a. Two Parent Governors;
b. The Headteacher;
c. One Staff Governor;
d. One Local Authority Governor;
e. Eight Foundation Governors;
f. One Co-opted Governor
|Father Richard Plunkett
|Foundation (also the PP)
|13th June 2022
|1st February 2023
|1st February 2023
|18th July 2022
|17th November 2022
|24th March 2022
|13th December 2022
|18th July 2022
|Siobhan Barnes (DHT)
Governing Board attendance at meetings 2022/2023
I am married with three sons and four grandchildren and have worked in education for the majority to my working life, as a teacher, headteacher and Education advisor, mainly in the London Boroughs of Lewisham and Southwark. I have been a National Leader of Education and qualified Ofsted inspector and have worked in many different types of primary schools. I feel privileged to have worked through many changes in education policy over the years and am committed to the role of schools in transforming society.
I retired six years ago and now enjoy travel, gardening, reading, being a grandmother and supporting schools through school governance.
I became a foundation governor at St Thomas More RC primary school in February 2023. I have two children at St Thomas More RC primary school so also bring a parent perspective to the governor role. I work for the NHS for a non-departmental government body – the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) which provides evidence-based guidance for England and Wales on health, public health and social care. My role is part of a team of information specialists searching for the evidence to underpin the evidence-based guidance.
I have worked in education in various roles for the past 32 years. I have worked as a teacher, senior leader, headteacher and CEO across schools in South London – mainly Lewisham, Southwark and Bromley. I am currently the Director of the Thames South Teaching School Hub, working across Bromley, Bexley & Greenwich local authorities. I am passionate about education as the tool to unlock life chances for our children and young people. I have worked as a National Leader of Education supporting schools to develop and leaders to grow their skills. I am excited about working with the STMP governing body and using my skills to develop the school even further for the benefit of pupils, families and staff.
I am a member of Christchurch parish in Eltham and have two children at the school. After a period working in advertising and marketing in the entertainment sector, I have spent the majority of my working life as a civil servant working in Westminster on a wide range of government policy, strategy and operational delivery. For the last seven years I have worked at the Department for Education across a wide range of schools policy and I currently oversee the delivery of national training programmes for Early Years professionals.
I believe strongly in the power of education to enrich the life chances of all children and feel privileged to be able to support the leadership team of the school where my children are so happy.
I am a busy mother to two boys aged 5 and 13, I currently work as a senior Probation Officer and have worked in this field for over 15 years. My current role involves me managing 17 trainee probation officers and assisting and supporting them to develop their skills to become effective Probation Officers. Previously I worked directly with people who had committed serious offences which involved multi agency working with other organisations such as social services, mental health, education etc.
I also own a cleaning and catering company which has been in business for the past two years and last but not least I sit on an adoption panel once a month. I wanted to be a school governor as I felt that I had excellent transferable skills and because I believe a child’s education is very important. My priority for them is to have a safe, nurturing environment to learn and thrive in. I would hope to draw on my experiences and perspective to contribute to ensuring all children here have their richest, most nourishing start possible.