The governing body is totally committed to supporting the school in its quest for continual improvement. It wholeheartedly endorses the school’s mission statement ‘Respect and Achievement for All’, and believes that by working together and always expecting the best we can attain the highest possible standards for our students.


Appointed as Chair in September 2017, Jason Brown originally joined the governing body as a parent governor.

Jason is a Design & Technology Teacher, and has a solid background in international construction.

He is the father of Ben in Y10 and his triplet brothers. Jason can be usually be found repairing something one of his boys has broken.


Jan Chaplin has been a governor since 2007. She is Vice-Chair of Governors and also Chair of the Personnel Committee. 

She first became involved with the school when the company she worked for did community work creating our multi-faith garden area.

She retired from work last year after 32 years in a high street bank and is looking forward to spending more time at the school. Jan is married with two children and two grandchildren.  She enjoys holidays and reading.


Paul Walsh is Co-Headteacher and has been a governor since 2012. He is currently a member of the finance committee and is also responsible for governor training and development. 

Paul has been a teacher since 1991 and started his career as a Science teacher in mainstream schools.  He has been at the school since 2002, when he joined as teacher in charge of the language resource.

On a Saturday morning in the Spring and Summer he can usually be found digging on his allotment.

Jan Foster | GOVERNOR

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Jan Foster joined the governing body in October 2017.

Jan worked at The Park, as assistant head teacher in the past. She started her career as a PE teacher and spent five years in the Caribbean teaching Geography as well as PE.

She is married and has 2 sons, recently becoming a Grandmother. Jan enjoys spending time with her family, cycling, tennis and golf. She is also a keen bridge player.

Peter Pambos | Local Authority Governor (CHAIR OF FINANCE)

Peter Pambos has been a governor since 2001 and has been a LA governor since 2014.

Peter is chair of the finance and buildings committee.  

Peter has a background in education and worked for the Surrey County Council as a Data and Assessment Consultant. 

Sherri Taylor | Staff GOVERNOR

Sherri Taylor has been a Staff Governor since 2007. Within the School setting she is the SENCo and the Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead. 

Her role within the Governing Body is to ensure that Governors are informed of all Safeguarding protocols and practice for students with SEN together with those students who are either classified as a LAC (looked after child) or on a CP plan (Child Protection). 

Outside of school, activities include keeping fit, long walks and studying.  Sherri recently achieved her honours degree in Childhood and Youth Cultural Studies through Social Sciences, Education Social Sciences, Education and Psychology.

Debbie Nicholson | Clerk to the GOVERNORs

Debbie Nicholson has been Clerk to the Governing Body since September 2014.  Debbie is a Teaching Assistant at the school and organises college and work experience. 

Prior to having a family Debbie worked at the Financial Times in the Editor’s office and more recently at Fullbrook School in the Learning Support Department. 

She is married with a daughter and son and her personal interests include theatre, travel and a variety of water sports.

If you would like to contact members of the Governing Body, please address correspondence to:

The Park School
Onslow Crescent
GU22 7AT

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