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.

Rosalind Patten

Rosalind lives in Hampton Hill with her husband and brings many skills to the LGB.  She has 30 years hands on experience caring for her own son who was blind, epileptic and had cerebral palsy.  Rosalind also has experience dealing with the education and medical services as well as both child and adult social services and the transition process.  Rosalind brings with her a wealth of health and safety experience having 11 years+ of experience working in the airline industry.  Her accumulated knowledge has helped her to understand how Health and Safety effects both the staff and pupils of Bedelsford school.

Rosalind feels that it is a privilege to be part of the local governing body of such an inspiring school.

Sue Manning

Sue is a recently retired Paediatric Physiotherapist who for over 10 years was part of the physio team at Bedelsford School before joining the community paediatric team in Richmond 12 years ago. Alongside that work at Richmond she was the physio at Shooting Star Children’s Hospices based at Shooting Star House in Hampton for 11 years until its Covid related closure in July 2020. She has been a governor at Bedelsford since 2013.

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

Information to follow.




Julia James, Principal (Ex-Officio)




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

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