Governors

The Governors come from all sections of the community: parents, staff (including the Headteacher at the school), the business world, representatives of local councils and education authority. 


The role of the Governors is to work with the Headteacher and Senior Leadership Team in the strategic leadership and management of the school, setting and managing budgets, overseeing staffing and ensuring the Health and Safety of the school premises.  The responsibility for the internal organisation and day to day running of the school lies with the Headteacher.


Much of the Governors work is undertaken by smaller groups working in committees who then feed back their recommendations to the half-termly full Governors meeting. Additional meetings are held as and when required. The governing body sub-committees include Strategy, Finance/Premises, Staffing, Curriculum and Data.


By working in partnership with the Headteacher, staff, parents and the Local Education Authority, the Governors are able to ensure that Robertswood School provides the best learning environment for our pupils.

Get in touch

If you wish to contact the Governing Body, this can be done by emailing us at governors@robertswood.org or by handing in a letter to the school office addressed to the Chair of Governors.


All governor meeting documents can be found here.

Meet the Governors

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Edward Richings | Head Teacher


Edward joined Robertswood in 2010. He lives in Chalfont St Peter with his wife, Caroline, and two children, Grace and Connie.

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Sally Parkin |  Chair of Governors 


Sally has had children at Robertswood since 2000 and her youngest is now in year 1. She has a teaching background and a heart to see Robertswood staff and children flourish

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Pascal d’Arc


Pascal is a parent with 2 children at Robertswood and lives in Chalfont St Peter with his wife Stephanie.

He has a background in developing new technologies and he is currently a director at SAP. In his spare time, he enjoys cycling, climbing and spending time with his family.

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Emmeline Davison | Deputy Head


Emmeline joined Robertswood in 2010 as Deputy Head. She has worked in Buckinghamshire schools for 16 years.

Emmeline lives with her husband and two children in Berkshire.

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Isobel Darby | Local Authority


Isobel is a practising accountant and local councillor with three children who all attended Robertswood.  Her interests are community focused, in particular the more vulnerable, and she is passionate about education.

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James Wheatcroft 

| Chair of Finance and Premises 


James has had 2 children pass through Robertswood and are now in secondary school.  He is a qualified accountant and works in a financial management role at a large science-based company. James has lived in Chalfont St Peter since 2012 an his interests include cycling and running. 

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Sushil Rishiraj | Chair of Curriculum 


Sushil has recently moved to Chalfont St Peter and has two daughters at Robertswood. She has a background within the scientific industry as well as in secondary education as a Science teacher. She ran the London marathon last year for children with cancer and will be running again this year.

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Katie Whitehouse | Chair of Staffing 


Katie is a qualified, practising HR professional.  She has worked mostly within the high-technology sector and is currently working for Sky Plc.  

Katie has lived in Chalfont St Peter since 2012. Her eldest child attends Robertswood and her other son is under school age. Katie is active within the local community and plays netball for a league team.

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Penny Ford | EYFS Leader


Penny joined Robertswood in 2011 as a Learning Support Assistant. She undertook her teacher training at Robertswood and has been a dedicated teacher here since 2013. 

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  Trevor Greenhalgh


Trevor currently has a son in Robertswood and a daughter that is below school age and has lived in Chalfont St Peter since 2015. Trevor's professional background is in construction for residential and commercial clients across London. Specialising in project management of large scale regeneration projects, his passion is the provision of high quality new build homes for all.  

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Carys Moore-Saxton 


Carys moved to Chalfont St Peter with her husband and children in 2016. She has a daughter at Robertswood and a son who hopes to follow his sister there when old enough.

Professionally, Carys has spent the last 16 years working in financial services. She currently leads a team of supplier managers at Lloyds Banking Group within their Insurance & Pensions division. 

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Kate Carroll 


Kate has one son at Robertswood. She has a background in education policy and works as a Reader in Education in higher education. Her research and teaching focuses on education policy, identity and inequalities. She has lived in Chalfont St Peter since 2017.    


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Chris Tissainayagam 


Chris has 2 children at Robertswood, one in year 3 and one in year 1. He has lived in Chalfont st Peter for 5 years, having moved back from Indonesia where he was finance director for Diageo’s business in that country. He now hopes to add some of his financial skill set to the board of governors. 

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Vacancy - Staff Governor

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Danny Allen - Parent Governor

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Ian Baker