SGC Members

Chairperson

 Gp Capt Alexandra Mason

Vice-Chairman

 FS Adam Seed (Curriculum)

Head Teacher

 Mrs Rebecca Robinson

Teacher Representative  Mrs Leanne Wortley
   

Safe guarding Representative

Surg Cdr Anthony Gregory (Safeguarding)

Unit Representative

 Cdr Brian Lockhart (Communications)

Unit Representative

Wg Cdr Courtney Belam (Policy)

Parent Representative

Wg Cdr Gareth Wiggin (Infrastructure)

Parent Representative

Lt Cdr Ian Critchley

Parent Representative Mrs Danielle Southall 

Community Representative

 Mrs Natalie Temperley

Support Staff Representative Mrs Liz Bloomfield
   
Clerk Mrs Alison Serrell-Cooke
 

 

 

 

  • Wg Cdr Gareth Wiggin

Alex Mason  Chair of Governors

Hi everybody. I’m Group Captain Alex Mason and I’ve been formally appointed by the Senior British Officer, General Mead, to be the Chair of the School Governors Committee. Whilst I’ve been appointed into the role as a formal Secondary Duty, I’m also a very willing volunteer. 

I arrived in Naples in January 2022 and this is my first role in NATO. I am a Logistics Officer by background, having joined the Royal Air Force in 1998, but out here I am responsible for Strategic Communications. I am serving here Unaccompanied and I don’t have any children of my own, but I am very keen to be involved within the British Community.

I hope that my appointment as the Chair of the Committee will allow me to act as an objective critical friend and as an interlocutor with the multitude of organisations with an interest in the school. I am particularly keen to ensure that the School Infrastructure Project (which is led by a UK-based organisation) goes as smoothly as possible and the quality of children’s education provision is not compromised at any stage.  

FS Adam Seed:
I joined the RAF in 2002, since then I have been employed in a multitude of roles in the UK and overseas. My family and I arrived in Naples in July 2020, both of my daughters attend BFS Naples.

Throughout my career, I have always been passionate about developing myself and others. I gained valuable education and training experience during my time as a Defence Trainer, where I also completed additional civilian training to become a qualified teacher.

I initially undertook the lead role for the SGC Curriculum sub-committee, which I continue to lead, and more recently I became the SGC Vice-Chair too. I hope that my pro-active participation on the SGC can help to support continuous improvement across all aspects of the school: pupils, parents, staff and SGC.

Lt Cdr Ian Critchley

My name is Ian Critchley, I’m 37 years old and I joined the Royal Navy nearly 20 years ago when I was 18. I’ve spent most of my career in submarines and have been lucky enough to visit many different countries all the way from South America to the Middle East. Most recently I was Second in Command of the Royal Navy’s brand new submarine HMS AUDACIOUS.

I’ve been in Naples for 18 months now working with the U.S. Navy. I’m married to Nina and have two daughters, Freyja (who’s in Alfa Romeo) and Astrid. We enjoy lots of outdoor activities like snowboarding, cycling and kayaking and while we have the chance we’re trying to visit as much of Italy as possible in our motorhome.

I’m new to the SGC, but look forward to being more involved in supporting the school.

Surg Cdr Anthony Gregory

I am 45 years old, from Liverpool and have been based in Naples for 18 months, and have now been a member of the School Governors Committee as the Safeguarding lead for a year.
I have enjoyed my role, particularly when Governor of the Month when I have visited the school and joined in on Friday Assemblies.
My back ground is as a qualified Medical General Practitioner and I have been in the Royal Navy since 2003. I trained as a GP while in the Navy, undergoing my training on NHS attachments in Hampshire.
I initially served in submarines before becoming Principal Medical Officer of HMS Ocean, a helicopter carrier in 2009. I have also served as Principal Medical Officer in Gibraltar and at HM Naval Base Clyde (better known as Faslane).
I am married to Jen, a teacher working in the UK at St Helens College, and we enjoy hill walking and cycling.
I very much look forward to continuing my role on the SCG for another year, when I am due to leave Naples.

Danielle Southall

I moved here in August 2020 with my husband Brad and daughter Poppy. Since being here I have had my son Thomas. My daughter Poppy attends the school in Foundation Stage 1.
I am a primary school teacher and have taught in both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 classes. As well as teaching in England I have taught in a preschool in America and in an MOD school in Germany. Prior to primary school teaching I taught English as a foreign language in Japan and Australia.
As both a teacher and a parent, I have both a professional and personal interest in the running of BFS Naples. I have undertaken the role as Special Education Needs and Disabilities Governor and wish to use my experience, training and knowledge to support the school, children and parents.

Cdr Brian Lockhart

I joined the Royal Navy in May 1987 as an Air Engineering Apprentice and have completed a range of roles including 2 tours in the Royal Navy Air Engineering Training School and 1 tour as the Career Manager for all RN Air Engineering and Survival Equipment ratings.

Personal and organizational development has been the cornerstone of my career and I relish the opportunity to assist in the continuous improvement of our school as the SGC Communication Officer; a role I hope to fulfil until the end of 2023.

I am married to Alison, who is an educator by profession and the current BFS Naples SHEF Co-ordinator & Office Administrator. We very much enjoy crafting gin and, with our little dog, Ebony, exploring all that Italy has to offer. 

Natalie Temperley

My name is Natalie Temperley; my husband Ryan and I have been in Italy since January 2021. We have recently become parents, welcoming our son Leo into the world in January this year. We are enjoying our time travelling around Italy, and I have also been able to reinvigorate my passion for art and photography. We hope to continue this in the 18 months we have left in Italy.

For the duration of my husband’s posting I have taken a sabbatical from my role of Assistant General Manager for Neurosurgery, Theatres, Critical Care and Anaesthetics at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery under University College London Hospitals NHS Trust. I have 6 years of experience in management roles within Central London hospitals and a total of 13 years experience of working in the NHS.

I am looking forward to getting involved in the British Forces School as a member of the governance committee this year and will contribute the skills and experience I have in the hope that they will prove especially valuable in current and up and coming challenges that the school faces.

Gareth Wiggin (Nos)

I joined the RAF as an air traffic controller in 2001 and controlled at bases around the UK and in Cyprus and Iraq. After a tour in Afghanistan I worked on exchange with the British Army and then as XO of RAF Gibraltar before returning to the UK to command my own control tower. Most recently I have been on exchange at United States Strategic Command in Omaha, Nebraska, and then worked at the UK’s Permanent Joint Headquarters at Northwood. I moved to Naples in November 2021 with my wife Katie and twin daughters Lucy and Cora. Both girls attend BFS Naples and Katie is treasurer of the PTA (Friends of BFS). I am the SGC member with responsibility for infrastructure and will be monitoring UK Strategic Command and DIO closely as they deliver the new school.