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

Resourcing and Pay Committee

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

Tej Patel

Co-Opted Governor

Resourcing and Pay Committee

SEND Governor

Our affinity with Windham started as a result of my son attending Jigsaw and our experience of the provision and Windham as a whole was so amazing, that as a family we wanted to give something back.  

 I joined the Governor team in October 2022 as part of the Resourcing and Pay Committee. 

 I have spent my entire career in financial services with the majority of my time within consulting, working with clients on technology, business and regulatory changes.  My aim is to use my experience to support Windham with its ethos, strategy and vision.

 I have lived in the area for the past 10 years after getting married to my wife who has lived here since childhood.  I have recently taken up running, support Arsenal and do my best to keep up with my very active son.

Helen Inwood

Chair of the Curriculum, Community and Achievement Committee


I am delighted to have been given the chance to serve as a governor to Windham. I have been a primary school teacher for 10 years, specialising in Early Years and Key Stage One. For the last few years, I have been in role as Assistant Headteacher at a local primary school where my responsibilities included Early Years and Key Stage One leadership, whole school curriculum planning and assessment.

I have recently decided to take a short career break to spend more time with my two young children. My daughter regularly attends Windham’s ‘Little Learners’ sessions. During my time at the nursery, I have always been highly impressed by the lively atmosphere, exemplary provision, safe environment, and dedicated, enthusiastic staff.

I am looking forward to supporting Windham in the wonderful work it does for our community’s youngest learners.

Claire Salama

Safeguarding Governor

Curriculum, Community and Achievement Committee

 I was so impressed with the care that my daughter received last year at Windham (and continues to receive) that I knew I wanted to be more involved as a Parent Governor. 

Aside from being a mother, I work as a solicitor representing vulnerable children in prison and as a result of my experiences have a particular interest in safeguarding.

Steven Davidson

Chair of the Resourcing and Pay Committee

Douglas Mitchell

Co-Opted Governor

Resourcing and Pay Committee

Giovanni Madigan

Staff Governor

Curriculum, Community and Achievement Committee

Glenda Galone

Parent Governor

Claire Woolf

Co-opted Governor

Resourcing and Pay Committee

Ellie Trevillion

Co-opted Governor (non-teaching staff)

Terri Sigamoney

Windham School Business Manager

Associate Member

Resourcing and Pay Committee