Richard Williams              Co-opted Governor

Richard has lived in Amersham for over 25 years and is married with 2 adult children. He runs a number of businesses based in Amersham and in South China and regularly visits the Far East to meet suppliers and customers. Richard has been a school governor for over 15 years and joined the Stony Dean Governing Body at the beginning of 2016. He has also been a district councillor representing Amersham on the Hill on Chiltern District Council. An avid Watford fan, Richard also enjoys football, golf, military history and travelling.

No Pecuniary interested declared

Phillip Roberts                  Community Governor

Philip spent 35 years in branch banking before taking early retirement from his role as manager of Lloyds Bank in Amersham.  He then worked for Buckinghamshire County Council as a clerk to school governing bodies before joining Heritage House School as their finance officer.  He is now retired and volunteers as a driver with the Chesham Voluntary Hospital Car Service and he serves as treasurer to Chesham Methodist Church.  He is chairman of the Resources Committee.

No Pecuniary interested declared

Martin Pounce                  Chair/Community Governor

Martin has worked in education for over forty years as a teacher and in local government roles, most recently as Oxfordshire’s Coordinator of Governor Services. He is currently a semi-retired education consultant. He has been a governor of eight schools at different times since 1982 and joined Stony Dean School governors in 2006. Martin’s other interests are local history; he is Chair of the Amersham Society. He is also trustee of Chiltern Youth Projects and volunteers his time to work with young people at St Mary’s Church, Amersham and Chiltern Youth Club.

No Pecuniary interested declared  apart from (Being an educational consultant and his wife)

Angela Forkgen                Parent Governor

Angela has lived locally for 10 years and has three children.  She is the Finance Director of an international digital software company and has held this role since 2009.  Prior to that she worked in finance roles at various blue chip companies in central London.  Angela juggles her time between her demanding professional life and raising a growing family; in her spare time she  enjoys skiing, travel and running (sometimes with a Labrador in tow).

No Pecuniary interested declared

Denise Sear Parent Governors

Denise has had a son at the school for several years with one more year remaining.  In addition to her experience as a parent, Denise has substantial business and management experience, most recently from a senior post at the Canal and River Trust.  Her expertise in compliance and risk management and business analysis will help strengthen the governing body skills in these areas.

Clive Morgan Co-opted Governor

Local resident for 50 years.  Retired policeman, who has run a small business, is a town     councillor and former mayor of Amersham, with many contacts with the local business community, including the Rotary Club and Chamber of Commerce. Clive has substantial experience as a board or committee member in a variety of sectors, including chairing meetings.

No Pecuniary interested declared

Andres Tarbit Co-opted Governor

As a Finance Director and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Andrew has operational, governance and management experience in large and small organisations accumulated over his career. Originally from the North East and a long suffering Newcastle fan, Andrew has lived in the local area for the past 10 years with his two children attending local schools and volunteering as an under 7’s football coach at the weekends. When not working and being kept busy with football coaching, Andrew has completed a number of marathons, half marathons and triathlons.

No Pecuniary interest declared

Lorraine Coles Co-opted Governor 

Lorraine is married to husband Pete and has two sons with special needs, one of whom attends Stony Dean.  She holds a Master’s Degree in Business and has over 25 years of business management experience, spent working in the UK & US Airline Industry.  Lorraine is currently employed by Heathrow Airport, where for the past 8 years she has held a variety of Senior Project and Business Management Leadership Roles.  Aside from the day job, Lorraine has worked on several initiatives aimed at raising awareness and understanding of hidden disabilities and promoting the benefits to employers of neurodiversity in the workforce.   In her spare time Lorraine loves travelling, enjoys family days out and trips to the theatre.

Kasia Fejcher-Akhtar Co-opted Governor 

After spending 22 years in special education school and holding many posts ranging from class teacher to senior leader, I am now beginning the training process for becoming an Inclusion Quality Mark assessor.  This will enable me to make positive use of my experience and training, whilst also gaining a wider perspective on education and being able to manage assignments on a flexible basis.

I moved to Buckinghamshire in 2016 and have joined many local groups and activities (yoga, tennis, running club).  Becoming a governor will give me an opportunity to continue my involvement in education and reconnect with the school dynamic that has been such a big part of my life.

No Pecuniary interest declared

There are also currently Two Governor Vacancies that have been recently recruited for.  Their adaptation will be confirmed in the next Full Governing Body.