Governors

Our Governors are representatives of the parents, school staff and the local community. They meet every half term as a whole Governing Board.

The Governors are responsible for the overall policies of the school, making key appointments, monitoring the running of the school and having overall control of the budget.

Governors have a duty to regularly review the way in which the school is organised, monitor its achievements and to contribute to the development of the school. Governors work in partnership with the Head Teacher in every aspect of the school’s life.

Please see details of our Members of the Governing Board below:


 

Jonathan Albert - Co-Chair of Governors
Link Governor for Humanities Faculty Group
Lead EAL Governor

"I have had the pleasure of working with the Governing Board and Senior Leadership Team since February 2019. For the last 10 years I have lived in Tadworth and gained a good understanding of the local schools market, having working in two local independent schools. As the Assistant Head of Downsend School I am a huge advocate of an all-rounded and holistic approach to education, developing creative and initiative curriculums that inspire and enhance the important skills of problem solving, independence and resillience. Outside of school, I run a cricket coaching company, enjoy long family walks over the Downs and spending time on the side-lines of various sporting pitches watching my own three children grow up too fast".

 

Please watch Jonathan Albert's welcome video below:

 


Lawrence Matthews - Co-opted Governor
Link Governor for STEM Faculty Group
Link Governor for Performing & Creative Arts Faculty Group (Shared)
Lead Pupil Premium Governor

"Currently I work at a nearby school, where I have a significant pastoral role and teach Chemistry, as well as run several sports teams. I believe in a holistic approach to education and look to develop the talents of all individuals under my care both in and outside the classroom. Within my role I am an Advanced Skills Teacher, helping to develop my colleagues’ classroom skills. My experience in school management, developing teaching and learning as well as child protection enable me to make a significant contribution at WFIS".

 

 

Please watch Lawrence Matthews welcome video below:

 


Sonal Chatrath – Vice Chair of Governors
Link Governor for Early Years Foundation Stage
Lead Safeguarding Governor
Lead SEND Governor

"I am delighted to be the Link Governor for Early Years at Wallace Fields Infant School. I am currently Assistant Head Academic at Danes Hill School in Oxshott. Having been an early year’s practitioner for many years, I truly believe in a holistic approach to education that enables staff to provide a teaching and learning environment that is not only exciting, progressive and challenging, but one that is rich in instilling values and self-worth in every child. I feel excited and privileged to be part of a dedicated team of Governors in supporting an exceptional school such as Wallace Fields.

I grew up in Kenya and immigrated to the UK some 30 years ago. We moved to Surrey about 17 years ago from London, and enjoyed bringing up our two children in an idyllic environment. An avid reader, I enjoy swimming and following international cricket. "

Please watch Sonal Chatrath's welcome video below:

 


Anjali Webb – Co-Chair of Governors
Link Governor for English Faculty (Shared)

"I am delighted to be on the LGB at Wallace Fields School and Nursery. I have 15 years of public sector experience working for the Civil Service in Whitehall where I have worked in a diverse range of roles. I am looking forward to using my skills and experience to work collaboratively with the team of dedicated governors and hard-working staff to help shape the school’s future direction. It’s a privilege to be part of a school that places the welfare and development of children at the heart of everything they do and provides them with such a strong foundation in education.

My family and I moved to Epsom 3 years ago and have enjoyed getting to know the local area. I have two young daughters and outside of work we enjoy walking, cycling and spending as much time outside as we can."

 

Please watch Anjali Webb's welcome video below:

 


Alice Feldwick – Co-opted Governor
Link Governor for Physical & Mental Wellbeing Faculty Group
Lead Equality & Diversity Governor
Health Schools Governor

I am very excited to begin my role as governor at Wallace Fields Infant School. I have always been passionate about children’s education, particularly in early years as I believe these are the most important years in helping children build a foundation for their future. I am looking forward to working with a fantastic governing board and to help support the staff and leadership team at the school. I have been working in Corporate Finance for over ten years and hope to bring my experience working in the private sector to use in this role. In my spare time I try to stay afloat on managing our busy household. I live in Epsom with my husband and two young children who both attend Wallace Fields Infant school. Coming from a large family, we enjoy spending our weekend with our extended family and friends. In my spare time I enjoy reading and exercising.

 

Please watch Alice Feldwick's welcome video below:

 


Annabel Male - Staff Governor

"I became a Staff Governor after joining WFIS in September 2018. I have been teaching for 6 years and spent most of my time teaching in a Primary School in Croydon.

