Sue SayersExecutive Headteacher, Ex-Officio Governor, Member of the Learning & Achievement Committee and Resources Committee
Susan Sayers became an ex-officio governor in January 2015 when she joined the Federation as Executive Headteacher. After qualifying at a Catholic teaching college in Liverpool, her home city, in 1988, Sue moved to Guildford and taught at St Dunstan's Catholic School in Woking for 7 years. She then moved on to a senior role, Deputy Headship and Interim Headship in a team which moved New Haw Junior School to an Outstanding grade before taking up her first substantive headship at a church school in Godalming in 1999.
In 2008, Sue went to Barnsbury Infants and Junior Schools to create a new primary school via an amalgamation process and in 2013 successfully managed their conversion to academy as a 'good' school. She became a Director of the SWAN Trust, a group of five academies working collegiately in partnership, committed to school improvement in the Woking area.
Alongside her headships, Sue has worked as an Associate Leadership Consultant for Surrey/Babcock, leading on assessment and in training new teachers, mentoring new head teachers and coaching governing bodies. She has been an active part of the Surrey Graduate Teacher Programme (now SCITT programme) since its inception. Sue is a qualified Leadership Coach and has been an Ofsted Inspector under both SENCo and the DfE. She has also worked for the LA as a Local Leader of Education, working with schools in crisis and those experiencing difficult, particularly post reorganisation processes.
Sue lives in Grayshott, Surrey, with her husband. She is a committed Christian, a vegetarian, an avid reader and has a burning ambition to wing-walk.
As Executive Headteacher Sue is an ex officio governor and is automatically a member of the governing body. She has no business interests connected to the school and is not a governor at any other school. As EHT, Sue's term of office has no finish date.
Alastair MacaulayMember of the Resources Committee and Pay Committee
Alastair became a Foundation Governor appointed by the Diocesan Board of Education in October 2018. Alastair was a partner in an international law firm specialising in maritime and offshore projects and finance. He spent over 30 years working in the Far East before returning to live in Windlesham in 2017. He has two grown up sons.
Alastair continues to work as a consultant on matters of maritime law and is a non-executive director or advisor to the board of a number of shipping companies. Throughout his career, Alastair has been active in supporting education and extra-curricular opportunities for learning for all age groups. He was involved in mini-rugby, youth sailing and learning programmes at the Hong Kong Maritime Museum and acted as a mentor for students and junior lawyers at his law firm.
Alastair has no business interests connected to the school. He is also a trustee of Woking College, a sixth-form single academy trust.
Nicholas Harris CAChair of Governors
Nicholas Harris CA
Nicholas joined the governing body in October 2018. His experience is centred around his time working in financial services having worked for KPMG and more recently EY.
He is a graduate of The University of Exeter with a Bachelors degree in Accounting and a qualified Chartered Accountant with ICAS.
Numbers aside, Nicholas enjoys taking part in Ironman triathlons and back in 2016 he completed the London Marathon raising money for The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association, a Charity close to his heart and one which he is a large advocate for.
Nicholas has no business interests connected to the school and is not a governor of any other school
Laura RichardsParent Governor
Laura joined the governing body in October 2015, having previously been a governor at William Cobbett Junior School in Farnham and prior to that at Grayshott Primary School.
In her professional life Laura has worked in marketing for over 20 years, specialising in brand strategy and market research. She started her career working on the consultancy side, advising blue chip clients such as Ford and Coca Cola before spending 10 years working in various marketing and research roles at Nokia. She currently works for The Stroke Association as their Head of Insight. Laura enjoys using her professional skills, particularly in the areas of data analysis and strategy to help the Governors and staff drive the school forwards. Laura has a particular interest in modern languages, having graduated with a degree in German and Russian. Laura knows the local area well, having lived locally on and off for many years, and being an ex-pupil of George Abbot School. She currently lives in West Clandon and her twin boys, who started their education at Clandon school and are now at Send.
Laura was originally appointed by the Diocesan Board of Education and is now a Parent Governor. She has no business interests connected to the school and is not a governor at any other school.
Reverend Tony ShuttFoundation Governor and Member of the Learning & Achievement Committee
Reverend Tony ShuttTony has been a school governor in Surrey since 1989 and joined the Send Schools in 1995. He is an ex officio governor because he is Priest-in-Charge of the Parish of Send. Tony was previously a curate in Epsom and a foundation governor of St Martins C of E Infant School. He trained for ordination in the Church of England at Trinity College, Bristol while George Carey, former Archbishop of Canterbury was Principal. Previously he worked for eight years with Professor Marthe Vogt FRS, one of the greatest neurochemists of the 20thCentury, researching analgesia at the Institute of Animal Physiology in Cambridge. He retains his scientific curiosity and has many other interests, including, music, art and poetry. Tony has been a committee chair and Vice Chair and became Chair of Governors of Send First School in July 2009, which led to being Chair of the Federation from March 2012 until November 2014. He completed the Surrey Additional Skills Governors course and a pilot module of the National Chair of Governors Leadership Development Programme. He has been involved with staff recruitment and led the Head Teacher recruitment panel in July 2014.
