Northease Manor School is a registered charity (no. 307005)
The primary objective of the Governing body is to work collaboratively with the Senior Leadership Team to ensure that your children receive the best quality of education in a safe and caring environment. As trustees of the school, the governors are proprietors. Please click on each person to find out more.
Julie TobenChair of Governors
Julie Toben MIoD MCIOF, has spent more than 30 years supporting boards of local, national and international charities to improve their governance, management and sustainability.
Over the past 20 years, Julie has served as a board member of three national charities; her roles included Chair of investment and charitable fundraising boards. She is currently Chief Executive of an animal welfare charity and is Chair of Two Saints, a provider of quality accommodation with support and resettlement services to break the cycle of homelessness, poverty and exclusion.
Julie is passionate about strengthening governance and sustainability within the not-for-profit sector.
Kate Wickham BA HONS RCA, is an artist and trained at Camberwell School of Art and the Royal College of Art in London. She specialises in Ceramics and Painting and now lives and works in Rodmell.
For over thirty years Kate has been working in arts education, training art students to become professional artists. She is the founder and head of the Ceramics Diploma course at City Lit college in London and has also been the Head of Visual Arts at City Lit and the Assistant Principal. As the assistant principal, she was responsible for all the quality and teaching and learning for the college and was the college's nominee for OFSTED, seeing the college through it's last inspection. Kate has a very personal interest in special needs education as she has a son with a significant disability and has first hand experience of the difficulties and joys of bringing up a child with special needs.
Angus Walker MA NPQH, is a semi-retired English and Media Studies teacher who now lives in Rodmell and works part time as a Facilitator for the IICSA Truth Project.
Having been born in Madagascar and brought up in Berkshire and the Isle of Mull and having spent two years working in rural Maharashtra, his teaching career was spent in secondary schools in Haringey, Camden and Enfield, where he became Head of Broomfield School. He left that job in 2012 when his wife was diagnosed with terminal cancer and moved down to Rodmell, where he is chair of the Village Hall committee and for a time volunteered as a restorative justice coordinator at Lewes prison. He has always been committed to making learning accessible to all and supporting those who find engaging with school and wider society a challenge.
Geraldine Des MoulinsGovernor
Geraldine Des Moulins
Geraldine has worked at a senior level in the Not for Profit Sector for over 30 years and is currently the Chief Officer of Possability People, an organisation she has led and develop to become the leading user-led disability charity working across Sussex. Geraldine has an understanding and first-hand experience of the barriers that confront disabled people and subscribes to the social model of disability which says that people are disabled by societal barriers, not by their impairment or difference. Her relevant skills and experience include management, business development, fundraising and governance.
Margaret graduated with a B.Ed. Hons degree in Physical Education from Chelsea School of Human Movement, Eastbourne. Initially a teacher, later she transferred her knowledge of education and school governance, to work as an Associate Assessor Trainer for East Sussex Governor Services. Currently, a part time supply teacher, Exam Invigilator and Clerk to Governors. She is also a representative on the East Sussex Governors Forum.
Ronak Kantaria is a CIMA Qualified Finance Professional in a commercial environment with extensive multi-site experience in Finance & Operations. He is experienced in multi sectors including property, professional services, film/tv, oil & gas & retail. Ronak is also an experienced Non-Executive commercially aware Director, improving business performance, governance and supporting the organisations goals.
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Chair of Northease Manor School Governors