The School's Board of Governors have three main responsibilities:
- STRATEGIC - Setting the strategic direction and ethos of the school by putting in place plans, policies and targets
- ACCOUNTABILITY - Monitoring the education performance of the pupils and the use of the school's finances and accepting legal responsibilities such as key areas of the school such as attendance and health and safety
- CRITICAL FRIEND - Asking challenging questions and holding school leaders to account
Governing Board is comprised of Co-opted, Local Authority, Parent and Staff Governors.
Please click on their photos to find out more about them.
Meet the Governors (ID 1184)
Keith PritchardParent Governor, Chair of Governors
I have been part of the Governing Board at Marlborough Primary since 2020. I initially started as a Parent Governor and in 2021 I was elected to assume the position of Chair.
I have always been passionate about the importance of education for the future generations and ensuring we create an environment for our pupils and teaching staff to reach their potential.
With over 20 years of human resource and strategic development leadership experience with global organisations, I understand how important education is to building tomorrow's talent and their careers.
In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, keeping fit through boxing and catching up on endless Netflix series.
As Chair, I am committed to ensuring Marlborough Primary School becomes the centre of educational excellence in the local community and enables our pupils to advance successfully to the next stages of their lives.
Tina EstradaCo-opted Governor, Vice-Chair of Governors
I have been a Governor at Marlborough Primary since 2012, as I wanted to be involved in helping the school provide an effective and engaging learning environment with high standards and in which every child can reach their full potential.
My professional background is in law, and I am currently training in accounting
My 3 children all attended Marlborough Primary School. During their time there, I was a parent representative and an active member of the PTA which meant I got to know staff, pupils and parents and gained an insight into their views and concerns
Having lived in Isleworth for many years, I have an extensive knowledge of the local area and community.
In my spare time, I read, and I enjoy spending time with my children walking and cooking together.
Nicole LewisCo-Opted Governor
I have been a governor at Marlborough Primary since 2012. Both my children attended the school and I started as a Parent Governor and am now a Co-Opted Governor. I am privileged to be a Governor contributing to the growth and development of the school and proud of the contribution the school makes to the wider community.
I am a strong advocate that every child is entitled to the very best standard of education, one that nurtures and develops children to be the best they can be.
My professional background is from within Public Sector.
Jerry FolkstonLocal Authority Governor
I strongly support the inclusive Marlborough Experience in not only providing an enjoyable yet challenging high quality learning environment for all children-whatever their need, but also promoting positive values, social development, confidence, and responsibility. I initially became a Parent Governor in 2002 to help support the Marlborough ethos. After my daughter transferred to secondary school, I decided to become a Local Authority Governor to contribute my previous experience as a Governor to developing the strategy and ethos of the school to meet new challenges and expectations.
I have over 30 years' experience of Human Resources Management, Project Management and Change Management in the Civil Service and the University sectors.
I enjoy photography, hill walking, travel, theatre, and current affairs. I am also actively involved in my local resident's association alongside supporting local community issues such as planning applications and Neighbourhood Watch.
Andrew ListerCo-opted Governor, Chair of Finance and Premises Committee
Andrew Lister has been a governor at Marlborough since 2010. Andrew is a Chartered Accountant and is a partner at one of the big accounting firms. Andrew's principal role on the Governing Body is to review the financial position of the School and he oversees budgeting and financial control. Andrew is currently Chair of the Finance Committee.
Jo HealCo-opted Governor
I have been a governor since 2012, firstly as a parent governor and then was co-opted in 2015. I was Vice-Chair from 2015 until the end of 2021, I am the SEND governor and the chair of the pay committee.
I am an Office Manager in Westminster and previously was a Product Manager for over 10 years. I have three children all who enjoyed and thrived during their time at Marlborough Primary School.
I feel it is important that schools offer an equal opportunity to a high level of education to our pupils, whilst supporting their emotional needs and developing their life skills.
Kate TurnerCo-opted Governor
I have been a Governor since 2014 and have enjoyed being part of the Governing Board as we take steps to support the local community and Marlborough Primary school.
I'm currently working for a local MP and throughout my professional career I have worked for several international organisations including Deputy Executive Director at United World Colleges (International) in London, responsible for ensuring that global operations and governance run smoothly. I have also worked for Save the Children, WaterAid and Voluntary Services Overseas (VSO).
Kam GillHead Teacher
I have thoroughly enjoyed working with the school community. I have cherished every opportunity to pursue my personal goal to successfully embed excellent practice in teaching and learning. Part of my vision is to ensure that all staff take genuine responsibility towards the school and accept that they are accountable for its success. I am extremely proud and privileged to be able to play a key role in maintaining and developing the excellent reputation the school upholds. We have a highly committed team of governors and an enthusiastic, hardworking, dynamic group of staff. We all share a common vision and set of goals for the school's future. It is important to us that every child reaches their potential and this ideal is at the heart of the foundation of everything that we do. I have 15 years of experience in leading in primary education and I consider myself as a lifelong learner. I am a firm believer that in education you have to commit to developing yourself to stay abreast with new initiates and approaches to education.
Jack ButcherParent Governor, Chair of Teaching and Learning Committee
I have one daughter in Y3 and another in Y1. When my children started at Marlborough, I became as involved as possible in school life, going on trips and coming in to hear children read. Since 2017, I have been a very active member of the PTA, undertaking a variety of roles from Vice Chair to quiz master, always working hard to ensure the success of every Event. My background is in IT and I currently work flexibly in digital advertising leaving plenty of time to continue to help out at school. I still manage to continue to pursue my hobby as a teacher and competitor in historical fencing. I relish the challenges involved in being a school governor and am committed to helping to ensure that the school continues to offer the best education for all the pupils.
Lucy WithanachiStaff Governor
Craig DyerCo-opted Governor
I am proud to become a governor of Marlborough, so I can use my expertise and experience in education to support the school in their development and improvement in line with their vision. I hope that my insight and critical feedback can improve the experience and outcomes for not only my son (Year 1) but all students and stakeholders during my time as part of the team.
I had a 15-year career in Secondary Education, fulfilling the roles of Head of Department, Head of House, Head of Key Stage 3, and Assistant Head Teacher (AHT). I have taught mainly Religious Education, however, spent a significant proportion of my career teaching both Maths and Business as well. I completed a 1st class M.Ed focusing on the pastoral impact on academic progress, and my research dissertation on outstanding provision for the most able students.
During my tenure as AHT I had responsibility for the leadership of the following:
- Teaching & Learning
- ITTs & NQTs
- Gifted & Talented
- Transition from Primary to Secondary
- KS3 Progress
- Extra & Supra Curricular Activities
- House System
- Managing Middle Leaders (both curricular and pastoral)
I was able to complete pre-Ofsted training, working closely with a School Improvement Officer, as well as being invited into other schools to carry out informal snap-shot style inspections.
Since I left teaching (Jan 20) I have started my own successful accountancy and bookkeeping practice becoming a licensed accountant, focusing on working closely with small local businesses.
I am a passionate cook, and spend my spare time training for triathlons, and am currently focusing on a half Ironman in June.
Agata Anna SikoraCo-opted Governor
Agata Anna Sikora
Please click here for additional Governor information including attendance records for 2021-22