Governor Biographies - Swanbourne
Kaye Rudd - Foundation Governor & Chair of Governors - Swanbourne
I have two sons, both have been to Kingfishers Preschool, Mursley CE and Swanbourne school. I worked in Financial Services for 15 years in Pension & Life Assurance. I wanted to become a governor as I was so impressed by what our village schools could offer & I wanted to be a part of this & help maintain it. I am also on the Little Horwood Parochial Church Council. I was on the Mursley Kingfishers Pre-school Committee for 5 years & I was also Treasurer of the Friends of the Three School for many years.
Wayne Wilson - Local Authority Governor - Swanbourne
I worked as a chartered accountant at a firm in Marylebone and then moved to a CA’s in Bloomsbury in which I was a partner for 25 years plus.
I am a parent of three children all of whom attended Swanbourne CE School in their early years, two of whom are currently studying at the Royal Latin School. I believe that Swanbourne provided an excellent start to their school life.
My interests include music, reading and football and I am involved in voluntary work.
My involvement in education goes back over 17 years, initially as a parent governor at Swanbourne CE School and subsequently as a foundation governor. I have served terms as chair of governors and chair of the finance committee.
I was appointed as a parent governor to The Royal Latin School in April 2010 and now serve as a governor on the new Royal Latin School Academy Trust board.
Education of children is very important and I hope that my small contribution can help to improve that education.
Jill Bailey - Foundation Governor - Swanbourne
I am a foundation governor appointed by the Oxford Diocese. I have enjoyed my role of a Governor for the last 13 years. I worked at Swanbourne School as a teaching assistant for 9 years but after further training became a teacher and now work in Year 3 at local primary school in Aylesbury. I live in Swanbourne with my husband and 1 son who is at university and I have another son who has completed university so I also have experience of the school system from a parent's point of view. I have experience of helping start up and govern the new secondary school in Winslow. I think it is important that the local people are involved in their local school because it helps build community.
Donna Rooney – Foundation Governor – Swanbourne
I am a Foundation Governor appointed by the Parochial Church Council. I was a Parent Governor when my children were at Swanbourne C of E School many years ago, a previous Treasurer of The Friends of Swanbourne School and a previous member of staff at Kingfishers Preschool, Mursley. I currently work at another local Church school as Bursar and have lived in the Parish of Swanbourne with my family for many years. I attend Church services at both St Swithuns Church in Swanbourne and Swanbourne Methodist Chapel and I look forward to sharing my ideas and experience to help the Three Schools.
Caroline Walker - Diocesan Governor - Swanbourne
I have recently joined the Governing Body at Swanbourne as a Diocesan Governor. I have the pleasure of living in the village with my husband, who is in the Armed Forces, and two children, who currently attend Mursley and Swanbourne Schools. I work as a doctor and outside of my clinical roles, deliver medical education and training and have a specific interest technology-enhanced learning and well-being. As a family we enjoy spending our free time in the local community and are actively involved with the local church. I am pleased to have the opportunity to serve on the governing body and hopefully, make a contribution to the supportive and inspirational educational environment which the Three Schools offer to the children in our community. In my free time, I try to keep vaguely fit and enjoy music, dancing (tap!) and the theatre.
After a long career with HMRC I am now fortunate to work as both a Gardener and a Musician, which were always my hobbies anyway! I am also a parent to grown up children and a granddad.
For 15 years I have been an active member of local churches and have been involved in leading the music side of worship, hence my role as a Foundation Governor in a Church of England School.
I have over the last 10 years worked as a musician in a Special Needs School and also leading story and music sessions for pre-school children at a local authority centre. I also entertain with music in Residential Care Homes with a colleague, interestingly Head, Shoulders Knees and Toes and the Hokey Cokey go down well with young and old alike!!
When the role as governor came up, I felt I could contribute with my previous management experience and interest in Child Development.
Ethan Johnstone-Wilson - Parent Governor - Swanbourne
I am a Parent Governor with a child attending at Swanbourne CE School. We were very lucky to have found The Three Schools and believe that they provide excellent education underpinned by Christian values of Honesty, Respect, Forgiveness and Love.
I have extensive experience in human resources management. gained over twenty years, I am a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.
I am actively involved in my local Church and whilst I am hear to represent all parents, I am particularly proud to represent families who have children with special educational or emotional needs on our governing body.
Olivia Sugdon - Parent Governor - Swanbourne
Carol-Anne McCollum - Co-Executive Headteacher - Swanbourne
David May - Co-Executive Headteacher - Swanbourne