Local Advisory Board & Members

Evendons Primary School is part of Bellevue Place Education Trust which is overseen by a Board of Trustees, known as the BPET Board. The trustees are highly experienced professionals, including education professionals, working alongside trustees appointed following a skills-based assessment. Each school that is part of the Trust has a Local Advisory Board which is comprised of parents, members of the community and the Headteacher.

The Local Advisory Board (LAB) meets four times a year and has a strong focus on three strategic functions:

  • Setting the vision, ethos and strategic direction for the school, within the overall vision of the Trust.
  • Holding the Headteacher and senior leadership team to account for the educational performance of the school, its pupils and the performance management of staff; and
  • Ensuring investment in educational improvement is value for money and having an impact.

The Headteacher has day-to-day responsibility for the efficient management of the school and members of the LAB and staff work together. We aim to Nurture each and every child, find unique learning experiences to Inspire and equip our children to Flourish in school and beyond. Parents have an opportunity to join the LAB as parent advisers when vacancies arise.

Visit the BPET website for information on BPET’s governance structure and how this oversees the strategic governance of Evendons Primary School.

Meet the Local Advisory Board

Leesha Whawell

Local Advisory Board Chair (Parent Advisor)

Leesha is a parent of 2 children at the school, in Year 2 and Year 4. The boys are lively and inquisitive and they have taken on the school’s passion for STEM and commitment to kindness with equal enthusiasm.

Leesha joined the school’s governing body in May 2019 and was appointed Vice-Chair as the school transitioned from being Single Academy Trust to a Multi-Academy Trust. She has now taken on the role as Chair of the Local Advisory Board and is looking forward to guiding the school forward in this next chapter with BPET.

Leesha is a criminal barrister, defending and prosecuting cases through-out the South-East of England.   When not at work she enjoys being with her family, going to the theatre and making fondant icing cake toppers.

Andrew Humphries

 Local Advisory Board Member (Community)

Andrew joined Evendons as a Community Governor in August 2018. As an engineer with over 12 years experience in systems and software engineering he is passionate about the STEM mission of the school and contributing to the education of local children. During his career he has held a number of technical leadership and engineering management roles in sectors such as Aerospace and Rail, working with international customers and suppliers to solve complex problems and provide robust governance to programme delivery. Away from work, Andrew enjoys spending time with his wife and young daughter, reading, foreign languages, travel and running.

Tony Eames

Local Advisory Board Member (Parent Advisor)

Tony is a father of three; Alicia, Layla and Rosa all of which attend or will attend Evendons over the coming years. Tony has been involved with Evendons since its inception and served as the Chair of Governors for first two years ensuring the governing structure and strategic plan was in place.

Tony has worked within the IT industry for over eighteen years working across multiple blue organisations including Samsung and currently HP Inc. His experience covers a wide variety of areas including marketing, business development, operations, innovation and sales management. Through Tony’s experience and industry contacts he wrote the ICT vision which put Evendons on the cutting edge of Google’s G-Suite for Education platform and ultimately led to every child having access to a Chromebook device – something quite unique in primary schools.

Tony lives with a pacemaker to combat a sudden death condition and is acutely aware of the importance of a strong SEN provision due to his early days at school. Tony’s passion is based on progress to ensure you constantly better yourself. He completed a Million Metre indoor rowing challenge with a marathon distance finale in the school taking just under four hours.

Myles Nash

Local Advisory Board Member (Community)

Myles Nash has been a teacher for over twenty years. He attended Whitgift School before graduating from Brunel University with a degree in Industrial Design & Technology. He gained his PGCE whilst working at a girls grammar school before moving into various secondary schools from Kent to Buckinghamshire. During his career, Myles has primarily taught Product Design (Design & Technology), been a Head of Faculty and Department, Housemaster, Head of Year and an exam board moderator and latterly Director of Boarding and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead at Leighton Park School. He has extensive teaching and boarding experience having worked at Stowe, Wycombe Abbey and Sutton Valence Schools, prior to joining Leighton Park. Myles has led school trips all over the world and coaches a variety of sports. He lives in Reading with his wife Sara and two daughters.

Mouqeet Beg

Local Advisory Board Member (Community)

Mouqeet is very excited to join as a LAB. He currently works in the Department for Education in the Secretary of States Private Office and is very passionate to ensure that the school aims to make the schools vision a reality and bringing real changes into the lives of our children. Moqueet keeps busy by going to the gym and playing football twice a week.  This allows him to keep healthy and also socialise with his friends outside of work.

Julia Braithwaite

Local Advisory Board Member (Community)

Julia joined Evendons in Spring 2020 as a member of the LAB. She currently works in a local public school as Registrar.

Wendy Measures

Local Advisory Board Member (Community)

Wendy joined Evendons in Spring 2021 as a member of the LAB. Wendy has a Masters Degree in Engineering and has worked in design, operations, procurement, and strategy management all within the energy industry. She has two children at Evendons and has a keen interest in STEM and sustainability including the energy transition and the benefits of active travel to school.  Wendy is keen to ensure that children get the best start in life through a well-rounded education. She is also a British Cycling Coach and volunteers at a local cycle club.

Joseph Wee

Local Advisory Board Member (Community)

Joseph joined Evendons in Spring 2021 as a member of the LAB. Joseph is a chartered chemical engineer and is currently a senior scientist in a major energy company. He is passionate about energy transition and STEM in general and is keen to ensure wider representation of people from diverse background in these areas.

Away from work, Joseph enjoys photography, scuba diving, woodworking and spending time with his wife and young son.


Contact the LAB

Any correspondence for the LAB or the Chair should be addressed to;

Chair of LAB
c/o Evendons Primary School
161 Finchampstead Road
RG40 3HD


Governor Appointment and Attendance Record

All schools are required to publish each governors appointment date, type of governor, term of office and attendance record.

Attendance record for February 2020 – August 2021:

LAB MembersTypeDate appointed/resignedMeetings attendedOut of a total of
Leesha WhawellChair and Parent Advisor1 February 2020 - present77
Tony EamesParent Advisor1 February 2020 - present67
Andrew HumphriesCommunity1 February 2020 - present57
Mouqeet BegCommunity1 February 2020 - present47
Myles NashCommunity 1 February 2020 - present67
Jullia BraithwaiteCommunity19 February 2020 - present67
Wendy MeasuresCommunity1 January 2021 - present 33
Joseph WeeCommunity1 January 2021 - present 33
Matt PartingHeadteacher1 February 2020 - present77
Stacey ReadDeputy Headteacher (SLT)Non Member - Standing Invitation to Attend57
Lucinda GrahamAssistant Headteacher (SLT)Non Member - Standing Invitation to Attend47
Jane AustOffice Manager (SLT)Non Member - Standing Invitation to Attend57
Hayley MurdochClerk1 February 2020 - present57


Forthcoming Meetings

Thursday 3rd June 2021

July 2021 (Date TBC)