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Hermitage Governors

Our Governing body works very closely with the Headteacher and the whole school community to make sure that the school is always improving.

They can be contacted via the school office.

 The Governing body meets twice a term.

 

The governing body is responsible in law for the school, but it has a strategic role and doesn’t get involved in operational matters like teaching or timetabling – these are the responsibility of the headteacher. The governing body holds the headteacher to account for her decisions by providing support and challenge, ensuring that all statutory duties are met and holding the headteacher to account for the impact of the school’s work on improving outcomes for all pupils.

 

Governing bodies have three main roles:

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

The governing body welcomes suggestions, feedback and ideas from parents/carers. If you are interested in becoming a governor, or would like to contact governors, you can write to the Chair of Governors, Polly Jones, via the School Office or by email: pjones113.211@lgflmail.org

Please click on the links below for further information:

Work of the governing body

Becoming a school governor

 

Headteacher

Name:

Sophie Alcock

Type of Governor:

Headteacher

Governor responsibility:

N/A

Time on the GB:

Since September 2021

What you do for a job and briefly what it involves:

I am the Headteacher of the school and I am in charge of making sure that everyone makes excellent progress and has a great time at school. I work with all of the staff to try to make sure that the school runs as smoothly as possible!         

What you like to do in your spare time:

In my spare time, I like going to the theatre; reading and drawing. I love travelling to other countries and taking photographs. I also run a group of Guide units in South London, where I live?, which I really enjoy. 

Chair of Governing Body

Name:

Polly Jones

Type of Governor:

Parent Governor

Governor responsibility:

Chair of governors.
Member of Resources, Teaching and Learning Committees. 
Link governor for Inclusion and SEND

Time on the GB:

Since October 2013

What you do for a job and briefly what it involves:

Director of Brick Lane Bookshop, bookseller with focus on children’s books. Freelance event organiser and consultant for overseas charity organisation.

What you like to do in your spare time:

Enjoys spending time with family, cooking, reading, swimming, walking, cultural activities. Participant on the Governor Leadership Programme; Active interest in overseas charities.

Chair of Resources Committee

Name:

Richard Tyndall

Type of Governor:

Local authority Governor

Governor responsibility:

Chair of Resources
Link governor for Finance, and Premises health and safety

Time on the GB:

Since November 2017

What you do for a job and briefly what it involves:

Freelance Consultant in local government sector

What you like to do in your spare time:

Enjoys going to the theatre, the opera, cycling, and France

Chair of Teaching and Learning Committee

Name:                           

Melissa Jorgensen

Type of Governor: Parent Governor
Governor responsibility:

Vice chair of Teaching and Learning Committee.

Member of Resources committee.

Time on the GB: Since November 2018
What you do for a job and briefly what it involves:

Full-time mum at the moment.

Previously I worked in the Aviation Industry.

What you like to do in your spare time: I enjoy Yoga and country walks and eating nice food!

Name:

Maartje Geussens

Type of Governor:

Co-opted Governor

Governor responsibility:

Member of Teaching and Learning Committee.

Member of Resources Committee.
Link governor for Modern Foreign Languages and humanities.

Time on the GB:

Since November 2017

What you do for a job and briefly what it involves:

Teacher at Francis Holland independent girls school. Second in English Department and Head of Extended Project Qualification.

What you like to do in your spare time:

Enjoys playing the guitar, creative writing and finding new places to eat.

 

Vice Chair of Pay Committee

Name:

Sayed Miah

 

Type of Governor:

Co-opted Governor

Governor responsibility:

Member of Teaching and Learning Committee.

Member of Resources Committee

Time on the GB:

Since November 2019

What you do for a job and briefly what it involves:

 Class Teacher/Technologies Lead

What you like to do in your spare time:

Keep fit and Sports - I play football. I am a Classic Car enthusiast. I enjoy cooking.

Name:                             

Kael Long    

Type of Governor:     Staff Governor
Governor responsibility:

Member of Teaching & Learning.

Time on the GB: Since November 2020
What you do for a job and briefly what it involves:

Phase Leader / Computing Coordinator

What you like to do in your spare time:                                                                                                                   

In my spare time I like to procrastinate on my allotment as well as grow the odd vegetable.

 
Name:                           

Mic Wright

Type of Governor: Parent Governor
Governor responsibility:

Member of Teaching & Learning.

Member of Resources Committee.

Time on the GB: Since March 2020
What you do for a job and briefly what it involves:

 

What you like to do in your spare time:

 

Vice Chair of Teaching and Learning Committee

Name:                           

Mamoona Ayub

Type of Governor: Parent Governor
Governor responsibility:

Member of Teaching & Learning.

Member of Resources Committee.

Time on the GB: Since March 2020
What you do for a job and briefly what it involves: I am a qualified Solicitor. Currently a Stay at home mum. Previously worked as a Welfare, Benefit and Debt Advisor.
What you like to do in your spare time: I like spending time with family, reading and crafting.

 

Name:                                                                                               Helen Donovan    
Type of Governor: Co-opted Governor
Governor responsibility:
Time on the GB: Since June 2021
What you do for a job and briefly what it involves:
What you like to do in your spare time: