The Governing Body at Raglan has three key responsibilities:
As well as the Full Governing Body meeting at least once per term, Governors meet in formal committees and more informal working groups to drive improvement and ensure stability and compliance. The Achievement and Curriculum Committee and the Finance and Compliance Committee meet regularly every half term, while working groups are assembled to address specific issues or areas of requirement. Governors can regularly be found in the classroom with individual Governors linked to specific years groups or roles within the school. Governors also engage with the wider school community by attending many of the events that take place during the course of the year.
Role: Community Governor
Reappointed: 26th February 2019, 4 year term
Helena has worked in the education sector for nearly 20 years and has a particular interest in the impact of teaching space on learning. Born and raised in south east London, Helena lived for a number of years in the north east of England and having recently relocated to Bromley is keen to become involved in the local community. In her spare time, Helena makes largely unsuccessful attempts at gardening and DIY and takes excessive amounts of photographs.
Role: Vice-Chair of Governors and More Able Pupils Governor
Appointed: 22nd November 2016, 4 year term
James is currently a mathematics teacher at Dulwich College where he has taught for 4 years. As well as teaching mathematics he works in the boarding house and coaches the basketball team at the College. James lives in the local community near to Raglan Primary School and in his spare time he enjoys playing and watching rugby and basketball and is an avid cook.
Roles: CSAT Board of Trustees, Community Governor
Appointed: 19th September 2017, 4 year term
Scott is a sound designer, computer programmer and technology specialist with over 20 years’ experience in the entertainment industry. Scott’s began his life in Australia and he has since brought his skills to almost every continent in the world. Scott has two daughters at Raglan and is passionate that all children receive the best education available. Scott is an avid DIY enthusiast and enjoys his cricket but still cannot bring himself to support England during the Ashes.
Roles: Chair of Governors
Appointed: 28th November 2017, 4 year term
Martin works for Medway Council as a Management Accountant and his role mainly involves school funding and has been in Local Government finance for nearly 30 years. He is an experienced governor and whilst he was Chair of Governors at his last school they went from Requires Improvement to Outstanding in three years. Martin says he is a very hands on governor which in the past has seen him undertake Santa and Easter Bunny duties. He is now a local resident and looking forward getting to know the school and its community. Outside of work and Governorship Martin is a keen runner and sports fan.
Appointed: 4/2/2020 expires 3/2/2024
I have been a co-opted governor at Oxford Gardens Primary School in North Kensington since February 2018. I sit on the personnel and pay committees and am the leadership LINK governor. I have really enjoyed being part of primary school governance, however I would like to take on a role that is a bit more local as I live in the Bromley area.
From March 2019 I have worked at the Department for Education where I lead on the delivery and communication of all aspects of Prevent for the HE/FE sectors in London. Prior to this I worked for three-and-a-half years at the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham where I managed the Prevent education programme and projects streams. Other previous relevant work experience include working in community engagement for a West London local authority and working in HR for a Kent local authority.
Roles: Safeguarding including Looked After Children Link Governor
Elected: 16 October 2018, 4-year term
Giles has two children attending Raglan and has lived in Bromley for much of his life. He is head of content for Parent Zone – a social enterprise that focuses on internet safety and education for children and families, working with schools, family professionals and policy makers to help young people be aware of the risks and opportunities in the digital age. He hopes to help Raglan provide support and advice for families around digital safety and make the most of educational opportunities around technology.
Elected: 7/10/2019 until 6/10/2023
Tosin is a mum of two, with one child currently at Raglan. In her professional life she is a Clinical Child Psychologist, working with children and families both in child and adolescent mental health settings as well as in the Family Court arena.
As a parent and professional she values the role of community and relationships in empowering and building children’s confidence. She is hoping to be part of the process of further developing Raglan Primary school as an environment and community that enables all children to achieve their potential.
Elected: First elected 1st September 2013, re-elected 2nd September 2014, re-elected 18th September 2018 – 4 year term
Alison joined the staff at Raglan as a class teacher in 2007. She has taught in Years 1, 6, and 5 and is currently teaching Year 3. Her association with Raglan goes much further back as both her daughters enjoyed their primary education at the school and, during this time, she served as a parent governor for several years. Outside of school life, Alison enjoys playing netball, skiing, travelling the world and trying to tame her garden.
