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Our Governors

Jessica Cobb - Chair of Governers

Jess Cobb has been a parent governor at Tillingbourne Junior School since November 2013. She currently sits on the Finance Working party and is also Link Governor. Prior to this Jess was a parent governor at Peaslake Free School for 6 years. Jess has 3 children, the younger two of whom are currently at Tillingbourne. Jess has a particular interest in supporting the school to become a 'Rights Respecting School'


Helen Johns - Vice Chair of Governors


Roger Crabb

Roger has worked for over 40 years on major computer systems Performance with the last  20 leading / centering on the largest  IBM data base  and transaction processing system worldwide. His work called for the development and application of  numerous innovative tools , techniques  - resulting in savings of  £10’s of millions. As a Principal Performance Consultant  he presented many times on  International  lecture circuit forums.  He has been married for over 40 years with two grown up sons,  one grandson and one grand daughter.  His hobbies & interests are physics and astrophysics, geology, natural history, walking & travel.

Revd Stephanie Sokolowski

I am the Vicar in Chilworth and I look after the churches of St Thomas and St Martha on the Hill. An important part of my role is to work with and support the local community. The schools play a significant part in village life and I am pleased to serve on both Governing Bodies. I have thoroughly enjoyed  being one of the Governors at Tillingbourne School and  being part of such a vibrant and thriving school community. 


Carl Nunn

Carl runs a local Software company and is also chairman of Albury Football Club and Albury Sports Club.  He has one child at the school and two that were previously at Tillingbourne.  Carl Joined the Governing body in 2014 as a parent governor and has a particular interest in the development of Sport and the use of computers in schools, including eSafety,

Suzanne Cain

Suzanne is vice chair of governors and has been a governor of Tillingbourne school for 5 years after her two  children left the school. Prior to this she was a trustee of Peaslake Free school for 5 years. She is a state registered Art Psychotherapist and has an extensive background with children, families and adults with severe and enduring mental health issues.  She is currently employed by Surrey county council and manages a specialised service that provides Education, Therapy and  Social care and Psychiatric support for young people between 11-18 years with emotional, mental health and behavioural difficulties. 

She takes a particular interest in the outcomes and achievements of disadvantaged pupils at Tillingbourne and is responsible for monitoring Safeguarding within the school.


Marion Taylor-Cotter

I attended Tillingbourne when it was a still a secondary school and have a Governor at Tillingbourne for several years during which period I have seen many developments and changes. As Governors we strive  to support the staff at the school to make improvements ensuring that the school continues to provide the wonderful education that the children deserve.   I frequently visit the school and enjoy seeing children’s high quality work. My biggest enjoyment comes from seeing children blossom as they do here at Tillingbourne.  I enjoy being involved with many aspects of the school each with its own challenges and rewards. 

Sarah Hilton


John Peak

Now retired, my career was as a hospital physicist working at St. Thomas', St. Luke's and the Royal Surrey County Hospitals.  I have been involved at Tillingbourne since 1974 when our children started attending, first with the PTA and then as a Governor.  I have enjoyed my involvement in a great school, helping where I can in  variety of activities.

Caroline Mankelow

Staff Governor

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