Chart Wood School will be moving to a new site in Dorking over the holiday period and will become Unified Academy from 1st September 2020. Unified Academy will remain part of Orchard Hill College Academy Trust.

Governors’ Information

Kelly Phillips (Chair)

Term of office from 18.12.2019 to 17.12.2022 (three year term)
Appointed by: Trust
Declaration of Interests / other relevant appointments as at December 2019:

  • Employee, Orchard Hill College of Further Education.

Present at 1/2 LGB meetings in 2019-20.

Ian Bowers (Vice-Chair)

Term of office from 29.06.2019 to 28.06.2022 (three year term)
Appointed by: Trust
Declaration of Interests / other relevant appointments as at June 2019:

  • Managing Director and Shareholder of George Weil & Sons Ltd, since 1994.

Present at 3/3 LGB meetings in 2019-20.

David Thomas (Principal Ex-Officio)

Term of office from 14.03.2020
Appointed by: Trust
Declaration of Interests / other relevant appointments as at March 2020:

  • Nil.

Present at 3/3 LGB meetings in 2019-20.

Shirley Bryant (Parent Governor)

Term of office from 17.05.2019 to 16.05.2022 (three year term)
Appointed by: Trust
Declaration of Interests / other relevant appointments as at May 2019:

  • Nil.

Present at 3/3 LGB meetings in 2019-20.

Ruth Duggan

Term of office from 05.02.2020 to 04.02.2023 (three year term)
Appointed by: Trust
Declaration of Interests / other relevant appointments as at November 2019:

  • Employee, Carew Academy

Present at 1/1 LGB meetings in 2019-20.

Stephanie Hill 

Term of office from 17.05.2019 to 16.05.2022 (three year term)
Appointed by: Trust
Declaration of Interests / other relevant appointments as at May 2019:

  • Employee, OHCAT, since January 2016.

Present at 3/3 LGB meetings in 2019-20.

Bronwyn Jensen van Vuuren (Parent Governor)

Term of office from 03.07.2020 to 02.07.2023 (three year term)
Appointed by: Trust
Declaration of Interests / other relevant appointments as at July 2020:

  • Nil.

Liam McGivern

Term of office from 05.04.2020 to 04.04.2023 (three year term)
Appointed by:  Trust
Declaration of Interests / other relevant appointments as at April 2020:

  • Governor, Hillcroft Primary School since November 2019.
  • Governor, Godstone Nursery and Primary School since November 2019.
  • Governor, Thomas More RC Secondary School since February 2020.

Present at 1/1 LGB meetings in 2019-20.

Geoff Tanner

Term of office from 29.06.2019 to 28.06.2022 (three year term)
Appointed by: Trust
Declaration of Interests / other relevant appointments as at June 2019:

  • Nil.

Present at 3/3 LGB meetings in 2019-20.

 

Governors who have stepped down in the last 12 months

Kathrine Everett 

Term of office from 17.05.2019 to 01.04.2020 (three year term)

Appointed by: Trust

Declaration of Interests / other relevant appointments as at September 2019:

  • Education and Inclusion Service Manager (NE Area), Surrey County Council, since September 2016.

Present at 2/2 LGB meetings in 2019-20.

Graham Payne (Principal Ex-Officio)

Term of office from 01.09.2019 to 13.03.2020

Appointed by: Trust

Declaration of Interests / other relevant appointments as at September 2019:

  • Nil.

Present at 2/2 LGB meetings in 2019-20.

Neesha Sohun

Term of office from 29.06.2019 to 04.02.2020 (three year term)

Appointed by: Trust

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

  • Employee, Young People’s Academy, since 2006.

Present at 1/1 LGB meetings in 2019-20.

Ryan O’Sullivan 

Term of office from 17.05.2019 to 01.09.2019

Appointed by: Trust

Declaration of Interests / other relevant appointments as at May 2019:

  • Employee, Citi, since August 2016.

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

Joanne Gale (Principal Ex-Officio)

Term of office from 17.05.2019 to 31.08.2019

Appointed by: Trust

Declaration of Interests / other relevant appointments as at May 2019:

  • To follow.

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

 

I would like to thank all the staff that have made my son feel welcome at your school. After last year at his old school we never thought we could help him feel happy and want to go to school…….now we are 100 % positive we made the right choice

 

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