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Welcome to the Governors' Information Page



David Saxon (Chair of Governors/ Trust Governor)

Sara Kightley (Trust Governor)

Nick Rudman (Executive Headteacher)

Faye White (Head of School)

Jane Story (Staff Governor)

Angus Drummond (Vice Chair/ Trust Governor)

Gemma Buschor (Trust Governor)

Hannah McCann (Trust Governor)

Pat Dowsing (Trust Governor)

Funmilayo Ibirogba (Parent Governor)

Lucy Lerpiniere (Parent Governor)
Jen Harold (Parent Governor)

Kelly Kaylene (Associate Member)

Meet our Governors

Meet our Governors 1 David Saxon
Meet our Governors 2 Gemma Buschor
Meet our Governors 3 Jane Story
Meet our Governors 4 Sara Kightley
Meet our Governors 5 Funmilayo Ibirogba
Meet our Governors 6 Pat Dowsing
Meet our Governors 7

David Saxon: As someone who's passionate about life-long learning, I volunteered to be a governor as soon as the school was announced.  I've been here three years so far, it's been eye-opening, informative, challenging and, most of all, incredibly fulfilling.  As someone without a formal background in education (I've worked in IT all of my life), it's great to have the opportunity to observe the inner workings of the school environment, participate in the community that the school is fostering and to be able to share my experience in the hope of helping the school (and the wider MAT) to do the very best for the children, parents and staff.


Gemma Buschor: I have 14 years’ experience of working within professional services. I enjoy bringing my knowledge of financial and operating processes, effective control frameworks, reporting and governance of to an educational environment, for the benefit of children and wider stakeholders in the local community.


Pat Dowsing: I am proud to be a Governor of this super school. I bring 25 years experience in education as a teacher, SENCO and headteacher of a primary school. I am interested in all aspects of the curriculum as I am passionate that young children should be inspired to learn. I believe that the primary years lay an important foundation for life long learning.


Sara Kightley: I was privileged to be the first Chair of Maltese Road Primary and currently serve as a governor while fulfilling my role of Executive Chair of Trustees of the parent Multi-Academy Trust. Over 30 years’ experience as a primary teacher spanning the state and independent sectors, latterly at deputy head level, currently as a supply teacher. Wider knowledge gained in local government, banking and industry adds to my skill set as does completion of the Chairs of Governors’ Leadership Development Programme. My passion for primary education remains as strong as ever!  


Funmilayo Ibirogba: As a believer in excellent educational standards and the general well-being of children, being a parent governor avails me the opportunity of making positive contributions towards delivering on these. It also provides a means of supporting the school in achieving its set objectives, ensuring that each pupil is being adequately equipped to realise his/her full potential.


Lucy Lerpiniere: I was delighted to be elected as a parent Governor in 2019 to serve this fantastic primary school. I have 15 years' experience working in client facing professional services and I am pleased to be able to use my skills in finance, project management & communication in giving back to our community and all the children at Maltese Road Primary School. 




Governors' roles, responsibilities, terms of office and register of business interests

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