Meet The Governors

Angela Sandhal

Angela is a practising solicitor at Atherton Godfrey Solicitors where she specialises in all aspects of public law. She has a particular interest in education law and has acted for clients in cases raising issues of wider public importance including in the areas of school transport, equality assessments and in fitness to practise disputes concerning medical and other students. Her work has been recognised by one of the UK’s leading legal directories for the last few years, where she is currently ranked as an education lawyer.

Having also practiced for many years in the area of special educational needs law including acting for parents in cases before the Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal for children with complex needs, Angela came into contact with PACES and was inspired by the school’s educational philosophy and unique provision and its positive impact on the outcomes for children and their families.

Since taking up a position on the board, Angela has taken a keen interest in the compliance and regulatory aspects of the school and she was later elected Chair of Governors through which she will continue the work of striving for excellence in all aspects of the school’s leadership and governance.

Angela’s other experience of governance includes serving on a number of different work related committees throughout her career to date including more recently as an officer of the Doncaster and District Law Society.

Away from work, Angela’s interests include travel, tennis tournaments and gardening.

Appointed as a Paces School Governor on 26th July 2016.

Elected Chair of Governors on 5th December 2016.


Colin joins us having retired from over 30 years in Operations, Facilities and Project management working for Shell, Virgin Rail and Manchester Airport.

He is particularly keen on value for money and efficiency improvement through realistic contracts and team development.

To relax Colin enjoys travelling and cooking.

Charlotte Kukstas

Charlotte received her medical degree at Sheffield University and spent her first two years as a junior doctor working in Scarborough and Hull before coming back to Sheffield to do her GP training. Outside of her work her main interests are cooking and gardening.  Charlotte likes to make the most of having the Peak District on her doorstep and enjoys doing a few cycle rides when the weather is nice.

She has seen the medical issues of children with cerebral palsy and is interested in the educational aspects to help make a difference.

Appointed as a Paces school Governor on 26th July 2016

Emma’s background is in business management and finance and she is eager to use her knowledge and skills to benefit the School.

She has a Bachelor’s Degree, a Masters in Business Administration and is ACCA qualified, though not a practising accountant.  She has over 20 years business experience.

Emma’s daughter, Mia, has attended Paces since 2011 and she has seen first-hand what Paces School for CE can offer to both pupils and parents alike.  She is keen to help the Governing Body in any way possible to make the School an even more outstanding place that it is already.

She is very passionate about this as it has been a wonderful support for herself, her husband and her daughter.  Before Mia started in the Nursery they viewed several different options across Sheffield and knew immediately that Paces was the only place for her.

Before joining Paces, Jayne worked as a volunteer for Home Start, a charity that supports families and children.

She joined Paces on January 2008 and has, generally, worked with Primary and Secondary students. Although, she has also had opportunities to get involved with students from the whole school.

During her employment, she has studied and successfully qualified as a level 3 Teaching Assistant.

She hopes her role as a governor will provide her with new skills and establish ongoing support throughout Paces.

Anita Sandhal

Anita works as a teacher in a school in Sheffield and has been involved in Education for many years. She has studied education theory within both her degree and post-graduate studies and takes a keen interest in both educational practice and policy. Anita hopes that her knowledge and experience in the education sector would be an asset to the school and would support the governing body to ensure the school enable all children to excel.

Appointed:  13th July 2016  


Eva graduated from Peto Institute in 2007 as a Conductor-Teacher.

She began her career working with adults before being asked to go to Germany where she worked for one year at FortSchritt in a conductive nursery and led afternoon sessions for school aged children as well.

After moving to England in 2009, she joined Paces, working with students in both primary and secondary classes.

Eva became deputy safeguarding leader in 2017 and was elected as staff governor in Spring 2018.

Maggi has a background in administration with the Department of Work & Pensions prior to her retirement. Maggi’s grandson Jack atttends Paces on a split placement basis and she enjoys spending time with both her grandchildren.

During her past experience Maggi took a complete career break and went to Iceland (the country, not the shop!) to work various jobs including fish factory, nursing home and hospital whilst attending evening classes and attempting to learn the Icelandic language.

Having witnessed the caring and dedication of staff and parents at Paces, she is passionate in participating to its continued success.