Meet the Governors
Jared Schiller lives in Woodchurch with his family. He has worked as an artist and filmmaker making documentaries about contemporary art for the last decade, with his work shown at the National Gallery, Tate, and numerous other galleries and museums both here and abroad. His two children attend Woodchurch and he is therefore excited to serve on the board as a Parent Governor. Jared enjoys helping out at FOWSA events and believes that strong community engagement is at the heart of a successful school.
Nicola Davy is a Foundation Governor, providing one of our many links to the Church and, in particular, our neighbours in All Saints, Woodchurch. Her family have lived in Woodchurch for generations – Nicola is a lifelong resident and her daughter is the fifth generation of the family to attend the school as a pupil so she has been able to see how the school has grown and changed and is delighted to be in a position to support this in the future in her role as a school Governor. With links and ties to many in the village, Nicola provides an essential link between the school and the village it serves. Not content with the workload of school governor, she is also an active member of FOWSA (school PTA) and is Secretary for the Woodchurch Memorial Hall. When not bringing Woodchurch together, Nicola works in the travel and tourism industry where she has over 30 years experience.
Reverend Sue Rose is the Rector of Woodchurch, Bethersden and High Halden; she and he husband Mike (also ordained) moved to the Rectory in Bethersden in September 2020. Sue previously ministered in Boston in Lincolnshire, where she was involved with leading the foodbank. She also served as trustee for a charity provide support services for homeless people in the town. Reverend Sue is also a governor of High Halden school, so she works part-time on both governing bodies, and also leads collective worships for each school on alternate weeks. She particularly enjoys visiting classrooms and having the opportunity to engage with children at our schools. Prior to ordination in 2017 Sue was managing director of several small businesses within a larger group involved with health and social care information technology.
Hilary Ndongong lives in Woodchurch with her family and has twin girls who are current pupils in the school. Hilary is an experienced English teacher with a particular interest in the pastoral support and the holistic development of pupils. Having moved to Woodchurch in 2019, she is excited to serve as a Parent Governor and support its future strategic direction. She believes wholeheartedly that happy pupils who are inspired and supported both at school and by their local community will flourish as motivated, positive and thoughtful young people.
Richard Holden is a Parent Governor and lives in Woodchurch with his family. He has three children, two are current pupils at the school. Richard works in the travel industry, specialising in travel technology, where he has over 20 years of experience in project management and strategic planning. With a keen interest in the arts and sports, Richard is keen to support the school in its strategic objectives.