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Governor Biographies





Mrs Nina Gambier


Mrs Gambier joined Woodlea as Headteacher in September 2022 having previously worked for six years at a local Outstanding school in Croydon, the last few as Deputy Head.  She started her teaching career in 1993 in Southwark where she worked in two schools, the latter as a senior leader before taking a break in 1999 to have her children.  Nina initially returned to teaching part time but as her children got older, returned to a full-time role taking on a senior leadership post in Croydon.


Mr Jorge Martins

Local Governor


Susie Brain

Local Governor

Susie is excited to have joined the Woodlea governing body.  She has two children at Woodlea Primary School.  Having grown up in Woldingham, she returned with her husband, James, 8 years ago.  From her professional life as a city lawyer, she brings experience of corporate governance/compliance matters.  Susie believes that a positive experience at Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 sets children up for lifelong learning.


Gary Heath

Parent Governor




Pete Mobbs

Local Governor




Nikki Bail

Parent Governor


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Nikki joined the governing team in 2021:

"I've lived in Caterham for much of my life and with two children at Woodlea, I'm keen to support the school in whatever way I can. Being a governor has educated me on a different part of school life, made me more aware of the challenges in education, and it's really rewarding to be part of a team committed to the success of the school. In my work life, I lead the People & Culture function for a tour operator, and have spent the majority of my career in retail, sales and marketing recruitment HR and management.'


Fiona Hill 

Staff Governor


Rachel Menham

Staff Governor


Rebecca Urie

Clerk to Governors