SUE DORAN (Chair of Governors)
I have lived in Stanwell for 46 years. My sons attended Town Farm School. My husband worked at Heathrow for an airline for 35 years. I trained as a RGN at Ashford Hospital, as a RM at West Middlesex/Ashford Hospitals, as a Health Visitor at Brunel University. I worked in the NHS for 35 years. I have been a Spelthorne Borough Councillor for Stanwell North since 2015. I am Deputy Mayor, Vice Chair of the Community, Wellbeing and Housing Committee and a founder member of the Local Conversation in Stanwell. I continue to liaise/work closely with the Stanwell Family Centre. Member of the WI."
Born and raised in Limerick, I left Ireland to join the RAF, where I served for 8 years. On leaving the RAF, I worked at Heathrow airport as Cargo Duty Manager for various airlines until I retired. I have lived in Stanwell for over 45 years and am very committed to the local community. I have been involved with the Stanwell Family Centre since 2016, am a member of the Local Conversation in Stanwell, was a Governor at Stanwell Fields School and am currently a Spelthorne Councillor for Stanwell North ward. My sons both went to Town Farm school, where they were very happy so I am looking forward to being part of the Governing Body.
I work at Heathrow Airport, as I have been for the last 16 years. During that time I was involved in delivery of Terminal 5 and now I am working with the construction teams assisting in growth of the airport and beyond in my role of PMO lead. This is my first governor post and as such have a lot to learn but I have been working within data and trend analysis for the last 16 years and hope to bring as much as skills and knowledge to assist the school anywhere I can. I have a young family and I enjoy the usual family activities. I am a keen cyclist and follow all sports. In particular I am also a big football fan and I support my local team as much as possible. Being from Liverpool my local team is Liverpool FC and I try and see them as much as possible. I am really looking forward to helping this school and its pupils and teachers achieve as much as they possibly can and help the team of governors where I can be the best that this school deserves.
I am a law graduate from Wales and got married and moved to London where we now have 2 beautiful children. I am also a governor for other primary schools and secondary schools. I enjoy being a governor as wanting to contribute in education in order to make it better future for the kids. I also deal with accounts for a local Cubs/scouts group. I love spending time with my family watching movies and doing Archery.
I’m Chris Burns and am delighted to be a newly appointed co-opted governor for Town Farm School. I am the father of 3 grown up children who went to school locally. I have recently completed a term as governor at Buckland School, am a qualified accountant and am looking forward to making a contribution towards the education and health of the children of Town Farm.
HARRY HARRISON – Foundation Governor
Town Farm has played an important part in my life and continues to do so. I was raised in Stanwell and attended the school as a child. More recently my three daughters have also enjoyed their own time at the school, during which time I served as a member of the Governing Body in my capacity as Vice Chair and Parent Governor. I am now happy to be involved once again in my role as a Foundation Governor as it allows me to give something back to the school and help to ensure it continues to provide a great education for the children in the community, recognising the great start in life it has given to my children and I. I have over 20 years of experience working for large commercial companies in the private sector and have learned a lot during this time. I hope I can apply the skills I have picked up over the years to help the school go from strength to strength.
I was excited to join Town Farm as a Governor in September 2022 as I care about the school and have a long affinity with the area. My wife and I both grew up in Stanwell and attended Town Farm and we have lived in and around the area since and now have a daughter who goes to school locally. I’m a qualified accountant and have worked for over 20 years in Finance for multi-national companies. I hope some of my skills can be used to help Town Farm continue to thrive and go on to reach even greater heights in the future.
I have worked in education for many years and retired in 2023 as deputy head at Town Farm Primary School. I consider it a privilege to have served this school and look forward with pride to continuing my association with it as a governor. I am willing to give the commitment and dedication required to ensure the long-term success of all aspects of the school. To achieve this I will embrace being part of the school governance that will challenge and hold to account the school leaders in terms of the ethos and direction of the school. I look forward to engaging with leadership, staff and pupils to strive for the best outcomes which will include an effectively run school, staff who are supported in their own development and where every child at Town Farm is safe, happy and enabled to develop their full potential.