Governors

At Ursuline High School we have a dedicated and committed Governor team. As these Governors can be a part of important decisions of the school Ursuline make sure that they follow council guidelines meaning no possibilities on conflicts or bias decisions occur.

Ursuline ensures that:

Each member of staff or of the governing body should ensure that, before they become involved in making a decision, or participate in a discussion or authorises any transaction on any matter, there are no conflicts of interests that, in the opinion of a fair-minded and informed observer, would suggest a real possibility of bias.

In the interests of transparency and accountability, members of schools staff and the governing body are required to register in advance interests that are capable of causing conflicts. In addition, in relation to specific decisions, disclosure should be made of any interests that might conflict with their duties.

Please click here for a full breakdown of the Governor policies Ursuline promote and support.

Our Governors for 2018 - 2019

Name Type Appointed by Committees served End of term of office Declarations of interest
Ms Julia Waters Headteacher Governing body
  • Strategy
  • Ethos and Admissions
  • Curriculum
  • Sixth Form
  • Health, Safety, Finance and General Purposes
  • Pastoral
  • Joint Sixth Form (with Wimbledon College)
In post since September 2004 Associate governor at Wimbledon College
Ms Claire Thorogood (Chair)

Foundation (Parent)

Archdiocese of Southwark
  • Pastoral
  • Sixth Form
  • Joint Sixth Form (with Wimbledon College)
September 2022 None
Mrs Fiona Hicks (Vice Chair) Foundation Archdiocese of Southwark
  • Strategy
  • Ethos and Admissions
  • Curriculum
  • Health, Safety, Finance and General Purposes 
October 2021 None
Mr Clive Weeks Foundation Archdiocese of Southwark
  • Strategy (Chair)
  • Personnel
  • Ethos and Admissions
  • Joint Sixth Form (with Wimbledon College)
October 2022  None
Mrs Alexa Beale Foundation Archdiocese of Southwark
  • Personnel (Chair)
October 2022 A partner in the firm of solicitors Pothecary Witham Weld which has in the past occasionally provided advice to the school.
Mrs Adwoa- Buahema Fadahunsi Foundation Archdiocese of Southwark
  • Personnel
  • Pastoral (Chair)
October 2022 A partner in the firm of solicitors Pothecary Witham Weld which has in the past occasionally provided advice to the school.

 

Name Type Appointed by Committees server End of term of office Declarations of interest

Ms Elaine Killerby

Foundation

Archdiocese of Southwark

  • Pastoral
  • Sixth Form

October 2021

Employed by the London Borough of Merton in the Educational Psychology Service, which provides a service to the school.

Mrs Karen Peck

Foundation 

Archdiocese of Southwark

  • Strategy
  • Pastoral

October 2022

None

Ms Fiona Razvi

Foundation (Parent)

Archdiocese of Southwark

  • Strategy
  • Ethos and Admissions (Chair)
  • Sixth Form
  • Joint Sixth Form (with Wimbledon College)

December 2021

Director of Wimbledon BookFest and arts charity who provide/supply educational events and projects that the school take part in and purchase. The school is a sponsor of Wimbledon BookFest.

Mrs Marian Anghileri

Foundation (Parent)

Archdiocese of Southwark

  • Curriculum
  • Personnel

October 2022

None

Mr Simon Lovett

Foundation

(Parent)

Archdiocese of Southwark

  • Curriculum (Chair)
  • Strategy
  • Sixth Form
  • Ethos and Admissions

September 2022

None

Mr Jeremy Macdonald

Parent

Parents and carers of students at the school

  • Health, Safety, Finance and General Purposes
  • Personnel

September 2021

None

Mr Ardle MacMahon

Parent

Parents and carers of students at the school

  • Curriculum 
  • Sixth Form

September 2021

None

Mrs Estelle Lambert

Parent

Parents and carers of students at the school

 
  • Pastoral

October 2022

None

Ms Lisa Thefaut

Co-Opted

Governing body

  • Ethos and Admissions

January 2023

None

Mr Gary Hipple

LA

London Borough of Merton

  • Health, Safety, Finance and General Purposes

June 2019

Trustee of the London Grid for Learning who provide the school’s broadband connection.

Mr Eugene McCormick

Co-opted

Governing body

  • Health, Safety, Finance and General Purposes

June 2019

 None

Mrs Rachael Gilmore

Staff Governor

Governing body

  • Curriculum
  • Pastoral

October 2019

None

Mr Tudor Jones

Associate

Governing body

  • Health, Safety, Finance and General Purposes

September 2019

None

Mr Adrian Laing

Associate

Governing body

  • Joint Sixth Form (with Wimbledon College)

September 2019

Headteacher at Wimbledon College. 

Ms Polly George

Associate

Governing body

  • Sixth Form

September 2019

None

Miss Abigail Johnson

Associate

Governing body

  • No committees served

November 2019

Foundation Governor at Sacred Heart Primary School.

 

 

Mrs Faye McGillian

Clerk

Governing body

  • Strategy
  • Ethos and Admissions
  • Curriculum
  • Sixth Form
  • Health, Safety, Finance and General Purposes
  • Pastoral

In post since November 2014

Clerk to Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School.

 

Resignations in the last 12 months

Name Type of Governor Appointed by Committees served Resigned

Ms Madeleine Swords

LA

London Borough of Merton

  • Curriculum

September 2018

Mr Donald Freeman

Parent

Parents and carers of students at the school

  • Health, Safety, Finance and General Purposes 
  • Personnel

September 2018

Board of Governors Model Nov 2018
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Governors Attendance 2018
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