The Board of Governors is made up of representatives from the community, parents and from College staff. They work very closely with the Principal, Jan Atkinson, and her senior leadership team to ensure that students receive a quality education in a safe and welcoming environment.
Whatever course or programme that your daughter/son undertakes at the College, we want to be sure that it is a quality experience with successful outcomes.
The Board of Governors would like to encourage you to take an active part in your child's education by ensuring that attendance is good, there is a commitment to study and that you attend parents evenings and College events.
We are sure that your experience with the College will be a positive one.
Please contact Sue Young, should you wish to get in contact with or require any further information from the Board of Governors.
Governing Body Structure 2019-20
Full Governing Body
Simon Trotter (Chair) (Member)
Karen Hunter (Member)
Barbara Barwick (Member)
Mtr Ariadne van den Hof (Member)
Helen Laker (Member)
Mary Karooma-Brooker (Parent)
Sarah Wells (Staff)
Peter Smyth (Staff)
Ashley Beecham (Staff)
Paul Wiltshire – June 2019
Dhiren Suares – September 2019
Sue Hammond – June 2019
Appan Balaguru – June 2019
Jackie Gray – July 2019 (Academy Ambassador)
Quality, Standards & Personal, Development, Behaviour & Welfare Committee :
Mike Hage (Chair), Jan Atkinson, Felix Beck, Mary Karooma-Brooker, Helen Laker, Ashley Beecham, Peter Smyth, Sarah Wells
Finance & General Purposes Committee:
Appan Balaguru (Chair), Jan Atkinson, Sarah Wells, Peter Smyth
Audit & Risk Committee:
Sue Hammond (Chair), Jan Atkinson, Jackie Gray, Helen Laker
|A-Levels / Gifted & Talented and More Able||Felix Beck|
|Art & Design||Mike Hage / Mary Karoomer -Brooker|
|Building Services||Peter Smyth|
|Childcare & Early Years||Barbara Barwick|
|Construction Trades||Peter Smyth|
|Employability / Careers||Simon Trotter / Barbara Barwick|
|Governor Training||Mike Hage|
|Hair & Beauty||Karen Hunter|
|Hospitality & Catering||Karen Hunter|
|ICT / Media|
|Inclusive Learning Curriculum / High Needs / ALS||Mike Hage|
|Mathematics & English GCSE / FS / Literacy||Dhiren Suares|
|Science / A-Level Studies||Felix Beck|
|Sport & Public Services||Barbara Barwick|
|Equality & Diversity||Mary Karooma-Brooker|
Declaration of Interests
Unless otherwise specified all governors have declared that do not have any business or financial interests.
- Mtr. Ariadne van def Hof is also a governor at Christ Church CE School, Shooters Hill.
- Sue Hammond is a Trustee at Signma Academy Trust and NCTS Academy Trust.
Governors Term Length
Governors are expected to serve a four year term, Governors are to resign before the full four year term if they so choose, Governors are also free to run for another term.
Governors are selected in accordance with DFE Academy Governance guidance. This includes appointment, peer recommendation, application or appointment via vote. Further information can be found in the terms of reference attachment below.
Governor Secure Area
Governors have access to a secure environment hosted on Firefly VLE.
You can find a copy of the Governance Handbook (March 2019) below as a downloadable attachment or by clicking this link.