Welcome to The Beaconsfield School website, where we hope you will be able to see the enthusiasm, sense of achievement and pride that our students enjoy in their everyday life at The Beaconsfield School.
The Beaconsfield School Governing Body is committed to ensuring that all our students have the best possible start in life. Working with the Headteacher and her team, we are responsible for setting the vision, ethos and strategic direction of the school. We are also responsible for challenging and monitoring the school's performance and ensuring effective management of the way resources are used, so that we know money is being well spent.
We take these responsibilities very seriously, actively asking informed questions at our regular committee and link meetings, understanding the data presented to us, making regular visits to the school and keeping up to date with good practice in other schools. We are personally committed to high achievement and keep ourselves updated through regular governor training.
Chaired by Jo Fisher, the governors are subdivided into committees that focus on individual aspects of the school operations
Teaching and Learning
People and Personnel
Finance and Operations
We have a range of specialist skills, for example in business strategy, education, finance and project management, that we use to benefit the school, through our support for the Acting Headteacher and staff. As people who live locally, we provide a link between the school and our community.
We all work together, as volunteers, to ensure that every student at The Beaconsfield School has as many opportunities as possible to achieve and succeed.
Meet the Governors
Jo FisherChair of Governors
Â Chair of Governors and Â Member of all committees
I am a parent governor with two daughters. I have lived in Beaconsfield for 14 years, before which I lived in Somerset and Edinburgh. I grew up in Scotland, where I obtained a degree in Marketing Management. Before setting up my own Business and Marketing Strategy Consultancy, I worked in various Marketing and Sales roles in large corporate retailers like Timberland and Clarks Shoes.
I am passionate about education and the right that all children have to the best education available, regardless of their starting point, background or academic ability. I firmly believe that there is a path for every child, and them finding what they are good at is key to igniting their passion in learning, and that this comes from supportive teachers who can nurture, encourage and challenge to see the potential in every child
I love cycling, skiing and travel, and when not working you will find me with my family enjoying these passions together.
Natasha FolignoVice Chair of Governors
I am a parent governor with two children at local schools, with my daughter attending TBS. I have been part of the Beaconsfield community for 16 years, after spending most of my adult life in London; where I gained my degree in French, and subsequently built my career in Media; working for international film and TV companies, such as Disney, Sony and - most recently - Amazon Prime Video. My roles have focused on Operations, Business Strategy and Execution, and People Development, and I am enjoying learning how I can use some of these skills to support our school.
My decision to become a governor at TBS was driven by a keen interest in how education is evolving to ensure our children can take advantage of the opportunities and adapt to the challenges of our rapidly changing world. I fervently believe that every child can be successful whatever their starting point and feel closely aligned with the TBS approach to developing each child as an individual; providing a nurturing but stimulating environment that allows them to thrive.
I spend any spare time I have sharing my love of movies or great TV shows, as well as being an avid music fan - I will forever be trying to educate my children in what good music sounds like!
Paula HashmiChair of Finance & Operations Committee
I am a Community Governor with two sons. Â I have lived in Beaconsfield all my life and both I and one of my sons attended Beaconsfield School as pupils.
I have over 10 years' experience of being a School Governor at both Primary and Secondary levels. I work in the university sector as an IT Director. The combined knowledge and experience gained in these roles, has enabled me to acquire a good understanding of leadership and management roles and duties, within an education setting.
I believe it essential that students of all abilities are helped to ââ Â¬ find their voiceââ Â¬ Â and are given the opportunity to speak up and discuss the problems they face, with confidence, in a safe and supportive environment.
When not working or being a governor, I enjoy gardening, quilt making and walking and I have completed the Thames and the Ridgeway National paths and I have completed 190 miles of the South Coast Path.
Felicity PooleChair of People & Personnel Committee
Joined July 2021
P&P and F&O Committee
Having spent 15 years working in Financial Services, where a large part of the portfolio is financing for the Public Sector, including Schools I felt I could give something back and take advantage of my Employers Volunteering scheme.
I'm a Mum to 3 Primary aged children, so I also wanted to get an insight and better understanding of the Secondary education system.
As the Founder of Holtspur Scarecrow Trail I also felt the benefit of being involved with something in the local Community
Nicole WagnerParent Governor
I am a parent governor with 3 children, 2 of which are at the Beaconsfield School and I have lived in the area most of my life. I have a chemistry degree and worked in research and development for a number of years before moving into Financial Services as a strategy and change consultant.
Our years in secondary education are some of the most formative years in our life and the experiences and opportunities we have during that time shape the person that we become as well as the career we go on to have. The ethos of the Beaconsfield school, to develop the potential in all, whatever their starting point, background, interests and talents, is one that I passionately believe in and I want to support the school in its mission to deliver the best quality education and support available.
I love theatre, travelling and spending quality time with my family and friends
Aman AujlaCommunity Governor
I am a community governor and have two daughters - one at primary school and one at secondary school.
Since graduating with a Mathematics degree from Loughborough University, I qualified as a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries and have built up extensive experience in the pensions industry, with a good understanding of economics and financial risk management.
I recognise the importance of an engaged parent and staff community and am committed to using my skills and experience to support the Governing board in creating a school environment where children can thrive and be the best that they can be. Together we can help the children build their confidence, ready to tackle any challenges that come their way.
When I am not working, my girls keep me busy - who are always working on their persuasion skills to convince me our family needs a dog!
Louise EarnshawParent Governor
I am a parent governor Â with two daughters and have lived in Wooburn Green for the majority of my life. I studied in the North East with a degree in Environmental Technology and a Masters in Waste Management.
