At Ingfield we have a very active governing body with link Governors attached to various aspects of school management.
Governors work with the Senior Leadership Team to ensure that the school delivers high quality Education and Care to all pupils that meets Ofsted standards for outstanding support.
We have a scheme of delegation document for all Governors and the roles and expectations are clearly defined in our articles and instruments. Please contact our Governor Clerk should you require any further information.
We are now seeking new governors, please do get in touch if you are interested in supporting the management of an exceptional school.
Safeguarding Link Governor
Peter is a qualified, registered Social Worker with experience in Local Authority children’s homes, Safeguarding Team management and responsibility for social work with looked after children, child guidance, Family Centres and early year’s regulation. Peter also has 20 years voluntary sector experience…
Community Governor and Link Governor for 6th Form Provision
My name is Simon Wilson. I am the Link Governor for the 16+ department. I have been working in the disability sector for about 16 years. Having a severe disability myself, I have had lots of things to deal with in order to lead a fulfilling life. I am passionate about giving other young people the same opportunities!
My name is Max Sherwin and along with a business partner I own an accountancy practice in Guildford. I have many years of experience in assisting and advising organisations about their finances.
After initially attending school for parents my daughter started in Little Bears in 2011 and is now in Secondary. I have seen at first hand over an extended period of time how Ingfield Manor School supports children with complex needs and am very keen to contribute my skills where I can.
Chair of Governors and Link Governor for Residential Services
Lawrie Lee is married to Louise and they live in Berkshire and have 3 children and 8 grandchildren. Lawrie was educated at Marlborough College and Birmingham University. He is a Chartered Accountant with a passion for education. As a teenager he lived next to and helped at a special school for young people who were disabled as a result of Thalidomide. It had a lasting impact. He has chaired the Education Committee of a London Borough; has been a governor or chair of a number of state and independent schools; and is a trustee of Kingston’s main disability charity – KCIL. After selling his businesses, he became the Finance Director of a “requires improvement” main stream secondary school which is now an outstanding academy. While there he “built” the HWS Cullum Centre for 20 children with autism. Since 2017 he has been involved with Ambito Education and the aim to make all its schools and colleges outstanding.
Ambito Education Board Representative
My name is Alison Godden and I work for Salutem Healthcare. I am also a Director of Ambito Education so sit on the monthly Education Board meetings and attend Governors meetings at all our schools and colleges. I act as a conduit for information back and forth from the Governors to the Board. I have worked in several schools, usually in SEN. Most recently, I was the attendance officer at a Surrey boarding school.
My hobbies are running and cycling and keeping fit. I love yoga and walking my 2 dogs too. I read a lot and enjoy cooking and baking too.
Staff Governor, Health & Safety Link
My name is Angela, I have been working in the education and care sector for 15 years and at Ingfield Manor for 8 years.
I am the health and safety link governor. In work I am passionate about giving our students the best education and care possible, outside of work I enjoy reading, watching football and walking.
My name is Mark Webb and I first became a parent Governor in 2014 at my children’s infant school in Northamptonshire. I wasn’t sure what I could offer, so I started with Governor roles looking after facilities, health and safety and IT where I could draw on my experiences from the world of work. However with training I soon realised being a Governor was a chance to learn and tackle new things and my last role there was as a link Governor for inclusion.
In 2018 as a family we relocated to Sussex and I didn’t want it to be an end to working as a Governor, so I was really pleased when Ingfield Manor approached me to join their board of Governors. I look forward to helping where I can.
I have worked in social care for over 35 years. I am currently a registered manager for Ambito Care and Education for a day opportunities service in Brighton. I have worked in many different services over the years including in SEN settings and in France for 12 years.
I have a Masters in Education from Birmingham University in Autism (adults) and am passionate about communication, advocacy and education. I have also been a specialist foster carer later gaining parental responsibility for one of the young people in my care. Mum of 3 Grandma of 1 I love music and laughter.
Governor – Personnel
My name is Manda Targett and I currently work for Salutem in the People Team. I have many years experience in Human Resources (over 30!) working in various sectors including retail, healthcare, education. I have also worked both in the third sector and private organisations.
I have a qualification in Employment Law which has helped to support my work and career. I am very passionate about supporting education for children and young people with disabilities as I have personally seen what a great impact the right education and support can have. My eldest child has Asperger’s which was diagnosed at a very young age; having received the help and guidance from his special needs school and healthcare professionals he has now leading an independent life (with his girlfriend), is a successful songwriter/music producer and is running his own business.
I am looking forward to being able to contribute my HR and personal experience, to support the school to be able to the best possible education and support to the young people it supports.
Outside of work, I have two sausage dogs, which keep me very active – I am also a keen crafter and enjoy walking.