Godstowe School Shrubbery Road High Wycombe Buckinghamshire HP13 6PR Tel: 01494 529273


Godstowe School Shrubbery Road High Wycombe Buckinghamshire HP13 6PR Tel: 01494 529273


The role of the Governors is to support the Head and her team to deliver the goals of the School, namely to ensure our children are confident, happy and successful.  This is achieved in a number of ways. 

Firstly, the Governors set a clear vision and strategic plan for the School to provide the necessary facilities and environment to allow the children to succeed whilst ensuring that they remain happy, healthy and safe. This must be balanced with the need to ensure the ongoing financial viability of the School.

Secondly, as trustees of the charity, they are responsible for overseeing the performance of the School, to ensure not only are the goals for the pupils achieved but also the governance of the School is of the highest standard and that all legal and regulatory requirements are met. 

Finally, they provide support and advice to the Head and her team in the role of a critical friend as and when required.

In order to deliver these responsibilities, governors are chosen with a wide range of skills and experience but the one attribute that is shared is a love of Godstowe and a determination and dedication to the School and its aim for all its pupils to be confident, happy and successful.

Click here to read a message from our Chair of Governors, Mrs Tara Leaver

Our Governors

Dr Fiona Neale

Fiona qualified as a doctor from Nottingham University and following postgraduate training became a GP Partner in Buckinghamshire where she has worked for over 20 years. She has a particular interest in medical education having worked with Oxford undergraduates and mentored qualified Doctors training in General Practice.

Fiona's daughter was at Godstowe for eight years before moving on to Wellington College.

In her spare time she enjoys gardening, walking, and is a keen skier.

Jack Murray

Jack Murray joined the School Council in November 2022. He has been a teacher of geography and Housemaster at Wellington College, a co-educational school in Berkshire for 13-18 year olds, since September 2016. Prior to his teaching career he worked in currency trading, living in Tokyo for a year. 

Jack is married to Amy and live in the boarding house with Ruby their cockapoo and their 10 month old son Milo. Jack enjoys coaching rugby, Star Wars and Marvel films as well as cooking home made dim sum. 

Contact the Chair of Governors

In cases of need, the Chair of the Godstowe Council can be contacted through the school in writing:

Mrs Tara Leaver,
Chair of the School Council
Godstowe School
Shrubbery Road
High Wycombe
HP13 6PR.

You may also contact the school office to arrange a meeting by telephoning 01494 529273.