Information About Our Governors

Veronica Black - Foundation Governor (Term of Office 28/03/2018 - 27/03/2022) 

I joined the Governing Body as a Foundation Governor in April 2018 and sit on the Finance Committee.  I have recently returned to the Maidenhead area, had my first child and am passionate about ensuring the best possible education for young people.  My day job is Head of Tax and Treasury for a sports media company.


Amanda Featherstone - Headteacher

I have been the Headteacher at Holyport C of E Primary School and on the Governing Body since September 2016.  With a teaching career of 23 years, I am totally committed to providing the children at Holyport with the best education and opportunities that I can, working together with the whole school and local community.  I believe my role is to work together with our team of dedicated Governors and continuously improve the school.


Taslim Gbaja-Biamila - Foundation Governor (Term of Office 04/01/2019 - 03/01/2023)

I joined the governing body as a Foundation Governor in January 2019 and I sit on the Standards & Staffing Committee. My day job is in housing litigation and tenancy sustainment for a local Authority in West London. I look forward to working with the school and using my skills on the Governing Body.


Victoria Harris - Foundation Governor (Term of Office 01/06/2016 - 31/05/2020

I joined the governing body in September 2016 as a Foundation Governor. I am the mother of a child at Holyport School and 2 older children who graduated from Holyport in 2016 and 2019.  I sit on the Standards and Staffing committee and am Link Governor for Maths, Collective Worship and RS.


Lynda Jones -  Foundation Governor (Term of Office 01/06/2016 - 31/5/2020)

I have been a Foundation Governor for 8 years.  I am a member of the Finance, Pay and Premises Committee and the Admissions and PR Committee.  I am also the named Governor for Safeguarding Governor.



Shannon Keenlyside - Parent Governor (Term of Office 28/11/2018 - 27/11/2022)

I have recently joined the Governing Body as a Parent Governor and am Chair of the Standards and Staffing committee and sit on the Admissions and PR committee.  I am link governor for English. My eldest Daughter attended Holyport Primary School. I work as a freelance editor of primary school educational resources. 



Susan Keese - Foundation Governor (Term of Office 04/01/201 - 03/01/2023)

I first became a Foundation Governor in October 2017 and am a member of the Finance, Premises and Pay Committee.  I am also Chair of the Admissions and PR Committee. I am also the link governor for Early Years.  I have held senior leadership and marketing roles in global businesses and am pleased to be a member of the FGB to provide strategic leadership for the best education of Holyport children.



Paul Mew - Parent Governor/Chair of Governors (Term of Office 09/02/2016 - 08/02/2020)

I have been a Governor for six years with the last two as a Parent Governor at Holyport.  I have three boys who all started in Reception.   I am privileged to be current Chair of Governors.  My day job is Technical Director of an IT company. 



Anna Prothero - Staff Governor (Term of Office 01/05/018 - 30/04/2022)

I joined the Governing Body in 2018.  I am on the Admissions and PR Committee.  I have been a teacher at Holyport for the past five years and I had a university school placement here whilst training for my PGCE at Brunel.  My undergraduate degree was in History and Politics and I currently lead English across the school. I recently studied and received my Masters in  Education.


Melanie Stack - Community Governor (Term of Office 17/12/2018 - 16/12/2022)

I have recently joined the governing body at Holyport School, having previously served as a parent and then Local Authority governor at another Primary school in Maidenhead. I sit on the Finance,Premises and Pay committee and also the Admissions and PR committee. I work internationally running a weight loss business and live locally in Bray. My children are now in their twenties and I am looking forward to working with the school team and young children again.


Father Ainsley Swift - Ex-Officio

I originally trained to be a teacher and then had a career in Community Development with a number of projects including working for The Children's Society all in the Liverpool area.  I was Ordained in the Church of England in 1994 and have been ministering in the Parishes covering central Windsor for the last 20 years.  I became the Vicar of Bray and joined the Governing Body at Holyport in July last year.




Governors Declaration of Interest

Attendance At Meetings 2018-2019


  6th Sept 2018 6th Nov 2018 4th Dec 2018 13th March 2019 21st May 2019 27th June 2019
Veronica Black A P P P    
Amanda Featherstone P P P P    
Taslim Gbaja-Biamila n/a n/a n/a P    
Victoria Harris P P A A    
Lynda Jones P P P P    
Shannon Keenlyside n/a n/a n/a P    
Susan Keese P P P P    
Paul Mew P P P P    
Anna Prothero P P P P    
Melanie Stack n/a n/a n/a A    
Father Ainsley Swift P P P P    
Bridget Tracy P P P P    


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