Governing Body

The Governing Body has overall responsibility for the effective managing of the school. They meet several times a year under the leadership of the Chair of Governors. They are responsible for the strategic vision of the school, effective spending and play a key role in the appointment of staff, development of the premises and monitoring of standards. As well as meetings with the full board, much of the governors’ work is delegated to committees: finance, curriculum and achievement, and admissions.

The following information is listed below where relevant:

The relevant business interests of governors
Details of any other educational establishments they govern
Any relationships between school governors and members of school staff, including spouses, partners and relatives

Oratory Primary School Governors:

Fr Michael Lang, Chair of Governors
Foundation Governor, appointed by the Trustees until 31st August 2025
Responsibilities: Chair of Governors; Finance Committee; Admissions Committee (for appeals only); Link Governor for R.E. Registered interests: Director of Sacra Liturgica UK; Trustee of Oratory Primary School; Trustee of London Oratory Charity; Trustee of Friends of San Benedetto, Norcia; Trustee of London Oratory School; Trustee of The Newman Fund

Cllr Kim Taylor Smith, Vice Chair of Governors
Local Authority Governor, appointed by the Local Authority until 31st August 2026
Responsibilities: Vice Chair of Governors; Chair of the Finance Committee, Admissions Committee. Registered interests: Owner of Bowlhead Properties; Deputy Leader RBKC council

Mrs Penelope Haddon, Vice Chair of Governors
Foundation Governor, appointed by the Trustees until 31st August 2023
Responsibilities: Diversity, Equality and Inclusion; Link Governor for Governor Training. Registered interests: Director of Starlink Investments Ltd

Miss Emily Boon
Foundation Governor, appointed by the Trustees until 31st August 2026
Responsibilities: Chair of the Learning and Achievement Committee. Registered interests: None Recorded

Mr Anthony Jeffery
Foundation Governor, appointed by the Trustees until 31st August 2025
Responsibilities: Admissions Committee, Link Governor for Pupil Wellbeing (including safeguarding). Registered interests: None recorded

Mr Andrew Cusack
Foundation Governor, appointed by the Trustees until 31st August 2026
Responsibilities: Link Governor for Heath & Safety and Premises. Registered interests: None Recorded

Mrs Catherine McGinnie
Foundation Governor, appointed by the Trustees until 31st August 2023
Responsibilities: Finance Committee, Learning and Achievement Committee. Registered interests: None Recorded

Mrs Alex Yates
Foundation Governor, appointed by the Trustees until 29th November, 2026
Responsibilities: Finance Committee, Admissions Committee, SEND, EYFS, Learning and Achievement Committee. Registered interests: None Recorded

Miss Georgina Creer
Staff Governor, elected by staff until 4th October 2025
Responsibilities: Learning and Achievement Committee Registered interests: Employed by the school

Mr Patrick Alton 
Associate Member (without voting rights), appointed by governors until 4th October 2025
Registered interests: Employed by the school

Mrs Alice Steinart
Acting Headteacher (Ex Officio)
Responsibilities: Finance Committee, Learning and Achievement Committee, Admissions Committee (appeals only). Registered interests: Employed by the school; Trustee of The Newman Fund

Clerk to Governors:
Jenni Opoku-Gyimah

Past Governors during prior 12 months:

Jane Griffiths

Nathan Paine-Davey

Maya Sanbar (Parent Governor)

Alex Yates (Parent Governor)

Instrument of Governance & Standing Orders Autumn 2022 – Autumn 2023

2019-20 Oratory Meeting Attendance

2020-21 Oratory Meeting Attendance

2021-22 Oratory Meeting Attendance