The School Strategy Board
|Mrs Alison Etheridge||Chair|
I have lived in Caterham since 1997 and have two children, both of whom attended de Stafford. My son is now at university and my daughter is at Reigate College. Following a 4 year term as a Governor at a local infant school, I became a Governor at de Stafford in June 2011, and Chair in January 2015. I have a degree in Psychology and undertook further studies in Human Resources to become a chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. My career was initially in the voluntary sector, working with a housing association for older people and then a disability charity. In 2008 I became self-employed, helping companies with a variety of HR requirements such as reorganisations, employee relations issues, and mediation.
|Miss Catherine Emmott||SSB Member - Community|
|I grew up in Reigate and moved back to Oxted 12 years ago. I became a Governor at de Stafford in June 2011. I have a law degree and then qualified as a Chartered Surveyor, specialising in landlord and tenant. I have worked extensively in private practice in London and locally, in the public sector in Hertfordshire, as a facilities and property manager and for a time in Jersey. Until recently I was an Operations Director by a FTSE100 property company in London, but am now starting a new career as a Bursar of a local primary school. In my spare time I have a small dog and a large horse.|
|Mr Jeremy Garner||SSB Member - Headteacher|
|I have served on the Governing Body of de Stafford School since my appointment as Head Teacher in September 2013. I completed a Post-Graduate Certificate of Education in Physical Education having graduated with a degree in Sports Science. Since qualifying as a teacher nearly 20 years ago, I have worked in three different Surrey secondary schools (Therfield, St Bede’s, de Stafford) and completed my National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH) in 2009. I live in Epsom with my wife and two young children.|
|Mrs Rowan Spurgin||Vice Chair - Community|
|Having lived in Caterham most of my life, and attended schools in the town, I am very pleased to be able to give something back to the local school community. I became a Governor at de Stafford in April 2015 and prior to this was a governor at a local infant school for 5 years. I have two daughters who are both students at de Stafford. After gaining a degree in Psychology and Zoology, I studied to become a qualified Chartered Management Accountant. I have worked in the retail and manufacturing sectors, the last few years within IT as a Business Analyst.|
|Mrs Clare Wingrave||SSB Member - Safeguarding|
|I live locally in Caterham and am the principal of Oasis Academy Byron, a thriving primary school in Coulsdon.'My three children attended de Stafford and the school provided them all with very firm foundations for life and their future learning.|
|Anthony Middleton||SSB Member - Parent|
I'm a former student of de Stafford and parent to a current Year 7 student. I've had a successful career in both the private and public sectors, with the last 20 years spent in senior management positions. My current role is Chief Operating Officer of a Local Enterprise Partnership where I also lead their two major investment funds.
My specialist interest is in company governance and I’ve advised extensively on this subject throughout my career. I’ve previously worked in the area of higher education, as a Director at the University of Sussex, running a range of support service operations.
|Mr Russell Bennett||SSB Member - Education Partner|
I am currently Schools' Performance Director for GLF Schools, and have enjoyed a career in education for nearly 23 years, starting out as an English teacher in London. My last role was as Headteacher at The Beacon School in Banstead, a GLF secondary school. My other experience includes working as a Her Majesty's Inspector for Ofsted, where I worked across the London region. My current role involves working across the Trust's secondary schools, in Surrey, Croydon and Oxfordshire.
|Ms Karon Smith||SSB Member - Business Leader|