Chair of Governors
Rev Tom Vernon
Vice Chair of Governors
I am minister of Earls Hall Baptist Church, I am married to Christine, and we have 4 children all of whom who have attended Prince Avenue. We moved to Southend from Scotland in 2015, following a call to serve at Earls Hall Baptist Church. As a church we are part of the local community and are always happy to engage more effectively with all that is going on. As a family who are part of the community and as a parent of children who have been part of the school it is great to be able to get involved in the life of the school as a sponsor governor.
I am a parent of 2 daughters, one at Prince Avenue and one that has just left to start Secondary School. I became a Parent Governor in 2012 and am now a Sponsor Governor. I work part time and run a local rainbow and brownie group.
Hi, I’m Phil Underwood, a Sponsor Governor on your Prince Avenue Academy and Nursery Local Governing Body and a member of the Finance and Premises Committee for South East Essex Academy Trust (SEEAT).
Hi, I am Miss Callowhill and I can be found in Year One. I am also the Read Write Inc, Lead for Prince Avenue. I am passionate about creating experiences and opportunitites for our children to develop. I am also a keen baker and regularly stock the staff room with new creations!
Cllr Daniel Cowan
Daniel Cowan is the father of two primary and nursery aged children. He has a background in IT Training and working with people with additional needs, and currently works in Cyber.
I have worked at Prince Avenue for 18 years; the last 10 years as Office Manager and PA to the Head Teacher. I have seen many changes over this time and all for the good of the school and the community. One of my fondest memories to date is the opening of the Sure Start Children's Centre in 2011 and the huge success that followed. Barr teaching, I cover most areas of school life; becoming a Staff Governor is a new journey and another way for me to show my commitment to what I consider to be an amazing school.
I was a Company Secretary in our family business, now retired, although still do some accounts work at home. I am a great grandmother and two of my great grandsons attend Prince Avenue.
Clerk to Governors