Meet The Governors

Meet the Governors

The governing body supports the CEO, the Head of School and staff of Foxborough Primary School in delivering a world class education to the students.  The governors come from a variety of backgrounds and add to the diversity of the school by supporting it in a number of ways.  For more information about each member can be found below.

Governors have a term of office of 4 years, but may be re-appointed; the dates indicated below show commencement of the latest term of office.

If you wish to get in touch with any member of the governing body, please contact the Clerk to the Governors, Mrs Rachel Nash. 


         Mr Mahesh Yanambakkam

         Chair of Governors

         Date of Appointment: April 2016

Governor responsible for: CPD and marketing

Attendance at meetings 2016-2017: 4 of 6 = 67%

Mahesh Yanambakkam is Senior Regional Manager, Africa, Central and South Asia at the University of Reading. He has a wide range of experience in the International Higher Education Sector and has been working in this industry for more than 16 years.  He has travelled extensively across the world which has helped him with a deeper understanding of various cultures, education systems, business processes and practices in the regions: Africa, East Asia, Europe, Middle East, The Gulf, South America, South Asia and South East Asia. Mahesh is also a School Governor at TLC Nursery Federation (Chalvey Nursery School & Slough Centre Nursery School).


            Mr Denby Richards

            Vice Chair of Governors

            Date of Appointment: June 2013, renewed July 2017

            Governor responsible for: Safeguarding and Health & Safety

Attendance at meetings 2016-2017: 5 of 6 = 83%

Denby Richards is a retired primary school headteacher who retains an interest in and a passion for the education of our children and young people. He sees his governing role as that of a supportive yet critical friend of the Foxborough community.


           Mercedes Hernández Estrada


           Attendance at meetings 2016-2017: 4 of 6 = 67%


Mercedes Hernández Estrada has been involved in education in the UK for over twenty years. Born and educated in Spain she developed an interest in Languages and she completed a BA in Modern Foreign Languages and an MA in Anglo Germanic Philology at the University Of Oviedo in northern Spain. She moved to the UK in the late 80s and has worked in schools in the South of England since.  She was a Lead Practitioner for Curriculum Design and Leadership for three years working with schools and Local Authorities in the South of England, from Plymouth to Kent. Before joining the Upton Court Grammar School as Principal in 2010 she was a deputy headteacher at Tonbridge Grammar School, a Kent selective girls’ school.


          Mrs Nicola Rispoli-Hall

          Date of Appointment: September 2013

          Governor responsible for: SEN, Pupil Premium and Behaviour

Attendance at meetings 2016-2017: 3 of 6 = 50%


Nicola Rispoli-Hall is Head of Psychology at Upton Court Grammar school where she has worked for the last year.  She was previously a pastoral leader working in the London Borough of Ealing where she gained valuable experience in implementing innovative new strategies in whole school leadership and management and contributing to whole school improvement. She is a married mother of two children living in Windsor. 


             Mr Kamaldeep Singh Gill

             Date of Appointment: September 2017

             Governor responsible for: Curriculum – Maths and English

             Attendance at meetings 2016-2017: n/a


Kamaldeep has worked in the financial services sector since 2010, and has completed the ACA qualification. As a Chartered Accountant, he has established an extensive skillset through auditing clients ranging from medium-sized businesses to listed companies. Kamaldeep is responsible for financial processes, corporate governance compliance, and risk management. His role has evolved to a consultancy-based approach, he is now more heavily involved in overviewing the accounting of financial investments and stakeholder management.

Kamaldeep has always had a keen interest in education, and has been an active mentor to undergraduates at CASS Business School (City University London). Kamaldeep believes that his strong accounting skills, analytical mind and management skills will be an asset to his role as a Governor at Foxborough Primary School, where he aims to support the good work done by the staff and to continue to develop the school in an ever changing environment.


To contact the governors please use one of the following:


Post: Clerk to Governors, Foxborough Primary School, Common Road, SL3 8TX

Telephone: 01753 546 376

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