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The Consultation on a Proposal to open Futures Academy Free School will start on Wednesday 8th May and close on Tuesday 25th June 2019. For further information on the proposal, public meetings and how to respond to the consultation please click here

Meet the Governors

Chair – Jamie Bean

Jamie is the Head of Wallington County Grammar School, an outstanding mainstream secondary school. As Chair of Governors at Carew, he also chairs the LGB’s Pay Committee.


Vice Chair – Kirsty Cottrell

Kirsty began her career teaching functional skills, employability and life skills at Carshalton College. She joined Orchard Hill College in 2011 as a lecturer and is now the Assistant Head and Designated Safeguarding Lead, as well as the College’s regional hub lead for Sutton. She enjoys being part of a dedicated team and seeing students achieving their dreams.


Governor – Emmet Murphy

Emmet started his career working within the ASD Provision at an outstanding MLD Primary school in Croydon and worked there for eight years before moving to Carew in 2008. In 2012 he took responsibility for the ASD Provision, and for Middle School (Years 8 and 9), at Carew Academy. He is now Deputy Head and Designated Safeguarding Lead at Dysart School in Surbiton.

Emmet holds a MA in SEN as well as a PG Cert in ASD and is committed to raising standards of pupil achievement.

As the portfolio holder for HR and Organisational Development, Emmet also sits on the LGB’s Pay Committee.


Staff Governor – Stephen Brooks

Stephen Brooks is a teaching assistant for the Upper School and is undertaking further study towards teacher training. With a background in Science and Mathematics, he has used his experience to support the school as it continues to improve its offer to the pupils.

Stephen has had experience leading young people through the scouting movement, the British Exploring Society and continues with Urban Saints through annual summer camps in Dorset. In September 2014, Stephen took responsibility for coordinating the Duke of Edinburgh Award at Carew Academy and is working with pupils to achieve this aspirational Award.

In October 2014, he set up a weekly After School Archery club for pupils and continues to coordinate the sport. Stephen is committed to providing enriching experiences at Carew which nurture the talents of its pupils.


Governor – Ruth Duggan

Ruth began her career teaching science in Gosport before moving to pastoral and curriculum management roles in London mainstream schools. After 9 years in mainstream settings, she decided to pursue a career in special education, first working in a residential PRU before securing a role at Eagle House School, eventually becoming Deputy Head and Head of Sixth form.

She enjoys the daily challenge of working with pupils with such varying needs and finds it rewarding to watch pupils achieve not just academically but making progress towards independence skills.

Parent Governor – vacancy

Parent Governor – vacancy 






The school is making such a difference to the lives of our young people. I am immensely proud of all that you are achieving.

Cllr Ruth Dombey, Leader of Sutton Council


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Football Festival

On Wednesday 15th May 2019, Carew Academy, visited Woking Football club. The students were treated to a tour of the football club and they had a chance to hold some club trophies before the tournament kicked off. Carew Academy played …

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Fun in the Forest

Last week some of our Middle School students spent two days in local countryside as an introduction to the Duke of Edinburgh Award. The pupils completed a low ropes course, cargo net challenge and a walk alongside a stream. They …

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Surrey Panathlon

Today a selection of pupils from Lower School took part in a Panathlon Competition against other schools in Surrey. The pupils played; Table Cricket, Parachute Popcorn, Boccia, New Age Kurling, and a football challenge. The pupils had a great time …

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