Education Governing Body
June Davies, Chair of Governors
Following an early period in the Civil Service, June has enjoyed a long career in the field of education as an Ofsted and Adult Learning inspector, as a College Deputy Principal and as a practitioner. Since 2001, June has also been working as an educational consultant, specialising in the areas of management, quality assurance and curriculum for a wide range of educational providers and government-funded organisations and she's also a Young Epilepsy trustee.
Anna Walker CB, Chair of the Young Epilepsy’s Board of Trustees
Anna is the Chair of Young Epilepsy’s Board of Trustees and ex officio a member of the Education Governing Body. She is the former Chief Executive of Health watchdog the Healthcare Commission (now part of the Care Quality Commission).
As well as her post at the Healthcare Commission, Anna has also undertaken various senior government roles including Deputy Director at the Office of Telecommunications (OFTEL) during the mid-1990s and Director General at the Department for Trade and Industry, responsible for the Government’s energy policy during the late 1990s. She has also had responsibility for land use and rural affairs at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and is currently the Chair of the Office of the Rail Regulator and a member of the board of Consumer Focus.
Richard Aldridge - Parent Governor
I have recently been appointed as a parent governor. My son, Gregory, has attended Young Epilepsy for a number of years. When I look back at how much Greg has benefitted from his time at Young Epilepsy, I am pleased to have the opportunity to hopefully contribute something in return.
As for my background, I am a chartered accountant, although having grown up and been educated in South Africa and worked for some time in Australia, I believe I do not fit the mould of a typical accountant! I currently head the internal audit department for a major Japanese Bank in the city and my wife Val and I are also trustees of Matthews Friend's, a charity established to promote dietary treatment for epilepsy which operates from premises at Young Epilepsy
I believe my audit experience has taught me how to look at different situations and issues and apply common sense in seeking a solution. I would like my key theme to be that of communication and will try to act as a link between parents and the governors. I therefore welcome parents comments, good and bad, and will be happy to follow these up on your behalf.
Maggy Roberts - School Staff Governor
Maggy currently works in St as a class teacher and a member of the school management team. She joined Young Epilepsy in 2005, having previously taught Mathematics and ICT for 14 years in mainstream secondary schools.
Maggy brings experiences beyond education to her role on the governing body. Maggy has a BSc (Hons) Civil Engineering from Leeds University, and was employed on the design and construction supervision of highway schemes in the UK and the Middle East for several years. She also worked as a business systems analyst and software programmer for a company based in Hampshire.
Kim Deville - Parent Governor
Kim's son has been a student at Young Epilepsy for a number of years and he is currently at the College. She works part-time coaching young children in gymnastics. She has always taken a keen interest in the developments at Young Epilepsy and has actively supported fundraising events whenever possible.
Angela Dobbs - College Staff Governor
Angela has seven years experience teaching art and ceramics, including five years in mainstream secondary education. Prior to working in education, she worked as Creative Director in a small marketing company, gaining experience of commercial creative arts. Angela worked for five years as a freelance artist and illustrator and gave five exhibitions of work between 1984 and 1989.
She joined Young Epilepsy in April 2005, working as a Student Support Worker and took over the position of SEN Teacher of Creative Arts in September 2005.
James Falkner – Governor
James graduated from Durham and Surrey Universities. He trained and worked as a primary school teacher prior to qualifying as an educational psychologist and then as a clinical psychologist. James worked for Surrey County Council for over thirty years as a member of the Educational Psychology Team.
James has been involved with Young Epilesy for many years both professionally and latterly as a governor. He is currently the lead governor for Teaching and Learning at St Piers School. James is married with two children and two grandchildren.
Zoe Greenfield - Governor
Zoe is a member of the local community, married with 3 children. A graduate of Edinburgh and Leeds Universities, she is a consultant clinical psychologist and has worked in the NHS for over 14 years, mainly within physical health settings. She is experienced in taking a biopsychosocial approach to understanding individual need and diversity.
Zoe hopes to particularly be able to use her skills to understand how learners are individually supported and guided at the college and how their needs are met beyond education.
David McLachlan - Governor
Having been the minister of the local Baptist church for the last 7 years, David has recently taken up a post as a research fellow, teaching ministers in training at Spurgeons College.
Before that David studied metallurgy at Oxford University and then spent 17 years in London with a large consulting and accounting firm, mostly advising on company mergers and acquisitions, before feeling God's calling into full-time Christian ministry. David is married to Mary and they have four children.
Michael Plant - Governor
Mike spent most of his career in the foreign exchange markets, both in New York and London. He left his last post in the City as Chief Executive of Spot Foreign Exchange for ICAP PLC. He was also a member of the Bank of England Foreign Exchange Joint Standing Committee.
More recently, he set up Broadham Care Ltd to develop and operate Learning Disability homes in the South East, bringing new quality standards to the learning disability sector.
Rachal Crossley - Governor
Rachel is a Mathematics graduate, with a Master’s Degree from the University of Nottingham, and a Diploma in Management Studies from Kingston Business School.
She joined Surrey County Council as a management trainee in 2003 and has held several posts since, before taking on her current role as Democratic Services Lead Manager in July 2007. As the Lead Manager, Rachel is responsible for ensuring Surrey’s County Councillors are well supported and have the information they need to make decisions on our services. She also undertakes a number of other volunteering activities when time allows, including team days and as a mentor for looked after young people in Surrey.
Jay Shekleton – School Residential Care Governor
Jay has worked at Young Epilepsy since November 2001. He originally started as a volunteer support worker with residential services and, after 6 months, took up a permanent support worker role.
He has managed houses in both children’s and adult’s services. At present he also undertakes numerous other roles including delivering training to staff and acting as part of Young Epilepsy’s Safeguarding team.
Barbara Martin – Adult Residential Care Governor
Barbara has worked at Young Epilepsy since September 1986, initially as a support worker then Deputy Manager and became a Unit Manager in September 1989. She has worked across several houses at Young Epilepsy and has experience of working with a wide range of student ability levels.
She has extensive knowledge and qualifications in areas related to care and is committed to delivering a high standard of care across the organisation. Prior to working at Young Epilepsy Barbara volunteered at a youth club for young adults with learning disabilities. She also led a group of CSV volunteers who worked at a large hospital for adults with a learning disability.
Andrew Perkins – Governor
Andrew is currently the Executive Director of Lingfield Park Resort which includes a racecourse, Marriott Hotel, Golf Club & Spa and is located only five minutes for the Young Epilepsy campus.
Andrew’s background is in hotels, hospitality and sporting venues and since graduating from university has built a strong career in this field. Prior to Lingfield Park, he spent three years in Rome, Italy, running one of the largest conference hotels in Europe and brings this business perspective to the governing body. Andrew is the Lead Governor for Work Placements.