We are open with a phased return of pupils over the summer term keeping in line with risk assessments based on latest government guidelines.

As always, we are here to support all our families. If you have any queries please contact us on Office@stphilips-chessington.org

Governors’ Information

Peter Way (Chair)

Term of office: 29.06.2019 to 28.06.2022 (3 year term)

Appointed by: Trust

Declaration of Interests/other relevant appointments (as at September 2017):

  • Employed by McMillan William Solicitors (since April 2011)
  • Spouse employed by Ewell Castle School (September 2008)

Present at 2/3 LGB meetings in 2018-19.

 

Charles Thompson (Vice-Chair) (Parent Governor)

Term of office: 29.06.2019 to 28.06.2022 (3 year term)

Appointed by: Trust

Declaration of Interests/other relevant appointments (as at June 2019):

  • Parent of Pupil at the school.
  • Director, Jam Bajan Grenada Holdings Ltd.

Present at 1/1 LGB meetings in 2018-19.


Ben Walsh (Principal)

Term of office began: 18.04.2017 (Ex-Officio)

Appointed by: Trust

Declaration of Interests/other relevant appointments (as at September 2018):

  • Partner is a teacher at Carew Academy (another OHCAT school) since 2018

Present at 3/3 LGB meetings in 2018-19.

 

Charlotte Evans (Governor)

Term of office: 14.12.2018 to 13.12.2021 (3 year term)

Appointed by: Trust

Declaration of Interests/other relevant appointments (as at January 2019):

  •  Employed by OHCAT (since June 2013).

Present at 1/2 LGB meetings in 2018-19.

 

Helen Campbell (Parent Governor)

Term of office: 15.12.2017 to 14.12.2020 (3 year term)

Appointed by: Trust

Declaration of Interests/other relevant appointments (as at March 2019):

  • Parent of Pupil at the school.
  • Employee of Save the Children (since 2016).

Present at 3/3 LGB meetings in 2018-19.

 

Debbie Battle (Non-teaching Staff Governor)

Term of office: 29.06.2019 to 28.06.2022 (3 year term)

Appointed by: Trust

Declaration of Interests/other relevant appointments (as at October 2018):

  • Employed by the School as Safeguarding and Prevention Officer

Present at 2/3 LGB meetings in 2018-19.

 

Lara Birkett (Teaching Staff Governor)

Term of office: 29.06.2019 to 28.06.2022 (3 year term)

Appointed by: Trust

Declaration of Interests/other relevant appointments (as at June 2019):

  • TBC

Present at 1/1 LGB meetings in 2018-19.

 

Governors who have stepped down in the past 12 months:

Will Burton (Governor)

Term of office: 05.04.2020 to 16.06.2020 (3 year term)

Appointed by: Trust

Declaration of Interests/other relevant appointments (as at April 2020):

  • Employee, Cognus Ltd.

Alistair Lawson (Governor)

Term of office: 16.12.2019 to 29.01.2020 (3 year term)

Appointed by: Trust

Declaration of Interests/other relevant appointments (as at January 2020):

  •  Nil

Amy Thompson (Governor)

Term of office: 30.06.2016 to 29.06.2019 (3 year term)

Appointed by: Trust

Declaration of Interests/other relevant appointments (as at September 2018):

  • Employed as teacher at The Tiffin School, Kingston (since 2014)
  • Associate Lecturer at Goldsmith College, University of London (since 2012)
  • Examiner for Pearson/Edexcel (since 1996)
  • Trustee for Speak to the Future, charity (since 2011)
  • Voluntary Advisor for UK Federation of Chinese Schools (since 2009)
  • Early Years teacher at Oak Lane Nursery School (since 2018)
  • Teacher training at Zerone Education (since 2018)

Present at 2/3 LGB meetings in 2018-19.

Louise McDonald (Staff Governor)

Term of office: 30.06.2016 to 29.06.2019 (3 year term)

Appointed by: Trust

Declaration of Interests/other relevant appointments (as at September 2017):

  • Employed by the School

Present at 1/3 LGB meetings in 2018-19.

Wayne Southwood (Parent Governor/Vice-Chair)

Appointed by: Trust (3 year term)

Date stepped down: 12.01.2019

Declaration of Interests/other relevant appointments (as at September 2018):

  • Parent to pupil

Present at 1/1 LGB meetings in 2018-19.

 

 

 

Students develop very high levels of positive behaviour and feel extremely safe. They are very considerate, very respectful and caring of others and highly positive about learning.

– Ofsted report

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