Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.
Paul Randall - Chair of Governors with the following responsibilities, Chair of Finance Personnel & Premises, Safeguarding Governor English, Spag, Phonics and PE
I first joined the Governing Board of St Mary’s in the summer of 2014, I am employed as a Materials Manger by one of Britain’s leading office furniture designers and manufacturers. Currently I am also the chair of governors at a Special School and Primary School in Buckinghamshire. I am also the current chair of the Buckinghamshire Association of School Governors; within this role I sit on Buckinghamshire Councils Side by Side Board and Buckinghamshire Councils Schools Governance Consultative Board.
Mr Bari Mujeeb
Vice Chair - Responsibility for Development, Pupil Premium, Data, Computing and Website. Linked to Year 2.
I have been a member of the governing body of St Mary’s for 6 years, first as a Parent Governor from 2012, then as a Foundation Governor from 2016.
During this time, St Mary’s has gone through many changes and I have been impressed, throughout, by the staff’s drive to innovate and improve the school, by the capacity and willingness of the children to learn, and proud of the governors’ role in this growth.
St Mary’s has achieved a lot in this period, but all of us recognise that there is more to be done. I am looking forward to being a part of this journey.
I currently hold the position of Vice Chair of the Governing Body, with areas of responsibility including:
- Governor Development (ensuring that the governing body have the breadth of skills required to support and challenge the school);
- Pupil Premium (evaluating the work of the school in raising the attainment and progress of children who qualify for pupil premium funding);
- School Data (analysing the school’s performance data to ascertain how well it is doing against its objectives for the attainment and progress of the children); &
- Computing (acting as a link between the Governing Body and the school’s Computing Leader, and monitoring the school’s delivery of this curriculum subject).
I completed the National College Leadership Development Programme for Chairs (& Vice Chairs) of Governors in 2016.
I live in Farnham Royal with my wife and two daughters. My eldest daughter recently moved on to secondary school, but my youngest still attends St Mary’s. We are foster carers for Bucks County Council. I am employed as a Risk Manager for a multinational company.
Revd. Chloe Willson-Thomas
I was ordained as a priest in 2010 in Leicester, and took up the post of Rector of St. Mary’s Church Farnham Royal in March 2020 just as the pandemic was taking hold. Prior to my ordination, I worked as a freelance classical singer and singing teacher based in the Midlands. Many of my singing pupils were children, who went on to gain impressive results in their singing exams. My previous church post was as Rector of a large and very ancient Saxon church in Northamptonshire—All Saints Brixworth, where I started up a Music Festival and ran a children’s community choir called “Singing Saints” which brought together both church and community. I was an active member of the community, and found my work as governor of the Primary School there rewarding and fulfilling. I particularly enjoyed going into the school to work with the children. I very much look forward to working with the governing body here at St. Mary’s, and the staff and pupils.
Miss Linda Bailey (Staff Governor)
Mr Preston Brooker
I have just joined the governing body in summer 2021 after being asked many times by Liz Glover! I have just become at church warden again at St. John’s Farnham Common. Having been a member of multiple school Governing Bodies, I am experienced school governor. I am Borough councilor for Langley Kedermister and a Britwell parish Councilor. I am vice chair of Britwell parish council. I was mayor of Slough 2020 to 2021. I am retired transport manager