Mrs Rachel Ayres

Mr David Canning

Mrs Julie Carter-Tufnell

Mr Mark Carter-Tufnell

Mrs Tina Chetitah

Mr Geoff Davison

Mr Amnon Eden

Mrs Pam Rose

Mrs Anthea Stone

Mrs Alana Williams

Parent Governor - Vacancy









Vice Chair


Co-Opted Governor

Authority Governor

Staff Governor

Co-opted Governor

Parent Governor

Co-opted Governor

Co-opted Governor

Ex Officio

Co-opted Governor

Co-opted Governor

All current governors have voting rights on the committees they are appointed to, as well as at the full governing body meeting.

Some information about us ...


David Canning - Chair of Governors

David has been a school governor since 2002 and was appointed to the Governing Body at Kings Ford Infant School in 2006; he has been Chair of Governors since 2009.  His responsibilities include numeracy, safeguarding, race relations and performance management of the Head Teacher.  David is a senior manager in the Civil Service based in Westminster but is married to a teacher and their three children are currently at university, and local secondary and primary schools.  A fan of outdoor sports, David is happiest on the end of a rope, climbing a mountain somewhere.

Anthea Stone - Vice-Chair, Community Governor

I am 61 years old, a proud, loving mother of 2 daughters and 2 grandchildren. I have been working as a social worker for all of my adult life and am now semi-retired. I like being outdoors, am a very keen walker and I also play tennis with friends, alongside other interests.
The reason I have chosen to become a School Governor is that I feel very strongly indeed that all children should be offered the best possible schooling to help them develop their self confidence, their educational skills and their social skills in order for them to enjoy as full lives as possible now and in the future.
I plan as a Governor to contribute to King's Ford Infant School and Nursery offering these opportunities to all its pupils. As part of this plan I am also a volunteer listening to children reading. 
Pam Rose - Head Teacher Governor

 I was appointed as Headteacher of King's Ford Infant School and Nursery in September 2012, after starting at King's Ford  in 2010 as Deputy. I came into teaching after having my children (I have 2) and started off as a parent helper before getting my qualifications and my first post at a school in East Sussex. I have also worked at two schools in Kent before moving to Essex, where King's Ford stole my heart!
I have no outside business or financial interest.
I love swimming, reading, live music and baking but best of all being with my family.
Julie Carter-Tufnell - Staff Governor

I am a fully qualified nursery nurse with a range of experience including working as an LSA in three different schools. I served as a governor in one of these. As a mum of two children I know how valuable the role of a school can be and am pleased to serve our community working directly with the children and on the governing body. 
Business interests
Financial interests
My husband is also a governor at this school. 
Governance roles at other schools

Mark Carter-Tufnell - Co-opted Governor

Appointed 10th December

Approved by governing body


I am a primary school head teacher and keen to contribute to the good of the local community. Having worked in Colchester I know the valuable work that this school does for its children and their families. I am honoured to be a small part of this.

Business interests

Financial interests

My wife is employed at this school

Governance roles in other schools

I am the head teacher of St Osyth Church of England Primary School

Alana Williams - Staff Co-opted Governor  



Appointed last September

Approved by governing body

I have been a teacher at King's Ford Infants School and Nursery for 5 years and enjoy every minute of it! Within my role I organise all the P.E. and Musical events including the annual music competition.

I became a staff governor because I was interested in all aspects of our wonderful school and nursery and am passionate about the school and all the members of staff.  Outside of school I enjoy swimming, reading, baking and walking my dog.




Dr Amnon H. Eden - Co-opted Governor

Dr Eden is a computer scientist, Principal Scientist at the thinktank, and an adviser to the high-tech industry. He read computer science, philosophy and cognitive science in Tel Aviv University, and held various lectureship positions, most recently at the University of Essex. Amnon's research interest in software design, artificial intelligence, and the philosophy of computer science led to the publication of two books, encyclopaedia entry, and articles in leading academic journals. Amnon has lifetime interest in child advocacy and social justice. He enjoys hard core science fiction, cooking, and spending time with his partner, son, and their cat and puppy.


Rachel Ayres – Co-opted Governor

I am a new Governor, having started here at King’s Ford Infant School and Nursery in March 2017.  I became a Governor because I believe passionately that all children should be able to access an outstanding education, so that as many opportunities as possible are open to them in the future and they can make choices about the direction they take. 

I am a mum of one, and I work as a Clinical Psychologist within Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust.

I do not have any business or financial interests.