Governors

Governors

Governors

Kim Walker - Joint Chair of Govenors

She 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 Govenors

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 diifculites. 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 liaison 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.

Training

Introduction to Governance: Level 1 and 2 

Pupil Premium

Literacy

Chairing a committee

How to Get to Good

Safeguarding

First aid

SEND governance

Jonathan Canty 

 

Clerk to the Governing Body - Becky Smith

For the lastest Govenors handbook please click on the link below.

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/583733/Competency_framework

 

  1. Governor committees and responsibilities
  2. Governing Body Register of Interests - September 2016 - with former governors
  3. Governing Body attendance record 2015-2016
Awards
  • Healthy Schools
  • Eco Schools
  • Unicef