Members and attendance record
Members of the governing body
Caroline Wright, Foundation Governor, Vice Chair of the Governing Body, Member of the Learning & Achievement Committee.
Prior to having my daughters I was a Senior Forensic Scientist for the Home Office. In 2012 I was elected as a parent governor of my daughters’ junior school in Knaphill. I took on the roles of Safeguarding Governor, then Chaired the Resources Committee becoming Vice Chair in November 2013 and Chair in April 2014. In 2015 the junior and infant schools in Knaphill Federated and I became Vice Chair of the governing body. I was approached to join the Governing Body of The Federation of Send Church of England Schools so that we could learn from each other and to develop some stronger working links between the two Federations.
I am looking forward to getting to know the two schools better and working with staff, parents and the Governing Body.
Caroline was appointed by Send Parochial Church Council. She has no business interests connected to the school and is a governor at another school. Caroline’s term of office finishes on 1st September 2020.
Emma Rowland, Foundation Governor, Member of the Resources Committee
Emma has lived in Send for over 20 years. During this time, her sons attended Send First School and St Bede’s. This obviously provided a great start to their education as they have both gone on to study at University, with the eldest just completing his Masters. While the boys were at the schools, Emma was actively involved in the school community, being an active member of the PTA and then a parent Governor at Send First School in 2003.
In her professional life, Emma has worked for Procter & Gamble and British American Tobacco in various HR and Leadership Development roles. These have required a diverse range of skills from Project Management to Facilities Management, as well as managing organisational change and developing communications strategies.
Her latest challenge has been the project management of a substantial renovation to her house, which was completed last year. Emma now looks forward to using her skills to build the success of the schools as they embark on exciting and major changes.
Emma was appointed by Send Parochial Church Council. She has no business interests connected to the school and is not a governor at any other school. Emma’s term of office finishes on 4th June 2021.
Joanne Frangiamore, Foundation Governor, Member of the Resources Committee
A professional background in Environmental Health and Health and Safety, member of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health. I have worked as a food safety consultant in the private sector as well as within the educational sector as a lecturer and as an environmental health officer at Royal Holloway University of London. I have an excellent skill set in relation to communication, training and team working. Personal interest in the community sector: my voluntary experience is varied, including chairman of our local NCT branch, chairman of non-profit making pre-school, community school governor at Ashford Park primary school and magistrate (chair) appointed 2005. I enjoy working in education and am keen to have a positive impact both professionally and in pursuit of personal interests also.
Jo 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. Jo’s term of office finishes on 7th May 2020.
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 an independent luxury mobile phone manufacturer. Laura is looking forward to using her professional skills, particularly in the areas of data analysis and strategy to help the Governors and staff of both schools to drive the Federation forwards. Laura has a particular interest in modern languages, having graduated with a degree in German and Russian. She also speaks some French and Spanish and has some basic skills in British Sign Language. 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 where she spends most of her spare time running around after her young twin boys!
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. Vicki’s term of office finishes on 1st September 2020.
Martin Digby, Foundation Governor, Chair of Governors, Member of the Resources Committee
Martin is the Chair of Governors for the school. He has been an active governor for many years because he feels passionately about giving children the best possible start in life, leveraging skills acquired from his working life to help move schools forwards. Martin spent all his working life in the IT industry, and for over thirty years worked in IBM, directly with clients across all industry sectors. Martin lives in Guildford, with his wife and a retired ex racer greyhound, Monica, who is now 10 years old.
Martin was appointed by Send Parochial Church Council. He has no business interests connected to the school, and is a governor at another school. Martin’s term of office finishes on 1st September 2020.
Nikki Faulkner, Local Authority Governor, Member of the Resources Committee
Nikki Faulkner is Director of Mulberry Bush Consulting. Mulberry Bush Consulting helps small business owners build successful teams so they can take their business to the next level. The company was set up to share the experience gained within the Energy and IT sectors, to small companies in all sectors, to help them take the next step forward with their business.
For the previous 14 years, Nikki worked for Halliburton, one of the world’s largest providers of products and services to the energy industry. Nikki started at the bottom, in a technical role that built off her PhD in Geophysics from Stanford University and Bachelor’s Degree in Natural Science from Cambridge University. She progressed from Technical Support Analyst through Team Lead to finally being Technical Support Manager for Halliburton’s software business unit, responsible for Europe, Middle East, Eurasia and Africa. After 6 years as Support Manager, Nikki had built a reputation for solving problems within People Management, and was promoted to Regional HR Business Partner for a different Halliburton business unit covering Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa.
Nikki was appointed by Surrey County Council. She has no business interests connected to the school and is not a governor at any other school. Nikki’s term of office finishes on 1stSeptember 2020.
