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  • Governance

    Welcome to our Governors’ section.

     
    Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.

     

    Governors work in partnership with the Headteacher and staff to promote high standards of educational achievement and to drive the strategic direction of the school. The Governing Body is made up of parent, staff, community and local authority representatives. We welcome feedback from parents so if you have any comments, if you wish to know more or if you are interested in becoming a governor in the future, please contact the school.

     

    The Governing Body meets regularly to review the activities of the school and to consult and decide on its future direction. The Governing Body's responsibilities include:

     

    • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;

    • Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the effective and efficient performance management of staff; and

    • Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent

     

    (Governance Handbook, October 2020)

     

    In addition to the full Governing Body meetings the Governing Body delegates certain responsibilities and more detailed discussion to its three committees:

     

    • Achievement and Curriculum chaired by Ms Abigail Johnson
    • Safeguarding, Community, Ethos and Admissions chaired by Mr Mark Graham-Ozanne
    • Resources chaired by Mr Daniel Berrevoets

     

    The responsibilities of each committee are set out in the Terms of Reference which are available on request.

    Governing Body meetings are usually held in the evening. Governors regularly attend training sessions and seminars to keep up to date with changes in schools and the wider education sector. They also meet with the Head Teacher, other members of staff and pupils to find out how the school is progressing towards its targets.

     

    Minutes of the Governing Body meetings are in the school office and paper copies can be made available on request. 

     

    Membership of the school's current Governing Body is set out below:

    Name of GovernorType of GovernorAppointed byCommittees served

    Start and end of 

    term of office

    Declarations

    of interest

    Attendance in 2019/20
    Mrs Lorraine Dolan-WalshHeadteacherGoverning Board
    • Achievement and Curriculum
    • Safeguarding, Community, Ethos and Admissions
    • Resources

    Headteacher

    from 7 January 2019

    None11/11
    Dr Jonathan Roberts Co-Chair of Governors (Early Years Link Governor)Local Authority (from 1 September 2017) previously Associate Governor from 14 April 2016London Borough of Merton
    • Achievement and Curriculum
    • Safeguarding, Community, Ethos and Admissions
    1 September 2017 to 31 August 2021Serves on the advisory committee at Pen Green Nursery School and Children's Centre, Corby6/7
    Mr Mark Graham-Ozanne (Ethos Link Governor)Foundation

    Archdiocese

    of Southwark

    • Achievement and Curriculum
    • Safeguarding, Community, Ethos and Admissions (Chair)
    • Resources
    24 February 2016 to 23 February 2020None11/11
    Rev Canon John ClarkFoundation

    Archdiocese

    of Southwark

    • Safeguarding, Community, Ethos and Admissions
    12 September 2018 to 11 September 2022None4/5
    Ms Abigail JohnsonFoundation

    Archdiocese

    of Southwark

    • Achievement and Curriculum (Chair)
    23 November 2016 to 22 November 2020None0/6
    Mr Daniel Berrevoets (Health and Safety Link Governor)Associate (from 1 September 2017) previously LA governorGoverning Board
    • Resources (Chair)
    1 September 2017 to 31 August 2021None6/6
    Mr Mark CheethamParent (elected uncontested)Parents and carers at the school
    • Resources
    11 October 2017 to 10 October 2021None6/6
    Mrs Bernadette McManusParent (elected uncontested)Parents and carers at the school
    • Safeguarding, Community,Ethos and Admissions
    21 September 2018 to 20 September 2022None3/5
    Miss Tanya BastianStaffStaff of the school
    • Achievement and Curriculum
    2 October 2019 to 1 October 2020None6/6
    Ms Blon Byrne (Co-Chair of Governors and Safeguarding Link Governor)Foundation

    Archdiocese

    of Southwark

    • Safeguarding, Community, Ethos and Admissions
    3 September 2019 to 2 September 2023None4/5
    Mrs Magdalena FernandesFoundation

    Archdiocese

    of Southwark

    • Achievement and Curriculum
    26 November 2019 to 25 November 2023None4/5
    Mr David HurstFoundation

    Archdiocese

    of Southwark

    • Resources
    17 February 2020 to 16 February 2024None5/5
    Mrs Faye McGillianClerkGoverning Board
    • Achievement and Curriculum
    • Resources
    • Safeguarding, Community, Ethos and Admissions
    In post since July 2015Clerk at Ursuline High, Wimbledon11/11

     

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