Article ImageAndrew Bacon

Chair of Governors
Local Authority Governor
Term of Office: May 2014-2018
Link Governor for Sports
Member of all Committees
Declarations of interest – None
Other governorships – None

I spent 15 years in the finance sector, followed by a short spell as a secondary school teacher. For the past ten years, I have been a home-Dad and heavily involved in the school lives of my three children, including numerous efforts as class and year rep at our local school.  I became a governor in May 2014 and hope to use my years in business and my time in education to help Allfarthing as it develops even further as a highly respected school in the borough.

 

Tom HolmesArticle Image

Headteacher

Member of all Committees

Declarations of interest – None
Other governorships – None

 

 


Article ImageMargaret O’Donnell

Community Governor
Term of Office: Ends February 2017
Member of Staffing, CFC and Curriculum Committees
Declarations of interest – None
Other governorships – None

 

I have been at Allfarthing since September 1990 and have taught across the different phases and year groups in the school. This is my 17th year as a Governor. I was the Staff Governor for some 14 years and currently serve as a Community Governor. I have been Deputy Head since September 2009. I really care about the school and the extended school community. Having been here for so long and with so much experience in all areas of education and school management, I feel that I have much to contribute to the strategic planning for the school’s future, particularly in the areas of teaching and learning. There have been many changes in my time here, such is the nature of education and I understand the important role the governors have in ensuring those changes embrace the ethos of the school. I am committed to ensuring that the school continually strives to improve so that our children receive only the very best.

 

Tom Walton-GouldArticle Image

Staff Governor
Term of Office – May 2017-2020
Declarations of interest – None
Other governorships – None

 

I am currently a Year 6 class teacher at Allfarthing. I moved up to London in 2015 from Plymouth where I studied for my degree in Primary Education. I then continued to teach in the South West for a further 3 years before arriving here.

I am keen to help keep this wonderful school progressing, both as a teacher and now as staff governor. It is a privilege to have been given this opportunity and I am determined to do what I can for the good of the pupils, the school and the community.


Article ImageSerena Williams 

Co-opted Governor
Term of Office: October 2017-2020
Link Governor for Place2Be
Chair of CFC Committee
Member of CFC and Curriculum Committees
Declarations of interest – None
Other governorships – None


I joined the Governing Body in November 2013. I have four children; two are currently at Allfarthing, one has just started year 8 and one is yet to begin school. I am a hospital doctor in the NHS and have lived in Wandsworth since I started at medical school at St George's Hospital in 1992! I took this role because I am keen to help the dedicated staff at Allfarthing in continuing to improve and maintain high standards at our school.

 

Article ImageAdam Kelly

Parent Governor
Term of Office: May 2015-2019
Link Governor for Maths
Member of Staffing and Finance & Premises Committees
Declarations of interest – None
Other governorships – None

 

I was elected as a Parent Governor for a four year term in May 2015. My three sons attend Allfarthing and I have lived in Wandsworth since 2001. My career has predominately been in banking and I currently work at a UK Government development bank. It was clear to me, as a parent, that Allfarthing enjoys a strong and deserved reputation as a school that allows children to flourish and realise their full potential. I was keen to take this role because I want to support Allfarthing in maintaining, and improving on, that reputation.

 

Article ImageRuth Thomas

Community Governor 
Term of Office: May 2013-2017  
Link Governor for Governor Induction
Chair of Staffing Committee 
Member of Staffing and Finance & Premises Committees
Declarations of interest – None
Other governorships – None

 
My two daughters have attended Allfarthing and my youngest left in July 2015.  I was approached to be Chair of the Staffing committee in 2013, I hope to use my 25 years of professional HR experience to contribute to the School and community. I strongly believe in the importance of great teaching transforming the way children learn. 


Article ImageAlison Olmi

Parent Governor 
Term of Office: May 2015-2019  
Link Governor for SEND
Member of Curriculum and Children & Families Committees
Declarations of interest – None
Other governorships – None

 

I became a parent governor in May 2015, and have four children; two past and two current pupils at Allfarthing. As a qualified primary school teacher, I worked as a class teacher in Wandsworth and as leader for Literacy before becoming a Literacy Consultant for the borough. I have always been impressed by Allfarthing's skill for valuing the strengths and abilities of the individual pupil, within the wider community of the school. I hope to use my experience as a parent and a teacher to support the school in its continued provision of excellence for all.

 

Article ImageNidhi Sharma

Community Governor
Term of Office – March 2015-2019
Link Governor for Reading & Writing
Member of Staffing and CFC Committees
Declarations of interest – None
Other governorships – None

 

I joined the governing body in March 2015. As a member of Wandsworth community, I consider it is my duty to work along with other like-minded people to brighten the future of children, enhance their education experience and development opportunities. I currently work as a Vice President - Curriculum Lead for the Royal Bank of Scotland, and have over 11 years of experience across India and UK in sales and human resource management.

 

Matt NewmanArticle Image

Parent Governor
Term of Office – September 2017-2020
Declarations of interest – None
Other governorships – None

 

 

Hi, I'm Matt Newman. I'm a dad of 3, with a daughter, Isla, in Year 1, and a son, Zach, joining the nursery in September. I was educated in south London state schools and I'm a passionate believer in the need for a high quality state education to drive equal opportunity. Education is a foundation upon which our children will build their lives, and I believe the challenge that state education must meet is to offer opportunity and excellence to everyone. School budgets are under increasing pressure though, so I hope to bring ideas, enthusiasm and the skills I have developed professionally as a lawyer to being a school parent governor, supporting the head and the teaching staff in the many challenges ahead as they strive to make Allfarthing the best school it can be

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Anna Mulcahy

Community Governor
Term of Office – September 2017-2021
Declarations of interest – None
Other governorships – None

 

I became a Governor in September 2017. I work in the Third Sector as a Corporate Fundraiser so am hoping to use my expertise in this area to support the schools fundraising events. I live in South East London but visited Allfarthing with a local volunteer group GoodGym. I was really impressed with the school and the staff I met so I enquired about Governor vacancies and was delighted to be offered a role as an Community Governor! I am looking forward to getting stuck into the role over the next four years and hope to bring enthusiasm and ideas from my professional background to help Allfarthing continue to develop into an excellent school led by fantastic and dedicated staff.

 

Alex PriestleyArticle Image

Associate Governor
Term of Office – May 2017-2021

Chair of Finance Committee

Declarations of interest – None
Other governorships – None

 

My name is Alex Priestley, I'm married to Honor and am a father to two boys (aged two and four), living in Battersea. I joined the governors as Head of the Finance Committee in May 2017; my professional background is in finance having qualified as an accountant with PwC in 2006.

 

Nicola Robson

Associate Governor
Term of Office – October 2017-2021
Link Governor for Science
Chair of Curriculum Committee
Member of Premises & Finance and Curriculum Committees
Declarations of interest – None
Other governorships – None
 

I became a Governor in October 2013 to play my part in driving school standards in Wandsworth and to be involved in the exciting journey that primary school should be for children, equipping them for their next stages in life. With no connections to Allfarthing other than being a local resident, I can bring impartiality to my role as Chair of the Curriculum committee. As a Chartered Surveyor with 20 years’ experience in the property industry, I also use this experience to contribute to the work of the Premises committee.

 

How to contact the Governors 

If you would like to contact the governors directly please email Andrew Bacon, chair of governors, on governors@allfarthing.wandsworth.sch.uk