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East Sheen Primary

Upper Richmond Rd West, London, SW14 8ED

Governor List 

Who are we?

    2017/2018

    The governing body of East Sheen Primary School consists of 2 parent governors (elected), 1 local authority governor, 1 headteacher, 1 staff governor (elected) and 13 co-opted governors (at least 2 of which will be parents). 18 governors in total. 

    Raz Khan 

    Co-opted Governor

    March 2015-March 2019

    Full Governing Board (Chair)

    Teaching and Learning Committee

    Children, Families and Community Committee

    Resources Committee

    Raz owns an IT consultancy based in Putney specialising in market research (his company conducts the annual parent satisfaction survey). His children Jonny and Suzy attended ESP in the nineties and loved every minute. He has been a governor for many years and is now co-chairing the governing body for the second time. He has a particular interest in staffing and has overseen the appointments of the last two headteachers.

    Susannah Milligan 

    Co-opted Governor

    March 2015-March 2019

    Full Governing Board (Vice chair)

    Children, Families and Community Committee (Chair)

    Teaching & Learrning Committee

    Susannah is currently Vice-Chair of Governors; she has been a governor of ESPS since 2006, including 5 years as Chair.  Her two sons, now in Years 13 and 10, both attended East Sheen.  Susannah's  professional background is in brand consultancy and brand name development, and she currently works as a freelance brand writer.  In her spare time she writes poetry and is the trustee of a poetry magazine.

    Liz Page 

    Headteacher

    September 2015 - ongoing

    Co-opted Governor March 2015-March 2019

    Full Governing Board

    Teaching and Learning Committee

    Children, Families and Community Committee

    Resources Committee

    Liz has worked at the school since 2001. A Cambridge graduate with an MA in Classics, Liz completed a PGCE and has worked in the primary sector for over 20 years. She was Head of the Junior School at Teesside High before taking time out of the work place to raise her three sons. Liz returned to work at East Sheen Primary School where she taught in both KS1 and KS2 and joined the Senior Leadership Team. Liz was appointed Deputy Headteacher in 2011 and completed NPQH in 2013 before taking on the headship in 2015.

    Rebekah Palmer 

    Co-opted Governor

    March 2015-March 2019

    Full Governing Body

    Teaching and Learning Committee

    I came to ESPS in 2008 as an NQT and haven't looked back; I spent five years teaching in Year 5 before moving to Year 4. As well as my important role of class teacher, I have also been the Modern Foreign Languages Coordinator, Science Coordinator and have recently been promoted to the role of Assessment Coordinator. I am a member of the Senior Leadership Team and was pleased to become a Governor in January 2015.

    Chris Styles 

    Co-opted Governor

    March 2015-March 2019

    Full Governing Board

    Children, Families and Community Committee 

    Chris has been a Governor at ESPS since 2003 and has had the privilege of helping guide the school through periods of significant change and development to be the successful community school it is today.  Originally, he was elected as a Parent Governor and saw both his children progress through the school and into secondary. He has contributed to the Resources Committee (and was particularly involved in developing external sports and play areas) and chaired Image & Marketing (during development of the school website), and is now Chair of CFC.

    Chris is a Management Consultant with a background in large scale change programmes enabled by enterprise IT systems.  More recently he has been developing Green-Tech energy saving solutions.  

    Graham Dyer 

    Co-opted Governor

    March 2015-March 2019

    Full Governing Board

    Resources Committee (Chair)

    Graham is a Chartered Accountant, and worked for many years with a well-known local outsourcing company in a variety of roles including as both a finance director and a head of commercial.  Graham has 3 children, now all in their 20’s each of whom spent seven very happy and successful years at ESPS. Graham first joined the ESPS Governing Body what seems like a very long time ago and although he left the governing board for a few years has now returned as a co-opted governor.

    Michael Robeson 

    Local Authority Nominated, GB Appointed Governor

    January 2018 - January 2022

    Full Governing Board,

    Resources Committee

    Mike is currently the Director of Finance and Resources at Hinchley Wood School, a secondary school with Academy status. He has held this position since Jan 2015, prior to which he worked for over 20 years in the City. He spent the majority of his career with JPMorgan Chase Bank and Deutsche Bank, where he specialised in arranging financing transactions for emerging market clients.  He graduated from Oxford University with a BA in Geography. He is married with a 13 year old daughter and 11 year old son. 

