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St Luke's C.E. Primary School

St Luke's C.E. Primary School

St Luke's C.E. Primary School

High expectations, by all, for all, reflecting the example of Jesus

Governors

Roles and Responsibilities

The Governing Body works in close co-operation with the Headteacher in taking general responsibility for the conduct of the school with a view to promoting high standards.

The role of the governing board is a strategic one, its key functions are to:

  • set the aims and objectives for the school
  • set the policies for achieving those aims and objectives
  • set the targets for achieving those aims and objectives
  • monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives
  • be a source of challenge and support to the headteacher 

Governors have an important role in maintaining the distinctive Christian ethos of the school through developing and maintaining links with St Luke’s Church and Southwark Diocese.

The Governing Body normally meets four or five times a year as a whole group and in committees during the intervening times. The committees are responsible for:

  • health & safety and school premises
  • finance
  • admissions
  • pay and personnel
  • achievements and standards
  • wellbeing 

Governing Body, as at September 2020:

Please click on each governor for more information.

Mrs Janet Ayris (Chair) 

Governor: Foundation (Chair)
Date of appointment: 23/09/2003
Term of office: 2017 - 2021
Appointing body: PCC
Committees: Pay & Personnel (Chair), Achievement & Standards
2019-20 attendance: 100%

I am a retired teacher who attends St. Luke's church.  I sing in the choir at the church as well as with the U3A choir. I am in school most Wednesday mornings, usually with Year 5. I help with other class visits including the Hindleap Warren week.  

I volunteer at the Landmark Arts Centre in Teddington and spend a fair amount of time helping with my grandchildren as well as singing, gardening, sewing and knitting.

Ms Maria Netley (Vice Chair)

Governor: Local Authority (Vice Chair)
Date of appointment: 05/10/2002
Term of office: 2020 - 2024
Appointing body: LA
Committees: Finance, Pay & Personnel
2019-20 attendance: 93%

I have been a governor at St Luke’s since 2002 and as an LA governor I had no direct connection with the school and was introduced to the school through the LA.

I have lived in and around Kingston since 1991 and have spent my 30 year career working in various large city institutions specialising in the area of Electronic Trading and since 201 have been working in a freelance capacity.

Outside of the office I play the flute and am still trying to learn the piano and am now learning to sew.  I try to keep fit swimming, cycling and most recently have a Stand Up Paddle Board.  I like to set myself challenges and have done a few charity cycle rides in the past including London to Paris for Help for Heroes, Zurich to Frankfurt for the Alzheimer’s Society and have manged to complete the prudential 100 3 times.

I also represent the residents of North Kingston as a local councillor for Tudor Ward.

Mr Gareth Dutton 

Governor: Headteacher
Date of appointment: 01/09/2015
Term of office: n/a
Appointing body: Ex-officio
Committees: All
2019-20 attendance: 100%

As Headteacher of St Luke’s, my role on the governing body is both varied and rewarding. I attend all committee meetings and have responsibility for the internal organisation, management and control of the school and for the implementation of the strategic framework established by the governing body. I discuss all the main aspects of school life with the governing body and expect the governing body to both challenge and support the school to do better.

I have been teaching for over 20 years, firstly in Surrey and Richmond and then in Kingston. My family and St Luke’s fill my life but I still find time for my other loves: reading, sports, listening to music and watching movies.

Mr Daniel Bates

Governor: Co-opted
Date of appointment: 01/09/2017
Term of office: 2017 - 2021
Appointing body: GB
Committees: Achievement & Standards, Wellbeing
2019-20 attendance: 90%

As Deputy Headteacher and Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENDCo) at St Luke’s, my responsibilities are divided between my role in supporting the staff to deliver the curriculum, facilitating development opportunities for them and the coordination of the special educational needs provision.

On a day to day basis, I support Mr Dutton in carrying out his duties as Headteacher, and I am a member of both the full Governing Body and the Achievements and Standards Committee. I retrained at St Mary’s University, Twickenham, after an earlier career in IT and all of my previous teaching roles had been in Richmond Borough. Having decided to take the plunge and cross the river to join the team at St Luke’s, I have thoroughly enjoyed my time here and I look forward to working here for many years to come.

Outside of school life ,I enjoy being active – walking my dog, playing football (despite increasingly dodgy knees), skiing and cycling with my wife and two children. I also manage my son’s football team at the weekends.

Mrs Lin Felicien

Governor: Staff
Date of appointment: 01/07/2001
Term of office: 2019 - 2023
Appointing body: Election
Committees: Premises
2019-20 attendance: 90%

I was born and have lived in Kingston for the majority of my life. In my primary years I attended St. Luke's from 1967 to 1972.  I started working as an LSA at St Luke’s in the academic year of 1999/2000 and joined the Governing Body in 2002.  In 2018/19 I became the school’s Premises Coordinator, working alongside the Site Manager managing the day to day H&S of the building and grounds.

