Welcome to our Governing Body. Lime Tree Primary School is part of the Surbiton Education Health Trust.

The core purpose of the Governing Body is to ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction: hold the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff; oversee the financial performance of the school making sure its money is well spent.

The Governing Body is also accountable to parents and the wider community for the performance of the school and for raising its standards.

The school can have 11 governors: 

2 Parent, 1 Local Authority, 1 Staff, 1 Headteacher, 6 Foundation. We currently have 3 Foundation Governor vacancies.

The Full Governing Body meets four times a year.  There are also two sub-committees - Quality of Education and Finance & Resources - which meet at least three times a year and report in to the main meetings.

Please click on the following link to find out more about the responsibilities of each committee:

Committee Information

Should you wish to contact the Clerk of Governors with regards to a specific complaint concerning the Headteacher please use the following email address:


Please find below further details, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.


Governing Body Code of Conduct 2019-2021
Governing Body Structure 2020-2021
Governing Body Structure 2019-2020
Governing Body Declaration of Interests 2020-2021
Governing Body Declaration Of Interests 2019-2020
Governing Body Declaration of Interests 2018-2019
Statement of Behaviour 2020-2021
Attendance at Governing Body Meetings 2019-2020
Attendance at Governing Body meetings 2018-2019
Attendance at Governing Body Meetings 2017-2018
Attendance at Governing Body Meetings 2016-2017
Attendance at Committee Meetings 2019-2020
Attendance at Committee meetings 2018-2019
Janet Hilton

Janet Hilton


Interim Chair of Governors. Nominated by Local Authority.

Term of office: 01/04/2021 to 31/03/2022

Member of: Finance and Resources; Quality of Education


Samuel Nguyen Hanes


Parent Governor, self nominated, appointed by Lime Tree Governing Body

Term of office : 11/02/2021 to 10/02/2025

My background:

I am a trained economist with 13 years' experience in public policy. management consulting and business administration. I am currently the Chief Operating Officer of the innovation charity, Nesta. In a previous role, I led a number of projects in schools looking for low cost, evidence-based solutions to increase parental support, attendance and pupil attainment. In my last few roles I have attended and reported to a commercial board of directors and a charitable board of trustees.

My interests:

I grew up in a tough neighbourhood in Brixton and my first primary school was shut down by the local authority while I was in year 2. Years later, I was lucky enough to be awarded an assisted place to attend an independent secondary school. Of course, not every school can have the luxury of financial resources. Now that I have children of my own, I am passionate about making sure that they and their peers have an opportunity to be the best they can, regardless of personal circumstances.

 Member of: Finance and Resources



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Susan Anne Hawker

Headteacher, Lime Tree Primary School


Ex-officio by virtue of office as Headteacher/Principal

From: 01/09/2018


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Laura Badley

Foundation Trust Governor, Surbiton Education Health Trust


Appointed by Foundation/Trust

Term of office: 02/10/2019 to 01/10/2023

My background: I have been working in the NHS for over 12 years and am currently a Director of Operations for a London Hospital. My work has required me to oversee the operational delivery of clinical departments, including supporting clinical teams with their strategic planning, introducing new services, meeting quality and safety standards for patients and financial management. Outside of my career, I have been actively involved in a number of charities focused on developing and providing opportunities for people with disabilities.

My interests: I am passionate about supporting people to do the best they can and living healthy lives in a healthy world. I am therefore very passionate about the ethos and mission of Lime Tree and am keen to support the school to deliver this. Alongside my work and being a governor, I enjoy being active outside, swimming, sailing, walking, cycling and some yoga to relax.

How I am supporting the school: I am the lead governor for Early Years and Physical Education.

Member of: Finance and Resources (Chair); Quality of Education


Asitha Udaya Panditharatna

Foundation Trust Governor, Surbiton Education Health Trust


Appointed by Foundation/Trust

Term of office: 01/09/2020 to 31/08/2024

My background: My professional background is in leading and managing successful apprenticeships, skills and employability programmes with employers, providers and learners. I have been a board member and trustee of other organisations including the housing association, citizens advice, a refugee support organisation and a consultancy business. I am currently also a member of the Mayor of London's Skills for Londoners Task Force. I chair on behalf of the Mayor the Digital Entitlement Task and Finish Group as part of the Task Force. I am also a keen supporter of NGOs in Sri-Lanka and Bangladesh. I have lived in Kingston and Surbiton for nearly ten years.

