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Meet the Governors

Who are our governors? 



About us 

Judie Anderson

I have been a governor at Shardlow Primary School for over 10 years,  Chair of Governors for the past 7 years and am currently a Director of Willows Academy Trust. I have also been a magistrate since 1999 sitting in both adult and youth courts as a bench chair.

My background is in accountancy, helping my husband in his practice and , for many years running my own business completing VAT returns for clients. I am now retired which means that I can give as much time as is required to the school.

Andy Page

I am a professional engineer working for Rolls Royce as a Technical Specialist in Electrical Controls & Instrumentation.
I have been a Parent Governor for two years and have recently become a director at the Academy governing body.
I have many skills that are of use to the school both practical and professional including project  management, leadership and problem solving.
I am conscientious, with an attention to detail and committed to help the school to continue to develop into the future.
I am also an active member of the Friends of Shardlow School PTA.

Nancy Hawksworth

I have lived in Shardlow for 42 years, married to a Farmer and partner in the business. I trained as a Home Economics Teacher, taught in Buxton until I got married. My three children attended Shardlow School and now I have 3 Grandchildren who also attend, making them the third generation to attend the school.

I obtained an Open University degree in Social Studies in the 1980s.

I am currently  Chair of the Children and Learning sub-committee. I have been a Parish Councillor for over 30 years serving 2 terms as Chair. Currently I am the Parish Council's representative on School Governors and this is my 5th year as a Governor.

On the Parish Council I sit on 2 Quarry liaison committees.

I am very much involved with Derbyshire Federation of WIs, having previously been its Chair for 3 years and have served on a NFWI sub-committee for 3 years. Currently I teach twice a month; Preservation classes for adults and give cookery demonstrations to voluntary groups throughout Derbyshire.


The skills and attributes I bring to the Governors include a knowledge of the education system; a wide range of knowledge of the village and the school’s stakeholders; experience of committees and a love of learning.

Sarah Fernandes

I am a parent governor and have two children at the school. I am the newest member of the team. 

I wanted to become a governor to support develop the ethos of children’s social and emotional development being as important as academia. 

I work part time for CAMHS (Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services) and also have a cake/baking business and so with two small children it is wonderful chaos at home!

Amanda Gouy de Muyncke

I am a mum with  2 children currently at Shardlow Primary School and another one who is now at secondary school.

This is my first year as a parent-governor.  I took on the role as I love the school, the Shardlow spirit is second to none and I’m hoping to put some of my skills to good use to support the school.

I have an international business background in business development and large account management. For the past 10 years I have been running our property lettings and management business with my husband. So with all that under my belt, I have a wide variety of skills from commercial to operational to HR, as well as speaking French and Italian.