Governors

Beachborough School Trust is a registered charity no. 309910. This means that Beachborough School makes an annual return to the Charities Commission detailing the school’s activities and accounts.

The Headmaster reports to a Governing body who are Trustees of the Charitable Trust. They leave the day to day running of the school in his hands but advise, through committees, on finance, health and safety and risk.

There are currently fourteen governors drawn from many walks of life so that they make up a body of advice which is valuable to the Headmaster. There is a Chairman of Governors and always at least two parent governors on the board which meets once a term with the Headmaster and the Bursar. One governor is the nominated Child Protection Adviser and another the person who would consider any concerns which parents may have, that remain unresolved through the school’s Complaints Procedure.

The school is run on a strict business plan as the school is a not for profit organisation. Over the last decade the school has invested over one and a half million pounds in its facilities. Through careful planning and award winning creative thinking, the boarding facilities having been beautifully refurbished through sponsorship from six local senior schools and a superb new 700m2 sports hall has been built from very generous private funding.


 

The Chair of Governors, Mrs Sue Barrett can be contacted on office@beachborough.com

Sue Barrett (Chair)

Former Parent

Sue is a former Beachborough parent who lives in Westbury and is a member of the Parish Council.  She originally trained as a nurse and also spent 16 years working in Investment Banking. As well as being an active member of the community of Westbury and a parent to two teenage children, Sue plays tennis, cycles and skis’ and enjoys travelling.  Sue joined as a governor in 2014 and is a member of the Marketing Committee.

 


Jean Marc Hodgkin (Vice Chairman and Finance)

Bursar/Chartered Accountant

Jean-Marc is a Chartered Accountant by profession having worked in practice, the Law Society and at the London Stock Exchange before taking up the post of Bursar at Bedford Girls’ School in 2004.  He is also a Trustee of the University of Bath Students’ Union and Director of West Wycombe Park Polo Club where he is a keen player.  Jean-Marc joined the Beachborough Board of Governors in 2012 and chairs the Finance, Risk and Compliance subcommittee.


Paul Sanderson

Headmaster, Bloxham School

Paul is the current Headmaster of Bloxham School.  Previous to that he was a Deputy Headmaster at Gordonstoun School in Scotland with responsibilities for the academic and broader curriculum. He has a passion for educating the whole child through outstanding teaching and learning. He enjoys all things sporting, in particularly rugby and is also  a qualified Outdoor Education instructor.  Paul is chair of the Education subcommittee.


 

Elizabeth Wilson 

Parent Liaison – can be contacted on elizabeth@summerisle.co.uk

Elizabeth is a former Beachborough parent, whose daughters are now at Oundle, and was once a much valued member of the Beachborough Association including a successful stint as Chairman. Elizabeth currently runs a retail business and acts as a coach and mentor to others who are developing their own businesses.  She originally qualified as chartered accountant with KPMG and spent a number of years developing and delivering training programmes at Thomas Cook.   Elizabeth’s role includes taking a broad Interest in the Parent Community through attendance at events including, for example, occasional parents’ evenings. In addition she acts as a point of contact for any individual parent who wants to make contact with the Governors as an alternative to the Chairman of Governors. Finally, she will monitor and make recommendations to the School (via the headmaster) on parent-related issues if that is the right course of action.


 

Sarah Willis

(Chair Marketing  Committee and  Governor responsible for Boarding and Staff Liaison) 

Former Parent

Sarah has three daughters who attended Beachborough 1988-2002 and was chair of, and involved with, the Beachborough Association for many of those years. She became a governor in 2005.  Sarah is an active volunteer of ‘The Film Place’ , the successful community cinema in Buckingham which she helped establish in 2005, loves gardening, keeping fit and being a grandmother.

 

Nicholas Mullineux

Chartered Building Surveyor / Former pupil

Nicholas is a former Beachborough pupil and director of a chartered building surveying / project management practice in Oxford. . Outside work, Nicholas enjoys the outdoors, particularly water sports.  Nicholas is a member of the Buildings and Estates subcommittee


Rebecca Donaldson

Health and Safety Compliance Manager

Rebecca has been the health and safety compliance manager for Stowe School for the last 4 years, although she has worked in the sector for 14 years. Rebecca enjoys gardening and taking part in local charity events such as the Silverstone half marathon and 10K’s.  Rebecca is chair of the Health & Safety Committee


Joanne Askham

HR Manager

Joanne is a former parent of Beachborough whose son left in 2014. a Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Joanne has been a Senior HR Manager for the past 10 Years, current working for Technip Limited in Milton Keynes, an engineering and project management company within the Oil and Gas industry.   Joanne enjoys keeping fit by cycling, swimming and attending Spinning and Zumba classes.  Joanne joined as a governor in June 2015 and will specialise in providing advice on HR, training and development.


 

Ben Wood

Building and Estate

Ben Wood is a current Beachborough parent and runs his own business C T Walters, based in Croughton. Ben is a keen sportsman pursuing interests in rugby, running and skiing and is a member of the Buildings and Estates subcommittee.


Liz Hill

Safeguarding Governor

Liz Hill is a member of the Education committee.


 

 

Liz Coley

SEN Governor

Liz Coley is a member of the Education committee.


Georgina Eilbeck

Finance Committee

Georgina Eilbeck is a current Beachborough parent and is a member of the Finance committee.