Meet the Governors

Mrs Sarah Soles

Parent Governor


Sarah joined the school governing body as a Parent Governor in January 2019, shortly after her eldest child joined the school.  With a background in strategic planning and business development, she brings experience in effective resource allocation and optimization.  Having previously mentored at secondary level, Sarah is excited to be involved in the education sector once again.

Mrs Tamara Laughton

Parent Governor


Tamara Laughton joined the governing body in April 2019. She has worked in Secondary Education for 15 years, with a strong understanding of the current challenges facing local schools. She has a wide knowledge base of curriculum changes and a passionate interest in the development of children, not only academically but as well rounded happy individuals with the resilience to tackle modern life. 

As a parent governor, she has one child at Nettlebed School. 

Mr Matt Tebbutt - Chair of Governors



Mr Tebbutt joined the governing body in October 2016 as a parent governor and was made Vice-Chair in February 2017 followed by Chair in July 2018. He previously served as a parent governor at a primary school in South London for six years. During his time there he experienced a wide range of challenging issues from an Ofsted inspection, a bulge year and well as the school expansion onto a second site to become a six form entry school. In his professional life, he works in financial services technology and has done for over 20 years. Parent of one current pupils.

Mr Peter Willis-Fleming



Mr Willis Flemming is retired, and has lived in Park Corner for the last 22 years. He has been a co-opted governor since 2013 and considers it a privilege. He is a devoted father to two daughters and a son, and a proud grandfather to four very special girls. He has a diverse and eclectic, multi-lingual background, having served in the Royal Navy for ten years, and with extensive experience in senior management and marketing in a variety of successful companies afterwards, both at home and abroad.

Mrs Bethany Greenwood


Mrs Greenwood joined the school in September 2017 having previously worked in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead.

Mrs Amanda Foister OBE



Mrs Foister joined the governing body in September 2017. She founded the Adventure Learning Foundation (ALF) which is a partnership between Longridge Activity Centre and Buckinghamshire County Council to provide leadership, direction and core services to not for profit education, training and sporting facilities in 2004.  In addition, she is the CEO of Royal Albert Docks Trust where she provides company secretarial, marketing and financial support. 

Mr Chip Cunliffe

Parent Governor


​Mr Cunliffe joined as a parent governor in June 2018 and is Chair of the Curriculum Committee. He works in the insurance industry developing solutions to ocean derived risks, but is also a trained geography teacher. In 2012 he launched Oceans Education - a curriculum-led syllabus for students aged between 7-16, designed to increase ocean literacy around the world. He is also a trustee of the UK Associates of the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences.

Mrs Lara Bett

Local Authority Governor


Ms Bett became a school governor in February 2017 and chairs the Resources Committee. She works locally in Henley and has had an interest in supporting education for a number of years, having previously volunteered as a ‘Reading Buddy’ at another primary school. Ms Bett is a qualified chartered accountant and has responsibility for a finance team at her employer, so brings a focus on financial control and oversight to the governing body.

Sarah Roberts



With 30 years teaching experience in a variety of schools, Sarah has spent the last 14 years at Nettlebed and  is currently a KS1 class teacher.  She is also PE and MFL lead. As a firm believer in the state system of education, her own three children all attended the school, before moving on to Gillotts and then Henley College.    

Mrs Jenny McBean



Jenny has lived in Nettlebed with her family for twenty years and her two, now adult, children were pupils at Nettlebed School before moving to Gillotts for their secondary education.  During this time Jenny sat on the FONS committee, volunteered in the classroom and, for a short time, was employed as a Teaching Assistant.  Professionally, Jenny has worked in recruitment, taught in adult education and mentored small business owners.  She now volunteers with the Princes Trust, mentoring young people and working on fundraising campaigns.

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Nettlebed Community School

High Street


Henley On Thames



Office contact: Mrs Tracy Sedwell

Tel: 01491 641328


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