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Parent governors are elected as directed by Schedule 1, Regulation 6 of The School Governance (Constitution) (England) Regulations 2012. Nominations for parent governor vacancies are made by parents/carers of pupils registered at the school.  Should there be more nominations than vacancies a secret ballot will be held. 

Parents/carers of registered pupils attending the school may offer themselves for election.  Parent governors can serve for a term of up to four years irrespective of how long their child remains as a registered pupil of the school.

Name Governor Start Date End Date

Children &





Shona Taylor Head Teacher 01/01/20 Ex Officio



Shelley Collinson

Chair of Governors

Foundation Governor

01/03/19 02/03/27 Yes Yes
Helen Archer Staff Governor 01/11/19 31/10/23 Yes  
Rev Andrew Davis Foundation Ex Officio 01/07/20 Ex Officio Yes  
Paul Glynn Foundation Governor 12/11/21 11/11/25   Yes
Andrew Pote Parent Governor 01/09/22 31/08/26   Yes
Richard Stebbings Parent Governor 01/09/22 31/08/26   Yes
Catherine Ingram-Smith 

Vice Chair of Governors

Chair of Children and Learning

Foundation Governor

26/03/20 25/03/24 Yes  
Emily Jefford

Safeguarding governor

Foundation Governor

1/9/21 31/8/25 Yes  
Kathryn Pool

Chair of resources

Local Authority Governor

01/09/20 31/08/24   Yes
Jane Wingfield

CLA governor

Foundation Governor











Shelley Collinson: Chair of Governors 

Both my children attended Bramley Infant and Nursery school, starting in Pre-School (before the nursery was built) and finishing at the end of year 2. They really enjoyed their time at Bramley and still look back with fond memories. As parents, my husband and I also found the school pivotal in connecting us to so many families in the village, something I feel is special and unique to Bramley.

My main reason for becoming a governor was simply to help ensure the school continues to run in the future so that  children and parents alike can also benefit from everything Bramley school has to offer.

Coming from a financial services background, I find the education system an entirely different challenge, but I enjoy collaborating with the staff at Bramley school to navigate our way and provide the children with the best educational provision possible


Emily Jefford: Foundation Governor:

My name is Emily Jefford. I have taken on the role as a Governor to share my professional skills and knowledge to the benefit of the children and am motivated by the opportunity this gives me to be part of and contribute to the development of the school.

I trained as a Norland Nanny and cared for children from birth to 10 years old.  I furthered my experience working as a Nursery Practitioner and then as a Teaching Assistant.  A passion in the early development and education of children led me to complete a BA Hons in Early Years Teaching. 

After working at Cranmore School, I joined St Catherine’s in 2017.  As Deputy Head, Head of Pre-Prep I look after all of the Pre-Prep team and have the joy of teaching a Reception class. 

At the weekends I enjoy open water swimming, running, and spending time with my nephews and niece.


















Jane Wingfield: Foundation Governor

Having graduated from Edinburgh University, I qualified as a Chartered Surveyor at Jones Lang LaSalle and spent several years working for Kingfisher as part of their retail development scheme prior to specialising in Retail Warehouse Investment at Savills and becoming a Director. We then moved to Abu Dhabi in 2009, where I had a second and third child. In 2014, we relocated to London and I worked for Share Community, a charity that supports adults with learning difficulties before coming to Surrey in 2020.

I wanted to be a Bramley governor so I could contribute to our community by helping to support the local school.  Whilst in the Middle East, I worked at the British International School as a lab technician which allowed me to experience an educational setting behind the scenes, giving me a different perspective to my current role as a parent of three school age children.

In my spare time, I enjoy running, hot yoga and baking.


Catherine Ingram Smith: Foundation Governor

My name is Catherine Ingram Smith. I have been a Foundation Governor appointed by Holy Trinity Church, Bramley, since March 2020.

After a challenging start because of the pandemic restrictions, it has been a real joy to visit and learn more about the school, which is a very special place and a significant part of Bramley’s community. Having worked in educational support for many years (currently at Charterhouse), I believe that I have something positive to offer.

I am currently Chair of the curriculum and learning committee and the link governor for Special Educational Needs and Early Years.


Andy Davis: Ex-officio Vicar

My name is Andy Davis, and I am the Vicar of the Parish of Bramley (Holy Trinity Church). I have been married to Christine (Chris) since 1996. Her health is not good, but whenever possible, we enjoy walking and cycling; and I enjoy trashy films and the odd glass of G&T or red wine. We have a rescue cat called Lou-lou, who had an awful start in life, but is a real character. I am also a regular platelet and plasma donor.

I have served for well over 30 years as a Vicar in all sorts of settings from inner city to deeply rural, and been a member of 8 very different governing bodies.

I come into school frequently, and have the honour of leading Collective Worship (which, along with R.E., is of special interest to me).

My biggest wish is that the relationship between the school and its parish church will go from strength to strength!


Richard Stebbings: Parent Governor

I joined as a parent governor in September 2022 and have two children at Bramley School - in Pre-school and Year 2. I work as a lawyer at a software company, having previously worked in health policy and industrial relations. We moved to the area in 2021 from London and found Bramley School to be an incredibly welcoming community; offering a nurturing and happy learning environment for our children. As a governor I hope to ensure that the school provides the same experience to future children.


Andrew Pote: Parent Governor

After graduating from Leeds with a degree in engineering I spent several years in the aerospace and automotive industries around Manchester and Coventry before setting up my own company and moving to London in 2001. Shortly afterwards I met my wife and when our first child was born in 2018, we made a decision to leave London and finally arrived in Bramley in 2021 after the birth of our second child.

Both our children are now at Bramley School with one in nursery and the other at pre-school. They have both loved attending the school from day one and we have enjoyed meeting the other children and parents from the village which has a lovely community spirit. My reason for standing as a parent governor was to assist the school in any way that I could to ensure that future children and families of Bramley could have the same experience.


Kathryn Pool: Local Authority Governor

My name is Kathryn Pool, I am married, and a proud parent of two children, both of whom were lucky enough to start their schooling at Bramley. My son started at Reception and progressed all the way through to Year 2, whilst my daughter, joined in Nursery, then Pre-school and continued all the way through to Year 2.

I work full-time as a Regional Sales Director for a Software company and have accumulated over 25 years of sales, negotiation, and leadership experience in the IT industry both in the UK and in Germany.

My motivation to become a Governor, being new to the Education sector, was a chance to learn about the inner workings of the school, and to support the staff and the school to continue to be an integral part of our village community, educating our children for years to come.

I fill my weekends with walks with my family and dog in the glorious Surrey Hills, cycling, enjoying family days out, and socialising with friends.


 Paul Glynn: Foundation Governor

My twins both went to Bramley School through to Year 2, they loved every minute of it and thrived in the nurturing environment. As parents, me & my wife enjoyed the inclusive, community focused feel of the school.

I have worked as a Chartered Accountant for nearly 30 years and started an accountancy business based in Guildford when my kids were born. When I was asked if I would be interested in the vacant Finance Governor role, I saw it as an opportunity to learn about the education sector whilst supporting an excellent school so that other children could benefit from the experience that my kids had.