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Croxley Danes School is part of the Danes Educational Trust - a multi-academy trust set up by St Clement Danes School  in June 2016. There are currently two schools within the Trust, St Clement Danes School and Croxley Danes School. Both schools have their own Local Governing Body which reports to the Danes Educational Trust's Board.

At Croxley Danes School, our Local Governing Body is Chaired by Rosie Faunch who has been involved with the development of the school for the last three years. Details of its governors can be found below. 

Rosie FaunchRosie Faunch

Rosie has been working with the team at St Clement Danes since 2014 and is the Chair of the Croxley Danes School Governing Body.  She has held many roles in hospital management, becoming CEO at Ealing Hospital as it became an NHS Trust before joining BMI Healthcare as the Executive Director of the Princess Margaret Hospital in Windsor.  She went on to be Regional Director with responsibility for several hospitals before moving into corporate business development and is currently an independent management consultant specialising in Healthcare IT.  She recently spent 14 years as Chair of Governors at St Helen’s School, Northwood. 

 

Terry JamesTerry James

Terry was headteacher at Queens’ School in Bushey for 16 years until August. Queens’ is a large 11-18 comprehensive school. During his 22 years of headship, Terry was involved in a great deal of ‘school to school support’ across Hertfordshire and beyond, mentoring new heads and holding acting executive or associate headteacher roles in a number of schools. Terry was also part of the 2012 London Olympics education team. Terry is married, (his wife is also a headteacher) and has two grown up children. Since his retirement from his headteacher role at Queens’ he is now concentrating on advisory and support work both in individual schools, and across several local authorities. He is currently Vice-Chair of the Croxley Danes Local Governing Body.

 

Jonathan BishopJon

Jonathan is Associate Minister: Youth & Children at Croxley Green Baptist Church. Prior to 2006 when he arrived in Croxley, he worked in Youth and Community roles in a variety of Baptist churches. Jonathan brings both his Community knowledge and deep understanding of the social, emotional and spiritual needs of children and young people to the board.

 

Sarah FitzpatrickSarah

Sarah is an accountant with experience both in industry as an accountant and treasurer, and in the Cultural Sector as an advisor and trustee. She has just been appointed as a Lecturer (2 days a week) at the University of Buckingham, where she has been teaching Heritage Management since 2012 on the History of Art and Heritage Management BA course. She has 25 years of experience as a charity trustee: currently she is Acting Chair for Beaconsfield Gallery, Vauxhall, Treasurer at the Chiltern Open Air Museum and Treasurer at Motionhouse Dance Theatre.

 

Richard FisherRichard

Richard is a barrister in full time private practice, specialising in various areas of commercial and company law, and a member of the Government’s A-Panel of barristers used for high profile/difficult cases. As a former student at St Clement Danes, he is both familiar with, and committed to, the ethos of the Danes Educational Trust. Richard lives in Hertfordshire and has three children.

 

Diana RoseDiana

Diana was Headmistress of the Royal Masonic School for Girls in Rickmansworth from 2001 until her retirement in December 2016. At The Royal Masonic, Diana’s achievements were numerous and included gaining exceptional and excellent ratings across the board in a full inspection in 2011; leading the school into the Herts & Bucks Teaching Schools’ Alliance; championing STEM for women; and setting up Ruspini House Pre-School which gained an Ofsted Outstanding rating in 2010.

 

Judith ThornJudith Thorn cropped

Judith, who has one daughter at the school, was elected as a Parent Governor in November 2017. She has a BA (Hons) in Business and Biomedical Science and her background is in the pharmaceutical industry. She is currently a full-time mum. Judith has always volunteered regularly at her daughter’s schools. During these exciting, formative years, she is looking forward to supporting Croxley Danes School as a Governor to help achieve high standards and a smooth transition to Baldwins Lane.

 

Carla WatsonCarla

Carla works for BP in the role of Trading Operations Team Leader, Naphtha and LPG. Carla lives in Croxley Green and is a parent of twins who are in Year 7 at the school. Her role as a governor of the local governing body is relating to her skills in team leading, decision-making, negotiation and problem solving within a commercial environment. She also has excellent community links and understands the need to have a strong leadership team within the local governing body.