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East Sheen Primary

Upper Richmond Rd West, London, SW14 8ED

Governor List 

Who are we?

    2018-19

    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. 

    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.

    Susannah Milligan 

    Co-opted Governor

    March 2019- March 2023

    Full Governing Board

    Children, Families and Community Committee (Vice Chair)

    Teaching & Learning Committee

    Susannah is currently Vice-Chair of the CFC Committee; she has been a governor of ESPS since 2006, including 5 years as Chair.  Her two sons, now 20 and 17, 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.

    Chris Styles 

    Co-opted Governor

    March 2019- March 2023

    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).

    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 2019 - March 2023

    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.

    Helen Wrigglesworth 

    Co-opted Governor

    December 2017 - December 2021

    Full Governing Board (Chair)

    Children, Families and Community Committee

    Teaching and Learning Committee

    Resources 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 

    Co-opted Governor

    October 2018 - October 2022

    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 11 branches including one in East Sheen.  Her degree is in Criminology and Psychology.  Amy is mother to two children both of whom are pupils at ESPS.  Amy has been a Governor for a few years now and enjoys the challenge.

    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 (Chair)

    Andrew joined the ESPS governing body as a parent governor in May 2016. He has three children at the school in Reception, Year 2 and Year 5. 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 Mozambique. 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.

    Nathalie Townley 

    Parent Governor

    March 2017 - February 2021

    Full Governing Board (Vice Chair)

    Teaching & Learning Committee

    SEND Link Governor; Joint PPG Link Governor

    Nathalie is a stay-at-home mother to her three children. She has two daughters at ESPS (Year 4 and Year 6) 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.

    Mark Pring 

    Co-opted Governor

    October 2017 - October 2021

    Full Governing Board

    Resources Committee (Vice Chair)

    Joint PPG Link Governor

    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 ...).

    Emmet Regan 

     

    Co-opted Governor

    March 2018 - March 2022

    Full Governing Board

    Children, Families and Community Committee (Chair)

    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 two children in the school.

    Claire Bracey 

     

    Staff Governor

    September 2018 – September 2022

    Full Governing Body

    Children, Families and Community Committee

    Claire started at East Sheen Primary as a student in March 2015 as part of her teacher training. She was then offered a job at the school and became a Year 1 class teacher in September 2015. Claire studied Psychology BSc at Leeds University between 2010 and 2013. After that she took a year out to do some volunteer teaching in Sri Lanka and working for a small charity, before commencing her PGCE at Roehampton University.

     

    Ravindhi Murphy 

     

    Co-opted Governor

    Oct 2018 to Oct 2022

    Full Governing Body

    Teaching and Learning Committee

    Ravindhi completed her medical training at Cambridge University and currently works as an oncologist at Charing Cross Hospital. She has completed a PhD in cancer drug development at the Institute of Cancer Research, London and was part of the research and education committee during this time. Ravindhi has two stepchildren and one toddler. She is passionate about science and technology education and delighted to join the ESPS governing body.

    Sebastian Keany 

    Co-opted Governor

    December 2018 to December 2022

    Full Governing Body

    Resources Committee

    Seb is a management consultant and a Chartered Management Accountant, working with banking clients to design and lead operations transformation and product / service change. He also holds a Masters in Biochemistry, and spent six months in research on tuberculosis - still a leading global health issue. Seb feels fortunate to have had a terrific experience in education both academically and beyond, and is delighted to have the opportunity to ensure the same for the ESPS community.

    Lindsey Kavanagh 

    Co-opted Governor

    March 2019- March 2023

    Full Governing Board

    Children, Families and Community Committee

    Lindsey joined the governing body in March 2019 and was previously a governor when her two children were pupils at ESPS.

    Lindsey has worked in the education sector for almost 10 years in a number of marketing roles - for a marketing consultancy, an independent school and currently for an assessment provider.

    She feels her children, now both at secondary school, got off to a flying start at ESPS both in and out of the classroom, and feels honoured to continue supporting the school.

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    Simon Hegarty 

    Local Authority Governor

    March 2019 - March 2023

    Full Governing Body

    Resources Committee

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    Simon has two children aged 12 and 15, who both spent many happy years at East Sheen Primary. He graduated from Bristol University with a degree in Psychology and after a few years with PricewaterhouseCoopers moved into Headhunting, eventually setting up his own firm in 2010. Following a bit of a rethink, he will be retraining to become a teacher from September 2019.

    Jessica Zayouna 

    Associate Member

    March 2019 - March 2020

    Children, Families and Community Committee

    Penny Nugent 

    Clerk to the Governors

    From September 2018

      Penny has a business background in marketing and business development and has a degree in Chemistry from Oxford University. Penny also clerks for another local primary school and is delighted to join the ESPS team. In her spare time, Penny is an experienced volunteer for a charity which provides support for local young families.

    GOVERNORS WHO HAVE LEFT DURING LAST 12 MONTHS: 

    Michael Robeson

    Local Authority Governor

    Jan 2018- Feb 19

    Full Governing Board

    Resources Committee

    Rebecca Prowse

    Co-Opted Governor

    October 2017- March 2019

    Full Governing Board

    Children, Families and Community Committee

    Ross Cansick

    Co-opted Governor

    June 2016 - July 2018

    Full Governing Board

    Resources Committee

     

    Raz Khan

    Co-opted Governor

    March 2015 - July 2018

    Full Governing Board (Chair)

    Teaching and Learning Committee

    Children, Families and Community Committee

     

    Adelaide Lee-Warner

    Co-opted Governor

    October 2017 - July 2018

    Full Governing Board

    Teaching & Learning Committee

     

    Rebekah Palmer

    Co-opted Governor

    March 2015 - July 2018

    Full Governing Body

    Teaching and Learning Committee

     

    Michael Robeson

    Local Authority Nominated, GB Appointed Governor

    January 2014 - January 2018 (New term commenced)

    Full Governing Board,

    Resources Committee

     

    Helen Wrigglesworth

    Parent Governor

    June 2015 - December 2017 (New term commenced as Co-opted Governor)

    Full Governing Board

    Children, Families and Community Committee

     

    Dawn Clacher

    Staff Governor

    November 2013- November 2017

    Full Governing Board

    Children, Families and Community

     

    Debbie Canner

    Associate Member

    September 2015 - November 2017 (New term commenced as Staff Governor)

    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

    POSITIONS AVAILABLE -One Co-opted Governor position 

    From July 2018

    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.