Christ Church C of E Primary School

Christ Church C of E Primary

Meet The Governors

The Role of the Governing Body

At Christ Church the Governing Body has a key strategic leadership role to play in making sure that the School is operated as effectively as possible. Its three main core functions are based around:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the School, and its pupils, and the performance management of staff
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the School and making sure its money is well spent.

Our Mission Statement

Our vision is to be the champion of children in our care and provide the children and adults within our community with a loving, stimulating and supportive environment where they can feel safe, secure and valued as individuals. We aim to foster and nurture the Christian faith and ethos of the Church of England to enable all members of our community to develop spiritually, socially, intellectually and emotionally so that they can reach their full potential.

We aim for our children to:

  • Come to understand and apply Christian values through learning, worship, prayer and reflection
  • Become independent and confident individuals who show respect both to others and themselves as well as their environment
  • Understand their own place in God’s World and to appreciate the religious, moral and cultural traditions and different needs of others
  • Have a desire to learn new skills and experience new things so that they can reach their full potential both academically and as a ‘whole person’.

Staff, governors and parents undertake to:

  • Listen to the children and take their viewpoints into account.
  • Work as a team, showing Christian values in all that they do
  • Support the children as well as each other
  • Encourage personal growth and independence rooted in relationships
  • Accommodate each individual’s special needs
  • Provide a well-planned and well-delivered curriculum which will equip the children with knowledge, skills and understanding
  • Provide a safe environment in which children will feel respected and cared for.

Our Members

Mr Andrew New, Chair of Governors

Mtr Ariadne van den Hof, Vice Chair of Governors and Chair of Learning & Achievement Committee

Mr Luigi Leccacorvi, Headteacher

 

Parent Governor(s)

Mr Andrew Parratt

Mrs Katharine Pons

 

Local Authority Governor

Vacancy

 

Staff Governor(s)

Mrs Sarah Ling

Miss Ciara Carroll

 

Foundation Governors

Mtr Ariadne van den Hof (Ex-officio)

Mr Nhamo Nyakambangwe (PCC)

Mr Matthew Lester (PCC)

Ms Lesley Archard (PCC)

Mrs Deborah Dumville (PCC)

Ms Sue Peach (PCC)

Mr Andrew New (SDBE)

Mr Mike Leader (SDBE)

Register of Governors' Interests

Mtr Ariadne van den Hof
Foundation Governor, ex-Officio
Appointing or Electing Body: ex-Officio - Term of office started October 2011
Committees: Learning & Achievement, Faith Group
Positions of Responsibility: Vice Chair of Governing Body, Chair of Learning & Achievement and KS1
Relevant Business Interests: None
Other Educational Establishments Governed: None
Details of any relationships between the Governor and members of the school staff including spouses, partners and relatives: None

 

Sue Peach
Foundation Governor
Term of Office: April 2013-April 2017
Appointing or Electing Body: PCC Christ Church
Committees: Resources, Admissions
Positions of Responsibility: Chair of Resources, Looked After Children, Pupil Premium and Community Cohesion
Relevant Business Interests: Very minor shareholder in British Gas, Centrica, British Telecom, National Grid, Lloyds TSB
Other Educational Establishments Governed: Chair of Governors – Notre Dame RC Primary School
Details of any relationships between the Governor and members of the school staff including spouses, partners and relatives: None

 

Andrew New
Foundation Governor
Term of Office: September 2014-September 2018
Appointing or Electing Body: Southwark Diocesan Board of Education
Committees: Learning and Achievement, Resources, Pay, Admissions and Safeguarding
Positions of Responsibility: Chair of Governors
Relevant Business Interests: Employed by St John Ambulance
Other Educational Establishments Governed: None
Details of any relationships between the Governor and members of the school staff including spouses, partners and relatives: None

 

Deborah Dumville
Foundation Governor
Term of Office: July 2014-July 2018
Appointing or Electing Body: PCC Christ Church
Committees: Learning and Achievement
Positions of Responsibility: Vice Chair of Learning & Achievement, Literacy, Website and KS2
Relevant Business Interests: None
Other Educational Establishments Governed: None
Details of any relationships between the Governor and members of the school staff including spouses, partners and relatives: None

 

Rev Mike Leader
Foundation Governor
Term of Office: September 2014-September 2018
Appointing or Electing Body: Southwark Diocesan Board of Education
Committees: Learning & Achievement, Admissions
Positions of Responsibility Held: Music and Community Cohesion
Relevant Business Interests: None
Other Educational Establishments Governed: Chair of Governors - Northwood Primary School, Bexley
Details of any relationships between the Governor and members of the school staff including spouses, partners and relatives: None

 

Nhamo Nyakambangwe
Foundation Governor
Term of Office: June 2012-June 2016
Appointing or Electing Body: PCC Christ Church
Committees: Resources
Positions of Responsibility: Vice Chair of Resources, SEND, IT
Relevant Business Interests: None
Other Educational Establishments Governed: None
Details of any relationships between the Governor and members of the school staff including spouses, partners and relatives: Wife is a PaFA committee member

 

Lesley Archard
Foundation Governor
Term of Office: August 2014-August 2018
Appointing or Electing Body: PCC Christ Church
Committees: Resources, Admissions
Positions of Responsibility: Maths, Behaviour and School Site
Relevant Business Interests: None
Other Educational Establishments Governed: None
Details of any relationships between the Governor and members of the school staff including spouses, partners and relatives: None

 

Matt Lester
Foundation Governor
Term of Office: September 2014-September 2018
Appointing or Electing Body: PCC Christ Church
Committees: Resources, Pay
Positions of Responsibility: Health & Safety and Safeguarding
Relevant Business Interests: None
Other Educational Establishments Governed: None
Details of any relationships between the Governor and members of the school staff including spouses, partners and relatives: None

 

Katharine Pons
Parent Governor
Term of Office: June 2016 - June 2018
Appointing or Electing Body: Parents
Committees Served on: Resources
Positions of Responsibility Held: Modern Foreign Languages and Computing
Relevant Business Interests: None
Other Educational Establishments Governed: None
Details of any relationships between the Governor and members of the school staff including spouses, partners and relatives: None

 

Andrew Parratt
Parent Governor
Term of Office: January 2016 - Jan 2018
Appointing or Electing Body: Parents
Committees: Learning & Achievement
Positions of Responsibility: Art and Science
Relevant Business Interests: None
Other Educational Establishments Governed: None
Details of any relationships between the Governor and members of the school staff including spouses, partners and relatives: None

 

Ciara Carroll
Staff Governor
Term of Office: November 2015-October 2019
Appointing or Electing Body: Staff
Committees: Learning & Achievement
Positions of Responsibility: Humanities and PSHE
Relevant Business Interests: None
Other Educational Establishments Governed: None
Details of any relationships between the Governor and members of the school staff including spouses, partners and relatives: None

 

Sarah Ling
Co-opted Governor
Term of Office: February 2015-February 2019
Appointing or Electing Body: Governing Body
Committees: Learning & Achievement
Positions of Responsibility: Link Governor Assessment, PE and Sports Premium
Relevant Business Interests: None
Other Educational Establishments Governed: None
Details of any relationships between the Governor and members of the school staff including spouses, partners and relatives: None