Article ImageAndrew Bacon

Chair of Governors
Local Authority Governor
Term of Office: July 2014-2019
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

 

 

 

Tom Walton-GouldArticle Image

Staff Governor
Term of Office – July 2017-2021
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 ImageAdam Kelly

Parent Governor
Term of Office: June 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.

 

Lorraine Wait

Co-opted Governor Article Image
Term of Office: July 2018-2021
Link Governor for Governor Induction
Chair of Staffing Committee 
Member of Staffing and Finance & Premises Committees
Declarations of interest – None
Other governorships – None

 
Living close to Allfarthing school, I’m keen to support the staff and pupils in making it a great school community. I hope to use my 20+ years of professional HR experience to contribute to the governing of the school, through my role as Chair of the Staffing Committee.


Article ImageAlison Olmi

Parent Governor 
Term of Office: June 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 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

Co-opted 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 2017-2021
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

Co-opted Governor
Term of Office – July 2017-2021
Declarations of interest – None
Other governorships – None

 

I became a Governor in 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

Co-opted Governor
Term of Office – July 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.

 

Rachel AmankwaArticle Image

Parent Governor
Term of Office – September 2017-2021

Chair of Curriculum Committee

Declarations of interest – None
Other governorships – None

 

I transferred my children to this school because I truly believe in the schools' motto of ' excellence for all' , I believe in the school's faculty and the great community within the school and it's surrounding and that is why the school needs good governors to facilitate communication between the groups. My six years as a governor at our former school in my view has given knowledge and experience to perform well in this role. This has helped me to understand how to bridge the gap between the constraints of the faculty and the demands of the community. I hope to able be serve this community and provide an environment that fosters 'excellence for all'.

 

Nicola RobsonArticle Image

Associate Governor
Term of Office – July 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