STAFF AND GOVERNORS
To achieve our vision of enabling our students to be ‘Real World Ready’, we have developed a faculty structure, details of which are outlined below.
The Senior Leadership Team
The Senior Leadership Team (SLT) have strategic and tactical oversight of the school and are responsible for leading on the strategy set.
Strategic direction of the school; Vision and ethos; Wellbeing of the School Community
Senior Deputy Head and Head of Prep School
Wellbeing and leadership of the Prep School; Deputises for the Head; Trips and Visits Coordinator
Deputy Head and Head of Pre-Prep
Wellbeing and learning leadership of the Pre-Prep; PYP Coordinator; Deputy-Designated Safeguarding Lead (Pre-Prep)
Head of Senior Prep and Student Performance
Learning leadership of the Senior Prep; PSB Leader; Deputy-Designated Safeguarding Lead (Senior Prep); Senior School assessments; Academic and co-curricular tracking and performance
Safeguarding and wellbeing strategy and oversight; oversight of Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Personal, Social, Health Education (PSHE)
Financial oversight; operations; Health and Safety; HR; Support Staff
Years 4-6 Wellbeing and Pastoral Lead
Head of Learning Enrichment
Head of Boarding
Assistant PYP Coordinator (Years 4-6)
Assistant PYP Coordinator (Years 1-3)
Director of Music
Partnerships Coordinator and St George’s Award Lead
Director of Sport and Co-Curricular
The Pedagogical Leadership Team
The Pedagogical Leadership Team (PLT) supports the day-to-day running of the school, overall school improvement and monitors the effectiveness of the school’s development plan.
The Board of Governors sets the strategy for the school, has financial oversight and monitors compliance, and delegates responsibility for the operational leadership and management to the Senior Leadership Team.
To get in touch with any of the governors, please email [email protected]. Emails to this address will be read in the first instance by the Clerk to the Governors, Katie Chorley and will be forwarded as appropriate.
Ian has enjoyed a varied career in HR at institutions including the Bank of England, the Zurich Insurance Company and Harlequins Rugby Club. He has previous experience as a prep school governor at the Cavendish School in Camden and also serves as a governor of the Royal School in Windsor Great Park. Ian is Chair of Council, chairs the Strategy and Development Committee and sits on the Finance and General Purposes Committee. He is also the Governor’s representative on the Parents’ Advisory Committee.
The Right Reverend David J Conner
As Dean of Windsor, David Conner is also the Registrar of the Order of the Garter and a domestic chaplain to HM the Queen. He sits on the Governance and Compliance Committee.
With expertise in alumni relations, development, fundraising and communications in independent schools, Julie chairs the Governance and Compliance Committee and sits on the Strategy and Development Committee.
James is Master of Wellington College, governor at two other prep schools and a trustee of both the UK’s largest exam board and the Old Wellingtonian Charitable Trust. Joining the Board of Governors at St George’s School in 2021, James brings his passion for holistic models of education and the transformative power of coeducation and boarding to the Council. James sits on the Education, Staffing and Music Committee and is the Round Square Governor.
Fabian is an alumnus of St George’s, with very happy memories of his time at the school. After a brief period as a corporate solicitor, he worked in corporate finance at leading City firms. In 2010, he moved into the charity sector: first as Fundraising Director at Marie Curie and then at UK Community Foundations as Chief Executive. He has various NED roles both in the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors. Fabian is a member of the Finance and General Purposes Committee, the Governance Committee and the Strategy Committee.
Canon Martin Poll
Martin Poll is both Chaplain to the Great Park and Canon Chaplain. He is Vice-Chair of Council, a member of the Finance and General Purposes Committee and Staff Representative Governor.
Canon Dr Mark Powell
Mark Powell is Canon Treasurer of St George’s Chapel and chairs the Safeguarding and Wellbeing Committee. Prior to joining the College of St George, he was Rector of four rural communities in Derbyshire. Mark is a member of the Education, Staffing and Music Committee.
Barbara was a teacher at the Abbey School Reading for a number of years and as a former Head of Instrumental Music with several years as a Pastoral Lead brings valuable experience from the education sector to the School Council. Barbara is Chair of the Education, Staffing and Music Committee and sits on the Strategy and Development Committee.
Helen joined the School Council in November 2016, bringing extensive experience in strategy, marketing and HR. A former St George’s parent, Helen has worked with a wide range of organisations, including St George’s House. Helen chairs the Finance and General Purposes Committee and sits on the Strategy and Development Committee.
Jane retired as Head of The Granville School in 2018 after ten years in post. She continues to serve on various IAPS committees, acting as a mentor to new Head Teachers and chairing the IAPS charitable activities body, the iTrust. Jane is a qualified ISI team inspector. Jane has a particular love of music, being a singer and board member of the Bach Choir. Jane is a member of the Education, Staffing and Music Committee and the RSE Governor.