Governors

Mr Neil Laver

LEA

I have a strong belief in improving education standards, and not just because I have 3 boys at schools in Windsor. This has led to me representing the LEA as a governor for Clewer Green since 2011. I work as a Sales Director for a large software company in Berkshire. I have previously volunteered and fund-raised for the Prince’s Trust and the British Heart Foundation. I love to travel, hike, cycle, ski and then relax with a book.

Mrs Karon Branch

Associate Member

After having completed a BSc Honours degree in Geography at Royal Holloway, University of London, I went on to complete a PGCE at Brunel University. In my 20 years as a Primary School teacher, I have taught children of all ages, mainly in the Windsor area, although I spent two years teaching in an International School in Hong Kong. As a very keen traveller, I have visited many countries in South America, Asia and Northern Africa and before starting university, I spent a year with my family on a Teacher Exchange visit to Australia. I am also a keen rugby supporter and I spend many weekends in Twickenham supporting Harlequins. I joined Clewer Green in 2000, and I thoroughly enjoy my role as a classroom teacher, Governor and Deputy Head.

Mr John Farmery

Foundation – Diocesan

I have been a Governor at the school for the last ten years. My involvement started when my children were pupils at the School. I trained and qualified as an Architectural Technician and have spent over 40 years working in design, building and management. I am currently working as Buildings and Estate Fabric Manager for a large UK listed Plc. It is my experience in building and maintenance work that I bring to the Governing body and I am currently a member of the Finance and Premises Committee. My outside interested include Steam railways – full-size and model, music, cooking and thoroughbred cars.

Mr Graham Farhall

Harcourt Trust

I have lived in Windsor for 10 years and my daughter currently attends Clewer Green School. I hold a BSc Hons in Business Operation and Control from the University of Salford and am an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. I bring 20+ years of finance experience within manufacturing and travel industries and my current role is Regional Finance Director for an international airline. Outside of work I enjoy travel, running and cycling.

Mr Martin Tinsley

Headteacher

When leaving school in Bournemouth I had no idea where my future lay and as a result was forcibly encouraged to get a job by my parents. As a result, I started working for a Health Insurance Provider as an underwriter which was interesting but not overly fulfilling! Many people, from family and friends to colleagues, had suggested that Teaching would probably be a really good career for me, prompting me to take 3 weeks holiday and spend them in our local church school. I absolutely loved it and badgered my way on to a BA Primary Ed course, with a specialism in RE at King Alfred's College in Winchester. The rest as they say is history, and I have found my way to Clewer Green via Marlow and Maidenhead. Sport has always played an important part in my life and I have played volleyball and rugby to a fairly high standard with cricket and golf on a more sociable level. My family have always been the very essence of who I am, and though I might moan about them sometimes, my wife and 3 girls are fantastic and take up a lot of my time.

Rev Rosie Webb

Acting Chair of Governors, Governor Ex-Officio

I have been rector of Clewer Parish since 2013 and have previously been a LEA Governor at a Roman Catholic Primary School. Before becoming rector I was a school nurse working with the National Health in School Programme for 10 years and prior to my ordination I was a mental health adviser for a school. My passion is for the whole child's spiritual, physical and emotional wellbeing. My role on the Governing Board of Clewer Green is the pastoral and spiritual support for staff and pupils. I am also RE and Wellbeing Governor. When I do get some spare time I like to love to spend time walking the dog and being with my family.

Ms Harriet Gower-Isaac

Parent

After a degree in Classics, I moved into a career in international HR, for a large healthcare organization.   I have been really fortunate to have spent the last 14 years living and working abroad in great locations around the world.   I decided to return to England in 2014, happily choosing Windsor as a great place to create a more permanent home for my young family.   I have one son who just started at Clewer Green and a daughter soon to follow him, so am delighted to have the chance to get more involved with the school as a parent governor.  My hobbies outside work mainly revolve around trains and princesses.  I am told this changes with time.

Mr Andrew Try

Harcourt Trust

Andrew attended Clewer Green between 1970 and 1973, attended Papplewick in Ascot, Malvern College and graduated in business from Northeastern University in Boston, USA in 1989. Born into an entrepreneurial, Windsor family Andrew has followed the family tradition and created, grown and sold a number of businesses. Andrew’s current venture is ComXo, a new and market leading approach to 24/7 global switchboard and business concierge services. Andrew is passionate about his home town Windsor and participates in a number of local Societies including Trustee of The Windsor Festival and Chairman of the Royal Windsor Rose and Horticultural Society. Andrew is also governor at Papplewick and Berkshire College of Agriculture.

Ms Lesley Cross

PCC of Clewer St Andrew and All Saints Dedworth

I have lived in Windsor for 30 years, with 2 grown up daughters both of whom attended Eton Porny C of E First School where I was the Chair of Governors. Historically I’m a retired Police Officer, now landscape gardener. I have degrees in Education, Counselling and Therapy and qualifications in assessment. My passion is ‘anything to do with the great outdoors,’ water sports and our dog Monty. I am a bell ringer at my local church St Andrews in Clewer where I am also on the PCC hence my commitment as a school governor. I consider this a great privilege and hope to support what I believe is a truly great school with wonderful life values.

Jane Cockman, Safeguarding Governor

PCC of Clewer St Andrew and All Saints Dedworth

I am a regular and active member of the congregation of St Andrews church, Clewer. I worked for 16 years as ICT Technician in several local first schools, and my four children have all been through the Windsor education system. Currently retired, I am studying for a History degree with the Open University. Hobbies include bell-ringing at St Andrews church, and playing violin in the Windsor Community Orchestra.

Mrs Sarah Langley

Parent Governor

I have been a resident of Windsor for the last 15 years and currently have 2 daughters attending Clewer Green First School. My career has been spent in the Pharmaceutical Industry where I have progressed through roles in sales and training and, for the last 16 years, in marketing. I hold a BSc in Pharmacology and a CIM Diploma in Marketing. Outside of work I enjoy yoga, walking, reading and spending time with my husband and vivacious girls!

Mrs Sam Collinson-Jones

Staff Governor
Deputy Safeguarding Lead

Mr Daniel Jansen

Foundation Governor

Mrs Lorna Coe

Clerk to Governors

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