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.

Alison Vigurs (Headteacher)

Matt Gates (Deputy Headteacher)

Lisa Staines (Teacher 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 also a member of the Curriculum and Standards, Pay and Admissions Committees and a member of the Faith Group.

Carole Bourne : Carole Bourne is a church minister who retired in 2012 from St Mary's East Molesey. She has degrees in History and Politics and her research addressed the way children form their ideas about the world, through television news, family and other sources. Carole taught for thirteen years in junior schools in Sutton, Elmbridge and Kingston. She has worked in Adult, Further and Higher Education in this area since 1970. Carole served on the Board of Governors in schools in Epsom and East Molesey. She is passionate about education and about our responsibility for forming the aspirations of upcoming generations. She has two children and seven granddaughters. Carole is the link governor for literacy and a member of the Management and Resources Committee.

Tristan Lefebvre: Tristan Lefebvre is the local authority governor. He has an avid interest in education and educational policy which led him to become the chair of the Curriculum and Standards Committee. He is link governor for science. Tristan hopes to help the staff and pupils of St. Andrews and St. Mark continue to achieve the high standard of a well rounded education.

Beryl Pooley: Beryl is an Associate governor .She has lived in the area for more than 40 years and her daughter attended SASM in the ‘90s. She is a retired primary school headteacher and retains a keen interest in Special Educational Needs provision. As SEN/Inclusion governor she hopes her experience is of value to the school and the children. She is a member of the Curriculum and Standards Committee.

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 one of the safeguarding governors for the the school.

Ian Corfield: Ian was appointed as a Parent Governor in March 2019. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales and Licensed Insolvency Practitioner. He has 2 daughters and his eldest is currently in Year 4.

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 and is a member of the C&S and Faith Committee. She has 2 children who are currently at SASM.

James Walker: James a foundation governor at SASM.

Claire Johnston: Claire was appointed as a Parent Governor in September 2019. She was born and raised in South Africa and has been living in the UK for 22 years, 12 of those years in Surbiton. She works in the financial industry. She has 3 children, the oldest having completed her junior schooling at SASM and the younger two currently in years 6 and years 3 respectively.

Ruth Gilmore: Before moving to Surbiton, Ruth spent many years in Northern Ireland, where she worked as a university lecturer in the Belfast Medical School. The imminent birth of our first grandchild brought her to the area with her husband in 2008. In due time, that grandchild went through SASM and on to secondary education, being followed at SASM by his younger brother. Ruth has always been a strong believer in the importance of universal education, and continues to work towards this end as one of the SASM Governors.