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Governors' Who's Who

Composition of the Governing Body
There are 16 governors in Bishop Gilpin's governing body, 14 of whom who are elected/appointed initially for a four-year term and two of whom - the head teacher and the rector of St Mary's church - are ex-officio, that is, they have positions on the board for as long as they remain in their respective posts. The governing body must comprise the following:

  • two parents elected by the parents

  • two co-opted governors

  • one appointed by the Local Authority

  • one headteacher
  • one staff governor
  • nine Foundation governors

 

The Foundation governors comprise:

  • two appointed by the Southwark Diocesan Board of Education (SDBE)

  • five appointed by the Parochial Church Council (PCC)

  • one appointed by the Merton Deanery Synod
  • Team Rector (Vicar of St Mary’s Church)

From time to time additional associate members come to meetings to provide particular expertise. These members of the governing body are not able to vote at Main Governing Board (MGB) meetings. 

The Governors have a mix of relevant professional qualifications, in the fields of education, finance, premises and law. This combination of skills and experience enables the Governing Body collectively to implement a strong strategic direction for the school, including the review and challenge of the annual School Development Plan and school budget.

It is a requirement that schools show the following information about their Governors & Associate Governors on the website (including any who have left the governing board in the previous 12 months):

Full name
By whom the governor was appointed, and their term of office
On which committees the governor sits, whether they chair the meetings, and their attendance in the previous year
With which members of staff the governor has been allocated links
Any relevant business or pecuniary interests
Any relevant relationships with other governors or staff at the school, or with other schools 

LIST OF GOVERNORS

CHAIR
Bruce Underwood – PCC, Sept 15 - Sept 19
Committees: MGB Chair (5,6), Pay (0,0)
Links with: Matt Ball, Matt Birch, Alec Smail 
Bus/Pec interests: Awaiting 2016-17 form return
Any staff/gov relationships: Awaiting 2016-17 form return

VICE-CHAIR
Tristan Hopkinson – Parent, Nov 15 - Nov 19
Committees: MGB (6,6), Premises Chair ( , ), Commercial (6,6)
Links with: Lorraine Dolan Walsh, Matt Ball, Damian Oliver, school office staff
Bus/Pec interests: Awaiting 2016-17 form return
Any staff/gov relationships: FOBG choir with Emily Jones

GOVERNORS

Matt Ball – ex-officio, on governing board as Head Teacher
Committees: MGB (5,6), Finance (3,6), Premises ( , ), L&T (6,7), Faith Group (5,6), Pay
Links with: N/A
Bus/Pec interests: Awaiting 2016-17 form return
Any staff/gov relationships: Awaiting 2016-17 form return

Rector of St Mary's – ex-officio Foundation, on governing board as Rector
Committees: TBA - NB Post currently empty, new rector arriving November 2016
Links with: TBA
Bus/Pec interests: Awaiting 2016-17 form return
Any staff/gov relationships: Awaiting 2016-17 form return

Simon Rea – SDBE, Sept 15 - Sept 19
Committees: MGB (6,6), L&T chair (7,7), Pay ( , )
Links with: Julie Kingsley, 
Bus/Pec interests: Awaiting 2016-17 form return
Any staff/gov relationships: Awaiting 2016-17 form return

Alison McGrath – SDBE, Sept 14 - Sept 18
Committees: MGB (6,6), L&T (7,7), Admissions (5,5)
Links with: Rebecca Roach, Vanessa D'Cruz, Katrina Attwell
Bus/Pec interests: Awaiting 2016-17 form return
Any staff/gov relationships: FOBG choir with Emily Jones

Clive Gardner – PCC, April 15 - April 19
Committees: MGB (6,6), Faith Chair (6,6), Admissions (until new rector arrives) (3,5)
Links with: Flora Citron
Bus/Pec interests: Awaiting 2016-17 form return
Any staff/gov relationships: Awaiting 2016-17 form return

