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Angela Adams - Foundation (PCC) Governor

I am a primary school teacher and I have lived and worked in Caterham since 2009. Previous to this, I was teaching in Essex and have worked with underprivileged children in South Africa and with children with language difficulties in Australia. During my time as a teacher, I have worked across all year groups. I have also been responsible for writing new curricula and I have carried out projects and organised events which have enabled the school I worked for to achieve awards such as: the Anti-bullying award and the Enhanced Healthy Schools status. I have also trained as a Thrive practitioner, which is a programme designed to support children with emotional and behavioural difficulties to reach their full potential. My son joined St Peter and St Paul's in 2017 and I hope to use my skills and experience in education to enable the school to continue to be a school that provides an outstanding education in a supportive and nurturing environment.


Steph Bailey – Headteacher, ex-officio Governor

I have been teaching since 1981 and am in my seventh year as Headteacher here. I previously had two Deputy Headships in Richmond and in Kingston, the first in a two form and the second in a one form entry primary school. I completed the National Professional Qualification for Headship during the second of these deputy headships. I bring a wealth of experience around children and learning to the Governing Body as well as a knowledge of finance, buildings and personnel.


Graham Baker – Foundation (PCC) Governor

I have lived in Chaldon since 2008. I have a daughter who started at the school in September 2018. I run my own management consultancy which provides support and training to not-for-profit organisations to help them improve what they do and how they do it. I also work with national and international bodies to define best practice standards and accreditation processes. i was an OFSTeD lay inspector for three years and through this gained an understanding of what an excellent school looks and feels like. In my spare time I am involved extensively in the local community. I am the former Chair of Chaldon Village Council and present Chair of the Chaldon Village Fete Committee.


Helen Burnett – Foundation (SDBE) Governor

I joined the Chaldon Village Community in June 2016 when I took up my post as Curate to St Peter and St Paul’s Chaldon and St Luke’s Whyteleafe. Prior to my training for ordination I home educated my four sons and I am passionate about equality of access to education and nurturing the natural curiosity of the child. My first career was in education and I have taught in the early years sector, primary and secondary schools and spent two years working with severely emotionally disturbed children in a residential setting. I value the strong links between the church and the school in Chaldon and intend to do all I can to foster that relationship.


Anne Hinsley - Foundation (PCC) Governor

I started my career as a writer and editor working on magazines, newsletters and books before moving into publishing product development ad eventually specialising in online subscription services. Research is a particular strength of mine. I have worked in consumer and B2B publishing, as well as government communications, and now help my husband run a web consultancy focusing on the digital workplace. I have two children, one of whom goes to St Peter & St Paul's School.


Kam Hughes - elected Parent Governor

I have a daughter who started at the school in September 2015. I have lived in Chaldon for 6 years and support the local community.  I am a strong believer in education for children of all abilities and ages. Qualified as a chartered accountant, I now work in risk and regulation, advising financial service clients on the impact and implementation of banking regulation. I bring experience in finance, strategy and change to the Governing body.


Alice Meunier - elected Parent Governor

I am a parent governor and my son joined the school in September 2017. I bring experience of teaching, learning, research and understanding data to the Governing Body. From 2004-2008 I worked as a researcher for universities and central government in policy areas related to education, children and families. I qualified as a primary school teacher in 2009 and have worked across KS1 and KS2. I am keen to support the school in providing a well-rounded education for all children, within a nurturing environment.


Bob Milton - Foundation (PCC) Governor

I am a retired Metropolitan Police Service Commander and currently run a company that delivers international training to police, intelligence and security agencies. I am a distinguished professor and lead the faculty for Homeland Security at Bay Path University, Massachusetts, USA. I have a specific role in supporting women returning to education. I am an advisor to the US Department of Homeland Security of Countering Violent Extremism. I frequently give media interviews for UK and and international news agencies on a variety of policing and security issues. I am currently Chair of Chaldon Village Council and an active member of the Chaldon Fete Committee. I am passionate about education and want to do all I can to ensure that our village school provides an outstanding education for its pupils, fully supports parents and is an enjoyable and stimulating place to work.  


