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.

 Christ Church Governors Code of Conduct 2020.pdf

Our Members

Deborah Dumville, Chair of Governors

Mtr Ariadne van den Hof (ex-Officio), Vice-Chair of Governors 

Anne-Marie Bahlol - Headteacher

 

Parent Governor(s)

Rachel Sofianos

Lesley Ferdenando 

 

Local Authority Governor

Nhamo Nyakambangwe

 

Staff Governor

Sonia Powar

 

Foundation Governors

Mtr Ariadne van den Hof (ex-Officio)

Lesley Archard (PCC)

Cheryl Raithby (PCC)

Deborah Dumville (PCC)

Andrew New (SDBE)

Rev Mike Leader (SDBE)

Vacancy (PCC)

Vacancy (PCC)

 

Register of Governors' Interests

Mtr Ariadne van den Hof

Foundation Governor, Vice Chair of Governors

Term of Office: 10 March 2011 - 27 September 2022

Appointing or Electing Body: Ex-Officio 

Committees: Chair of Learning & Achievement, Early Years Foundation Stage

Positions of Responsibility: Vice Chair of Governors

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

Deborah Dumville

Foundation Governor, Chair of Governors

Term of Office: 25 September 2020 - 13 October 2022

Appointing or Electing Body: PCC Christ Church

Committees: Resources, Learning & Achievement

Positions of Responsibility: Chair of Governors, Safeguarding, English & Reading for Pleasure

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

Anne-Marie Bahlol

Headteacher

Term of Office: From 20 January 2020 to date

Appointing or Electing Body: Ex-officio

Committees:

Positions of responsibility:

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

Andrew New

Foundation Governor

Term of Office: 2 September 2014 - 27 September 2022

Appointing or Electing Body: Southwark Diocesan Board of Education

Committees: Resources, Headteacher's Performance Management, Admissions, Pay

Positions of responsibility:

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

Rev Michael Leader

Foundation Governor

Term of Office: 2 September 2014 - 27 September 2022

Appointing or Electing Body: Southwark Diocesan Board of Education

Committees: Learning & Achievement, Pay Appeals, Admissions

Positions of Responsibility Held: Pupil Premium, LAC

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: 10 October 2017– 30 September 2021

Appointing or Electing Body: PCC Christ Church

Committees Served on: Learning and Achievement, Pay Appeals

Positions of Responsibility Held: 

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: 20 August 2018 - 19 August 2022

Appointing or Electing Body: PCC Christ Church

Committees: Resources, Headteacher's Performance Management, Admissions, Pay

Positions of Responsibility: Health & Safety

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: 25 May 2018 - 24 May 2022

Appointing or Electing Body: Nominated by the Local Authority, appointed by the Governing Board

Committees: Resources

Positions of Responsibility: Special Educational Needs

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

Lesley Ferdenando

Parent Governor

Term of Office: 3 November 2020 - 2 November 2024

Appointing or Electing Body: Parents

Committees: Resources

Positions of Responsibility: GDPR

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

Rachel Sofianos

Parent governor

Term of Office: 11 August 2019 - 11 July 2023

Appointing or Electing Body: Parents

Committees: Learning & Achievement

Positions of Responsibility: Wellbeing

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

Sonia Powar

Staff Governor

Term of Office: 1 September 2021- 31 August 2025

Appointing or Electing Body: Staff

Committees: Learning & Achievement

Positions of Responsibility Held: 

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 2019/20.

 

Governor_Attendance_2019_2020.pdf