Message from Howard Morris, Chair of Governors

At CFS we are very fortunate to have a strong team of committed governors with a diverse skill set, bringing relevant expertise from a wide range of sectors, including; business, law, education, building development, technology, procurement, risk and finance. I have been involved with the school from the beginning of its journey, first as a member of the project steering group in the pre-opening stage and then as Chair of Governors, once opened.

It has been a pleasure to observe how the school community has grown and flourished over the past few years, delivering a high-quality education for all pupils and achieving exceptional academic results. The governing body have an important role in setting the strategic direction for the school and we are looking forward to some exciting times ahead, with the move to our new permanent site in Cobham and our first set of GCSE and A Level results.

Governing Body of Cobham Free School Trust

Howard Morris

Chair of Governors & Member

Michaela Khatib

Founder, Governor (Executive Head)

Catherine Beddison

Safeguarding Governor & Chair of Educ. Subcommittee

Tanya Lightbody

HR Governor

Ashleigh Saunders

Careers Governor

Helen Hutton-Attenborough - Governor

Helen Hutton-Attenborough


Rob Andrews, Governor

Rob Andrews


Lauren Richardson - Governor

Lauren Richardson


Nick Cogswell

Parent Governor

Robert Staegemann - parent governor

Robert Staegemann

Parent Governor

Chris Banks


Paul Bedford


Members of Cobham Free School Trust

Julia Rangasamy

Rafil Khatib

Howard Morris

Janet Poppe

Ian Clifford

Ian Clifford

Robert Sturges - Member

Robert Sturges

Steve Heard - Member

Steve Heard

The Chair of Governors may be contacted by emailing: or by phoning the school office on 0330 330 0237. If writing by post, please address your correspondence to: Chair of Governors (Cobham Free School Trust), The Old Police Station, 89-95 Portsmouth Road, Cobham, KT11 1JJ.

Details of the Cobham Free School Trust Governance Structure, Articles of Association, Register of Members & Governors and Governors Meeting Attendance Records can be found in the Policies & Documents. Copies of Minutes can be viewed in the Company Register held in the school office.

If you are interested in becoming a governor of CFS Trust please contact the Chair of Governors by email or for advertised opportunities for governors see Current Vacancies >

Existing Governors of CFS Trust may access relevant information in the Governors Shared Folder (secure), including details of upcoming meetings, minutes, subcommittees and relevant files.