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Our Governors 2

Picture 1 Mrs S Ferro, Chair
Picture 2 Mrs G Perkin, Vice Chair
Picture 3 Mr M Gliniecki
Picture 4 Mr M Richardson
Picture 5 Mrs T Ray
Picture 6 Mr P Austen-Jones
Picture 7 Mrs K Strydom
Picture 8 Mrs S Jakins
Picture 9 Mrs L Davies, Clerk

Sue Ferro - Chair

Sue was a primary school teacher for over 50 years, teaching in the East end of London, Reading, Southall, Hounslow ending her career in Hillingdon. She has always been passionate about education and the importance of enabling all children to achieve their full potential, through a broad, balanced curriculum. She has 2 children and 3 grandchildren, one of whom has passed through South Camberley School. She became Chair of Governors 2 years ago. She is also a member of the Diocese of Guildford Board of Education, which oversees all Church schools in Surrey and parts of Hampshire.


Gill Perkin - Vice Chair

Gill has been a governor at South Camberley for 4 years and Vice Chair for the last year. She is passionate about the school and keen to ensure that it provides every child with the opportunity to reach their full potential. is a working mum with twin boys in Year 6 and a daughter in Year 3.


Stella Jakins

I grew up in Hertfordshire but I have lived in several areas of the country before settling down in Surrey with my husband seventeen years ago. I worked for a major high street bank for twenty eight years where I held a variety of leadership and management roles. I have two children who are now in years 11 and 10 at Tomlinscote. Whilst at Ravenscote, I really appreciated the wide range of opportunities they were offered. I was a very active member of the PTA and a parent helper at my children’s schools. When the children were young I took a career break before returning to work locally. I passed my bookkeeping and certificate accounting exams and I became an accredited clerk to the governors for a Hampshire school before taking up the position of Borough Administrator at Surrey County Council Youth Services and then later as a school bursar. I am currently studying for my CIPD (Personnel) qualification and on the local CIPD committee.


I am the Chair of Governors, Chair of the Buildings and Finance committee and sit on the Personnel committee at Ravenscote Junior school. I am very passionate about education and I firmly believe that every child has the right to achieve their potential and that their school has the duty to facilitate that process. I am delighted to be able to work with a successful and committed team of staff and governors at this outstanding school. I was pleased to be asked to be a governor at South Camberley and I am looking forward to working with the governing body and school.


Thora Ray

Thora qualified as a social worker and worked in various local authority setting, before moving into senior management with responsibilities for services for people with physical and learning disabilities. She later worked in a large London YMCA bringing her specialist knowledge of operational management, contract negotiation and staff development and the development of residential services for people with disabilities to the senior management team. She has just completed her term as a trustee of the Charity.

Thora is a pastoral assistant in her local parish church.


Thora believes that her success, and that of her family, is based on the access they have all had to the education system. She is committed to ensuring that the children at South Camberley Primary School receive the best possible opportunities backed by the specialist and pastoral support that they need to make best use of them.


Matt Richardson

Matt has been a parent governor since 2016. He presently has two daughters at the school, with a third younger daughter who will hopefully join the school in a couple of years. Matt is a Town Planner and works in Bracknell for a housebuilder, and along with his wife has lived in the local area for over ten years. Matt has enjoyed his time as a parent governor and hopes to be able to continue to bring his experiences to help support staff, parents and pupils and contribute to the ongoing success of the school.


Kirsten Strydom

Kirsten is a classroom teacher, currently in Year 6. Before joining South Camberley four years ago she taught in various nursery settings. A mother of 2 young sons and a toddler daughter, she is dedicated and passionate to see all the children and staff thrive within the EEEA academy.


Phil Austen-Jones

Phil is the Acting Executive Headteacher, taking on the role in April 2017. He joined the school in 2014 having previously been the Leadership Partner for the school on behalf of Surrey County Council. Phil has worked as an educational consultant as well as working in other schools, including a local Teaching School where he was a designated Specialist Leader of Education.