Foundation Governors

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. 
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.
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.  
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.
I'm married to Helen and we have three children at school in Marlow, all of whom have passed through Sandygate.  Before moving to Marlow, I have lived in the Midlands, Wales, Oxford, London and Reigate.  My day job is being Team Rector at All Saints' Church and I'm also a governor of the Holy Trinity & Little Marlow School Federation.  When not at governing body meetings, I enjoy mountain biking, sailing and playing football (in the garden).
I have been a Foundation Governor at Sandygate 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. 
I am a Foundation Governor, Chair of the Teaching & Learning committee and Safeguarding Governor. I have been a governor since summer 2014. I have one 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 Y5 at a local school. I have been in education all my working life and have taught from R to Y7 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 learnt a lot, as well as, I hope, bringing some of my own expertise to the role. 


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