Information About Our Governors

Dominic Anderson - Co-opted Governor (Term of Office 21/04/2023 - 20/04/2025)

I am delighted to take up my Governors role at the school and sit on the Finance, Premises and Pay committee as well as the Standards and Staffing committee. I am also the Link Governor for PPG and SEND, as well as Geography and History. I am currently Chief Operating Officer at Virtual Learning UK and Head of Universal Centre of Sport UK. I am passionate about helping young people achieve their potential through education and ensuring youngsters have the best opportunities to succeed whilst growing into responsible and caring individuals.


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.


Zoe James - Parent Governor (Term of Office 31/01/2024 - 30/01/2028)

I am looking forward to joining the board as a Parent Governor, and have one child at the school. I am a class teacher myself currently teaching in the independent prep sector, as well as a role. I also have a role within the wellbeing team of the school. With many years of teaching behind me, I look forward to helping support Holyport C of E Primary School to provide the best education possible for our children. 


Lynda Jones -  Foundation Governor (Term of Office 03/12/2020 - 02/12/2024)

I have been a Foundation Governor for 8 years. I am a member of the Finance, Premises and Pay committee, and the Admissions and Marketing committee. I am also the Link Governor for Safeguarding, E-Safety and Whistleblowing.


Shannon Keenlyside - Foundation Governor (Term of Office 14/11/2023 - 13/11/2027)

I am a Foundation Governor, and Chair of the Standards and Staffing committee. I also sit on the Admissions and Marketing committee. I am Link Governor for English and Modern Foreign Languages. My eldest daughter attended the school. I work as a freelance editor of primary school educational resources. 


Susan Keese - Foundation Governor (Term of Office 04/01/2023 - 03/01/2027)

I am a Foundation Governor and Chair of the Admissions and Marketing committee. I am also a member of the Finance, Premises and Pay committee, as well as the Link Governor for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). 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.


Rachel Mansfield - Staff Governor (Term of Office 06/10/2023 - 05/10/2027)

I have been a teacher at Holyport C of E Primary since January 2016 and have been teaching for over 12 years. I am passionate about teaching and learning, and supporting children to be the best they can be. I am a member of the Admissions and Marketing committee.


Paul Mew - Community Governor/Chair of the Governing Body (Term of Office 23/11/2023 - 22/11/2027)

I started as a Parent Governor, and am now a Community Governor - I have three boys who all started in Reception at the school. I am privileged to be current Chair of Governors, and also sit on the Finance, Premises and Pay committee. I am also the Link Governor for Health and Safety, as well as both Computing and Maths. My day job is Technical Director of an IT company. 


Santosh Sathanur - Foundation Governor (Term of Office 14/11/2023 - 13/11/2027)


Father Ainsley Swift - Foundation Governor (Term of Office 12/09/2022 - 11/09/2026)

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 2018. I am the Link Governor for Collective Worship, and RE. I sit on the Standards and Staffing committee. 


Governors whose terms ended in the previous 12 months:

Ben McCarey - Parent Governor (Term of Office 29/11/2022 - 08/04/2024)

Angela Downey-Beacham - Foundation Governor (Term of Office 05/05/2021 - 12/03/2024)

Sunil Talwar - Parent Governor (Term of Office 23/03/2021 - 28/11/2023)

Joanna Woolliscroft - Foundation Governor (Term of Office 09/03/2022 - 11/09/2023)

Anna Prothero - Staff Governor (Term of Office 01/05/2018 - 31/08/2023)

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

Governors Strategy

Attendance At Meetings 2022-2023


 15 Sept 202230 Nov 202227 Apr 202312 Jul 2023
Dominic AndersonPAAA
Angela Downey-BeachamPAAA
Amanda FeatherstonePPPP
Taslim Gbaja-BiamilaAPN/AN/A
Lynda JonesPAAP
Shannon KeenlysideAPPP
Susan KeeseAAPA
Ben McCareyN/AN/APA
Paul MewPPPP
Anna ProtheroPPPP
Rev. Ainsley SwiftPPPP
Sunil TalwarPAAP
Joanna WoolliscroftPAPA


A: absent    P: present

N/A: attendance not applicable, usually where a term of office commencement date is after the meeting date or if the governor has resigned their term of office before that date

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