Federation of Earlswood Schools

A Place to Learn Together

We offer Nursery Provision to Year 6

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Name: Dr Deborah Dawson

Governor since: 2018

FGB role: Chair, and Local Authority Governor. Safeguarding, Resource Committee, Pay Committee, EHT role Working Group

Experience: Deborah is a Nurse Consultant in Intensive Care at St George's Hospital, London.




Name: Marc Ashdown

Governor since: Since 2014

FGB role: Vice-chair and Co-opted Governor. SEND, Interventions, Pupil Premium Champion

Experience: Marc is a Correspondent at BBC London News.




Name: Vanessa Evans

Governor since: 2015

FGB role: Co-opted Governor. Professional Development, Headteacher appraisal, Executive Headteacher Working Group, previous joint co-chair.

Experience: With a background in the IT industry, Vanessa now works at The Warwick School as their Data Officer.




Name: Niall MacGregor

Governor since: 2014

FGB role: Associate Governor. Curriculum Development, Health & Safety, PSHE

Experience: Niall is part actor, part leadership coach.




Name: Charlotte Borthwick

Governor since: 2017

FGB role: Co-opted Governor. Curriculum Development, SEND, Executive Headteacher Appraisal

Experience: Charlotte is a Digital Communications professional currently working for a large security firm.




Name: Ariana Akhavan

Governor since: 2019

FGB Role: Associate Governor. Interventions, Safeguarding, Online Safety

Experience: Ariana is Assistant Headteacher at The Warwick School with responsibility for Quality of Inclusion and Key Stage 3.




Name: Rupaben Raghwani

Governor since: 2017

FGB Role: Associate Governor. Financial & Estates, Chair Resources Committee, Executive Headteacher Working Group

Experience: Rupa has worked in various finance and audit roles within the public sector field and is currently an Assistant Director of Corporate Finance for a London Borough Council.




Name: Michael Isherwood

Governor since: 2020

FGB role: Parent Governor. Staff Development, Resource Committee, Pay Committee

Experience: Michael is an in-house lawyer for an engineering and construction company based in Redhill.




Name: Julia Mason

Governor since: 2020

FGB role: Co-opted Governor. Financial & Estates, Resources Committee, Looked After Children

Experience: Julia works as an actuary at a FTSE100 life insurance company.




Name:  Caroline Faries

Governor since:  2021

FGB role:  Parent Governor.

Experience:  Caroline currently works as an Account Director for a travel technology company.




Name: Julie Chandler

FGB role: Acting Executive Headteacher at Federation of Earlswood Schools. Resources Committee, Pay Committee





Name: Harriet Westwater

FGB role: Deputy Headteacher, Infants






Name: Claire Knight

Governor since: 2019

FGB role: Staff Governor. Assessment.





Name: Jette Wainwright

FGB role: Clerk to the Governors