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Sponsor and Governors


Annabel Nicoll - Sponsor

Anabel Nicoll



Annabel is Sponsor. She has a degree in History of Art with History from Bristol University and she qualified as a Physiotherapist with 1st class honours from UCL and The Middlesex Hospital in 1998. Annabel is a Trustee of The River and Rowing Museum in Henley-on-Thames and of The Arbib Foundation which sponsors The Langley Academy and Parlaunt Park Primary Academy.

Annabel was a Trustee of the Academy Sponsors Trust and then sat on the Academy Sponsors Advisory Council for the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust. She was appointed an Honorary Member of Council of the NSPCC in 2007 having been a member of their National Appeal Board during their FULL STOP campaign.
Annabel is also a Governor of Lambrook School, near Bracknell where she Chairs the Education and Health and Safety Committees.
Annabel is married with three children.


Trustee for Child Protection

Museum Advisory Group

Martin Burford - Chair of Governor

Martin Burford


Chair of Governor

Martin has been working as independent consultant, providing leadership and management consultancy support from June 2009. He has worked internationally, with Local Authorities and with schools, as well as providing training to the NCSL clusters across London.

He has had contracts with the DfE, as Head of Regulatory Transformation and as Head of 3-14 Assessment at Ofqual, focussing on policy, strategy and monitoring assessment development and delivery of the FSP, KS1, KS2 national curriculum assessments and the pilot programmes. He worked with the DfE on the regulation and development of national assessments from early years to KS3. He also chaired the assessment review committee of an examining board.

Before becoming an independent consultant, Martin was Assistant Director of Education with responsibility for standards and school support for an inner London authority and Assistant Director with responsibility for school improvement in another. Previously, he was a Principle Primary adviser in an inner London authority, Adviser in a shire authority, and a successful Headteacher for 10 years. He has lectured on Education Masters programmes for London and Oxford universities.

Nina Kingsmill Moore - Vice Chair

Nina Kingsmill Moore


Vice Chair

Nina Kingsmill Moore is Head of a Pre Prep in Ascot and is married with three children of primary school age. Having left England at the age of five to move to South Africa, Nina complete both schooling and teacher training in South Africa, before returning to teach here in England.


Nina has taught at state schools in inner London, as well as schools in Notting Hill, Kew, Richmond, Windsor and now Ascot. She is currently Head of a Pre Prep with responsibility for Safeguarding and the Early Years and sits on the Education and Health and Safety Committees.


At Parlaunt Park Primary Academy, Nina holds the governor responsibility for EYFS. In the time she is away from school, Nina loves to spend holidays with her husband, daughter and twins both at home and away. If there is any time left over, she likes to try to keep fit and healthy with exercise!

Rhodri Bryant - Executive Principal

Rhodri Bryant 


Executive Principal

Rhodri was educated at Monmouth Boys School in South Wales before going to the College of St Mark and St John in Plymouth where he trained as a PE teacher on a 4 year Batchelor of Education Degree. He then spent most of his 22 years teaching in Hertfordshire apart from a 2 year stint in Enfield as a Deputy Headteacher responsible for student behaviour. He was the Headeacher at Longdean School in Hemel Hempstead for 6 years before joining The Langley Academy in April 2012 as the Principal.

Rhodri is married to Justine and they have three children. He is also a passionate Welshman who loves Rugby and Golf.

Museum Advisory group


Health & Safety

Museum Learning Committees


Dr Peter Holding

Dr Peter Holding

Dr Holding studied English at universities in the United States and England before working as a teacher of English and Drama in schools in London and Warwickshire.  He has been the Headteacher of Sir William Borlase's Grammar School in Buckinghamshire for nearly 20 years.  He served as a Trustee of the National Association for Able Children from 2000-2010, as Chairman of the Bucks Association of Secondary Heads from 2004-2014 and as the Chairman of the Bucks Learning Trust from 2012-15. 


He is the Executive Head of the Marlow Education Trust, a newly form Multi Academy Trust, including SWBGS and Beechview Primary School in High Wycombe.

Farzana Khattak - Parent Governor

Farzana Khattak


Parent Governor

I live in Langley and have 3 children who go to Parlaunt Park Primary Academy.  I am also a foster carer of a 16 year old who attends The Langley Academy.  I have previous experience of being a governor for 3 years at another school.  At present I work at Hillingdon Mind.  I speak 5 languages, Urdu, Pushto, Punjabi, Hindi and English.  I have also worked as an interpreter within schools. 


I have completed training in relation to young people, mental health, managing difficult behaviours, first aid and safeguarding.

Frank Thurauf - Parent Governor

Frank Thurauf 


Parent Governor

Born and educated in Germany, Frank has being living in the UK, for more than 17 years. He is a Chartered Management Accountant and works for the UK subsidiary of a major multi-national company.

He believes that his managerial skills learnt on board level will be equally valuable to the board of governors of PPPA in their efforts to encourage a well organised and successful education for the pupils.


Frank is married and has 2 children, his daughter is at Secondary school and his son is a pupil in Parlaunt Park Primary Academy.