The governing body, together with the headteacher, sets the future direction for the school and decides how the school’s budget should be managed. It makes decisions on matters such as self-evaluation, performance targets, school policies, admissions and the school’s development plan.

Puttenham school’s governing body is made up of parents, school staff, church and local authority representatives. Our chair of governors is Mr David Cassar.

**To contact Puttenham governing body please leave an envelope marked ‘For the attention of the Chair of Governors’ at the school office.

Parents’ views are welcome either by contacting the governing body, through our annual survey or through Ofsted Parent View .

Meeting Attendance 2016-2017

Register of interests November 2017

Our Governors

David Cassar  (Foundation Governor, Term of Office 8th July 2015 – 7th July 2019)

I am Dave Cassar, Foundation Governor and Chair of the Governing Body. I oversee IT and PE in the school as well as being the line manager for the Headteacher. I have 2 children, one in fox class and an 18 month-old who I hope to be joining the school in a few years.

Anna De Filippis (Headteacher)

(Appointed September 2017)

Stephen Thatcher (Rector)

(Appointed 22nd March 2018)

Maranda Jones (Vice-Chair)

(Foundation Governor, Term of Office 19th October 2017 – 18th October 2021)

Anissa Pieterse (Chair of Governors) (Parent Governor, Term of Office January 2016-January 2020)

I have been a Puttenham parent since September 2013 and a parent governor since February 2016.  I am Chair of the Resources Committee.

I currently have two children at the school, one in year 2 (Otter) and one reception (Hedgehog).

In addition to my full-time role as ‘mum’ to three children, I also work part-time as an accountant and tax specialist.

I can often be found at Forest School on Friday mornings. 

Sarah Webster  (SEND)

(Foundation Governor, Term of Office January 2016-2020)

Liz Nunn (Child Protection and Safeguarding)

(Foundation Governor, Term of Office  17th October 2016 – 16th October 2020)

Catherine Morgan (Parent Governor, Term of Office 23rd March 2017 – 22nd March 2021)

I am Catherine Morgan, a parent governor and Chartered Accountant.

My two specific areas of oversight are Literacy and Maths. I have two boys, the eldest, William, is in Year 1 Rabbits class.

Adam Calver (Foundation Governor, Term of Office 23rd March 2017 – 22nd March 2021)

I’m Adam Calver, one of the foundation governors. I’ve lived in Puttenham for 7 years with my wife Caroline (who teaches at school) and daughters Betsy (in Otter class) and Hettie. I work in finance, and a chartered management accountant by trade, and have a particular focus on the resources and head teacher review committees.

Liz Yule

(Foundation Governor, Term of Office 19th October 2017 – 18th October 2021)


Wendy Hazzard

(Clerk to governors, appointed September 2016)



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