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, member 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 Jane Wilson

Co-opted 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. Chair 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 Peter Jordan

Co-opted Governor. Member of the Curriculum and Assessment Committee. Peter is Senior Deputy Headteacher at The St Marylebone CE School.

Mr Aslam Khan

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

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

Chair of the Curriculum and Assessment Committee.

Troy has working in education over the 25 years and has recently begun working at Elastik, an Ed Tech company focused on technologies in assessment and digital pedagogy. Prior to this he was a Headteacher in a number of London primary schools and his expertise lies in strategic school improvement and leadership development. 

Ms Blerina Essen

Deputy Chair of Governors. 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.

Mr Will Johnson

Deputy Head of Sixth Form and Teacher of Latin/Classics at Marylebone Boys’ School and Staff Governor. Member of the Curriculum and Assessment Committee.

Ms Zainab Alkhoee

Parent Governor. Zainab is an experienced Senior Psychology University lecturer and works in a London university teaching various topics, including the Psychology of Education, Counselling and Psychotherapy, Forensic Psychology, Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology and is also a supervisor of final year BSc Psychology projects and supervises student work experience placements in her role.  

Zainab also has a background in caring and working with individuals with Special Educational Needs and mental health difficulties and is currently training to be a counsellor. She is also an experienced governor at another local primary school. 

Mr Richard Ardron

Headteacher, appointed ex officio.

Member of the Finance, Audit and Risk Committee and 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 2022-2023.

 

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

Governing Board Skills Audit

Get In Touch
Marylebone Boys' School
North Wharf Road
London W2 1QZ
T: 0203 143 7100
© Marylebone Boys' School | Website design by Concept4