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 2019)

Governor details can be found below:

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.

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.

Catrine Rogers - Parent Governor

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.

Michelle Weiss- Henry Parent Governor

Helen Robinson Povey - Co-opted Governor

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.

Kate MacConochie - Co-Opted Governor

Ruth Hallesy - Co-Opted Governor

Lorna Taylor- Associate Governor

Carol Field - Associate Governor

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!

Tiffany White - Associate Governor

Folashade Omishola - Associate Governor

Manda George - Headteacher

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.