Multi Award winning Mainstream Dyslexia Specialist School for years 3 to 11


At Moon Hall, Reigate, our Board of Governors meet regularly to oversee the running of the School.

Berry Baker BA BSc PGCE SpLD

Appointed 28th September 2018

Berry founded Moon Hall School in 1985 and was its Head until 1993. From 1993 to 2005 she was a Governor of MHSET and Chair from 1997. In 2005 when the Trust purchased Burys Court Prep School she resigned from the Board and took on the Headship in order to convert Burys Court into what is now Moon Hall School Reigate. She was Principal of Moon Hall Schools and Head of Moon Hall School Reigate until her retirement in 2016.

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Adrian Turner (Chair of Governors)

Appointed 21st February 2019

Adrian is an independent financial advisor with a London based wealth management business. He has many years experience advising both individuals and businesses in relation to retirement provision and other aspects of financial planning.

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Elizabeth (Betsie) Fitzgibbons

Appointed 1st September 2019

Betsie joined what is now Moon Hall School Reigate as Maths Head of Department in 2006 and has seen the school develop and grow substantially over the years. During the period February 2011 to July 2013 she lived in Australia as an ex-pat, returning to teach to Moon Hall School Reigate from September 2011 to September 2016. All three of Betsie’s sons are dyslexic and attended Moon Hall School Reigate and as such she has experience of being both a teacher and a parent.

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Graham Humphries B Ed. FRSA

Appointed 3rd December 2019

I am passionate about inclusive creative Education.

I am a retired Secondary School Mathematics Teacher with just under 40 years’ experience in Comprehensive State Education with 12 years as member of the Senior Management.

I volunteer with two local Charities: Loveworks and East Surrey Night Shelter. I am also a Volunteer with Surrey Police.

I live in Reigate and have 3 adult children and 5 grandchildren one of whom is a pupil at Moon Hall Reigate. I am often in local Schools, Businesses and Churches as an Ambassador for Charity work. I am an active Fellow of the RSA whose full title is the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufacturers and Commerce whose 30,000 fellowship believe in a better world where everyone is able to participate in creating a better future through uniting people and ideas to resolve the challenges of our time.

I am a member of the Governors Academic Committee and The Safeguarding Committee.

I am a keen Gardner. I love Choral music. I was accepted by Voluntary Service Overseas to work in Sierra Leone, West Africa for a year.

I want to bring my support, enthusiasm, and dedication to Moon Hall Schools Educational Trust.

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Adam Walford

Appointed 4th June 2019

Adam is a solicitor and a partner specialising in commercial property in a well-known London law firm. His professional and business expertise, as well as enthusiasm for Moon Hall, will be of welcome value to the Board as we take the school and the Trust forward. His daughter is a pupil at Moon Hall.

Adam joined the Board in May 2019.

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Emmy Hames

Appointed 26th November 2020

I have worked within the finance industry for over 25 years, qualified in both investment management and financial regulation.  I have specialism in, and have professionally led several projects, across a range of topics, including pensions, anti-money laundering, data protection (GDPR), risk management, corporate development and restructuring. Experienced in dealing with regulators and audit processes. 

My son attends Moon Hall, and we have personally experienced the difference a supportive and understanding specialist dyslexia environment has made to our child’s progress and self-confidence.

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Oli Newhall

Appointed March 2022

Oli returned to Moon Hall in March 2022 but this time not as a student, as a Governor. Moon Hall has always held a place in Oli’s heart since he left in 2013 having achieved the grades he never thought possible. He now gets to inspire the next generation and to ensure they also feel the love and support he experienced during his 5 years with Moon Hall.

Oli has spend the last 8 years in various management positions in both retail & the automotive industry. Oli’s current role is running a successful sales team driving focus in Finance & Compliance across a large New and Used car dealership. Pulling on this experience Oli currently sits on the finance committee within the board. 

Oli fully understands that some days might be tougher than others for dyslexics but hopes that students see what he has been able to accomplish and truly believe they can do it too - BECAUSE THEY CAN!

Oli found his passion for the performing arts while at Moon Hall. He carried this love on after he left, this led him to act alongside Dame Joanna Lumley (Absolutely Fabulous) & Aidan Gillen (Game of Thones) in Toby Dye’s The Corridor which premiered at Somerset House (London) in 2016. 

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Andrew Kitley

Andrew is the Managing Director of structural engineering practice, KITALL with over 22 years of experience in construction and engineering. A leading UK entrepreneur, multiple business owner, small business investor and non-executive director. He is also the founder of The Invisible Gift Community, where he is a passionate advocate for breaking the stereotypical taboos around Neurodiversity. 

He is a Moon Hall Governor for the IT and Property Committees and feels he brings an honest business view to the table, with no fluff.

Andrew spent the early part of his life in the world of martial arts. He has dan grades in Karate, Judo and Kickboxing. He has represented England all over the world in martial arts and was entered in the Martial Hall of Fame at the age of 32.

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Alex Gear

Appointed 23rd March 2023

I have been working as a teacher since 1978. My initial roles were at secondary level where I taught English, Games, Drama and PSHE over a twenty seven year period. I was invited into the independent sector and have spent over twenty years in senior roles at prep school level. I have been a Head Teacher for seventeen of these years. As a member of the ISA I have had the honour to serve on the Executive Council and have enjoyed the roles of Chairing the Education Committee and Chair of the Association. I have also served on the ISC as a Board member.

I am very proud to be a member of the Board at MHS and am serving on the Education and Safeguarding committees. I have enjoyed a long relationship with MHS and am delighted to be able to work in supporting the aims and objectives of this wonderful school.

My personal interests revolve around a strong and passionate involvement in sport and drama. As a Lyme Regis boy a sense of the past and of place is essential to me. Yes, I am a fossil from the Jurassic Coast. I made it into the Guinness Book of World Records in 1978. I walked backwards along the sea front in Lyme Regis for twenty four hours.

I look forward with great relish to serving MHS in the years ahead.

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Lawrence Grabau

Appointed 23rd March 2023

Bio to follow.

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Moon Hall Schools Educational Trust
Moon Hall School, Reigate
Flanchford Road, Leigh, Reigate
Surrey. RH2 8RE.

Telephone: 01306 611372