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Meet the Governors

Welcome to our Governors’ section. 


St Andrew's is very fortunate to have a strong and committed Governing body with a diverse range of skills, knowledge and experience, chaired by Jonathan Crawford.

Please find below details of our Governing body including the Committee structure, register of business interests, and the terms of reference for each Committee.

 

Please get in touch with us via the office@standrews.barnetmail.net or by handing in any communication to the school office, there is also a postbox for Governor matters in the front entrance lobby.

Meet the Governors

 

John Abbott

Governor Category: Foundation (PCC)

Member of Resouces Committee

Business or Financial Interests: None (Updated Sept 2019)

 

Appointed: 5th December 2019

Term: 4 years

 

Jonathan Crawford

Governor Category: Foundation Gov (PCC)

Roles: Chair of the Board of Governors, Treasurer

Member of Resource Management Committee

Business or Financial Interests: None (Updated Sept 2019)

 

First Appointed: 1st September 2011

Term Extended: 31st August 2015

Term: 4 Years

 

I live in Totteridge with my wife and two children.  Our son loves being a pupil at St Andrew's and we hope our daughter will follow her big brother when she starts school in 2017. I joined the School Governors in 2011, having served on the Parish Council of St Andrew's Church before then. I am Treasurer to the Governors and sit on the Resource Management Committee. I also administer the School's Stewardship Scheme which, with the support of pupils, parents, careers and the local community, raises much needed funds for the school and its facilities.

 

Pia Datta

Governor Category: Staff Governor

Member of Standards Committee

Business or Financial Interests: None (Updated Sept 2018)

 

Appointed: 1st September 2015

Term extended: 1st September 2019

Term: 4 Years

I joined St. Andrew’s as the Year 6 teacher. I am committed to making learning fun and ensuring pupils achieve their full potential. As part of the governing body I provide curriculum and assessment support. ‚Äč

 

Jo Devine

Governor Category: Staff Governor, HT

Member of Resource Management, Standards & Pupil

Wellbeing Committees

Business or Financial Interests: Member of NAHT (Updated Sept 2019)

 

Appointed: 1st May 2014

Term: Duration of Headship

 

 

As Headteacher of the school, St Andrew's is a big part of my life and I am passionate about working with fellow governors to create and maintain a safe, happy and stimulating environment where every pupil is able to achieve their full potential.

 

Naomi Durodola

Governor Category: Parent Governor

Member of Pupil Wellbeing Committee

Business or Financial Interests: None (Updated Dec 2020)

 

Appointed: December 2020

Term:

 

 

Matthew Knight

Governor Category: LA Governor

Member of Resource Management Committee

Business or Financial Interests: None (Updated Sept 2019)

 

Appointed: 1st May 2015

Term Extended: 1st September 2019

Term: 4 Years

 

As LA governor, I represent the local authority on the governing board. As a father of two sons at the school, who are third generation St Andrew's pupils, the school is a huge part of our family life and I am proud to be on the governing board to help the school maintain its high academic standard and warm and supportive educational environment.

 

Janet Leigh

Governor Category: Co-opted Governor

Member of Resource Management & Standards Committees

Business or Financial Interests: Governor of Copthall School (Updated Sept 2019)

 

First Appointed: 17th October 2013

Term Extended: 30th September 2017

Term: 4 Years

I am a retired Headteacher of a High School in a neighbouring Borough and have extensive experience of being a governor both in my professional life and also as a governor in a Barnet High School.   I am still working in Education and assist governors in the appointment of new headteachers.    I also sit on Exclusion and Admission Appeal Panel in two Boroughs.

In addition, I am a magistrate and chair both the Adult and Youth Courts locally.   I have been a resident in the Borough for over thirty years and both of my children who are now adults attended St Andrews and have very fond memories.    I am proud to continue my association with the School.

 

Athena Mesaritis

Governor Category: Foundation Gov (Diocese)

Roles: SEND Governor

Member of Pupil Wellbeing and Standards Committees

Business or Financial Interests: None (Updated Sept 2019)

 

First Appointed: 1st October 2013

Term Extended: 30th September 2017

Term: 4 Years

 

 

I am a mother of 2 children at St. Andrew's school and was appointed to be a governor at the school by St. Andrew's parochial church council where we worship as a family. I am proud to be in a position to make a positive contribution to St. Andrews school.

Heather Pepe

Governor Category: Foundation Gov (Diocese)

Member of Standards Committee

Business or Financial Interests: Husband has tendered and received contracts for ad-hoc maintenance in school (Updated Sept 2019)

 

Appointed: 9th July 2019

Term: 4 Years 

 

 

Rev Tim Seago

Governor Category: Foundation ex officio

Roles: Vice Chair of Governors

Member of Resource Management and Pupil Wellbeing

Committees

Business or Financial Interests: None (Updated Sept 2018)

 

Appointed: 1st September 2012

Term: Duration of Office in St Andrew's Church

 

A father to one grown-up son and grandfather to three very bouncy grand-children, I have been married for 30 years, a priest for 8 years, and in charge of St. Andrew’s Church in Totteridge for over four. I became a Christian priest because I passionately believe that a truly loving God would want all his children to know how much they are loved, and how transformational it can be to love God in return. It is an ongoing delight to support the school and to contribute however I can to help nurture pupils in Christian values and the message of the gospels.

Caroline Winston

Roles: Clerk to the Governors

Business or Financial Interests: Clerk to other local primary schools

Appointed: 1st September 2020

 

 

GOVERNORS WHO HAVE SERVED WITHIN THE LAST 12 MONTHS  

Mark Cohen

Governor Category: Parent (PCC)

Member of Pupil Wellbeing Committee

Business or Financial Interests: None

First Appointed: 1st January 2013

Term Extended: 1st January 2016

Stepped Down: January 2020

Elaine Bell

Governor Category: Parent

Member of Well Being Committee

Business or Financial Interests: None

First Appointed: December 2014

Term Extended: 

Stepped Down: September 2020

 

 

 

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