Governing Body

Our governing body is made up of members our school, and local community. We work closely with the Executive Headteacher as part of the school leadership and take an active interest in what happens at Somerset. We have responsibility for strategic planning and policy development. We work as a team to make sure the school provides a good quality education for all its pupils. You may contact the governors in writing via the school office.
From April 2015 our Governing Body will be made up of 14 governors including:
– 1 Executive Headteacher
– 2 elected parent governors
– 1 elected staff governor
– 1 local authority governor
– 9 co-opted governors
The Governing Body has many specific responsibilities as defined in the School Governance Regulations. They include;
The responsibility for the conduct of the school.
Setting targets in standards and achievement.
Statutory responsibilities regarding Special Educational Needs and Disability.
Ensuring policies relating to the school’s operation are prepared and are reviewed regularly.
Providing information for parents.
Financial management and meeting the Schools Financial Values Standards.
Personnel matters, including staff appointments as appropriate.
Management and maintenance of buildings.
Pupil discipline and behavior.
Monitoring and evaluating the activities of the school.
Drawing up and Action Plan after an inspection by OFSTED and overseeing its implementation.

The Governing Body delegates all of its functions to a committee and most of the day to day decisions to the Executive Headteacher.

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Are you interested in becoming a governor?

Contact the Executive Headteacher of the Chair of Governors in the first instance so we can arrange a chat. There is always a need for dedicated and committed members of the public, the local community and parents to serve as governors supporting this vibrant school.

Operational Committees include:

1. Curriculum & Achievement

2. Resources

3. Children, Families and Community

All committees report directly to the Full Governing Body

Appointed by London Borough of Wandsworth Clive Landa (Chair of Governors)

Elected by the teaching staff of the school Elected by the support staff of the school Rachel Rollerson

Parent Governors

Julia Macnamara

Hannah Lake

Co-opted Governors

Victoria Hyndman

Helen Tovey

Khushroo Dastur

Zachary Evans

Lucy Hetherington

Emily Blott

Sian Hill

Head Teacher

Emma Williams