Our Governors

Model Code of Conduct for Governors can be found on NGA Model Code of Conduct 2018

Governing Body of Torridon Primary School (Reconstituted 1st   September 2018)

Governor details can be found below:

Torridon Primary School Governors Details

Governor Details and Register of Interests

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

Margaret Brightman - Chair of Governing Body, member of the Finance & Personnel and Premises and Health & Safety Committees, link Governor for Health & Safety (including staff wellbeing)

Date of Appointment: 18th September 2018

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.

Levin Wheller – Vice Chair of Governing Body

Date of Appointment: 15th February 2017

 I was 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.

Alice Fenyoe – Co-opted Governor

Date of Appointment: 18th September 2018

I joined the Governing Body of the Infants School when my daughter was in Reception in 2012. I wanted to understand more about how schools worked  and to be part of supporting our school to be the best it could be. It’s been wonderful to see the Infants & Juniors merge to create a school that will enable children to travel smoothly through it from their early years to Year 6. I had been focusing on Health, Safety and Premises but have been itching to be more involved in teaching & learning – so am now the Link Governor for SEND. I look forward to meeting some of you at drop-offs and pick-ups – please do stop to say hello!

Jonathan Waywell – Co-opted Governor

Date of Appointment: 18th September 2018

I became a Governor a number of years ago when my sons attended Torridon Infants School and have continued in this role although they have now left the school. My background is in I.T. and I have a particular interest in how technology can best support children’s learning. I am the Link Governor for Disadvantaged Pupils and keep a close eye on how the school spends its Pupil Premium Grant. I am also a member of the Teaching and Learning Committee.

Jenny Wood – Co-opted Governor

Date of Appointment: 18th September 2018

I became a Governor of the Torridon Junior School in January 2018 and have since been co-opted on to the governing body of the primary school. I am a mum of four and look forward to being a Torridon parent for the next eleven years. I have been really impressed with the creativity nurtured and opportunities provided by the school and am looking forward to supporting it through amalgamation and beyond. I am also involved in the Culverley Green Residents’ Association and am an Assistant Headteacher at a local secondary school. I am one of the link Governors for literacy and am on the Premises, Health and Safety Committee and the Finance and Personnel Committee.

Homayon Zeary – Co-opted Governor

Date of Appointment: 18th September 2018

I am very honoured to be selected as a co-opted Governor for Torridon Primary school as of September 2018. I originally joined as a parent Governor in March 2015 and my daughter is currently attending year three and has enjoyed every minute of her time at the school since joining the school nursery in 2015. I have worked at and continue to support schools for the past 20 years. Initially as network manager responsible for ICT and later on as consultant and now as a solutions provider. Over this time period, I have grown a strong passion for education and how a good quality education can change the life chances of people. Having an opportunity to actively contribute towards the development of Torridon Primary School is really inspiring & energising and I hope to be able to continue to do so for many years to come. I am a member of the Finance & Personnel as well as Premises & Health & Safety Committees. I am also the link Governor for ICT and finance. Please feel free to ask any pertinent questions if you see me at the school gates.

Nadine Bernard – Associate Governor

Date of Appointment: 1st September 2018

I am a head teacher, part of the STEP Academy Trust, with a passion for transforming the most deprived communities. I have been serving in education for over 10 years with a commitment to ensure all children succeed. I am also a mother of two amazing boys who currently attend Torridon School and have been married for 11 years. I spent a vast majority of my childhood in Lewisham and feel privileged to be able to give back and support the wellbeing of this school and most importantly the children.  My main focus as parent Governor will be Inclusion, ensuring all our children are provided with an accessible curriculum, enabling every child to thrive!

James Brown – Parent Governor

Date of Appointment: 1st September 2018

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.

Anne McCoy – Parent Governor

Date of Appointment: 1st September 2018

I became a parent Governor at Torridon Junior School in April 2017 and I am now delighted to have been elected to serve as a parent Governor for our newly amalgamated Primary School.

I have two daughters at Torridon Primary School and I have lived in our local area all my life. I work as a Community Speech and Language Therapist in the borough of Lewisham where I support adults with swallow and communication difficulties due to neurological impairments.

I feel very passionate about our school and ensuring that our children receive high quality inspiring education in a warm and nurturing environment. During the term of my Governorship, I look forward to supporting our school in its ongoing transition to becoming a strong unified community which places our children at the centre of its vision and ethos

Before joining the Governing Body, I was the trreasurer of the Torridon Parent Teacher Association and have always enjoyed participating in school events.

For the upcoming academic year, I will be the Link Governor for Numeracy and a member of both the Premises, Health and Safety Committee and the Curriculum and Standards Committee.

Richard Newsome – Staff Governor

Date of Appointment: 18th September 2018

Having worked in Lewisham schools for the last seven years, I am thrilled to now work at the newly formed Torridon Primary School as Assistant Headteacher with responsibility for Y5 and Y6. I am the staff Governor and sit on the Curriculum and Standards Committee.

C Rogers - Parent Governor

M Weiss- Henry Parent Governor

R Hallesy - Co-Opted Governor

H Robinson Povey - Co-opted Governor

M Whittaker - Co-opted Governor