At Ewell Castle School, we have a dedicated team of staff and governors committed to achieving the best for your child. The Governors have a key role to play in the management of Ewell Castle School, by ensuring that the staff and Heads provide a rounded and comprehensive education for all pupils.

With a diverse range of professional and life experience, the Governors offer a solid backdrop to the educational provision at Ewell Castle. In challenging the School’s ideas and decisions they provide vital strategic leadership and accountability, which ensures that both our financial and educational performance remain focused.

The board of Governors is central to ensuring that key decisions about the life and running of the School are in line with its overarching vision to Inspire, Nurture and Achieve.


  • Mr C Griffith (Chair)
  • Mrs J Moran MA, HDipEd (Vice Chair)
  • Mr N Bird FGA, MIRV
  • Mr A Evans MRTPI
  • Mrs D Parker BSc, Dip SocSc (CQSW), PGCE
  • Ms L Scott ACMA, CGMA
  • Mr A Shawyer BSc, PGCE
  • Mr S Sullivan BA
  • Mr D Tucker QPM

Please see below for the Governors profiles:

Mr Colin GriffithMr Colin Griffith - Chair

Areas of responsibility: Chairman, Single Central Record, Tier 4, Finance, Strategic Planning

Initially responsible for trading and marketing of precious and base metals for Credit Suisse and Standard Bank before relocating to Dubai.  Chairman of Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange and, returning to the UK, acted as a consultant internationally.  Honorary member of the London Metal Exchange and currently a member of their Oversight Committee.  President of Kingswood Golf and Country Club.  Former pupil of Ewell Castle School and a current committee member of the Old Ewellians Association.

Jennifer MoranMrs Jennifer Moran - Vice Chair

Areas of responsibility: Vice Chair, Education

ISI (Independent Schools Inspectorate) Inspector and retired teacher.  Previously, Head of Year 6 at St George's Junior School Weybridge; Assistant Headmistress - Surbiton High School; Headmistress - Parson's Mead School, Ashtead; Head of History, Head of Performance Management and Member of The Academic Commitee - Danes Hill Preparatory School, Oxshott; Head of History - Rowan Preparatory School, Claygate; Senior Insurance Broker, Reed Stenhouse Ltd; Senior Underwriter, Guardian Insurance Company of Canada.


Mr Nigel Bird

Areas of responsibility: General

Managing Director of an antique and modern jewellery and silverware company (Searle & Co Ltd - a family business) in the City of London.  Freeman of the City of London and Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Fan Makers, member of St Mary's Church Ewell and involved with the Scouting Association.  Founder member of Ewell St Mary's Morris Men.  Former pupil of Ewell Castle School.

Mr Anthony Evans

Areas of responsibility: Planning and Building Works

Retired from Epsom and Ewell Borough Council as Design and Conservation Officer.  Chair of Malden & Coombe's Conservation Area Advisory Committee and Chair of The Kingston Society.  Parent of a former pupil.

Mrs Doreen Parker

Areas of responsibility: Child Protection and Safeguarding

Retired trainer with Children and Family training services.  Previously Training Officer, Early Years Development Officer and Senior Social Worker for The Royal Borough of Kingston Upon Thames.  Parent of a former pupil.

Ms Lisa Scott

Areas of responsibility:  Finance and Compliance

A Chartered Management Accountant with more than thirty years' finance experience within Central Government Departments. Currently working in the Government Internal Audit Agency. Lisa lives locally to Ewell and volunteered to support the School as a Governor following community work involving Ewell Castle pupils. She was very impressed with their levels of maturity and believes that the school is a centre of excellence for providing all-round development for children, as well as focussing on academic results.  

Mr Antony Shawyer

Areas of responsibility: Education, SEND, More Able Prep and Senior School

Head of Maths at a local prep school.  Previous roles include Head of Falcons Prep School and Deputy Head at Wetherby Pre Prep and Prospect House.

Mr  Sean Sullivan

Areas of responsibility: Legal

Ewell Castle School pupil (1992-1999) and Head Boy. Studied Law at St Edmund Hall, Oxford University  1999-2002.  Barrister practising from 9 Bedford Row, London from 2004 onwards.  Former Epsom & Ewell Borough Councillor. 

Mr David Tucker

Areas of responsibility: Finance and Strategic Planning

Retired as a Commander of the Metropolitan Police and a former Director of The Royal Automobile Club.  Previous Chair of Governors.


Registered office of proprietor (Governing Body): Ewell Castle School, Church Street, Ewell, Surrey, KT17 2AW

Telephone: 020 8393 1413

To write to the Chair of Governors please email