Foundation Governors

Adam Buckley
I’m new to the Board of Governors having joined as a foundation governor on the Finance and People committee. I moved to Marlow last year 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. 
 
 
  
 
Kate McNeil
I am a Foundation Governor and have just started in the post as of September 2016!  My daughter Darcey is now in Year 1 and I have another daughter, Layla, who is nearly three and keeps me very busy!  As well as being a mum I work as a Newborn Photographer - photographing babies aged between 5-12 days old, which I love!  - but prior to this I worked in HR for 16 years, working in small start-ups through to large global businesses.  
 
 
 
 
 
Jason Stoyel
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 reception, daughter in Year 2 and my eldest daughter 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.  
 
   
 
 
 
 
Leanne Rance
 
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 English governor and PFA governor.
 
Revd Dave Bull
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).
 
 
  
Helen Munday 
I have been a Foundation Governor at Sandygate School for 9 years where I 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. 
 
 
Penny Thompson

I am a Foundation Governor, Vice Chair of Governors, Chair of the Admissions and Promotions Committee and Safeguarding Governor. I have been a governor for 2.5 years. I have one daughter who attended Marlow C of E Infant School for three years and is now in Year 3 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. 

 

Glynis Simons