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John Donne Primary School

John Donne Primary School

Our Governors

Our Governing Body

Chloe McCulloch


Kevin Rose

Vice chair

Ann Marie Davies

Parent Governor

Rory Dearlove

Staff Governor

Erika De Carvalho

Staff Governor

Ollie Mitwali

Community Governor

Dave Hill

Co-opted Governor

Jo Rooney



Community Governor

Members of our Academy trust are Tim Higginson, Paul Marray, Adrian Sparkes and Kevin Rose.

Trustees of our Academy trust are Tim Higginson, Alison Griffths, Eileen O'Mahony, Fleur Nieboer, Paul Bridge, Adrian Sparkes and Chloe McCulloch.


How does the schools Governing Body Work?

Every school in the UK is required by law to have an independent Governing Body that takes responsibility for overseeing the strategic direction and decisions made by each school. This Body should be made up proportionately by the various individuals who have a vested interest in the success of the school. 

Collectively, the Governing Body is legally responsible for promoting high standards of educational achievement in the school by:

  • Setting aims and objectives for the school
  • Setting the policies for achieving those aims and objectives
  • Setting the targets for achieving those aims and objectives
  • Monitoring and evaluating the progress the school is making towards achievements of its aims and objectives
  • Being a source of challenge and support to the head teachers.

The head teachers are responsible for the internal organisation, management and control of the school and the implementation of the strategy set out by the Governing Body. Details of the schools   aims and objectives can be found in the School Development Plan, which you can see by contacting the school.

The Full Governing Body collectively sets the agenda for each meeting based on the challenges anticipated by the head teachers and local and national education developments. The Body votes on the decisions the school needs to make so that it can work towards achieving its aims and objectives.

If an issue needs to be scrutinised in detail then, depending on the subject, one of committees will focus their attention on it and, depending on the issue, make a decision on behalf of the Full Governing Body. 

The Full Governing Body and both Committees will also hear from a variety of other sources. Policy documents from government and surveys that have been conducted nationally and locally are referred to. 

If you wish to contact any members of our governing body please email or telephone the school office on 0207 639 0594.

For further information about the roles and responsibilities about being a school Governor click here.