Meet the Local Board

Our Local Board is made up of a dedicated group of volunteers who, along with the Principal, has overall responsibility for the running of the school .

Their responsibilities include:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils
  • Advising on school policies and procedures
  • Helping to recruit staff
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent

Meet the Board Members: 

Foundation Members Sharon Bennett-Thomas

Debra Nicholas

I have many years experience in corporate business including project management and have recently taken early retirement from my role as Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive of a local PLC where I served for 16 years.  I have an Open University Bachelor of Arts Degree and have two grown up sons. I bring commitment and enthusiasm to my governing role and am keen to ensure TFCEPA's children develop, academically, spiritually, socially, and safely, to assist them in their adult life.


Peter Firth

I joined the board in 2017 when my family moved to Tadpole Garden Village. Since we have moved, both of my children have started their school at Tadpole Farm, my wife works at the school part time and is involved in the ‘Friends of Tadpole’ group. I have previously been a governor at other primary and secondary schools within Swindon, and felt this would be a good way to serve in our local community. I am an accountant by profession, and now work as a consumer advocate within the insurance industry.

  David Ratnam
  Justice Buckman
Ex-Officio Foundation Member Sally Robertson
Parent Members Jacqueline Fitzgerald
  George Muburi
Community Member Ellie McQuade
Principal Jane Leo
Staff Member Samantha Fletcher
Clerk to the Local Board Suzanna Miles