NAME POSITION TERM OF OFFICE                                        BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY                                          

 Anita Spires

 Chair (Interim)

02/10/2020 - 01/10/2024

Anita has worked in education for the last 24 years.  After starting as a secondary English teacher, she moved into local authority school improvement where she supported across a range of primary, secondary, special and alternative provisions.  She is currently Deputy Headteacher of an alternative provision/special school. She is also a governor at another SEBMAT school.  Away from her work, and when her old bones allow, Anita enjoys playing netball; rowing; paddle-boarding; and walking her dogs.    

Mr Tom Brunson


01/09/2020 - 31/08/2024 Tom has worked in education for the past decade, after completing an undergraduate degree in Theology and Religion and a postgraduate degree in education. He has held a number of roles in schools including class teacher in several year groups, SENDCo and Deputy Headteacher. In addition to these roles, he also completed work for a local authority, helping to improve other local schools. He joined Colnbrook Primary School in September 2020 as Headteacher and he is passionate about enabling all children to achieve their potential. In his spare time he enjoys travelling around the world as well as walking his dog.

Fr Darcy Chesterfield-Terry  

Community Governor 

19/11/2019 - 18/11/2023

Darcy is the vicar for Colnbrook and Datchet. Before taking on this role, Darcy completed a curacy in central Portsmouth and trained at Oxford University/Ripon College Cuddesdon. Prior to ordination, Darcy spent six years as a Police Community Support Officer in Hampshire Constabulary, He also has a degree in Civil Engineering. Darcy is a Governor in two other Church of England schools (in Datchet). Darcy is chaplain to the Mayor of Slough as well as padre for the RAF Cadet Squadron in Windsor.

Mrs Frances Whiteman

Staff Governor

19/05/2020 - 18/05/2024

Frances has worked at Colnbrook C of E Primary School for the last 17 years. In that time she has had several different roles and has worked in every year group, including the Learning Resource Base and Early Years. Her current role is Cover Supervisor.  In her spare time she enjoys travel, reading and swimming.

Mrs Laura Collins

Governor 24/06/2019 - 23/06/2023  

Parent Governor


Ms Nora Afraoui

Directors' Appointment 01/09/2020 - 31/08/2024

Nora has worked in education for the last 11 years. She is currently Head of English and Literacy coordinator at a SEBMAT secondary school in Slough. She is passionate about developments in teaching and learning pedagogy. Her hobbies include painting and reading. 

Mr Robert Weeks

Directors' Appointment  01/09/2020 - 31/08/2024

Robert is an Educational Researcher for the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) and after six years serving on the PCC of a local church, he has joined the school governors with an interest in RE and SIAMS.

Mr Chris Ward

Directors' Appointment 01/09/2020 - 31/08/2024

Christopher is a Primary Teacher and Mathematics subject leader with experience of Senior Leadership.  He has worked in Primary education for the past 7 years, having previously enjoyed a challenging but rewarding career in youth and community works.  His education ideology is based on schools being the fulcrum of communities and placing the holistic needs of children at its core.  His passion for education is matched only by his passions for cricket, the outdoors and raising his own family! He feels fortunate to have the opportunity to help Colnbrook be the best version of itself.

Alan Byrne

Clerk to Governors

14/09/2020  Alan's background is in Banking and finance where he worked for many years.
Prior to joining SEBMAT and Clerk to the governors at Colnbrook, he was clerk to the governors at a school in Windsor. 

He enjoys travelling, reading, rugby and football. 


No members of the governing body have declared a relevant business or pecuniary interest of connected party transaction that requires declaration.

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Vineeta Roberts Parent Governor 20/03/2018 - 02/07/2020

Rebecca Elizabeth Ivers        

 Chair of Governors         

18/04/2017 - 31/08/2020
Hannah Gates Headteacher 01/09/2019 - 31/08/2020
Louise Clarke Deputy Headteacher 01/09/2019 - 31/08/2020
Celia Barker Staff Governor 01/09/2016 - 31/08/2020
Patrycja Krzeminska-Kuna Parent Governor 01/09/2020 - 02/12/2020
Jackie Eady Governor 01/09/2017 - 07/03/2021

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