Our governors

Meet our Governors.

Our Governors

With the increase in statutory responsibility, the role of the School Governor is a major one and it focuses chiefly on the management and long term development of the school.

Although not directly involved in the day to day running of the school, governors along with the Head Teacher, are ultimately responsible for ensuring that the teaching and academic staff are delivering the highest standards of education to all pupils, in an inclusive, safe and friendly environment. They are also responsible for the recruitment of staff, as the school is operated on a voluntary aided basis.

Eltham Church of England School Governing body has a wide range of members who are involved in all walks of education, business and public service and these help it greatly in dealing with and carrying out all the functions required of it. Due to the high level of commitment required of all governors, it is not a role we have entered into lightly and the governors are not only committed, but enthusiastic about and interested in the school’s work.

The role of the governing body is very diverse and is responsible for reviewing everything from educational achievement across the curriculum, the Christian ethos, the school budget, to the cost of building programmes.

The governing body is required to consult with the widest possible range of stakeholders in the school—not just the staff, pupils and parents but also outside agencies, the church and local communities, in the development of and the implementation of the school’s policies.

The governors are actively involved in working with the school on building development work and are regularly involved in the development of religious education, with regular attendance at church services and the taking of assemblies.

Governors have completed a year long training course run by the Southwark Diocesan Board of Education and are regularly undertaking training courses in specialist areas of responsibility. To help understand and support the school, joint staff and governor training is undertaken on an on-going basis. Governors make regular visits to the school including visits to classrooms linked to curriculum areas.

We are actively seeking to strengthen our relationship with parents so we understand their thoughts and aspirations for their children. The school is a community in which the governors play a large but often hidden part. The Governing Body is very supportive of the school and it’s aims and ambitions.

Rupert Osborn
Chair of Governors

Meet the Governors 2018/2019

Chair of Governors
Mr Rupert OsbornCo- opted Governor
LAC Governor
Term of Office4 Years from September 2018
Declaration of pecuniary and personal interests 2018- 19
Governance Role in Other
Education Institutions:None
Name of person/business/entity in which interest is held: Xact Risk Solutions Ltd
Nature of business / interest Insurance Broker / CEO
Relationships with staff or Governors: None
Attendance in 2017/18 GB meetings: 5/5 Finance Committee: 3/5
Vice Chair
Mrs Lesley Daniell SDBE Foundation Governor
Currently Chair of Personnel Committee
Term of Office4 Years from June 2018
Declaration of pecuniary and personal interests 2018- 19
Governance Role in Other
Education Institutions:Archdeaconry Representative on the SDBE
Business interestsNone
Relationships with staff or Governors: None
Attendance in 2017/18 GB meetings: 4/5
Curriculum Committee: 2/3 Personnel Committee: 3/4

