Meet our Governors
Chair of Governors
Nicholas has a BSc in Accounting from the University of Exeter, an MSc in Climate Change and finance from Imperial College London, and is a qualified Chartered Accountant with over eight years of Big Four experience. He currently works in sustainable investments for a boutique investment firm.
Numbers aside, Nicholas enjoys taking part in triathlon and marathon competitions where he has raised money for The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association, a charity close to his heart and one which he is a large advocate for.
Chair of the Resources Committee
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.
Parent Governor and Member of the Resources Committee
Louise joined the governing body in December 2021 and has one son at Send. She was keen to take up the role to have an opportunity to give back to the school and to work with the other governors to support the strong values-based education that the staff offer. Professionally, she's spent twenty-five years in marketing & brand strategy and is currently a director in the consulting arm of Kantar, the world's largest market research company. She hopes to bring some of that experience to her role as governor, particularly in terms of helping organisations decide the right strategy to meet the needs of their customers and to attract new users. Louise grew up in Mayford and now lives in Old Woking with her husband and son.
Parent Governor and Member of the Learning & Achievement 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.
Divya joined Send as a governor in the new academic year of 2023. Divya has 10 years of corporate experience in the business and analytical domain and currently works a Data Scientist in NHS England. She also mentors and runs a peer support group to empower women in tech. She hopes to bring some of her strategic experience and skills to this role.
Having volunteered with several charities in various roles including teaching and mentoring, she is very passionate about education and contribution towards giving back to the community.
Divya lives in Woking with her husband. When she's not working, she loves to read, travel or sing.
Robinia is a qualified modern languages teacher and has worked in primary, secondary, state and independent schools in the area. Most recently, Robinia was Head of French at a local prep school. Robinia is passionate about encouraging language learning and promoting cultural understanding.
Prior to teaching, Robinia worked as an accountant, training with British Airways and working in a number of roles across the airline.
Robinia is currently studying for a postgraduate masters degree in Intercultural Business Communications and Marketing at the University of Surrey.
In her spare time, Robinia enjoys figure skating, playing the piano, walking and spending time with her husband and three sons.
Staff 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.
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