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Governor Information

Fiona Booth

Co-opted Governor
Current term of office: 06.02.18 to 06.02.22
Chair of Achievement and Curriculum Committee
Subject link: Science

2017/18 Attendance: 16 out of 17 meetings
2018/19 Attendance: 4 out of 4 meetings

Fiona has two children at the school.  Her professional background is pharmaceutical quality management where she is primarily concerned with the suitability and effectiveness of systems and processes within research and development. Her main interests lie in the delivery of the school curriculum and the progress and achievement of pupils.

Janet Deboo

Co-opted Governor
Current term of office: 010.12.18 - 09.12.22
Committee: Pupils and Community
Subject links: Nursery/EYFS, Wellbeing
2017/18 Attendance: 10 out of 21 meetings
2018/19 Attendance: 5 out of 6 meetings

Janet was Chair of the Management Committee of the Kew Out of School Club for 6 years and is currently a Coordinator with Home-Start Richmond, supporting vulnerable families with pre-school children. She has a good knowledge of childcare services including school and related agencies, has always enjoyed collaborative working, is sensitive to the needs of others and is able to work with them to reach practical solutions to problems. Janet is keen to strengthen links with the community served by the school and to foster Darell School as the first choice school for local families.

 

Paul Gilbert / Joe Porter (Acting Headteachers)

Headteacher (since 01.09.19)
Current term of office: N/A
Headteacher is ex-officio a member of all committees except emergency committees

 

Alan Hamilton

Parent Governor
Current term of office 06.03.17 to 06.03.21
Chair of Pupils and Community Committee
Subject link: English
2017/18 Attendance: 10 out of 11 meetings
2018/19 Attendance: 3 out of 4 meetings

Alan is a parent of a child who joined Darell reception in 2016. He attended a comprehensive school and his interest in education management began while attending governing body meetings as SU president at Wadham College, Oxford. Since then, he has worked at BBC News, initially as a reporter and latterly running a small team and dealing with policy regarding accountability and transparency. He is now a freelance author and screenwriter.

 
Peter Hewer

LA Governor
Current term of office: 24.09.2019 - 23.09.2023

Vice Chair of Pupils and Community Committee

Subject link: TBC

Luke Martyr

Co-opted Governor
Current term of office: 12.12.17 to 12.12.21
Committee: Resources
Subject link: Health & Safety
2017/18 Attendance: 10 out of 10 meetings
2018/19 Attendance: 10 out of 12 meetings

Luke Martyr studied French and Russian and has lived, studied and worked in both countries. After graduating he obtained an MSc in European Real Estate, from Kingston University. He has worked as a Commercial Surveyor, a communications officer and previously founded and managed a charity/support group for young adults with MS.

Jenny Mikkelsen

Co-opted Governor (Vice Chair of Governors)
Current term of office: 08.12.15 to 08.12.19
Committee: Achievement and Curriculum 
Safeguarding Governor (lead)
Subject link: SEND and Specialist Provision
2017/18 Attendance: 17 out of 20 meetings
2018/19 Attendance: 6 out of 6 meetings

Jenny has lived and worked in Kew for thirty-five years and has been a governor at local primary schools for over twenty of those. Her particular areas of interest are English and inclusion. 

 

Wendy Pitt

Co-opted Governor

Current term of office: 20.01.19 to 19.01.23
Chair of Resources Committee
2018/19 Attendance: 9 out of 9 meetings

Jane Spencer

Co-opted Governor (Chair of Governors)
Current term of office: 11.09.18 to 10.09.22
Committee: Resources Committee
2017/18 Attendance: 16 out of 18 meetings
2018/19 Attendance: 12 out of 12 meetings

Jane has been a school governor for over 20 years in various local schools, she has a background in PR and marketing and is also a magistrate on the adult, youth and family benches in West London. Whilst being interested in all areas of the school, she has a particular interest in meeting the needs of vulnerable children and ensuring that those with special educational needs receive an equally good education.

Joanne Winship

Co-opted Governor
Current term of office: 10.12.18 - 09.12.22
Vice Chair of Achievement and Curriculum Committee
Subject link: PPG
2017/18 Attendance: 11 out of 15 meetings
2018/19 Attendance: 4 out of 4 meetings

Kate Scally

Co-opted Governor
Term of office 03.12.14 - 02.12.18
2015/16 Attendance: 10 out of 15 meetings
2016/17 Attendance: 9 out of 13 meetings
2017/18 Attendance: 0 out of 9 meetings

Toshko Botev

Co-opted Governor
Resigned 30.04.19
2018/19 Attendance: 4 out of 5 meetings

Karen Bos

Headteacher
2015/16 Attendance: 14 out of 14 meetings
2016/17 Attendance: 28 out of 31 meetings
2017/18 Attendance: 25 out of 27 meetings
2018/19 Attendance: 10 out of 11 meetings