Chair of Governors
Mr Martin Burford - Additional Appointed LA Governor
Mrs Ceri Hurcombe - Foundation Governor
In September 2019 I was nominated by the PCC at St Peters Church to be a Foundation Governor. I am very pleased to support the school and my initial focus has been on developing a designated Prayer Space in school. Having been a Governor previously and having experience of working in a school I bring valuable experience to the role. I have volunteered to listen to readers regularly as I feel you get to know a school best by being inside it.
I was delighted to join WSG, initially as a co-opted governor, in September 2017, moving to a Parent Governor in September 2021. I have a child in Year 4 and another at Walsh Infant School, I wanted to be involved in my children’s journey through education in a way where I could affect change and help the school and students achieve their potential.
I work as a Research Scientist at a consultancy in Guildford. Although I don’t have a great deal of experience of the school system, I have, I hope, a number of professional transferable skills that can aid the school and therefore the children within it.
Mrs Judith Tyler - Co-opted Governor
I have recently joined the Governors as a Co-opted Governor. Prior to moving to Ash, I was a member of the Music Group in the Parish. My husband and I have actively supported the schools our children attended. Our three children are established adults and we have two Grandsons. I have worked primarily in Health and Social Care settings, but am currently working in a housing related role. My wish is to support the Governors and staff as they foster a sense of community in a safe and healthy environment in which children learn and thrive, and staff are happy.
Mr Paul Clark - Co-opted Governor
I have recently joined the Governors as an Associate Member. I have a back ground in Management Finance having worked for Royal Mail in various senior Accounting roles For over 27 years. I am now retired and my final role was with Challengers Charity in Guildford where I was on the Senior Leadership Team as Head of Finance. I wish to use these professional skills to assist the school with their budgets in these challenging times.
I was a school Governor many years ago and this is something that I wished to return to when I retired. My daughter Bethany is a teacher at Walsh Junior School and I have a strong belief in the importance of education for all children.
Vacancy - Co-opted Governor
I have worked as a teacher in Surrey for 27 years, although I started my career as a mainstream Infant school teacher, I have had experience of leading a Specialist Provision for children with speech and language difficulties, leading Key Stage 2 and teaching in a special school for children with moderate learning difficulties. My passion has always been working with children with special needs, and I when the opportunity arose to set up one of eight specialist centres across the county I had to apply. I was appointed as Centre Manager in April 2002 and opened the Centre, now known as Nightingale Class, in September 2002 with only 2 pupils. I have worked at Walsh Juniors ever since. I have loved teaching the children both in Nightingale class and in mainstream and I have learned so much from them.
Over the years my role has changed and evolved, I have been the SENCO for many years and for the last five years I have been the Deputy Headteacher.
Walsh Junior school is a fantastic place to work, the children, staff and parents make it so!
Mr Matthew Woodruff - Additional Appointed LA Governor Appointed by SCC