Parent Governor Elections

Following the expiry of the term of office of 3 Parent Governors, elections will take place shortly. 

We very much hope that you feel interested enough either to put yourself or somebody else forward for nomination.



Sydenham School Governing Body Structure


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Our Governors are representatives of the local community, parents, school staff and the Local Education Authority. They bring a range of interests, knowledge and skills to the school and they all work in a voluntary capacity. They have responsibility for overseeing the strategic framework of the school including setting policies, approving the curriculum and overseeing the school budget. 

The Governors support the Headteacher and give feedback, recognising and celebrating achievement, identifying where the school is not achieving as well as it could, and providing support and encouragement when exploring ideas for improvement. The Governing Body works as a team with shared responsibilities - Governors never make decisions on their own, nor do they act as individuals



Mrs Gloria Lowe


Appointed by the London Borough of Lewisham


Mr M Kennard

Ms D Bamidele

Ms G Tabrizi


Elected by the staff of the school


Ms J Emmanuel 


Elected by the parents of students attending the school

Ms C Jones (Chair)

Mr M Luszczak (Vice Chair) 

Ms L Longhurst

Ms D Persad

Mr Sam Walker 

Ms Fi Redpath 



Mr N Day

Mrs V Forbes





Ms E Podmore

Ms J Smith



Daniel Hudson (Kelling Associates)


Governing Body Biographies

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Governor meeting dates 2016-17

All meetings 6.00pm – 8.00pm



Autumn term 2016

Finance & Resources Committee                              Wednesday 28th September

Curriculum & Achievement Committee                     Thursday 6th October

Full Governing Body                                                   Thursday 8th December




Spring term 2017

Curriculum & Achievement Committee                     Thursday 12th January

Finance & Resources Committee                              Wednesday 25th January

Finance & Resources- Pre Budget meeting               Thursday 16th March

Full Governing Body                                                   Wednesday 22nd March                                  



Summer term 2017

Finance & Resources Committee                              Wednesday 24th May  

Curriculum & Achievement Committee                    Thursday 8th June

Full Governing Body                                                   Thursday 6th July 


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