Thank you for taking the time to visit our website.  At the current time we are not able to offer Open Mornings to view the school.  We will be organising individual school tours from 1 October, these will start with families who are currently on our waiting list who we will contact directly.

Once we have completed the waiting list tours we will take bookings for tours based on the regulations in place at the time.  We will post further details here about how to book in due course.

Best wishes, Rob Watkins.

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.

 

 

Governor – Michelle Debique

Michelle is a Risk and Advisory Services Manager at BDO UK LLP.  She has over ten years’ extensive experience in the areas of finance, audit, governance and risk management.  As part of her role at BDO she manages a portfolio of Academy clients.  She is also ACCA qualified and holds an MSc in Public Services and Management from Kings College London.

Michelle has a personal interest in voluntary work and enjoys using her relevant skills and experience to give back to the community.  Michelle holds the governing portfolio for Finance and also sits on the Pay Committee.

Staff Governor – Stephen Brooks

Stephen Brooks is the staff governor for Carew Academy. He teaches Science, and runs the Duke of Edinburgh Award as part of the curriculum. He has used his experience as a teacher and as a governor, to support the school as it continues to improve for the benefit of the pupils.

Stephen has had experience leading young people in the outdoors, through the Scouting movement, the British Exploring Society and at present the Duke of Edinburgh Award. Stephen is committed to providing enriching experiences at Carew which nurture the talents of its pupils.

Parent Governor – Sandra Butcher

Sandra has eight children, the youngest of whom is a pupil at Carew Academy. Sandra has been around the education system for 23 years and has always been heavily involved with the schools her children attended –  chairing the Parent Teacher Association and focusing on fundraising and event management. The driving force behind Sandra’s decision to become a school governor was to be an advocate for parents and add an important parent voice to the governing body. Sandra also loves to travel, which is  where her career started many years ago, in both retail and business travel. This experience helps her with her  governing portfolio for Business Development and Marketing.

Parent Governor – Jo Lewis

Before becoming a mum, Jo worked extensively in feature film and TV production. As well as international documentaries for The Discovery Channel, her film production work includes films by Mike Leigh and Andrea Arnold, and her TV work for BBC, Channel 4 and ITV.

She is passionate about the arts and disability rights and has an MA in Text and Performance Studies from RADA and Kings College London.

Governor – Clare Roper

Clare left academia and lecturing in botany over twenty years ago because she realised that her vocation lay in the classroom, where she feels one has a greater opportunity and responsibility to influence learning and improve life chances. She has taught at international schools in South Africa, the Netherlands, France and is currently the Director of Science, Technology and Engineering at Wimbledon High School. She also has extensive experience in assessment and teacher training.

Governor – Emma Stiles

Emma is the Head of HR for Orchard Hill College and Academy Trust. She has over 25 years’ experience in HR grained across a variety of industries including Education, NHS, Construction, Logistics and Manufacturing. Emma is a Master NLP Practitioner and Coach. In her spare time she runs meditation and relaxation groups.”

 

 

 

 

 

Carew is an amazing school for our son, he now shines academically and his social skills are outstanding since being part of Carew.  Most of all they understand his needs and support him daily.

Parent 2019

 

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