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Who are the Governors?

Caroline Element - Chair

Caroline is a mum to twin boys, who joined TGFS in Reception September 2018.  She also has a teenage daughter.  She moved to Tylers Green in 2015.  Caroline works as a Chartered Accountant and has worked for Lloyd’s of London specialising in Financial Planning & Analysis and has also worked for Catlin Plc, Beazley Plc and Liberty Mutual Group.  Caroline wanted to be actively involved with our school and is looking forward to supporting the Governing Body to achieve the school's ambitions. 

Richard Dawtrey - Safeguarding Governor

Richard is a Chartered Surveyor with over 19 years of commercial property experience. He currently works for a national firm of property consultants, as the Lead Partner.  He advises on all manner of property ranging from schools to multi-let industrial estates and recently acquired a site in  Chalvey, Slough on behalf of LocatEd and Slough Borough Council which is to become the new Grove Academy. Richard also sits on a charity committee ‘The 100 Property Club’, which donated over £20,000 within the last 12 months to special needs schools. Richard lives in Tylers Green with his wife and three children, the youngest of which is currently  at TGFS, one at TGMS and one at Beaconsfield High School.

Suzanne Doria - SEND Governor, Pupil Premium and Sport Premium Governor

Suzanne joined the Governing Body earlier this year. Suzanne has a background in Operations Management and is now a business lecturer at Bucks New University in High Wycombe. Originally from Northern Ireland, she lives in Tylers Green with husband and two kids. One of which has just started Tylers Green First School. As a governor, she would like to use her educational background to support and progress the school.

Haydn Darch - Foundation Stage Governor

Haydn Darch has lived in Tylers Green for 39 years, is married and has 2 married children who attended both the village schools. He is retired after 46 years working in production management and management development in the paper making, printing and oil industries, the Home Office and latterly the Cabinet Office. He also ran his own consultancy for 12 years working in the UK and internationally for private and public organisations. In addition to being a co-opted governor he is one of four TG parish councillors.

Rebecca Evans - literacy Governor

Rebecca Evans was elected to the board of governors in December 2019.  Rebecca works as a Global Marketing Manager and a Change Management Leader in the life sciences sector and brings many years of experience in marketing, branding, communication and strategy development to the board.  She is keen to apply her skills in a new environment and support the local community. In her spare time, Rebecca enjoys keeping active and going to the theatre.  

Mark Patterson - Chair of Resources Committee

Mark is currently Vice President at DHL. With over 23 years’ experience in Supply Chain, procurement, project management and business development, he currently has global responsibility for all packaging solutions. Mark sits on the global DHL Development board and has led the development of many public and private contract negotiations across different sectors. Mark is married with 2 boys and lives in Penn.

Toby Dysterre-Clark

Toby joined the Governing Body this year as one of our new Governors. He has a daughter at TGFS and wanted to support the school in meeting the developmental needs of the children. He is a qualified solicitor with previous experience of working in Hong Kong and the City. As a Governor, he is able to use and apply his knowledge for the benefit of the school and is involved in the finance and data protection committees

Beth Pitron - Staff and Development Governor

Beth Pitron joined the Governing Body for the second time having previously served when her four boys were at the school. She is currently working as a teaching assistant at TGFS having just returned from three years living in America and volunteering at The British School of Chicago. Before working in education, Beth was with Marks and Spencer on their graduate scheme as a commercial manager and she also worked in Training and Development for United Biscuits.  Beth lives in the village with her husband and four boys.

Ian Peart - Chair of Curriculum and Standards Committee

Ian and his family have lived in the village for over 20 years. He began his career in finance as a fund manager, based in London and New York. He then worked for, and was a partner at, the largest global investment consultancy firm having responsibility in setting, monitoring and adapting the very successful strategic direction for the organisation. In 2013, seeking a new, more purposeful career, he completed his PGCE and training (spending a very enjoyable 8 weeks with us) then becoming a class teacher at a local Special School. Having recently retired, he now devotes much time as a volunteer for the Buckinghamshire Special Educational Needs and Disability Information, Advice and Support Service (SENDIAS) and is a governor at another local school.

Kate Hazledine - Numeracy Governor

Kate Hazeldine has been working in education for more than 20 years.  She has worked in many schools in and around London but is currently working part time in a local school. 

She comes from High Wycombe and lives locally with her husband and two children.  She has a daughter in year 4 at TGMS and a son in reception at TGFS.

Kathryn Beevers

Kathryn has worked in research and development for nearly 20 years, both in academia and industry.  She currently works for the pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline within respiratory medical affairs, where she is responsible for providing medical education to healthcare professionals and reviewing scientific and marketing materials.   She lives in Tylers Green with her husband and three children; two sons who attend TGFS and a daughter who has recently started at Little Oaks @ Parish Rooms.

Esther Pilgerstorfer

Esther has worked within the television industry for 20 years and is currently the Head of Production within the Creative Team at UKTV. She has previously worked for Disney, MTV and the BBC whilst living in Singapore.  Esther grew up in the village and attended both the First School and the Middle School. Esther moved back to the village 10 years ago and has a three-year-old daughter and a one-year-old son who she hopes one day will be lucky enough to attend the school.

Laura Gregory - Equalities Governor

I am delighted to be a governor at Tylers Green First School and am excited to be part of a forward-thinking team. I have taught for over 20 years, mostly in Buckinghamshire, in both mainstream and specialist primary schools. I enjoy the unique opportunities and experiences that working in an infant school provides both the children and adults, no two days are the same. It is a privilege to share the children’s learning journey and I look forward to school every day!

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