Elected: 19th July 2016, 4 year term
Rachael has taught in Reception for the last 2 years and is highly committed to Raglan and wanted to be involved in planning the school’s long-term future, particularly early years. “Serving as a Staff Governor will allow me to have a wider perspective of the work that goes on at school. It is a wonderful opportunity to develop understanding of the decision-making process of school governing bodies”.
Roles: Headteacher, Finance and Compliance Committee
Appointed: 1st September 2015
Roles: Special Educational Needs Link Governor
Elected: 6th June 2017, 4 year term
Jess has 2 children at Raglan and is, herself, an ex-pupil. As a result she is passionate about the future of Raglan Primary School. Jess has worked in Education Administration for the past decade including 5 years doing Pre-School administration. She has also recently retrained as a psychotherapeutic counsellor for both adults and children. Mental health, and specifically children’s mental health, is a subject close to her heart. When she has any spare time she likes to read, go to the theatre and visit new places.
Roles: Pay Committee Member
Elected: 1st September 2015, 4 year term
Resigned: 18th September 2018
Mamta is a qualified tax accountant with a (pre-children!) experience of 10 years in the field. She has been involved with Raglan as Parent Rep and classroom helper since her youngest started in Reception and now, with both sons at the school, she is more determined than ever that the school maintains its reputation as a wonderful learning environment. Free time is an amazing novelty at the moment and the list of interests may significantly outweigh the energy needed to pursue them all.
Roles: Safeguarding including Looked After Children Link Governor
Elected: First elected 29th July 2013, re-elected 30th November 2015, 4 year term
Resigned: 31st August 2018
Jeremy is currently the Head of Sixth Form at the Norwood School, he has been teaching for 12 years. Jeremy has lived in South East London for all of his childhood & adult life. He has two children at Raglan and is determined to continue to provide support to Raglan in order to maintain its reputation as a fantastic school which helps to serve the local community. He enjoys travelling, reading, sports of all kinds and reading, when he isn’t busy at school(s), looking after his kids and family.
Roles: Finance and Compliance Committee (Chair) and Headteacher’s Performance Appraisal Panel
Appointed: 27th September 2016, 4 year term
Resigned: 31st August 2018
Rob works for a Dutch Bank providing acquisition finance in the European Food, Beverage and Agriculture industries. He has 4 children of which one is still at Raglan, the other three all attended Raglan with the eldest now studying Economics at UEA and the middle two attending Hayes secondary school. His interests mainly revolve around sport, particularly cricket and football (since 1980 he has been a regular at Stamford Bridge); additionally Rob has an on/off relationship with an acoustic guitar.
Roles: Pay Committee Member
Appointed: 15th March 2016, 4 year term
Resigned: 2nd May 2018
“Phil is a HR Manager for a large employee owned retail organisation and has worked in the HR field for 7 years in various roles across the country. Phil is a member of the CIPD, the professional body for HR workers and is a specialist in employee engagement, performance management and organisation design. Phil has lived in the area for 5 years and has a three year old son. Outside of work Phil likes to keep fit and competes in Triathlon events across the country.”
Roles: Vice Chair of Governors, Finance and Compliance Committee, External Governance Link and Headteacher’s Performance Management
Appointed: 17th March 2015, 4 year term
Resigned: 13th September 2017
Scott is an actuary and senior consultant giving advice to companies and boards of trustees. Scott is looking forward to bringing his experience of helping people make decisions to the Governing Board.
Scott thought that being originally from Nottinghamshire would be an advantage in being an archer but he says his skill in this hobby does not yet match his enthusiasm. He is currently learning computer programming (yes, your Governors also don’t stop learning!)
Roles: Health & Safety
Appointed: 22nd September 2015, 4 year term
Resigned: 6th June 2017
Suzanne is a fire safety manager for one of the largest social housing providers in the country and brings a wide knowledge of buildings and health and safety, having worked in fire safety for more than 15 years. She is a member of several professional fire safety organisations and is a Freeman of the City of London. Suzanne is married with a young daughter and lives locally, having lived in South East London most of her life. In her spare time you will find her in the garden or planning the next adventure.
Morgan was educated as a scholar at Brighton College, before attending St. Peter’s College, Oxford with a Choral Scholarship to read for a BA in Music. Upon completion of his degree, Morgan moved to London in order to read for an MA in the Cultural and Creative Industries at King’s College, University of London.
