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Governance & Governors

The School has charitable status (Registered Charity Number 281680). Registered Office: 30 Causton Street, London, SW1P 4AU.

The governors of the school  are the  charity’s trustees and company directors. Their role is to: 

  • make sure the charity complies with the law and its governing documents
  • acting responsibly, in the interests of the charity and its beneficiaries 
  • managing any conflicts of interest  
  • exercising reasonable care and skill – using relevant personal knowledge or taking professional advice where appropriate.


CHAIR: Tina Tietjen 


Parents and prospective parents may contact the Chair of Governors by writing to Chair, Fairley House School, 30 Causton Street, London, SW1P 4AU



 Paul Barnaby: Chair of Finance: 


Paul joined the board in 2012 and is a chartered accountant and senior manager at a global professional services organisation, specialising in auditing and financial services. Paul has led the UK learning and development function of his organisation since 2009. Paul lives in Westminster





Sarah Hamilton-Fairley


Sarah is the founder and chief executive of StartHere, a charity, founded in 1998 to fill a critical gap in the information chain between people who need help and services and the myriad organisations that provide them. The result is an easy-to-use electronic signposting system that directs people to organisations – statutory and voluntary, national and local – that can help across a broad range of social issues. It is a proven, holistic and citizen-focused solution. 

Sarah has spent twenty years working in the voluntary sector after pursuing a career as an account executive at J Walter Thomson and as a researcher and presenter for BBC Radio 4. 

In 1988, Sarah founded Whitewater – a design and communications agency producing new corporate identities, annual reports and brochures largely for not-for-profit organisations.

The premature birth of her twins, in the middle of the 1992 recession, highlighted the urgent need for a user-friendly, accessible signposting service to the wide range of help and support available. Sarah brings a founder’s passion to StartHere and a clear vision of how it should be developed to ensure that her mantra of keeping the citizen’s needs at the heart of the service is achieved.

Sarah graduated from Oxford University with a degree in English. She is a governor of Marlborough College, a trustee of the Multiple Births Foundation and a member of the Patients’ Council at the College of Medicine.




Jolyon Luke


Jolyon joined the Board of Governors in 2016.  His son Dylan attended Fairley House for 7 years from 2005 to 2012 and is now at Greenwich University reading Film and Television Production. He is a qualified lawyer, starting his career at Freshfields, and is now an investment banker specialising in advising financial institutions.  Jolyon is married to Kirsty, who runs her own Executive Search firm.  In addition to Dylan they have two other younger children and live in Holland Park.


Fiona Dixon


Fiona taught for over 13 years in West London.  Firstly, at The Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School followed by Lady Margaret School, setting up and running the Economics and Politics departments and latterly leading the Sixth Form.  She has varied experience of working with children, their families and third party agencies.  She worked as the Communications Manager for the Order of Saint Augustine in England and Scotland until 2017.   


Thomas Morrell 



Tom has recently joined the board bringing his skills and experience as a strategic marketing professional.  

He is the first board member to have attended Fairley House.  He is able to draw upon his own knowledge and understanding of dyslexia - and what that means for students. 

He grew up in North London but now lives South West in Clapham Junction.