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Governing Board

 
Since moving to Brockham in 2012 I have enjoyed contributing to village life, having been involved with both the Bonfire and Victorian Fair Committees. I became parent governor in 2014, am now a co-pted governor and currently Chair of Governors, a challenging but thoroughly rewarding volunteer position. I have 2 daughters at North Downs and have experienced through them all 3 village school sites. I have always worked for myself in the private sector and currently own a small business in Dorking. I benefit hugely from the knowledge that other governors have of the education sector and feel that my own experience has given me valuable business and management skills that lend a balance to our overall governing body. 

Mr Spencer King

Chair of Governors

Appointed by: The Governing Board

 

Term of office:

18/12/17 - 17/12/21

Register of interests as declared Sept 2017:

Brockham Bonfire (charity, member)

Brockham Victorian Fair (charity, member)

Annual attendance: 

Hello, my name is Clare and I have been a parent governor at the school but I am now a co-opted governor. It's a challenging role, but a rewarding one. In my spare time! I am studying for a degree in Acupuncture, which has given me a poignant reminder about the challenges of learning and has allowed me to empathise greatly with my two children. I am also on the committee of Anthony West House, one of the wonderful ways in which we can provide much needed accommodation for our older villages. I really enjoy being able to help in these roles, it is a wonderful way to meet the young and young at heart in my community.

     Mrs Clare De Fraga                    Gomes                  

Co-opted Governor

Appointed by: The Governing Board 

 

Term of office:

 18/12/17 - 17/12/21

Register of interests as declared Sept 2017:

Anthony West House (charity, member)

Girl Guiding UK (charity, member)

Annual attendance: 

I have been a governor at the school for over 6 years. I live in Leigh with my husband and daughter. I am originally from Yorkshire and feel really lucky to live in such a lovely green county and being part of a lovely community and London being so easily accessible... the best of both worlds!                                                            

My daughter attended the school and I feel really committed to supporting it in its role at being at the heart of the community.

Mrs Sharon Evans   LA Governor

Appointed by: The Local Authority

Term of office:

25/10/14 - 24/10/18

Register of interests as declared Sept 2017:

None

Annual attendance: 

 

I have worked as an HR professional for many years and am currently a part-time HR Project Manager dealing with training, policy development, wellbeing and employee engagement.

I have lived in Brockham with my husband since 2003 and now have two children who both attend the school.

Having taken on the position of parent Governor in October 2017, I am very much looking forward to the new challenges and experiences this role will bring.  I am particularly interested in equal opportunities for all, recognition, health and wellbeing.

In my spare time I like to keep fit and am a keen runner.

Mrs Julie Burridge

  Parent Governor

Appointed by: Parents at NDPS

Term of office:

20/10/17 - 19/10/21

Register of interests as declared Oct 2017:

None

Annual attendance:

 

As an ex-teacher, I have a keen interest in all aspects of education, and I have enjoyed being on the Governing Body of North Downs Primary for the past 5 years, first as a Parent Governor, and now as a Co-opted Governor.

I have three daughters who have all attended the school, and my youngest is currently in year 4. My other interests include baking, languages and walking.

        Mrs Helen Airey          Co-opted Governor

 

Appointed by: The Governing Board

 

Term of office:

25/03/15 - 24/03/19

Register of interests as declared Sept 2017:

None.

 

Annual attendance:

 

I grew up in Brockham and attended North Downs, first at Betchworth and then at Brockham.  I moved back to the village in 2015.  My three children attend the school.  I became a Co-opted Governor in 2017.    I am passionate about education and enjoy working with and supporting the school to achieve its aims.

In my spare time, I enjoy cycling, walking and gardening.

Paul Rode

     Co-opted Governor

Appointed by: The Governing Board

Term of office:

29/11/17 - 28/11/21

Register of interests as declared Nov 2017:

None.

 

 Annual attendance:   

 

I have lived in Brockham with my family for thirty years. Our son and daughter attended North Downs Primary School. Our two grandsons are currently in Years 2 and 3 and our granddaughter is in Reception. I became a co-opted governor in 2015 because I enjoy being active in the community. I am interested in education, having worked for twenty-five years as a secondary teacher of English. I believe I have some experience that will be useful in supporting our successful school grow in the future. I believe that the new school aims will enable our children to enjoy their education and excel individually. I enjoy walking, travel and local community activities. I am also involved as a volunteer.

          Mrs Mary Rode            Co-opted Governor

Appointed by: The Governing Board

Term of office:

23/09/15 - 22/09/19

Register of interests as declared Sept 2017:

None.

Annual attendance:

 

I have been a Headteacher in Surrey since September 1999, and am delighted to say that I am currently the Headteacher at North Downs. This is my third substantive Headship, and I have also acted as an interim Headteacher at two other schools, at the request of the local authority. North Downs is a very unusual school, in that we are spread over three sites in three different villages. However, the whole school community could not be stronger, with pupils, parents, staff and governors striving to "Be the best you can be, every day". 

     Mrs Jane Douglass      Headteacher Governor

 

Appointed by: n/a

Term of office:

n/a

Register of interests as declared Sept 2017:

None.

Annual attendance:

 

I have been associated with North Downs Primary school for a very long time. At first I was a parent helper, then went on to become a teaching assistant, and after gaining my degree became a teacher here through the Graduate Teacher Programme. I am currently a Year 3 teacher as well curriculum team leader.

This is my second term of office as a staff governor. In my spare time I have a variety of hobbies which include my love for reading as well as walking my dog. 

 

              Ms Lisa                         Marshall-Bailey          Staff Governor

 

Appointed by: Staff at NDPS

Term of office:

01/11/11 - 31/10/19

Register of interests as declared Sept 2017:

None.

Annual attendance:     

 

My name is Tim Smith and I am a Co-opted Governor for the school. I live in Fetcham but know Brockham very well, having spent many a weekend enjoying the cycling routes around the area. I am a Headteacher at a primary school in Fetcham, and I am enjoying immensely the opportunity to contribute to the leadership of North Downs School. I have two children, one at primary school and one at secondary school.

 Mr Tim Smith

 Co-opted Governor          

Appointed by: The Governing Board

Term of office:

26/11/15 - 25/11/19

Register of interests as declared Sept 2017:

TBC

Annual attendance:

 

I am a parent at the school as well as being privileged to be a co-opted governor.

 

Having previously helped at local toddler groups and the nursery, being a governor is now a great way to contribute my experience of managing staff and resources in small organisations to the school.

 

I currently work at Juniper Hall Field Studies Centre and look forward to working with the school on their outdoor learning.

 Mrs Dawn Cook

    Co-opted Governor 

  

Appointed by: The Governing Board

Term of office:

14/03/18 - 13/03/22

Register of interests as declared March 2018:

TBC

Annual attendance:

 

I am delighted to be a Co-opted Governor of North Downs. I live in Epsom and have 2 children at primary school. I have had experience of being a Governor at a school in Ashtead and have taught for a number of years in Secondary Schools. However I now work in full-time ministry as an Associate Pastor of a church in Sutton.

Mr Rob Carter

 

 

Appointed by: The Governing Board

Term of office:

14/03/18 - 13/03/22

Register of interests as declared March 2018:

TBC

Annual attendance:

 

 

 

Mr Simon Clarke

 

 

Appointed by: The Parents of NDPS

Term of office:

14/03/18 - 13/03/22

Register of interests as declared March 2018:

TBC

Annual attendance:

Born and raised in Leigh I returned with my family in 2015.  Our twin boys are happily attending Leigh school after a really enjoyable year at Betchworth.

With a background in the private sector mainly in finance as an accountant and systems as a director of a IT consultancy I'm keen to learn about and hopefully help with the opportunities and challenges that face the school.

Mr Tim Stevens

 

 

Appointed by: The Governing Board

Term of office:

14/03/18 - 13/03/22

Register of interests as declared March 2018:

TBC

Annual attendance:


Clerk to The Governors

Jackie Butler

Email: clerktothegovernors@northdowns.surrey.sch.uk

 

 

The Governing Board would like to express their thanks and gratitude for all of  their help to the following former Governors:  

Name: Alison Tomlinson

Appointed by: The Governing Board

Parent Governor

20/04/16 - 19/04/20

Name: Paul Margetts

Appointed by: The Governing Board

Co-opted Governor

5/03/15 - 19/09/16

Name: Rev Canon Carol Coslett

Appointed by: The Governing Board

Co-opted Governor