The Governing Body of the school is made up of the Senior Leadership Team, Parents, Staff, Local Authority & Community Representatives and Observers.
Chaired by Mr McEvoy, the governors are subdivided into committees that focus on individual aspects of the school operations
- Teaching and Learning
- People and Personnel
- Finance and Operations
Meet the Governors
James McEvoyChair of Governors
I became a school parent Governor in 2013 before being enrolled as a community Governor in 2017 and now proudly the Chair. I have a strong background and passion for Public Safety and Safeguarding.
I joined the Metropolitan Police in 1991. The majority of my service was served in Detective roles at ranks between Constable and Inspector including periods in covert policing, dealing with serious and complex crime and leading on Safeguarding
Retired in 2020, I now focus on supporting the things that mean most to me which include family, friends, being physically active in sport and volunteering at The Beaconsfield School.
Jo FisherVice Chair of Governors and Chair of Teaching and Learning Committee
Vice Chair of Governors and Chair of Teaching and Learning Committee. Member of People and Personnel and Finance and Operations Committees.
I am a parent governor with two daughters. I have lived in Beaconsfield for 14 years, before which I lived in Somerset and Edinburgh. I grew up in Scotland, where I obtained a degree in Marketing Management. Before setting up my own Business and Marketing Strategy Consultancy, I worked in various Marketing and Sales roles in large corporate retailers like Timberland and Clarks Shoes.
I am passionate about education and the right that all children have to the best education available, regardless of their starting point, background or academic ability. I firmly believe that there is a path for every child, and them finding what they are good at is key to igniting their passion in learning, and that this comes from supportive teachers who can nurture, encourage and challenge to see the potential in every child
I love cycling, skiing and travel, and when not working you will find me with my family enjoying these passions together.
Peter TangHead Teacher, Member of Teaching & Learning, People & Personnel, Finance & Operations Committee
Peter is born and bred in High Wycombe and has fond childhood memories of Bekonscot Model Village.
His interest in a career in education began after he supported a local primary school when he was in Year 12 and saw the huge potential that teachers have to help others. Peter's education career history includes study visits to New York, to see Charter Schools, and New Zealand to see Restorative Justice practices, and he has interned at The Department for Education. Peter has a degree from The University of Manchester in Economics and Politics, and he has a Masters in Teaching and Learning from the Institute of Education.
A father of three, Peter loves reading, cooking and following Tottenham Hotspur in his spare time.
Natasha FolignoVice Chair of Teaching and Learning Committee. Member of People and Personnel Committee. Link Governor for Staff Leadership, Development and Well-being.
I am a parent governor with two children at local schools, with my daughter attending TBS. I have been part of the Beaconsfield community for 16 years, after spending most of my adult life in London; where I gained my degree in French, and subsequently built my career in Media; working for international film and TV companies, such as Disney, Sony and - most recently - Amazon Prime Video. My roles have focused on Operations, Business Strategy and Execution, and People Development, and I am enjoying learning how I can use some of these skills to support our school.
My decision to become a governor at TBS was driven by a keen interest in how education is evolving to ensure our children can take advantage of the opportunities and adapt to the challenges of our rapidly changing world. I fervently believe that every child can be successful whatever their starting point and feel closely aligned with the TBS approach to developing each child as an individual; providing a nurturing but stimulating environment that allows them to thrive.
I spend any spare time I have sharing my love of movies or great TV shows, as well as being an avid music fan - I will forever be trying to educate my children in what good music sounds like!
Nicole WagnerVice Chair of People and Personnel Committee, Member of Teaching and Learning Committee, Link Governor for Behaviour
I am a parent governor with 3 children, 2 of which are at the Beaconsfield School and I have lived in the area most of my life. I have a chemistry degree and worked in research and development for a number of years before moving into Financial Services as a strategy and change consultant.
Our years in secondary education are some of the most formative years in our life and the experiences and opportunities we have during that time shape the person that we become as well as the career we go on to have. The ethos of the Beaconsfield school, to develop the potential in all, whatever their starting point, background, interests and talents, is one that I passionately believe in and I want to support the school in its mission to deliver the best quality education and support available.
