Kim Walker (Joint Chair of Governors)

 Kim joined as a parent governor in 2013, wanting to support the school where one of her two children is attending. Following the school's conversion into an academy in 2014 she has continued as a member nominated governor of the academy's Trust.

Kim also works part time as a play assistant in a local preschool, and is an active member of Stepping Stones DS, a local support group for families who have children with Down Syndrome. Prior to having children, she enjoyed working with adults who have learning difficulties for Mencap and social services, following her BSc Psychology and Geography degree at Keele University, where she met her husband who studied Music and Languages.

Debra Bratt   (Joint Chair of Governors)

 Debra joined as a parent governor in 2013, wanting to support to school where one of her three children is attending.  Following the school’s conversion to an academy in 2014 she has continued as a member of the academy trust. Debra was chair of the audit and resources committee for several years helping oversee the conversion to a single academy in 2014. She currently sits on the student progress committee and the head teacher’s performance review panel and is co-chair of the governing body.

With experience and qualifications in business and finance, Debra was previously a civil servant working for HMRC in various locations across the country. She spent time working in the technical aspects of taxation and latterly as a manager. She was involved in local re-structuring and managing the change process with staff.

Debra has a keen interest in ensuring the services for children are as good as they can be and strongly believes in the voice of parent/carers. She helped set up Hampshire Parent Carer Network, a parent/carer forum and became their treasurer. She was also a trustee of a local Down Syndrome Support Group and helped create a new pathway for secondary aged children with a view to them moving into adulthood. Debra is keen to put children/young people at the heart of everything that we do and her training in person centered practices supports this.

Currently Debra works as an independent advice and support worker in Hampshire for a local charity, supporting families with their EHCP’s and other educational difficulties. She’s recently completed her level 1 & 2 IPSEA Legal Training.

She met her husband in her native West Midlands and moved to Hampshire where they’ve settled with their 3 children. Debra’s a keen netballer and still plays competitively although she’s starting to feel her age! She enjoys playing tennis when she gets the time and skiing but accepts, she’s not very good at it.

Bryn Edwards   (Chair of Audit & Resources Committee)

Bryn qualified with Deloittes as a chartered accountant and subsequently gained extensive experience in general management, operations and finance in UK, Singapore, South Africa and the USA. Roles have included CEO, Finance Director and Operations Director. At present he is a Vice-Chair of the Board of Governors and Chair of Finance with Farnborough College of Technology. In addition to his other charitable and commercial roles has recently been appointed Portfolio Director, with Surrey Business Enterprise with responsibilities for the further development of high growth companies throughout Surrey and Hampshire.                                                 

Juana Garcia 

Juana graduated with a second class honours degree in Italian and Spanish from Swansea University and then went on to teach English in Italy for two years after completing a TEFL course. She then came back to UK and completed a postgraduate diploma in International Marketing. This led to a career in market research and she is now a freelance consultant specialising in international qualitative research. Her background in market research has meant that she is very curious to learn about new subjects as her work has involved research into a very broad range of consumer and medical products.

She also teaches Spanish at GCSE level on a private basis and used to manage and teach a lunch time Spanish club at Bentley Primary School where her daughters attended.
Juana is a member of Stepping Stones DS, a local Down syndrome support group and runs a tennis group for the young people of secondary school age at the Bourne Tennis Club in Farnham. She is passionate about creating opportunities for young people with Down syndrome and other additional needs and has attended numerous training sessions regarding the education of children and young people with Down syndrome.
As a parent governor, Juana has really enjoyed being a more active member of the school and is keen to help make a difference to its pupils.
Juana is married to a very keen tennis player, Andy, and has two teenage daughters. She enjoys socialising, choir, yoga and cinema.                                      

Maria Ramsay


Carole Blunden-Lee  (Designated safeguarding governor)

Carole has spent her whole married life living and working in the Camberley, Farnham and Crowthorne area. She diversified from classroom teaching 30 years ago and has since trained and specialised in working with pupils who have specific learning difficulties. Carole has recently retired from teaching at Wellington College where she had been since 1990, latterly as Head of Academic Support. She is now moving on from teaching pupils who have specific learning difficulties to focus on governorship and special educational needs provision in school. The new links between Carwarden House and Wellington College as part of the teaching partnership means that there will be more liaisons between the schools in the group and opportunities to be gained for our students. Carole is currently Chair of the School Improvement Committee of a primary school in Crowthorne that has a recently been awarded Good by Ofsted. She knows how important it is to be a ‘critical friend’ and ask the appropriate questions in order to ensure all pupils’ needs are meet.

Carole has a great zest for life and believes everybody has a talent which needs to be developed and nurtured. She enjoys travel, reading and more reading [originally an English teacher], entertaining and being entertained.

Karen Packham

My name is Karen Packham, I am a Staff Governor and am responsible for Literacy and e-safety.  I sit on the Student Progress Committee (SPC) and am responsible for the SPC policy review.  Having initially worked at Carwarden as a TA, after nearly 12 years and completing a degree and teacher training, I am the Leader of Numeracy.  I became a Governor as I wanted to give something back to the school after being supported so well through my training.  In my spare time I enjoy Zumba, 5K running and spending time with my family and friends. 

Jonathan Canty    (Vice Chair of Audit and Resources Committee)

Jonathan has been a Community Governor at Carwarden since 2015, and currently serves as the Vice-Chair of the Audit and Resources Committee.

Before joining the Governing Body, Jonathan worked as an Intern at the Sutton Trust, a national charity that seeks to improve social mobility for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds through education. He currently works as a Policy Officer at Versus Arthritis, a role that involves working with policymakers in the NHS and Parliament to improve health services for people with arthritis and musculoskeletal conditions. In addition, Jonathan serves as a Councillor for St John’s Ward on Rushmoor Borough Council, where he is one of the Vice-Chairs of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee and serves on the Policy and Projects Advisory Board

Sarah Dennison

Sarah qualified as a pharmacist in the mid-1980s, and worked in hospital pharmacy in the NHS, independent sector and overseas before moving into healthcare regulation in 2003. She currently works for The Care Quality Commission, the regulator for health and adult social care and has responsibilities for national oversight of controlled drug arrangements following on from The Shipman Inquiry. When time permits, she enjoys keeping fit, dog walking, jewellery making, travel and socialising.

Sarah lives in Frimley with her husband and Poppy, her Jack Russell. She has two children and two step children (all grown up). She joined the school as a community governor in 2017 when her youngest went off to university. Whilst her children attended Wellington College, she heard of the alliance between the two schools and this sparked her enthusiasm to offer her support. With a health science degree and a background in regulation and governance, she is committed to a quality service and driving improvement. She is determined to do everything she can to ensure that the children at the school have the best start in life and are equipped with the skills and knowledge they need by the time they leave the school.

Becky Smith  (Clerk to the Governing Body)





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