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Governance

ROWAN'S  SENIOR LEADERSHIP TEAM

Mrs Susan Clarke BEd, NPQH Headmistress
Miss Kate Enefer BA (Hons), PGCE Deputy Headteacher
Miss Carolyn Sharps BA (Hons), MA Deputy Headteacher/Head of Pre Prep
Mrs Jayne Britten BA (Hons), ACA School Business Manager

Rowan Preparatory school is a member of United Learning. United Learning consists of 13 independent schools, which teaches over 8000 children nationwide and forms one of the largest providers of independent education in the country. The governance of the school is therefore undertaken through the United Learning structure. The formal governing body of Rowan Preparatory School is the Board of United Learning. This Board carries statutory responsibility for the educational and care provision at Rowan, and oversees its budget and financial management.

Mrs Angela Crowe JP is the Chairman of the Board of Governors of United Learning

The Chief Executive and Chairman of the United Learning Board of Governors can be contacted via the United Learning Head office at :-
Fairline House
Nene Valley Business Park
Oundle
Northamptonshire
PE8 4HN
Tel: 01832 864444

THE LOCAL GOVERNING BODY (LGB)

To provide a strong local sense of management and strategy, Rowan Preparatory School has a Local Governing Body (LGB) with its own Chair and Governors drawn from across the local community.


The Local Governing Body (LGB) Members

Mrs Karen Bowles

Chair of the LGB and a member of the Education & Welfare Committee.  Karen is also a member of the Surbiton High School LGB.  Karen is a chartered certified accountant, running her own practice and specialising in taxation and small family businesses.  

Mrs Maureen Carruthers

Member of the Education and Welfare Committee, Staff Liaison and EYFS Governor. Maureen worked as a teacher before having children. She lives in Oxshott and her daughter was educated at Rowan.  

Miss Su Millar

Su works in operations and logistics. She was a pupil at Rowan and is a great niece of the founder, Miss Katherine Millar.

Mr Scott Prichard

Scott is a company director for a business in the healthcare sector. His daughter was educated at Rowan. Scott is Deputy Chairman of the LGB.

Mrs Isobel Griffiths

Isobel is an ex Rowan pupil who lives locally and is an active member of the community. She works as a teacher and has a love of drama and the arts. She is a member of the Education and Welfare Committee and will act as link Governor to the Rowan Association for the alumni of the school. 

Mr Ruairidh Hogg

Ruairidh is a member of the Surbiton High School LGB and the Liaison member with the Rowan LGB. He is an architect with his own local practice and also spent time in the Territorial Army. 

Mrs Jo Marr

Health & Safety Governor. Jo is a retired accountant and tax specialist. She is married and lives in Cobham, her two daughters were educated at Rowan. 

Mr Warren Vick

Educational Visits Governor. Warren runs his own business creating mapping software. He lives in Hinchley Wood, his daughter was educated at Rowan. Warren is also a past Chairman of the Friends of Rowan.

Mrs Louise Dowdeswell

Louise has extensive experience in advertising and marketing. Both her daughters were educated at Rowan and have recently moved on to senior school; her son attends a local prep school. She is a former Chair of the Friends of Rowan and lives in Claygate.

Mr Keith Glenny

Keith is a retired solicitor who practised in Essex for nearly 40 years.  He has three children and three granddaughters.

He was a governor of a comprehensive school in Barking for eight years in the 1980s and subsequently became the Master of the Poulters Company in the City of London.  He is a keen member of a choir and a drama group.

Mr Matt Robinson

Matt has worked in independent schools since the early 1990s and is now the Head of the Junior School at the City of London Freemen’s School in Ashtead.  He lives in New Malden and is married with four children, three of whom are girls.

The Local Governing Body can be contacted via Rowan's School Office.

Rowan Preparatory School is regulated by the Department for Education and the relevant contact details can be found on the DfE website www.education.gov.uk. Rowan Preparatory School is also noted on the Edubase register which is available at: www.edubase.gov.uk

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