Laura Stratton – elected Staff Governor

I have taught at St Peter and St Paul’s for ten years. During my career, I have taught Year 1 and 2. My co-ordinator roles have included Maths, English, RE and PE. I was elected onto the Governing Body in 2015. Having taught across Key Stage 1, I bring knowledge of curriculum, expectations and assessment processes throughout the school.


Lisa Thurston – Clerk to Governors

I have been clerking for governing bodies since 2012 and am currently Clerk for three schools in Surrey. I have a background of working in finance and admin and have been a governor at my local primary school since 2003, and have been Chair of Governors there since September 2014. I am also a practising Christian. I bring strong organisational skills and a wealth of knowledge of school governance in maintained schools, academies and multi academy trusts to this varied, interesting, busy and enjoyable role.

Governor Body Membership and Declaration of Interests 2017/2018

Name Type of Governor Responsibilities and Committees Term of Office Relevant Declaration of Interests Attendance record 2016-2017

Rev’d Tim GOODE

Ex officio Foundation HTPM Committee; SEND Left post 30.4.18 Governor of Whyteleafe School

4 of a possible 8 meetings

Mrs Stephanie BAILEY Ex Officio Headteacher n/a Employed by Surrey County Council, Headteacher of St Peter and St Paul Church of England Infant School, Chaldon

8 of a possible 8 meetings

Vacancy SDBE        


Vice-Chair of Governors;

Pay Committee; KS1 governor;

Admissions Committee
15.9.16 – 14.9.20 None

7 of a possible 8 meetings



Mrs Selene MORRIS

PCC  Chair of Governors; Looked After   Children; HTPM Committee

14.1.16 - 31.12.17


7 of a possible 8




Mr Luke Andrew MANNING

PCC E-safety governor

29.9.16 - 16.2.18


3 of a possible 7 meetings



Mr Robert Gerald MILTON

PCC Chair of Governors; Looked After Children;    HTPM Committee 21.09.17 - 20.09.21 Chair of Chaldon Village Council n/a


Mrs Angela ADAMS

PCC Child Protection/Safeguarding; Link Governor 21.09.17 - 20.09.21 None n/a


Mrs Anne


PCC   18.01.18 – 17.01.22 None n/a

Mr Graham Edward


PCC   22.03.18 – 21.03.22 None n/a
Mrs Laura Mary STRATTON Staff   15.09.15 – 14.09.19 Yet to declare

5 of a possible 8 meetings


Mrs Kamaldip HUGHES


Honorary Treasurer;

Pay Committee; EYFS Governor

Admissions Committee
8.3.16 - 7.3.20 None

7 of a possible 8 meetings



Mrs Rachel



20.10.16 – 21.09.17

Yet to declare

3 of a possible 7 meetings



Mrs Alice


Parent   30.11.17 – 29.11.21





Mr Roger


Local Authority

Health and Safety Governor;

Pay Committee;

Admissions Committee

24.07.17 – 22.05.18



6 of a possible 8 meetings




Associate Member  

17.9.16 - 16.9.17

1 YR Term
Yet to declare n/a
Mr Rob RICHARDS Associate Member   1.9.17 - 31.8.18 None n/a

Mrs Lisa Carolyn THURSTON

Clerk   n/a Employed by Surrey County Council (Clerk to Governors at St Peter and St Paul CofE Infant School, Chaldon), SDBE MAT (St Matthew's CofE Primary School, Redhill) and The Howard Partnership Trust  (Clerk to the Local Governing Body at Oxted School). Co-opted governor at Bletchingley Village Primary School

8 of a possible 8 meetings

Vacancy (Post will be left vacant for new incumbent) Ex Officio Foundation        
Vacancy Local Authority        


Additional governors who served on the Governing Body in 2016/2017


Type of Governor

Responsibilities and Committees Term of Office Relevant Declaration of Interests Attendance Record 2015/2016

Mr Paul



Vice-Chair of Governors;

Honorary Treasurer; Pay





5 of a possible 8 meetings


Mrs Jacquline



Link Governor;

HTPM Committee

8.7.13 - 7.7.17 None

4 of a possible 5 meetings