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.
Chair of Governors
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!
Bio coming soon.
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 and Link Governor for Health and Safety
David has been employed at Ingfield Manor School since 2012 and a Staff Governor (Non-teaching) since 2015. He is the link Governor for Health & Safety. Formally a land management college lecturer and multiple course team leader until 2012, working with a range of students, from those with educational special needs through to foundation degree level. David is the lead in the IMS outside learning area.
Bio coming soon.