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Mrs Susan Clarke BEd, NPQH Headmistress
Miss Kate Enefer BA (Hons), PGCE, NPQSL Deputy Head
Miss Louise Gorman BSc (Hons), PGCE Director of Studies
Mrs Vicky Langham BSc (Hons) 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. Dr Rosalind Given-Wilson 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.

Dr Rosalind Given-Wilson is the Chair of United Church Schools Trust Board

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
Tel: 01832 864 444


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.  


Mrs Louise Dowdeswell

Deputy Chair of the LGB.  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 Maureen Carruthers

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


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 The European Tour and is a volunteer advisor with the Careers and Enterprise Company.  Her daughter attended Rowan.


Mr Keith Glenny

Health & Safety Governor and a member of the Education & Welfare Committee.  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 became a 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.


Mrs Joanna Hubbard

Member of the Education & Welfare Committee, Joanna is Head at a pre-prep school in Wimbledon and has extensive experience in both the independent and maintained education sectors across a wide age range.  She has taught in the UK and overseas and has recently trained as an ISI inspector. 


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 Justin O'Hagan

Justin is a Partner at PwC.  He specialises in corporate and international tax.  He is married with two sons who are at school in Wimbledon.


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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