Our Governors

Model Code of Conduct for Governors can be found at the following link NGA-Model-Code-of-Conduct-2020

Governing Body of Torridon Primary School (Reconstituted 1st   September 2020)

Governor meeting minutes are available for inspection on request through the school office.

Governor details can be found below:

Date of Appointment: September 2018 to September 2026

I joined the Governing Body of Torridon Junior School in March 2017 and was elected Vice Chair in the following September. I welcome the amalgamation of the two schools to create Torridon Primary School and the opportunity to establish our new school as a centre of excellence for all pupils in both key stages and the continued first choice for local families. I am delighted to have been invited to continue as a Governor of Torridon Primary.

I worked for over 30 years in Local Authority Social Care and Education teams which has given me considerable experience in implementing change.  I hope to work with my fellow Governors and the school Senior Leadership Team to develop an exciting and secure environment for all our pupils, one where they are active learners and curious to find out about the world. To achieve this we will need high quality teaching delivered by our teachers and teaching assistants, active partnership with parents and carers and careful use of all our resources.

My professional experience included work with Special Education & Disability teams, and considerable experience of team, budget and buildings management.  I will put this experience to full use on behalf of all our children.

Date of Appointment: February 2021 to September 2025

 I was previously appointed as the Local Authority Governor for Torridon Infant and Nursery School in February 2017, and was asked by the Local Authority to stay on in this role for the new Primary School following amalgamation. I’ve lived in Catford since 2007 and have two young children who tend to keep me pretty busy. I work in central London as the Research and Analysis Standards Manager at the College of Policing where I manage a team of analysts, statisticians and social researchers. As the school Data Link Governor I use my professional skills to keep an eye on all aspects of our school performance data. I am also the Curriculum Link Governor where I have responsibility for looking at the schools’ approach to teaching all subjects, particularly the foundation subjects.

Date of Appointment:  September 2022 to September 2023

I have lived in South-East London all my life and lived in Catford for 15 years. I have two children who are enjoying their time at Torridon Primary School. I have been a primary teacher for almost 20 years and work in a similar school setting. I am currently on the Quality of Education and the Children and Families Sub-Committees and hopeful that my experience as a teacher and passion for ensuring that all children have a happy school experience through which they are able to achieve their best will help me to be a valuable member of the governing body.

Date of Appointment:  September 2022 to September 2026

I have lived in Catford since 2011 and have four young children, the eldest three of whom are thoroughly enjoying their time at Torridon Primary School. I am a self employed Project Manager working for law firms and financial institutions in the City. I am currently a member of the Finance and Personnel sub-committee and am actively involved in developing a new ICT strategy for the school.

Date of appointment: September 2021 to September 2025

Date of appointment: September 2019 to September 2023

Date of appointment: September 2022 to September 2026

Date of Appointment: September 2022 to September 2026

As a staff governor, I believe that I am able to offer valuable contributions to the governing body, drawing upon my knowledge of the latest educational research and my teaching experience. Throughout my career so far, I have always been determined to ensure that all children make good progress, they are successful and have the skills to follow their ambitions. As a staff governor, I am able to contribute to the strategic direction of the school, whilst always thinking about the best interest of the children.

Date of appointment: September 2019 to September 2023

I became a Torridon Governor in 2019 and am currently a member of the Children, Families & Community and Resources Committees as well as being one of two Safeguarding link Governors. I have a background in governance and have supported boards across a number of organisations including research institutions and at the BBC. I also spent a couple of years working in an all-through school in Lewisham which gave me an insight into the many challenges facing schools and hope to put this experience to good use to working with the school to make a positive difference in the lives of the pupils and their families. I’ve lived in Lewisham since 2007 and have two daughters, now in a local secondary school.

Date of appointment: September 2021 to September 2025

I joined the Torridon Governing Body as an Associate Member in September 2021 and became a full Co-Opted member in July 2022.  I took on the Chairing of the Children and Families Committee in September 2022. I am also the lead Governor for SEND and for school attendance.

I qualified as a Social Worker in 1990 and then worked in children’s services throughout my career.  I worked as the Director of Children and Families services in an inner London local authority prior to taking early retirement at the end of 2020 and had responsibility for children and families social work (including child protection, looked after children and children with disabilities), youth work and early help services, so I bring a lot of experience of staff management, budget responsibility and strategic planning.

I am deeply committed to supporting vulnerable and disadvantaged children and families to overcome adversity and injustice and to the provision of high-quality public services, including education, for everyone.

Date of appointment: September 2021 to September 2025

I am Chartered Accountant currently working in commercial finance. As a governor at Torridon Primary school I hold the position of Vice Chair for the Teaching and Learning committee. My support for the governing board helps to analyse the budget and finance areas of the school. I was raised in the local area and take interest in volunteering the community to improve opportunities for the next generation in the education sector.