Governors’ Information

Under the terms of the Education & Skills Funding Agency’s Academy Trust Handbook, we are required to publish information about the local governing body and attendance of the governors from the meetings held on behalf of the Academy Trust.

Peter Way (Chair)

Term of office: 01.07.2022 to 30.06.2025 (3 year term)
Appointed by: Trust
Declaration of Interests/other relevant appointments (as at October 2020):

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

Present at 3/3 LGB meetings in 2021-22.

Ben Walsh (Principal)

Term of office began: 18.04.2017 (Ex-Officio)
Appointed by: Trust
Declaration of Interests/other relevant appointments (as at October 2019):

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

Present at 3/3 LGB meetings in 2021-22.

Charlotte Evans (Governor)

Term of office: 25.03.2022 to 24.03.2025 (3 year term)
Appointed by: Trust
Declaration of Interests/other relevant appointments (as at October 2020):

  •  Employed by OHCAT (since June 2013).

Present at 1/3 LGB meetings in 2021-22.

Richard Bristow (Governor)

Term of office: 03.07.2020 to 02.07.2023 (3 year term)
Appointed by: Trust
Declaration of Interests/other relevant appointments (as at February 2021):

  • Nil.

Present at 2/3 LGB meetings in 2021-22.

Emma Byrne (Governor)

Term of office: 26.03.2021 to 25.03.2024 (3 year term)
Appointed by: Trust
Declaration of Interests/other relevant appointments (as at March 2021):

  • Nil.

Present at 2/3 LGB meetings in 2021-22.

Rachel Derrick (Parent Governor)

Term of office: 26.03.2021 to 25.03.2024 (3 year term)
Appointed by: Trust
Declaration of Interests/other relevant appointments (as at March 2021):

  • Member, Children and Young People with Disabilities and Learning Difficulties Partnership Forum, Richmond-upon-Thames.

Present at 3/3 LGB meetings in 2021-22.

Debbie Battle (Non-teaching Staff Governor)

Term of office: 01.07.2022 to 30.06.2025 (3 year term)
Appointed by: Trust
Declaration of Interests/other relevant appointments (as at October 2021):

  • Employed by the School as Safeguarding and Prevention Officer

Present at 2/3 LGB meetings in 2021-22.

Lara Birkett (Teaching Staff Governor)

Term of office: 01.07.2022 to 30.06.2025 (3 year term)
Appointed by: Trust
Declaration of Interests/other relevant appointments (as at October 2019):

  • Employed by the school
  • Mother employed by the school.

Present at 3/3 LGB meetings in 2020-21.

Governors who have stepped down in the past 12 months:

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 September 2021):

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

Present at 3/3 LGB meetings in 2021-22.

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

Blog

International Peace Day

On September 21st pupils and staff at St Philip’s joined with thousands of other schools and organisations to mark International Peace Day. This year we remembered all of those who have been forced to leave Afghanistan or are still living in …

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Plant Donation Thanks

A big thank you to Miranda and the team at B&Q in Leatherhead who have kindly donated trays and trays of flowers and plants to St Philip’s.  The flowers and plants will be re-planted during horticulture lessons into hanging baskets …

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Past Student Success

Over the past few years, St Philip’s School has held alumni events so that former students can return and catch up with current staff and students.  These events are always really well attended and provide the school with an opportunity …

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St Philip’s celebrates the life of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

On Wednesday 14th September we held a whole school assembly to celebrate the life of Queen Elizabeth II and to reflect on the values that she held so dearly, such as respect, tolerance and dedication.  These are all values that …

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