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The Norwood School


 Lila Thompson - Chair of Governors 

Lila Thompson is a former pupil of Norwood School. She originally joined as a community governor in 2013 and is a member of the Resources Committee. As an International Director, Lila has extensive experience in helping companies secure business in overseas markets (including Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the UAE, India, Russia and Bulgaria) and in events management and stakeholder engagement. Lila works closely with the Department for International Trade to support UK exporters in the UK water industry and is a member of the UK Committee of the International Water Association.


Lila has a degree in Economics and Social Policy and professional qualifications in international trade and project management. Appointed 18/05/15 - 17/5/19. No business or financial interests recorded.

Richard Curran Crawley – Vice Chair of Governors 

Richard Curran Crawley has been a parent governor since 2013 and is the current vice chair of the Resources Committee. He is the link governor for the 6th Form and PE department 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 - 18/9/20 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 - 2/1020. No business or financial interests recorded.

Russell Hunter - Community Governor

Russell Hunter has been a community governor at Norwood School since December 2018. 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, and is BT Legal’s lead on Diversity & Inclusion. He previously worked for Openreach and a city law firm in London and Brussels.

Appointed 01/12/18 -  No business or financial interests recorded.

Gregor Truter - Parent Governor 

Information to follow

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.

Kate Hodge - Community Governor

Kate has been a community governor at Norwood School since 2014.

She sits on the achievement committee and became the link governor for child protection in 2016. Kate is a media consultant, having worked at the Guardian for five years, most recently as editor of the Guardian Teacher Network. Alongside her day job she freelances as an education journalist, bringing sector expertise and professional skills to her work on the board.

Appointed 18/5/15 - 17/5/19 No business or financial interests recorded.

Darren Iliffe – Vice Chair of Governors 

Darren has been a parent governor at Norwood for seven years. He is chair of the Achievement Committee and takes a keen interest in behaviour. He is the link governor for Science, ICT and Business, Maths and the Green house. He has been, amongst other things, a full time father and an administrator for a charity. Appointed 6/2/15 - 5/2/19 No business or financial interests recorded.

Rosalind Millam - Parent Governor

Rosalind Millam became a parent governor in 2016. She is the link governor for vocational education/careers 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 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 - 2/10/20 No business or financial interests recorded.

Alan Snowden 

Alan Snowden joined as a community governor in 2017 after retiring from a 38 year teaching career with his final 17years being at Norwood. 

Alan has has extensive experience of raising achievement and developing effective teaching and learning and now brings his knowledge and skills to the governing body and is a member of the Achievement Committee. 

Alan has a degree in Sport Science and Ecology and a Masters in Earth Science and the Environment. He also has a Post Graduate Certificate in Education and the National  Professional Qualification for Headship.

Appointed 16/10/17 - 15/10/22 No business or financial interests recorded.

Daphne Marchant –  Associate Member 

Daphne has been a Community Governor  and is now an Authority Governor and has been a member of the Governing Body since 1994.  She has been  a member of the Resources Committee and has attend as a member of the Disciplinary Panel for Permanent Exclusions and Behaviour Intervention.

She has now retired from the Civil Service and has worked as a Literacy and Numeracy tutor for a local charity for 12 years, she is also employed in the Probation Service for Young Offender.

Appointed 01/9/14 - 31/8/18 
No business or financial interests recorded.

Liz Mathias Staff Governor

Info to follow - recently appointed

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