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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 GOVERNOR who is 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 GOVERNOR who is appointed by the Governing Board.

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.


Anne Sweeney

I started teaching in 1975 and retired a few years ago from the post of Head at 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.


Jay Wilkinson

Having retired after 35 years at Brunel University London where I was Director of the Arts Centre, I 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 many, many 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 wellbeing of Boyne Hill in whatever way I can.


Father Jeremy Harris

I have been involved with Boyne Hill School since 2005 when I was licensed as the vicar at All Saints Church, Boyn Hill. When the church was built in 1857, it had surrounding buildings, including a school for the education of the young, curates' houses for pastoral care and Alms houses to support those in need. We, as a church community, have continued to support the three church schools of Boyne Hill Infant & Nursery, All Saints Junior and Altwood by offering assemblies, occasional classes, providing governors and sharing services in the church. Education for young people and the teachers and support staff that provide it is, in my opinion, one of the most important vocations in life. Boyne Hill School has always had the core values of thankfulness, endurance, friendship, reverence, justice and compassion at the heart of its community and it is a delight for me to play my part as a governor at this school.


Nick Keir

My middle daughter had a truly great experience at Boyne Hill and my youngest began her time here in 2021 so for me, becoming a governor is a way to help ensure that her year group and those which follow get the same excellent start in their education. My two older children are both now making their own way in life after school so I also have the benefit of their experiences to bring to the role. I wholeheartedly believe that every child should be able to enjoy their education and have the freedom to develop their own unique set of abilities, building friendships and supporting their peers along the way. I am continuing a long career in IT and telecommunications, currently as a strategic buyer, and also work as a volunteer presenter and producer in community radio.


Becki Collins

My son attended the Nursery at Boyne Hill from September 2022 and I have been exceptionally impressed with how well he settled and progressed. In September 2023, he joined one of the Reception classes. As a teacher myself, I would like to offer my broad knowledge and understanding in a different capacity to the school. Before having my children, I was an Assistant Head Teacher with a passion for the early years, phonics and analysing data across the school where I worked. I would therefore like to use these skills to help Boyne Hill continue to thrive and always be the best it can be.


Emma Franks

I have been a Key Stage teacher at Boyne Hill since 2013 but have had connections with the school for over 20 years. My three children all came to the school, I was a Parent Governor from 2002-2009, I have worked as a lunchtime care assistant, one to one Learning Support Assistant and Teaching Assistant. I completed my teacher training at Boyne Hill under the expert mentorship of Jane Davies and jumped at the chance to work here as a teacher. Boyne Hill feels like family to me and being a governor enables me to help and support the school to continue being the amazing place for children to grow and learn. I am subject leader for Physical Education and Music and am passionate about both. In my spare time I enjoy running, power walking and going to music concerts.


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 one to one 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 Board 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, power walking, gardening and reading and of course spending as much time as possible with my family.


Marianna James

I have been involved with Boyne Hill since my son joined the Nursery more than 27 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!


None of our Governors have governance roles in other educational institutions.

Details of our Governing Board 

GovernorCategoryAppointing Body & Date of AppointmentTerm of Office EndCommitteeResponsibilityBusiness InterestRelationship to Staff MemberAttendance at FGB meetings Sept '22-Aug '23Date stepped down from Governing Board
Mr Paul BaxterLocal Authority

Local Authority

January 2016


Governing Board (Chair)

Finance & Premises

Teaching & Learning






Mrs Anne SweeneyFoundation

Oxford Diocesan Board of Education

March 2014


Governing Board

(Vice Chair)

Teaching & Learning (Chair)

•Foundation Links (Church)

•Pupil Premium




Mrs Jay Wilkinson

Foundation up to July 2021


Co-opted from Sept 2021

(Oxford Diocesan Board of Education

July 2016)


Boyne Hill School


Governing Board

Teaching & Learning

Finance & Premises


 •Safeguarding & Child Protection

•Health & Safety




Fr Jeremy HarrisFoundation

Oxford Diocesan Board of Education

March 2022


Governing Board

Teaching & Learning

Religious Education




Mrs Amy LovellParent


September 2019


Governing Board 

Teaching & Learning


Website Monitoring


Mrs Becki CollinsParent


September 2023


Governing Board 

Teaching & Learning


Website Monitoring


Mr Nick KeirParent


December 2021


Governing Board 

Teaching & Learning


Design & Technology

Mrs Jane DaviesHead Teacher


September 2013


Governing Board

Teaching & Learning

Finance & Premises

Whole SchoolNoneNone7/7N/A
Mrs Emma FranksTeacher


September 2019




Governing Board

Teaching & Learning (Vice Chair)

Physical Education