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Our CSPA Governing Body


Mrs Nicola Alburg Staff Governor

Mr Michael Baxendine   

(Chair of Governors)

Member Appointed Governor 
Mrs Victoria Brindley Parent Governor 
Mrs Hayley Broad Headteacher and Governor by virtue of office

Dr Jacqueline Brown

(Vice Chair of Governors)

Member appointed Governor  
Rev John Goodman Member appointed Governor 
Mr Kellam Greenwood Member appointed Governor 
Mrs Paula Hicks  Parent Governor
Mr Simon James Member appointed Governor 
Rev Jim King Co-opted Governor

Mrs Sheila King

(Vice Chair of Governors)

Member Appointed Governor 

Mr Tim Mears 

Member appointed Governor 
Mrs Timea Phillips Member appointed Governors 

Mrs Sally Valentine

Staff Governor


If you would like to contact the governors, you can either send a letter via the school office or please send an email to : 



Chair of the Governing Body: Mr Michael Baxendine

Vice-Chairs of the Governing Body: Mrs Sheila King and Dr Jacqueline Brown

Clerk to the Governing Body: Mrs Angela Johnson


Meet the Governors of CSPA


Nicola Alburg

  • Staff Governor

I trained to be a teacher at Bath Spa University and completed a four year course to achieve a BA Hons. with Qualified Teacher Status. I joined Chalfont St Peter Church of England Academy as a class teacher before becoming a Year Leader and then one of the Assistant Head Teachers in 2014. Over the years, I have thoroughly enjoyed the experiences of being a teacher in the classroom and working with so many children and their families. One of my passions is sport and PE. As the PE Coordinator and organiser of many sports clubs and activities, I hope that I have influenced, given opportunity and inspired many children to develop their own love of different sports, whilst being active and involved in school life. It has always been a pleasure to be part of this thriving, supportive and successful place and as a member of the Senior Leadership Team and the Governing Body it has been incredibly rewarding to be part of the academy moving forward.


Michael Baxendine

  • Member Appointed Governor (Chair of Governors)
  • Member of Curriculum and Ethos Committee
  • Safeguarding Governor
  • Development Governor
  • Health and Safety Governor
  • PE and Sports Premium Governor

I was appointed as a Governor at the foundation of the Academy, previously having served the school as a Governor for a number of years. It has been a privilege and joy to serve at the school and greatly enjoy interface with pupils, parents, teachers and Governors alike. I qualified as a doctor in 1962 via St John's College Oxford and Edinburgh University. After 3 years in Hospital jobs I became a GP in health where I was for 12 years. During that time I became interested in Occupational Medicine, in which I took an additional qualification. From 1978 until 1996 I worked as Director of Health and Safety in two major UK companies. Whilst a long way now from my involvement in education I believe, as a result of my background experience, I can bring to the Governing Body good understanding of people, knowledge of health and safety issues, as well as a good understanding of business and finance. I aim to use these skills and common sense to aid further development of this magnificent school, as we move into the MAT era.


Jackie Brown

  • Parent Governor (Vice Chair of Governors)
  • Member of the Finance Committee (Chair)
  • Member of the Curriculum and Ethos Committee
  • English Governor
  • Science and Techno Governor

I am proud to have been elected a Parent Governor in 2014. I have a son in year 6 and a daughter who has now left the school and is in year 8. After spending seven years studying Chemistry at university I decided to train as a Chartered Accountant. I then worked for 10 years as a Corporate Tax consultant with Deloitte. After deciding to focus on being a full time mum I completed a Psychology degree on a part time basis with a view to a career change. Currently I haven’t worked out what’s next! So I think I can say that I bring a passion for education and learning to the role of Governor as well as financial expertise. It is a privilege to be part of this Governing Body.


Kellam Greenwood MSc, FCIPD

  • Member Appointed Governor

  • Member of the Admin Committee (Chair)

  • Member of Curriculum and Ethos Committee

  • Development Governor

  • English Governor

  • Modern Foreign Languages Governor

I really enjoy serving the school and it's leadership team as a governor. I have lived in the area for over 25 years and our son attended the school. My professional background is varied. After a short time in catering I joined an international food retailing organisation working for many years on the operational side of the business. Following this I took a head office role with responsibility for selection, assessment and career development. I then ran my own consultancy business for 12 years coaching senior executives and advising organisations on individual and team performance. I am very supportive of the underpinning Christian ethos of the school and am involved in one of the local village churches.


