Meet the Governors
Kevin is an (ISC)² certified information systems security professional (CISSP) and director of a local business delivering professional services in support of regulatory standards and technology security. His family have been involved in the life of the school for more than six years. Kevin has a keen interest in education, especially for the individual, and has some background in aptitude development in the world of work. As a governor he hopes to continue supporting the school to deliver the best possible opportunities for all.
Amelia is a parent governor with two children at the school. She is a Chartered Accountant with more than 12 years’ experience in the financial and value for money audit of central government accounts. She is keen to help ensure that the highest level of education and support is available to our young people, whilst making sure that public money is spent in the most efficient ways to achieve that.
Sam is a co-opted governor with two daughters at the school. He is a civil servant of more than 15 years and specialises in developing policy and advising government Ministers on the subject of sport. He is passionate in wanting to see the school realise its full potential, and for him that means providing the very best education and learning skills for all its young pupils.
Grant Martin is Interim Chief Auditor at Monzo, a Chartered Accountant and a Certified Information Systems Auditor. He is the son of a retired headmistress and the husband of a secondary school teacher as well as the father of three young children. This means he is constantly surrounded by education. He lives in Penge and is a keen cyclist.
Michael is an educationalist, geographer and experienced school governor. He is a creative thinker, who values people who both accept and respond to the challenging demands of genuine education. He is aware of the need to provide the best possible learning environments, required by teachers, in order to stimulate student curiosity and facilitate personal progress. Michael lives locally and was co-opted onto the Poverest Board as a community governor and is now a foundation governor. He currently shares the role of vice-chair.
With over 20 years experience working within a main stream secondary school Academy Trust including a sponsored primary school, Julie has extensive working knowledge and practical experience of Human Resources, premises and facilities management, technology support, finance and administration. She is all too familiar with the challenges faced on a daily basis by staff and senior management and the important role school governors play in providing an impartial point of view, as well as invaluable support and guidance.
Sue is a co-opted governor and has over 18 years’ experience as a Headteacher in the Alternative Provision Sector of Education. She has an extensive knowledge of Primary, Secondary and Special Schools’ education, and is familiar with all the challenges faced on a daily basis by both staff and Senior Leadership Teams, as well as the importance of the role that governors play in all pupils’ outcomes. Sue is passionate about all pupils’ realising their full potential and offering opportunities for them to succeed within the education system.
Chauntelle is a co-opted governor with one daughter in the school. She is a Criminal lawyer with over 15 years experience in the Criminal Justice system. Chauntelle volunteers with an organisation that inspires students to have a career in law irrespective of their background and is a first generation graduate, therefore very passionate about the education of primary school aged children believing that children’s aspirations and belief in themselves need to be ignited from primary school age and that a quality, well rounded primary school education should be available for all. She is looking forward to supporting the school in carrying out their vision.
John is a Parent Governor with 2 children at the school. He has over 13 years’ experience operating a children’s sport and activity company along with a few nursery & pre-schools. John has an in-depth and thorough understanding of Early Years, Safeguarding and running a business within the childcare sector. He is a firm believer of the role physical activity plays in the development of children and is looking forward to working hard with his fellow governors to realise the full potential of both the school and pupils.