Dunchurch Infant School & Nursery

Governor Profiles

Eva Goodwin – Chair of Governors

I have a daughter in year 2 and another now at Dunchurch Junior School. We live in Dunchurch and I’m a teacher at a local secondary school. I am also the coordinator of a successful local branch of a National charity.

The importance of family, education, altruism and community spirit are at the heart of my values and I am proud to be a member of the Dunchurch Infant School Governing Body. As well as being Chair of Governors I also sit on the Performance and Standards and the Headteacher’s Performance Management committees.


Linda Beech

I have been a governor since 2010, firstly as a staff governor and now as a co-opted governor.

I am also the School Business Manager and very much enjoy my roles at Dunchurch Infant School and Nursery.

I have lived in Dunchurch for 25 years and I am married to Craig who is an architect. I have triplet boys who attended the school and nursery and are now at university.

I am passionate about Dunchurch Infant School and Nursery and always aim to promote our values and promises, ensuring the best outcomes for our children.

Chris Tabor

I worked for Warwickshire as a teacher at Rugby High and Leamington College. I was Deputy Headteacher at North Leamington School and then became a Teacher Adviser for the LEA training teachers, support staff and governors in management, study skills, behaviour management (in the classroom and playground) and sensitive issues (including child protection and bereavement).

I also ran a youth group in Dunchurch for over 30 years and was involved in local projects.

I recently volunteered as a teacher in Sierra Leone and the school was able to support this by sending books, equipment and Lego.

Ruth Kilborn

I have been on the governing body since March 2013 and I’m a parent governor. I am on the Finance and Premises committee and am the SEN governor. My professional background and training is in HR.

Fiona Fitzsimons

I moved to Dunchurch 16 years ago and both of my boys enjoyed their time at Dunchurch Infant School. I have a background in both education, as a teacher of Geography and Maths, and in construction as a Quantity Surveyor. I now divide my time between supporting my family, my own projects, working with Warwickshire Choristers – a wonderful local charity and choirs developing boys’ and young men’s singing, and crewing for the Jubilee Sailing Trust on its globally unique ships designed to allow disabled people to experience the magnificence of tall ship sailing.

Rachel Gower

I am Rachel Gower and am a governor at the school. I live in Dunchurch with my husband and three children. My two older children attend the school and we enjoy being a part of the community. I work in London as a lawyer at an international law firm. I hope to bring the range of skills I have developed in my profession and my experience as a parent to the work of the governing body and the ongoing success of Dunchurch Infant School and Nursery.

Marta Chabi


Professionally I hold a B.A. and M.A. in Applied Linguistics and I work for an international hotel chain.

I am Marta Chabi, a Co-opted governor. I have been a governor at the school for over 4 years and I chair the Performance and Standards subcommittee. I have two children who attend the local schools in Dunchurch.

Maria Page

I am the Clerk to the Governors at Dunchurch Infant and Nursery School. I began clerking in 2007 and have been the Clerk at Dunchurch since 2013. In the past I have worked as a school administrator and I have one daughter who attends a local secondary school. I am a qualified medical secretary and a graduate with a BSc Combined Honours degree in Human Biology and Psychology. I can be contacted via the school.


Ian Dewes