Our Governance Structure

In March 2013 following a period of consultation a new governance structure was approved.

The schools of Drayton Parslow and Mursley joined as a Federation with a single governing body. Swanbourne school remained with its own governing body but the overall collaboration brings governance of the three schools under a formalised structure. This benefits the management and organisation across the three schools and helps secure the long-term future of our partnership.

Governor Information

Please refer to the attachment below which provides details of the governors responsibilities and details which governors are on specific sub committees. 

The Governing Bodies of the Three Schools

The Governing Bodies of the three schools work closely with the Head Teacher and Senior Management Team to set the school's strategic aims and provide the very best education for the children.
Swanbourne school and the Federation of Mursley & Drayton Parslow schools do have their own governing bodies but in practice we work as one team. The sub committees, Curriculum and Finance, Personnel, Facilities & Communication, draw from all three schools. The make up of the two individual Governing Bodies is set out below. To give you a flavour of the wide ranging sort of people who are involved, some brief notes on each person has been included. Hopefully you will recognise a good few of them from their photos!

Swanbourne CE School Governing Body


Wayne Wilson - LEA Governor

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.


Kaye Rudd - Foundation Governor since 2011 & Chair of Governors of 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.


Jill Bailey - Foundation Governor

 PictureI 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.


Ethan Johnstone-Wilson - Parent Governor 


Donna Rooney   - Foundation Governor


Olivia Sugdon - Parent Governor


Caroline Walker - Diocesan Governor


Adrian Jay-Foundation Governor

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.

Carol-Anne McCollum - Co-Executive Headteacher


David May - Co-Executive Headteacher


Mursley CE School & Drayton Parslow School Federation Governing Body


Alison Terry LEA Governor & Vice Chairperson

aterryI have lived in Drayton Parslow for over 30 years. Both my children attended Drayton Parslow Village School and I have been a Governor since 2000. After a career in the Banking sector I changed direction following the birth of my children. I ran the Drayton Parslow Pre-School for 7 years. I then moved on to manage the holiday provision for 4 – 14 year olds at Stoke Mandeville Hospital. During this period I gained both Early Years and Playwork qualifications. Since 2005 I have worked for Buckinghamshire County Council for the Early Years Commissioning Team. I currently work as an Early Years Commissioning Manager which means I am very familiar with the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage which is the curriculum for children to the end of reception year. I also have a role in Allegations Management within the Buckinghamshire Childcare Workforce and I use the knowledge, training and experience to support me in my role as Designated Child Protection Governor for all three schools.


Justin Willett - Co-opted Governor


 I have been a Governor for Mursley, and then the collaboration, since 2006 and was involved with colleagues and staff in the forming of the Three Schools. I’m extremely pleased in the formation and continuing success of this collaboration. I want all the children to benefit from the best education and environment we can offer them. I live in Little Horwood with my wife Fiona (who is a teacher at another local school) and our three children, who have all attended the school. We have lived in the local area for over 26 years. I work as a marketing consultant.


Heidi Martin - Staff Governor

I am a staff Governor and have had the opportunity to work across all three sites for the past 9 years. At present my roles include: Assistant Headteacher, Maths co-ordinator and Year 2 class teacher alongside Mrs Haycock.
In my spare time (which is very little as I have two children) I like to keep fit, visit art and craft exhibitions, travel, and socialise with friends and family.


Laura Colvin – Co-opted Governor

I have three children.  They currently attend Kingfishers Pre-School, Mursley CE School and Swanbourne CE School.  I became a governor because I think the Three Schools provide a wonderful education in a nurturing yet aspirational environment and I want to support them to continue their fantastic work. Within the governing body my particular areas are literacy and equalities. I am a lawyer and some of my work is concerned with education and discrimination so I also have a special interest in these areas. My family and I love enjoying the beautiful countryside we live in.  We are also all keen on sport and both playing and listening to music. 


Ruth Jay - Foundation Governor

I live in Mursley with my husband and dog and as a member of Mursley Parochial church council have been appointed as a Foundation governor.

I am a teacher and have enjoyed working with children with special needs for over 30 years, starting my career supporting young adults in a hospital setting. I now work as a specialist teacher for children with sensory impairments and high medical needs. During my career I have led the teaching of RE and continue to enjoy planning multi-faith celebrations and experiences through using the senses.

Away from work I enjoy making jams, chutneys, and cakes. I especially enjoy cooking (and getting very messy) with my young granddaughter!

Children, their learning and, especially their wellbeing is very important to me and it is for this reason I have become a governor.

Robin Francis - Parent Governor


Paula Bignold - Parent Governor


Carol-Anne McCollum - Co-Executive Headteacher 


David May - Co-Executive Headteacher



Designated Persons for Child Protection are the Headteachers, Ms Carol-Anne McCollum and Mr David May

Deputy Designated Persons for Child Protection are Mrs Featherstone, Mrs Heidi Martin and Mrs Rebecca Chapman-Hill