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Northease Manor School

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Governing body

The primary objective of the Governing body is to work collaboratively with the Headteacher and the Senior Leadership Team to ensure that your children receive the best  quality of education in a safe and caring environment. As trustees of the school the governors are proprietors.

The Governing body is made up of the following members:

Julie Toben, Chair of Governors


Julie works as a consultant and interim CEO and has spent more than 25 years supporting boards of local, national and international charities to improve their governance, management and sustainability.  Julie has served as a board member of three national charities, including Chair of investment and fundraising boards, and is currently Chair of Two Saints, a provider of quality accommodation with support and resettlement services to break the cycle of homelessness, poverty and exclusion. 


Kate Wickham


Kate is an artist and trained at Camberwell School of Art and the Royal College of Art in London. She specialises in Ceramics and Painting and now lives and works in Rodmell.

For over thirty years Kate has been working in arts education, training art students to become professional artists. She is the founder and head of the Ceramics Diploma course at City Lit college in London and has also been the Head of Visual Arts at City Lit and the Assistant Principal. As the assistant principal, she was responsible for all the quality and teaching and learning for the college and was the college's nominee for OFSTED, seeing the college through it's last inspection. Kate has a very personal interest in special needs education as she has a son with a significant disability and has first hand experience of the difficulties and joys of bringing up a child with special needs.


Angus Walker



Geraldine Des Moulins

Geraldine has worked at a senior level in the Not for Profit Sector for over 30 years and is currently the Chief Officer of Possability People, an organisation she has led and develop to become  the leading user-led disability charity working across Sussex.  Geraldine has an understanding and first-hand experience of the barriers that confront disabled people and subscribes to the social model of disability which says that people are disabled by societal barriers, not by their impairment or difference.  Her relevant skills and experience include management, business development, fundraising and governance.

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