Stewart joined the Governing body as a parent governor in 2010. Since September that year he has been the Vice Chair and also chairs the Resources Committee. Although an engineer by training, he has spent most of his career in the Civil Service, working mainly in the area of border security and policing policy. He has spent the majority of his time in operational management (including heading up government operations at Terminal 5 Heathrow on opening) but is also experienced in project and financial management. Stewart became a governor to support the staff in providing a fun, caring and safe environment for all children to achieve their full potential.
Revd. Chris Swift
I am the parish priest of St. Nicholas, Shepperton. Both my children attended the school, and I am excited to see how much it has changed and developed. I am involved in three of the Governing Body’s committees – Admissions, Resources and Staffing & Pay, and every week I am also in the school to lead assemblies and worship. I feel a huge responsibility to continue the vision that led one of my predecessors to begin the school, to serve the children of Shepperton and to ensure that every child reaches their fullest potential. It is one of the most important and joyful things that I do in any working week.
Hello. My name is Kelly Judd and I live in Shepperton with my husband, Dan, and two children, Alex and Elizabeth, who are both at St Nicholas school. My family and I love being part of the Shepperton community and try to get involved in as many local activities as we can. I work in the HR department at a large airline and I have experience in people and policy management which stands me in good stead for my role as parent governor. I enjoy being part of the governing body and I am pleased that I can use my skills and experience to make a difference not only to the children at the school but also to parents and staff alike. I currently chair the Staffing & Pay Committee.
I have been a governor for many years and have enjoyed every minute of it. Watching the children progress from reception through to year 6 is amazing. I used to be the literacy governor and now I have a much wider view of their education. I currently chair the Admissions Committee. I spend a fair amount time in school, the teachers are an amazing team and make the children's learning environment, a safe and happy place. I am also able to support them in assemblies and nativities.
Nick lives in Shepperton with his wife and two children and was first appointed as governor at St. Nicholas School in 2010. He works as a Divisional Finance Director; he qualified with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants in 1995 and is now an FCMA CGMA Fellow. Nick’s interests include outdoor activities, maths / engineering / design, and anything to do with sport. He is a youth football coach at Abbey Rangers F.C. and currently serves on the Resources Committee.
I am a staff governor and member of the Resources Committee. My three grown up children all attended St Nicholas School before moving on to Thamesmead, our local secondary school. I have worked at the school for 15 years both in the classroom and now as a member of the administration team. I am proud to be a member of such a happy school with a strong dedicated team of staff who always strive for excellence.
I have been Headteacher of St Nicholas since September 2012. Previous to that I was Headteacher of St John’s Primary in Stanmore and also Ashley School in Walton on Thames.
As an experienced Headteacher who has been successful in leading schools to ‘Outstanding’ I am aspirational for St Nicholas. The Governing Body shares this commitment and as a skilled and knowledgeable team supports and challenges school leaders to achieve the best outcomes for all children.
I attend all meetings where I report on school strengths and areas for development. Governors ask questions about our journey towards meeting agreed school targets, about the extent to which children enjoy their learning and more crucially, are kept safe.
I feel privileged to be Headteacher of St Nicholas and am fortunate to be part of what is an exceptionally strong partnership between home, school and the Church. I am committed to working with our school team to fulfil our agreed vision:-
‘Together we grow, together we learn. With faith, love and God beside us.’