Governors

James Poole
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James Poole

Chair of Governors, Deanery

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James Poole

Chair of Governors, Deanery

I became a Governor at St Mary and St Pancras School in September 2015, and was elected Chair in March 2016. I have previously been involved in education in a variety of ways. I spent a year teaching in Vanuatu and subsequently taught History and Politics at a secondary school in North London for four years. I manage a residential summer school which welcomes up to 300 international students at a time. Having left teaching to pursue a legal career, I have been involved in several education-centric cases, involving issues relating to disability and special educational needs. I serve as Link Governor for Pupil Progress. If you wish to speak to me about any matter, I am always happy to be contacted via the School Office

Samuel Hopcroft
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Samuel Hopcroft

Deanery Governor

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Samuel Hopcroft

Deanery Governor

I became a Governor at St Mary and St Pancras in September 2017. I currently work at Mind, a mental health charity fighting for respect and support for everyone with a mental health problem. I previously held a few roles in education, including working in early years policy at Ofsted and working in education policy at Stonewall, the LGBT equality charity.

Tim Brown
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Tim Brown

London Diocesan Board for Schools

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Tim Brown

London Diocesan Board for Schools

I joined St Mary and St Pancras School as a Governor in September 2016.  I am the Director of Finance and Operations at Northwood College for Girls GDST, an independent day school in North West London educating 840 girls. Prior to Northwood I worked as the Commercial Manager at Harrow School for a number of years and before that at the University of Greenwich.

Gregory Watson
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Gregory Watson

London Diocesan Board for Schools

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Gregory Watson

London Diocesan Board for Schools

I have been a London Diocese Board of Schools Governor since 2013. I am a Chartered Accountant and have worked in commercial radio since 1991. I currently run Fun Kids, London’s only radio station dedicated to children and their families. I my spare time I am a volunteer with the National Trust at Ham House, or can be found out on my bike.

 

Fr Paschal Worton
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Fr Paschal Worton

Incumbent (COM)

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Fr Paschal Worton

Incumbent (COM)

I am Parish Priest at St Mary’s Church, Eversholt Street. I regularly lead whole school assemblies in school and services in St Mary’s Church.

 

Revd Anne Stevens
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Revd Anne Stevens

Incumbent (COM)

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Revd Anne Stevens

Incumbent (COM)

I am the Vicar of St Pancras Church. I have been a governor at the school since I took up my post in July 2012. Before ordination I worked for the Home Office and BT, and since then I have worked in parishes in Greenwich and Battersea, and as the chaplain of a Cambridge college.

 

Gregory Powell
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Gregory Powell

PCC Governor

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Gregory Powell

PCC Governor

I became a PCC Governor at St Mary and St Pancras in September 2017. I have been a member of the congregation at St Pancras Parish Church since 2003. I am currently training to be a primary school teacher with Teach First at The Mulberry Primary School in Tottenham. Prior to that I taught English in Chongqing, China for four years after graduating with a history degree.

Roshan Ahmad
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Roshan Ahmad

Local Authority Governor

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Roshan Ahmad

Local Authority Governor

I have been a Camden Council School Governor since late 2016. I have been working in finance and with governments around the world for the past decade. As a new mum, I am very interested in the early education system and how we as parents and professionals can contribute towards the next generation. As an immigrant myself, I am particularly keen on the educational experiences of multicultural, bilingual and immigrant communities in the UK. Most recently I have been keeping busy with an initiative that hopes to create opportunities for children with special needs or less privileged backgrounds, to live healthy normal meaningful lives in Pakistan. I hold a Master’s Degree in International Relations from Cambridge University, and an undergraduate degree from the U.S.

Anna Galutowska
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Anna Galutowska

Parent Governor

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Anna Galutowska

Parent Governor

I became a parent governor at STMP in September 2017. I graduated from a teachers’ college in Poland and have been working in education since then. At present I work in Camden’s Working Men’s College with adult learners. I am always happy to speak to our parents and can be approached in the school playground.

Jean-Paul Lawrence Tampu-Eya
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Jean-Paul Lawrence Tampu-Eya

Parent Governor

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Jean-Paul Lawrence Tampu-Eya

Parent Governor

Mr Jean-Paul LAWRENCE TAMPU-EYA, BA LL.B. LL.M. PhD (Law Res.), a Parent Governor at the St Mary & St Pancras Primary School and winner of the London Borough of Hackney’s Ron Devoti Award on 05 March 2011 for his services to Hackney Residents, was born in the Congo in 1964.

