Meet our Governors


The governors make a valuable contribution towards the running of the school. The governing body is made up of elected representatives from the parent body, the staff of the school, the community and Richmond upon Thames Council.


Name About Me

Beverley Turner

Headteacher at Windham Nursery

I have been Headteacher at Windham Nursery School since September 2018. Prior to this I worked in a large primary school in Twickenham, overseeing the nursery and the reception year group as an Assistant Headteacher. My career began in Richmond at Darell schools so I have spent most of my career working for the borough of Richmond and Hounslow. Additionally I have also worked as an Early Year Advisory teacher for Westminster which gave me an opportunity to work with a range of schools, nurseries and childminders.

I am passionate to work with everyone who is involved with and cares about Windham, to make sure every one of our children gets the very best early years education and that we support others to be able to offer the same to their little learners

Tom Paganos

Chair of Governors

I am fully committed to having an active role in raising my sons and I have been very impressed by the teachers’ efforts at Windham, which I often describe as ‘the best thing that could have happened to my children’

As a result, I am keen to support the work of the nursery and I am genuinely interested in assisting to enhance further the journey of every child that comes to Windham.


As a parent governor and an active member of the PFSA (Parents and Friends of the School Association) and drawing from my professional background in the communications sector I aim to improve the channels of communication between the nursery and parents/carers.

Juliet Cassidy

Vice Chair of Governors

I became involved as a Governor in 2010 when my son   was attending Windham Nursery. I felt it was time to   start giving something back to the community which has   supported me and my children so much and am pleased to be able to be part of such an exciting and stimulating environment

Steve Tedbury

Local Authority Governor

I have been a governor since my children were in the school (two are now at university!). I became a governor to learn more about education of young people, especially early years. I was chair of governors for several years, a time which included the designation of the school as an Early Excellence Centre, and more than £1 million of central government funding for the last major rebuild.

I have a business background in finance and strategy. I find it especially rewarding to be part of an organisation which on the one hand performs at such a high level, and on the other is constantly striving to improve. 

Cherry Baker

Co-Opted Governor

Chair of Curriculum and Improvement

My children both went to Windham Nursery in the early 1980’s and I spent the final 10 years of my teaching career at Windham as an Early Years Advisory Teacher and as Deputy Head of the Nursery until my retirement   in July 2009.

I am delighted to be continuing those happy times by being part of the governing body in supporting and promoting this outstanding nursery school. I have a particular interest in the early years’ curriculum and  young children’s learning and development. 

Tej Patel

Co-Opted Governor

Helen Inwood

Safegurding Officer

Claire Salama

Deputy Safegurding Officer

Steven Davidson

Co-Opted Governor

Douglas Mitchell

Co-Opted Governor

Mike Hough

Co-Opted Governor

Giovanni Madigan

Staff Governor

Ruth Munro

Co-Opted Staff Governor