Richard Cox, Staff Governor, Member of the Learning & Achievement Committee
I came late to the teaching profession; I joined St Bede’s in January after spending 4 years teaching at a school in Reading, which was my first teaching post. I am very happy to have joined St Bede’s where I am a year 6 class teacher, year 5 and 6 senior leader and maths lead for the school. Prior to becoming a teacher, I spent a number of years in the IT industry working mainly for American software companies in a number of roles from technical to sales. I am married with 3 grown up children and in, my spare time, am a keen amateur dramatist.
Richard was appointed by the staff of the school. He has no business interests connected to the school and is not a governor at any other school. Richard’s term of office finishes on 15thJuly 2020.
Sarah Jones, Associate Governor, Member of the Resources Committee
Sarah is the School Business Manager.
Sarah has no business interests connected to the school and is not a governor at any other school. Emma’s term of office finishes on 1st September 2020.
Sue Bell, Associate Governor, Member of the Learning & Achievement Committee
I started as a Co-opted Governor in July 2015 and now moved to become an Associate Governor. I have two children. My eldest Son is in Year 2 at School and I care for my young daughter at home. Prior to having children I worked as a primary school teacher in classes from Nursery through to Year 2. I am currently on the L&A committee and have a particular interest in Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND). I very much look forward to being a Governor at the school and helping in any way I can to build on the amazing work that has already been put in place.
Sue was appointed from the parental community of the school. She has no business interests connected to the school, and is not a governor at any other school. Sue’s term of office finishes on the 30th September 2020.
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.
Suzi Maine, Parent Governor Member 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 now have two sons - four and two years old - and have been a freelance proof-reader/copy editor for five years, specialising in academic texts and PhDs. I’m passionate about community, am an active member of the church and Send Help, and would love to bring these skills to the school as a governor.
Suzi was appointed by the parents of Send CofE Primary School on the 4th November 2016. Suzi has no business interests connected to the school, Suzi’s term of office finishes on 3rdNovember 2020.
Reverend Tony Shutt, Foundation Governor, Member of the Learning & Achievement Committee
Tony has been a school governor since 1989 and became a governor of the Send Schools in 1995. He is an ex officio governor because he is Priest-in-Charge of the Parish of Send. Tony was previously a curate in Epsom and a foundation governor of St Martin’s C of E Infant School. He trained for ordination in the Church of England at Trinity College, Bristol while George Carey, former Archbishop of Canterbury was Principal. Previously he worked for eight years with Marthe Vogt, one of the greatest neurochemists of the 20th Century, researching analgesia at the Institute of Animal Physiology in Cambridge. He retains his scientific curiosity and has many other interests, including, music, art and poetry. Tony has been a committee chair and Vice Chair and became Chair of Governors of Send First School in July 2009, which led to being Chair of the Federation from March 2012 until November 2014. He has continually sought to improve his proficiency as a governor through numerous training opportunities. Tony completed the Surrey Additional Skills Governor’s course and a pilot module of the National Chair of Governors’ Leadership Development Programme. Tony has been involved with staff recruitment and led the headteacher recruitment panel in July 2014.
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. Tony visits both schools regularly to lead assembly and to participate in seasonal services and he conducts the termly St Bede’s School Eucharist. He has a keen interest in school admission arrangements. After several years as a member of the Resources Committee, Tony will join the Learning and Achievement Committee in September 2015. He loves the schools and wants them be filled with brilliance, hope and compassion.
Tony is an ex officio governor because he is Priest-in-Charge of the Parish of Send. He is chair of Send Parochial Church Council and has no other business interests connected to the school. He is not a governor at any other school. As Tony is an ex-officio governor, his term of office has no finish date.
Vicki Groves, Parent Governor, Member of the Resources Committee
Vicki was elected as a Parent Governor in June 2015. After receiving a Bachelor of Accountancy from University of South Australia in 1996, Vicki went onto further qualify as a Certified Practising Accountant in 2000 and thereafter also secured her Public Practice Certificate. Vicki worked in public practice for 8 years in Australia before moving to the UK in 2003, whereby she went on to gain finance industry experience working in publishing, advertising and most recently HR, pensions and investment. Having experienced the turbulence of the last three years, Vicki believes becoming a governor is her opportunity to get involved and make a positive difference to the future of the school and the children within it. She feels it’s an exciting time to come on board, particularly with all the upcoming changes.
Vicki lives in Send Marsh with her husband Steve, two children Eddie (year 3) and Maddie (year 1) and their cat Barney. She enjoys the precious time she gets to spend with her family, good food and wine, travelling, music, motorbikes and diving.
Vicki was appointed from the parental community of the school. She has no business interests connected to the school and is not a governor at any other school. Vicki’s term of office finishes on 1st September 2020.
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
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.