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Governor Biographies

David Shaw (Chair)

I have lived in Winslow for over 30 years and both my children attended the school. I was appointed as a governor in 2017.

I have been involved in education throughout my life. I started my career teaching mainly physics for 8 years in Bucks and Northants at both grammar and comprehensive schools during which time I held both pastoral and head of department responsibilities.

The rest of my working life was spent working in local government education and children’s services departments. At Bucks County Council I held a wide range of senior education posts which included managing a range of school facing services e.g. governor support, finance and HR support, management information and school place planning.

I am now happy to provide whatever support I can to the school in its role at the centre of our community.

Samantha Dimbleby (Headteacher)

I have been Headteacher of Winslow Church of England School since September 2022 having moved from S Mary’s CE School where I was Deputy Headteacher.  Prior to this, I taught in schools in Harrow and Buckinghamshire were I was an Assistant Headteacher.  I am delighted to be part of the Winslow team and sense a clear match between my strengths and skills, and the opportunities for service within the school. Winslow is a caring and inspiring learning community with high aspirations for all its children.  We have a fantastic staff team; supportive parents; and a committed Governing Board, who do a great job of supporting the school and making sure that we do the best that we can for all of our children.  I feel immensely proud and privileged to be able to lead and manage such a lovely school.

George Hooper

I have lived in Winslow for over 25 years, and am married with two grown sons.  I have been a Churchwarden at St Laurence Church in the town since 2020, and as I have recently retired, I wanted to take the opportunity to do a bit more in my community.  I am very pleased to be able to be part of the Governors team, as a Foundation Governor and as RE Governor Lead - I think Winslow is a wonderful town, and the school is such a central part of that community, so I hope to be able to help in a small way.  After a career in logistics and consultancy, I hope to bring my business skills to assist the Headteacher and her team in their development of the school.

Sarah Kingham

I am a co-opted governor at Winslow CE School.  Both of my children went to Winslow albeit several years ago, but I have enjoyed keeping up my links with the school and seeing how their vision has developed and strengthened over the years. Having lived in Winslow for over 18 years I am very proud to be part of the town and school communities. I am a teacher in a local Special School and have a real interest in the way children with additional needs are supported in mainstream schools; I am the SEN governor and also have a strong interest in the financial responsibilities having worked previously in school finance.

I joined the governing Board as I felt it important to support the work of the school and that it was time to offer something back to a community that my family have been part of for several years. 

Victoria Eele

I have lived in Winslow from the age of three apart from a very brief spell in Gloucestershire. I attended Winslow School from Reception under the Headteacher Mrs Black, so I know the school very well, as well as the local community.

 My two eldest children have both attended the school and I have a young son who will also be joining the school as soon as he is old enough.

I was a committee member of FOWS for many years. During that time I organised Christmas and Summer Fetes and other fundraising events to help raise the much-needed support for the school.

 My day-to-day job is working as a Volunteer Coordinator for a local charity called Enrych Buckinghamshire which supports adults with physical disabilities to engage and achieve their personal and social goals.

Colin Poyntz

I have lived in Winslow since 2014 and serve as the Pastor of Winslow Christian Fellowship. I have three teenage girls and a boy who will be starting school in a few years. For a number of years I was chair of the Friends of Winslow Youth Club committee. Now I want to contribute to the development of the school, which I see as a key hub of family life in the town. It is a privilege to support the senior leadership team to maintain the high educational and pastoral standards the school already exhibits.


Tabitha Nyambuya

I am a co-opted governor at winslow CE School. I wanted to join the governing body as this was a good opportunity to give back to the community and work within an organisation that will have a big influence on children and their future. We are here to support the school in giving the children the confidence to go out and achieve their goals.

My career in human resources will hopefully mean I can use my skills and knowledge to support the Headteacher and her team in achieving their vision for the school.


Corey McConnell

I first moved to the UK from Ireland in August 2015 where I began my teaching career in Luton. After spending 2 years there, I made the decision to move to Qatar where I worked in British Academies for 2 more years before returning once more to the UK to start a family. 

I first moved to Winslow in November 2022 and soon followed this up by joining the Year 6 team here in Winslow CoE the following September.  My daughter currently attends Rainbows and will soon be starting in EYFS. 

I decided to take on the role of Staff Governor in order to see the workings of the school behind the scenes, and do my best to assist in its exciting future, in any way I can.