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Meet the Governors

Our Governing Body is made up of the following:

 

  • Parent Governors who have a child at the school and are elected by other parents.
  • Staff Governors who are members of the teaching/support staff at the school and are elected by their colleagues.
  • Local Authority Governors who are appointed by the Council through the political parties.
  • Co-opted Governors who are appointed by other governors as representatives of the wider local community, as business representatives, or because of particular skills that they can bring to the governing body.

The Head Teacher is also a School Governor. In addition other members of the senior leadership team attend and act as Advisors and Associates. 

  

Co-Opted Governors

 

      Kathy MacLean (Chair of Governors)  

 

Kathy MacLean is a teacher and an educational consultant with over 30 years of experience of working  in Education. She is currently a member of staff at UCL Institute of Education where she is a Professional Tutor and Lecturer on the ITE Teach First programme. Previously Kathy was the Head of Ethnic Minority Achievement Service at Wandsworth Council. Her work included a particular focus on ensuring access to the curriculum for pupils for whom English is an additional language (EAL) and raising the attainment of Black and Minority Ethnic pupils.

 

Kathy is passionate about overcoming barriers to educational achievement and ensuring that all children are able to achieve their potential.

 

She is the Education Director on the board of the Pop Up Festival of Stories  and a volunteer tour guide for the National Trust.

 

 

 

                                 

       Marian Thompson 

 

 

Marian has worked at the school since September 1996. Since joining the school Marian has worked in many different guises, but is currently employed as the school's Parent Partnership Worker. Her role unites the school, with the parents and our children's home life. Marian is also the chair of the school PTFA.

 

 

    

 

      Brinda Granthrai    (Co-Vice Chair)        

 

 

Brinda has lived in Wandsworth for over 30 years. 

 

A desire to support a local school within her community set in motion a decision to become a Governor.

 

She is a partner at a law firm specialising in real estate and business immigration.  She is passionate about promoting high standards in all aspects of children's education, drawing on her experience as a parent and on the skills and expertise developed in her work as a solicitor.

 

 

 

 

 

Yasmin Talsi    Yasmin Talsi 

 

 

Yasmin has lived in Wandsworth her entire life and joins us with a degree in Biotechnology from the University of Nottingham as well as a qualification in sports nutrition.

 

She's currently a senior research executive within the pharmaceutical industry and has previously served as the Black and Minority Ethnic Office at her Students' Union.

 

 

  Hannah Berridge 

 

Hannah lives locally and became a school governor at Franciscan Primary School in 2018.

 

She is currently a Private Banker but previously, Hannah was a Secondary School Music Teacher for many years. Her passion for education and the local community is what drove Hannah to become a governor at FPS.

 

Hannah holds a BA (Hons) in Music from University of York and a PGCE and MEd from the University of Cambridge.

   

 

 

Local Authority 

John Locker

 

 John moved to Wandsworth 15 years ago after studying History at University. He works in the Telecommunications business as Head of Industry Engagement for Talk Talk, having previously held a number of commercial roles at BT. John is an LA governor and has previously served as a local Councillor.

 

 

Staff - vacant

 

Parent 

 

    Sarah O'Hara

 

 Sarah has been a parent of the School since September 2012 and was officially appointed as a Parent Governor in June 2019. Sarah has been an active member of the School community for several years and will continue to support the School in her new role.

 

 

 

 

Advisor to the Governing Body - vacant