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Governing Body

Welcome to the Governors' pages of College Town Primary School.

The purpose of the Governing Body is to maintain and improve the quality of the education and standards of achievement in the school. Please see the details below for full details of our governors, their roles within committees and biographies.


        Rita Carvosso MEd


Name: Rita Carvosso

Category of Governor: Authority Governor, Chair of Governors

Term of office: Governor since April 2012


Rita was appointed as a Bracknell Forest Local Authority governor in 2012. The Governing Body elected her as Chair of Governors in 2014. Rita’s whole career has been in education until she retired as Assistant Director of Education with Service Children's Education (SCE). In this role, she was a member of the Executive Board with specific responsibility for the quality of teaching and learning, which included aspects of leadership and management in SCE schools world-wide. Prior to this, Rita was a head teacher in schools in Nottinghamshire and Germany where she had the opportunity to work with the staff team to move them from underperforming to outstanding schools. Rita has also worked as consultant head teacher and link inspector advisor.

Even though Rita is retired, she retains her passion for education and making a difference for all children with a special interest in the needs of the Service child. She believes she she is able to bring her skills and knowledge to strategically support College Town Primary School in their pursuit of excellence.

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             Tony Whiddett



Name: Tony Whiddett

Category of Governor: Co-opted Governor, Chair of Staff, Finance and Sites Committee.

Term of office: Governor since May 2011


Tony was a Parent/Co-opted governor at CTINS from 2011. Having previously held the position of Chair of the Governing Body, Tony is currently the Chair of the Staff, Finance & Sites Committee at the now amalgamated College Town Primary School.  Tony is a qualified Accountant with over 15 years of experience in commercial finance in large blue chip organisations. He has 2 children, both of whom are current or former pupils at the school and he is delighted to have been able to bring some of his finance experience to help develop the school in the past few years. Tony can often be found behind the BBQ's at the school summer fete.


                  Jenny Hipkin


Name: Jenny Hipkin

Category of Governor: Co-opted Governor, Vice-chair and Curriculum and Pupil Well-Being Committee Chair

Term of office: Governor since March 2011


Jenny was a Governor at CTINS since March 2011. During this time she was initially elected as a Local Authority Governor and then as a Co-opted member. Jenny is now part of the primary school governing body and as well as being Vice-Chair, she is also Chair of the Curriculum and Pupil Well-Being committee. Jenny has continued 

Jenny is a qualified teacher and has been working in that role for over 30 years At present she is teaching in a local Primary School. During her career Jenny has taught children from 4-16 years.

Jenny has lived in College Town for 20 years and her children attended both College Town schools prior to their amalgamation. Jenny has also enjoyed several years teaching in Early Years at CTINS.

Jenny enjoys the role of Governor as it enables her to have a different insight into school from behind the scene. She has undertaken a few Governor courses to further improve her effectiveness in the role.



Name: Emma Britton
Category of Governor: Staff Governor
Term of office: Governor since April 2014


Emma Britton has been a staff governor since April 2014; prior to the school amalgamating with the Junior school. Emma started her career at as a teacher at College Town Infant and Nursery School in 2009 and has taught in Nursery, Reception and Year One. She is now the Assistant Head for Standards and Outcomes across the primary. Her experience of working within the school for a significant period enables Emma to share her opinions on how the school is working towards their targets. She is a member of both the Staff & Finance and Curriculum & Pupil Well-Being Committees. 


Name: Toni Barton
Category of Governor: Parent Governor
Term of office: Governor since April 2012


Toni has been a governor at College Town Infant School for 4 years and is now part of the new primary governing body. Her work as a supply teacher in Bracknell Forest area and, more recently, a permanent placement in a local primary school, allows her to use her skills to benefit the governing body. She has three children, all have attended the schools, with the two youngest also being part of the newly formed primary school. She has attended a number of governor training courses and find them to be interesting and extremely beneficial. She is a member of the Curriculum and Pupil Well-Being Committee. 



Name: Trudi Sammons MA
Category of Governor: Headteacher
Term of office: Governor since September 2008


Trudi Sammons was appointed as the Headteacher of College Town Infant and Nursery School in 2009. She has always attended all of the committee meetings and has voting rights. Since September 2018 she fulfills the same role within the amalgamated primary school.


Name: Jo Plant

Category of Governor: Co-opted


Jo was co-opted onto the Governing Body of College Town Primary School in September 2018, having previously served as a Parent Governor at College Town Junior School.  Jo freelances as an Event Manager and Event Safety Manager and is pleased to continue her support to the Primary School.  Jo has two children that both attend the Primary School.



Name: Cheryl Bentley

Category of Governor: Parent Governor


My husband Karl and I moved to crowthorne in 2004 and bought our first home in Owlsmoor in 2005. We have spent the past 13 years living happily here and raising our family. We love the local area.

I am a mother of 3 children, 1 of which attends College Town primary School. Having previously worked as a Teaching Assistant and in day nurseries, I am now an Ofsted registered childminder. I work with lots of families within teh local community. this is my first parent Governor role and I am enjoying it.



Name: Angela Harris

Category of Governor : Co-Opted

Term of Office:Governor Since July 2020


Angela has been a governor since July 2020. Before having children she worked as a senior project accountant in the oil and gas industry, specialising in cost control and contract compliance. She is a mother of three children, all of whom currently attend College Town Primary School. Angela was the previous treasurer of College Town Schools PTA and still supports them in their fund raising efforts.