Meet The Governors
Chair of Governors: Mrs Jane Gillies (Co-opted Governor)
Jane Gillies: I live in Ewell and worked for Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital for 15 years. I have two boys who both attended WEPS and Nursery and I was chair of the WEOS PTA for three years. I have been a Governor for over 10 years and I am now Chair of Governors. I am also a member of Epsom and Ewell Cats Protection.
Headteacher: Mrs Mia Bennett
Mia Bennett: I have been a teacher at West Ewell Primary School since I qualified 21 years ago. During my time here I have led many areas including the Early Years Foundation Stage, Personal Social and Health Education, Special Educational Needs and Assessment. I became Deputy Headteacher in 2009 and I was privileged to be appointed as Headteacher in 2013. My expertise is in Early Childhood Development and Education and I achieved a Masters in Early Childhood Studies in 2014. I am passionate about children developing a love of learning that stays with them for life, as well as ensuring that every child has the self-belief, resilience and independence to challenge themselves to achieve more than they thought possible.
Co-opted Governor: Mr Guy Robbins
Guy Robbins: I am now on my third tranche of being a co-opted governor at West Ewell Primary School, my first being when my own children attended and now this second and third term when the next generation of my family is now in attendance. My day job is as a Corporate Executive for the leading American telecoms conglomerate and as such I tend to act as the ‘technologist’ for the Governing Body. Usually I work at board level so have experience with most aspects of commercial life.
Co-opted Governor: Lisa Darrant
Lisa Darrant: I moved into the Ewell Court area in 2012. I am married and have two daughters. I have a MEng Hons in Mechanical Engineering, and have worked in the oil industry for 11 years as a drilling engineer. With the engineering experience I have gained both offshore and office based, I believe that my knowledge is useful in support of promoting engineering in the school from a young age, as well as giving children an insight to what engineering can involve in order to spark an interest. It’s not only about the large scale moving machinery, in building and construction, engineering uses a combination of many key subjects with physics, maths and chemistry being just a few of these. I believe motivation and encouragement of children in the early years of education in reading and writing linked with simple engineering concepts could plant a seed which may spark an interest and a natural intrigue in these subjects from an early age.