Governance Structure (2016)

Register of Pecuniary Interests (2016)

Governor Attendance at Meetings

The Specialist Education Trust Annual Accounts (2015)

Haybrook College Trust Annual Accounts (2016)   

Haybrook College Trust Annual Accounts (2017)

Haybrook College Trust Funding Agreement

Articles of Association (2016)

Memorandum of Association (2016)

Charging & Remissions Policy (2016)

Contact for Chair of Governors

Email: (Clerk to Governors)

Telephone 01628 696075

By Post: David Tottingham, Chair of Governors, Haybrook College, 112 Burnham Lane, Slough, Berkshire. SL1 6LZ


I have been a teacher at Haybrook since September 2005 and I currently have a Teacher Learning Responsibility for Mathematics across the College.   I joined the Local Governing Body as a Teacher Governor in 2008.

I have a real understanding of the cohort of young people who attend Haybrook College as I have taught multiple subjects (maths, astronomy, science, English, ICT, Business Studies, Sport) across the various sites.  I have a good understanding of the curriculum from a national and local perspective.

I also acted up as Head of Springboard and so have an awareness of CP and safeguarding issues.


I rejoined the Board in October 2016 following a short break.

I worked for Sara Lee Corporation from 1984 to 2004, during which time I held senior HR roles in the UK and the Netherlands.

I was HR Director for the Household and Body Care business in Slough from 1984 to 2002. During this time I was very much involved with the setting up of Activate @Sara Lee, and served as Chairman of the Activate Advisory Board until 2014.

My final role with the Company was that of International Vice President Compensation and Benefits, based in Utrecht, the Netherlands.

I retired from Sara Lee in December 2004, and continued to serve as Chairman of its UK Pension Plan until November 2015.

My current activities include being an independent, professional pension trustee, Chairman of Trustees for the Sara Lee Benevolent Fund, Network Independent Director for Winmark’s PensionChair organisation, and a member of the Lions Club of Windsor.


I joined the Haybrook College Local Governing Body in 2008 as the Local Authority Governor.  I currently work for Cambridge Education where I am Head of School Services & Access to Education and the main responsibility is to ensure all children are provided with education. I have always worked closely with Haybrook College as the main provider of alternative education in the area, and the partnership has helped Slough Borough Council to be of only two authorities nationally with no Permanent Exclusions from Secondary Schools.  I have also recently taken on the role as SEN Governor and this has meant working even more closely with the school.


I am a qualified social worker who has worked in a range of children’s services throughout my career. My first role in 1983 was as a social worker in Leicester before moving to Suffolk in 1994, I spent five years with the County Council until 2000 when I moved to work in the NHS. In 2002 I became the Director of Children’s Services with responsibility for specialist health services for the five primary care trusts in Suffolk.

I moved to Cambridgeshire in 2006 to take up the role of Area Director with responsibility for early help, including children centres as well as children’s social care. I then became Services Director for Childrens Social Care in 2009 for the whole of Cambridgeshire. I led the transformation of the service which received a good Ofsted judgement in 2014.

In 2015 I moved to Slough to take up the post of Chief Executive of Slough Children’s Services Trust. I have previously been a school governor for a special school in Huntingdon for five years and I loved the engagement with both the school and the children; both who kept me very grounded in the work I do. I have two daughters one who is a social worker in Hackney and the other who is travelling the world. I love walking and sailing.


I trained as a Management Accountant, in the Brewery Industry, with exposure across all disciplines within the Finance departments both in Head Office and Regional Breweries. Progressed to Divisional Financial Director in a Commodities trading company in the City and managed numerous businesses and personnel on an international basis, reporting to various government entities. As part of one the positions, led and managed an operation in Switzerland including setting up the office and managing the tax status.

Following on from this and for the next 16 years was the number two in, initially, a Grant Maintained school, progressing to VA, and then taking the school through the transition to becoming an Academy. The school was amongst the top performing comprehensives in the country. The role was to manage everything within the school with the exception of the teachers and the curriculum. The school was based on two sites and unusually had two centre numbers. The roles that were directly in the remit were the Finance, Personnel, Payroll, Fund raising, Site services, Catering, IT, and Administration. In addition the school raised substantial funds from the parents and this was managed by the Finance department.


