Who We Are
Stuart Wilson - Chair
Stuart joined the governing board in March 2016 and has two children at Whyteleafe. He is Commercial Director for a British manufacturing company and hopes to share his business experience and skills with the leadership team of Whyteleafe school.. Being his first post as a Governor, Stuart is keen in developing his knowledge of the educational system through regular visits and training so as to appreciate the challenges faced and hopefully provide advice and guidance so that all pupils can achieve their best.
John Williams - Executive Principal
John is the Executive Principal of the Chalklands Cluster. He was previously Head at Whyteleafe and has worked in numerous schools across 4 different local authorities and has been a governor in 4 different schools.
Carol Everingham - Safeguarding and SEND
Carol Everingham joined as a Governor in January 2016. She is a speech and language therapist and has worked independently and for the local NHS service in a range of educational settings. She was Head of Therapy at a special school and a member of the Senior Management Team. She is also a Governor at a dyslexia school and has been a Trustee of a national charity for people with language and communication difficulties. She was impressed by the high level of educational standards at Whyteleafe School when she visited, and the provision for children with special needs. She was enthusiastic about being asked to join the Governing Body so that she could share her knowledge and support and promote the school.
Tim Rogers - GLF Education Partner
Tim is the Education Partner for six schools within GLF, including Whyteleafe School. He oversees KS1, Early Years and Childrens' Centres. Formerly a Headteacher of two schools in the primary sector, Tim joined GLF Schools in 2015.
Jette Wainwright - Clerk to Governors
Jette has been clerk to governors at Whyteleafe for four years, and became a clerk after being a governor at her children’s Junior School. She was in post for five years, during which time she was Chair of Children & Learning Committee, Link Governor, and Vice Chair of Governors. She has been a clerk for almost six years and has gradually increased the number of schools she works for to six. All six are in the primary sector - The Earlswood Federation, Salfords School, Warlingham Village Primary School, Marden Lodge, and Hillcroft as well as Whyteleafe. She regularly attends training to ensure that the advice and support she provides to her governing teams is up to date. Last year she successfully completed the nationally recognised Accredited Clerk qualification. Prior to this Jette was Marketing Co-ordinator in a large actuarial firm.
Revd Annie Kurk - Global Curriculum
Revd Annie Kurk is the vicar of St Luke's Church in Whyteleafe and Governor with special responsibility for the Global Curriculum. Annie moved to Whyteleafe in 2019 leaving a post as a Church Minister in Battersea and School Chaplain and Governor at Saint Cecilia's Church of England Secondary School in Southfields where she served for 14 years. During her time living in the Wandsworth area, she was also a governor of two local primary schools. Annie has a masters degree in Pastoral Theology from Heythrop College UCL and a first class Hons degree in Ministerial Studies. She serves on the board of the Southwark Diocesan Board of Education and is a member of both their Audit and Schools Committees. Annie is keen to support the welcoming and nurturing ethos of the school which means that pupils are encouraged to be independent, confident and to enjoy their learning.