I love theatre, travelling and spending quality time with my family and friends
Aman AujlaCommunity Governor, Member of Maths and Science Committee
I am a community governor and have two daughters - one at primary school and one at secondary school.
Since graduating with a Mathematics degree from Loughborough University, I qualified as a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries and have built up extensive experience in the pensions industry, with a good understanding of economics and financial risk management.
I recognise the importance of an engaged parent and staff community and am committed to using my skills and experience to support the Governing board in creating a school environment where children can thrive and be the best that they can be. Together we can help the children build their confidence, ready to tackle any challenges that come their way.
When I am not working, my girls keep me busy - who are always working on their persuasion skills to convince me our family needs a dog!
Louise EarnshawParent Governor
I am a parent governor with two daughters and have lived in Wooburn Green for the majority of my life. I studied in the North East with a degree in Environmental Technology and a Masters in Waste Management.
I am passionate about sustainability and the environment and worked for nearly 20 years for Suez, before setting up my own Business Development and Tendering company during lockdown.
Having had one daughter transition through school, I have witnessed first-hand the incredible support academically and pastorally provided by the whole team. How each pupil is recognised as an individual and how the school focuses on `realising the potential in all'
The aims of the school align with my personal values, and I feel connected to many of the students as they are from my local community. I now have time and flexibility and a desire to use my training in mental health, coaching and mentoring to support young people in the realisation that anything is possible.
In my spare time, I enjoy outdoor exercise, dog walking and spending time with the family.
Gemma HeavenParent Governor, Teaching & Learning, SEND Development Link.
I joined The Beaconsfield governing board as a parent governor in March 2020, just prior to the first wave of the COVID pandemic. This was a very challenging, but fascinating time to join our board and to be involved in the dynamically changing environment we all found ourselves in.
I took a career break from project management and training in 2013. This allowed me the scope to focus on caring for my youngest son who has a chronic medical condition. With a dramatic change to our family life, I proceeded to pursue a role that would support me both to work and fulfil my role as a carer. I found myself in a position at a local grammar school working in the SEND department, and this is where I discovered my passion for celebrating difference and a desire to help all students aim high and achieve in an inclusive educational environment. Since then, I have continued to develop my knowledge and skills in this area through working with many students with a plethora of differences to navigate daily school life and become happy, confident young people who love learning.
I firmly believe that all students should be given opportunities and be nurtured in a way that enables them to develop as rounded individuals and build resilience through a variety of experiences, both educational and extra-curricula. Such opportunities are created by strong leadership, talented teachers and dedicated staff, all of which I have witnessed at The Beaconsfield School.
In my downtime I enjoy cooking, baking, drawing, painting and crafting (though rarely have time for the latter three). I also love discovering new board games with my family and have learned to love the world of Marvel through my boys' enthusiasm!
Melanie SmithStaff Governor, Teaching & Learning, Safeguarding
I am a staff Governor and worked as a TA in the Learning Support Department since 2019 and will be the Sixth Form Administrator from January 2022.
Working directly with the students has been one of my greatest achievements, there is much to be gained from helping students reach their potential.
I'm a mum of 3 children, the eldest of which attended TBS until leaving Year 13 in July '21. My middle child will be attending TBS from September this next year.
Being a mum of a recent sixth former opened my eyes to the labyrinth that is deciding what do after you leave school and i look forward to helping our students to decide on where they want to go next. In my downtime I love to read, watch movies, and paint canvases and murals.
Each committee meets termly and reports back to the meeting of the Full Governing Body. The Governing body consists of 17 Governors
The Trustees Of The Beaconsfield School Are Required To Complete An Annual Declaration Of Pecuniary Interests. Copies Of These Declarations Are Inspected Annually By The Appointed Auditors.
Signed in the Autumn Term of 2020/2021 there were no interests declared. If there are, in the future, any interests then a register of these would be attached below.
Any interests declared in meetings will be minuted and basic details added below.
To contact the Governing Body:
By Email: email@example.com addressed to the governor you wish to contact.
By Email: firstname.lastname@example.org for the Chair of Governors.
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