My interests: My interests are in helping the school to develop and improve the quality of its provision and also bringing new ideas and innovations from other areas of education and industries to help the management and staff with the school development.

How I am supporting the school: I am currently the Special Education Needs liaison Governor and attend the Achievement Sub-Group and full board meetings.

Member of: Quality of Education (Chair)


Suzanne Patricia Cardillo-Zallo

Foundation Governor, Surbiton Education Health Trust,Designated Governor for Safeguarding/ Child Protection


Appointed by Foundation/Trust

Term of office: 11/02/2021 to 10/02/2025

My background:

For my day job I am a senior nurse working for the local community health organisation Your Healthcare, advising and supporting all the staff with child protection work. I am also involved in training staff and ensuring that Your Healthcare provides high quality and safe services for children and young people in Kingston. I am a member of the Kingston and Richmond Safeguarding Children Partnership and work very closely with colleagues from all organisations who work with children.

My interests:

I have 3 children of my own who have now finished education, my youngest daughter and middle son are both at university and my oldest son who has learning disability and autism lives close to us in supported living. My interests outside of work are running, yoga and walking my dog on very long hikes. Myself and my oldest son trained together and ran the 2020 virtual London Marathon last year for the charity Mencap which made me immensely proud of him. It was his first marathon. I’m also very involved with the local group of Special Olympics an organisation which supports children and adults with learning disabilities to access regular sports training and take part in competitions.

Member of: Finance and Resources


Anita Margaret Schaper

Local Authority Governor


Local Authority Governor

Achieving for Children, working on behalf of the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames Local Authority, nominated Anita Schaper as LA governor for a four year term of office, ending on 10th February 2025. This nomination is based on the recommendation of the board at Lime Tree Primary School. The board formally appointed Anita Schaper to the position of LA governor.

Term of office: 11th February 2021 to 10th February 2025

 My background and interests:

People and mental health are topics I care very much about. That's why I have studied and worked in the fields of health and occupational psychology for over 30 years. Throughout my career, I have led on various projects involving strategic planning and marketing. I have particularly enjoyed developing educational programmes and workshops, and working with various stakeholders to bring a project or plan together. As a local councillor representing Berrylands ward, I would like to bring all my skills, knowledge and experience together in the role of Governor at Lime Tree School. I am very much looking forward to the opportunities and challenges, and to work with everyone involved with the school.

Member of: Finance & Resources

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Anne-Marie McIntyre

Staff Governor, appointed by the staff of Lime Tree Primary School


Staff Governor

Term of office: 11/02/2021 to 10/02/2025

My background: 

I have worked in education for 14 years, mostly in early years and primary school settings; before that I worked in health and social care. I have supported children as a TA and ELSA (emotional literacy support assistant) and parents as a home school link/outreach worker, as well as more recently working in the school office (I am currently Receptionist at Lime Tree). I am passionate about working to support children and families to develop a lifelong love of learning. I am also the trustee of a local LGBT+ charity and lead one of our peer support projects.

My Interests:

I am interested in inclusion, diversity, mental health and wellbeing. I have two children, one approaching the end of her secondary school journey and the other in University. Spending time with them is my favourite thing to do. I’m interested in the local area and supporting the development of local community. I’m also a potter.

 Member of: Finance & Resources; Quality of Education 


Peri Williams-Ansah

Parent Governor


Elected Parent Governor, appointed by Lime Tree Governing Body

Term of office: from 08/03/2021 to 07/03/2025

My background and interests:

I’ve been working in Education for the last 15 years, I currently teach from pre-GCSE all the way through to degree level. I have also been involved in coaching basketball for over 25 years within the borough and developing grassroots and competitive programmes (nationally and regional) for a wide range of participants.

I have a good understanding of the challenges placed on education establishments to fulfil the requirements of governing bodies (local and National), learners and parents/guardians. Teaching classes in both face to face and remote learning environments has been complex for many and I hope to be able to support in this area by sharing resources and best practices that I have acquired.

I look forward to the opportunity to be more involved in the governance of the school and hope to make a positive contributions that will benefit all

Member of: Quality of Education 

Alison Watts

Clerk to the Governors

If you would like to speak to a school governor, please contact the clerk to governors by email on clerk@limetree.rbksch.org.  If you would like a response to your contact, please make sure you include your name, contact number and/or email address. Please also confirm if you are parent of a child who is currently enrolled at the school.