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East Sheen Primary

Upper Richmond Rd West, London, SW14 8ED

Governor List 

Who are we?

    2019-20

    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 

    Joint Link Governor - eSafety and Website

    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

    Link Governor for Looked After Children

    Helen is a Chartered mechanical engineer and Sainsbury Management Fellow, with a background in product development and project management. She attained an MBA whilst living in Hong Kong and subsequently founded Monster Proof Limited, a baby safety products company.  Helen is mother to three boys, the eldest of whom started at ESPS in 2014. Helen joined the ESPS Governing Body as a parent governor in 2015 and was co-opted in 2017.

    Debbie Canner 

    Co-opted Governor

    October 2018 - October 2022

    Full Governing Body

    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.

    Andrew Miller 

    Parent Governor

    March 2016 – March 2020

    Full Governing Board

    Teaching and Learning Committee (Chair)

    Link Governor for Teaching and Learning Data

    Andrew joined the ESPS governing body as a parent governor in May 2016. He has three children at the school in Year 1, Year 3 and Year 6. He is a lawyer, formerly working in the City with a stint in Moscow. He now works in-house with an international energy company, focusing on Mozambique. Before qualification, he taught English in Poland and has travelled extensively. He seeks to play 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 (Vice Chair)

    SEND Link Governor; Joint PPG Link Governor

    Early Years Special Interest Governor

    Nathalie is a stay-at-home mother to her three children. She has a daughter at ESPS in Year 5 and a son in Reception.  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)

    Health and Safety Link Governor

    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.

    Sebastian Keany 

    Co-opted Governor

    December 2018 to December 2022

    Full Governing Body

    Resources Committee

    Special Interest Governor - GDPR

    Seb's profile is currently being updated

    Lindsey Kavanagh 

    Co-opted Governor

    March 2019- March 2023

    Full Governing Board

    Children, Families and Community Committee

    Safeguarding Link Governor

    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.

     

     

    Simon Hegarty 

    Local Authority Governor

    March 2019 - March 2023

    Full Governing Body

    Resources Committee

    Special Interest Governor - Funding and Grants

    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 is currently retraining to become a teacher.

    Jessica Zayouna 

    Co-opted Governor

    October 2019 - October 2023

    Full Governing Body

    Children, Families and Community Committee

    Joint Link Governor - eSafety and Website

    Jessica has 15 years' experience in marketing across different channels, sectors and organisations from financial services to museums to charity. Jessica has two children in Reception and one in Year 3. Jessica believes that ESPS is the unsung hero of local schools and looks forward to supporting the school to be the best environment for children to learn, flourish and be happy.

    Helen Haworth 

     Co-opted Governor

    October 2019 - October 2023

    Full Governing Body

    Teaching and Learning Committee

    Helen has two children at ESPS, in Year 2 and Reception. She has a Doctorate in Maths, spent 5 years as a fund manager in the UK, Australia, Hong Kong and Canada, and 8 years as a research analyst in the city before leaving corporate life to bring up her children and run a cycling holiday business with her husband. Helen was impressed with the ethos of ESPS on her first tour of the school, and as a passionate believer in the value of education is delighted to join the governing body.

     

    Harry Page 

     Staff Governor

    October 2019 - October 2023

    Full Governing Body

    Children, Families and Community Committee

    Harry has been a teacher at East Sheen Primary since 2014. Having completed a Cell Biology degree at Durham University, Harry achieved his PGCE in London, gaining valuable experience in a variety of schools in the city. Harry has taught in both Key Stage 1 and 2 and has been leading English since 2017, having previously led Science and Computing. A passionate believer in thinking skills, well-being, inclusivity and the importance of high aspirations, Harry believes this is a very special school to be a part of indeed and loves working here with the staff, pupils and community. Outside school, Harry enjoys walking and anything performance-based – he even had his own radio programme! 

    Hanen Osman 

    Associate Member

    October 2019 - July 2020

    Children, Families and Community Committee

    Special Interest Governor - Wellbeing

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    Hanen has a BSc degree in Biomedical Science (BMS) from the Karnataka Institute in Stockholm , Sweden and worked as a BMS for over 10 years both in Stockholm and London. She has experience in supplementary teaching and supporting children and youths since 1995. Hanen has four children all attending ESPS and enjoying their time at the school. Hanen has been a parent volunteer at ESPS for nearly two years which has reinforced her vision to help the school to be the best and to be a stronger community in helping and supporting each other. Hanen is passionate about the wellbeing of children and families.

     

    Carol Hawkins 

    Co-opted Governor

    October 2019 - October 2023

    Full Governing Body

    Teaching and Learning Committee

    Carol is a deputy head teacher who has spent the past 30 years working in the field of education. Her experience of teaching, senior leadership and governance includes a range of educational settings in the maintained and independent sector, both in the UK and overseas. Carol appreciates both the rewards and challenges that school life brings and is looking forward to contributing to the continued success of East Sheen Primary School. Her lifelong love of learning and passion for education stems from her own teachers at primary school. While living overseas, Carol supported educational initiatives through fundraising, outreach and mentoring.

    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 offers governance support to other local primary schools and was delighted to join the ESPS team as Clerk. 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: 

    Ravindhi Murphy

    Co-opted Governor

    October 2018 - July 2019

    Full Governing Body and Teaching & Learning Committee

     

    Francis Gooding

    Co-opted Governor

    July 16- July 19

    Full Governing Board and Teaching & Learning Committee

    Previously Associate Member

    July 15 - July 16

    Teaching and Learning Committee

     

    Amy Reynolds

    Co-opted Governor

    June 17-July 19

    Full Governing Board and Resources Committee

    Previously Associate Member

    Resources Committee

    July 15-July 16 & July 16-July 17

     

    Claire Bracey

    Staff Governor

    Sept 18-Jul 19

    Full Governing Board and Children, Families & Community Committee

     

    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

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    POSITIONS AVAILABLE - One Co-opted Governor position  

    We are currently recruiting for a full governor to sit on our Resources committee and would particularly like to hear from anyone interested, with experience in any of the following:
    • Accounting/finance
    • Building/facilities management
    • Working with the local authority (in planning or otherwise)

    If you are interested in learning more, please do get in touch via clerktogovernors@eastsheen.richmond.sch.uk.

     

    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.