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 2020-21
Mother A van den Hof (appointed 11 September 2019)
Barbara Barwick (re-appointed 8 July 2020)
Karen Hunter (re-appointed 8 July 2020)
Helen Laker (re-appointed 8 July 2020)
Members who resigned
Simon Trotter (resigned September 2019)
Mike Hage (resigned 11 September 2019)
Jane Warren (resigned 14 May 2019)
Jacqueline Gray Chair from 8 July 2020
Simon Trotter Chair- (resigned 20 March 2020)
Janet Atkinson (Accounting officer)
Valliyappan Balaguru (appointed 5 June 2019)
Felix Beck (re-appointed 8 July 2020)
Jacqueline Gray (appointed 1 September 2019)
Mike Hage (appointed 20 September 2017)
Ashley Beecham (appointed 5 December 2016)
Mary Karooma-Brooker (appointed 01 January 2018)
Susan Hammond (appointed 5 June 2019)
Neil Jones (appointed 01 December 2019)
Peter Smyth (appointed 20 September 2017)
Sarah Wells (appointed 5 December 2016)
Vacant (Parent Governor x1; Trustee x1)
Trustees who resigned
Karen Hunter (Resigned 11 September 2019)
Paul Wiltshire (Resigned 1 September 2019)
Helen Laker (Resigned 11 September 2019)
Jane Warren (Resigned 14 May 2019)
Dhiru Suares (Resigned 1 September 2019)
Mother Ariadne van den Hof (Resigned 11 September 2019)
Barbara Barwick (Resigned 11 September 2019)
Ashley Beecham (Resigned 8 July 2020)
Senior Management Team
Janet Atkinson Principal and CEO
Geoff Osborne - Vice Principal
Sophie Farmer - Assistant Principal
Alex Rolfe - Assistant Principal
Natalie Osborne - Assistant Principal
Andrea Knight - Assistant Principal
Mary Obemeasor - Finance Director (Appointed 1 July 2019)
Jacqueline Takpimivbiomo - Assistant Principal (from 24 August 2020)
Kamalanadan Nagaiah - Assistant Principal (resigned 21 February 2020
Quality, Standards & Personal, Development, Behaviour & Welfare Committee :
Mike Hage (Chair), Jan Atkinson, Felix Beck, Mary Karooma-Brooker, Helen Laker, Peter Smyth, Sarah Wells
Finance, HR & General Purposes Committee:
Appan Balaguru (Chair), Jan Atkinson, Sarah Wells, Peter Smyth, Neil Jones
Audit & Risk Committee:
Sue Hammond (Chair), Jan Atkinson, Jackie Gray, Helen Laker, 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 our VLE.
You can find a copy of the Governance Handbook below as a downloadable attachment or by clicking this link.