Frimley Junior AQC
Tony Ryles (Chair)
Tony was the Principal of Tomlinscote School for 23 years, and was Executive Principal of both Tomlinscote and Kings International during the period 2009 – 2011, before leaving to open his own school improvement consultancy. He joined the governing body at Frimley Church of England School in 2012 before accepting the role of Chair in September 2020, when one of his first actions was to submit an application for Frimley to become an academy within The Prospect Trust.
Tony believes that joining The Prospect Trust offers Frimley children the real prospect of a seamless transition in their education from 5 to 18 years within an organisation that successfully promotes a culture of high personal and academic achievement. He views The Prospect Trust as the means of further raising standards within Frimley while maintaining the established values of the school, and hopes to contribute to the further development of the Trust.
Vanessa Lands (Vice Chair)
Vanessa is Managing Director of Devonshire Marketing Consultants Ltd, a UK PR agency for enterprise technology clients. She’s been in technology marketing for 30 years, ghost writes articles and speeches for senior figures in banking, technology and healthcare, and has been a Non-Executive Director advising smaller software start-ups in the UK and Europe. Vanessa joined the Frimley Board of Governors in 2019 because she wanted to help contribute to the outcomes of children after seeing the positive work and momentum at Frimley CoE first-hand. She is currently Vice Chair of the Frimley AQC.
Suzanne is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales who, after working for ten years in an accountancy firm, set up her own accountancy practice in 2012. She has always been passionate about education and the community and in 2014, alongside her husband, was inspired to create an educational numbers game, to help children and their families.
Suzanne joined the AQC as she is keen to share her skills in supporting Frimley Junior School to ensure that all pupils reach their full educational potential, in a nurturing and positive environment. This includes her two sons who both attend the school
Patricia is a Market Analyst by profession with over 25 years of experience. Patricia also has two teenage children, who are both educated locally and is an active member of St Andrews Church, Frimley Green & Mytchett. With a particular interest in SEN resources, Patricia works as part of the AQC to ensure all children get the best from their schooling both academically and socially, whatever their background or ability.
Richard joined the Frimley Governing body in 2014 as a parent governor. He joined Frimley because he has an active interest in school improvement. During his time as a governor at Frimley Richard has taken on the role of Chair of the Resource Committee, Vice Chair and was Chair of Governors from 2016 until 2019 when he stepped down due to increased business commitments but remained on the governing body as the Local Authority Governor.
Natalie is a graduate of Spanish and Portuguese from Southampton University. Following a role as IELTS co-ordinator at The University of Surrey, Natalie returned to Higher Education to complete a PGCE in MFL at St Mary's, Twickenham. Natalie is currently Head of Spanish at The Holt School, Wokingham- a role she has fulﬁlled for 14 years. She is in the process of combining teaching with seng up her own business. Natalie's key focus is Safeguarding and the wellbeing of the whole school community - students and staﬀ.
Anna Stroud (Staff Member)
Anna Stroud is a classroom teacher at Frimley Junior School. Anna started working at Frimley 4 years ago since joining the school from St Augustines. Anna leads on Personal, Social, Health, Economic (PSHE) and Mental Health & Emotional Wellbeing. Anna has recently been awarded a Masters Degree in Pedagogy from St Mary’s University, where she undertook the course in her own time. Although Anna currently resides within Key Stage Two, she has experience in teaching the curriculum across all year groups including Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).
Clare Wright (Head)
Clare has worked at Frimley since February 2014, initially starting in the role of Deputy Headteacher. She became Headteacher in January 2017.
Prior to this, she has taught in various local primary and junior schools, including in the role of Inclusion Leader.