School Governors

The work of our Governors is critical element in the leadership of our school. The governing body have a number of key functions which include ensuring

clarity of vision to develop the school

that the Catholic character and ethos of the school remains a key foundation to all the school does

that the strategic direction of the school develops the quality of learning and teaching

they oversee the financial performance of the school 


Members of the Governing body are volunteers.
Each term governors attend a meeting of the full governing body in addition to some sub- committees. We have five key Governor Sub-Committees. 

Resources sub-committee focuses on all issues relating to finance.

Premises sub-committee focuses on all matters relating to the site, the building and health and safety.

Curriculum  sub-committee concentrates on all matters relating to the curriculum, including tracking, progress, predications and School Self-Evaluation. 

Admissions sub-committee deals with all matters relating to admissions, meeting primarily to agree the ranking order of applicants to the Reception class.

The Pay Committee deals with all matters relating to performance management and pay

 In order to keep up to date with current school issues and events, our Governors visit the school during the day, giving them the opportunity to discuss school matters with staff , such as the Headteacher, subject leads, or the SENCO.  Governor visits often have a specific learning focus, such as RE, English, Maths, or a foundation subject, or may be more broadly focused on a matter such as the Catholic life of the school, special needs and inclusion, safeguarding procedures, assessment or data analysis, or to canvas the opinion of parents or pupils.

 Mr Craig Cabell

Chair of Governors

Foundation Governor

English Link

Mr Anthony Clarkstone

Deputy Chair

Foundation Governor

Maths Link 

Mr Markus Ryan

Executive Headteacher

Mr Gordon Jamieson

Head of School

Mr Salvatore Consolino

Foundation Governor

Rev Fr Richard Plunkett

Foundation Governor

RE Link


Ms Cherry Simpkin

Local Authority Governor

Dr Paul Onyeama

Foundation Governor

SEN Link

Mrs Victoria Riddell

Foundation Governor

Mrs Amy Webber

Parent Governor

Mrs Laura Collins

Staff Governor


Mrs Michelle Mananghaya-Watson

Foundation Governor

Ms Danielle Holmes

Parent Governor

Governor Details
Name Term of Office-From Term of Office-To Appointing or Electing Body Category of Governor
Markus Ryan 1st Sept 2015 1st Sept 2019 Governing Body Ex-Officio Governor
Gordon Jamieson 1st Sept 2018 1st Sept 2023 Governing Body Head of School
Laura Collins 10th Nov 2016 10th Nov 2020 Governing Body Staff
Craig Cabell 4th Feb 2018 4th Feb 2022 Governing Body Foundation
Salvatore Consolino 20th Nov 2017 20th Nov 2021 Education Commission Foundation
Anthony Clarkstone 6th Aug 2013 6th Aug 2017 Education Commission Foundation
Warwick Onyeama 3rd Oct 2016 3rd Oct 2020 Education Commission Foundation
Fr Richard Plunkett 1st Sept 2014 1st Sept 2018 Education Commission Foundation
Victoria Riddell 10th Nov 2016 10th Nov 2020 Education Commission Foundation
Cherry Simpkin 28th Aug 2014 28th Aug 2018 Local Authority Local Authority
Amy Webber 21st Dec 2016 21st Dec 2020 Governing Body Parent
Michelle Mananghaya-Watson 16th Jan 2017 16th Jan 2021 Education Commission Foundation
Danielle Holmes 2018 2022 Governing Body Parent

      Governor's Meeting Schedule 2018-19                   Governors can be contacted directly by writing to:
Chair of the Governing Body, Craig Cabell
c/o St Thomas More Catholic Primary School
Appleton Road, Eltham, London, SE9 6NS