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Dr Steve Ellison

Steve Ellison joined the Governing Body as a Parent Governor in 200. He stayed with the school as an LDBS appointee after both children moved on, after a happy time at St Nicholas, to secondary school and then to university.  As a Governor, he chaired the Standards committee for several years before becoming Chair of Governors in  2009. Steve is a qualified chemist, and has done and managed research, analytical and forensic chemistry, consultancy, and training, and done a stint as the laboratory computing manager. He is currently lead statistician at a large analytical chemistry organisation, and contributes to international standards for laboratory assessment and data analysis. Outside work, he is active in sports administration and coaching - his sport is Target Archery. In administration, he likes to see people properly consulted, and looks for consensus wherever possible. In education he wants to see everybody reach their potential, and believes St Nicholas is good at supporting that and always improving.


Ann Squire

I have been a governor for many years and have enjoyed every minute of it. Watching the children progress from reception through to year 6 is amazing. I used to be the literacy governor and now I have a much wider view of their education. I currently chair the Admissions Committee.  I spend a fair amount time in school, the teachers are an amazing team and make the children's learning environment, a safe and happy place. I am also able to support them in assemblies and nativities.

Nick Riley

Nick lives in Chertsey with his wife and two teenage children and was first appointed as a governor at St. Nicholas School in 2010.  He qualified with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants in 1995 and is an FCMA CGMA Fellow and currently works as a Finance Director sitting on the board of several UK companies. Nick’s interests include outdoor activities such as kayaking and mountain biking, in 2017 he climbed to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, and since 2009 he has been a youth football coach at Abbey Rangers F.C.  Nick is currently Chair of the Staffing & Pay Committee.


Robin Campbell

Robin is married to Katie, a school nurse, and has two sons, both at St NIcholas.  They have lived in Shepperton since 2010.  He is a senior auditor in a large multi-national energy company and has previously worked in management positions in large financial services institutions.  As well as risk and audit, Robin has 15 years of experience in various information technology roles.  Outside of work, Robin enjoys sport (both he and his sons are season ticket holders at Charlton Athletic) and is a minis coach at Weybridge Vandals.  Robin was appointed as a governor in March 2017 and is both the vice-chair of governors and the chair of the Resources sub-committee.


Sylvia Carter
Sylvia joined the governing body as a Foundation Governor in February 2021.  She has lived in Shepperton since 2005 and is a regular congregant at St Nicholas Church, serving on the PCC and a past Churchwarden.  Sylvia has worked in the global media industry for 30+ years and is a specialist in Operations, Project Management and both People and Systems Development.  Sylvia's interests include art, theatre, singing in local choirs and travelling the world to gain a greater understanding diverse cultures.  She is a member of the Staffing & Pay Committee.

Vicky Cunnigham

Vicky is currently studying BSc Psychology at Royal Holloway University in Egham.  She has a particular interest in Clinical and Educational Psychology with an aim to gain a place on the clinical doctorate after studying for a masters next year.  She has worked extensively with children on the Autistic Spectrum and has delivered over 55 resilience building workshops to young people.  Vicky joined the governing body as a Foundation Governor in January 2021 and looks forward to brining her unique experience and perspective to the governing body.



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