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Governors

Rob Stewart, Chair of Governors
Finance and Buildings Committee
Risk Committee 

Rob Stewart has been Chair of Governors since July 2017.  He became a Parent Governor in 2012.  He has had 3 sons at the School and his youngest son is now in his final year at the School in Year 8.  Rob is also Chair of the Finance and Buildings Committee and of the Risk Committee.  He has been a fund manager for the last 27 years and is an Associate of the CFA Society of the UK.  He has an Economics degree from Durham University. 

Meredith Brickwood, Vice Chair of Governors
Safeguarding & E-Safety
Educational & Pastoral Committee 

Meredith Brickwood has been the Vice Chair of Governors since July 2017. She is a Parent Governor who joined the Board of Governors in March 2014 following a period of voluntary service with Parents of Willington (POW).  Her son is now in his final year at the School in Year 8.  Meredith is the Governor with special responsibility for Safeguarding and for e-safety and she is Chair of the Educational and Pastoral Committee.  She has an MA in History and Politics from Edinburgh and a professional background in Public Relations.

Jim Brown, Parent Governor
Finance Committee 

Jim Brown joined the board of Governors as a Parent Governor in November 2017.  He has two sons at the School in Years 3 and 4.  He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales and brings this experience to the Finance Committee.  Jim also brings relevant experience from his current and previous roles as governor and Chair of the Audit Committee at a central London further education college, Co-Chair and prior to this Treasurer at a city farm in Merton and governor at a local state school.

Beverley Davis, Independent Governor
SEND
Educational & Pastoral Committee 

Beverley Davis joined the Board of Governors in March 2017.  She is the founder and owner of The Castle Kindergarten and she has been the Head Teacher at the Kindergarten since it opened in 1994.  Her previous career had been as a stage and television actress.  Her 3 sons were all previous pupils at the School but have moved onwards and upwards.  Beverley is the Governor with special responsibility for SEND and she sits on the Educational and Pastoral Committee. 

Jeremy Lingard, Independent Governor
Buildings Committee
 

Jeremy Lingard joined the Willington Board of Governors in 2012. His son was at the School from Reception through to Year 8. Jeremy is a RIBA Chartered Architect and Director of Form Design Architecture. He studied at the Bartlett School of Architecture and holds a BSc and Diploma in Architecture. Jeremy has been involved with various School projects including the improvement of the Drax playing field facilities on their acquisition and with our ongoing developments. 

Dr Naomi Potter, Parent Governor
Health & Safety Committee
Educational & Pastoral Committee
 

Dr Naomi Potter joined the Board of Governors as a Parent Governor in November 2016 following a period of voluntary service with Parents of Willington (POW).  She has three sons at the School in Years 1, 4 and 7 as well as twin daughters.  She is the Governor with special responsibility for Health and Safety and she sits on the Health & Safety Committee as well as the Educational and Pastoral Committee.  Naomi has a degree in medicine from UCL and she has a Masters’ degree in Psychology from the University of Nottingham.  She works locally as a GP and she writes for a variety of media outlets on health issues. 

Dr Tim Squires, Independent Governor
Educational & Pastoral Committee
 

Dr Tim Squires joined the Board of Governors as an Independent Governor in June 2017.  He is a Housemaster and Mathematics Teacher at King’s College School and brings a wide knowledge of Educational matters to the Board.  He has a MA in Pure and Applied Mathematics from Cambridge, a MSc in Mathematics Modelling and Scientific Computing from Oxford and a DPhil in Mathematics from Oxford.  He sits on the Educational and Pastoral Committee. 

The Governors may be contacted via the Clerk to the Governors, Peter Luard on 020 8971 0454 or via email to bursar@willingtonschool.co.uk.