Governors

Meet the Governors

The school governors are all volunteers over the age of 18. The governors play a key role in decision-making around the school such as running buildings, budgets, supporting staff and setting the standards for discipline and uniforms.

The governors are also there to support the headteacher in their role. They do also ask questions to the headteacher to ensure that they are taking the school in the right direction.

Governors: 

Name of Governor Role/Committee

Emma Francis

Emma Francis

Chair of Governors

I work in HR for an insurance company, in a role focused on improving diversity and inclusion. Prior to being a governor at Hollyfield I was a governor at a primary school, and a director of a social enterprise focused on providing meaningful work experience for young people.
Both my children have thrived at Hollyfield, so I became a governor to support the school in its efforts to continue delivering for ‘every child every day’.
In my spare time I love to garden, to walk in our amazing local parks and to follow politics. 
I have been a Hollyfield Governor since 2018 and Chair of Governors since November 2019.

Paul Ruth

Paul Ruth

I work as a Project Director for a specialist construction company delivering some of the biggest high end and level developments across London and I would like to use my experience in helping the school to thrive and that I am the link governor for H&S and in helping to look after the premises.
I have two boys in attendance at Hollyfield in years 10 and 11, and I am keen to support the school.
I like to get involved in sporting activities such as football and rugby.

Vicki Jones

Vicki Jones

I work in policy and campaigns for The Fostering Network (a charity working to improve foster care and to help children and young people reach their potential) so I have a particular interest in disadvantaged children and safeguarding.
I have two children at Hollyfield - in years 9 and 11. Both joined the Performing Arts Scholarship programme and loved it! I am very excited by this opportunity to support the school and to help play a role in ensuring that all pupils are able to achieve their potential.
I am a keen cyclist and play netball for Kingston Tigers.

Lisa Sanders

Lisa Sanders

I'm an Executive Coach and I run my own business. Prior to becoming a coach, I worked in PR & Communications for 22 years and have worked for a broad range of organisations - from big corporations to small charities. I've got experience of being part of boards and leadership teams for businesses, so I am hoping these skills can benefit Hollyfield.
Reason for becoming a Governor at Hollyfield: My daughter joined Hollyfield in Year Seven in 2019, and I became a parent governor. Personal facts: I love books, dogs and yoga.

Niloufar Moradi

Niloufar Moradi

I have 18 years of experience as a Postdoctoral Research Scientist within a multidisciplinary academic institute in London. During this time, I supervised and helped many undergraduate and medical students with their research studies. On a voluntary basis, I have also helped young children to develop their reading skills and also taught English Language to children from minority groups. 
I have lived in Surbiton for 18 years and have a daughter at The Hollyfield School. As a governor, I hope to use my past experiences and skills to help support Hollyfield students to reach their full potential and achieve their academic goals. 
I love science, baking and walking (I am currently part of a small group of scientists walking the Via Francigena Pilgrim Trail in Italy).

Jan Cheng

My day job is in risk management at one of the large professional services firms having trained as a chartered accountant and tax advisor. 
Reason for becoming a Governor at Hollyfield: I have always been keen to get involved with helping at my children’s schools, but this is my first formal role. I decided to join the governors because of the positive experience my son has had at the school and a need for governors with finance related skills. I am keen to support Hollyfield to ensure it is doing the best it can for all its students.
Personal facts: I have lived in the Surbiton area for over 20 years. I try to keep active by running (slowly) and cycling a bit.

Ben Russell

Ben Russell

My background is as a journalist; an education correspondent and then a political correspondent. These days I work in communications for a charity that runs an international scholarship scheme.
I joined the governors in November 2018 after my son started at Hollyfield along with many of his friends.
I've lived in Berrylands for about 16 years now and enjoy sailing, camping and cooking.

Mahmood Rafiq

Mahmood Rafiq

I have worked in IT management for the last 25 years and in the past have worked on the Building school for the future program, and I am hoping I can apply these skills to Hollyfield.
I was a parent governor in Wandsworth for a primary school 10 years ago & I wanted to get involved again in my local area. I have 3 children studying in the area & was keen to offer my services to the local community & ensure kids can take advantage of this. I have worked in a senior position in IT in the city and I have gained many life skills that may be of value to young kids in the future, but more than anything else I believe in the concept of service and giving something back to society and this is my small contribution.
I have been a lifelong Liverpool football fan and enjoy watching movies in my spare time.

Paul Ruth

Stephanie Sandy

I am a trained secondary school teacher and MFL specialist.  I have worked in and with secondary schools in Surrey for over 11 years and have held many roles during this time including Head of Department, Mentor, Coach and Head of Year.  I now work within initial teacher training at university level, supporting trainees to become teachers. 
I wanted to bring my experience within education, supporting teachers and pupils to a secondary school within my community.  I am really enjoying the experience so far ! 
I am a Mum to two children and a labrador called Rusty! My interests include travel, reading and swimming. 

 

Alistair Bond

Skills I bring to the Governing Body:
I have been a teacher for twenty-five years, the last twelve of which I have been a Head. I am currently an Executive Head of two thriving independent preparatory schools in Kingston and New Malden. I am very familiar with the thrills and challenges of school leadership!
Reason for becoming a Governor at Hollyfield:
My reason to become a governor was simply to offer my help. Leading and managing a school is uniquely rewarding and demanding, and I hope that with my background I can support the school. 
Personal facts:
I lived in the Middle East and North Africa for sixteen years and love to travel and explore the world. Having trained as a PE teacher I also love all sport, especially climbing mountains.

Paul Quinlan

I’ve worked in HR for over 30 years. Currently, with a professional services firm I lead on employee relations and health and wellbeing matters.
I was keen to help in some way and the school was looking for a new governor with children in younger years at the school and with a HR background.
I have two sons at the school.  I enjoy cooking, reading and running (especially when I’ve finished!).

Ms Amy Jackson

Headteacher

 

David Miller

Mr David Miller

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Staff Governor 

I have worked at the school since 2010 and been Head of Physical Education since 2014. I hope that as staff governor I can help in the continued development and success of the school for both students and staff. Hollyfield is a great community school with its young people at the centre, and I am looking forward to assisting at a governor level.

Governors document downloads:

The following documents can be found on the Every Child Every Day Trust website here.

The Funding Agreement is the Academy’s contract with the Department for Education, administered by the Educational Funding Agency (EFA).

The Memorandum and Articles of Association are the Academy’s governing document as registered with Companies House.