The governing body is responsible for working strategically in partnership with the headteacher and staff to identify the most important aspects of the school that need to be improved, approving plans to achieve this and ensuring pupil progress. Governors meet at least four times a year at full governing body meetings. There are two committees, which meet at least three times a year. The committees are the Effectiveness, Standards and Welfare committee (ESW), which deals with areas related to the curriculum, and the Human and Physical Resources committee (HPR), which deals with staffing and finance.

Our Governors are:

Clare Bladen: Headteacher, ESW & HPR
Joey Potgieter: Chair of Governors, Co-opted (until 31/8/19), ESW
Helen Kaufmann: Parent elected (until 4/9/20), HPR Chair
Kate Sant: Parent elected (until 20/9/22), HPR
Louise Savell: Parent elected (until 20/9/21), HPR
Rachel Goode: Co-opted (until 31/8/19, ESW chair
Joanne Hamer: Co-opted (until 20/9/19), HPR
Colin Cook:  Co-opted (until 1/3/21), HPR
Susanna Pressel:  Associate Member (until 1/3/21), ESW
Rebecca Huxley:  Vice chair, Local Authority (until 31/12/19), ESW
Robin Rogers: Associate member (until 20/9/19), ESW, full voting rights
Claudi Thomas: Associate member (until 31/8/19), ESW, full voting rights


Our Governing Body includes parent governors who are elected by parents. They are elected for 4 years and play a role in monitoring the school’s work and in the school’s development.

A list of our governors including committee membership and special responsibilities can be downloaded here:

A list of contact details for the school governors can be downloaded here:

A summary of the governors’ pecuniary interest declarations is available here:

A summary of governor training can be found here: 

Governor Vacancies

We are currently interviewing for Co-opted Governors and are running a Parent Governor Election.

Governor newsletters


Minutes of Full Governing Body Meetings





Minutes of ESW Committee Meetings





Minutes of HPR Committee Meetings






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