Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.
Foundation Deanery Synod Governor
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!
Local Authority Governor
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.
Foundation Ex-Officio Governor
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…..)
Foundation Diocesan Board of Education 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 behaviour, 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 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.
Professor Peter Howarth
Foundation Parochial Church Council Governor
I teach in the School of English and Drama at Queen Mary, University of London. I’m also an assistant curate at St George the Martyr church in Queen Square, and a parent of two St George’s children. Having seen them grow up here, I know that our school is one of the institutions which really holds our community together, and I’m proud to be one of its governors. When I get time, I’m also a fan of running, playing jazz and home cooking.