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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 John Williamson

I joined the Governors this year and look forward to helping to ensure the school continues to provide the excellent learning place it has been for all the time I have been involved. All my three ( grown up ) children and two of my grandchildren have benefited from going to the school . I currently work in the NHS but worked as a police officer and an investigator for about 40 years. I am involved in the Pathfinders Scout Group in Horley and was involved in Horley Round Table for many years. I hope I will bring to the board of governors years of experience in fundraising , dealing with different stakeholders and a willingness to learn and look at imaginative ways to deal with the challenges ahead. 

 

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 Penelope Searle Nyang

My son attends the school and I believed that joining the Governors would be a great way to contribute my support to our Head Teacher and her team and give to my community. I am mum to two boys, my teenaged son has disabilities and is on the autistic spectrum, so I also come with an understanding of SEND. During the day I am a complementary therapist, mostly through reflexology, specialising in fertility, maternity, and cancer care, I also teach baby massage to mums, and have a health and wellbeing company.

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