Mrs Karen Anderson
Karen has a wealth of experience of working within the commercial, retail and charity sectors. For much of her career she has worked as a generalist HR Practitioner and has worked as part of a senior management team developing and implementing organisational strategies, culture and governance systems. In addition Karen has previously been a Governor at another special needs school and has a daughter with special needs who attended Manor Green College. Karen is passionate about children with special needs getting the best education possible to prepare them well for their future.
Mr Paul Dixon
Co-opted Governor (Finance)
Paul has been involved with the Governors at Manor Green College for 12 years. Paul is the Finance Governor at the College.
Mr John Drury
Co-opted Governor - Chair of Governors
John has been involved with Manor Green College for fourteen years; four of them as Vice Chair of Governors and two years as Chair of Governors. His background is in procurement, marketing and finance and in those roles he has worked with small and large multinational companies. John has previously served on the board of trustees for two local charities. John’s main role at the College is around Curriculum and Safeguarding and Partnerships within the community. His aspiration is for Manor Green College to provide the opportunity for every learner to be the best they can be as they enter adulthood.
Mrs Mandy Haysom
I have just been elected for a second term as Parent Governor at the College. I am proud to continue to support the work of the Governors at the College
Mrs Becky Killick
Becky has worked in an educational setting since 2000. First working at Broadfield East Infant and Nursery school for 7 years and then at Manor Green since then. While working at Broadfield she found her love for working with youngsters with SEN and supported many during her time there. Becky is an outdoor enthusiast and has brought her love of adventure and the outdoors to the college where she leads Forest School sessions, Runs Duke of Edinburgh and also holds a mountain bike leaders certificate. She works across the college with students at all levels and her ethos is 'where there's a will, there's a way' and will do her best to get students involved in all of the activities she runs.
Mrs Fiona Maxam
Fiona served on the Governing Board of a local Primary School for 14 years (10 of those as Chair). She has experience with staffing, premises and curriculum. Fiona has had a number of volunteer roles over the years, including a Games Maker role at the London Olympics and Paralympic games. Fiona is an Associate Member on the Governing Body. Fiona has expertise in First Aid and medical issues and is a High Level Teaching Assistant at the College.
Ms Lisa Oxlade
Mr Paul Roe
Co-opted Governor (Health & Safety)
Mr Peter Smith
Peter has been a Councillor on Crawley Borough Council representing Ifield and Ifield West for ten years. He has also been the Cabinet member for Planning and Economic development on the Council for eight years. Peter’s background is in IT project and programme management where he delivered major projects for an international shipping company and for a Crawley based major airline.
Mrs Becky Teles-Amaro
Co-opted Governor - Vice Chair of Governors
Becky has been a Governor at Manor Green College since 2014. Becky started her career as a nursery nurse and then went on to being a paediatric nurse who specialised in heart and lungs. Becky had her world tipped upside down and spun on its head when she had her son, Sam, who was born with a heart defect and subsequently diagnosed with Autism and challenging behaviour. She gave up her career to become a full time carer during the early years of the diagnosis process. Becky also helped her husband with his business and nursed her dying mother. Becky returned to work in a different career path under the umbrella of Carers UK supporting carers to understand their rights. Becky also teaches professionals how carers should be treated in line with the law and how their role supports carers, to enable a carer to continue with their caring role on a long term basis. If you see Becky around the College – please go and say hello as she would love to chat to you about your experiences.
Mrs Samantha Bryant
Clerk to Governors
Sam has worked at the College since 2011 as the Headteacher’s P.A. and took on the role as Clerk in 2013.