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The Beaconsfield School A specialist Arts College


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 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 Fisher
    Chair of Governors
  • Natasha Foligno
    Vice Chair of Governors
  • Paula Hashmi
    Chair of Finance & Operations Committee
  • Felicity Poole
    Chair of People & Personnel Committee
  • Patrick Wimble
    Parent Governor
  • James Roberts
    Parent Governor
  • Sohko Fujimoto
    Community Governor
  • Steve Smith
    Community Governor
  • Paul Harwood
    Community Governor

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: office@beaconsfield.school addressed to the governor you wish to contact.
By Email: chairofgovernors@beaconsfield.school for the Chair of Governors.
By Post: Addressed to the school c/o Headteacher’s PA, marked private and confidential.


  Appointed by From
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)

Aman Aujla Appointed by GB/Board 3 Nov 2021 28 June 2023
Sally West Appointed by GB/Board
3 May 2022 17 July 2023
Richard Rhodes Appointed by GB/Board 12 Dec 2022 12 June 2023
Louise Earnshaw Elected by parents 3 Nov 2021 8 Oct 2023
Stavinder Buttar Elected by parents 12 Oct 2022 18 Oct 2023


J Fisher P Hashmi
N Foligno F Poole
P Wimble Fujimoto
S Smith C Legg
J Roberts P Harwood


Association Documents