Our Governors

What do the Action Group do…?

The Action Group have an interest in the role of schools in their community and want to make a positive contribution to their success, improving the educational standards and achievement of their pupils.

The main roles of governors are:

To provide a strategic view of the school’s aims and vision:

The governing body has important powers and duties but are volunteers with limited time and resources. It therefore focuses on where it can add value and help the school’s strategy for improvement so that pupils learn most effectively and achieve the highest standards. The governing body should help set, and keep under review, the broad framework within which the headteacher and staff run the school. In all its work, the governing body focuses on the key issues of raising standards of achievement, establishing high expectations and promoting effective teaching and learning.

To act as a critical friend to the school:

The governing body also provides the headteacher and staff with support, advice and information, drawing on governors’ knowledge and experience. In these ways the governing body acts as a critical friend to the school. Critical in the sense of its responsibility for monitoring and evaluating the school’s effectiveness, asking challenging questions and encouraging improvement. The governing body exists to promote the interests of the school and its pupils.

To ensure accountability:

The governing body is responsible for ensuring good quality education in the school. The headteacher and staff report to the governing body on the school’s performance. The governing body does not always agree to every decision of the headteacher but seeks justification by discussion, questions and refining proposals whilst always respecting the professional roles of the headteacher and other staff and their responsibilities for the management of the school. In its turn, the governing body answers for its actions to parents and the wider community for the school’s overall performance.

The Action Group


The Action Group

Chair of Action Group

Mark Burnett



Luigi Leccacorvi

SDBE Mat Education Partner

Chair of Governors Fr Alan Bayes Chair of Finance / Raising Standards /  Pay and Personell
Foundation Governor Vincent Atigla Raising Standards/RE/RSE
Co-opted Governor Lucasta Grayson Safeguarding
Head of School Claudette Green
Clerk to the Governing Body


 Pecuniary Interests


Governor Name  Governing Body role Appointment to Governing Body Name / Nature of Business interest Declaration of Interest Governance roles in other schools Governing Body attendance

Fr Alan Bayes


Chair of Governors

Chair of Finance Committee

Raising Standards / Pay & Personnel Committees

Religious Education/Science

June 2019

Elected Chair of Governors


  Chaplain of Whitgift School    

Fr Andrew Bishop

Ex Officio

Christian Vision/Ethos   None /    

Vincent Atigla

Foundation Governor

Raising Standards/ RE/RSE June 2019 None /    

Lucasta Grayson

Co opted Governor

Safeguarding November 2020 None /    

Local Authority

Rochelle Thomas


Finance/Raising Standards  July 2021  None          /    

Ryan Roberts

Staff Governor

Raising Standards    16/11/2017 None         /    
Clerk to the Governing Body     /  


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