Governors' Roles & Responsibilities

Type of Governor: Skills Governor
Responsibilities: Chair of Governors, Early Years, Performance Management, Pupil Premium
Interests: Libby has been chair of Governors at Chenies for over 5 years. She has a background in both finance management and in running a chain of nursery schools. She enjoys travel and lived for 5 years in
New Zealand. Her interests includecooking and her 2 dogs.

Modupe Smith

Type of Governor: Skills Governor
Responsibilities: Vice Chair of Governors, Data Protection, Equality, Science & PSHE
Interests: I am a qualified barrister specialising in Criminal and Civil law who teaches student barristers. I enjoy baking and family time.

Jeremy Ryman

Type of Governor: Skills Governor
Link Role: Health & Safety
Interests: Jeremy brings expertise in company management and skills in local matters as he has served as a County Councillor, District Councillor and Parish Councillor. His interests include his family, gardening, the arts and architecture.

Joanna Whale

Type of Governor: Parent Governor
Responsibilities: Specialist dyslexia, dyscalculia & SEN teacher

Judith Palfreman

Type of Governor: Skills Governor
Responsibilities: Safeguarding, Educational Visits, Literacy
Interests: Judith is a retired teacher who spent over 20 years working at Chenies. She knows the school and its strengths very well. Judith supports the school in running school educational visits along with musical events and productions.

Nicola Ruddle

Type of Governor: Skills Governor
Responsibilities: Development Governor & Numeracy
Interests: Nicola started her working career as an economist focussing on education in developing countries. She currently works as an evaluator at the Office for Students. Nicola enjoys family life with her children and the theatre.

Rebecca Sutherland

Type of Govenor: Headteacher

Tracey Dowsing

Type of Governor: Skills Governor
Responsibilities: Performance Management, Recruitment, SEN, School Budget
Interests: Tracey is an ex-Primary school Headteacher and has worked in over 6 schools, 2 of which are in Bucks. She has interests and skills in school leadership, Special Educational Needs and financial management. Her personal interests include travel, walking, baking and her pets.