Governors

 

NAME POSITION TERM OF OFFICE                                        BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY                                          

Mr Blair Murray-Cusati

Chair 

Co-opted Governor

23/09/2021 - 22/09/2025

Blair has worked in education since 2006. He is a teacher of Economics and Politics and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead in his current school and previously was a Head of Department in a large Sixth Form College in Cambridge (2012-2016) and a Jewish faith school in London (2008-2012). Before this he taught in Scotland. His particular interests in education include the relationship between emotions and learning, student wellbeing and mental health, educational psychology, resource design, learning principles in video game design, and safeguarding and child protection. His hobbies include running, reading and cinema.

Mr Tom Brunson

Headteacher

 

Ex-officio 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

Vice Chair

Safeguarding Link Governor

24/06/2019 - 23/06/2023

Laura trained as a PE teacher and is now Assistant Headteacher and Designated Safeguarding Lead at a school in Ascot. She has worked in education for 15 years and has a great passion for safeguarding the welfare of children, ensuring all have access to a high quality education and developing lifelong learning habits. Laura has 2 children who are primary aged and enjoys spending time with them, travelling and keeping active.

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 

RE/SIAMS Link Governor

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

SEND & Inclusion Link Governor

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.

Mrs Moji Oyekan Directors' Appointment  21/06/2021 - 20/06/2025  
Mr Szymon Krol Parent Governor 08/07/2021 - 07/07/2025

Szymon is new to school governing. He is looking forward to working with Colnbrook C. of E. Primary School's Senior Leadership Team to make children's educational journey better.

He enjoys travelling and watching documentaries.

Ms Susan Smith Parent Governor 08/07/2021 - 07/07/2025

Sue is a Social Care Worker for Adults with Physical Disabilities and has been for 10+ years. She has previously worked as a Lunch Supervisor in a primary school and wanted to join Colnbrook C. of E. as a Parent governor to learn new skills and contribute.

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.

To contact the Chair of Governors, please send your correspondence to the school office or email to mail@colnbrookprimary.com, marked for the attention of Mr Blair Murray Cusati.

LEAVERS:

NAME POISTION TERM OF OFFICE
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
Anita Spires Interim Chair of Governors 02/10/2020 - 16/07/2021

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