Our Members

Beris Brickles - Independent Member.

A solicitor by profession, working at a leading firm of solicitors in Lincolnshire, he has had a long association with Gipsey Bridge Primary from before the conversion to an academy and has served as both a member of the governing body and the PTFA during his son’s Primary education years. Appointed a community governor in 2011 he is in his second term in this role. A key player in the decision to convert the school to an academy, his experience has led him to be the lead on several sub-committees dealing with parent complaints and exclusions as well as being involved with the appointment of staff and head teachers. He retains a particular interest in SEN and has been the designated SEN governor for a number of years.



Sean Westaway - Member

Governor since 2004, Chair of Governors since 2006. Involved with Infinity since 2014, strong record of improving governance. Provided support to a newly appointed Chair with governance in general and also during that school’s conversion to an academy. Designated as a National Leader of Governance and is trained to carry out External Reviews of Governance (ERG). Sean is also the alliance governor representative on the Kyra Teaching School Alliance Steering Committee and a Community MAT Champion for the National Governors Association. After 23 years in the Royal Air Force, he is now a Aircraft Airworthiness team leader for a large international engineering consultancy company.




Melanie Standbrook- Member

A School Governor at Spilsby Primary School for three years taking on the role of Chair of Governors in 2015. Present throughout the schools conversion to become an academy and now a Director of Infinity Academies Trust. A Police Officer for fourteen plus years working in various sectors within the organisation and taking numerous courses for the specified roles. Hugely passionate about working collaboratively within the education sector and in partnership with other emergency services and organisations. An advocate for Trauma risk management, peer support and an effective coach and mentor.