in a leadership role. I have worked with pupils who have been permanently excluded or unable to attend their mainstream schools for various reasons; primarily behavior issues. The work with these vulnerable and disadvantaged pupils involved a lot of multi-agency working to ensure that whatever their difficulties they had the same opportunities available to them as every other young person. In my role as a Governor, I am still passionate about ensuring that, even though All Hallows is an outstanding school, that the experience is outstanding for every member of its community.
I am the Governor responsible for SEND and the Committees I serve on are the Admissions Committee and the Finance, Infrastructure & Personnel Committee.
Ian Anderson – Chair of Governing Body, Foundation Governor
I came to England when I was 10 years old without having received any formal education but I could read and write English. Whilst I was a long way behind my peers, I was supported, encouraged and inspired by a number of wonderful teachers in my primary and secondary schools and also given opportunities to develop as a person i.e. Prefect, House Captain, debating team, etc. I thoroughly enjoyed my school years and to this day I keep in touch with some of the pupils I went to school with.
When I left school, I worked for a short time as a sales man in a shoe shop and then as a data controller for a television rental company. I then joined the Courts Service where I worked for 19 years, probably the most fun but challenging time of my career initially in various administrative roles and then as a Court Manager for many of the County Courts in London - really fun and rewarding managing judges, staff, budgets, accommodations, etc. I was then promoted into a senior role in the Ministry of Justice which I did for 8 years and then joined the London Borough of Hillingdon as their Head of Enquiries, which is where I currently work.
I live locally and I am married with three children, my eldest daughter and son attend All Hallows and my youngest son goes to St Polycarps Catholic Primary School. In my spare time I coach an under 11 football team, I play golf and tennis and like most parents a part time taxi driver for my children. We have a new addition to the family, a Labrador puppy, we have called Ella who we absolutely adore, except for our cat, Sammy, who has taken a distinct dislike to Ella.
My faith is important to me and guides what I do and the way I view things. I am passionate that all children receive a first rate education at a school that enables them to grow and shape their potential. That is why I applied to be a Foundation Governor and was so pleased to be appointed in this role in November 2017. More recently, I have been elected as the Chair of Governors, which I consider to be a great honour and privilege, and I am fortunate to have a talented and committed team of Governors, Headteacher and Senior Leadership Team that work so well together for the betterment of the school.
Paul Hampshire – Chair of Finance, Infrastructure & Personnel Committee, Parent Governor
I am proud to have been elected a Parent Governor at All Hallows School and currently have one daughter who attends the school and another at St Joseph’s RC School in Aldershot. I was born in Fleet and have lived in the area for 57 years, having attended Calthorpe Park School and Farnborough Sixth Form College.
After being the Chair of an insurance company in a highly regulated environment, I am now retired and feel I now have the time and skills to contribute towards the Governing Body. I am an extremely keen sportsman, but with age not on my side, football and cricket are now replaced with tennis, golf and cycling.
Like many people from this area, my career developed in the London Insurance market and after 20+ years of commuting, I was lucky enough to get involved in a sports insurance project; combining my business skills with my interest and became the underwriter on behalf of a number of sporting organisations in respect of career ending injury insurance. This progressed to General Manager in the mid 90’s and life became hectic. Apart from PE the one subject I was good at was maths, so the numbers came quite easily.
I eventually set up my own business in 2001 where we diversified into pet insurance; becoming one of the largest UK Insurers. I sold this business in 2015 and for the following two years worked on merging a number of companies, eventually trading my incredibly busy Managing Directors role for a less hectic role as Chairman; and am now retired. As Parent Governor I really wish to engage with the other parents and make myself available; to help create greater transparency and communication with the school. If I can do anything to help improve the opportunity or maximise the potential of any child then I will be happy.
Natalie Boniface – Pupil Premium and Equality Lead Link Governor, Parent Governor
I have been part of the local Community, both as a parent and a teacher, for many years and it is an honour for me to have been elected as Parent Governor. My two elder sons attend All Hallows in Years 10 and 13, whilst my younger son attends St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School in Aldershot. I have previously served the local community in my voluntary role with Aldershot Youth Swimming Club, a Club where many of our students, past and present, have learnt to swim. I passionately believe that All Hallows is superbly placed to provide an outstanding education for all our students, one that is creative, personalised and relevant to our students as 21st century global citizens.
I have enjoyed many different opportunities to teach English and Modern Foreign Languages in both the Primary and Secondary sector over the past 25 years, in the UK and abroad, and this wealth of experience and educational expertise affords me unique insights into key aspects of school life. The joy, energy and ‘hands-on’ rigour I bring to my work on a daily basis has always permeated way beyond my role into many aspects of school life and I fully embrace this opportunity to serve the school, the parents and the students of the All Hallows Community.
