Mrs Rachel Tillen – Chairperson
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
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.
Mr Tom Bosher
Mr Tom Bosher joined Ewell Grove School in September 2019.
Ms Melanie Harris - Vice Chair
I joined the Ewell Grove governing board in September 2019 having just retired from a lifelong career in Education. I have previously been a Chair of Governors at a primary school. I have also worked as a secondary school teacher followed by an Education Officer. In fact, I managed the project to expand Ewell Grove, on behalf of Surrey County Council, which included co-ordinating the substantial and complex building programme. During this time I worked closely with the staff and governors and got to know the school very well. I was therefore pleased and honoured to be co-opted as a governor of the school.
I live in Dorking and, being retired now, apart from my commitment to my governor duties, I still have time to enjoy a number of hobbies including walking, writing, gardening, art and singing in a choir!
Ms Clare Delaney
I joined the Ewell Grove Governing Board in March 2021 as a parent governor. I have two daughters at Ewell Grove and have been part of the school community since my eldest daughter started in Nursery in September 2017. I have a particular responsibility for working with the school on finances.
I am a civil servant specialising in project management and change. I have recently worked for the National Crime Agency, the Care Quality Commission and am currently working for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA).
I am very happy to become part of the Governing Board and help the whole school community strive to keep Ewell Grove the best it can be.
Mrs Hannah Baker
I joined the Ewell Grove Governing Board in March 2021.
I am Co-CEO at a children's mental health charity based in Kingston upon Thames. I lead on our social and emotional learning programmes for 3-12 year olds and work closely with many schools across the UK and internationally. I also oversee our mental health promotion work for children with SEND, looked after children and young carers.
I look forward to supporting the school to work towards continual improvement so Ewell Grove remains an inclusive school of excellence, where all children can achieve personally, socially and academically.
Mrs Jacqui Jardine - Clerk to Governors
Jacqui has been Clerk to the Governors since September 2008.
Mrs Wendy Plumb
I joined the Ewell Grove Governing Board in 2022 as a co-opted governor.
I have two children growing up in Ewell Grove and value the way they feel an active part of the school community and how this and their learning has helped them grow and thrive.
I work at Samaritans in a leadership role to raise income to fund its services and ensure that anyone struggling to cope has someone there who will listen.
I'm excited to be part of the school and it's dedication to putting the children at the heart of everything they do. I'm looking forward to sharing skills and working with the staff and governors on the aspiration to continually improve and offer the best learning and social experiences for the children.
Mrs Rachel Boucher-Giles
I joined the Ewell Grove board of governors in 2021. My daughter is a pupil at Ewell Grove having joined nursery in September 2021.
I am a partner at an international law firm and specialist in family law. I help families with the legal issues associated with separation, which often involves complex issues involving children in the Family Courts. I started my legal career representing families in the North East and relocated to the South East in 2012, representing families predominantly based in London and Surrey.
I am passionate about all children having access to quality and caring education. I am delighted to be appointed as a governor at the school.