Our Governing Body

As a Free School set up under the Government’s Free School’s programme, our governance arrangements are the same as an Academy and are approved directly by the Department for Education. 

Our governors are:

Dr Margaret Mountford

Chair of Governors, appointed by members. Member of the Finance, Audit and Risk Committee, Chair of the Curriculum and Assessment Committee, member of the Finance Committee and member of the Human Resources & Remuneration Committee.

Governor responsibility: safeguarding

Margaret was previously the Chair of Governors at St Marylebone Girls' School for many years, and is currently the chair at the St Marylebone Bridge School. 

Ms Monica Alvarez Yu

Appointed by members. Chair of the Human Resources & Remuneration Committee and member of the Audit Committee.

Governor responsibility: human resources

Monica works in compliance in the City and joined us early in 2017.

Ms Jane Wilson

Parent Governor. Member of the Human Resources & Remuneration Committee.

Jane is the Chief Operating Officer of an energy technology business.

Mr Howard Goldsobel 

Member of the Finance, Audit and Risk Committee and member of the Curriculum and Assessment Committee.

Howard is a partner in a City based firm of solicitors specialising in corporate and commercial work.  In his spare time he is a trustee of and honorary legal adviser to an educational charity and was for many years a foundation governor of a voluntary aided JMI. 

Mr Rob Evans

Co-opted Governor. Member of the Human Resources & Remuneration Committee.

Rob is an experienced qualified solicitor and currently holds a senior role at a multinational power equipment manufacturer. He has a background in the aerospace and transport industries. Rob joined the Governing Board in early 2021.

Mr Ifeanyi Uyanneh

Co-opted Governor. Member of the Human Resources & Remuneration Committee.

Ifeanyi is a solicitor and accountant and works in real estate and investment management in the City. He joined us early in 2021.

Mr Aslam Khan

Parent Governor, Member of the Curriculum and Assessment Committee.

Aslam is an IT Software Engineer and a Trustee  of several charitable organisations within Westminster.

Mr Andrew Barnes

Chair of the Finance, Audit and Risk Committee and member of the Finance Committee.

Governor responsibility: audit and finance 

Andrew is a Chartered Accountant and was formerly the Chief Financial Officer for Argent Foods Limited.  He is a Trustee of Southampton University Students Union.

Mr Troy Sharpe

Member of the Curriculum and Assessment Committee.

Troy is the Headteacher of St Andrew & St Francis CE Primary School.

Reverend Gary Bradley

Fr Gary Bradley is the Vicar of the Parish of Little Venice, comprising St Saviour Warwick Avenue and St Mary-on-Paddington Green.

Ms Blerina Essen

Member of the Finance, Audit and Risk Committee.

Blerina has more than 20 years experience in Risk, Strategy and Business Operations with a strong background in accounting and finance. She holds a few positions as an executive and non-executive director.

Ms Emily Sargent

Staff Governor. Member of the Curriculum and Assessment Committee.

Emily works at the school as the Head of Faculty for English. 

Mr Richard Ardron

Headteacher, appointed ex officio.

Member of the Finance, Audit and Risk Committee, Curriculum and Assessment Committee, Finance Committee, Human Resources & Remuneration Committee.

Governor training

Click the link to view the latest record of Governor training.

Scheme of delegation for governance functions

Please click here to view the policy and arrangements for delegation of the Governing Board’s financial and other powers and duties.

Committee Terms of Reference

Curriculum and Assessment Committee

Finance, Audit and Risk Committee

Human Resources and Remuneration Committee

Governors' Attendance at Meetings

Please click here to view a summary of governor attendance at meetings during the academic year 2017-2018.

Please click here to view a summary of governor attendance at meetings during the academic year 2018-2019.

Please click here to view a summary of governor attendance at meetings during the academic year 2019-2020.

Please see the downloadable document below for a formal record of governors' interests

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