Meet the Governors

We are a friendly team of both parents, staff and community members as follows:

Julia Darbyshire – Chair and Parent Governor

As a mother of four, of whom the youngest is at Bedelsford, Julia takes a keen interest in the education and development of all children. Her work delivering contracts on large construction projects can be hectic but she enjoys seeing plans become reality!  She is proud to be part of the Local Governing Body at Bedelsford which, in collaboration with the Principal and her staff, strives to make each pupil’s school journey rich, rewarding and fulfilling.

Tammy Segala – Vice-Chair and Parent Governor 

Tammy works in Talent and Learning at BP based in Sunbury and when she’s not at work, she really enjoys cooking for family and friends and trying to stay fit.  Tammy is mum to a daughter and a son and wife to Roberto.  Her daughter is a student at Bedelsford, and Tammy is very pleased to be able to contribute to such a great school like Bedelsford as a Governor.


Amit Kohli

Amit is a local resident of Surbiton and currently plies his trade as a management consultant in the city.  He is a devoted family man and is excited to have joined the committed team here at Bedelsford, so that he can contribute to making Bedelsford the very best it can be.


Emmet Murphy

Emmet has worked in the field of SEND for just under 20 years and is currently the Vice Principal and Designated Safeguarding Lead at Dysart school, which is also part of Orchard Hill College and Academy Trust and is a school for young people with severe and complex learning difficulties.



Sylviane Wolfer – Staff Governor

With her 15 years of Swiss education and experience as Accounting, HR and Office Management Sylviane is delighted to have changed her career path and loves working with dedicated staff to make the most of every student’s ability and to reach their full potential. Sylviane feels that working with students is the most valuable rewarding enjoyable part of her professional life. Sylviane feels that her background and current role at the school bring very positive benefits for the team.


Ashley Jordan-Diaper

Ashley has taught and managed within SEN schools, FE and ISP sector for 30 years. He is an experienced Senior Manager within OHCAT supporting Post 16 Education for students with profound, complex and challenging learning difficulties and/or disabilities. He has also a been Governor of two schools providing good to outstanding education for Primary and Secondary children within complex needs.

Ashley is passionate about supporting young people with disabilities and works very closely with local disability sports organisations to provide opportunities for young people to access sport and has worked with Chelsea FC for over 20 years as part of their Foundation and Match Day Team.

He lives in Thames Ditton and has two daughters.


Julia James, Principal (Ex-Officio)





Feel free to contact any of us via the Clerk to the LGB at 

The school is truly ‘outstanding’ indeed and we don’t mean just in the sense of how Ofsted have classified it.

Parent of Year 7 child

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