He was appointed Vice Chair for a term in September 2018 and remains a member of the Learning and Achievement Committee. Unsurprisingly, he is the nominated governor for both Religious Education and Collective Worship and helps to monitor features that are the focus of the Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools. Science, safeguarding and admission arrangements are also in his current remit. As parish priest, Tony visits regularly to lead collective worship and to participate in seasonal services in school or St Mary's Church. He loves the schools and wants them be filled with brilliance, hope and compassion.Tony is an ex officio governor because he is Priest-in-Charge of the Parish of Send. He is chair of Send Parochial Church Council and has no other business interests connected to the school. He is not a governor at any other school. As Tony is an ex-officio governor, his term of office has no finish date.
Jo Royden-TurnerFoundation Governor and Member of the Learning & Achievement Committee
A qualified chartered accountant, Jo has over 10 years' of corporate finance experience having worked for a number of large professional services firms, advising corporate clients on public and private transactions. She is currently a Corporate Finance Consultant, as well as a panel member for the ACCA and has also been the Director of Finance for a children's literacy charity. She hopes to put to good use the varied skills learned in these roles as a Governor at Send. Jo grew up in South Africa and moved to Surrey a few years ago; outside of work, she enjoys running, reading, cooking and spending time with her family.
Pam HarnorFoundation Governor and Member of the Learning & Achievement Committee
Pam has lived in Send for nearly 34 years with her 3 children attending the local school. Pam was an active member of the PTA and is currently part of the Send Help network, supporting the local community.
Pam's background is in teaching. Originally in secondary education as a teacher of Home Economics. When Pam returned to teaching after having children she decided to teach younger children and taught in the primary sector before retraining in special educational needs at Kingston University and the Helen Arkell Dyslexia Centre. For 18 years Pam was a Special Needs Coordinator in both state and private sector. Pam retired from teaching in 2017.
Pam is passionate about meeting the needs of all children whatever their ability and wishes to pass on and use her experiences in teaching to others.
Holly NewberryFoundation Governor and Member of Resources Committee
Holly NewberryHolly works in advertising at Amazon where she helps brands develop effective marketing strategies to achieve their commercial objectives. She works with her clients to develop best practise campaigns using data analytics, engaging creative executions and a variety of delivery tactics to drive success.
Holly grew up in Surrey and Hong Kong, and currently lives in Godalming with her husband and son. She is a Foundation Governor and an active member of the Send School governing body.
Holly enjoys walking in the Surrey Hills at the weekends, travelling and spending time with her family.
Emma PutnamFoundation Governor and Member of Resources Committee
Emma PutnamEmma became a Foundation Governor appointed by the Diocesan Board of Education in June 2019. As of the September 2021 term she is the Chair of the L&A Committee as well as the Child Safeguarding and Protection Committee. She also sits on the Pay Panel.
Outside of being a governor, Emma works as a Client Partner and Board Director in the Media & Advertising industry within a top 5 agency, helping companies grow their market share and revenue. Being accustomed to leading a large team, ensuring teams and clients achieve success and managing budgets on a daily basis, she'll use these skills within her role as Governor to assist in driving success for the school.
Melissa PerkinsStaff Governor and Member of the Learning and Achievement Committee
Melissa joined Send as part of the teaching team in September 2019 having previously taught locally in Frimley for four years. She started her teaching career straight after graduating from Newman University in Birmingham. Outside of school she enjoys baking and loves travelling too. She once spent one summer in Cape Town working with both the teachers and children in the townships, sharing ideas and resources along with teaching Phonics, Maths and English.
Haggai MorParent Governor and Member of Resources Committee
My wife and I live in Old Woking with our three children, two are already at the school and one should start nursery next year.
My professional background is in academic research and I have recently been awarded a PhD in archaeology from UCL Institute of Archaeology. I am currently working on expanding my thesis into a book.
In my role as a Governor, I am looking forward to supporting the school in continuing to be an educational hub of love and joy.
Nick GreenhalghLocal Authority Governor and Member of Resources Committee and Learning and Achievement Committe
I have been appointed by the local authority as a Governor and currently sit on the Resources Committee. I have experience within special schools, the wider education sector and management consultancy.
Coral DavisClerk to the Governing Board
Coral is our professional clerk to the Governing Board, and is accredited by the National College of Teaching and Learning. Her role is to provide advice to the governing body on governance, constitutional and procedural matters; to provide effective administrative support to the governing board and its committees; to ensure the governing body is properly constituted and to manage information effectively in accordance with legal requirements.