Bonneville School has a Governing Body of eighteen people. We come from all walks of life and bring many different skills and experiences to the role. We are united in a desire to see the best for the school, of which we are all very proud. We passionately believe that our pupils must have the very best education and learning we can provide.

Who we are

Parent Governors – Appointed by Parents
Mark Wilson
Angie Chisholm

Staff Governors – Appointed by Staff
Dan Peacey

Co-opted Governors – Appointed by FGB
Fiona Morris (Chair of Governors)
Francesca Foliano
Simon Ungar (Vice Chair) 
Ceris Fender-Reid
Steven Blackman
Sonia Da Silva
Tricia Peters
Kate Daly

Clerk to Governors
Deidre Barry

Governor type Appointed by Name Voting rights Start date Term of office End of term of office Business/ personal interests Membership of committee Attendance for 2016/17
Headteacher FGB Andrea Parker Yes 01.09.15 n/a n/a None All FGB 3/3
Co-opted FGB Mark Wilson Yes 10.06.13 4 yrs 9.6.17 None F&R (Chair) Governance FGB 3/3
Parent Parents Angie Chisholm Yes 10.06.13 4 yrs 9.6.17   TLW FGB 3/3
Staff Staff Dan Peacey Yes 12.09.15 4 yrs 11.9.19 None TLW FGB 3/3
Co-opted FGB Fiona Morris (Chair of FGB) Yes 12.09.15 4 yrs 11.9.19 None TLW (Chair) FGB 3/3
Co-opted FGB Francesca Foliano Yes 12.09.15 4 yrs 11.9.19 None F&R FGB 1/3
Co-opted FGB Simon Ungar (Vice Chair) Yes 12.09.15 4 yrs 11.9.19 None HTPM & Pay (Chair) Governance
TLW
F&R
FGB 3/3
Co-opted FGB Ceris Fender-Reid Yes 12.09.15 4 yrs 11.9.19 None TLW FGB 3/3
Co-opted FGB Steven Blackman Yes 12.09.15 4 yrs 11.9.19 None Personnel (Chair) HTPM & Pay
Governance
FGB 1/3
Co-opted FGB Sonia Da Silva Yes 12.09.15 4 yrs 11.9.19 None Personnel FGB 2/3
Associate Member FGB Kate Daly No 05.09.16 4 yrs 05.09.20 None N/A 1/3
LA FGB Tricia Peters Yes 30.09.16 4 yrs 05.09.20 None Personnel 1/3
Previous governor in last 12 months
LA Nominated by LA/Appointed by FGA Laura McGinlay
(Chair of FGB)
Yes 31.08.14 4 yrs 30.06.16 None Governance (Chair) F&R Personnel TLW FGB 3/3
Co-opted FGB Joanna Lake Yes 12.09.15 4 yrs 30.06.16 Employment at Stone King LLP Personnel HTPM & Pay FGB 3/3
Associate Member FGB Frank Connelly
Acting Deputy
No 01.10.14 4 yrs 31.08.15 None n/a FGB 2/2 invited
Staff Staff Christine Boyle Yes 19.09.11 4 yrs 18.9.15 None TLW FGB 3/3
LA FGB Tim Hayter Yes 12.09.05 10 yrs 12.09.15 None F&R 2/2
Community Governor FGB Richard Lane Yes 11.11.12 3 yrs 11.11.15 None TLW
HTPM & Pay
1/3
Headteacher FGB Julie Hillman Yes 01.04.14 1 yr 31.08.15 None All 2/2
Co-opted FGB Sonia Gordon Yes 12.09.15 4 yrs 11.9.19 None TLW FGB 2/3
Members of the Governing Body can be contacted via the School Office:
(T) 020 8673 1183
(F) 020 8673 8522
(E) admin@bonneville-primary.lambeth.sch.uk

What we do

Governors work as a team, in the best interests of the children and the school, to raise educational standards and ensure everyone within the school community is safe. The Headteacher is part of the team. Governors:

  • are accountable for the performance of the school to parents and the wider community
  • plan the school’s future direction
  • appoint the Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher
  • make decisions on the school’s budget and staffing structures
  • make sure the national curriculum is taught and set the Statutory Attainment Target (SATS)
  • agree policies about the way the governing body and the school work
  • decide how the school can encourage pupil’s spiritual, moral and social development
  • make sure the school provides for all its pupils, whatever their abilities and needs
  • support and challenge the Headteacher by gathering views, asking questions and deciding what’s best for the school.

How we work

The Governing Body meets once a term. We have four committees who also meet at least once a term:

  • Teaching, Learning and Wellbeing Committee (TLW) – who agree, evaluate and review all matters relating to what the pupils are taught and their progress
    View TLW terms of reference
  • Finance and Resources Committee  – who plan, evaluate and review the school budget and all matters relating to the building and grounds
    View Finance and Resources terms of reference
  • Personnel  Committee – who review all matters relating to staff and volunteers
    View Personnel terms of reference
  • Governance Committee – who consider the school’s strategic development and the impact decisions about finance and staffing have on outcomes for pupils.

Governors perform their role by:

  • Attending meetings, including participating in at least one committee
  • Receiving written briefings, reports and presentations from the Headteacher and other staff
  • Discussing and debating key issues and data
  • Visiting the school, including undertaking a specific role as a link governor
  • Meeting with parents and staff – both informally and formally
  • Undertaking regular training

Feedback from/to Parents and Pupils

We carry out an annual survey of parents and discuss the results. We provide feedback and updates to parents on the survey and other activities at consultation meetings, by letter and via the ‘Friday Flyer’. We also provide information via links to FAB. Governors also attend School Council meetings and discuss the results of pupil surveys and feedback from class teachers.

We are always keen to hear the view of parents – please feel able to tell us what you think at any time. You can contact us by:

  • Leaving a note/comment in the Parents’ Suggestion Box the school office (this is reviewed weekly by the Chair of Governors)
  • Contact us via the school office details above

There are many people involved in ensuring that our school community continues to thrive. The Governors would like to express their thanks to:

  • our pupils for all their hard work
  • our staff for their continued commitment to the school
  • our parents and carers for their support and feedback and
  • our volunteers for all the time they freely give that makes a huge difference.

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