Meet our Governors

As Chair of Governors for Winterbourne Nursery & Infant School, I am delighted to welcome you to the section of the school’s web pages set aside to describe and explain the work being done by the school’s governors. You will find here information about the Governing Body as well as copies of the key documents related to our work.

Governors are volunteers and are appointed to represent all the various groups who have an interest in the school’s success – parents, staff, the wider local community and the local authority (Croydon Council). We do not manage the school – that is the Headteacher’s job. But we do set the school’s strategic direction with the aim of ensuring that all children in the school receive the best possible education we can provide.

This section of the website is very much a “work in progress”. We have included the documents that we think you as parents and carers will find of most use. But if there is other information you think should be included please do let us know. Similarly, we would be very happy to answer any questions about the way the Governing Body does it work. You can either speak to one of the parent governors, whom you will most often see in school, or alternatively, please leave a note for me at the office.

We will be pleased to hear from you.

Role Title First name Surname Appointed date Term end date Business Interests
Head Teacher Mr Robert McConnachie-Devlin N/A N/A
No business interests
Co-opted Governor (C) Ms Patricia Salami 26/03/2018 25/03/2022
No business interests
Co-opted Governor (VC) Mr Michael Swadling 26/03/2018 25/03/2022
  • Governor at St Giles School
Co-opted Governor (VC) Mr Graham Cluer 26/03/2018 25/03/2022
  • Local Treasurer and assistant secretary at NASUWT
  • Governor at The Hayes Primary School
  • Governor at Federation of Heavers Farm and Selsdon Primary Schools
  • Wife is governor at Beulah Infant School
  • Wife is governorEcclesbourne Primary School
LA appointed Governor Ms Ekta Sareen 26/03/2018 25/03/2022
No business interests
Staff Governor Mrs Petra Wigzell-Jones 28/03/2019 27/03/2023
No business interests
Parent Governor Mrs Cadian Oviawe 13/12/2018 12/12/2022
No business interests
Community Governor Mr Paul Walker 06/03/2020 05/03/2024
No business interests
Parent Governor Ms Maisie Howis 02.12.2020 01.12.2024 No Business Interest
Co-opted Mr Robert Ward 07.07.2021 06.07.2025 No Business Interest
Staff Governor Mrs Gillian Curling 02.12.2020 01.12.2024 No Business Interest