Our Governing Body

Our school governors are all people who want to make a positive contribution to children’s education.

We are responsible for overseeing the strategic direction and management of the school.

We do not get involved in the day to day running of the school or its management. Our role is entirely strategic.

We keep our School Vision Statement at the heart of all that we do, including agreeing the school’s policies and our School Improvement Plan.

Newsletter to Parents and Carers (Issue-2 March 2017)

We have 3 key functions

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

We ask challenging questions of the headteacher about pupil progress and achievement, teaching and learning, safeguarding, behaviour and health and safety.

Who governors are

All governors are volunteers and are selected in different ways-determined by our Article of Government

L.A. Governor Appointed by Croydon 1
Parent governors elected by the parents 2
Staff governors elected by the staff 2
Co-opted governors appointed by the school 8
  • We work as a corporate team
  • Being a Governor involves a great deal of time and energy
  • We fulfil our role through attendance at meetings and making visits to the school
  • We meet at least 4 times a year in full governing body meetings, 3 times a year in our 3 committees plus we undertake school visits and membership of other working groups
  • In preparation for all this we need to read a great many papers and emails associated with our work
  • Governors are also expected to undertake a range of training-including initial induction and then on-going in-house and external training to keep up to date with a range of responsibilities and developments in the field of education
  • We must observe complete confidentiality when asked to do so and sign a Code of Conduct at the start of each school year
  • We recognise and value the diversity of our school family and the uniqueness of each of its members and are always interested to hear from parents, staff and members of the community via the school office
  • However, queries relating to particular pupils should always be directed to school staff first as they have procedures to deal with most matters
  • Similarly, staff should discuss matters with their line managers in the first instance
  • Governors communicate directly to parents, carers and others in the school community with termly newsletters available in print and electronic versions


Janet Nelms LA appointed, Chair
Des Ogg Co-opted Vice Chair
Clare Cranham Headteacher
Lisa Allen Staff
Oliver Anderson Co-opted
Pammy Bhambra-Kaura Co-opted
Matthew Brown Co-opted
Daniel Greenwood Co-opted
Catherine Hackett Co-opted
Kevin Morris Co-opted
Thav Nadarajah Co-opted
Fahar Rehman Co-opted
Edgar Weithers Co-opted

Membership and Attendance

Name Type of Membership Date of membership End of membership term Committee membership Meeting attendance 2016-17
Janet Nelms Local Authority and Chair 23/09/2015




Achievement and Standards, Resources 9/10


Des Ogg


Co-opted and Vice Chair 05/10/2015 04/09/2019 Resources 8/8
Clare Cranham Headteacher n/a n/a Achievement and Standards, Resources 10/10
Lisa Allen Staff 05/10/2015 04/10/2019 Achievement and Standards 5/6
Oliver Anderson Co-opted 05/10/2015 04/10/2019 Achievement and Standards 6/6
Pammy Bhambra-Kaura Co-opted 23/09/2015








Matt Brown Co-opted 05/10/2015 04/10/2019 Resources 6/8
Daniel Greenwood Co-opted 21/03/2016 20/03/2020 Resources 8/8
Catherine Hackett Co-opted 05/10/2015 04/10/2019 Achievement and Standards 6/6
Kevin Morris Co-opted 26/05/2016 25/05/2020 Achievement and Standards 4/6
Thav Nadarajah Parent 23/09/2015 22/09/2019 Achievement and Standards 5/6
Fahar Rehman Parent 23/09/2015 22/09/2019 Resources 7/8
Edgar Weithers Co-opted 23/09/2015 22/09/2019 Achievement and Standards 6/6

Register of Business Interests

Name of Governor Relevant Business Interests Any Other Educational establishment governed Relationships with the school staff including spouses, partners and relatives
Janet Nelms




Chair at St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School Bromley,

Governor at Good Shepherd Catholic Primary School new Addington

Des Ogg None


Vice Chair at Heavers Farm and Selsdon Primary Schools. Vice Chair of Schools Forum. None
Clare Cranham Headteacher None None
Lisa Allen None None None
Oliver Anderson None None None
Pammy Bhambra-Kaura None None None
Matthew Brown None None None
Daniel Greenwood None None None
Catherine Hackett None None None
Kevin Morris None None None
Thav Nadarajah None None None
Fahar Rehman None None None
Edgar Weithers None None None
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