    Helen Wrigglesworth 

    Co-opted Governor

    December 2017 - December 2021

    Full Governing Board

    Children, Families and Community Committee

    Safeguarding Link Governor

    Helen is a Chartered mechanical engineer with a background in hi-tech product development and project management. Helen attained an MBA whilst living in Hong Kong and subsequently founded Monster Proof Limited, a fledgling baby safety products company.  Helen is mother to three young boys, the eldest of which started at ESPS in 2014. Helen was thrilled to join the ESPS Governing Body as a parent governor in 2015.

    Debbie Canner 

    Staff Governor

    November 2017 - November 2021

    Teaching and Learning Committee

    Children, Families and Community Committee

    Resources Committee

    Debbie was appointed Deputy Headteacher at ESPS in October 2015.  She joined the school as a teacher in 2007 and specialised in early years, teaching in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2.  She became part of the senior leadership team in 2012 as Literacy Coordinator. Previously, Debbie worked as a Business Appraisal Manager for a retail bank and has a BA in Economics.  After taking a career break to raise her 2 children (who both attended ESPS), she retrained as a teacher, gaining her PGCE qualification in 2007.

    Amy Reynolds 

    Co-opted Governor

    June 2017 - June 2021

    Full Governing Board

    Resources Committee

    Previously:  Associate Member

    July 2015-July 2016 & July 2016 - July 2017

    Resources Committee

    Amy is an Estate Agent, having worked in the area for a number of years, currently overseeing 9 branches but based locally in East Sheen.  Her degree is in Criminology and Psychology.  Amy is mother to two children, a daughter at ESPS and a son joining ESPS in September 2016.  Amy is excited to be an Associate Governor during this exciting year of change with the school potentially undergoing a major renovation which is of particular interest to Amy.

    Francis Gooding 

    Co-opted Governor

    July 2016 - July 2020

    Full Governing Board

    Teaching & Learning Committee

    Previously: Associate  Member

    July 2015-July 2016

    Teaching and Learning Committee

    Dr. Francis Gooding is a writer, researcher and lecturer. He has published widely on diverse subjects, but usually writes about art, music or film. He has taught at both under-graduate and post-graduate level, and has previously acted as director of a Masters degree programme at Birkbeck College. He is currently Head of Research at the Derek Jarman Lab, and teaches film studies at CAPA International Education. He is a contributing editor to Critical Quarterly journal, and a regular columnist for The Wire magazine. He has two children at ESPS.

    Andrew Miller 

    Parent Governor

    March 2016 – March 2020

    Full Governing Board

    Teaching and Learning Committee

    Andrew joined the ESPS governing body as a parent governor in May 2016. He has one son in Year 2, and two other children due to start ESPS in 2016 and in 2018. He is a lawyer, formerly working in the City with a stint in Moscow. He now works in-house at an international oil company, focusing on Romania. Before qualification, he taught English in Poland and has travelled extensively. He looks forward to playing a full and active part on the governing body and contributing to the continued success of the school.

    Ross Cansick 

    Co-opted Governor

    June 2016 - June 2020

    Full Governing Board

    Resources Committee

    Ross is currently a Senior Manager in the Financial Control team at Virgin Media, prior to which he worked at HSBC, PwC, as well as spending 4 years teaching Accountancy at the largest ACA Qualification tuition provider in the UK. 
    He joins us having spent the previous 2 years volunteering as treasurer and interim chairperson within the Chiswick & Hammersmith branch of NCT (National Childbirth Trust), before moving to Sheen.
    He graduated from Nottingham University with a BSc in Chemistry, and is married with a 3 year old daughter.

    Nathalie Townley 

    Parent Governor

    March 2017 - February 2021

    Full Governing Board

    Teaching & Learning Committee

    SEND Link Governor

    Nathalie is a stay-at-home mother to her three children. She has two daughters at ESPS (Year 4 and Year 2) and a son due to start in September 2019.  Nathalie's professional background is as an Employment Lawyer, working for a number of years in the City and in Oxford.  Nathalie was thrilled to join the ESPS Governing Board in March 2017 and is looking forward to working alongside the Leadership Team to make ESPS the best it can be.

