Foundation Governors

  • Mr Gareth Bradley-Sessions

    Governor Development, Child Protection 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

    Co-Chair of Governors, Health & Safety Governor, 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

    Foundation Governor

    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 Newfield Community 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 Kate McNeil

    Chair of A&P Committee, Pupil Premium Governor, Green Flag Governor

    I am a Foundation Governor and started in September 2016. My daughter is in Reception and I have an older daughter, who went through Sandygate and is now at Holy Trinity in Year 3. 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.

  • Mrs Helen Munday

    SEN Governor, Early Years Governor, Nurture 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 Teaching & Learning Committee, English Governor, PFA 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.

  • Rev Roland Slade

    ex-officio Governor, RE 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

    Co-chair of Governors, Science Governor, Performance Management

    I am a Foundation Governor and Co-Chair of Governors. I have been a governor for several years and School Trustee. I have 3 children, who have all been through Sandygate. 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.