School Governors

Welcome to the section of the website where you can find out more about the school’s governors, and the work that we do. You can also read the minutes from our meetings.

Our aim is to ensure that Alexander McLeod Primary School is providing the best education it can for our children. Our main role is to support the Headteacher and the staff – the phrase often used to describe this role is ‘a critical friend’. We help them to set and reach targets and to strive for excellence across the whole spectrum of school life. The two key documents used for this are the School Development Plan (SDP) and the Self Evaluation Form (SEF). The SDP sets out a strategic plan for the school, with targets that everyone works towards and the SEF sets out how well the school is doing and where we aim to make improvements.

Our legal duties include:

  1. setting strategic direction, policies and objectives
  2. approving the school budget
  3. reviewing progress against the school's budget and objectives
  4. appointing, challenging and supporting the headteacher

The Governing Body meets once every month. We set up committees or working groups to look at particular issues (such as pay, performance management, buildings development).

There are several categories of governor, appointed by different groups that have an interest in the school. These are Co-opted governors, the Local Authority, Parents, and Staff. All governors have equal status, however they are appointed.

We are committed to providing an excellent education and an environment fit for all pupils to enhance their learning experience during their time at our school.

Please find below a photograph and brief profile of our Governors -


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Daniel Price - Co-opted Governor (Chair of Governors)

I have been a Governor at Alexander McLeod Primary School for over eight years and am currently the Chair of Governors. Both of my children, who are now in secondary education, attended Alexander McLeod Primary School.

Co-opted by reconstituted Governing Body
Term of Office: January 2015 - January 2018
Committees: Resources and Learning & Achievement
Additional Responsibility: None
No Business Interests
No relationships with members of school staff
Attended all Governing Body Meetings since January 2015

 

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Derek Archer - Parent Governor (Vice Chair of Governors)

I have been a Parent Governor at Alexander McLeod Primary School for since 2014 and I have a son in year 4. I became a Parent Governor because I wanted to be involved with the educational direction of the school and I care about the happiness and wellbeing of the children.

Elected by Parents
Term of Office: January 2015 - January 2018
Committees: Resources and Pay
Additional Responsibility: None
No Business Interests
No relationships with members of school staff
Attended all Governing Body Meetings since January 2015

 

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Frank Lerner - Local Authority Governor

I was previously a Head Teacher in Greenwich and have been a governor at Alexander McLeod Primary School for over two years. I have specific responsibility in overseeing ‘Safeguarding’ of children and the school’s use of ‘Pupil Premium Funding’. I have two grandchildren at Alexander McLeod School.

Elected by Local Authority
Term of Office: January 2015 - January 2018
Committees: Resources, Learning & Achievement and Pay
Additional Responsibility: Safeguarding, Pupil Premium and Looked After Children
No Business Interests
No relationships with members of school staff
Attended all Governing Body Meetings since January 2015

 

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Sue Robinson - Co-opted Governor

I spent my career in education, including eighteen years as a primary school Head Teacher. Retired now, I am active in the voluntary sector, including school governing bodies, and work with the Diocese of Southwark. Married to Fr. Derek Robinson, the Assistant Priest at the parish church of St. Michael and All Angels here in Abbey Wood, I know the local community well through my church activities.

Co-opted by reconstituted Governing Body
Term of Office: January 2015 - January 2018
Committees: Resources and Pay
Additional Responsibility: None
No Business Interests
No relationships with members of school staff
Attended all Governing Body Meetings since January 2015

 

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Emma Brindley - Co-opted Governor

I am new to being a school governor and excited to start this new role. Having spent my career in trading organizations in the UK, Netherlands and Germany I moved to London 3 years ago to work in IT. I've become a co-opted governor because I want everyone to get the best education possible and want to get involved in my local community.

Co-opted by reconstituted Governing Body
Term of Office: September 2015 - September 2018
Committees: Learning & Achievement
Additional Responsibility: None
No Business Interests
No relationships with members of school staff
Attended all Governing Body Meetings since September 2015

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Claire Collins - Parent Governor

I have been a parent governor at Alex McLeod Primary since 2015. I currently have 3 children at the school,  in years 5, 3 and reception, with 1 more to follow. Already heavily involved with the school and its Parents and Teachers Association, I became a parent governor because I wanted to be involved in all areas of  children's experiences at Alexander McLeod and have a lasting impact on their education.

Elected by Parents
Term of Office: May 2015 - May 2018
Committees: Learning & Achievement
Additional Responsibility: Special Educational Needs
No Business Interests
No relationships with members of school staff
Attended all Governing Body Meetings since May 2015

 

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Vaughan Williams - Co-opted Governor

Bio to be added ...

Co-opted by reconstituted Governing Body
Term of Office: February 2016 - September 2019
Committees: None
Additional Responsibility: None
Business Interests: to be completed
No relationships with members of school staff
Attended all Governing Body Meetings since March 2016

 

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Toks Hussain - Co-opted Governor

As a new Governor, I have a passion for inspiring the leaders of tomorrow to live a life without boundaries, particularly in education. I come from a primarily legal background and have experience in local government and diplomacy; particularly in counter-extremism initiatives. Joining Alexander McLeod's governing body has been a pleasure.

Co-opted by reconstituted Governing Body
Term of Office: February 2016 - September 2019
Committees: None
Additional Responsibility: None
Business Interests: to be completed
No relationships with members of school staff
Attended all Governing Body Meetings since March 2016

 

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Elton Lewis - Staff Governor

I am a class teacher here at Alexander McLeod Primary School. I have been teaching for almost 5 years at the school and currently teach a year 3 class. Having attended this school as a child and grown up in the surrounding area, I have a particularly vested interest in making a difference to the lives of children in this school.

Elected by Staff
Term of Office: January 2015 - January 2018
Committees: Learning & Achievement
Additional Responsibility: None
No Business Interests
No relationships with members of school staff
Missed 2 Governing Body Meetings since January 2015

 

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Andrew Hook - Head Teacher

I am extremely proud to have been the Head Teacher  at Alexander McLeod Primary School since 2014. I was previously  the Head of an Outstanding Primary School in Essex, which I opened in 2011. I have also been a Deputy Head Teacher in Bexley and a Senior Leader in an Outstanding school in Bromley.

Head Teacher since April 28th 2014
No Business Interests
Son employed as an Administrative Support Assistant
Attended all Governing Body Meetings since  April  2014

 

Clerk to Governors - to be added

Clerk to Governors