Meet the Governors

Robert Stanier: The Reverend Robert Stanier became vicar of  St Andrew and St Mark, Surbiton in 2013, and has been the Chair of Governors since 2015. Before becoming ordained he worked in strategic consultancy. His previous post as an ordained minister was as the chaplain at Archbishop Tenison's School, Lambeth, a boys' secondary school, with girls in the 6th form. He has three young children.

Matt Gates:  After joining SASM in 2012, Matt has worked as a class teacher, phase leader, assistant headteacher and deputy headteacher.  He has 2 young children and is passionate about science and technology. 

Emily Woodward:   Staff Governor

Anne Barker:   Following a career in education, as a Diocesan Governor, Anne Barker works to support links between the school and the parish and the Diocese of Southwark. She is chair of the Management and Resources Committee and the Curriculum and Standards Committee and a also a member of the Pay and Admissions Committees and the Faith Group.

Joy Aboim:  Joy was appointed Diocesan Governor in 2018 and is a member of St Andrew’s Church. Joy has over 20 years’ experience in the Tech/IT sector and is an active STEM (Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) ambassador and student mentor.   A life-time learner, Joy is passionate about education and considers it a great equaliser.  She is a keen runner and triathlete. Joy is the Link Governor for science , the LAC & PLAC Governor and one of the safeguarding governors for the the school.

Shafaly Kahn:  Shafaly was appointed as a Foundation Governor in December 2017.  She has a MSc in Operational Research and statistics and worked for Market Research industry as a Statistician.  Her passion for Mathematics lead her to offer  to help with Maths Intervention Classes in Maple and SASM.  She has a very keen interest in Maths Mastery Approach and often volunteers as a Classroom Assistant.  Shafaly is the  link governor for Maths and DT, one of the safeguarding governors and is a member of the M&R  and Faith Committee. She has 3 children who have completed their schooling at SASM. 

Dr Lucy Davis:  Lucy was appointed as a Foundation Governor in October 2021 and is a member of the Curriculum and Standards Committee and Link Governor for art. Lucy is a member of the congregation of St Mark’s, has two young children, one of whom attends a Church of England primary school in Surbiton. Having been fortunate enough herself to spend many happy years undertaking research in her chosen subject (History of Art), Lucy is passionate about education and the opportunities and rewards it offers to all of us. She has been curator of paintings at the Wallace Collection in London since 2011.