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Our Governors

Sarah Hilton - Chair of Governors

I work as an HR Consultant and have been a parent governor since 2013. I sit on the Head Teacher appraisal committee and have a specific interest in the teaching of English within Tillingbourne. Both our children have benefited hugely from being at Tillingbourne and I am keen that every child that comes here has a similarly enriching experience.



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.

Mark Skinner

Mark has been a volunteer governor of Tillingbourne Junior School since March 2016. He is a member of the Finance Committee and the Pay Review Panel. Mark moved to Surrey in late 2013 and is married with a daughter. Mark is a lawyer, working in London, having grown up in the Gloucestershire countryside.


Emma Meadows

I have been teaching for 13 years having started my teaching career at Tillingbourne in 2005 as an NQT. During my career I have worked at a small infant school and at large primary schools, teaching Year Reception, Year 1 and 2.  I took a career break from teaching in July 2019 and was delighted to be accepted as a school governor at Tillingbourne where I hope to bring my educational experience to the post. I have been married for 20 years and have two children: Jobe in year 6 and Lois in year 4 at Tillingbourne School. As well as being a busy mum I also enjoy singing, playing the ukulele and am involved in childrens’ work at my church.

John Peake

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 a variety of activities.

Jessica Cobb

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 youngest of whom recently left Tillingbourne to start secondary school. Jess has a particular interest in supporting the school to become a 'Rights Respecting School'


Wayne Harris

Wayne is an accountant and business growth consultant, at the forefront of several businesses helping clients both in the UK and internationally too.  Two of Wayne’s children were taught at Tillingbourne, so this coupled with his financial and leadership skills, helps him fulfil his passion for being a school governor

Claudia Goodridge

I work for an insurance company in London as technical wordings manager.  I wanted to become a parent governor because I am passionate about education and the well-being of children.   I feel I can add value due to my experience in policy review, an eye for detail and organisational skills.  I have a specific interest in language learning, influenced by my Dutch background and degree in applied linguistics.


Mick Michell

I have worked in Surrey since 1986, having previously been a teacher in London and Bristol for 17 years and led a government sponsored science development project which was the forerunner of the National Curriculum in science.  My job in Surrey was, as a member of the Local Authority Inspectorate, to support and challenge schools in their efforts to improve. When I retired I became a governor at Fullbrook School. I also sit on the Education Committee of the Guildford Education Partnership and on the Executive Working Group of Kings College Guildford. I have been looking to use my experience to support a primary school and was delighted when I was asked to join the governors of Tillingbourne Junior School. Outside of education I am a keen watcher of cricket and Rugby union, though my diary has become even busier recently as the grandfather of 21-month old twins and a recently born grandson.

Melissa Wishart


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