Management Committee

Gloucester & Forest Alternative Provision School Management Committee

The Management Committee Members have a wide range of experience and expertise. They meet regularly and work in close partnership with the Senior Leadership Team to determine the aims, agree policies, targets, and priorities for the development of the APS in order to continuously improve the standards of education and promote a safe and caring environment for the benefit of our pupils. Management Committee members have legal duties, powers, and responsibilities. However, they can only act together, not individually.

Management Committee Members are appointed to help:

  • By working in partnership with the Headteacher;
  • With the implementation of the School Development Plan;
  • Advise on spending the budget;
  • Interview and select staff;
  • Ensure that all aspects of the curriculum are taught;
  • Are elected for 4 years 


For more information, please contact the clerk to the management committee at:



Lyn Dance - I have been the Head teacher of The Milestone Special School in Gloucester for 16 years.  I act as a School Improvement Partner for a number of schools and was an Ofsted Inspector in the past.  I am on the Governing Body of a city primary school.

Lyn is the Chair of the Management Committee with responsibility for Leadership & Management and SEND

Philippa Dancey has lived in Gloucestershire since 1989 and has worked in international event management following a degree in French and Spanish.  She has extensive experience as a governor having been Chair of Governors of a Gloucestershire Primary School from 2002-2014. She is currently Chair of Governors of the Peak Academy, a Special Senior School for pupils with Social, Emotional and Mental Health Issues joining the governing body there in April 2014 and community Governor at The Ridge Academy, a Special Primary School for SEMH pupils since November 2012.

Philippa is the Management Committee Member responsible for Safeguarding and Health and Safety at GFAPS.

Richard Johnson has been working in Gloucestershire schools for nearly 20 years. He is currently the Headteacher at Severn Vale School, having previously worked at the school as Deputy Headteacher. Richard is an unashamed lover of maths and teaches maths at both Key Stage 3 & 4 at his school. He has a wide range of experience of governance.

Richard is the Management Committee Member responsible for Key Stage 4 Quality of Education at GFAPS

Kirsten Harrison has been working in Gloucestershire schools in senior roles for nearly 14 years and prior to that held a range of posts in schools in Yorkshire and Lancashire. She is currently the Headteacher at Chosen Hill School, having previously been Headteacher at Newent Community School and Sixth Form Centre. Kirsten is a South West region Ofsted Inspector and a member of the Gloucestershire Association of Secondary Heads Executive Committee.

Kirsten is the Management Committee Member responsible for Key Stage 3 Quality of Education at GFAPS.

Jane Ireland has over 30 years’ experience of teaching; the last 20 of which have been in Gloucestershire. Jane’s last post was as an Assistant Headteacher at Severn Vale School with responsibility for Inclusion and SEN. Prior to joining Severn Vale Jane taught at a pupil Referral Centre in Gloucester. Since retiring Jane has continued her interest in education through becoming a Governor at Severn Vale School with responsibility for safeguarding and SEN.

Jane is the Management Committee member with responsibility for Behaviour.

Anthony Barnett - I have been a qualified Secondary teacher since 2002; I have worked in a number of schools and educational organisations both in the UK and Abroad. I am a firm believer in the trans-formative power that schools can have unlocking potential and opportunities to improve the life chances of young people.

I have been elected to the GFAPS Management Committee as a Staff representative to raise concerns with issues that may impact on Staff and support Staff welfare. I hope that an effective Management Committee will enable Students and Staff to to work in greater harmony towards positive progress. I also share the Health and Safety responsibility with Philippa.

Liz is a qualified School Business Manager and has worked in school business administration since 2008. She is currently working as a School Business Manager role in a primary school setting. Liz is passionate that pupils receive the best from their education experiences by ensuring that schools obtain value for money in all areas.

Liz is the Management Committee Member responsible for Finance at GFAPs.