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Ascot Heath Primary School

“Preparing our children for all of their tomorrows”

Meet the Governors

The governing body of Ascot Heath Primary School exists to ensure high standards of achievement for all children and young people in the school by:

    • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
    • Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the effective and efficient performance management of staff
    • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent
    • Ensuring the voices of stakeholders are heard 

To this end the governing body is made up of three committees, The Full Governing Body (FGB) on which all governors sit, the Finance and Staffing (F&S) committee and the Teaching, Learning and Community (TLC) committee.

To fulfil our requirements as governors we meet regularly as committees as well as visiting the school often to see all that is going on. For more information about what we do please see the document "What the Governors do at Ascot Heath Primary School".

 We are:


Dave Rogers

Co-opted Governor

Term of Office: 05/2022 – 05/2026

Committees: FGB, TLC


Rhona Stainthorp

Co-opted Governor

Term of Office: 09/2019 - 09/2023

Committees: FGB & TLC


Hi, I am Dave and. I have been a governor for 10 years. I live and work in North Ascot. I am passionate about our community and particularly seeing our children flourishing and getting the best start to their education. In my work as a pastor of a local church I am experienced in creating an environment where everyone, mostly volunteers, can be involved and use their skills and abilities to make the biggest difference. I have two sons, who previously attended the school. Hello.  I am Rhona Stainthorp. I joined the Governing Body in the  Autumn term 2015.  I work as a professor in the Institute of Education at the University of Reading and have been involved in many national initiatives to improve literacy education. Both my children were educated at local state schools and I have a commitment to ensuring all children receive the best possible education in their local communities.

Rachel Bradley



Committees: FGB, TLC & F&S

Laura Elston

Deputy Headteacher

Associate Member

Term of Office 09/2019 - 09/2023

Committees: FGB & TLC

Hello, I'm Rachel, I joined Ascot Heath in September 2019 as the Infant and Junior schools amalgamated to become one primary school.    Prior to joining Ascot Heath I was Head Teacher of a primary school in Surrey for 7 years, where the school was also expanding to become a primary school.  I am committed to primary school provision and the many benefits it provides to children.  This is why I was so excited to join Ascot Heath to be part of a similar journey. It is a privilege to work with such committed staff, children and parents.  

Hello, I’m Laura and I am Deputy Headteacher and Inclusion Lead at Ascot Heath Primary School. Prior to this role I worked at Ascot Heath Infant School for 7 years as a Class teacher, Deputy Headteacher and Interim Headteacher.  I am passionate about providing children the best start in their education and I am incredible lucky to work this alongside the wonderful team we have at Ascot Heath Primary School.

Nikki Reeves

LA Governor

Term of Office:  03/2021-23/2025

Committees: FGB & TLC  

John Leitch

Co-opted Governor

Term of Office:

05/2019 - 05/2023

Committees: FGB & F&S 

Hello, I'm Nikki.  I'm mum to two girls, my eldest is in year 8 and my youngest attends Ascot Heath Primary School.  I have been a governor since October 2013. As a parent I believe we are extraordinarily privileged to have such a fantastic local school, thanks to the hard work and dedication of our staff.  As a governor I value the opportunity this offers me to support the school and to be a small part of the team to ensure we continue to offer the best start for all our pupils. I am chair of the TLC committee. Hi, my name is John. I work as a project manager for an engineering consultancy in the local area and bring these skills to the Finance and Staffing committee, which I chair. I am enjoying the challenge and opportunity of supporting our school. I have three daughters, who previously attend the school.


 Mary Williams

Co-opted Governor

Term of office: 12/2021 – 11/2025

Committees: FGB, F&S



Karl Cranswick

Parent Governor

Term of Office 12/2020 - 12/2024

Committees: FGB & F&S


Hi, I’m Mary and I have a son who attends the school. I have over 10 years’ experience working as an account manager within the Energy – Oil & Gas sector for a global company specialising in software, data and analytics. I also own an events and styling company providing bespoke decorating for all occasions. This is an amazing opportunity to give back to the community and use my skills and expertise to assist in the strategic planning. I’m passionate, committed and focused on supporting the school’s objectives and, most importantly, our children to maximise their capabilities and achieve their full potential in maintaining a happy, safe and secure environment.

I'm Karl and I have two children, the oldest of which attends the school.  I work as a management consultant for a global company and specialise in the financial services sector.  My expertise is in analysis, services procurement and delivery of large programs of change.  I'm committed to using these skills to help the school meet its objectives and to help the staff maximise what our children achieve during their important early years.



Steph Eyers

Co-Chair of Governors

Co-opted Governor

Term of Office: 10/2021- 10/2025

Committees: FGB & TLC


John Griffin

Co-Chair of Governors

Parent Governor

Term of office: 11/2021 – 11/2025

Committees: FGB, TLC


Hello, my name is Steph and I’m delighted to be a Governor for Ascot Heath Primary. I’ve been part of the school community for the last 16 years and until recently worked at the school as the Family Support Advisor. Currently, I work as the Safeguarding Coordinator for a local independent school. I have two boys, one of whom attends AHP in Reception. I’m passionate about the school and believe in promoting the best possible outcomes for all children. 

Hi I’m John and I joined as a Parent Governor in Nov 21. My daughter attends the school and I live in Ascot. I have worked for a large IT organisation for 25 years in a number of European and UK roles. My job at the moment is unique in that I work in digital but lead qualification programmes for early professionals. Some of these include governance and are audited by Ofsted.

As Parent Governor I am representing all parents of children at the school. I want to ensure the school is meeting expectations not only in education but also in behaviour which is where I see the school values playing a key part.

Jackie Frew

Clerk to the Governors





Muyi Kazim

Vice Chair of Governors

Co-opted Governor

Term of office: 03/2022 - 03/2026

Committees: FGB, F&S



Hi, I'm Jackie and I am the clerk to the governors. My background is in Market Research project management, and I am also a trained cranio-sacral therapist.  I have two sons, who used to attend the school.  As clerk, I support the governing body administratively and help to ensure best practice. 







 Hello, my name is Muyi (pronounced: Mooyee) I have a son who attends the school, and I am grateful to have been selected to serve the community as a Governor from March 2022. My 27 year career began with Investment banking and transitioned into Consultancy and Advisory work over the last 14 years. I sit on the Board of 3 consulting firms and my daily work focuses on Climate change and other financing /Green adaptation issues in developing Countries, I also am on the Board of a diversity and inclusion company. I enjoy assessing situations in a number of challenging environments internationally and evaluating how astute use of funding can achieve optimal project results.

I am committed to adding significant value to the lives of the children at AHPS, by helping the school and governing teams in any way I can to make this the very best primary educational establishment any child could hope to attend. This in turn will see AHPS produce children who go into the World with the confidence to fulfil their potential.

Feel free to stop me for friendly a chat if you see me walking by.














Click below to read further information about the Governing Body at Ascot Heath Primary School.


Governor Code of Conduct 2022-23

Governor Attendance 2021-22

Governors' Interests Declarations

Governors' Newsletter Dec 2020

Procedure Election of Parent Governors Procedures 


Governor Questionnaire

Every year we ask parents and carers for feedback about our school via a questionnaire. Please click here to see the results.