Meet the Senior Management Team

We are very proud of our College, not only because of our proven track record of achieving excellent results but because of our wonderful sense of community – with teachers and students working in partnership to enable students to progress.  In short, our mission as a College is simple: learning together for success and progression.  As a specialist 16-19 provider and we pride ourselves on being able to offer our students individualised study programmes that suit each students’ needs, abilities and interests.  We want all of our students to leave College with a love of learning and as confident, well-prepared individuals ready for their next step, whatever that maybe.  

Thank you for your interest in the College.  We hope you find this website helpful in finding out more about what our successful, vibrant, learning, community has to offer you.

Emma Young, Principal

Emma has worked with the 16-19 age group and in Sixth Form Colleges for her entire teaching career.  She started as a newly qualified Geography teacher at The Sixth Form College Farnborough. During her 11 years at Farnborough she had a number of roles including being a Personal Tutor, Assistant Director of Teaching and Learning, led the College Enrichment programme and was Oxbridge Co-ordinator.  She became Assistant Principal, Curriculum and Staff Development at Esher College in 2005 and was then internally promoted to Deputy Principal in 2010.  Emma was appointed as Principal of Godalming in August 2016.  Emma works closely with the Sixth Form College Association and is the current chair of their Curriculum and Quality Committee.

Oliver Stevens, Deputy Principal

Olly is Godalming through and through, having attended the College as a student.  Olly completed his teacher training at Godalming and was subsequently appointed as a teacher of Economics in 2004.  He was then appointed to the Upper Management Team as a Senior Tutor in 2008.  He has also been a Head of Department, before he was appointed as Director of Faculty for Arts and Sciences in 2014.  Olly was then appointed Deputy Principal, Curriculum and Quality in 2019 – he is responsible for the quality of teaching and learning at the College.

Carol Horlock, Assistant Principal

Carol joined Godalming as an IT teacher in 2000 after working in industry for most of her adult life.  She became Senior Tutor in 2005 and was very quickly promoted to Assistant Principal Student and Staff Development in 2008.  She is passionate about all aspects of student support for which she has overall responsibility.  She completed a Msc in Psychology in 2020, achieving a Distinction, in order to be able to use research to support students and parents.   She is also the Designated Safeguarding Lead for the College and leads the Safeguarding Team.  

Sarah Baudains, Finance Director

Sarah was appointed Finance Director in 2019.  Sarah is a qualified accountant and has extensive experience in the financial sector having previously worked for Deloitte. Sarah also has experience of working in the public sector, having worked for Sport England before being appointed to her current post at Godalming College. Sarah is the College’s Chief Financial Officer and has responsibility for the production of the College’s financial statements, budgets and forecasts.  She also has overarching responsibility for the College Estate, including the catering service, in conjunction with the College Estates Manager.

“Students thrive in the atmosphere of industrious learning that leaders and staff have created.”

Ofsted December 2019

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