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Mr Thomas Withers

I have had an association with Meath Green since my eldest daughter started in 2017. My second daughter has just started in reception, with my youngest due to start in a few years time! I have only ever been impressed with the environment created by the staff, which has given the very best start to my children's education. I joined as a Governor to play a small part in that continuing so, others get the same benefit for the years to come. I work as a Risk Manager for a Wholesale Investment Bank - and hope to add some value with my experience around regulator engagements and governance models.


Mr Neil Agate

My son started at the school in 2018 and I was keen to become involved so decided to become a governor after he joined. I am interested in understanding how the school operates, the challenges it faces and offering support to overcome them. I look forward to helping support the school’s continued growth and improvement. I have lived in Horley for many years and work in the construction industry so will try to bring some of my local knowledge and skills to the governing body.


Mr Adam Bayliss

My son started at Meath Green Infant School in 2017 and my daughter has now just started in reception. I've found the school to offer a very supportive and enriching learning experience through dedicated leadership, teaching and support staff. I'm interested in learning more about how the school is run together with the challenges that it encounters. My work involves the placement of large complex insurance programmes requiring the identification and mitigation of risk and exposure through effective risk management practice. Through my role as Governor I hope to offer a positive contribution towards the ongoing development of the school.


Mrs Rachel Nixon

I am a mum to a boy and a girl, the youngest now in Year 1 and the oldest having left for junior school. The whole experience of having children at the school has been wonderful - both my children have thrived and the staffing team has been so friendly and supportive I really wanted to be part of the governing body to offer, what I hope, is a positive and supportive contribution to what the school does. As a Senior Civil Servant I am a senior leader with experience of working with a wide range of people and organisations to deliver positive outcomes. I hope to bring my experience and skills to my role as a Governor. 


Mrs Kate Evans

I have been a teacher over 30 years and have taught in London, Surrey and Sussex, I was Head of the lower school in three different settings.  I have an RSC diploma in Special Educational Needs teaching both dyslexic children and adults.  I am delighted to join the team of governors and again be part of a school setting.


Mr Chris Schultze

My involvement with the school goes back to the early 1990's when I was a student myself. 30 years later my children started on their educational journey the same way I did. I felt that joining the board of governors would allow me to support the school in continuing to deliver excellent educational experiences for the parents, students and staff. I'm a keen outdoor enthusiast and a qualified water activities coach. I am actively involved in Scouting both locally and at a County level as well as helping coach a local under 7's Rugby Team. I look forward to working with everybody to have a positive impact on the school. 


Mrs Jyoti Makolski

I am a credit risk specialist at Deloitte leading the technical review and challenge for banking audits. I have 20 years of experience in credit risk and model governance, primarily at NatWest Bank. I bring my experience in providing critical review and challenge to help the ongoing success of the school. I'm a mum of a lovely young girl and I'm passionate in helping to improve children's education.


Mr Nick Duff

'My daughter started at Meath Green Infants in Reception in 2022. After she has had such a positive and enthusiastic start, I was inspired to become involved in school governance. I have only positive comments to say about the school, the highly committed staff, and the learning environment. I look forward to seeing her thrive in such inspiring and happy surroundings. I am a Music teacher with 28 years of experience across the Secondary and sixth-form sectors in London and Surrey, working with Primary schools in music festivals. I maintain my love for my subject by performing in bands around the area. I take on this role to understand how the school operates, to continue to support its growth strategically, and ensure all stakeholders aspire, challenge, and achieve!'