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Meet the Governors

Welcome to our Governors’ section. 

Minutes of the Governing Body meetings are available on request by contacting the school office.

Picture 1 Cathy Ruiz, Chair of Governors
Picture 2 Julia Newton Co Vice chair, Co-opted Governor
Picture 3 Kathryn Wong Executive Headteacher
Picture 4
Picture 5 Keith D'Wan Co-opted Governor, Chair of Resources
Picture 6 George Kwasniewski Co Vice Chair, LA Governor
Picture 7 Frances Ward, Co-opted Governor
Picture 8 Charlotte Tyler, Co-opted Governor
Picture 9 Hannah Thackwray, Co-opted Governor
Picture 10 Elizabeth Sappor, Parent Governor
Picture 11 Michelle Powell, Parent Governor
Picture 12 Dave Leach, Co-opted Governor
Picture 13 Karen Cartwright, Staff Governor
Picture 14 Daniel Hudson, Clerk to Governing Body
Picture 15 Elizabeth Newton Head of School Elfrida
Picture 16 Nathalie Dummer, Head of School Athelney

Specific Governor Information

 

Cathy Ruiz

 

  • Role: Chair of Governors, Co-opted Governor,  Safeguarding & Child Protection SEND/Inclusion & LAC
  • Committees: Resources, Standards, Pay, 
  • Appointed:  7/9/2016   by KAF Governing Body
  • Term of Office: 4 years; Expires: 7/9/2020
  • Business/Percuniary Interests: None Declared
  • Attendance at full governing body meetings over last academic year, 2017-18: 100%

 

 

 Julia Newton

 

  • Role: Co Vice chair, Co-opted Governor, Literacy link governor
  • Committees: Resources, Standards, Pay, 
  • Appointed:  7/9/2016   by KAF Governing Body
  • Term of Office: 4 years; Expires: 7/9/2020
  • Business/Percuniary Interests: None Declared
  • Attendance at full governing body meetings over last academic year, 2017-18: 33%

 

 

 

 

George Kwasniewski

 

  • Role:  Co Vice Chair, LA Governor,  Pupil premium link governor
  • Committees: Resources, Standards
  • Appointed:  11/7/2017   by Local Authority
  • Term of Office: 4 years; Expires: 11/7/2021
  • Business/Percuniary Interests: Consultancy work for Lewisham school services
  • Attendance at full governing body meetings over last academic year, 2017-18: 100%

 

 

Frances Ward

 

  • Role:  Co-opted Governor, Health and Safety link governor 
  • Committees: Resources, Standards
  • Appointed:  7/9/16  by KAF Governing body
  • Term of Office: 4 years; Expires: 7/9/20
  • Business/Percuniary Interests: None Declared
  • Attendance at full governing body meetings over last academic year, 2017-18: 67%

 

 

Elaine Thomas

 

  • Role:  Co-opted Governor, Chair of Standards Committee, EYFS link governor
  • Committees: Resources, Standards
  • Appointed:  7/9/16  by KAF Governing body
  • Term of Office: 4 years; Expires: 7/9/20
  • Business/Percuniary Interests:  Member of Aquinas Street Ltd, Godmother to Karen Cartwright
  • Attendance at full governing body meetings over last academic year, 2017-18: 100%

 

 

Keith D'Wan

 

  • Role:  Co-opted Governor, Chair of Resources committee, Maths link governor  
  • Committees: Resources, Standards, Pay
  • Appointed:  7/9/16  by KAF Governing body
  • Term of Office: 4 years; Expires: 7/9/20
  • Business/Percuniary Interests: None Declared
  • Attendance at full governing body meetings over last academic year, 2017-18: 0%

 

 

Dave Leach

 

  • Role:  Co-opted Governor  
  • Committees: Resources, Standards
  • Appointed:  7/9/16  by KAF Governing body
  • Term of Office: 4 years; Expires: 7/9/20
  • Business/Percuniary Interests: Works as Premises Officer for the King Alfred Federation.  Married to Hilary Leach (TA at Athelney School).  Father of Hannah Sweeney (TA at Athelney School) 
  • Attendance at full governing body meetings over last academic year, 2017-18: 67%

 

 

Karen Cartwright

 

  • Role:  Staff Governor, Website link governor
  • Committees: Resources, Standards
  • Appointed:  7/9/16  by Staff
  • Term of Office: 4 years; Expires: 7/9/20
  • Business/Percuniary Interests: Works as Deputy Head Teacher at Elfrida School 
  • Attendance at full governing body meetings over last academic year, 2017-18: 67%

 

 

Michelle Powell

 

  • Role:  Parent Governor, Maths link governor
  • Committees: Resources, Standards
  • Appointed:  31/10/17  by Parents
  • Term of Office: 4 years; Expires: 31/10/21
  • Business/Percuniary Interests: Parent of a child at Elfrida School 
  • Attendance at full governing body meetings over last academic year, 2017-18: 33%

 

 

Elizabeth Sappor

 

  • Role:  Parent Governor
  • Committees: Resources, Standards
  • Appointed:  31/10/17  by Parents
  • Term of Office: 4 years; Expires: 31/10/21
  • Business/Percuniary Interests: Parent of a child at Athelney School, employed as a physiotherapist at University Hospital Lewisham
  • Attendance at full governing body meetings over last academic year, 2017-18: 67%

 

 

Charlotte Tyler

 

  • Role:  Co-opted Governor, Maths link governor
  • Committees: Resources, Standards
  • Appointed:  31/10/17  by KAF Governing body
  • Term of Office: 4 years; Expires: 31/10/21
  • Business/Percuniary Interests: Employed as a solicitor at Weightmans LLP
  • Attendance at full governing body meetings over last academic year, 2017-18: 67%

 

 

Hannah Thackwray

 

  • Role:  Co-opted Governor
  • Committees: Resources, Standards
  • Appointed:  31/10/17  by KAF Governing body
  • Term of Office: 4 years; Expires: 31/10/21
  • Business/Percuniary Interests: Employed as Development and Alumni Relations manager at Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School, External Trustee at Cambridge University Students Union
  • Attendance at full governing body meetings over last academic year, 2017-18: 67%

 

 

Kathryn Wong

 

  • Role:  Executive Headteacher
  • Committees: Resources, Standards
  • Appointed:  N/A  
  • Term of Office: N/A
  • Business/Percuniary Interests: None Declared
  • Attendance at full governing body meetings over last academic year, 2017-18: 100%

 

 

Elizabeth Newton

 

  • Role:  Associate Governor (No Voting Rights) Head of School - Elfrida
  • Committees: Resources, Standards
  • Appointed:  N/A  
  • Term of Office: N/A
  • Business/Percuniary Interests: Head of School at Elfrida Primary School
  • Attendance at full governing body meetings over last academic year, 2017-18: 67%

 

Nathalie Dummer

 

  • Role:  Associate Governor (No Voting Rights) Head of School - Athelney
  • Committees: Resources, Standards
  • Appointed:  N/A  
  • Term of Office: N/A
  • Business/Percuniary Interests: Head of School at Athelney Primary school.  Husband previously employed by PC Werth . Equipment supplied to Lewisham Hearing
    Impaired Service and K.A.F.
  • Attendance at full governing body meetings over last academic year, 2017-18: 67%
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