Our Governance

Chancellor’s School is part of Danes Educational Trust. Each school within the Trust has a School Board comprising local Governors. The School Board holds four meetings per year. In addition, each School Board has a sub-committee for Admissions and one for Senior Staff Pay and Remuneration.

Danes Educational Trust

Danes Educational Trust governance information




Jon Buoy

Chair of Chancellor’s School Board

Jon is a retired teacher of more than 40 years’ experience, both in state and independent schools. He has been chair at Chancellor’s for four years and originates from Somerset although has lived in the Brookmans Park area for over 35 years. A keen sportsman and ex Saracens player, Jon has two children and five granddaughters.



Appointed by the Danes Educational Trust


Janice Buoy

Janice is a retired teacher with 44 years of teaching experience, 25 of which were as an Assistant Head in a North London Secondary School. My specific responsibilities included SEND, LAC, Safeguarding, Gifted & Talented, Mentoring/Counselling as well as  NQT Induction and Student Leadership.

In addition, Janice has also been an elected member of the English Schools Athletics’ Association National Executive for 35 years.

Janice is the link Governor for SEND.

Appointed by the Danes Educational Trust


Beverley Christoforou

Beverley has worked in education for over 20 years, having time off in between to have two sons. Starting as a teaching assistant after completing a degree in Psychology, then embarking on a Masters degree in Forensic Psychology from Leicester. 

Having taught across North London and Hertfordshire in secondary schools as the Head of Psychology within A Level departments and now the head of Psychology at Queenswood School. Teaching Psychology, and Sociology to the 16-18 age range as well as UCAS preparation and EPQ. Beverley enjoys all aspects of teaching and learning and working with students to prepare them for university. Alongside this, utilising the topics within the subjects to improve students awareness of mental health and how to improve this.

Elected by parents


David Croston


David was appointed Headteacher and started in his post at Chancellor's in January 2012, having worked in senior leadership in a number of positions at various London schools. He read maths at Warwick and, after graduating, completed his PGCE and then entered the teaching profession. He has two secondary aged children.



Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal

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Ian Pattrick

Ian retired three years ago as a headteacher in the primary sector. During his time in education Ian served both as National Leader of Education and a qualified Ofsted Inspector. Prior to his time in education Ian had his own building business.

Ian was brought up in Islington and moved to Enfield in his early twenties. For the last 22 years  Ian has lived in  Little Heath with his wife Sally and his two children Jack and Harry. He is a keen golfer and gym member.

Elected by parents


Naomi Patrick

Naomi began teaching at Chancellor’s in September 2014. She has had various roles within the Mathematics department and the Pastoral team. She studied Mathematics at The University of Nottingham and, after graduating, taught English overseas for two years. She then completed her PGCE and entered the teaching profession.


Elected by school staff


Catherine Rendell

Vice-Chair of Chancellor’s School Board

Catherine is a Partnership Governor. She read Law at Durham University and later qualified as a barrister. She has more than 30 years’ experience of legal training and teaching Law in Higher Education. Catherine has published extensively and is a teaching fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Currently, she is the Deputy Director of Standards and Quality at the University of Hertfordshire.

Catherine is a trained mediator. She lives in St Albans and has three adult sons.


Appointed by the Danes Educational Trust


Feray Souleiman

Feray is a Co-opted governor. Feray is a qualified solicitor working both for Central Government and a London Local Authority. Feray is experienced in Criminal and Education Law and in particular Special Educational Needs. She has two children, one at Chancellor’s and one previously at Chancellor’s, and now University.


Appointed by the Danes Educational Trust

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Chancellor’s School Local Governing Body Membership – last updated February 2022

Membership of School Board

School Board Business and Pecuniary Interests - February 2022

Attendance records

chancellor’s School - Local Governing Body Attendance Records 2020 - 2021

Business (and financial) interests

Financial Information

Business and Pecuniary Interests  - October 2021