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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.

Ms Melanie Harris
 

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I have had a 42 year career in Education, first as a Teacher and advisor, then as an Education Officer in three shire counties, including 16 years in Surrey.  Over this time I have held posts as an Area Education Officer, Head of Governor Services and School Place Planning and place commissioning officer.  I have recently retired from work but am still very engaged with education.  I am passionate about lifelong learning and growth and the future of our children.

I have been Chair of the Local Governing Committee at Surrey Hills All Saints Primary School for the past two years.  I have a special interest in the development of Ewell Grove as a Primary and Nursery School as I spent the last few years of my career working with the Head, Governing Body and the wider community to manage the expansion project.  So when I was invited to join the Governors I was keen to support the school through its next phase.

My interests are art, yoga, reading, writing and gardening and I am enjoying the opportunity to stay in touch with young people through Governing at my two schools.

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 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!

Mrs Jacqui Jardine - Clerk to Governors 
 

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Jacqui has been Clerk to the Governors since September 2008.

 

 

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Mrs Jqui Jardine - Clerk to Governors

Jacqui has been Clerk to the Governors since September 2008.