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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.

Parent Governors
Mr Andrew Meredith ~ Chair of Governors
Andrew Meredith

I am a parent governor and work in a large retail company. In ancient times I was a nurse in accident and emergency. I have seen great change in the school over the last two years with radical improvement and profressionalism driven often by data but mostly by the amazing determination of the staff and pupils to achieve success. I am passionate about the innovation and excellence that will be achieved over the next few years working and supporting the school's leadership team.

I chair the teaching, quality and achievement committe and we look at how the pupils are progressing and any differences across subjects. The key work is to support the teaching staff by supporting the interventions that are in place to drive continuous improvement. I have taken an interest in English and it has been a real pleasure to work with such a fantastic dedicated team of teachers and a special plus for me is to see the brilliant students at Hollyfield achieved and develop.

My main interest is to bring my business evaluation skills to the school and help further develop our teaching quality mechanisms so we continue to grow in confidence and sustain recent successes in GSCE resuts.

Sarah Dearson ~ Vice Chair of Governors
Sarah Dearson

My name is Sarah Dearson and I have two children at Hollyfield. I work full time at the Houses of Parliament as a project manager in the ICT department, though my background is in finance and I am a qualified accountant. I am an enthusiastic sportswoman and play hockey for a local club.

Mr Robert Alexander
Robert Alexander

I have been a parent governor since 2014. My ambition as a governor is to support the Head and senior team in their ambition to make Hollyfield School the best it can be for the benefit of present and future pupils. I am an accountant by profession with a career predominantly in public sector financial management. I am currently the Chair of the Leadership, Management & Resources Committee.

Emma Francis
Emma Francis

I have been a Parent Governor at Hollyfield since July 2018. I have two children at the school, and have lived in the area since 2014. I am a passionate supporter of what Hollyfield is trying to do – ensure that every child is supported every day to learn and grow, as well as be happy and fulfilled. During my career I have worked in communications, lobbying and corporate responsibility. My current role involves going into schools to deliver sessions on financial literacy, careers and ‘soft skills’. I am also a director of ‘We Rise’, a social enterprise that provides students in the Brixton area with meaningful work experience and careers advice.

Catherine Fletcher
Catherine Fletcher

I was appointed as a Parent Governor in 2017. I have two children and have lived in Kingston with my husband since 1998.

I work as a Management Consultant, specialising in working with senior teams to develop strategies for the future, and create frameworks through which they will get their organisations in great shape to make the strategies happen.

I am passionate about how learning can open opportunities for people, and a champion of comprehensive education and its rich benefits. I am a learn-aholic with two post-grad degrees and an MBA.

For 25 years I have worked with diverse organisations; from rocket scientists to luxury handbag retailers, including global education providers, so I have lots of reference points to bring to the governance of Hollyfield. I am excited about being part of the Hollyfield community as the school develops to meet its aspirations.

To relax, I love music and indulging my academic roots as a geographer through travel.

Mr Ahmed Nouri
Ahmed Nouri

I have two sons in Hollyfield school one in yr 7 and one in yr 10. By profession I have been reaserching into urolological cancers for the past 30yrs. I have spent a great deal of my time dealing with facts and figures and training reaserchers. Have acted as a govenor in son's previous school and learnt a great deal which I hope to apply to my present position. Strongly believe in good education and good behaviour for children letting them have a strong and positive start in life. I also believe in fairness hoping to make sure that all communities benefit from fruit of our education in the school.

Mr Andrew Males
Andrew Males

My name is Andrew Males father of Lindon who is a pupil in Year 11 here at Hollyfield and I am therefore a parent governor and have been for the past 2 1/2 years. I am a teacher in further Education at Brooklands College, Weybridge where my speciality is Hospitality and Catering and in particular pastry. I have a Masters degree in Education and I am also qualified as an Internal Quality Assurer and follows on from 30 years in 5 star hotel and restaurants. Prior to being at Brooklands, where I have been for 2 1/2 years also, I spent 9 years at Croydon College performing a similar role and a 9 year prior stint at Le Cordon Bleu International Culinary academy where I was head of the London school and where I had the opportunity to teach around the world.

My interests for the school follow my professional role to an extent and I have particular interest in e-Learning and I am link governor with the computing department and with Andrew Newton regarding data.

Teacher Governors
Mr Tom Maltby ~ Head Teacher
Tom Maltby

I have lived in Surbiton and have been teaching English and Drama for 20 years. I was Deputy Headteacher at Grey Court School for 10 years before joining Hollyfield as Headteacher in September 2017. I have also been involved in establishing the Every Child, Every Day Academy Trust. I am very much looking forward to taking the school on the next step of its journey and working with the Hollyfield community.

Mr David Miller
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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 pupils 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.


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