Meet the Governors

Julian Short – Chair and Parent Governor, St Dominic’s School

Information to follow.

Leigh Edser – Academy Governor & Designated Safeguarding Governor for
St Dominic’s School, Grafham Grange School and Brantridge School

Leigh began her career in special needs several years ago as a Health Care Assistant working with adults with Autistic Spectrum Disorder. After a couple of years she moved to an LSA role at Dysart School. It was during this time that her passion for ensuring pupils with SEN have access to a high quality education that enables them to be the best they can be, was ignited.  After qualifying as a teacher, Leigh secured her first teaching post at a Special Needs school in Farnborough, Hampshire before moving back to Dysart in 2005 as a class teacher where she has remained and is now the Principal. 

Will Inchbald

Having studied law in the South-West of England, Will is a solicitor who has worked in a number of areas, but now specialises in corporate tax and remuneration. Will lives in South London, and his main hobby is running (including the odd marathon), although he enjoys the odd game of cricket.

Lucy McMann

Lucy has experience of working with a range of special educational needs from primary through to 18 as a Specialist Teacher. Lucy is now the Managing Director and Founder of SENse Learning, a company who provide bespoke packages of holistic learning for young people with additional needs who are struggling to attend school. Since starting up SENse Learning Ltd in January 2019, Lucy has acquired many other skills especially in terms of business management including finance management, human resources, and policy writing. It has been a steep learning curve!

Lucy is passionate about education and thinking creatively to support all young people achieve their full potential.

Harry Moss

Harry was appointed as a school governor in March 2021.

He has worked in various senior engineering roles for Universities, Government Institutes, Oil and Gas and Energy companies and now works as risk and integrity management consultant.  He has gained a variety of governance experience through Audit, Assurance and Verification of operations and projects compliance and risk management activities.   The part of his career that has been most fun has been seeing young people develop and succeed.

He has 3 adult children and lives with his wife and dogs in the beautiful Surrey Hills.

Lesley Stonebridge – Academy Governor

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Michael Wood – Academy Governor

Mike Wood is the Assistant Principal in charge of Skills for Life students at Carew Academy.

Mike has worked at Carew Academy since January 2013. He has worked with a large range of students and teachers, and has experience within education of preparation for inspections, examinations, curriculum design, teaching and learning, line management, delivering and organising CPD for staff.

Martin Lowthian – Parent Governor, Grafham Grange School

Martin’s background is Audit, Governance and Management Consultancy in the NHS, Social Care and, previously, telecommunications and banking.  He now works for a software company that provides solutions to help organisations develop and evidence their compliance with regulatory bodies, track quality improvement and evidence the planning and delivery of care.

He has 3 children and lives in Surrey Heath, where he coaches junior cricket in his spare time.

Martin has previously been a volunteer for Riding for the Disabled Association and assisted with specialist hospitals’ charity fundraising.

Sarah Baker – Parent Governor, Brantridge School

Sarah has three children, one of which attends Brantridge School. She has a degree in Biology and has spent the last 20 years working in private healthcare for Bupa and, for the last 12 years, at HCA Healthcare in Sales and Business Development. Sarah has an interest in mental health and spends a lot of her time running and walking the dog!

Diana Puica – Staff Governor, Brantridge School

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Liam Cranford – Staff Governor, Grafham Grange School

Liam joined Grafham Grange as the PE teacher in September 2020 after two-year teaching within primary school settings.  Prior to teaching, Liam worked as a Youth Development Officer at a community rugby club in Surrey supporting the delivery of rugby within local schools, colleges and the general community. He also set up a further education rugby programme enabling boys to continue their studies whilst training as a full-time rugby player. During his free time Liam coaches a senior rugby team in Surrey and, on occasion, will put his boots on and play an odd game himself.

Amme (Anne-Marie) Pryor – Staff Governor, St Dominic’s School

Amme has been a teacher at St Dominic’s for almost 4 years. She teaches English and Performing Arts and is the Head of Key Stage 4. Before working at St Dominic’s, Amme worked with pupils who had disengaged from school using alternative education programmes in a attempt to reengage them with learning. Amme also works as a supervisor providing respite care for children and young people with SEND during the school holidays. Amme lives near the sea, enjoys paddle boarding and is passionate about ocean conservation.

Angela Drayton – Ex-Officio Governor/Principal, St Dominic’s School

Dafydd Roberts – ExOfficio Governor/Principal, Brantridge School

Janet Tremble – ExOfficio Governor/Principal, Grafham Grange School

 

The residential special school provides highly effective services that consistently exceed the standards of good. The actions of the school contribute to significantly improved outcomes and positive experiences for children and young people. Ofsted – March 2019

 

 

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