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.‚Äč





Parent Governor Vacancy

The Sydenham School Governing Body currently has a vacancy for one Parent Governor, which will be decided by the parent/carers of the school in an election in January. This is an important decision for Sydenham families to make, as Parent Governors can be a powerful voice representing the interests of parents/carers across many of the school’s key decisions.

Please read the candidates’ statements below about who they are and why you should vote for them as a Parent Governor.

The election will be held via anonymous, online ballot. If you would like to request a paper ballot instead, please write to the school’s Senior Admin Officer, Emer O’Driscoll, at, or phone the Main School Reception.”

Candidate Statements





Current Governing Body of Sydenham School

Governor Biographies