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Great Missenden Church of England Combined School

An Academy of the Great Learners Trust


Our Governors

Meet the Great Missenden Governors


The Local Governing Board is responsible for the continued success of

Great Missenden CE Combined School


Paula Kitching-Rees

Role: (Acting Chair of Governors, SEND and Pupil Premium)


Paula Kitching (Rees) has two children at Great Missenden School and became a parent governor in 2019.  She is an historian and education consultant who has worked and works with charities, community groups, government departments and veterans’ organisations. In recent years she has helped to set up the GM school History Club and enjoys making history accessible to all. When not working in the heritage and charities sectors, she spends her time with her friends and family, especially her children in a variety of activities. She can be found on early morning walks around the Chilterns, often for a bit of foraging and investigating some local history.



Kaiser Munir  (Role: Safeguarding, Vulnerable Pupils, and eSafety)


Kaiser became a Parent Governor in July 2018.  He is our nominated governor for Safeguarding. He works as a GP locally and is married to Zareena (also a local GP) - they have two boys at the school. Kaiser also has an interest in sports medicine and is an Oxford medical student tutor. Outside of work, he enjoys travelling, participates in triathlons and marathons, and is an improving guitarist.





Andrew Hunt

(Role: Health & Safety and Premises)


Andrew became a governor in 2020. He has been in investment finance for over 20 years, and currently works in business analysis for a pension scheme serving the education sector. Having grown up in the local area, he lived in London and St Albans before he and his family moved to Chesham in 2017. His two boys joined Great Missenden School in September of 2020.






Chris Marks


Chris joined the team of Governors in April 2022. He has worked in the education sector for over 20 years, having started as a secondary music teacher in Great Missenden. He has subsequently held several senior leadership roles within schools and is currently Director of Primary Education for a Trust based in Hertfordshire.




Victoria Tindall

Victoria grew up in Buckinghamshire and returned with her young

family in 2021 to Ballinger after spending 25 years in London, joining the Governing board in November 2022. Victoria is a Chartered Accountant who left a career as a Director for a Big Four Accountancy Firm to raise her family. Victoria has experience of School Governance, holding the positions of Vice Chair of Governors and Chair of Finance for the Governing Board of a Primary School in Earlsfield. Victoria is the Financial Controller for a Charity which runs a school for underprivileged children in Gondar in Ethiopia as well as being a Trustee of a local Environmental Charity. Victoria enjoys spending time in the great outdoors and can often be found having some quiet time walking her dog in the chiltern hills.







Staff Governors


Johnny Magee– (Ex Officio) Head Teacher


Johnny Magee became Head Teacher of Great Missenden School in September 2019. Before joining Great Missenden, he was Deputy Head Teacher at Bedgrove Junior School, where he was also a governor. Johnny is originally from Northern Ireland where he managed two large restaurants and studied music at University of Ulster. He spent a year after university leading a nursery at a children's home in South Africa.



The Revd. Malcolm Chalmers - (Ex Officio) Vicar 


  Vicar of the Benefice of Great Missenden with Ballinger and Little Hampden. 


Olivia Whelan- Staff Governor (Maternity Leave)


Mrs Whelan is in her seventh year of teaching at Great Missenden School. She has taught throughout Key Stage 2, has led Year 5 and 6, and she is currently teaching in Y5 and Upper Key Stage 2 Phase Lead. Mrs Whelan has been lead for History, co-ordinated Computing and Online Safety and currently leads Science across the school.