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The Norwood School


Russell Hunter - Chair of Governors

Russell Hunter has been a community governor at Norwood School since December 2018 and is Chair of Governors and current Chair of the Resources Committee. He is the link governor for Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) and English as an Additional Language (AEL).

Russell is a senior lawyer at BT and works on a range of telecoms, compliance and governance issues. He previously worked for a city law firm in London and Brussels.

Appointed 20/09/21 -  No business or financial interests recorded.

Will Ainsworth Co opted Governor

Will works for education charity The Access Project as a Senior University Access Officer. 

After graduating with a degree in Human Geography, Will undertook a placement in Kenya with an international development organisation where he delivered a series of social mobility programmes. Prior to joining The Access Project Will worked for international young person’s education charity Never Such Innocence, managing the organisation’s international education programme and creative arts competition that invited young people to reflect on conflict. Will is the link Governor for Careers, Sixth Form and Progression.

Appointed 20/09/21 No business or financial interests recorded.

Richard Curran Crawley  

Richard Curran Crawley has been a parent governor since 2013 and is the current Chair of the Resources Committee. He is the link governor for the Safeguarding and has a keen interest in how the school can best evidence the excellent outcomes it delivers for students.

Richard works at a senior level in local government. He has professional qualifications in programme and project management along with finance, presentational and ICT skills.”

Appointed 19/9/2016  No business or financial interests recorded.

Alex Onyemerekwe - Parent Governor 

Aleksandra Onyemerekwe became a parent governor in 2016. She is the link governor for Performing Arts and is a member of the Resources Committee. Her son is a dance bursary pupil. Aleksandra has a masters degree in English and CELTA and is a member of SLT in one of the Lambeth primary schools. She is also a singing teacher in one of the Performing Arts schools in Lambeth.

Appointed 3/10/16 No business or financial interests recorded.

Gregor Truter - Parent Governor and Vice Chair 

Gregor is the vice chair of the governor’s body. He works in film and television. His daughter graduating from Norwood in  2018 and is currently studying English and Scottish literature at Glasgow University. His son is in Norwood 6th form. Appointed 20/09/21    No business or financial interests recorded.

Tim Martin - Parent Governor 

Tim Martin is an Associate Lecturer at UAL London College of Communication, and previously spent a decade as a Design Tutor at City & Guilds of London Art School.

His daughter is a Visual Arts Bursary pupil, and he became a Parent Governor in 2018. Tim has been a senior typographer, designer, and design manager in periodical and book publishing, and he has taught design at all levels in further and higher education. He has experience in professional bodies, charities and campaigns and was head of a large department at De Montfort University.
Appointed 1/07/2018    No business or financial interests recorded.

Rosalind Millam - Parent Governor

Rosalind Millam became a parent governor in 2016. She is the link governor for more able, curriculum and behaviour and is a member of the Achievement Committee. 

Rosalind has a degree in Psychology and Combined Studies, a masters degree in Psychology of Education and qualifications in management and training. She has w worked as a university lecturer and currently works as a freelance trainer and consultant. Rosalind became a governor as she believes that all children have the right to a high quality education, and we all have a responsibility to support children and schools to achieve this.

Appointed 3/10/16 No business or financial interests recorded

Liz Matthias - Support Staff Governor

Liz Matthias has been a Staff governor since December 2018, she is the link Governor for PE, SEND and Attendance and Behaviour, and is a member of the Achievement Committee. 

She was a governor previously for 9 years at a local primary school, where she is now a Co-Chair. She has worked at Norwood School since 1998 in her capacity as a Clerical Officer. She is also the chief first aider for the whole school and has successfully completed a course on Child Psychology. 

Appointed 17/12/2018   No business or financial interests recorded.

Carolyn Ross -  Co opted Community Governor


I have been a Governor since July 2021, inspired by the school's tremendous response to Covid testing. My son is currently in year 9.

I have a background in General Practice and was a Croydon GP for 8 years before moving into a CAMHs role in South West London. I am passionate about Young People's mental health and wellness, and share the vision for creating Mentally Healthy Schools.  I have a diploma in Coaching and Mentoring with a particular interest in coaching Healthcare Professionals. I sit on the Attainment Committee, and I am the link governor for Safeguarding and for Mental health and wellbeing.

Appointed 01/07/21 No business or financial interests recorded.