Who we are


Jacqueline Baker - Chair of Governors

As a parent and step parent of four ranging from 27 to 18, my first experience of being a school governor was more than 20 years ago. This prompted a fascinating and rewarding experience including a decade as Chair at Whyteleafe School, attended by my two children (now in their twenties) and becoming an Advance Skills Governor and Associate Trainer with Babcock International (who deliver educational training in Surrey).

My second career after a family break developed from the huge amount I learnt from being a governor; I have run my own business supporting school and academy boards appointing heads and senior leaders. On the flip side I also work with our aspiring leaders to improve their interviewing skills, so good people can secure headships. Most recently I’ve had the unique privilege of supporting the recruitment and HR set up in a brand new school.  Aside from work I love skiing, enjoy bridge, occasionally attempt to play golf and try to keep track of the spreading family.

Jacqueline Baker - Web

Gordon Bull - Governor

I first became a parent governor in 1995. All four of my children were pupils at Warlingham from age 11 to 18. The first started in 1993 and the youngest left in 2009.

I am 59 years old, have been married to Diana for 37 years and we live locally in Sanderstead. I am a Chartered Accountant by training and am CEO at Bryden Johnson Chartered Accountants and Business Advisors in South Croydon. I am also a trained Business Coach.

Gordon Bull - Web

Simon Wermig - Governor

I am very pleased to have recently joined the governing body.  I have a long professional background within safeguarding and child protection as well as having experience in the recruitment and IT industry.

I am married with six children, the youngest of whom is currently in Year 8 at Warlingham, and I look forward to her siblings joining her in the years to come. I have a keen interest in music and the arts and greatly value these areas of the curriculum.  I am always prepared to ask the right questions, balancing holding the school to account for decision making whilst supporting and encouraging change to ensure I have a positive impact on the educational standards and wellbeing of students so that ultimately all staff and students alike exceed their potential and are valued members of the local community.

Simon Wermig - Web

Sue Woodgate - Parent Governor

I have twins in Year 8 at Warlingham and was appointed as a Parent Governor in 2016. I am looking forward to being involved and assisting in the school’s objectives to continuously improve and raise standards whilst maintaining its strong ethos.

Roles I have undertaken, whether in my career as a Chartered Accountant or voluntarily have been hands-on, often requiring attention to detail to find ways to deal with issues in a practical and beneficial manner.

Sue Woodgate - Web

Sarah Berke - Governor

I have been a parent governor for just over 6 years and I am currently chair of the Student Learning and Development committee.  My son is currently in Year 13.  I have been involved with education for most of my working life. I am currently a school teacher at a local primary school.
Prior to re-training as a teacher, I worked as a University administrator, managing and designing admissions and enrolment systems, both in this country, and in New Zealand where I lived for 10 years. I am really interested in all aspects of education especially life long learning.

Sarah Berke - Web

Fiona Doyle - Staff Governor 

I have worked at Warlingham for the past 12 years now as part of the Finance Team. I am currently Business Services Manager. My background has always been finance-based working for the Department of Health, Department of Food and Royal Bank of Scotland. 
I have a 16 year old son who has a passion for all things sporty and I myself am a Football Association Accredited coach.

Fiona Doyle - Web

Angela Smith - Staff Governor

I started as a Teaching Assistant at Warlingham School in 2013 having completed my training. Prior to joining Warlingham, I spent 28 years working as a project manager in Investment Banking in the City of London.  I have recently trained as a Learning Mentor and am currently working with students in Sharman House.

I am married and have a son aged 12 years and a daughter aged 11 years. When I am not running them around to their clubs I enjoy dancing, both ballet and tap, something I have done since the age of 4. I like to visit the Theatre when I can, catching up on the latest musicals. During school holidays my family love to travel overseas.

Angela Smith - Web

Ben Cole - Staff Governor

I started teaching at Warlingham on a full-time basis in September 2010, having completed my final PGCE placement here.  I am a teacher of Science and also a Head of House at the school, which has allowed me to gain a large amount of knowledge and experience on a pastoral level.  I have previously been a member of the School's Associate Group, which I thoroughly enjoyed.

Outside of the classroom, I am a keen footballer and run and play for an amateur club.  My interest in the sport spans to a professional level and I am an avid Tottenham Hotspur fan, trying to attend White Hart Lane as frequently as possible.  I also enjoy watching county and international cricket.

Ben Cole - Web

Nick Bradwell - Headteacher - Staff Governor

I have worked at Warlingham School since 2001, initially joining the school as Assistant Headteacher and then spending 7 years as Deputy Headteacher before being appointed Headteacher in September 2013.
Previously, I worked in a school in Dagenham for 13 years and prior to that as an Insurance Underwriter in Sheffield for 3 years. Away from school my passions are playing and watching cricket and football and walking in the beautiful hills and dales of the Peak District.

Nick Bradwell - Web

Clerk to the Governors

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