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.|
|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|