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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

NB OCT 18 - Links are being reviewed at the December 2018 MGB meeting, so none are currently shown.

CHAIR
Bruce Underwood – PCC, Sept 15 - Sept 19
Committees: MGB Chair (6,6), Pay (0,0)
Links with: TBA
Bus/Pec interests: None
Any staff/gov relationships: None

VICE-CHAIR
Charlotte Edgar – Parent, July 16 - July 20
Committees: MGB (6,6), Finance (6,6), Commercial Chair (6,6) 
Links with: TBA
Bus/Pec interests: None
Any staff/gov relationships: None

GOVERNORS

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

Mandy Hodgson, Rector of St Mary's – ex-officio Foundation, from Nov 17
Committees: MGB (5,6)
Links with: TBA
Bus/Pec interests: None
Any staff/gov relationships: None

Rod Fripp – SDBE, Sept 17 - Sept 21
Committees: MGB (3,3), Premises Chair ( , ), Commercial (2,2)
Links with: TBA
Bus/Pec interests: None
Any staff/gov relationships: None

Alison McGrath – SDBE, Sept 14 - Sept 18
Committees: MGB (6,6), L&T (7,7), Admissions (7,7)
Links with: TBA
Bus/Pec interests: None
Any staff/gov relationships: FOBG choir with Emily Jones

Clive Gardner – PCC, April 15 - April 19
Committees: MGB (5,6), Faith Chair (5,6)
Links with: TBA
Bus/Pec interests: None
Any staff/gov relationships: None

Diane Mills – PCC, Sept 17 - Sept 21
Committees: MGB (6,6), L&T ( , )
Links with: TBA
Bus/Pec interests: Board member Partec Innovation, Chair of Wimbledon and Putney Common conservators 
Any staff/gov relationships: None

Sarah Gadd – PCC, Sept 15 - Sept 19
Committees: MGB (5,6), Admissions (6,7), Pay Chair (1,1 )
Links with: TBA
Bus/Pec interests: None
Any staff/gov relationships: None

Tim Naughton – PCC, Sept 17 - Sept 21
Committees: MGB (6,6), Finance (5,5), BG School Fund - Secretary
Links with:  TBA
Bus/Pec interests: None 
Any staff/gov relationships: None

Priscilla Chadwick - Deanery Synod, April 16 - April 20
Committees: MGB (3,6)Faith ( 5,6), Pay (1,1)
Links with: TBA
Bus/Pec interests: Governor of Westminster School, Uppingham School & Harris Westminster Sixth Form Academy, Trustee of National Society Council.
Any Staff/gov relationships: None

Damian Oliver – Staff, Feb 16 - Feb 20
Committees: MGB (4,6)
Links with: TBA
Bus/Pec interests: 
Any staff/gov relationships: Staff Member

Nick Donlevy – LA, Sept 16 - Sept 20
Committees: MGB (5,6), L&T ( , )
Links with: TBA
Bus/Pec interests: None
Any staff/gov relationships: None

Bernhard Godderidge - Parent, Mar 18 - Mar 22
Committees: MGB (3,3), Premises ( , ), Commercial (1,2)
Links with: TBA
Bus/Pec interests: None
Any staff/gov relationships: None

Henry Gibbon – Co-opted, Nov 15 - Nov 19
Committees: MGB (5,6), Finance Chair (6,6), School Fund - Chair
Links with: TBA
Bus/Pec interests: None
Any staff/gov relationships: None

Sophia Gough – Co-opted, Oct 18 - Oct 22
Committees: MGB (N/A)
Links with: None
Bus/Pec interests: 
Any staff/gov relationships: Staff member

ASSOCIATE MEMBERS

Martin Long –  Sept 17 - Sept 21
Committees: Premises ( , ) with voting rights
Links with: N/A
Bus/Pec interests: Director Ashfold Management Services
Any staff/gov relationships: None


CLERK TO THE GOVERNING BODY
Kit Goldsmith – From Oct 2018
Committees: MGB (N/A)
Links with: N/A
Bus/Pec interests: None
Any staff/gov relationships: None

 

EX GOVERNORS

Tristan Hopkinson – Parent, Nov 15 - Nov 19 (Stepped down March 18)
Committees: MGB (5,6), Premises Chair ( , ), Commercial (6,6)
Links with: Lorraine Dolan Walsh, Matt Ball, Damian Oliver, school office staff
Bus/Pec interests: None
Any staff/gov relationships: FOBG choir with Emily Jones

Liz Whitson – PCC, March 15 - March 19 (Stepped down July 2018)
Committees:  Commercial (4,5)
Links with:  N/A
Bus/Pec interests: works for Life Ventures Group where another parent has controlling stake.
Any staff/gov relationships: None

Rushni Senevirathne – Co-opted, Nov17 - Nov 21 (Stepped down Oct 2018)
Committees: MGB (4,6)
Links with: None
Bus/Pec interests: 
Any staff/gov relationships: Staff member