Foundation Governors

  • Mr Gareth Bradley-Sessions

    Governor Development, Safeguarding

    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

    Chair of Governors, Performance Management

    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 daughters 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.

  • Rev Kenneth Claassen

    Health & Safety, Early Years

    We moved as a family from South Africa in 2017 and we now call Marlow home. We love our community and the people of our town. I have been a Christian Minister for 16 years and I am the Minister at Marlow Baptist Church. I am married to Vera and we have a son, Harry. In my spare time I just love spending time with my family and especially walking in Higginson Park. I am privileged to be a Foundation Governor as I believe that Sandygate Church of England Infant School provides such a wonderful education for young children.

  • Mrs Julia Eustace

    I moved to Marlow back in 2007 in order to be walking distance from Marlow Rowing Club where I was in the senior women’s squad. Although my competitive rowing days are behind me I’ve been lucky enough to stay in our beautiful town. I am mum to 3 children, 2 of whom are currently in Sandygate with the youngest at Teatimers, and I am a solicitor with over 13 years post qualification experience, previously in litigation and now as an in house lawyer for an international pharmaceutical manufacturer.

  • Mrs Helen Gallop

    Early Years

    I am a Foundation Governor and started in September 2019. I am married with two children and my eldest daughter attends Sandygate. I work on the Admissions and Performance committee. I previously worked as a neurological physiotherapist in the NHS for 10 years.

  • Mrs Kate McNeil

    Chair of T&L Committee, Pupil Premium, Performance Management, Green Flag, Rights Respecting Schools

    I am a Foundation Governor and started in September 2016. My younger daughter is at Marlow C of E Infant School and I have an older daughter, who went through Sandygate and is now at Holy Trinity. I work as a family Photographer based in Marlow, and prior to this I worked in Human Resources for 16 years, working in small start-up businesses through to large global organisations.

  • Rev Roland Slade

    ex-officio Governor, RE, Collective Worship

    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.

  • Mrs Joanna White


    I have lived in Marlow for 6 years and my 2 girls have been through Sandygate and my youngest, Jasper has just started. I believe this school gives children such a positive, wonderful, nurturing start in their learning journey and I look forward to giving back and offering some of my time, experience and passion for teaching to the Governing board. Before children, I taught in the primary sector for 9 years where I was in charge of English, PSHE and introduced Emotional Literacy and Values Education to schools. Prior to that, I worked in Marketing for 5 years. I am a Foundation Governor on the Admissions and Promotions committee, helping with 'Nurture'.