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Governing Board

 

Mrs Helen Airey - Co-Chair of Governors

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 8 years, first as a Parent Governor, and now as a Co-opted Governor. 

I have three daughters who have all attended the school. My other interests include baking, languages and walking.

Mrs Helen Airey         

Co-opted Governor

 

Appointed by: The Governing Board

 

Term of office:

24/03/19 - 25/03/23

Register of interests:

None

Attendance at meetings:

2018/19 - 7/7

2019/20 -  8/8

2020/21 - tbc

Mr Rob Carter - Co-opted Governor

 

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

Co-opted Governor

 

Appointed by: The Governing Board

Term of office:

14/03/18 - 3/03/22

Register of interests:

None

Attendance at meetings:

2018/19 - 5/7

2019/20 - 4/8

2020/21 - tbc

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:

14/03/18 - 13/03/22

Register of interests:

None

Attendance at meetings:

2018/19 - 7/7

2019/20 - 7/8

2020/21 - tbc

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 - tbc

 

 

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 - tbc

 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