Foundation Governors

  • Mr Gareth Bradley-Sessions

    Development Governor, Equalities & Diversity Governor

    Having moved to Marlow in 2011 with my work, my family and I quickly became active members at All Saints Church which led naturally to my 2 children attending Marlow C of E Infant School. Working in training and education management and assurance I felt I could offer some benefit to the Schools' Governing Body and am currently undertaking the role of Development Governor. My current spare time is spent reading for an MSc and doing 'Dad' things with my family.

  • Mr Adam Buckley

    Health & Safety Governor

    I’m relatively new to the Board of Governors having joined as a foundation governor in September 2016. I moved to Marlow in 2015 and live with my wife and daughter having moved from London to escape to the country. I’m a keen cricketer and love to do triathlons in my spare time. I work for a food company selling cake and sauces around the world.

  • Mrs Kate McNeil

    Sustainable Schools Governor, Pupil Premium Governor

    I am a Foundation Governor and started in September 2016. My daughter Darcey is now in Year 2 and I have another daughter, Layla, who is four and keeps me very busy! As well as being a mum I work as a maternity/newborn and family photographer, which I love! Prior to this I worked in Human Resources for 16 years, working in small start-ups through to large global businesses.

  • Mrs Helen Munday

    SEN Governor, Early Years Governor

    I have been a Foundation Governor at Marlow C of E Infant School since 2007 and I currently oversee the Special Needs provision and the Early Years Foundation Stage. I have been retired for several years but bring a lot of knowledge of the areas that I oversee after teaching for many years in Special Needs schools for children with severe learning difficulties, particularly in the nursery and early years departments which I led. I enjoy being a governor having a connection to school life as well as being free to pursue my first love of dyeing and weaving in silk and being able to visit my family in Malvern and Japan.

  • Ms Leanne Rance

    Chair of Admissions committee, English Governor

    I initially became a governor when my eldest daughter was in reception - she has since moved to Holy Trinity. My youngest daughter started Sandygate in 2016. I was appointed by the church as a Foundation Governor to help uphold the wonderful Christian ethos that Sandygate has at the heart of the school.
    I work on the Teaching and Learning committee which is responsible for keeping track of the curriculum, and data anaylsis of the children's learning to ensure excellent pupil outcome. We meet twice every term and our main goal (along with many others) is to scrutinise the progress of our childrens learning through all aspects of the curriculum. I am also the Chair of the Admissions & Promotions committe, English governor and PFA governor.

  • Rev Roland Slade

    ex officio Governor

    I moved to Marlow in 2017 to join the team of churches here and became the ex officio Governor for Marlow C of E Infant School at the beginning of 2018. This is my first post since being ordained and I spent the three years preceding ordination studying for a degree in theology at Cambridge. I am married to Caroline who is a professional musician, a passion that we both share.

  • Mr Jason Stoyel

    Vice Chair, Science Governor

    I am a Foundation Governor and Vice Chair of Governors. I have been a governor for 3 years and School Trustee for just under a year. I have 3 children, a son in Year 1 and 2 daughters at Holy Trinity. I am a member of Marlow Bridge Rotary club and, in my spare time, work for EDF Energy developing low carbon energy projects. I enjoy being childish and using my children as an excuse to explore and run riot.

  • Mrs Penny Thompson

    Chair of Teaching & Learning committee, Safeguarding Governor

    I am a Foundation Governor, Chair of the Teaching and Learning Committee and Safeguarding Governor. I have been a governor since the summer of 2014. I have a daughter who attended Marlow C of E Infant School for three years and is now at Holy Trinity. I am a teacher and am currently teaching Year 5 at a local school. I have been in education all my working life and have taught from Reception to Year 7 as well as holding various senior leadership roles. It is extremely interesting seeing the job from the 'other side' both as a parent and a governor and I have learned a lot as well as, I hope, bringing some of my expertise to the role.