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Full Governing Board Members

 

Mr Tony Eccleston

Chair of Governors 

Interests declared: None
Governance: Local Governing Body of Beechview Academy, and a Foundation Governor of Weston Turville C of E School.
Business Interests: None declared
Financial Interests: None declared
Expertise/Experience: Tony is a former Director of Education and Children's Services. Earlier in his career Tony worked as a senior education officer for Buckinghamshire. He has chaired the interim executive board of another Buckinghamshire school before joining the board in West Wycombe.
When not governing: Tony spends a lot of time with his family. He is also a licensed lay minister in the Church of England and a member of the Oxford Chapter of the Harley Owners’ Club.

 

 

Mr Ade Adefarakan

Parent Governor

Link role: TBC
Interests declared: None declared
Governance: None declared
Business Interests: None declared
Financial Interests: None declared
Expertise/experience: I have worked in education and finance for many years and I feel I have many skills and experience that would support WWCS on its journey ahead. With my experience from my work and life, my passion and belief in education, my determination for my children and all the children of WWCS to succeed, as a parent governor, I will do and contribute all I can to support the school and its dedicated staff in helping all our children to achieve the best possible education and life outcomes. I believe I will be uniquely placed to contribute to the continuing improvement of West Wycombe Combined School (WWCS), further develop the ethos of the school, champion the views and opinions of parents and be proactive in helping to influence all that WWCS aims to achieve for our children.

 

 

Mrs Natalie Caine

Parent Governor

Link role: TBC
Interests declared: None declared
Governance: None declared
Business Interests: None declared
Financial Interests: None declared
Expertise/experience: I am the mother of 2 girls who attend West Wycombe School, Reception and Year 2. My day job, bar being a parent and wife, is with a large mail and logistics organisation where I work as Head of Operations managing a team of both office and homebased managers across the UK. Along with people management I am responsible for supplier relationship, legislation and more recently GDPR requirements. I have great team who support me as I do them. I would apply the same support to the parents as I do my work colleagues in a professional environment.

 

 

Ms Abi Preston

Headteacher/ Ex-Officio

Link role: TBC
Interests declared: None declared
Governance: None declared
Business Interests: None declared
Financial Interests: None declared
Expertise/experience: Abi has been the Headteacher of WWCS for about 18 months and has led the school on its journey to improvement from Special Measures to an Ofsted judgement of RI, with many Good features (Early Years, Leadership & Management and Behaviour, Welfare and Attendance). Abi is a qualified SENDCo (PG Cert SENCO) and has also gained a Post Graduate Diploma in Education. She has previous experience as a Deputy Headteacher on a FGB.

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