Meet the Governors
Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.
Chair of Governors
I am a governor elected by the churches in the South Camden Deanery and have been Chair for the last nineteen years. I sit on the Camden Children Schools and Families Scrutiny Committee, and have also been the Vice Chair of the London Diocesan Board for Schools (the body which looks after all church schools in London) and am a director of the LDBS Academies Trust who currently look after twelve schools. I am now retired but continue to be very active. When I have time I love classic cars!
I work for a Children’s Charity in their information service team. I am a volunteer at the local scout troop at Coram’s Fields. I enjoy music, dancing and going to watch the football with my son.
Rev Jamie Haith
Jamie is the Priest-in-Charge, the vicar of our parish church, St George the Martyr in Queen Square, just at the other end of Great Ormond Street from the school.
Before returning to London in 2019 Jamie was the lead pastor of Holy Trinity Church in McLean, just outside Washington DC. (He once had lunch in the White House, but the President wasn’t home that day…)
Jamie’s other leadership roles include being the official chaplain to TV adventurer Bear Grylls and his team, as well as father to four children. (He’s not sure which of those roles is the more challenging…..)
Ms Auaujo - LDBS Foundation Governor
Dilma de Araujo is a lecturer and researcher in the special educational needs, inclusion and diversity field. She has more than ten years of experience in education. This experience gave her the opportunity to improve her linguistics skills – she speaks five languages. She holds a degree in Tourism, Business and Administration concluded in Lisbon, Portugal. She also holds a foundation degree in Accounting and a postgraduate degree in Special Education Needs and Inclusion with the main focus on behavior, motivation and interaction skills and the impact on the classroom and school environment. She is an academic judge in two international education award companies. In 2019 she was nominated for three awards for her commitment and dedication in the education field.
I am a college lecturer and moved to the UK from Canada in 2009. Our connection with this school began when my daughter started in Reception while my husband and I were doctoral students studying nearby. We loved this school and the community we found here so much that even though our jobs and our home have now taken us away from Holborn, we remain happily committed to the school and commute an hour each day to bring our three children here! As elected parent governor, I treasure the opportunity to be closely involved with a place where children feel safe and happy because of their learning, friendships, and the care of the staff.
I work alongside the school governors to provide strategic leadership and accountability for our school. I work with the governors to make decisions about balancing resources, finances and staffing. Each individual governor is a member of a governing board, which is established as a corporate body and all decisions that are made are the joint responsibility of the governing board and myself. I am responsible for the internal organisation, management and control of the school and the implementation of the strategic framework established by the governing board. We meet at least six times a year and use these opportunities to share the journey and changes that take place within school.
As an LDBS Foundation Governor I hope to help maintain the fantastic reputation and inspirational ethos of St George the Martyr by supporting the excellent staff in their work. The school already has a great range of extra curricular activities but I still hope to squeeze in a little more art, which is a great passion of mine.