I am passionate about sustainability and the environment and worked for nearly 20 years for Suez, before setting up my own Business Development and Tendering company during lockdown.
Having had one daughter transition through school, I have witnessed first-hand the incredible support academically and pastorally provided by the whole team. How each pupil is recognised as an individual and how the school focuses on `realising the potential in all'
The aims of the school align with my personal values, and I feel connected to many of the students as they are from my local community. I now have time and flexibility and a desire to use my training in mental health, coaching and mentoring to support young people in the realisation that anything is possible.
In my spare time, I enjoy outdoor exercise, dog walking and spending time with the family.
Patrick WimbleParent Governor
I joined the board in November 2021 as a Parent Governor. We have lived in Wooburn Green for over 10 years and both my children attend TBS.
I am a member of the Teaching and Learning and People and Personnel Committees, and link governor for staff CPD and coaching.
I was born and grew up in South Africa where I studied Hotel Management at the University of Johannesburg. In 2000 we came to live in the UK where I worked for a software company before joining InterContinental Hotels Group, spending 13 years in their head office in the UK and regional offices in Dubai and Bangkok.
In 2016, we returned to the UK where I set up my own consulting and training company, predominantly focussed on supporting the hospitality sector. I am also an executive coach, working across industries, helping people figure out what they need to do to become even more effective leaders.
I wanted to be a governor because the ethos of the school really resonates with me. My eldest has been at the school from year 7 and has really benefited from his experiences here and I wanted to use my knowledge to support the leadership team to continue to strengthen this in the coming years.
When not working I can likely be found on my bike somewhere in the Chiltern hills. I also love to travel and have a passion for wildlife photography.
James RobertsParent Governor
I became a Parent Governor in July '22, and I am the link governor for Pupil Premium.
I have lived in the area for 8 years, and have two sons in local schools, my youngest attends TBS. I was bought up in Cardiff, and went to Leeds University to study Geography. I became Â a Geography teacher and then Head of Humanities in Cardiff and west London for 16 years before leaving teaching and Â setting up Â a home-based business making and upcycling furniture.
I Â believe that my experience and Â skills Â are well-suited Â to school governance, helping the school Â to Â develop towards its goals. The Â school Â has a Â 'Good' Â OFSTED rating and I wanted to be a part of helping it Â continue to improve. All children deserve an equal chance in life, and providing a broad and balanced curriculum in schools is key to that. Â I am keen to ensure that all children are Â well-challenged Â and can achieve Â their full potential whatever their background, circumstances or SEND requirements.
I am not afraid to ask Â questions Â on behalf of the children this school serves. I Â also Â understand the importance of Â supporting Â its dedicated staff who Â work so Â hard, especially after the difficulties the whole Â community has faced over the previous few years.
In my free time, I enjoy swimming, cycling and walking, as well as gardening and of course, a bit of woodwork!
Richard RhodesCommunity Governor
Richard D Rhodes has had a career in primary education for over 20 years, starting as a class teacher before progressing through middle and senior leadership roles to Headship. With a decade's experience as a safeguarding leader, he recently joined a national children's charity to work with local primary and secondary schools to help them foster their pupils' understanding of how to address their concerns and keep themselves safe. A local Buckinghamshire resident, Richard is keen to use his safeguarding and leadership experience to support The Beaconsfield School staff in their mission to provide an excellent education in as safe an environment as possible where all are supported in order to thrive academically and in life.
Satvinder ButtarParent Governor
Â I live locally and moved into the area last year. I am a family man and my three daughters Â are attending the Beaconsfield School. I have 12 years' experience of being a Governor for a college and serving on various committees. I have also served on various boards e.g. Criminal justice, Children's Fund, Community Wellbeing, Health and Social Care.
After graduating as a Bio-Chemical Engineer and Post-Graduation in Public Administration, I have worked for private, public and voluntary sector as a senior manager. At Â present, I am working for NHS advising a number of Integrated Care Boards. Hopefully, my very wide working experience would be helpful to support the executive team with staff recruitment and Â retention, Â finance and policy development.
Each committee meets termly and reports back to the meeting of the Full Governing Body. The Governing body consists of 11 Governors.
To contact the Governing Body:
By Email: email@example.com addressed to the governor you wish to contact.
By Email: firstname.lastname@example.org for the Chair of Governors.
By Post: Addressed to the school c/o Headteacher’s PA, marked private and confidential.
|J Fisher||Appointed by Academy Members||6 July 2022|
|J McEvoy||Appointed by Academy Members||6 July 2022|
|P Henry||Appointed by Academy Members||6 July 2022|
|L Woodward||Appointed by Academy Members||6 July 2022|
Previous Members and Resignation Dates (last 12 months)
|Natasha Foligno (Member)||Appointed by foundation/Trust||21 April 2022||6 July 2022|
|Nicole Wagner (Member)||Appointed by GB/Board||23 March 2022||6 July 2022|
|Paula Hashmi||Appointed by foundation/Trust||23 June 2021||6 July 2022|
|N Foligno||P Hashmi|
|L Earnshaw||F Poole|
|P Wimble||S West|
|A Aujla||C Legg|
|J Roberts||J Fisher|
|N Wagner||R Rhodes|
- Finance and Operations TOR 2022 23 Approved
- Governance Structure 2022 23
- People and Personnel TOR 2022 23 Approved
- TBS Governor Attendance 202122
- TBS Pecuniary Interests 202223
- TBS Trustees 2022 23
- 1 Beaconsfield School Articles of Association
- Deed of Variation
- Funding Agreement TBS
- Memorandum of association 1