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The Board of Governors is made up of representatives from the community, parents and from College staff. They work very closely with the Principal, Jan Atkinson, and her senior leadership team to ensure that students receive a quality education in a safe and welcoming environment.

Whatever course or programme that your daughter/son undertakes at the College, we want to be sure that it is a quality experience with successful outcomes.

The Board of Governors would like to encourage you to take an active part in your child's education by ensuring that attendance is good, there is a commitment to study and that you attend parents evenings and College events.

We are sure that your experience with the College will be a positive one.

Please contact Sue Young, should you wish to get in contact with or require any further information from the Board of Governors.

Governor Documents

Terms of Reference

ink Governors

Declarations of Interest

Trustee Declaration of Interest 

Name Appointed By Date of Appointment Date of Departure Declarations Of Interest

Janet Atkinson

Accounting Officer



11 May 2021   Director Greenwich Community Schools CIC

Valliyappan Balaguru


05 Jun 2019    

Danville Berbeck

Staff (Support) 08 Sep 2021    

Fred Gichuhi

Staff (Teaching) 09 Dec 2020    

Jacqueline Gray


Chair from 8 July 2020

01 Sep 2019   Owner/Director Gray Consulting Services Ltd

Susan Hammond


05 Jun 2019   Trustee Sigma Trust

Neil Jones

Members 01 Dec 2019  

Non-Executive President Hillingdon Credit Union

Non-Executive Director of Mixed Martial Arts for Reform and Progression (MMARAP)

Mary Karooma-Brooker

Parent Trustee 01 Jan 2018    

Paul Proctor

Board of Trustees

08 Sep 2021    

Dominic Scarlett

Parent Trustee 18 Mar 2021    

Andrew Stanley

Board of Trustees

08 Sep 2021    

Felix Beck


08 July 2020 17 Aug 2021  

Mike Hage


20 Sep 2017 25 Jun 2021  

Peter Smyth

Staff (support) 20 Sept 2017 9 July 2021  

Sarah Wells

Staff 5 Dec 2016 5 Dec 2020  


Governing Body Structure 2021-22 


Mother A van den Hof (appointed 11 September 2019)  

Barbara Barwick (re-appointed 8 July 2020 and resigned 9 July 2021) 

Karen Hunter (re-appointed 8 July 2020)               

Helen Laker (re-appointed 8 July 2020)  

Tomris Ibrahim (appointed on 9 Dec 2020)   


Fred Gichuhi (appointed 9 Dec 2020)

Jacqueline Gray Chair from 8 July 2020    

Janet Atkinson (Accounting officer - resigned 31.12.2021)         

Valliyappan Balaguru (appointed 5 June 2019)    

Jacqueline Gray (appointed 1 September 2019)          

Mary Karooma-Brooker (appointed 01 January 2018 and resigned 8th December 2021)      

Susan Hammond (appointed 5 June 2019)            

Neil Jones (appointed 01 December 2019)            

Dominic Scarlett (appointed 31st March 2021) 

Danville Berbeck (appointed 8 September 2021)     

Paul Proctor (appointed 8 September 2021)

Andrew Stanley (appointed 8 September 2021) 

Felix Beck (re-appointed 8 July 2020 and resigned 17 August 2021)

Peter Smyth (appointed 20 September 2017 and resigned 9 July 2021)       

Mike Hage (appointed 20 September 2017 and resigned 25 June 2021)    

Quality, Standards & Personal, Development, Behaviour & Welfare Committee :
Dominic Scarlett (Chair), Jackie Gray, Fred Gichuhi, Andy Stanley

Finance, HR & General Purposes Committee:
Neil Jones (Chair), Valliyappan Balaguru, Dominic Scarlett, Danville Berbeck

Audit & Risk Committee:
Sue Hammond (Chair), Fred Gichuhi, Paul Proctor, Geoffrey Osborne

Pay & Personnel Sub-Committee: 

Dominic Scarlett (Chair), Jackie Gray, Sue Hammond, Fred Gichuhi



Governors Term Length

Governors are expected to serve a four year term, Governors may resign before the full four year term if they so choose, Governors are also free to run for another term.

Governor Selection

Governors are selected in accordance with DFE Academy Governance guidance. This includes appointment, peer recommendation, application or appointment via vote. Further information can be found in the terms of reference attachment below.

Governor Secure Area

Governors have access to a secure environment on Governor Hub. 

You can find a copy of the Governance Handbook below as a downloadable attachment or by clicking this link.