Governors' Who's Who

Picture/Name Skills and experience
Lizzie BakerLb

Degree in Youth and Children's Ministry (Oakhill Theological College)

  • Former student of St Bede's school
  • Currently Youth Minister at Holy Trinity Church, Redhill, where I have been for the last five years
Helen Bohorquez

BA Spanish and French (London University)

  • Rank Xerox as Team Sales Manager
  • Teacher of Spanish and French for 20 years in state and Grammar schools in London and Kent
  • Previously Deputy Head of Sixth Form and Head of Spanish, before I chose to teach part-time
  • Currently part-time teacher, West Sussex
  • One child at St Bede's and one has just left
Andrew BrownlessAb
  • Chief Information Officer for NHS in West Kent
  • Member of the British Computer Society
  • Previously parent and foundation Governor for nearly 12 years at St John's Church of England Primary School in Caterham
  • Three children at St Bede's
Victoria CliffordVc

MA Social Sciences (Cambridge); MA Development Economics (UEA); MSc Plant Sciences (Reading)

  • Taught English in Sierra Leone, West Africa
  • Worked in government aid programmes - UK and EU
  • 14 years with the Bank of England, mainly on international issues, and edited its quarterly economic bulletin
  • Worship at Reigate Park United Reformed Church
Carol CoslettCc

Former student at St Bede's; BD Hons Theology (Bangor); Post Graduate Certificate in Education (Cambridge); MA in Music Education; Ordination training at Ripon College

  • Taught for 15 years in comprehensive schools as Head of Music and Head of RE
  • Served the parish of St Mary's, Horsell
  • Currently Rector of St Michael's Betchworth and St Mary's Buckland
  • Currently Area Dean 
  • Member of Diocesan Synod 
  • I represent the Reigate Archdeaconry on the Board of Education
  • Also Team Rector for Merstham and Gatton Team Ministry
  • Two children at St Bede's
Stephen CrabtreeSjc

BEd Chemistry and Education; MA Educational Management; Ordained as Anglican Priest in 1996

  • Early years teaching at St Bede's
  • 15 years Headteacher at Amery Hill School, Hampshire
Abbie ElandAel

BA Hons in English, Drama, Media and Theatre Arts; NVQ Level 3 Residential Social work

  • Youth worker, Croydon Council
  • Reaching Out project, Croydon Council - supporting unaccompanied refugee minors
  • Residential Social Worker, Senior Residential Worker, Deputy Unit Manager in a residential unit for 11-18 years old, exhibiting high risk behaviour
  • Currently Student Support Officer and Deputy Designated Child Protection Officer, St Bede's 
  • Associate tutor - behaviour management, St Mary's University College, London
Lucy GibbsLg cr

Degree in Civil Engineering (BsC); Chartered Engineer (C Eng); Masters of Business Administration (MBA)

  • Entrepreneur - run Marquee and Awnings Manufacturing Company
  • Product Manager - developed and managed Internet services in telecoms industry
  • Civil Engineer - designed and managed construction of roads and bridges
  • Two children currently at St Bede's

Fr Simon HallFr simon hall

Licence in Theology (Pontifical University of St Thomas Aquinas)

  • Catholic Priest working for 13 blessed years in Burgess Hill, Crawley, Epsom, and now Oxted and Warlingham
  • Experience as a team member in school and hospital chaplaincy, spiritual direction and retreat giving
Susan JacobsSj

BA (Hons) Social Sciences, Bar Finals

  • 20 years in criminal litigation dealing with a wide spectrum of serious and organised crime committed by youths and adults, developing specialist knowledge/experience eg youth offenders, child abuse, hate crime, serious sexual and violent crime, drugs, police complaints
  • In 2008 I moved to a government department working in a environmental regulatory and enforcement team
  • I now work in a public law and planning law team acting for a number of government departments including Education and occasionally the National College for Teaching and Leadership eg defending the decision to prohibit a teacher.
  • Outside of work a source of great joy is developing as a Parish catechist and, with God's grace, preparing children to receive the Sacraments
Richard JenkinsRj cr

Degree in Economics and Business Finance; Qualified Chartered Accountant

  • Accountant with extensive experience in finance and industry
  • Experience of four children going through education
  • Examiner of local CofE church
Hilary JonesJn

BSc (Hons) Geography; Post Graduate Certificate in Education (University of Wales, Swansea)

  • Taught Geography in two large comprehensive schools in South Wales
  • Taught Social Studies and Geography in New Zealand at Rangitoto College
  • Whilst at St Bede's I have been a NQT Mentor for a variety of subjects
  • This year as well as teaching Geography I am also teaching Psychology and I am Lead Tutor
Nigel StalleySt

BEd (Hons) Design and Technology 

  • Head of Design and Technology department, St Bede's
  • Taught at St Bede's School since 1983
  • Form tutor (currently Year 10)
  • Have been a Staff Governor at St Bede's (on and off) since 2002
Michelle Summers-WhelanMls

Albury Manor School, Merstham

  • Worked in airline industry for twenty years
  • Currently Administration Manager, St Bede's
  • Clerk to St Bede's governors
  • One child at St Bede's
Fiona TarrantFt

BA in Geography, MSc Environmental Management

  • Over 20 years' experience as a Project Manager for a consulting engineering company
  • Have experience of working with young people through Woodcraft Folk and as an athletics official
  • Two children previously at St Bede's
Sara WrightSw

BA Geography and Post Graduate Certificate of Education

  • Eight years experience teaching geography and head of department in mainstream schools in Surrey and Kent
  • Formerly Chair of Governors of St Joseph's pre-school
  • Currently employed by Surrey County Council as teacher for children excluded from school and outdoor education tutor at Gatton Park
  • Two children at St Bede's