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Governors

Broadwater School Governing Body

The Governing Body meets to consider all aspects of the organisation and administration of the school.  The Annual General Meeting is held each November if a minimum of 15 parents request a meeting. 

All Governors are linked to a specific department.  Minutes of meetings are available for inspection.  Please apply to the Clerk to the Governors. 

Contact the Governors

Any correspondence should be addressed to the school, via the Clerk, marked “for the attention of the Chairman of Governors”.

Email Clerk to the Governors: clerk@broadwater.surrey.sch.uk

The term of office for all governors, except the Headteacher, is four years.

 

Governing Body Members

The whole Governing Body meets at least once each term. Sub-Committees meet between full Governing Body meetings. One member of staff is an elected member of the Body.  The Headteacher is an ex officio member of the Governing Body.

The governing body consists of:

Co-opted Governors  6  (Appointed by the Governing Body)       

Authority Governor 1  (Appointed by the Governor Nomination Panel (GNP) and agreed by the Governing Body)

Parent Governors  4  (Elected by the parents of registered students of the School)

Staff Governor  1      (Elected by the staff of the School)

Ex officio Governor 

 

Members:

Mrs Lizzi Matthews          Headteacher

Mrs Debi Lawson             Chair - Co-opted

Mr Jon Gidley                   Vice Chair - Co-opted

Mrs Jackie Morris             Co-opted

Mr Simon Allen                 Co-opted

Mr James Kazi                  Co-opted

Mrs Helen Melia                Co-opted

Mrs Sarah Austin              Authority

Mrs Jane Macholl             Vice Chair - Parent

Mr Simon Fletcher            Parent

Mrs Zarah Lowe                Parent

Mrs Julie Rowling              Parent

Vacancy                             Teaching Staff

Mrs Rachel Dunnage         Clerk to the Governors

 

Useful Guides

About our Governors

Simon Fletcher

I have experience in the engineering and mobile communications industry, an understanding of governance as a Director of a not-for-profit company, and am a member of the executive management team of a Consulting and Advisor company. I am a serving member on the Engineering Advisory Board at the University of Surrey.

 

Helen Melia

I have been a Co-opted Governor since July 2017, and am a member of the Resources Sub-Committee and Link governor for Year 7. I’ve been a local resident, in Bramley, since 2002. I am a solicitor who has worked for major oil companies for over 20 years and am now working for the UK’s largest petrol station operator.

 

Zarah Lowe

I am currently a Parent Governor and a member of the Governors’ Children & Learning Sub-Committee. I have previously been a Co-opted Governor and an LA Governor for Broadwater School for six years. 

I have three children, one who has completed their education at Broadwater and one who has just started their GCSEs.

I have worked for both the private and public sector, more recently in education. In the past I have worked as a Project Manager and in Business Development. I am currently a Commissioning manager for special educational needs and/disabilities within the commissioning and development service at Surrey County Council.

 

Jane Macholl

I am a Parent Governor and a member of the Governors’ Children & Learning Sub-Committee, and link governor for the MFL and SEND departments. I have a degree in Foreign Languages and nine years’ experience of working in schools supporting children with SEND and I currently work as a Teaching Assistant in a Special Needs School catering for students from 8-18 years. Previously, I spent six years as a Business Manager.  Voluntary work includes two years as the Chair of a Parent Teacher Association of a local infant school.

 

Sarah Austin

I am a Local Authority governor and member of the Resources Committee since October 2017. I have always lived in Godalming and went to local schools including Broadwater. I studied Business Management at the University of Surrey and currently work for Rio Tinto in the Performance and Reward team.

 

Julie Rowling

I was appointed as a co-opted governor in March 2015. I serve on the Resources Committee and am link governor for English, the Learning Resource Centre and PE. In addition, I am the school's verifier for the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme. I have twenty years’ experience of working in local authorities in a variety of roles including finance and internal audit. I have been a Girlguiding leader since 2010 with Godalming Rainbows.

 

Jon Gidley

I am a Co-opted Governor with 8 years at Broadwater School and have been a School Governor for over 12 years. I am trained as an “additional skills Governor” and am Link Governor for the sports centre as well as a member of the Resources Committee focusing on staffing and finance. I am a freelance project manager with 20 years’ experience in mobile telecoms - working with many household names in the process. 

 

JH Kazi

Co-opted Governor and a member of the Governors’ Children & Learning Sub-Committee. Deputy Headmaster (Academic) and teacher of English at Charterhouse. An undergraduate and choral exhibitioner at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge. Prior to Charterhouse I was Head of English and IB Coordinator at Haileybury, (11-18 coeducational boarding school). I am an inspector for ISI and Site Visitor for the International Baccalaureate. I am currently running the RAF section at Charterhouse and am one of the three Course Commanders for the national Air Cadet Leadership Courses based at RAFC Cranwell.

 

Simon Allen

I read Spanish and Italian at Cambridge, graduating in 1999 before moving to Warwick University to do a PGCE.  I have taught at Charterhouse since 2000 where I have been a head of department and a Housemaster, and on the SLT since 2012 as Senior Tutor and acting Deputy Head Academic.  I completed an MEd in Educational Leadership in 2015 and will become the Assistant Head Academic in September.  I was previously a governor at Kings College Guildford, and am currently a governor at St Hilary’s in Godalming.

 

Jackie Morris

I am current Chair of Governors at Milford School and join Broadwater as a Community Governor. Before we had our two children (now teenagers) I worked for 12 years as a computer auditor and risk management consultant in both state and private sector. My main role was as Senior Manager for Deloitte, supporting clients across a range of industries and specialising in Project Management and IT Governance. I have an MBA (Masters in Business Administration). I am a keen supporter of the arts and an active participant in local community theatre. I grew up in Birmingham but have lived in Godalming for over 12 years.

 

Debi Lawson

I have been a co-opted Governor at Broadwater School since April 2015, having served as a Parent Governor for the previous 4 years, and Chair of Governors since Autumn 2016. I previously served as a Parent Governor at Busbridge Junior School.

I have 4 children, all of whom have attended or are attending Broadwater School, and a keen interest in education. Since 2011 I have worked as a teaching/behaviour assistant in a school for children and young adults with autism.

I have a very keen interest in Broadwater School as a parent, and my experience within the education field enables me to have a broad understanding of school life for parents, students and teachers.

 

Committees

Governor delegated committees

Name of Committee

Serving Members

Children & Learning Committee

Chair: Zarah Lowe

Vice-chair: Jane Macholl

 

Simon Fletcher

Simon Allen

James Kazi

Jackie Morris

 

Resources Committee

Chair: Julie Rowling

Vice-chair: Sarah Austin

 

Jon Gidley

Helen Melia

Debi Lawson

Vacancy

 

Pay Committee

Chair: Debi Lawson

 

Julie Rowling

Zarah Lowe

Headteacher Appraisal Committee

Chair: Debi Lawson

 

Julie Rowling

Zarah Lowe

Attendance at Meetings

Governor Attendance 2017/18

 

Resources

C&L

FGB

Jon Gidley

4/4

 

3/4

Lizzi Matthews

4/4

3/3

4/4

Debi Lawson

4/4

3/3

4/4

Julie Rowling

4/4

2/2

4/4

Lorraine Jackson

4/4

 

3/4

Helen Melia

1/4

 

3/4

Sarah Austin

3/4

 

1/3 (Maternity)

Zarah Lowe

 

3/3

2/4

Jane Macholl

 

3/3

4/4

Simon Fletcher

 

2/3

3/4

James Kazi

 

3/3

3/4

Mark Oliver

 

0/3

1/3

Maria Stemp

 

 

2/2