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Who are we?

Mrs Natalie Rogers
Chair of Governors
Co-opted Governor

Natalie joined the Governing Body in September 2016 as a Co-opted Governor and was re-appointed for a second term of office in September 2020

Natalie was elected Chair of Governors in January 2019 and is the named Governor for Curriculum, Teaching and Learning and Pupil Premium.

Natalie has over 25 years’ experience in Human Resources across a range of sectors and organisations. Natalie lives locally, has been a Borough Councillor for Epsom & Ewell, and was the Chair of Stoneleigh & Auriol Residents Association for 5 years. Both her children attended the Mead having now moved to Epsom & Ewell high school.  She is keen to use her professional expertise and ties with the local community for the benefit of pupils, staff and parents of the Mead.

Mrs Tracy Creasey


Mrs Angela Bedford
Deputy Headteacher & SENCO


Mr Thomas Athayade
Vice Chair
Co-opted Governor

Tom joined the Governing Body in January 2020 as a Co-opted Governor. He was elected Vice Chair in November 2020. He is the named Governor for Health and Safety and GDPR.

Tom lives in Malden Manor with his family. He is a Senior Estimator for a multinational Civil Engineering contractor, having 35 years in construction including 25 years leading multimillion construction projects. He is a STEM Ambassador and mental health first aider as well as a qualified internal auditor and behavioural safety trainer.





Mrs Garnette Watts
Parent Governor

Originally from Canada I have been teaching in the UK since 2002. I have worked as a classroom teacher in a wide array of educational settings: SEND and in both State and Independent secondary. Currently, I am Head of Department at an Independent Senior School in Surbiton, where I teach A Level Psychology and Sociology.  I also have been an Assistant Safe Guarding Lead for the past 4 years. 

My son joined The Mead in Reception and is currently in Year 1.

Garnette is the named Governor for Curriculum, Teaching and Learning, SEND and Wellbeing

Mrs Rosie Hurley
Clerk to Governors