Tony Day - Acting Chair of Governors

Long standing Southview governor.  Following retirement from the “banking” industry in 1995 I was invited to join the governors in order to add my “financial experience” to the board.  As a result I have been involved with the Finance and Premises (now Resources) committee since joining the school.  Also a long standing member of Braintree Lions Club, a local service club which, over the years ahs given considerable support to Southview.

My main hobby is golf with a current handicap of 19 (not bad for an old man).

When invited to become a governor I felt that my “professional” expertise could eb of benefit to the school.  Also, having recently retired I had sufficient time to devote to these responsibilities.

Rebecca Green - Parent Governor

I have a daughter who has attended Southview school for the last few years. I balance looking after her and all that entails, with working as an accountant for Ford at Warley. 

I am hugely impressed with the school, and am always captivated by the happy and positive atmosphere that radiates from learners and staff alike. I have the continued wellbeing and development of learners close to my heart.

Angela Sumpton - Local Authority Governor

I qualified as a teacher in 1971 and worked until I retired in 2007. The last 24 years in service was as a headteacher of 3 Essex Primary schools. In 2003 I completed an M.Ed at Cambridge which focussed on improving governance. I have worked as a part-time tutor for Essex Governor Services since 2006 writing and delivering courses for governors.

As a headteacher I was keenly aware of the importance and support a governing body can give to a school. I have always believed that ALL children regardless of their ability should have the best opportunities to succeed in school.

Julian Cochrane - 



Jenny Smith - Associate Governor

I have been teaching in Special Education for 25+ years, working with children and young adults with a wide range of disabilities. I have been Deputy Head at Southview since January 2015.

As part of the senior leadership team here at Southview I am involved in strategic planning and development. I care passionately about the learners here and work diligently to create an outstanding learning environment.