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

Andrew New, Chair of Governors

Deborah Dumville, Vice Chair of Governors and Chair of Resources Committee

Anne-Marie Bahlol - Headteacher

 

Parent Governor(s)

 Katharine Pons

Rachel Sofianos

 

Local Authority Governor

Nhamo Nyakambangwe

 

Staff Governor

Carly Adkinson

 

Foundation Governors

Mtr Ariadne van den Hof (ex-Officio)

Lesley Archard (PCC)

Cheryl Raithby (PCC)

Elliott James (PCC)

Deborah Dumville (PCC)

Andrew New (SDBE)

Rev Mike Leader (SDBE)

Vacancy (PCC)

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

Positions of Responsibility: Chair of Learning & Achievement and Link Governor for RE & Collective Worship and Humanities

Relevant Business Interests: None

Other Educational Establishments Governed: Shooters Hill Sixth Form College

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 2018-September 2022

Appointing or Electing Body: Southwark Diocesan Board of Education

Committees: Learning and Achievement, Resources, Pay, Admissions 

Positions of Responsibility: Chair of Governors & Link Governor for Looked After Children, Science, Safeguarding

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: September 2018-September 2022

Appointing or Electing Body: PCC Christ Church

Committees: Resources, Pay Appeals

Positions of Responsibility: Vice-Chair of Governors, Chair of Resources Committee and Link Governor for Literacy, After-School Clubs, Website, Process 

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

Elliott James

Foundation Governor

Term of Office: September 2018-September 2022

Appointing or Electing Body: PCC Christ Church

Committees: Resources, Pay

Positions of Responsibility: Link Governor for Maths, Sports Premium, Health and 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

Rev Mike Leader

Foundation Governor

Term of Office: September 2018-September 2022

Appointing or Electing Body: Southwark Diocesan Board of Education

Committees: Resources, Pay Appeals, Admissions

Positions of Responsibility Held: Link Governor for Music, KS2 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

Cheryl Raithby

Foundation Governor

Term of Office: October 2017– October 2021

Appointing or Electing Body: PCC Christ Church

Committees Served on: Learning and Achievement, Pay Appeals

Positions of Responsibility Held: Link Governor for EYFS and KS1, Art and DT & PSHE

Relevant Business Interests: None

Other Educational Establishments Governed: James Wolfe Primary School

Details of any relationships between the Governor and members of the school staff including spouses, partners and relatives: None

Lesley Archard

Foundation Governor

Term of Office: August 2018-August 2022

Appointing or Electing Body: PCC Christ Church

Committees: Learning & Achievement, Admissions

Positions of Responsibility: Link Governor for Behaviour and Buildings & 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

Katharine Pons

Parent Governor

Term of Office: June 2016-June 2020

Appointing or Electing Body: Parents

Committees Served on: Resources

Positions of Responsibility Held: Link Governor for Special Educational Needs, 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

Nhamo Nyakambangwe

LA Governor

Term of Office: September 2018-September 2022

Appointing or Electing Body: Local Authority

Committees: Resources, Pay, Admissions

Positions of Responsibility: Link Governor for Looked After Children, Assessment and Pupil 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

Carly Adkinson

Staff Governor

Term of Office: September 2019-September 2023

Appointing or Electing Body: Staff

Committees: Learning & Achievement

Positions of Responsibility Held: Link Governor for Assessment

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

Please find below Governor attendance at Full Governing Board Meetings and Committee Meetings for the academic year 2018/19