I am honest, dedicated and approachable. This is an exciting time in the development and direction of the school, and I commit to supporting balanced decisions which enable every student to receive the excellent education they deserve, as well as ensuring transparency and clear communication from the school with parents. Working with young adults is my true vocation in life, and I believe that I have very strong pastoral strengths. It is therefore deeply important to me that all students are nurtured, guided and inspired by values of Faith, Love, Integrity and Community.
Deacon Craig Aburn – Chair of the Catholic Community Committee, Foundation Governor
I was ordained for the Diocese of Portsmouth in 2016. My pastoral ministry is to Aldershot Catholic Parish of St Joseph’s and St Mary’s, where I also support St Joseph’s Primary school as part-time Chaplain. By day I serve as Executive Assistant to the Bishop of Portsmouth at Bishop’s Office in Portsmouth. I also teach Practical Liturgy to Deacons in Formation at Oscott Seminary in Birmingham where I undertook my own Diaconal studies.
I first became invoked with the school ten years ago, as my two children attended All Hallows between 2011 and 2021, so I am a well-established member of the All Hallows’ family! Prior to Ordination, I worked in Education for 15 years at Brooklands College in Weybridge.
I was appointed as a Foundation Governor by the Bishop of Portsmouth in September 2018 and am currently Chair of the Catholic Community of the Governing Body. I feel privileged to be able to both support the life of All Hallows’ and represent the Diocese of Portsmouth as a Foundation Governor - an important role in a Catholic school. I enjoy photography, dabbling with websites and spending time with my family. I am a Queen’s Scout and received the Award for Merit from the Chief Scout for service to local Scouting over 25 years.
Libby Reynolds – Vice-Chair of Governors / Chair of Admissions Committee, Co-opted Governor
I am mother to twin boys who currently attend All Hallows School. I live and work locally. I have worked in the IT Industry for over 25 years, holding a variety of roles that have afforded me the opportunity to experience business end to end in global organisations.
I currently hold the position of Vice President of Security, Risk and Compliance for Barclays Payment Solutions based in Fleet. I am keen to use my experience to help the school with operational/financial excellence, careers support/development, and welfare/ discipline.
Having started my career in catering, I am still a keen chef and especially enjoy baking. I have a creative side inherited from my mother and enjoy drawing, watercolour painting and sewing.
Tracy Ryan – Foundation Governor
I am a Mum of two daughters who are currently at All Hallows. My professional background is in Marketing and I have extensive experience managing global corporate marketing teams for IT companies, including event management, field marketing, digital marketing, PR and building strategic plans to help companies achieve their growth objectives.
I also have a Diploma in Counselling which enables me to empathise with the challenges our children are facing amongst their peers and offer support and guidance when needed.
I am delighted to be appointed a Foundation Governor for All Hallows and I look forward to bringing not only my experience from the corporate world, but also my experience as a Mother and practising Catholic to the committee. I am an active member of St Marys Church, Aldershot and believe that our children, in attending All Hallows should have strong values and ethics, which make them stand out from other schools, for the right reasons.
I agree with a lot of the current school family ethos and hope to add to that with my values and belief that a positive work environment can encourage our students to unlock their full potential.
In my spare time I perform in professional murder mysteries and enjoy travelling, reading and watching Marvel films.
Mike Corrigan – Staff Governor, Deputy Pupil Premium and Equality Lead Link Governor
I made the decision in 1999 to move to England to study for a Secondary Physical Education and Sports Science teaching degree at St Mary’s university in Twickenham. Prior to this, I gained qualifications in sports leisure and amenities management, and completed my full ASA swimming teacher qualification in Ireland. I have been a teacher at All Hallows since 2003. I really only intended on doing one year at All Hallows and then move back to Ireland where the rest of my family live. However, I enjoyed my time at All Hallows and have never left! I am currently teaching P.E and I also teach or have taught R.E and ICT, alongside being a Head of Year. During my time at All Hallows I have taken three cohorts of students through the school from Year 7 to 11.
Recently, I successfully completed my MA in Catholic School Leadership at St Mary’s University.
My interests and hobbies consist of rugby, football and athletics. I also like to do different courses in my spare time. However, not as many recently with having two young children at home! These courses consist of sport and rehabilitation massage, a diploma in Japanese medicine, Touch for Health Kinesiology (Chinese Medicine), Gym instruction and fitness instructor.
I strongly believe in a good education for all students and providing the students with the best possible start to their adult lives. Something which I believe we do extremely well at All Hallows. I feel privileged to be a Staff Governor at All Hallows.
Nick Somerville – Chair of Education & Standards Committee, Co-Opted Governor
Teaching was not my first career and my background is in marine engineering, both at sea and ashore. My association with All Hallows goes back nearly 20 years, when I was approached about taking a teaching job temporarily for two terms. Well, I must have liked the place as I decided to stay and have taught Design & Technology and spent 5 years as Head of ICT. I even tried to retire, but was only successful on the second attempt!
