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Governors are like a Board of Directors and make decisions about how the school is run. They have legal duties, powers and responsibilities. They can only act together, they cannot act individually.

How to I contact the governing body?

Please email  to contact the governing body.

Governing Body Structure

February  2021


Elaine Joyce

Vice Chair Simon James Ling
Headteacher Governor Ruth Tamsin Hall
Staff Governor Katherine Walsh
Local Authority Governors Simon James Ling

Co-opted Governors

Youssef El-Dada

Tom Hadcroft

Karen Herschleb

Tom Matthew McDonough

Wendy Small

Parent Governors

Perag Mukesh Patel

Matthew Edward Charles Rowland

Clerk Maria Bird


The Governing Body of West Ashtead Primary School comprises 11 full members.

GB Core Functions

  1. Ensuring Clarity of Vision, ethos and strategic direction
  2. Holding the HT to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils and the performance management of staff
  3. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent

*Working groups will be formed as and when necessary to progress identified strategic projects.