Members and attendance record
Members of the governing body
Laura Richards, Foundation Governor, Chair of the Learning and Achievement Committee
Laura joined the governing body in October 2015, having previously been a governor at William Cobbett Junior School in Farnham and prior to that at Grayshott Primary School.
In her professional life Laura has worked in marketing for over 20 years, specialising in brand strategy and market research. She started her career working on the consultancy side, advising blue chip clients such as Ford and Coca Cola before spending 10 years working in various marketing and research roles at Nokia. She currently works for The Stroke Association as their Head of Insight. Laura enjoys using her professional skills, particularly in the areas of data analysis and strategy to help the Governors and staff drive the school forwards. Laura has a particular interest in modern languages, having graduated with a degree in German and Russian. Laura knows the local area well, having lived locally on and off for many years, and being an ex-pupil of George Abbot School. She currently lives in West Clandon and her twin boys, who started their education at Clandon school and are now in year 3 at Send.
Laura was appointed by the Diocesan Board of Education. She has no business interests connected to the school and is not a governor at any other school. Laura’s term of office finishes on October 2019.
Sue Sayers, Executive Headteacher and Staff Governor ex officio, Member of the Learning and Achievement Committee and Resources Committee
Susan Sayers became an ex-officio governor in January 2015 when she joined the Federation as Executive Headteacher. After qualifying at a Catholic teaching college in Liverpool, her home city, in 1988, Sue moved to Guildford and taught at St Dunstan's Catholic School in Woking for 7 years. She then moved on to a senior role, Deputy Headship and Interim Headship in a team which moved New Haw Junior School to an Outstanding grade before taking up her first substantive headship at a church school in Godalming in 1999.
In 2008, Sue went to Barnsbury Infants and Junior Schools to create a new primary school via an amalgamation process and in 2013 successfully managed their conversion to academy as a Good school. She became a Director of the SWAN Trust, a group of 5 academies working collegiately in partnership, committed to school improvement in the Woking area.
Alongside her headships, Sue has worked as an Associate Leadership Consultant for Surrey/Babcock, leading on assessment and in training new teachers, mentoring new head teachers and coaching governing bodies. She has been an active part of the Surrey Graduate Teacher Programme (now SCITT programme) since its inception. Sue is a qualified Leadership Coach and has been an Ofsted Inspector under both SENCo and the DfE. She has also worked for the LA as a Local Leader of Education, working with schools in crisis and those experiencing difficult, particularly post reorganisation processes.
Sue lives in Grayshott, Surrey, with her husband. She is a committed Christian, a vegetarian, an avid reader and has a burning ambition to wing-walk.
As Executive Headteacher Sue is an ex officio governor and is automatically a member of the governing body. She has no business interests connected to the school and is not a governor at any other school. As EHT, Sue’s term of office has no finish date.
Suzie Maine, Parent Governor Chair of the Learning & Achievement Committee
Before having children, I worked in the charity sector, managing Quality Standards for a network of 50+ Community Foundations, adding value to the network through shared learning and impact assessment. Previously, I project managed the development of FareShare South West (a food redistribution charity in Bristol). I have two children at Send Primary and have been a freelance proof-reader/copy editor since 2011, specialising in academic texts and PhDs. I’m passionate about community, am an active member of the church and would love to bring these skills to the school as a governor.
Suzie was appointed by the parents of Send CofE Primary School on the 4th November 2016. Suzie has no business interests connected to the school, Suzie’s term of office finishes on 3rdNovember 2020.
Reverend Tony Shutt, Foundation Governor, Member of the Learning & Achievement Committee
He was appointed Vice Chair for a term in September 2018 and remains a member of the Learning and Achievement Committee. Unsurprisingly, he is the nominated governor for both Religious Education and Collective Worship and helps to monitor features that are the focus of the Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools. Science, safeguarding and admission arrangements are also in his current remit. As parish priest, Tony visits regularly to lead collective worship and to participate in seasonal services in school or St Mary’s Church. He loves the schools and wants them be filled with brilliance, hope and compassion.
Nick joined the governing body in October 2018. He has worked in the professional services industry for just under six years, starting his career at IBM before moving into the finance sector at KPMG.
He is a recent graduate of The University of Exeter with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and is currently working towards finishing his last few chartered accountancy exams on his path to becoming a qualified accountant.
