Governing Body of Sydenham School

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.

The Full Governing Body Minutes are available to view on request. Please contact the Clerk to the Governors via the school to arrange this.​

Parent Governors Elections

We are delighted to say that we have received three Parent Governors nominations and the nominees’ statements, which you will find below.  

As we have received nominations from more than one candidate, we will now organise an election, which will enable each parent/official guardian to cast one vote either online or via a postal vote between Monday, 15 April and Monday, 22 April 2024 (closing at 11.59pm). Paper ballot papers will be made available from our school office from the 15 April and must reach us in a sealed enveloped marked ‘Parent Governors Election Postal Vote’ no later than 4.30pm on the 22 April 2024.

All candidates’ statements will remain on the website until the closing of the election.

The counting of votes will be held in the morning of Tuesday, 23 April 2024. Thereafter, we will inform the candidates of the outcome and will inform all parents and carers via our newsletter and on the website on Friday, 26 April 2024.

Governor Election Vote

Current Governing Body of Sydenham School

Governor Biographies