Governors

‚ÄčThere are currently 14 members of the School Governing Body. The Governors come from all sections of the community: parents, staff (including the Headteacher at the school), the business world, representatives of local councils and education authority. 

The role of the Governors is to work with the Headteacher and Senior Leadership Team in the strategic leadership and management of the school, setting and managing budgets, overseeing staffing and ensuring the Health and Safety of the school premises.  The responsibility for the internal organisation and day to day running of the school lies with the Headteacher.

Much of the Governors work is undertaken by smaller groups working in committees who then feed back their recommendations to the half-termly full Governors meeting. Additional meetings are held as and when required. The governing body sub-committees include Strategy, Finance/Premises, Staffing, Curriculum and Data.

By working in partnership with the Headteacher, staff, parents and the Local Education Authority, the Governors are able to ensure that Robertswood School provides the best learning environment for our pupils.

If you wish to contact the Governing Body, this can be done by emailing us at governors@robertswood.org or by handing in a letter to the school office addressed to the Chair of Governors.


Governor /

Type of governor

 

Background

Mrs Isobel Darby

Local Authority

Isobel is a practising accountant and local councillor with three children who all attended Robertswood.  Her interests are community focused, in particular the more vulnerable, and she is passionate about education.

Mrs Emmeline Davison

Deputy Head Co-opted

Emmeline joined Robertswood in 2010 as Deputy Head. She has worked in Buckinghamshire schools for 14 years.

Emmeline lives with her husband and two children in Berkshire.

Mr Paul Kite

Co-opted

Paul has had 2 children at Robertswood. He is an experienced solicitor in private practice and an avid supporter of Robertswood Rangers FC.

Mrs Sally Parkin

Co-opted

Sally has had children at Robertswood since 2000. 

Mrs Erica Penman

Co-opted

Chair of Governors

Erica has recently retired after 20 years working in the sixth form sector as teacher, Head of Year and Assistant Principal.  She has three grown up children and two grandchildren.

Mr Eddie Richings

Headteacher

Staff

With a career spanning twenty years in primary school education, Robertswood represents his second headship. He has worked in several different education authorities including Slough, Papua New Guinea and Hillingdon, but has spent the last decade in Buckinghamshire; The Stoke Poges School, Chenies and now Robertswood. He lives in Chalfont St Peter with my wife, Caroline, and two children, Grace and Connie.

Mrs Nitu Chawhan

Staff

Nitu joined Robertswood School in 2009. She is the bursar for the school and has completed the Certificate of School Business Manager course.

Nitu lives in Chalfont St Peter with her husband Praveen and 2 children: Yash and Rea.

Mr James Wheatcroft

Co-opted

James currently has 2 children at Robertswood.  James is a qualified accountant and works at a large science-based company.

 

James has lived in Chalfont St Peter since 2012 and his interests include cycling and running.

Mr Daniel Woodhead

Co-opted

Dan currently has 2 children at the school and is also involved with coaching at Robertswood Rangers during the football season. His hobbies are predominantly sporting based although with less and less spare time that is more watching than playing. He has run the Reading half marathon for the last 3 years. His working background is in Supply Chain and his current role is heading up S&OP Planning in a European drinks packaging business.

Mrs Penny Ford

Staff

Penny joined Robertswood in 2011 as a Learning Support Assistant. She undertook her teacher training at Robertswood and has been a dedicated teacher here since 2013. She currently lives in Loudwater with her husband Mark. 

Mrs Elaine Pope

Parent

Elaine has 2 children at Robertswood.  She has worked in local government for 12 years in a number of different roles including project management and working on the Councils improvement programme. 

She currently works in the learning and development team with a specific focus on Leadership and Management Development. Elaine is passionate about enabling others to reach their potential.

Mrs Sushil

Rishiraj

Parent

Sushil has recently moved to Chalfont St Peter and has a daughter at Robertswood. She also has a younger daughter under school age. Sushil has a background within the scientific industry as well as in secondary education as a Science teacher.


She has a passion to ensure all children access and build on their own personal strengths both academically and personally.

Mr Matt

James

Parent

 Matt James is the Development Director at the ISEH. His role is to increase the awareness of the Institute and what it can offer, with the ultimate aim of delivering world-class research, education and clinical expertise in sport and exercise medicine, along with delivering initiatives to improve the health of the nation.

Matt works closely with a range of partners, including professional sporting organisations and National Governing Bodies, and the diverse range of organisations involved in public health. He also leads on developing brand and sponsorship partnerships.

Matt is passionate about sport and has extensive National Governing Body experience from grass-roots through to performance level and had previously worked in the financial sector and commercial sport.
 

Mr Trevor

Greenhalgh

Parent

Trevor currently has a son in Robertswood school in the  nursery, a daughter that is below school age and has lived in Chalfont St Peter since 2015. Trevor's professional background is in construction for residential and commercial clients across London. Specialising in project management of large scale regeneration projects, his passion is the provision of high quality new build homes for all. 

 

   

 

For governor responsibilities please follow the link below;
 
 
 
 
Clerk to Full Governing Body of Robertswood School
Buckinghamshire County Council
Easton Street
High Wycombe
Bucks HP11 1NH