Over the years I have worked in both KS1 and KS2 as a HLTA (Higher-Level Teaching Assistant) and my love of the Arts spilled over into the school production’s and displays.

I am particularly proud to have been the Manager of the St Luke’s Lookout Breakfast Club, After School Club and Holiday Club, and have worked hard alongside fantastic staff to make the club a successful child/family support system for working families. Since becoming the manager, I became the Deputy DSL, this is something I am particularly passionate about. 

My personal time is spent at home with my family and our new puppy!

Fr. Martin Hislop

Governor: Foundation
Date of appointment: 01/06/2000
Term of office: n/a
Appointing body: Ex-officio
Committees: Wellbeing (Chair)
2019-20 attendance: 88%

As Parish Priest of St. Luke's Parish for the past 18 years the ethos and sense of community that is St. Luke's School is a constant inspiration.

It is my privilege to take a very close interest in the pastoral and educational well-being of the School Community. My own background prior to coming to Kingston involved school and university teaching and chaplaincy.  I take great pleasure in being part of the School Governor team and I very much enjoy my regular participation in School worship and other activities.

Mrs Amy Brogan

Governor: Parent
Date of appointment: 13/12/2016
Term of office: 2016 - 2020
Appointing body: Election
Committees: Admissions, Premises
2019-20 attendance: 100%

I have three children at St Luke’s.

I’m a Procurement Professional with over 15 years experience of purchasing within facilities, media, financial services and telecommunications companies. 

Within my current Director position at Foodbuy I am responsible for over £1bn worth of food, services and products spend and have previously worked with Sky and the London Olympics holding senior positions.

Professional qualifications include MCIPs, BSc Psychology & ILM Managerial Skills qualification.

MR James Manthel 

Governor: Co-opted
Date of appointment: 08/12/2020
Term of office: 2020 - 2024
Appointing body: GB
Committees: Admissions, Pay & Personnel
2019-20 attendance: n/a

I currently have one child at St Luke’s and have completed a short stint on the parent council before becoming a Governor.

I run an HR consultancy, specialising in designing and delivering outsourced staffing solutions.

I am active in the community through being the president of a local boat club and a volunteer ranger for the Royal Parks (Richmond Park).

MR Rhys Pullen

Governor: Parent
Date of appointment: 11/12/2019
Term of office: 2019 - 2023
Appointing body: Election
Committees: Finance, Achievement & Standards
2019-20 attendance: 78%

I currently have two children at St Luke’s.

I am a solicitor working in the legal department of an international bank in the City. I specialise in the area of Financial Markets, covering both transactional and regulatory work. I am also chair of the community involvement committee, directing the charitable efforts of the bank’s London branch.

I have previously been a governor at a primary school in Kensington & Chelsea and am currently on the board of Malden Oaks School in Ham. Outside of education, I am a trustee of the Baring Foundation.

Mrs Liz Ormonde

Governor: Foundation
Date of appointment: 03/11/2011
Term of office: 2018 - 2022
Appointing body: Diocese
Committees: Admissions, Wellbeing
2019-20 attendance: 89%

I have had two children at St. Luke's School. Throughout my years as a parent of children in the school, I was an active volunteer in different areas of school life.

I work as a Lecturer in Early Years Education for Kingston College and as an Associate Lecturer at Kingston University. My knowledge and passion for the Early Years means that I have a keen interest in the younger children in the school and the Early Years Curriculum.

Mr Anthony Vittadini

Governor: Parent
Date of appointment: 12/12/2020
Term of office: 2020 - 2024
Appointing body: Election
Committees: Premises
2019-20 attendance: n/a

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Mr Ben Webley

Governor: Co-opted
Date of appointment: 08/12/2020
Term of office: 2020 - 2024
Appointing body: GB
Committees: Finance
2019-20 attendance: n/a

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Mr Wayne Laramee

Governor: Co-opted
Date of appointment: 08/12/2020
Term of office: 2020 - 2024
Appointing body: GB
Committees: Finance
2019-20 attendance: n/a

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Prior governors (from the past 12 months)
 

Mrs Teresa Payton

Governor: Co-opted

Date of appointment: 01/07/2015

Term of office: 2019-2020

Date stepped down: 31/08/2020

Appointing body: GB

 

Mrs Lucy Bird

Governor: Co-opted

Date of appointment: 01/07/2019

Term of office: 2019 - 2019

Date stepped down: 11/12/2019

Appointing body: GB

 

Mr Steve Mole

Governor: Co-opted

Date of appointment: 01/12/2015

Term of office: 2015 - 2019

Date stepped down: 11/12/2019

Appointing body: Co-opted

 

Mr Phil Young

Governor: Co-opted

Date of appointment: 13/12/2016

Term of office: 2016 - 2019

Date stepped down: 01/11/2019

Appointing body: Parent