Meet The Governors

The Governing Body’s responsibilities fall into three areas:

  1. The Governing body provides a strategic view for the school to move forward and plan its future.  It ensures the school provides the best possible learning environment and outcomes for students.
  2. The Governing Body acts as a “critical friend”.  It gives support, advice and practical help to the staff as well as asking challenging questions.  It presses for improvement and promotes the interests of students.
  3. The Governing Body ensures accountability through monitoring the school’s development.  It discusses questions and refines proposals whilst always respecting the professional expertise of the Headteacher and staff.

To contact Jackie Tanner, Chair of Governors, email


Click here to see Register of Interests.  Click here to view Governor meeting attendance and committee membership.

‘The governing body is a highly skilled team with a relentless focus on raising standards to ensure outstanding outcomes for all pupils.’
Ofsted July 2018

Jackie Tanner – Chair of Governors (Co-Opted Member)

I have been the Chair of Governors at Limpsfield Grange for nine years and a member of the governing body for twelve years. I have four children and my daughter is an ex student of the school, so my connection goes back a long way. I sit on all the committees and find governing very rewarding. I like to be a hands on Governor and have found the development of the school to best meet the individual needs of our students particularly worthwhile.

Together with my husband, I work in property renovation and rental and find the skills needed for that transfer well into governing a school. In my spare time I volunteer with the RSPCA, overseeing the fostering and adoption of animals.

Nick Powell – Vice Chair of Governors (Co-opted Governor)

I am recently retired, having been the Bursar of an independent school in Tunbridge Wells, for children aged 3 to 13. Prior to this I worked in several state schools, in a similar role. I also have over 15 years’ experience as a school Governor, a number of which were spent as Chair of The Governing Body. I am also a Trustee of a local charity which provides Almhouse accommodation to those in need.

I became a Governor at Limpsfield Grange to help the school achieve the very best of outcomes for all its pupils and to ensure that the school continues to flourish.

Maria Coyle – Co-Opted Governor

I was appointed as a Governor in May 2018. I am delighted to be able to contribute my skills and any support to Limpsfield Grange, the girls and the staff. I work in the Communications Team at the UK’s leading charity for children with brain injury, The Children’s Trust. As Information Manager I create books and other resources to support children and their families following a brain injury and focusing on topics such as rehabilitation and SEN.

I live in the Oxted area and I am a member and past president of Caterham, Oxted and Godstone Lions. I am passionate about local community causes and I’m a bit of a runner in my spare time.

Jayne Adams – Co-Opted Governor

I was appointed Governor in January 2022. I am recently retired having spent 36 years in the Legal Industry. Initially working as a Solicitor in both London and New York, I then repositioned my career into Legal Technology focussing on the implementation of Global IT projects.

I have lived in the Oxted area for 27 years and have been involved in a number of local community activities. I have 11 years experience as a Governor at another local school, during which time I undertook several different roles.

In my spare time I enjoy LEGO©, literature and creative writing. I have two daughters both of whom are now grown up and flown the nest. I feel very passionate about the education of girls and the development of life skills enabling them to feel assured and empowered to determine their own future.

Kathryn Clements – Co-Opted Governor

I was appointed as Governor at Limpsfield Grange in December 2021, and was pleased to be able to bring my experience in strategy, finance and leadership from 30 years in Financial Services Industry to benefit and support the school, and its leadership team in providing the best outcomes for the pupils.

I’m a passionate advocate for Diversity, Inclusion and Equity in the workplace, as a mentor and accredited coach supporting the development of others. I live in the local area, and in my spare time love walking and am a keen Yoga and Meditation practitioner.

Robin Masefield – Co-Opted Governor

I was delighted to be appointed a Governor in January 2024. Although we lived in Ireland for many years, we have had a home in Limpsfield since 1990. My career was in the civil service where I had senior managerial roles in HR, finance, estate management and operations as well as policy.

I have a strong interest in local history which I have pursued in retirement, as well as a range of voluntary and community activities. I was a Governor of a girls grammar school in Belfast for nearly twenty years. My wife, who grew up in the area, and I have three children, two of whom work in the charity sector.

Reverend Helen Cook – Local Authority Governor

I’m Rector of the Limpsfield and Tatsfield team of churches but predominantly I’m based at St. Peter’s in Limpsfield and live in the Rectory in the village.  I’ve been involved in school governorship for many years, having previously been chair of the governing body at Woodlea Primary School in Woldingham.  I’m also currently a governor at Limpsfield Infant School where I’m lead governor for the provision of the SEN curriculum.

Prior to becoming a priest in the Church of England I was a Chartered Surveyor and Partner in a firm of consultant surveyors in the West End of London.  I have two grown up children, Emma and Nicholas and a standoffish cat called Oz!

I am delighted to be part of the governing body at Limpsfield Grange and as the parish priest I am always available to staff, pupils and parents.

Catherine Jones – Parent Governor

I was elected to the governing body of Limpsfield Grange as a Parent Governor, following my elder daughter joining Limpsfield Grange in year 7 in 2019. I am a solicitor and currently work for The Children’s Trust, having left the City after having children. I have one other daughter and in my spare time I am Deputy Chair of the PTA at her school. In all these roles, I see the importance of education and I passionately believe that a good education should be available to all.

Amy Le Pelley – Parent Governor

I am a mother of three children. I have two autistic daughters and my oldest child is currently in year 8 at Limpsfield Grange. I am studying to become an Occupational Therapist and I volunteer for a local charity which supports parents of SEN children. I have a passion for supporting children with special educational needs and I am committed to serve as a voice for parents and work collaboratively towards enhancing our children’s educational experience.

Tim Bunn – Staff Governor

I have been Premises Manager at Limpsfield Grange for twenty-one years and love my job and the school. My daughter went to the school and in her final year I applied for the post of Premises Manager and was lucky enough to be given the position. My role includes ensuring that Limpsfield Grange complies with all the relevant Health, Safety and Fire regulations and keeping the school and the grounds well maintained. I am also responsible for all the school animals, ensuring they are fed and watered and are kept in good health. I have two dogs Maisie and Amber who come to work with me each day and are loved by the students and staff.