Numbers aside, Nick enjoys taking part in 70.3 Ironman triathlons and back in 2016 he completed the London Marathon raising money for The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association, a Charity close to his heart and one which he is a large advocate for.
Mike joined the governing body in October 2019, having previously provided careers guidance to schools but with no previous experience as a governor.
In his working career he spent over 20 years working for IBM in a range of customer facing roles. After leaving IBM he worked for a small consultancy before joining a colleague from his IBM days to set up their own company providing a range of IT services and consultancy to companies such as Toyota, G4S and Bunzl. Having struggled in a competitive market to find employees with the “right” skills he is a firm believer in the benefits of training and mentoring to help people find their role. Since retiring he has continued to do part time consultancy, predominately in the public sector.
Mike lives locally and his children have all completed their education.
Mike was appointed by the Diocesan Board of Education. She has no business interests connected to the school and is not a governor at any other school.
Pam has lived in Send for nearly 34 years with her 3 children attending the local school. Pam was an active member of the PTA and is currently part of the Send Help network, supporting the local community.
Pam’s background is in teaching. Originally in secondary education as a teacher of Home Economics. When Pam returned to teaching after having children she decided to teach younger children and taught in the primary sector before retraining in special educational needs at Kingston University and the Helen Arkell Dyslexia Centre. For 18 years Pam was a Special Needs Coordinator in both state and private sector. Pam retired from teaching in 2017.
Pam is passionate about meeting the needs of all children whatever their ability and wishes to pass on and use her experiences in teaching to others.
The school requested a National Lead Governor to help them with the next stage of school and governor development.and so Chris joined the Governing Body in October 2018 and was elected Chair at his first meeting. This is a short-term assignment for a year or so to help with succession planning.
Chris brings quite a bit of experience as he has been a Governor in Surrey for over 30 years, completing 13 years at St. Andrew's Primary School in Cobham until 2001, Chair for six, and almost 18 years at Howard of Effingham School in Effingham where he was Chair for eight years. Chris was recently Chair of The Howard Partnership Trust, a multi-academy trust, formed on 1 November 2013, and remains a Trustee and Member.
In February 2012 Chris was designated a National Leader of Governance (NLG) and has served as an NLG Advocate, a role to promote the recruitment and deployment of NLGs in the South-East. He is also an Additional Skills Governor in Surrey. In the last nine years since taking early retirement Chris has typically been deployed for a few terms at a time to help numerous schools, particularly working with Chairs and their Governing Bodies to bring sustainable improvement.
Chris regularly attends the termly Babcock 4S “Hot Topics” and Surrey Chairs’ meetings, participates in the Surrey and National Governor Association conferences and attends other training events. Chris have completed the “Safer Recruitment” and “EduCare Child Protection” programmes and held several CRB and DBS clearance certificates.
Chris is now retired from full-time work after a career as a chemist with GSK for over 36 years.
Alastair became a Foundation Governor appointed by the Diocesan Board of Education in October 2018. Alastair was a partner in an international law firm specialising in maritime and offshore projects and finance. He spent over 30 years working in the Far East before returning to live in Windlesham in 2017. He has two grown up sons.
Alastair continues to work as a consultant on matters of maritime law and is a non-executive director or advisor to the board of a number of shipping companies. Throughout his career, Alastair has been active in supporting education and extra-curricular opportunities for learning for all age groups. He was involved in mini-rugby, youth sailing and learning programmes at the Hong Kong Maritime Museum and acted as a mentor for students and junior lawyers at his law firm.
Alastair has no business interests connected to the school and is not a governor of any other school.
Coral Davis Clerk to the Governing Board
Coral is our professional clerk to the Governing Board, and is accredited by the National College of teaching and Learning. Her role is to provide advice to the governing body on governance, constitutional and procedural matters; to provide effective administrative support to the governing board and its committees; to ensure the governing body is properly constituted and to manage information effectively in accordance with legal requirements.
Governors' attendance records
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The attendance % is based on whether the governor was due to attend or not.
All governors are expected to attend their respective committee meetings, and also full Governing Body meetings. All meeting dates are published annually in advance. Not all governors are able to attend all meetings. When this happens governors send their apologies for absence and this is recorded. Some governors have also not been on the governing body for a full twelve month period, and this can also distort their attendance record.
The attendance record in the table above cover the last twelve month period, September 2016 to August 2017. This will be updated in August 2018 to reflect the previous academic year.