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Governance

ROWAN'S  SENIOR LEADERSHIP TEAM

Mrs Susan Clarke BEd, NPQH Headmistress
Miss Kate Enefer BA (Hons), PGCE, NPQSL Deputy Head
Miss Carolyn Sharps BA (Hons), MA, QTS Deputy Head
Mrs Jayne Britten BA (Hons), ACA 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.  United Learning consists of two charities which are responsible for the operation of the Group’s schools. United Church Schools Trust (UCST) governs the Independent Schools, and United Learning Trust (ULT) governs the Group's Academies.

All the Trustees of ULT and UCST sit together as a Group Board, to which the Trustees of both entities have delegated their powers and functions.  The Chair of the Group Board is Mr Richard Greenhalgh.  The Group Board delegates management of the Group to the Chief Executive and the management team, who therefore carry out important governance and leadership roles in relation to the individual schools in the Group.  ULT and UCST have delegated decision-making powers to the Group Board, but continue to exist as separate charities and to meet as appropriate. Mrs Angela Crowe chairs UCST and Mr Nigel Robson chairs ULT.

The governance of Rowan is therefore undertaken through the United Learning structure.  The formal governing body of Rowan Preparatory School is the Board of United Church Schools Trust.  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 Chair of United Church Schools Trust

The Chief Executive and Chair of the United Church Schools Trust can be contacted via the United Learning Head office at :-
Worldwide House
Thorpe Wood
Peterborough
PE3 6SB
Tel: 01832 864 444

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 Jo Marr

Chair of the LGB and a member of the Education & Welfare Committee.  Jo is a retired accountant and tax specialist.  She is married and lives in Cobham, her two daughters were educated at Rowan.  

Mr Scott Prichard

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

Mrs Maureen Carruthers

Safeguarding, Staff Liaison and EYFS Governor.  Maureen worked as a teacher before having children and lives in Oxshott.  Her daughter was educated at 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.

Mrs Melanie Gladwyn

Melanie is a senior HR professional and CIPD fellow with strategic and operational experience across a wide range of sectors.  She is currently working as Talent Manager for the PGA tour and training as a Social Media Manager.  She is a volunteer advisor with the Careers and Enterprise Company.  Her daughter attended Rowan.

Mr Keith Glenny

Health & Safety Governor.  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.

Mrs Isobel Griffiths

Chair of the Education & Welfare Committee and Link Governor to the Rowan Association for the alumni of the school.  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.

Mr Ruairidh Hogg

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

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 Warren Vick

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

 

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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