Throughout his years of study, Morgan developed a deep-seated love of education, as well as gaining a first-hand insight into the world of education across a wide range of levels. Having worked variously in consultancy, marketing and in copywriting, Morgan is currently Managing Director of a leading international education firm.
Roles: Special Needs and Headteacher’s Performance Management
Elected: First elected 1st September 2013, re-elected 30th November 2015, 4 year term
Resigned: 6th December 2016
Jane started her professional career training as an accountant and now finds herself in partnership with her husband running the family flooring and soft furnishing business. She has 2 children at Raglan and one at Marjorie McClure Specialist School. Any free time is spent enjoying the out of doors, especially geocaching.
Resigned: 4th July 2016
Angela joined the staff at Raglan as a class teacher in September 2012. She has taught in Reception for the last 2 years and loves teaching the children.
|Governor Name||Category of Governor||Appointed by||Start of Term of Office||End of Term of Office||FGB attendance 2018/19|
|Martin Daniels||Community||GB||28/11/2017||27/11/2021||4 of 6|
|Alison Dumper||Staff||Staff||18/9/18||17/9/2022||5 of 6|
|Rachael Ezinwa||Staff||Staff||19/7/2016||18/7/2020||3 of 6|
|James Faiers||Community||GB||22/11/2016||21/11/2020||5 of 6|
|Scott George||Community||GB||19/9/2017||18/9/2021||6 of 6|
|Kath Margetts||Headteacher||N/A||01/09/2015||N/A||6 of 6|
|Giles Milton||Parent||Parents||16/10/2018||15/10/2021||5 of 6|
|Helena Smith||Community||GB||26/2/2019||25/2/2023||3 of 6|
|Governor Name||Category of Governor||Appointed by||Start of Term of Office||Resigned||FGB 2018/19 attendance|
|Jessica Benning||Parent||Parents||6/6/2017||31/8/2019||5 of 6|
Raglan Governors Register of Interests Declarations 2019/2020
Personnel Involved in Governance
|Name||Position||Name of Business or Organisation||Nature of Business||Nature of Interest||Immediate / close family declarations||Date declaration made|
|Jake Butterworth||Governor||Department for Education||HM Government||Employed by the Department for Education
Trustee of Raglan Voluntary Fund as part of my role on the Raglan Governing Body
|None||4 February 2020|
|Martin Daniels||Chair of Governors||Medway Council||Local Authority||Trustee of Raglan Voluntary Fund as part of my role on the Raglan Governing Body||None||1 October 2019|
|Alison Dumper||Governor||Raglan Primary, part of Connect Schools Academy Trust||Education||Trustee of Raglan Voluntary Fund as part of my role on the Raglan Governing Body||None||1 October 2019|
|Rachael Ezinwa||Governor||Raglan Primary, part of Connect Schools Academy Trust||Education||Trustee of Raglan Voluntary Fund as part of my role on the Raglan Governing Body||None||1 October 2019|
|James Faiers||Vice Chair of Governors||Dulwich College||Education||Trustee of Raglan Voluntary Fund as part of my role on the Raglan Governing Body||None||1 October 2019|
|Scott George||Governor and Connect Trustee||Autograph Sound Recording||Sound Engineering||Trustee of Raglan Voluntary Fund as part of my role on the Raglan Governing Body
|None||1 October 2019|
|Kath Margetts||Governor and Headteacher||Raglan Primary, part of Connect Schools Academy Trust||Education||Trustee of Raglan Voluntary Fund as part of my role on the Raglan Governing Body||None||1 October 2019|
|Giles Milton||Governor||Immediate Media Ltd||Internet||Trustee of Raglan Voluntary Fund as part of my role on the Raglan Governing Body||None||1 October 2019|
|Helena Smith||Governor||Imperial College London||Education||Trustee of Raglan Voluntary Fund as part of my role on the Raglan Governing Body||None||1 October 2019|
|Danielle Wood||Deputy Headteacher||Raglan Primary, part of Connect Schools Academy Trust||Education||None||None||1 October 2019|
|Dr Tosin Bowden-Wright||Governor||NHS UK||Healthcare||Trustee of Raglan Voluntary Fund as part of my role on the Raglan Governing Body||None||11 February 2020|
Queries about the management of Raglan and the progress of any individual child should initially be directed to the Headteacher. If you would like more information about the Governing Body or are interested in becoming a governor or would like to get in touch please email firstname.lastname@example.org or please write to the Chair of Governors care of the school office.