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 2021.
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 2021
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 2022.
Responsibilities: Link Governor for Governor Training. Registered interests: Director of Starlink Investments Ltd

Mr Nathan Paine-Davey
Foundation Governor, appointed by the Trustees until 31st August 2022.
Responsibilities: Learning and Achievement Committee; Admissions committee; Link Governor for Inclusion. Registered interests: None Recorded

Miss Emily Boon
Foundation Governor, appointed by the Trustees until 31st August 2022.
Responsibilities: Learning and Achievement Committee. Registered interests: None Recorded

Mr Anthony Jeffery
Foundation Governor, appointed by the Trustees until 31st August 2021.
Responsibilities: Link Governor for Pupil Wellbeing (including safeguarding). Registered interests: None recorded

Mr Andrew Cusack

Foundation Governor, appointed by the Trustees until 31st August 2022
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: Link Governor for Heath & Safety and Premises. Registered interests: None Recorded

Ms Maya Sanbar
Parent Governor, appointed by the parents until 7th October 2022
Responsibilities: Link Governor for Heath & Safety and Premises. Registered interests: Trustee of Madrinha Trust

Mrs Alex Yates
Parent Governor, appointed by the parents until 7th October 2022
Responsibilities: Learning and Achievement Committee; Finance Committee. Registered interests: None Recorded

Miss Lucy Howarth
Staff Governor, elected by staff until 31st August 2024
Responsibilities: Registered interests: Employed by the school

Mrs Alice Steinart
Associate Member, appointed by governors until 10th May 2024
Responsibilities: Learning and Achievement Committee. Registered interests: Employed by the school

Mrs Jane Griffiths
Headteacher (Ex Officio)
Responsibilities: Finance Committee, Learning and Achievement Committee. Registered interests: Employed by the school; Trustee of The Newman Fund

Clerk to Governors:
Jenni Opoku-Gyimah

Past Governors during prior 12 months:

Mrs Ana Paiva
Staff Governor, resigned April 2020
Governor Attendance: 2019-20 Oratory Meeting Attendance