The Governing board
Debbie MayersParent Governor / Chair of Governors
(Term of office until 24.11.2019)
I have two young children at Earlsfield and have been very impressed by the standard of teaching and the effort that goes into making education an enjoyable experience for the pupils. I am passionate about the role education plays in ensuring that children have the opportunity to achieve their potential with the support and expertise of a good school. With my experience as a solicitor and compliance professional I hope I have the skills to complement the existing governors and I look forward to playing a part in helping the school continue its journey to excellence.
Helen SawyerCo-opted Governor - HR Link
(Term of office until 02.07.2020)
I became a governor to contribute to the community and I enjoy being part of a school which supports and encourages its pupils to succeed. I currently work in Higher Education, where my role involves strategic planning and project management, and before this I worked at the NSPCC and in educational research at the University of Oxford.
Elisabeth WickhamParent Governor / Chair of Children, Families and Community Committee
(Term of office until 12.03.2022)
I have lived in this community for over 12 years and I have two little boys at Earlsfield Primary School. I feel honoured to be able to give something back to the school in which my children are being given every opportunity to thrive and develop. I work full-time as a family law barrister and also teach law to post-graduate students on a freelance basis. I hope that my skill set allows me to provide the right balance of professional support and challenge as a school governor. I am 100% committed to making sure that the school continues to be the best it can possibly be for the benefit of all its pupils.
Eric ChauCo-opted Governor - Health and Safety/Premises link
(Term of office until 19.07.2021)
My career is focused in the financial services and, with two young children, I appreciate how important a robust education in a nurturing environment is vital towards improving the life outcome for children and young people. I am very glad for the opportunity to share my skills and experience through being a governor at Earlsfield Primary School.
Victoria TindallCo-opted Governor - Resources Link
(Term of office until 21.03.2022)
I believe strongly in the enduring and positive impact of an outstanding education, particularly at Primary level. My state education gave me the best start in life and with 17 years’ experience as a Chartered Accountant at Big Four firms I hope to bring useful skills to the great Governing Board at Earlsfield Primary School. A Wandsworth resident for the past 9 years, I live near Wandsworth Common with my husband and two young children.
Karen ElliotGovernor / Chair of Curriculum and Attainment Sub Committee
(Term of office until 22.04.2020)
I’ve worked in the education field as a teacher, researcher and LA performance data manager. Currently I train schools on the interpretation of performance data within a school self evaluation framework and aim to bring these data analysis skills to the role of governor at Earlsfield. I have two daughters who attend Earlsfield Primary School.
Ed SwiftCo-opted Governor - Safeguarding Link and SMSC Link
(Term of office until 21.10.2020)
I have been teaching for five years and I am currently Head of Philosophy & Religion at Reed’s School. I also hold a commission with the British Territorial Army as a Second Lieutenant. My fiancee and I have lived in Wandsworth for just over a year now, and I am excited to be a part of the Earlsfield Primary School team and to be a part of such a thriving, caring and energetic school.
Emma Carrington-BrookCo-opted Governor - Children, Families and Comittee Link
(Term of office until 21.03.2022)
I grew up in Wandsworth and moved back to the area recently. I have previously volunteered in education-related organisations and have always thought that education can have a lasting positive impact. I currently work as a solicitor in family law. I have become a governor as I want to contribute to my local community and I am excited at joining such an energetic and warm school.I have been very lucky with the education I have had and realise the importance of positive educational experiences.
I have been fortunate enough to have been a part of Earlsfield School since January 1999 when I joined as Deputy Head. I became Headteacher in September 2001 and feel very proud to be part of a wonderful school community where children, staff and parents make Earlsfield such a great place to work.
Niki SandersStaff Governor / Governor Training link
(Term of office until 21.10.2020)
I am proud to have been teaching within the Early Years at Earlsfield for over 10 years. At Earlsfield we embrace the children’s potential as we develop ‘bright thinkers’ who will have ‘bright futures’. I am committed to the school and have enjoyed sharing my passion for all that we do as part of the Governing Body over the previous five years.
Ian OdyChildren, Families and Committee Link
My family and I moved to Earlsfield from Edinburgh just over 6 years ago. I have two children, one at our school and one studying Engineering in Edinburgh. We moved to follow my career with a professional consultancy firm, where I specialise in the investment industry and, more recently, in financial and regulation technology. I believe strongly that schools form a central part of our society and I am delighted to be able to support Earlsfield Primary School as a Governor, helping the school continue in their role as a community hub.
I love my job in the wider education sector but as an ex-teacher I really missed that direct connection to a local school. My role as a governor allows me to fulfil this as well as strengthen my links within our community. In my day job I help to setup, grow and improve the performance of remote teams working internationally. I had my first taste of teaching at 19 and I’ve been convinced ever since of the power of education to help transform the lives of young people.I’m excited to be able to contribute to such a successful and friendly school.
Jane DowekClerk to Governors
Wandsworth Borough Council
Having lived in the area for nine years, I value our local community and have always believed wholeheartedly in the importance of excellent education as an intrinsic and essential part of society. Since having two little boys, my passion for providing children with the best opportunities to reach their potential has increased exponentially. My background is in constitutional and political affairs and I have worked on a variety of portfolios including Education and Communities, which I hope will allow me to make a worthwhile contribution to the Governing Board.
I volunteered to become a governor as I believe you get out of society what you put in. It goes without saying how important a good education, in a nurturing environment is for our young people. After serving in the Army for 10 years I now live in Earlsfield and work as a Management Consultant. I am looking forward to applying my skills in support of this fantastic school.