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Governors

Mrs Rachel Tillen – Chairperson 

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I became a governor at Ewell Grove in 2009 and became Chair of Governors in September 2013.  All of my 3 children attended Ewell Grove, the first starting in September 2004.  I am delighted that we have become a full primary school ensuring that the school remains at the heart of the village. 

I was brought up in Croydon and after studying law at UCL lived in London prior to moving to Ewell.  Pre-children I worked as a Commercial Property Lawyer.  I now run my own bookkeeping business. My interests (when I have time!) are reading, gardening and sailing.

Mr Clive Woodbridge - Vice Chair 
 

Majorie Schmetzer

I have lived in the Ewell area for over 30 years, and for the last 10 years have represented Ewell ward on Epsom & Ewell Borough Council for the local Residents Association.  All three of my now grown up children - Rory, Jack and Dominic - went to Ewell Grove, and this is in fact my second spell as a Governor at the school, having been a Parent Governor in the 1990's.

Ewell Grove is on an exciting journey as it becomes a through Primary School and I am very much looking forward to being onboard.

Mrs Kate Keane 

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Mrs Kate Keane joined Ewell Grove School as Headteacher in September 2003.

Mr Ryan Farrant  

Mr Ryan Farrant joined Ewell Grove School in September 2017. 

Mrs Sue Vincent  

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Ewell Grove School is very dear to my heart.  it is the school that both my sons attended and where I taught for over twenty years and am delighted to now be a Governor.  I am a volunteer and am involved with fundraising for a local Charity putting on social events and outings for adults with physical and cognitive disabilities. 

I try to keep fit and enjoy Zumba, Tap Dancing and Swimming.

Mrs Corinna Whittle
 
 

I am a parent governor, joining the Governing Board in October 2018, shortly after my son joined Reception. 

I work in the City for a large law firm as a qualified solicitor.  At work I specialise in contentious construction and engineering law, representing international clients.

I can often be found enjoying a coffee in the village and enjoy supporting the local community.  I have three boys and am looking forward to a long relationship with the school, with my middle son due to join Reception in September 2020.

Mrs Hannah Dalton 

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I have been a Co-Opted Governor since September 2017 with particular responsibility for Human Resources, which I have had a career in for over 20 years.  I am also the Governor responsible for Pupil Wellbeing in particular their mental and emotional wellbeing.

I come from 3 generations of teaching and so education has played a key part in my upbringing and as a result I have a keen interest in the education and development of future generations.

I am an active member of my local Resident Association, a Borough Councillor on Epsom and Ewell Borough Council, a Deputy Lead on the Local Government Association Safer and Stronger Communities Board as well as a volunteer and mentor.

When not juggling all of that I enjoy going to hear live bands, the theatre as well as lifting weights in the gym!

Dr Teresa Payne  

I was invited to join Ewell Grove as an Associate Governor during the Spring of 2017.

A Dr of Public Policy and resident of Ewell for over 20 years I have specialisms in public sector accountability, local government, university education and Children's Services.

Growing up in the East End of London I was the first person in my extended family to go to University.  As such, I am a passionate advocate of education unlocking life chances for all.

My personal association with Ewell Grove began in 2011, as a parent.

Mr John Baker 

I am a parent governor, joining the team in June 2019 ahead of my son joining the school in the new term.  

I work in London for a large financial services firm as a qualified Chartered Accountant.  My specialism is restructuring; helping companies on financial matters including large liabilities, transactions and process improvement.

I am passionate about Ewell and the important role of the community within the village.  I am a Trustee of a local charity and a keen supporter of school fairs, Ewell Village Fair and Ewell Yule.

When not playing sports with my boys, or taxiing them around I enjoy running and hope to complete my first marathon next year.

Mrs Jacqui Jardine - Clerk to Governors

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Jacqui has been Clerk to the Governors since September 2008.