Micklefield School (Reigate) Limited is a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee. The trustees of the charity are the directors of the company as well as being governors of the school. Governors have responsibility for the overall strategic direction of the school. Day to day management of the school lies with the Headmaster who has overall responsibility for the school and the Bursar who takes responsibility for all non academic aspects and financial matters.
The Governing Body works hard to support the aims and ethos of Micklefield School. Governors are chosen for their specialist skills and many have connections to the school and the local area. They all take an active interest in the life of the school and often visit during the school day.
If you wish to contact a governor, please email the Clerk to the Governors: firstname.lastname@example.org. Or write, marked Private & Confidential to: c/o Clerk to the Governors, Micklefield School, 10-12 Somers Road, Reigate, Surrey, RH2 9DU.
Mrs Joosje Hamilton LLB (Hons), LLM – Chair of Governors
Mrs Hamilton is a trained solicitor specialising in EU and UK competition and regulatory law and sits on the Education & Staffing Committee. Having recently stopped working full time at a City law firm, she currently provides competition and regulatory advice on a part time consultancy basis as well as running and developing her family’s agricultural estate. Mrs Hamilton is a past parent of Micklefield, was appointed a governor in December 2016 and Chair of Governors in December 2017.
Mr Duncan Anderson MA FIA
Mr Anderson is an actuary and sits on the Finance & General Purposes Committee. He leads the insurance technology business of a large advisory, broking and solutions company, and has been a partner in, and director of, a number of actuarial and software firms. A resident of Reigate since 1990, Mr Anderson is a past parent of Micklefield and was appointed in October 2018.
Mrs Tizzy Bates BA (Hons) PGCE, FRGS
Mrs Bates is a Geography teacher, currently teaching at an independent school in Reigate. She sits on the Education and Staffing Committee. She has over 20 years teaching experience in state and independent schools, and in both prep and secondary schools. Mrs Bates is a past parent of Micklefield and was appointed in November 2021.
Mrs Caroline Cartmell LLB
Mrs Cartmell is a trained solicitor specialising in commercial property and sits on the Finance & General Purposes Committee. Currently she is the legal editor in the real estate department of a well known legal publisher. Mrs Cartmell is a past parent of Micklefield and was appointed in February 2008.
Mr James Emmerton BSc – Chair of Estates Committee
Mr Emmerton is a chartered surveyor and sits on the Estates Committee. He currently runs his own local family house building company. Mr Emmerton is a past parent and pupil of Micklefield and was appointed in May 2013.
Ms Emma Gabe BA (Hons) ACA
Ms Gabe is a chartered accountant and sits on the Finance & General Purposes Committee. She works as an audit manager for a top London accountancy firm specialising in the not-for-profit and education sectors. Ms Gabe is a past pupil of Micklefield and was appointed in June 2019.
Mrs Fiona Gent ACA – Vice Chair & Chair of Finance & General Purposes Committee
Mrs Gent is a chartered accountant and sits on the Finance & General Purposes Committee. Currently she is a voluntary finance officer for St Mary’s Church in Reigate. Mrs Gent is a past Chair of Governors of a maintained parish primary school. Mrs Gent is a past parent of Micklefield and was appointed in October 2008.
Mrs Sarah Norville BA, QTS, NPQH – Chair of Education & Staffing Committee
Mrs Norville is Headmistress at Rydes Hill Preparatory School and Nursery in Guildford and sits on the Education & Staffing Committee. She has 12 years of headship experience both in state and independent schools and is passionate about education and ensuring that every child is able to meet, or exceed, their potential. Mrs Norville was appointed in November 2019 and is also the Safeguarding Governor.
Mr James Rotheram BSc (Hons)
Mr Rotheram is a senior executive at an internal telecommunications company and sits on our Finance & General Purposes Committee. He specialises in delivering future technologies and innovation to the market. Mr Rotheram is a past parent of Micklefield and is committed to the future prosperity of our school. He was appointed in September 2019.
Mrs Rebecca Sturt MEng, MA, PGCE
Mrs Sturt qualified as an engineer and subsequently as a maths teacher and sits on the Education & Staffing Committee. She worked in engineering procurement in the energy and medical equipment sectors before retraining as a teacher. She has 14 years experience in teaching maths up to A level in a local state secondary school. Mrs Sturt is a local resident, a past parent of Micklefield and was appointed in November 2019.