Our Current Governing Body
Governors (ID 1180)
Mrs P Sharmaheadteacher
Mrs P Sharma
Mrs Rebecca Sandersonchair of governors
Mrs Rebecca Sanderson
Chair of Governors & Finance link governor. Parent governor since 2018 and now a co-opted governor. Child in Year 4 and one who left in 2020.
Mrs Gemma Lynchvice chair of governors
Mrs Gemma LynchParent governor & Health & Safety link governor, on the Curriculum & Standards committee. I have children in Year 3 and Year 1.
Mrs Tracy Nugentparent governor
Mrs Tracy Nugent
Parent governor since January 2023. I have one child currently at the school in Year 4 and another who left for secondary school in 2022.
Mrs Amanda Matthewsstaff governor
Mrs Amanda Matthews
Higher Level Teaching Assistant at the school, staff governor since 2019.
Mrs Aileen Milnelocal authority governor
Mrs Aileen Milne
Local Authority governor since 2014. Member of Curriculum & Standards committee and Wellbeing link governor.
Mrs Ellie Adjeico-opted governor
Mrs Ellie Adjei
Co-opted governor since 2022. Two children, 3 and under. Has been a primary teacher for nearly 20 years, teaching from Reception to Year 6, in Kent and Medway. Qualified SENCO and Headteacher, currently working for Teach First in Initial Teacher Training. Assessment and Safeguarding link governor.
Mrs Jenny Harmonco-opted governor
Mrs Jenny Harmon
Co-opted governor since April 2019, with responsibilities for SEND and Curriculum & Standards. Retired teacher and experienced SENCO.
Dr Gary Parkinsonco-opted governor
Dr Gary Parkinson
Current term of office from 22nd November 2020 to 21st November 2024. Co-opted governor, chair of the Finance & Resources Committee, and liaison for Governor/Staff Development. Previous experience: joined GPPS as a parent governor in 2015, chaired various committees and acted as Vice-Chair of GPPS Governors. Employed at UCL School of Pharmacy as an Associate Professor.
Mrs Penny Spearmanco-opted governor
Mrs Penny Spearman
I am a co-opted member of the Governing Body and am linked with Early Years. I taught at the school, mainly in Key Stage 1, for 19 years until my retirement in 2018.
Under new Government legislation, all school Governing Bodies were reconstituted by September 2015. Under this legislation, the Governing Body is slimmed down, but must have the appropriate skills to fulfil the role of a Governing Body effectively. It should not be smaller than seven members and must include: at least two Parent Governors; the Headteacher; one (and only one) Staff Governor; one (and only one) Local Authority Governor. On top of the above five ‘Core Governors’, a school can appoint as many co-opted Governors as deemed necessary.
Parent Governors are elected by the parents of the school and are able to hold office for up to four years. If Parent Governor elections are to be held, all parents will be informed, invited to stand for election and able to vote.
The minutes of all Governing Body meetings are available from the school office.