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Governing Board

 

Mrs Debra Beer - Safeguarding Governor

I have worked within the NHS  for 28 years, where I currently work for the Chairman, CEO and Medical Directors. 

I have joined the Governing Board at North Downs with for 23 years experience as a school governor at both primary and secondary schools.  I am also an Advanced Skills Governor and am excited to have this opportunity to join the North Downs team. I will do all I can to provide support to the school and use my skills to ensure children get the best possible education and start in life.

Mrs Debra Beer       

Co-opted Governor

 

 

Appointed by: The Governing Board

 

Term of office:

15/07/21 - 14/07/25

Register of interests:

TBC

Attendance at meetings:

2020/21 - 1/1

Mr Jonny Lutton - Co-opted Governor

I have been an aviation professional at British Airways for almost 20 years, working in a variety of Flight Operations Training or Technical management roles for the last 10 years; as well as being a current Boeing 787 Captain. I have responsibility for aviation safety policy, safety investigation and operating procedures and have also worked extensively with the UK aviation regulator, the Civil Aviation Authority. This regulatory and aviation safety oversight experience gives me a broad range of skills in training, safety and risk management.

I have lived in Brockham with my family since January 2015 and both of my children attend North Downs Primary School. I am really pleased to have been asked to join the Governors Board in a co-opted role, and I hope my position allows me to help the school deliver the highest standards of education and child welfare.

Mr Jonny Lutton

Co-opted Governor

 

 

Appointed by: The Governing Board

Term of office:

21/03/22 - 20/03/26

Register of interests:

None

Attendance at meetings:

 

Mrs Dawn Cook - Vice Chair of Governors

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:

21/03/22 - 20/03/26

Register of interests:

None

Attendance at meetings:

2018/19 - 7/7

2019/20 - 7/8

2020/21 - 7/7

Dr Hannah Crawforth - Parent Governor

 

I moved to Brockham in 2013 and have three children, two boys attending North Downs and a girl currently at Betchworth Nursery. I work in the education sector as a lecturer in English Literature at King’s College, London, where I am involved in admissions, staff recruitment and widening participation projects, as well as teaching and research. 

I am delighted to have been elected to the Board of Governors and look forward to working in support of our wonderful teachers and pupils as part of the special community at North Downs.

Dr Hannah Crawforth

Parent Governor

Appointed by: The Parents of NDPS

 

Term of office: 

12/12/19 - 11/12/23

Register of interests:

Co-owner/Co-Director Vaucluse Advisory Ltd

Treasurer Betchworth & Buckland Nursery

Attendance at meetings:

2019/20 - 4/6

2020/21 - 7/7

Mrs Jane Douglass - Headteacher Governor

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:

None

Attendance at meetings:

2018/19 - 7/7

2019/20 - 8/8

2020/21 - 7/7

 Mrs Rebecca Spiers - Co-opted Governor

I have lived in West Sussex for 10 years, having moved out of London in 2010. I now live in Rusper and have 4 children in various stages of education, from primary years to University. I am actively involved in the Rusper community and my own children’s school parent body. I am particularly passionate about mental health and child/adolescent wellbeing. 
As an ex magic-circle banking and finance lawyer, I am looking forward to working to support the school community in any way I can. 
I am delighted to have been appointed as a co-opted governor of North Downs and to join the Governing Body.

Mrs Rebecca Spiers   

Co-opted Governor