I have worked at Haybrook College on the Wexham Park Hospital Site, since May 2005 and was invited to join the interim Governors’ Board in 2006/2007. During the time I have been able to remain a steady link between staff and the LGB, raising any queries or concerns by other staff members and been able to part-take in vital decisions.

Over the years, I have seen the college expand and develop and am immensely proud of Haybrook College’s achievements.


I joined the Board as a Parent Governor in January 2015 following a year-long period as a financial consultant to the College.  I currently work at Southfields Academy as the Finance Director but wanted to continue my association with Haybrook as I feel very strongly that it is an excellent provision for the hardest to reach young people in Slough.

Before working for Haybrook College, I spent 3 years at Slough Borough Council as the Education Accountant and before that I worked for 22 years at Wandsworth Borough Council.   I have extensive knowledge of both the Local Authority side of education finance and the financial workings of schools and academies.



I began my teaching career in 1983 and I have taught in both non-selective and comprehensive secondary schools in Slough and Maidenhead in a variety of roles including Senco and Assistant headteacher. I have also been a deputy headteacher in an all age generic special school.  I am the Slough secondary Head representative on the Slough Local Safeguarding Board.

Since January 2008 I have been the Executive Headteacher of Haybrook College in Slough. We provide an alternative education for over 200 young people with complex social, emotional and behavioural difficulties who have been permanently excluded or at risk of exclusion from local mainstream schools.


I joined the Board in October 2017 as a Community Governor.

I grew up in Slough and volunteered for local charity Aik Saath – Together As One.  I then progressed to join the staff via an entry-level job and through this decided to pursue a career in youth work, becoming a JNC qualified graduate with a degree  in Youth and Community Work.

I am an avid football fan and coach training sessions twice a week at Power League in Chalvey.  My efforts to advance women’s football have not gone unnoticed and Get Berkshire have featured me in a short film aiming to inspire young women to follow in my footsteps.

I also manage Langley Youth Cafe which is a provision that combines diversionary activities with training and group work to encourage the young people who attend to live healthier, safer lives.

I have also supported Aik Saath to deliver a wide range of projects, including interventions focused on interfaith cohesion and raising the self-esteem of young women and girls.


I have been Headteacher of Herschel Grammar School since September 2010. The school was graded outstanding in all areas by Ofsted in September 2012. The school has longstanding partnership arrangements with Haybrook College through the Herschel Pupil Training Centre. This is a very successful provision for key stage 3 pupils across Slough, who are at risk of permanent exclusion. Herschel has funded some of the staffing for this via its Leading Edge status for a number of years. I have been a Haybrook Governor since July 2014 and am a SET trustee (since Sept. 2014).

I am also Chair of the Slough Association of Secondary Headteachers and currently involved in the setting up of our second free school (SASH2) following the successful opening of Ditton Park Academy, our first free school venture. I am a trustee of The SASH School Academy Trust and governor at Ditton Park Academy.

I bring to Haybrook a secure knowledge and understanding of curriculum, teaching and learning and educational leadership and management, and in particular a strong understanding of Slough and its context. Haybrook College delivers very high quality provision in a unique set up. It is vital to the success of our young people in Slough and I am proud to be involved in the college as a governor.


Julia Shepard has expertise in curriculum, learning, staffing, finance, governance, leadership and student matters gained through sixteen years of headship, including 12 years at Beechwood School. During this time she worked as part of the Slough PFI team to develop new school buildings and a conference centre. As chair of SASH, in collaboration with other secondary head teachers, we successfully initiated a bid for a secondary free school.


I have been a Governor of Haybrook College since 2007, and was recently appointed Chair, having been Acting Chair for two terms.

I am retired and spent 33 years in Local Government at Hammersmith, so am extremely au-fait with the workings of local government and have had extensive experience with the needs of the vulnerable members of society through my work as Facilities Manager for the Social Services Department.

I have been a Slough resident most of my life and have a keen interest in the Schools, also being Chair of Governors at Herschel Grammar School (which I attended).   I am honoured to be the Chair of the two schools and think the work that is carried out by both is a credit to the young people of Slough.