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Our School Governors

In order that issues such as finance, building maintenance, staffing, pupils welfare and the monitoring of developments in the teaching curriculum are addressed, the Governing Body divides into sub-committees. Each Governor is a member of at least one of the following sub-committees:


Teaching, Learning and Assessment

(Chair: Fiona Optholt)


Finance (Chair: Simon Bradley)

Resources (Chair: Simon Bradley)
Pupils, Parents & Community (Chair: Fiona Auty)

Pay (Chair: Chris Powell)

Sub-committees

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Parent Governors are elected by parents with children at either of the Trafalgar schools, for a 4 year term.

The Staff Governor is elected by the staff of  both Trafalgar schools, for a 4 year term.

Co-opted Governors are appointed by the governing body for a 4 year term.

The LA Governor is nominated by the Local Authority  and appointed by the governing body for a 4 year term.


If you have a concern or a complaint please see our Complaints Procedure.


Name

Category of Governor

Committees


Appointed By

Date of Appointment

Term of Office

Pecuniary Interests

(Other governorship roles, relationships)

Attendance record

2017 - 2018

Jamie Allen


Deputy Headteacher of Junior School


Associate Member


TL&A


Governing Body appointment

26 September 2017

4 years

Is a member of school staff.


Newly appointed

Piers Allen

LA Governor

Resources, PPC & Pay

Governing Body  Appointment

26 September 2017

4 years

Lincoln Avenue Residents Assn, FORCE, Friends of Kneller Gardens, Richmond Health & Wellbeing Board, Twickenham & Richmond Liberal Democrats (Co-Chair)


Newly appointed

Fiona Auty

Co-Opted

PPC


Governing Body Appointment

26 September 2017

4 Years

Teddington Athletic Football Club Trustee

Twickenham School Governing Board

Newly Appointed

Simon Bradley

Co-opted

TL&A and Finance


Governing Body  Appointment

16 September 2017

4 years

Has a child who attends another school in the locality.

Is related to a member of staff

Newly appointed

Olubukola Braitwaite

Co-opted

PPC, Finance & Pay


Governing Body  Appointment

26 September 2017

4 years

Has a child who attends another school in the locality.

Newly appointed

Fiona Bricknell

Staff Governor

TL&A


Elected by staff of both schools

10 October 2017

4 years

Is a member of the school staff.

Newly appointed

Jane Burton

Co-opted

TL&A


Governing Body  Appointment

26 September 2017

4 years

Has a child who attends another school in the locality.

Is a member of the school staff

Newly appointed

François Côté

Co-opted

Resources, Finance & Pay


Governing Body  Appointment

26 September 2017

4 years

Is a parent at the Junior school

Newly appointed

Nina Ghosh

Senior Administrative Officer TJS

Associate Member

PPC

Governing Boy Appointment

27 March 2018

4 years

Is a member of the school staff.

Newly appointed

Louise Henshaw

Parent

PPC


Elected by Parents

7 November 2017

4 years

None registered

Newly appointed

Nandita Hume

SMB TJS

Associate Member

Finance &  Resources


Governing Body appointment

26 September 2017

4 years

Is a member of school staff.

Newly appointed

Parm Kundi

Parent

PPC

Elected by Parents

7 November 2017

4 years

None registered

Newly appointed

Fiona Optholt

Deputy Headteacher of Infant School

Associate Member

TL&A


Governing Body appointment

26 September 2017

4 years

Is a member of school staff.

Newly appointed

Chris Powell

Co-Opted

Finance & Pay


Governing Body appointment

26 September 2017

4 years

None registered


Newly appointed

Hannah Powles

Co-Opted

Resources


Governing Body Appointment

26 September 2017

4 years

None registered

Newly appointed

Laura Sands

SBM TIS

Associate Member

Finance & Resources


Governing Body Appointment

26 September 2017

4 years

Is a member of school staff


Newly appointed

Debra Staynes

School Secretary TIS

Associate Member

PPC


Governing Body Appointment

26 September 2017

4 years

Is a member of school staff

Newly appointed

Michelle Tempest Mitchell

Co-opted

TL&A


Governing Body appointment

27 March 2018

4 years

Is a parent at the Junior school.

Trustee of MeToo & Co.

Newly appointed

Lynne Thompson Executive Headteacher

Ex-Officio

Finance, Resources & Pay


Governing Body Appointment

26 September 2017

Is a member of school staff

Newly appointed

Past Governors


Barry Aherne

Co-opted

A & C committee

Governing Body

23 July 2015

4 years

Resigned on: 2 March 2016





Rachel Newsome

Parent

Resources


Elected by parents

18 November 2013

4 years

Resigned on: 1 July 2014




Alison Brooks

Parent

A & C committee

Elected by parents

4 June 2013

4 years

Resigned on: 17 March 2015




Lina Stathopoulou

Parent

PPC committee


Elected by parents

6 October 2011

4 years

Term of office ended on: 6 Oct 2015




Gemma Beckensale

Co-opted

PPC and Pay


Governing Body reappointment

26 March 2015

4 years

Resigned on: 28 June 2016




Cathy Bird

Co-opted

Resources and Finance


Governing Body reappointment

26 March 2015

4 years

Resigned on: 28 June 2016




Andy Brown

Parent

A & C committee

Vice Chair of Governors


Elected by parents

4 October 2012

4 years

Term of office ended on: 4 Oct 2016