    Adelaide Lee-Warner 

    Co-opted Governor

    October 2017 - October 2021

    Full Governing Board

    Teaching & Learning Committee

    Adelaide is currently a Graduate Admissions Selector at the London School of Economics and is a member of the steering committee for LSE POWER, a Women’s Professional Network at LSE.  Before this she was a secondary school teacher and taught in London and in Australia a range of subjects including History, Economics, Business and Geography. Adelaide has a BA in Philosophy (Economics and History) and an MA in Teaching both from The University of Sydney. She is looking forward to taking on a different role in a school and being involved with ESPS.

    Mark Pring 

    Co-opted Governor

    October 2017 - October 2021

    Full Governing Board

    Resources Committee

    Mark was delighted to join the ESPS governing body in October 2017.  He has two children, a son of 19 and a daughter of 17, who spent many happy years at the school.
    Mark is a disputes lawyer in the City and his work has taken him to many countries, including a two-year stint in Dubai.
    Mark is a season ticket-holder at Fulham FC and loves rugby and tennis.  In his spare time, he also reads history books (the subject that he studied at university many years ago ...).

    Rebecca Prowse 

    Co-opted Governor

    October 2017 - October 2021

    Full Governing Board

    Children, Families and Community Comittee

    Safeguarding Link Governor

    Rebecca is a marketing professional specialising in education. She is currently responsible for school liaison at a West London further education college. Rebecca is a member of the Careers Development Institute and is training to be a Careers Advisor.

    Emmet Regan 

    Co-opted Governor

    March 2018 - March 2022

    Full Governing Board

    Children, Families and Community Committee

    Emmet is a management consultant, specialising in public service reform and improving outcomes in the public sector. He has worked on reforming the adoption system for the past two years and has extensive experience of working across local and central government. Emmet also spent several years as a Special Constable with the Metropolitan Police. Emmet holds an MBA from Warwick Business School. Emmet has one child in the school and one due to start in September 2018.

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    Alex Reekie 

    Clerk to the Governors

    November 2015-ongoing

    Alex originally studied for a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology, before moving to a career working in various administration support roles.  She worked for some years as the Legacy Manager at a charity for older people, and latterly as an HR Manager.  Alex is now appointed to the position of Clerk to Governors, a new and exciting challenge for her.  Her role is to maintain neutrality and advise and support the governing body in adhering to their core functions.  She wears a dual hat, as her two boys both attend the school and she is a proud part of the parent body.

    GOVERNORS WHO HAVE LEFT DURING LAST 12 MONTHS: 

    Michael Robeson

    Local Authority Nominated, GB Appointed Governor

    January 2014 - January 2018

    Full Governing Board,

    Resources Committee

     

    Mark Ternouth

    Co-opted Governor

    March 2015 - June 2017

    Full Governing Board

    Resources Committee

     

    Jessica Mellor-Clark

    Co-opted Governor

    March 2015 - July  2017

    Full Governing Board (Co-chair)

    Teaching and Learning Committee

    Children, Families and Community Committee

    Resources Committee

     

    Rebecca Quayle

    Co-opted Governor

    September 2015- September 2019

    Parent Governor January 2011 - September 2015

    Full Governing Board

    Teaching and Learning Committee (Chair)

     

    Nicola Lewis

    Co-opted Governor

    February 2017 - July 2017

    February 2013 - February 2017

    Full Governing Board

    Resources Committee

     

    Dawn Clacher

    Staff Governor

    November 2013- November 2017

    Full Governing Board

    Children, Families and Community

     

    Debbie Canner

    Associate Member

    September 2015 - November 2017

    Teaching and Learning Committee

    Children, Families and Community Committee

    Resources Committee

     

    Ben Merrick

    Parent Governor

    May 2015 - November 2017

    Full Governing Board

    Children, Families and Community Committee

     

    Helen Wrigglesworth

    Parent Governor

    June 2015-December 2017

    Full Governing Board

    Children, Families and Community Committee

    The ESPS Governing Body reconstituted in 2017. A copy of the Governing Body’s Instrument of Government can be found here.[1]Committees on which voting rights have been established

    • Parent governors have a child in school at the time of their election and are elected by the parent body.
    • Staff governors are members of staff at the school and are elected by their colleagues. This category includes the headteacher (who serves in an ex-officio capacity), teaching and non-teaching staff.
    • Co-opted governors are appointed by other members of the governing body because they come from a specialist group or because they possess a particular skill which can contribute to the effective governance and success of the school.
    • Local authority governors are nominated by the local council and appointed by the governing body.
    • Associate members are not actually governors but can be appointed to serve on committees. They do not have the right to vote at meetings of the full governing body.