Before All Hallows, I taught at both maintained and independent schools. My daughter was a student at the school, which gives me an added perspective.
My interest in the lives of our young people extends to outside of school. I have been involved with Scouting for many years and currently chair a local Scout District. I also have a wide range of interests, including sailing, old cars and aviation, holding a private pilot’s licence, owning a couple of classic vehicles and being a volunteer at Brooklands Museum.
I am one of the longest-serving Governors, first as a Teacher Governor and then Co-opted Governor. I have a very keen interest in the academic opportunities offered to all our students, regardless of their abilities, interests or aspirations and chair the Education & Standards Committee. I recognise fully the place that All Hallows has in the lives of so many young people and their families, the Catholic community and beyond. It is a real privilege to be able to continue to serve the school and contribute in some way to its future.
Cristina Sturges – Foundation Governor, Deputy SEND Link Governor
Having seen a number of friends struggle to get help for their children with SEND, and being concerned by the general poor levels of provision in schools for children with SEND, I decided on a change of career as my children were leaving home for university.
Starting in 2008, I spent 3 years training first as a teaching assistant for children with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLDs) and then going on to train as a Specialist Teacher for Children with SpLDs, specialising in Dyslexia. I have continued to work in a local primary school and tutoring privately since qualifying.
As a practising Catholic and active member of St Joan’s Parish, I believe that by the nature of our Catholic values we should be leading by example in our inclusion of, and provision for children with Special Educational Needs in our schools. Therefore, I was delighted to be appointed by the Bishop of Portsmouth as a Foundation Governor on 30th January 2019. I am the SEND Link Governor for All Hallows, and I serve on both the Education and Standards Committee, and the Catholic Community Committee.
I have lived in Farnham for 30 years and have 2 grown up children.
Alison Paterson - SEND link Governor, Co-Opted Governor
I am a Mum to three daughters who are at/have been at All Hallows. I work and live locally. My professional background is in Management Consulting and Operations in areas such as supplier management, offshore and shared services, as well as projects/change management and organisational governance.
As a Governor for All Hallows I focus on Communication and Diversity & Inclusion topics for the school. I am keen to create an environment for the whole school family that is welcoming; and strong and open communication channels for teachers, students and parents. I am also passionate about business outreach programmes such as work experience that help prepare the students for their later lives.
In my spare time I enjoy travel, running, dog walking and quilting (don’t ask).
Alice Nixon - Foundation Governor, Training Link Governor / Deputy Safeguarding Link Governor
Having been a student at All Hallows myself, and had 5 children go through the school, I am still interested in the life of the school.
I have been in the care industry most of my life, and I am involved in my local Parish FHC/Safeguarding/Baptism /and Health and safety on the Parish Council.
I have been a Governor at a local Primary school for 12yrs and I am the current Chair of Governors at that school.
My interest in dogs led me to compete and train dogs in agility. Sadly, health and mobility have curtailed this, but I still give instruction when asked on obedience training for all dogs.
Fr. Anthony Glaysher BTh, NCH – Foundation Governor
I have been Parish Priest of Aldershot since September 2017. I was ordained Priest by Bishop Crispian Hollis on 17th May 2003 for the Diocese of Portsmouth, following Formation at St John's Seminary, Wonersh. I have served in Winchester, Abingdon, Guernsey and for nine years before arriving in Aldershot I was Parish Priest of St Mary's Ryde and St Michael's Bembridge on the Isle of Wight. I am also a Director (Governor) of St Joseph's Catholic Primary School.
Antonia Stadler - Local Authority Governor Link / Governor for Projects
I feel truly honoured and privileged to have been elected as a Local Authority
Governor for All Hallows School. I have lived in Farnham since 1999 and have three children who have all been guided along the outstanding education pathway of St Polycarps Primary and All Hallows.
Two girls are now at University, and my youngest son is completing Year 13.
I believe the education of young people is achieved through a successful partnership between school and home. At every level, I have endeavoured to be involved with school and support the teaching staff in their critical role, educating the future of our society, in any way I can. I trained as a PE teacher and subsequently worked for Local Authority and Governing Body sport. My interests have, therefore, definitely been biased! Over the years, I have often been found, or heard, supporting various school sports activities (aka shouting from the sidelines!). I still play netball for Farnham Netball Club, where I have been lucky enough to play with both my daughters, other All Hallows' alumni and teaching staff!!
I am a founder member of the All Hallows PTA, and with my youngest about to leave school, some may ask why I am now becoming even more involved? The simple answer: it is time for me to give back. All Hallows is an outstanding school. Through my role as Projects' Link Governor, I intend to support our school's continued growth and success, to enable current and future students to be successful, well-rounded young adults rooted in their Catholic Faith.