In my spare time I try to keep fit by running, cycling and swimming. I enjoy reading, dancing and taking care of my two cats".

 

 

 

 

 


James Bradshaw - Parent Governor
Link Governor for Performing & Creative Arts Faculty Group (Shared)
Lead H&S Governor

My name is James and I am one of the parent governors at Wallace Fields Infant School. I have a daughter in Butterfly class and a daughter in Little Stars. I live locally to the school and am really excited to be able to contribute to such a beacon of the local community. I am passionate about early years education, with a particular focus on the creative arts. I am a chartered surveyor and work in property development in the performing arts, theatre and entertainment industries. I am hoping to bring my experience in the private sector to good use in this role. In my spare time, I enjoy swimming with my children, theatre and cooking for the family.

 

 

 


Carolyn Devereaux - Parent Governor
Link Governor for English Faculty (Shared)

My name is Carolyn and I am one of the parent governors at Wallace Fields Infant School. I have a child in Badger class and a child who recently moved to the junior school but attended WFIS since Shining Stars. I volunteer as a parent reader each week as well as supporting children with their writing through the National Tutoring Programme. I am an experienced primary school teacher and have taught in a range of local Surrey schools as well as in the London Borough of Hillingdon. I have a passion for education and look forward to supporting the school in their exciting partnership with the South Farnham Educational Trust. I am committed to ensuring all children continue to flourish and foster a love of learning through high quality teaching within a supportive school community. In my spare time, I enjoy swimming, reading and the theatre. Most weekends I am kept busy by my children who love to stay active by exploring the great outdoors!

 

 

 

 


Sarah Constantino – Clerk to WFIS & Nursery Local Governing Board

I am Clerk to Wallace Fields Infant School & Nursery Local Governing Board and also the Extended Learning Administrative Assistant at WFIS & Nursery.  I have 20 years legal secretarial experience and hope to bring my experience of working in law firms in the private sector to use in this role.  I enjoy going to the theatre and taking my children on outings to explore the national trust and royal palaces.


 

 

 

 


Ilinka Budds  – Co-opted Governor
Link Governor for STEM (Shared)

I am delighted to be a Governor for Wallace Fields Infant School. In my day-to-day job, I'm currently Go-To-Market Lead for Streaming TV for Europe at Amazon. I have 20+ years of work experience in media and tech companies, having previously worked at Google and Microsoft. My experience spans across various areas including strategy & operations, change management, program management and training programs. I have MBA and MSc in International Business Management, BSc in International Marketing and Trade, and I'm also a Qualified Teacher - something that I truly enjoyed doing and is one of the reasons why I decided to join the Governors team at WFIS. I'm excited to be part of this Governors team for a school that focuses on building strong values, wellbeing, creativity and overall development in addition to education, and provides inclusive environment for children but also for its teachers and employees. I was born in former Yugoslavia (Macedonia), and have lived between London and Dublin since 1999. We moved from central London to Surrey 2 years ago and we enjoy the green parks, the beautiful scenery and friendly neighbourhoods in the area. In my spare time I enjoy gardening, cooking, travelling and looking after my two cats.

 


Mr Jonathan Albert Co-Chair of Governors
Mrs Anjali Webb Co-Chair of Governors
Ms Sonal Chatrath Co-opted Governor (Vice Chair)
Miss Nicky Mann Co-Head Teacher
Mr Jamie Hallums Co-Head Teacher
Mr Lawrence Matthews Co-opted Governor
Ms Alice Feldwick Co-opted Governor
Ms Ilinka Budds  Co-opted Governor
Mrs Annabel Male  Staff Governor 
Mrs Carolyn Devereaux Parent Governor
Mr James Bradshaw Parent Governor

Dates of WFIS & Nursery Full Governing Board Meetings 2021/2022:

6pm 29th September 2021

6pm 17th November 2021

6pm 19th January 2022

6pm 16th March 2022

6pm 18th May 2022

6pm 13th July 2022

 

Correspondence for the Chair of Governors should be addressed to:

Chair of Governors, Wallace Fields Infant School & Nursery, Ewell, Surrey  KT17 3AS

Via the Clerk to the Board sconstantino@wfis.sfet.org.uk

WFIS & Nursery Full Governing Board Register of Interests

 

 

 

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