Sarah Amer – PCC, Sept 13 - Sept 17
Committees: MGB (5,6), L&T (6,7), Admissions Chair (4,5)
Links with: Carrie-Anne Dobinson, Charlotte Love, Emily Jones
Bus/Pec interests: Awaiting 2016-17 form return
Any staff/gov relationships: Awaiting 2016-17 form return

Sarah Gadd – PCC, Sept 15 - Sept 19
Committees: MGB (5,6), Admissions (4,5), Pay Chair ( , )
Links with: Rebecca Keenan, Emily Douthwaite
Bus/Pec interests: Awaiting 2016-17 form return
Any staff/gov relationships: Awaiting 2016-17 form return

Liz Whitson – PCC, March 15 - March 19
Committees: MGB (5,6), Finance (4,6), Commercial Chair (5,6)
Links with: Gavin Garcia, Samantha Riley
Bus/Pec interests: Awaiting 2016-17 form return
Any staff/gov relationships: Awaiting 2016-17 form return

Damian Oliver – Staff, Feb 16 - Feb 20
Committees: MGB (2,3)
Links with: Daniel the Chef
Bus/Pec interests: Awaiting 2016-17 form return
Any staff/gov relationships: Awaiting 2016-17 form return

Charlotte Edgar – Parent, July 16 - July 20
Committees: MGB (0,0), Finance (0,0), Commercial (0,0) 
Links with: Jane Bray
Bus/Pec interests: Awaiting 2016-17 form return
Any staff/gov relationships: Awaiting 2016-17 form return

Nick Donlevy – LA, Sept 16 - Sept 20
Committees: MGB (1,1), L&T (1,1)
Links with: TBA
Bus/Pec interests: Awaiting 2016-17 form return
Any staff/gov relationships: Awaiting 2016-17 form return

Henry Gibbon – Co-opted, Nov 15 - Nov 19
Committees: MGB (4,5), Finance Chair (5,6)
Links with: (none)
Bus/Pec interests: Awaiting 2016-17 form return
Any staff/gov relationships: Awaiting 2016-17 form return

TBA – Co-opted, POST CURRENTLY EMPTY
Committees: MGB,
Links with: 
Bus/Pec interests: Awaiting 2016-17 form return
Any staff/gov relationships: Awaiting 2016-17 form return

ASSOCIATE MEMBERS

Matthew Short –  June 13 - June 17
Committees: Premises ( , ), with voting rights
Links with: N/A
Bus/Pec interests: Awaiting 2016-17 form return
Any staff/gov relationships: Awaiting 2016-17 form return

Edward Boydell – Sept 16 - Sept 20
Committees: Pay ( , )
Links with: N/A
Bus/Pec interests: Awaiting 2016-17 form return
Any staff/gov relationships: Awaiting 2016-17 form return


CLERK TO THE GOVERNING BODY
Jane Long – since 2012
Committees: MGB (6,6)
Links with: N/A
Bus/Pec interests: None
Any staff/gov relationships: FOBG choir with Emily Jones

 

EX GOVERNORS
Katie Preston – Parent, July 12 - July 16
Committees: MGB (6,6), Finance (6,6), Premises Chair (6,6), Commercial (5,6)
Links with: Matt Ball, Catherine Vickers, Jane Bray
Bus/Pec interests: None
Any staff/gov relationships: FOBG choir with Emily Jones

Guy Gillon – LA, Sept 13 - Sept 16
Committees: MGB Chair (5,6)
Links with: Lorraine Dolan Walsh, Matt Birch
Bus/Pec interests: None
Any staff/gov relationships: None

Joy Murtagh – Co-opted, Mar 15 - Sept 16
Committees: MGB (4,6)
Links with: N/A
Bus/Pec interests: None
Any staff/gov relationships: None

Mary Bide – Ex-officio Foundation
Committees: MGB (1,2), Admissions (2,2)
Links with: None
Bus/Pec interests: None
Any staff/gov relationships: None

Sheelagh Mead Briggs – Staff, Feb 2013 - Feb 2016
Committees: MGB (3,3)
Links with: N/A
Bus/Pec interests: None
Any staff/gov relationships: None