A warm welcome to College Town Primary School from the Governing Body.
The purpose of the Governing Body is to maintain and improve the quality of education and standards of achievement in the school. The governors are a diverse group of people, all volunteers, with a common interest in the school, its staff, the children and the community. Each governor brings different strengths and skills to the Governing Body, but all have a commitment to helping College Town.
The full Governing Body meets twice a term and the Headteacher provides all the necessary information, so that it can do its job effectively. The governors job is to focus on three core functions:
1 Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction of the school.
2 Holding leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its children, and the effective and efficient performance management of staff.
3 Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.
Please see below for full details of our governors, their roles within committees and biographies.
Name: Jennie Hulse
Category of Governor : Chair of Governors and Co-opted Governor
Term of Office: Chair since September 19th 2023
Jennie Hulse is the new Chair of Governors at College Town and before that held the position of Vice Chair. She has been part of the Governing Body since 2021 and very recently agreed to step up as Chair. She has worked with the governors and staff with great passion, to support the aims of the school.
She has twins who currently attend College Town and was also a former pupil of the school herself. She has spent several years being part of the PTA and still tries to be involved with helping to fund raise for the school. Before having children she was a Project Accountant for a defence company.
Jennie Hulse can be contacted on: firstname.lastname@example.org
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, has full voting rights and is an experienced Head. Since September 2018 she has fulfilled the same role in the amalgamated College Town Primary School.
Name: Cheryl Bentley
Category of Governor: Parent Governor
Term of Office: 15/05/23
My husband Karl and I moved to Crowthorne in 2004 and bought our first home in Sandhurst 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 three children, one 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 the local community. This is my first Parent Governor role and I am enjoying it.
Name: Fiona Mitchell
Category of Governor : Staff Governor
Term of Office : Governor since 16/06/2023
I was very happy to take on the role of Staff Governor when an opportunity arose this year. As an existing member of staff I have a unique insight into the activities and running of the school. I aim to represent the views of teaching staff and pupils at College Town and share these openly and honestly with the Governing Body. As a Staff Governor I can work in partnership with other governors to support the strategic development of the school.
Name: Cheryl Delilkhan
Category of Governor :Vice Chair of Governors and Parent Governor
Term of Office : Governor since 08/02/2021
I am a mother of two, both of whom currently attend College Town Primary School. I also support the PTA. Professionally I have extensive managerial and project management experience, globally in the private sector and locally in the public sector. I currently work as a Senior Project Manager in a Digital Agency.
Name: Suprana Abrol
Category of Governor: Co-opted Governor
Term of Office: Governor since September 2022
We relocated to the UK in 2007 and moved to Sandhurst in 2014. Both my children attend College Town Primary School and to extend my support to the school, I volunteered to be the Secretary of the PTA for a few years. I wanted the school to benefit from my skills and international experience and hence, I applied to be a Governor at the school. Professionally, I have experience in financial and business management and I head the planning function for the IT department in one of Europe's leading media and entertainment companies.
Name: Rohan Mohanty
Category of Governor: Co-opted Governor
Term of Office: Governor since July 2022
I am a full time Youth Worker for a local church, a father of two children and a former College Town pupil. My previous career was in economics so I bring experience in understanding and using data to make informed decisions. My vision is to ensure that the next generation are equipped to navigate life and live it to the fullest.