Other Governors

Rev James Bryson Foundation Governor
Term of Officeex officio incumbent
Declaration of pecuniary and personal interests 2018- 18
Governance Role in Other
Education Institutions:
Business interestsParish Priest
Relationships with staff or Governors: None
Attendance in 2017/18 GB meetings: 4/5 Faith Group meetings: 3/3
Mrs Laura CallaghanFoundation Governor PCC
Term of Office4 years from October 2018
Declaration of pecuniary and personal interests 2018- 19
Governance Role in Other
Education Institutions:None
Business interests: None
Relationships with staff or Governors: Parent
Attendance in 2017/18 GB meetings: 5/5 Personnel Committee: 1/4
Mrs Patricia Gooding Foundation Governor
Term of Office4 Years from September 2018
Declaration of pecuniary and personal interests 2018- 19
Governance Role in Other
Education Institutions:None
Name of person/business/entity in which interest is held: None
Nature of business / interest
Relationships with staff or Governors: None
Attendance in 2017/18 GB meetings: 0/5 Elected September 2018
Mr Colin MackenzieFoundation Governor PCC
Term of Office4 years from September 2017
Declaration of pecuniary and personal interests 2018- 19
Governance Role in Other
Education Institutions:None
Business interests:None
Relationships with staff or Governors: Parent
Attendance in 2017/18 GB meetings: 5/5 Finance Committee: 5/5
Mr Roger Medhurst Foundation Governor SDBE
SEND Governor
Term of Office4 years from October 2016
Declaration of pecuniary and personal interests 2018- 19
Governance Role in Other
Education Institutions:Koinonia Federation
Business interests: None
Relationships with staff or Governors: None
Attendance in 2017/18 GB meetings: 5/5
Personnel Committee: 4/4
Curriculum Committee: 4/4
Mrs Alberta RoseniorFoundation Governor PCC
Pupil Premium Governor
Term of Office4 years from July 2017
Declaration of pecuniary and personal interests 2018- 19
Governance Role in Other
Education Institutions:SDBE
Business interests: None
Relationships with staff or Governors: Grandparent
Attendance in 2017/18 GB meetings: 5/5
Curriculum Committee: 3/4
Faith Group: 4/4
Mrs Stephanie WilksSDBE Governor
Term of Office4 Years from 18 October 2018
Declaration of pecuniary and personal interests 2018- 19
Governance Role in Other
Education Institutions:None
Name of person/business/entity in which interest is held: None
Nature of business / interest
Relationships with staff or Governors: None
Attendance in 2017/18 GB meetings: 0/5 Elected September 2018
Mr Matthew BulpittExecutive Headteacher
Term of OfficeWhile in Office
Declaration of pecuniary and personal interests 2018- 19
Governance Role in Other
Education Institutions:St Alfege with St Peter's CE School
Business interests: None
Relationships with staff or Governors: None
Attendance in 2017/18 GB meetings: 5/5
Finance: Committee 5/5
Personnel Committee 4/4;
Miss Ella GardinerStaff Governor and Assistant Headteacher
Term of Office4 years from September 2017
Declaration of pecuniary and personal interests 2018- 19
Governance Role in Other
Education Institutions:None
Business interests: None
Relationships with staff or Governors: Member of staff
Attendance in 2017/18GB meetings: 5/5
Mrs Charlotte RhodesAssociate Member and Head of School
Term of Office4 years from July 2017
Declaration of pecuniary and personal interests 2018- 19
Governance Role in Other
Education Institutions:None
Business interests: None
Relationships with staff or Governors: None
Attendance in 2017/18 GB meetings: 5/5 Finance Committee: 5/5
Curriculum Committee: 4/4
Faith Committee: 4/4
Mr Edward ConwayParent Governor
Term of Office4 Years from June 2016
Declaration of pecuniary and personal interests 2018 - 19
Governance Role in Other
Education Institutions:
Business interests:
Relationships with staff or Governors: Parent
Attendance in 2017/18 GB meetings: 5/5 Personnel Committee: 3/4
Mrs Irina Jarrett-ThorpeParent Governor
Term of Office4 Years from October 2018
Declaration of pecuniary and personal interests 2018- 19
Governance Role in OtherNone
Education Institutions:None
Name of person/business/entity in which interest is held: Engineering Minds Ltd – a social enterprise that offers science and coding after-school clubs to children from South-East London
Nature of business / interest Education
Relationships with staff or Governors: None
Attendance in 2017/18 GB meetings: 0/5 Elected October 2018
Mr Peter FoyLA Governor
Currently Chair of Personnel Committee
Term of Office4 Years from July 2016
Declaration of pecuniary and personal interests 2018- 19
Governance Role in Other
Education Institutions:Inspire Academy Trust
Name of person/business/entity in which
interest is held
School Business Manager
Relationships with staff or Governors: Parent
Attendance in 2017/18 GB meetings: 5/5 Finance Committee: 3/5
Mr David MayCo-opted Governor
Chair of Finance Committee
Term of Office4 years from September 2018
Declaration of pecuniary and personal interests 2018- 19
Governance Role in Other
Education Institutions:Elected member of Greenwich Schools Forum
Name of person/business/entity in which
interest is held:
Empress Litho Limited, Director [No commercial or business interests with Eltham CE School]
Nature of business / interestPrinting company
Relationships with staff or Governors: None
Attendance in 2017/18 GB meetings: 5/5
Finance Committee: 5/5
Personnel Committee: 4/4
Mr Brian VallelyCo-opted Governor
Term of Office4 years from September 2018
Declaration of pecuniary and personal interests 2018- 19None
Governance Role in OtherOur Lady of Grace Primary School, RB Greenwich
Education Institutions:
Name of person/business/entity in which
interest is held:
None
Nature of business / interestNone
Relationships with staff or Governors: None
Attendance in 2017/18 GB meetings: 0/5
Elected September 2018