Governor Profiles

Libby Wilson

(Chair of Governors)


(EYFS, Pupil Premium, Swimming and Achievement for All)

Libby has been a Chenies Governor for 2 and a half years.

She was brought up in Beaconsfield and still has most of her family living in and around South Bucks.

Libby owns two nurseries in Buckinghamshire - the Chilterns Montessori Nursery in Seer Green, and The Railway Nursery near Olney (North Bucks).

Prior to owning nursery schools Libby worked as an internal finance director for a Big 4 accountancy and later as Business Manager for one of the Top 10 Law firms.  Her decision to move into nurseries was prompted by the birth of her only child who is now 11.  She was keen to be involved in education and also needed a business that would allow her the flexibility to be at the school gate.

Libby became a governor because she is passionate about education.  She has taken on the roles of Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) governor, Pupil Premium (PP) and Achievement for All (A4A) Governor for Chenies, and is also on our Finance and Schools committees.

Judith Palfreman

(Literacy, Safeguarding, Special Education Needs and Educational Visits)

Judith has been a governor for around 30 years. She was the first teacher governor at Chenies School when the post was introduced and has been a governor ever since. Judith retired a number of years ago but still loves being involved in the school and its activities. She is passionate for the school to do well and be respected in the community; it is a privilege to see the children thrive and grow in confidence as they are nurtured in the Chenies environment.

Judith is proud to have been born in Yorkshire where she spent her first 22 years. She attended Sheffield University for 4 years, completing a BA(Econ) and Dip Ed. She went on to do a B Phil Ed, a modular degree aligned to the needs of the school, while teaching at Chenies.

Judith began teaching secondary geography in Huddersfield and Nottingham, then did 23 years at Chenies as a class teacher and became the Deputy head. Teaching is a challenging career, but life at Chenies was wonderful, just like a large family.

Judith lives with her husband. Together they have one son and two daughters, all married with 10 children between them – keeping them very busy!

Judith has a wide range of interests - Church, Choir, Shamblers (a walking group), swimming, running a holiday club, Detonate, which is the highlight of her year as well as going on holiday. Catering seems to play a large part in several of these activities!

Judith is on our Schools Committee and has taken on the roles of Safeguarding governor, Special Education Needs (SEN) governor and Music governor for Chenies.