‘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

Meet The Governors

‘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

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 mrs.tanner@limpsfield-grange.surrey.sch.uk



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


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.  


Lucy Young – Parent Governor

My daughter started at Limpsfield Grange in September, loves the school, and has never been happier. I have 3 children all with Autism, and therefore have had a range of experience across a diverse spectrum of issues and opportunities. I work as an area co-ordinator for Family Voice Surrey a charity which represents SEND families. I am excited to be joining the Governor team, as I passionately believe that the input of families is critical to good SEND decision making. I have an MBA degree and professional accreditation in marketing. I also write Children’s literature, and hold a black belt in Tae-Kwon-Do.



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.