Education and career:
Mr Lawrence was educated at the University of East London (UK) where he is credited with a Doctor of Philosophy (Law Res.) after successfully gaining a Master of Laws degree with Merit (all marks ranging from 60% to 78%) in 1999 and LL.B. (Hon’s) Law Degree (2:2) in February 1997. He also obtained a BA (Hon’s) Politics and International Relations (2:1) from the University of Westminster (London) in 1999.

He works as a lawyer for CARA (Charity No. 1135610) where he advises on immigration, debt, welfare benefits, housing and other legal matters.

Before working for CARA, Mr Lawrence worked with several law firms, including the Middlesex Legal Centre, Kumar and Co. Solicitors, Ronald Fletcher Baker and Co. Solicitors and Ulasi Solicitors where he built up a wide range of experience and knowledge.

 

 

St Mary and St Pancras CE Primary School is governed by people representing our local community and its links with the wider world. Some governors are parents or staff, others are foundation (Church of England) governors, from the local authority or the churches of St Mary the Virgin and New St Pancras.   All our governors have equal status and make decisions collectively. In a typical governing body meeting, we might look at results, discuss budgets, advise on personnel issues, develop policies, assess the impact of recent legislation, and generally help the Headteacher steer the future direction of the school. Everything we do is to keep our children safe and healthy in body, mind and spirit, ready to achieve educationally, and able to play their part in society as they grow up.

Our legal duties include:-

• setting strategic direction, policies and objectives • approving the school budget • reviewing progress against the School Development Plan  objectives • appointing, challenging and supporting the Headteacher.  Individual governors have regular meetings with staff in one capacity or another. We all meet together as a body nine times a year. If you think there is something the governors need to know and to discuss there, please contact the Chair, James Poole, through the school office. How do I become a Governor? Our governing body is currently complete, but if you think you have what it takes to be a school governor there are a number of ways of finding schools that have vacancies: 1) You can contact your local school to ask if they need a new governor 2) You can contact the School Governors’ One Stop Shop‘, which recruits Governors nationally 3) You can contact your local council 4) Contact the LDBS.

St Mary & St Pancras governance arrangements are as follows:

  • The Full Governing Body meets each month for nine months of the year. The FGB is clerked by a clerk from the LDBS.
  • The Finance Committee  is convened to look at staffing, salaries and the budget and reports to the FGB.
  • A  designated Admissions Committee meets on behalf of the FGB with delegated authority to decide on admissions to Nursery and Reception every Spring spring term.
  • Panels of governors will be convened as and when required to consider parental complaints or disciplinary issues should they arise.

As part of our ongoing transparency we publish our minutes on this website, although that is not a statutory requirement. However, it is a statutory requirement for all governors to publish any conflicts of interest they may have or could be conceived as a possible conflict of interest. These are shown in the following tables. Please click on the tables to view.

 

Also, we are required to publish the attendance of governors over the previous 12 month rolling period including  their term of office and who appoints them. This is shown in the following table:

 

 

Governing Body Minutes

Current Academic Year

No meeting in October

Full Governing Body minutes 20th September 2018

Full Governing Body minutes 17th July 2018

Full Governing Body minutes 19th June 2018

Full Governing Body minutes 8th May 2018

Full Governing Body minutes 20th March 2018

Full Governing Body minutes 20th February 2018

Full governing body meetings 16th January 2018

Full governing body minutes 12th December 2017

Full governing body minutes 7th November 2017

No meeting in October

Full governing body minutes 19th September 2017

2016-17

Full governing body minutes 20th June 2017

Full governing body minutes 9th May 2017

No meeting in April

Full governing body minutes 21st March 2017

Full governing body minutes 21st February 2017

Full governing body minutes 17th January 2017

Full governing body minutes 13th December 2016

Full governing body minutes 8th November 2016

Full governing body minutes 11th October 2016

Full governing body minutes 20th September 2016

2015/2016

Full governing body minutes 15th September 2015

Full governing body minutes 13th October 2015

Full governing body minutes 8th December 2015

Full governing body minutes 12th January 2016

Full governing body minutes 9th February 2016

Full governing body minutes 8th March 2016

Full governing body minutes 10th May 2016

Full governing body minutes 14th June 2016

Full governing body minutes 12th July 2016

2014/2015

Full governing body meeting 1: 9th September 2014

Full governing body meeting 2: 14th October 2014

Full governing body meeting 3: 11th November 2014

Full governing body meeting 4: 9th December 2014

Full governing body meeting 5: 13th January 2015

Full governing body meeting 6: 10th February 2015

Full governing body meeting 7: 10th March 2015

Full governing body meeting 8: 12th May 2015

Full governing body meeting 9: 9th June 2015

Full governing body meeting 10: 14th July 2015

2013/2014

October 2013

November 2013

December 2013

January 2014

March 2014

May 2014

July 2014