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Our School Governors

The governing board are responsible for the strategic direction of our school. They have to make sure that all statutory obligations for pupils and staff are met.

At our school we have five types of governor:

FOUNDATION GOVERNORS who are elected by the Parish Church Council.

PARENT GOVERNORS who are elected by parents and carers of pupils at our school.

STAFF GOVERNORS who are elected by staff at our school.

LOCAL AUTHORITY GOVERNOR who is nominated by the Local Authority of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead.

CO-OPTED GOVERNORS who are appointed by the Governing Body.

Picture 1 Carlotta Marshall - Chair
Picture 2 Jane Davies - Head Teacher
Picture 3 Deborah Firth - Staff
Picture 4 Anne Sweeney - Foundation
Picture 5 Paul Baxter - Local Authority
Picture 6 David Mason - Parent
Picture 7 Melanie Walker - Parent
Picture 8 Jay Wilkinson - Foundation
Picture 9 Marianna James - Clerk

Carlotta Marshall

I have been a Governor at Boyne Hill School for more than 10 years. I have been Chair of the Finance Committee, Chair of the Teaching and Learning Committee, Vice-Chair of the Full Governing Body and am currently Chair of Governors. What drives my involvement and commitment is seeing the children being happy to learn, enjoying their time, feeling safe and striving in every aspect of their life. I have been, throughout the years, very proud of the achievements of our children and of our school and I know that together we can all make the difference for the children of Boyne Hill School.

Jane Davies

My involvement with Boyne Hill began in 2001 when my daughter joined the Nursery. I was a regular voluntary helper in the Nursery and then joined the Key Stage One staff team as a 1:1 Learning Support Assistant. My passion for teaching and the amazing support of the then Head Teacher enabled me to follow the Graduate Teacher Programme in 2002 and I was then employed as a Year 1 teacher in 2003. I joined the Governing Body in 2009 when I became Deputy Head and now as Head Teacher from 2013. I feel very honoured and very proud to be part of such an amazing school with such supportive staff and governors.

Outside of school, my interests include running, gardening and reading and of course spending as much time as possible with my family.

Deborah Firth

I am a teacher in Foundation Stage 2 at Boyne Hill, as well as being an Assistant Head Teacher. Several years ago, when our Nursery first opened, I was a Foundation Governor but re-joined the Governing Body in September 2013 as a Staff Governor. I am a member of the Teaching and Learning Committee and attend all Full Governing Body meetings. Although the role of the school governor has changed over recent years, the focus is still on supporting and developing our wonderful school, now and for the future.

I am an active member of our local church and subject leader for Religious Education at Boyne Hill so I work closely with the Diocese to ensure that our distinctive Christian ethos and values are embedded throughout the school.

On a personal level, I love singing, walking and going to the theatre as well as knitting and sewing.

Anne Sweeney

I have been teaching since 1975 and am currently Head of Coworth Flexlands school in Surrey. I have been a member of All Saints Church for around 20 years and this link led me to becoming a Foundation Governor at Boyne Hill in 2013 when the role was advertised in Church. I believe that an excellent school like Boyne Hill gives children the very best start in life.

Paul Baxter

Now retired after working in a range of industries from airlines to healthcare, I was appointed as a governor in December 2015. Education is the key to success in life and it is crucial that children get off to a good start in their educational 'careers'. I believe that if you enjoy learning, you never stop learning. Boyne Hill has a superb reputation for doing its best and I am excited by the opportunity to contribute to maintaining and developing that success.

David Mason

I became a Parent Governor at Boyne Hill four years ago and am now Chair of the Finance Committee. I have two daughters; one who has now left Boyne Hill and one who is in Year 1. I joined the Governing Body in order to support the strategic direction of the school.

Melanie Walker

I joined the Governing Body in October 2014 as a Parent Governor. I feel that I can bring my management experience, commitment and my enthusiasm to work with the existing team to ensure that Boyne Hill continues to be the best it can be for all our children. My youngest son is in Year 1 here while my oldest is studying for his A levels at a local senior school.

Jay Wilkinson

Having retired recently, after 35 years at Brunel University London where I was Director of the Arts Centre, I have returned to my roots as a flute teacher. As the daughter of a teacher and the mother of two grown-up children, education and the love of learning have always  been central to my life. My church connections are primarily with Littlewick Green, near Maidenhead,  where my husband has been organist for 36 years. 
When I first walked into Boyne Hill, I was deeply impressed by the joy of the children in their school, their confidence in each other and in those teaching and looking after them. I hope to be able to contribute to the well-being of Boyne Hill in whatever way I can.  

Marianna James

I have been involved with Boyne Hill since my son joined the Nursery nearly 20 years ago. I then became a Parent Governor and have been employed here since 1998. I initially worked as a 1:1 Support Assistant then moved to the school office in 2000 and took on the role of Clerk to the Governing Body at the same time.

The school is a huge part of my life and I cannot imagine working anywhere else. The children put a smile on my face every day and some of them even think I live here!