Governors

‚ÄčThere are currently 16 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 been a governor at Robertswood School for the last 8 years during which time his two children both attended Robertswood.  Paul lives in Chalfont St Peter and is a solicitor in private practice.

Mrs Sally Parkin

Co-opted

Sally has had children at Robertswood since 2000 and her youngest is now in the nursery. She has a teaching background and a heart to see Robertswood staff and children flourish.

Mrs Erica Penman

Co-opted

Chair of Governors

Erica is now retired having spent 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.

Mrs Nitu C

Chawhan

Staff

Nitu joined Robertswood School in 2009. She is the Business Manager for the school. She has completed the Certificate of School Business Manager course and the Certificate in Accounting (AAT). Nitu lives in Chalfont St Peter with her husband Praveen and 2 children: Yash and Rea.

Mr Eddie 

Richings

Headteacher

  Eddie joined Robertswood in 2010. He lives in Chalfont St Peter with his wife, Caroline, and two children, Grace and Connie.

Mr James

Wheatcroft

Co-opted

James currently has 1 child at Robertswood and 1 formerly at Robertswood now in secondary school.  He is a qualified accountant and works in a financial management role at a large science-based company. James has lived in Chalfont St Peter since 2012 an his interests include cycling and running. 

Mr Daniel

Woodhead

Co-opted

Dan has 2 children at the school. He has worked in Supply Chain for over 20 years and is currently Head of Supply Chain for a Beauty Care business.
Hobbies are predominantly sporting based; he coaches a junior football team and has completed 3 half marathons.

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.  Elaine has skills, experience and expertise in psychology, learning and development, project management and  leadership development.  Elaine is the Director of Exseed where she supports businesses through learning and development initiatives.  Her role also includes the design and delivery of leadership development workshops for 8-18 year olds. 

Mrs Sushil

Rishiraj

Parent

Sushil has recently moved to Chalfont St Peter and has two daughters at Robertswood. She has a background within the scientific industry as well as in secondary education as a Science teacher. She ran the London marathon last year fro children with cancer and will be running again this year. 

Mr Matt

James

Parent

 Matt is the Development Director of the Institute of Sport Exercise and Health. He works closely with a range of partners, including professional sporting organisations, National Governing Bodies (NGB) and health. Matt is passionate about sport and has extensive NGB experience and has previously worked in the financial sector and commercial sport. His son attends the school.

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. 

Mrs Katie

Whitehouse

Parent

 

Katie is a qualified, practising HR professional.  She has worked mostly within the high-technology sector and is currently working for Sky Plc.  Her role is to partner with Senior leadership teams to identify, develop and drive strategic people plans that achieve commercial goals. 

Katie has lived in Chalfont St Peter since 2012. Her eldest child attends Robertswood Nursery School and her other son is under school age. Katie is active within the local community and plays netball for a league team.

Mr Pascal

d'Arc

Parent

Pascal is a parent with 2 children at Robertswood and lives in Chalfont St Peter with his wife Stephanie.

He is a director of a USA based high-tech company which develops innovative technologies to identify and mitigate supply chain risk. In his spare time, he enjoys cycling, climbing and spending time with his family. 

 

   

 

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