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.

Declaration of Interests for Staff and Governors at Ursuline High School.

Our Governors for 2022 - 2023

Name Type Appointed by Committees served End of term of office Attendance- Summer 21-Spring 22 Declarations of interest
Ms Julia Waters Headteacher Governing body
  • Strategy
  • Ethos and Admissions
  • Curriculum
  • Sixth Form
  • Health, Safety, Finance and General Purposes
  • Pastoral
  • Personnel
In post since September 2004 26/27

None

Ms Claire Thorogood (Chair)

Contact Address: Crescent Road, Wimbledon, London SW20 8HA

 

Foundation

Archdiocese of Southwark
  • Pastoral
  • Strategy (Chair)
  • Sixth Form
December 2025 8/13 None
Ms Lisa Thefaut (Vice Chair)

Ethos, Personal Development and Behaviour Link Governor
Foundation Archdiocese of Southwark
  • Ethos and Admissions (Chair)
  • Strategy
January 2023 10/11 None
Mrs Fiona Hicks

H&S Link Governor
Foundation Archdiocese of Southwark
  • Strategy
  • Ethos and Admissions
  • Curriculum
  • Health, Safety, Finance and General Purposes  
February 2025 17/18  None
Mrs Adwoa- Buahema Fadahunsi 

Equalities and Racial Justice Link Governor
Foundation Archdiocese of Southwark
  • Personnel
  • Pastoral (Chair)
October 2022 7/10 Lay member of the Merton Childrens’ and  Adult Safeguarding Board
Ms Elaine Killerby

SEND Link Governor
Foundation Archdiocese of Southwark
  • Pastoral
  • Curriculum
February 2026 9/10 Retired from the London Borough of Merton in the Educational Psychology Service, which provides a service to the school.
Mrs Karen Peck 

Safeguarding and Sexual Harrassment Link Governor
 Foundation   Archdiocese of Southwark  
  • Strategy
  • Pastoral
October 2026  11/14 Trustee at AFC Wimbledon
Ms Fiona Razvi

Sixth Form Link Governor
 Foundation   Archdiocese of Southwark  
  • Strategy
  • Ethos and Admissions
  • Sixth Form (Chair)
February 2026  9/14 Director of Wimbledon BookFest 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 Estelle Lambert

Wellbeing Link Governor
 Foundation   Archdiocese of Southwark  
  • Pastoral
  • Personnel (Chair)
December 2025  10/10 Governor at Sacred Heart Primary School, Fulham
Mr Hugo Cruz Parent Parents and carers of students at the school
  • Health, Safety, Finance and General Purposes
  • Curriculum
October 2025 8/8 None
Mr Ardle MacMahon

Curriculum Standards and PP Link Governor
 Parent Parents and carers of students at the school  
  • Curriculum (Chair)
  • Sixth Form
October 2025  10/10  None
Mr Paul Barlow Parent Parents and carers of students at the school
  • Health, Safety, Finance and General Purposes
  • Personnel
October 2025 7/8 None
Mr Eugene McCormick Co-opted Governing body
  • Health, Safety, Finance and General Purposes
June 2023 4/6 None
Professor Claire Ozanne  Co-opted Governing body No committees served  September 2024  2/4  None
Mr Gary Hipple

Finance Link Governor
 LA London Borough of Merton
  • Health, Safety, Finance and General Purposes (Chair)
June 2023  8/8 Trustee of the London Grid for Learning who provide the school’s broadband connection.
Mrs Rachael Gilmore Staff Governor Governing body
  • Pastoral
  • Curriculum
November 2022 4/9 None
Mr Adrian Laing Associate Governing body No committees served November 2022 2/4 Headteacher at Wimbledon College.  
Ms Polly George Associate Governing body
  • Sixth Form
  • Health, Safety, Finance and General Purposes
November 2022 4/11 None
Ms Priyanka Banerji-Bhatia Associate Governing body
  • Personnel
November 2022 6/7 Parent of a pupil at the school
Mr Michael Lord Associate Governing body
  • Curriculum
  • Pastoral
November 2022 6/8 Parent of a pupil at the 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 last 12 months

Mrs Alexa Beale

Foundation

Archdiocese of Southwark

  • Personnel

August 2022

None

  

Financial Information

Benchmarking information for our school.

Employees’ salaries over £100,000

No of Employees with gross salary of  £150,000 - £159,999  1
No of Employees with gross salary of  £140,000 - £149,000  0
No of Employees with gross salary of  £130,000 - £139,999  0
No of Employees with gross salary of  £120,000 - £129,999  0
No of Employees with gross salary of  £110,000 - £119,999 0
No of Employees with gross salary of  £100,000 - £109,999  0
Board of Governors Model 2021
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