Simon James

  • Member Appointed Governor
  • Member of the Finance Committee
  • Maths Governor

Following a BSc in Industrial Chemistry and work as a chemist in R&D and manufacturing, a change of career to qualified accountant led to financial management in retailing, textiles and plastics industries, later moving to Treasury and Company Secretarial positions with an international company. Since retiring, as a Rotary Club member the personal interest has been in promoting Life Education (Life Bus), First Aid Courses and illustrated dictionaries in local primary schools. I believe that high educational standards in an environment that instils enjoyment of learning are among the most important gifts that a child can receive.


Revd Jim King CBE, B.A., AKC, Ac, Dip.Ed.

  • Co-opted Governor
  • Member of the Admin Committee
  • Health & Safety Governor
  • Member of the Curriculum and Ethos Committee

I have been co-opted onto the Governing Body temporarily in place of the Vicar of Chalfont St Peter until a successor is appointed to Rev. Charles Overton who retired in  October 2016. After graduating in English and Theology from Kings’ College, London I taught in secondary schools for seven years, serving as Head of English and a member of the Senior Management Team in a large comprehensive school in West London. I subsequently worked in the Civil and Diplomatic Services with a particular specialism in peace-making.  On leaving Government employment I worked for an international investment bank in London and New York, followed by a period in the UK financial sector and in management consultancy. I was ordained priest in the Church of England in 2001 and now serve the Parish of Chalfont St Peter part time.


I first moved to Chalfont St Peter nearly 40 years ago and regard this village as an excellent place to live. I am passionate about high quality educational provision for all and am a strong supporter of the Academy which my children attended and which helped establish them as the people they are today.


Sheila King B.Ed. (Hons)

  • Member Appointed Governor (Vice Chair of Governors)
  • Member of Curriculum and Ethos Committee (Chair)
  • Equality Governor
  • SEN Governor
  • Pupil Premium Governor
  • Target Setting Governor 
  • Gifted and Talented Governor

I joined the Governing body of Chalfont St Peter CE Academy in September 2013. I have a background in Education. I started my teaching career in the early 1970s and have taught all year groups from Reception to Year 6, mainly in London and Buckinghamshire. I retired in 2011 from my post of Head Teacher of a local Infant School. I remain passionate about education and am delighted to stay involved through my role as a governor. We moved to Chalfont St Peter nearly 40 years ago. My own children, now in their thirties, attended Chalfont St Peter CE Academy when it was known as the ‘Middle School’ and received an excellent education. They now have children of their own. We are very involved in the local community, especially through the Parish Church. I serve on the PCC as a Deanery Synod representative and act as the Parish Clerk completing the church registers. My husband, an ordained priest, and I started the Foundation service for families with young children at the Parish Church.


Tim Mears

  • Member Appointed Governor 
  • Member of Finance Committee
  • Gifted and Talented Governor
  • Humanities Governor

I was first appointed a governor in 1982 and in consequence have become well seasoned in the ever changing face of education. I have a background in finance having worked in the City for 40 years and subsequently with a charity for 10 years where I managed all aspects of its activities. My wife and I moved to Chalfont St Peter in 1972 and brought up our family in the village with both of our children attending what is now our Academy, which they still remember with affection after over 30 years. We are both active members of the congregation at Chalfont St Peter Parish Church where I have been a Deputy Warden for as long as I have been a governor and where my wife has edited the Parish Magazine for the last 20 years. I consider it a privilege to be a governor of such an outstanding school where, within a caring Christian environment, we endeavour to prepare our children to be the outstanding citizens of tomorrow.


Timea Phillips​

  • Member Appointed Governor
  • Member of the Curriculum and Ethos Committee
  • PSHE, RE & Collective Worship Governor.

It is an honour to have been appointed by the Diocese as a governor since 2015. I am passionate about education and personal development, I also enjoy working with young people, their dedication and fresh approach to life is inspiring. I have Masters Degree in Civil Engineering and designed European motorway sections. Then I trained in the USA, became a Certified SAP Consultant and have worked for Deloitte, KPMG, Accenture and IBM. Since my return from maternity my roles have been in Resource Management. In 2003 I started studying Theology at Birkbeck College University of London; this is one of the many avenues I would like to pursue in life before retirement. I am also an experienced Project Manager, nowadays mainly managing my life; I spend my days working full time at IBM and being a mum who is also very involved in Scouting and the Church. Being a governor is an exciting and rewarding journey; I am proud and grateful to be part of it.

What does a Governor do?