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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

Kirsten Ayers

Kirsty works for a global law firm in their London office. She is the Lead designer in the learning technologies team. She specialises in designing online learning solutions for all lawyers and business services employees in the firm globally. Kirsty has been a governor at Tillingbourne since December 2015. She is a South African so did not attend school in England. She decided to become a governor because she felt it would be a good way to understand the British school system before her own young children start school. Kirsty's main focus areas are as Link governor as well as monitoring safeguarding within the school.


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,

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.


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

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.



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.

Fran Sherfield

I have been a teacher at Tillingbourne School for over 6 years. In that time, I have worked in three of the four year groups. My subject leadership is in DT (Design and Technology) which I firmly believe is an essential part of the curriculum.  I also work closely with the school council and am an NQT mentor.  I am very proud to be part of Tillingbourne School: a school with fantastic facilities; a strong, supportive staff and amazing, creative children.

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