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Welcome to our school. We are a one form entry primary school in central London with very happy staff and children. If you would like to have a tour of the school please contact the school office to arrange a suitable time.

Meet the Governors

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.



Rev Pope  

Chair of Governors 

I am a governor elected by the churches in the South Camden Deanery and have been Chair for the last thirteen years. I sit on the Camden Children Schools and Families Scrutiny Committee, and am also the Vice Chair of the London Diocesan Board for Schools (the body which looks after all church schools in London). My full time job is Vicar of the Parish of St. Mary Brookfield in Dartmouth Park and I am a Prebendary (Canon) of St. Paul's Cathedral. When I have time I love classic cars!


Mrs Franks 


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 Valentine 

As Rector of St George's church, I am automatically a governor of this marvellous school.  It is a real privilege for me to be involved in so many aspects of our local community, and being part of the life of our school is one of the best bits!


Mrs Payne

I am an elected parent governor and the mum William. I am really enjoying being involved at the school and my special focus as a governor is on achievement. I have already learned so much about the hard work everyone does at St George The Martyr. In my spare time I like spending time with my family, reading and gardening.


Mr Olad 

I am a local authority governor appointed by Camden Council. I am also the local councillor for Holborn & Covent Garden ward, representing the Labour Party. I have been a governor of St George the Martyr since 2010 and previously a governor at Primrose Hill Primary School.


Mr Metcalfe 



Mrs Opoczynski-Booker

I am the Assistant Head and SENDco.  This is my sixth year at the school, I was previously the Year 6 teacher and KS2 Leader. I really enjoy my role at the school and working with the children as much as I can. Being a governor is a great opportunity to work collaboratively with a group of people, to share the school's positives and to continually drive it forward.  In my spare time, I love being in the outdoors going for long walks, dancing, trialing new recipes to cook huge banquets for my friends and family.      


Mr Young 

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.


Mr Douglas-Pennant 

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.


Mrs Taylor 





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