Governor Profiles

Stephanie Code I have a son and daughter at the school who started in 2011 and 2013 respectively. I became a Parent Governor in September 2013 and was a member of the Finance and Premises committee until July 2014. From September 2014 taking on the role of vice chair of the Personnel and Community committee and the "Link Governor" responsible for governor training.

Alison Curtis - Having recently joined the Finance & Premises committee, I bring 25 years of commercial property experience, coupled with 5 years of school Governance. I hope to use this knowledge to support GCS to continue to provide good financial management for the benefit of all at GSC, the cost effective and timely delivery of the Sports Hall, and the continued provision of a place of learning excellency for all the students at GCS.  I have 2 children at GCS.

Pauline Johnson - As chair of the Community and Personnel committee I use my professional experience gained from over thirty years working in the arts and university level education to help uphold the ethos of the school by how we communicate and engage with a wide range of stakeholders.  The committee ensures that student and staff welfare is at the heart of the school's operations, while working with the wider community to fulfil school development plans.


Kirsty JenningsKirsty Jennings -  As a member of the Finance and Premises Committee I bring 20 years’ experience in     audit, accounting and commercial finance.  I aim to support the school in managing its finances well in order to ensure that the children can have the best learning experience possible during their time at GCS.



Jennifer Obaditch -  I am an education professional and during my career have worked in a wide range of teaching and management roles in the secondary and FE sector. I now work for AQA where I am Head of Curriculum for a number of qualifications. I have been a trust appointed governor at Guildford County School for two years. I am Vice Chair of the Governing Body and sit on the Strategy and Planning committee, and the Learning and Achievement committee. I am also a member of the Joint Governors' Council as part of the Athena Schools Trust.


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Carol Smith – I have been Head of Geography at GCS since January 1997.  I graduated from the University of Sheffield, and did my teacher training in Liverpool.  I taught there for 3 years, and then moved south and taught in Wokingham before moving to GCS as head of department.  As well as being a teacher and a governor, I am also a union representative and parent to two students at County.



Carry Stephenson - I have had two children and Guildford County School, and became a Governor in 2018.  I bring 25 years’ professional experience in community engagement, public and stakeholder consultation, and scheme and policy evaluation to my role as a member of the Community and Personnel committee.

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Sugi (Indrajit Sugunasingha) I am proud to be part of Guildford County School’s Governing body, and the vast experience that collectively come together to provide a safe and caring learning environment, that promotes individual excellence. As an IT professional with experience in many sectors, I aim to contribute to the efforts to make the school a happy place that boost individual pupils’ abilities to their maximum potential. I believe that we must always keeping the pupils interests at the forefront of all decision making and support activities and plans that bring the best opportunities to our current and future pupils.


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Jebbie Williams Jenevora Williams has taught singing at The Royal College of Music, Guildford School of Acting, the Yehudi Menuhin School, many universities, and has had 20 years of working with the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain.

After a ten-year performing career in international opera and concert, I am now a specialist in the areas of vocal health and the teaching of young voices providing training for singing and voice teachers throughout Europe, from day workshops to PhD level.  My book and DVD, ‘Teaching singing to children and young adults’, Compton Publishing Ltd, is used by teachers worldwide.

I have a daughter in year 12 and a son in year 6; and have been a governor at GCS for three years. When she is not immersed in teaching, parenting or school governance, I am an active member of a triathlon club; or just happily passing the time with chickens and vegetables in the garden.




Sarah Wynde - I have been a Parent Governor since 2014, serving on the L&A Committee, and became Chair of Governors in July 2018.  I have three children at GCS, have worked as a Psychologist and in Mars and Vodafone in HR, and now run my own talent and leadership development consulting business.  I am passionate about partnering with my fellow governors, the school's leadership team and the AST to provide the best environment in which to nurture the talents of all our students, and enable them to become confident, stronger and more capable to continue in whichever direction they choose when they leave GCS.










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