The governing body, together with the headteacher, sets the future direction for the school and decides how the school’s budget should be managed. It makes decisions on matters such as self-evaluation, performance targets, school policies, admissions and the school’s development plan.

Puttenham school’s governing body is made up of parents, school staff, church and local authority representatives. Our chair of governors is Mrs Anissa Pieterse.

**To contact Puttenham governing body please leave an envelope marked ‘For the attention of the Chair of Governors’ at the school office.

Parents’ views are welcome either by contacting the governing body, through our annual survey or through Ofsted Parent View

Meeting Attendance 2017-2018

Register of interests 2018-2019


Our Governors

IMG_2235Anna De Filippis (Headteacher)  (Appointed September 2017)

I have been the Headteacher at Puttenham CofE Infant School since September 2017. It is a privilege to be the Head of this lovely, village school. Prior to this I taught at Chilworth Infant School and St Edmund’s Primary School. I have been teaching for many years mainly in Reception or KS1 classes.

When I am not at school I enjoy reading, tennis and singing! I am a member of the Royal Surrey Choir. We perform at least twice a year at Holy Trinity Church in aid of The Fountain Centre at the hospital.

APAnissa Pieterse (Chair of Governors, Child Protection, Safeguarding and SEND)  (Parent Governor, Term of Office January 2016-January 2020)

I have been a Puttenham parent since September 2013, a parent governor since February 2016 and Chair of Governors from September 2018.

The youngest of my three children is a Year 1 Rabbit and the older two are now at Waverley Abbey.

In addition to my full-time role of ‘mum’, I also work part-time as an accountant and tax specialist.

I can often be found at Forest School on Friday mornings. 

DCDavid Cassar  (Foundation Governor, Term of Office 8th July 2015 – 7th July 2019)

I have lived in Puttenham for over 10 years and am a committed member of the community, supporting many causes throughout the village. I have been a governor for 3 years and am a former parent at the school. I recently stepped down as the Chair of the governing body, having held the position for the past 2 years.

Awaiting photo imageStephen Thatcher (Rector)  (Appointed 22nd March 2018)

MJMaranda Jones (Vice-Chair)  (Foundation Governor, Term of Office 19th October 2017 – 18th October 2021)

I am an ex-Primary School teacher whose two daughters have both attended Puttenham School in recent years.  I was actively involved in the PSA while I was at the school, so am currently the Governor / PSA link and am also the governor responsible for Literacy.  I live in the village very close to the school.

SWSarah Webster  (Foundation Governor, Term of Office January 2016-2020)

I am churchwarden of the parish and on the parochial church council. I am one of the foundation governors.

CMCatherine Morgan  (Parent Governor, Term of Office 23rd March 2017 – 22nd March 2021)

I am a Parent Governor of the school. My son William in in Otters, Year 2 and I have a 4 year old son at home. Maths is my subject area within the governing body, and I am a Chartered Accountant by training.

ACAdam Calver  (Foundation Governor, Term of Office 23rd March 2017 – 22nd March 2021)

I’m Adam Calver, one of the foundation governors. I’ve lived in Puttenham for 7 years with my wife Caroline (who teaches at school) and daughters Betsy (who has been a pupil at Puttenham) and Hettie (who hopefully will be a pupil in the future!) I work in finance, and am a chartered management accountant by trade. As a governor, I have a particular focus on the resources and head teacher review committees.

LYLiz Yule  (Foundation Governor, Term of Office 19th October 2017 – 18th October 2021)

I live locally with my husband Will and our two children, Alice and Archie. I have 20 years teaching experience with a specialism in the Visual Arts. At Puttenham my area to oversee is the Early Years.


Wendy Hazzard  (Clerk to governors, appointed September 2016)



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