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Lady Elizabeth Vallence, Chairman of Governors

The Lady Vallance, JP, PhD, DCL(Hon) is Chairman of Governors at Sutton Valence School. An academic by background, she taught at London University and was Chairman of the Institute of Education. She has sat on the boards of Aviva plc, Norwich Union plc and HMV Group and now chairs the National Autism Project.

 

Gillian Swaine BSC MED

Gillian Swaine grew up in the Welsh mining valleys and was educated at the Universities of Wales and London. She is a senior educational professional with 35 years' experience of teaching and school management in prestigious, independent, senior schools. A passionate mathematician, she has an exceptional record and is an experienced mentor with an international reputation for guiding pupils to premier university entrance. Not only is she an experienced school governor at both prep and senior level and a trained ISI inspector, Gillian is also highly skilled in whole school curriculum development, timetabling and staff development and appraisal. She is Vice-Chairman of Governors at Sutton Valence School.

 

Andrew Hutchinson

After graduating from Cambridge University with First Class Honours in Engineering Andrew joined the London office of Peat Marwick (now KPMG) and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1975. On promotion to Partner he moved to KPMG's Maidstone office before joining Sutton Valence School as Bursar in 1995. He held this post for 16 years, a period during which the School grew significantly and invested heavily in new and improved facilities. Following his retirement, he joined the Board of Governors in 2013 and is currently a member of the Finance and Buildings Committee.

 

Bruce Grindlay

Bruce Grindlay is a British organist, conductor, teacher and the current Headmaster at Sutton Valence School.

Mr Grindlay finished his schooling in Canada and studied at the Royal Canadian College of Organists as well as the Royal Conservatory of Music and the University of British Columbia. In 1988, Mr Grindlay took up an organ scholarship at Emmanuel College, Cambridge and studied with Peter Hurford.

 

As of July 2009, took on the role as Headmaster of Sutton Valence School where he has seen the School go from strength to strength.  Following regular A Level success, the School is celebrating being in the top 2% for adding academic value, this outstanding achievement is the true measure of the success of the School; not every pupil can achieve A* grades, but all can improve their chances and add value to their academic profile.

 

 

校理事会

 

校董会主席伊丽莎白·瓦伦斯女士

萨顿瓦伦斯学校校董会主席瓦伦斯女士是一名JP(太平绅士)、博士及民法荣誉博士。她拥有良好的学术背景,曾在伦敦大学任教,并担任教育学院院长。她曾在英杰华集团、诺维奇联合公司以及HMV集团任职,目前就任国家孤独症项目负责人。

吉莉安·斯温,理学学士及基础教学法硕士

吉莉安·斯温在威尔士矿山山谷内长大,曾在威尔士和伦敦大学求学。她是一名拥有35年教学及管理经验的资深的教育专家,曾在诸多负有盛名的私立中学教学身居要职。作为一名充满热情的数学家,她做出了突出的贡献,是经验丰富的国际导师,在指导学生进入一流大学学习方面享有国际声誉。她不仅是一名经验丰富的小学和中学阶段的校董事,还是一名训练有素的ISI 督察员。吉莉安擅长学校课程开发、作息制定、师资配备和评估工作,现任萨顿瓦伦斯学校的校董会副主席。

安德鲁·哈钦森

安德鲁毕业于剑桥大学,并获得了一级工程学荣誉学位。之后,他加入了毕马威会计师事务所(现在的KPMG),并于1975年成为注册会计师。在晋升为合作伙伴之前,他搬到KPMG的梅德斯通办公室,之后于1995年加入萨顿瓦伦斯学校并担任财务主管一职长达16年之久。在这段时间里,学校蓬勃发展,并在许多新建及改进设施上进行了大量投资。2013年退休后,他加入了学校校董会,目前担任学校财务及建筑委员会成员。

布鲁斯·格兰德利

布鲁斯·格兰德利是一名英国风琴演奏者、指挥家、教师,现任萨顿瓦伦斯学校校长。格兰德利先生在加拿大完成学业,而后在加拿大皇家风琴学院、皇家音乐学院和英属哥伦比亚大学继续深造。1988年,格兰德利先生获得剑桥伊曼纽尔学院风琴奖学金,师从彼得·赫尔福德。毕业后,格兰德利先生在剑桥大学获得音乐学学士学位,专业为风琴表演和亨利·珀塞尔研究。从1994年到2001年,格兰德利先生担任教堂音乐负责人及贝德福德学校校监。2001年,他在基督教会学校担任音乐总监一职。

2009年7月布鲁斯·格兰德利出任萨顿瓦伦斯学校校长,他见证着学校一步步攀越高峰。学生在A-Level考试中总能取得的稳定佳绩,体现出学校赋予学生出众的学术能力,也因此使该校成为英国排名前2%的学校。这一卓越的成绩印证了学校的成功。也许并不是每一名学生都可以取得A等级的成绩,但是每一个人在这里获得更多的机会并提升自己的学术水平。