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Prestwood Village Schools Governing Body


As part of the Federation arrangement with Prestwood Junior School a joint Board of Governors has been appointed to oversee both schools. The members of this Board of Governors are as follows:


Name Role Roles Elsewhere Pecuniary Interests
Michael Jones Chair of Governors, Co-opted Chair of Governors, Denham Primary School None
Paul Hazlehurst Vice Chair of Governors, Local Authority   None
Fiona Brookwell Co-opted   None
Jo Nichol Co-opted, Staff Governor Teacher, Prestwood Infant School None
Ivan Lovegrove Co-opted   None
Ofer Margoninski Co-opted   None
Paul Lovegrove Parent Governor   None
Peta Simey Parent Governor   None
Petra Stone Parent Governor   None
Ryan Lane Parent Governor    None
Nick Furmston Parent Governor   None
Nicola Bertolone Co-opted Teacher, Butlers Court, Beaconsfield None
Chris EveLeigh Co-opted   None
Peter Wood Co-opted Teacher, Royal Grammar School None
Chris EveLeigh Co-opted   None
Sarah Elgeti Co-opted   None
Diana Buckley Co-opted   None
Sian Beynon Staff Governor Teacher, Prestwood Junior School None
Amanda Cook Headteacher   None



The role of the Governing Body is, fundamentally, to make sure that the children at Prestwood Infant School develop into caring, curious, creative and capable life-long learners to the best of their ability during their time at the school. We do this by:

  • Setting the school’s vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils; and
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

Some of the things we don't do (as governors):

  • Write school policies;
  • Spend much time with the pupils of the school – if we want to work directly with children, there are many other valuable voluntary roles within the school;
  • Fundraise – this is the role of the PTA – the governing body should consider income streams and the potential for income generation, but not carry out fundraising tasks;Undertake classroom observations or make judgements on the quality of teaching – the governing body monitors the quality of teaching in the school by requiring data from the senior staff and from external sources;
  • Do the job of the school staff.

We're a critical friend to the Headteacher and Senior Staff. We know the school's strengths and weaknesses. We act in the best interests of all the pupils of the school. Governors give of their time freely, are called to behave in a professional manner, and follow a code of conduct.

Most of all, it is a really rewarding role to play in the life of the school. The Governing Body makes a difference to the start our children make in life. We are really proud of the great things the excellent staff and superb children of Prestwood Infant School are achieving.

Photos of the Governors can be found in the Staff team gallery.

The Committees of the PVSF Governing Body

The Governing Body delegates many of its duties to the appropriate committee.  Please see the above pdf file, for more details.