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




Peter Branston

Peter worked in senior leadership positions in industry for many years before retraining as a teacher of French and German, gaining his PGCE at the University of Hertfordshire. 

Having studied for his Batchelor's degree in French and German at Aston University in Birmingham, Peter took a master's degree in European Management at Cranfield School of Management, and subsequently entered the business world, working for a number of blue-chip organisations including Scholl, Coopers & Lybrand, Glaxo Smithkline, Technicolor, Gilbarco Veeder-Root, Avery Weigh-Tronix, ERIKS and De La Rue. Many of his roles included global responsibilities, and he has extensive experience of working in different cultures across the world.

In addition to teaching French and German, Peter has recently taken on the responsibility of developing and delivering the Personal Finance course that is offered to all year 12 students at Chancellor's. Peter is married to Brigitte, a French national, and they have three adult children. A keen former rugby player, Peter continues to stay fit by cycling, running and visiting the gym on a regular basis.

Staff Governor


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

Fazana Farook  

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Ian Pattrick

Chair of Governors

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

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Anouska Plaut

Anouska is a senior lecturer and academic skills tutor in the Business School at University of Hertfordshire. She supports students with their transition to university and has a special interest in academic literacy, employability skills and reflective practice. She is currently also studying for a doctorate in Education. Before joining the University in 2013 she worked for various organisations as a broadcast journalist, marketing executive and antenatal educator for the National Childbirth Trust. 

Anouska lives in Potters Bar and has two children, one of whom currently attends Chancellors, and one who attends another secondary school in Hertfordshire. She loves to run (slowly) and has just taken up crochet.

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 -  OcTober 2022

Attendance records

chancellor’s School Board Attendance - September 2022

Business (and financial) interests

Financial Information

Business and Pecuniary Interests  - January 2023