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.


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.

 
Article ImageBecky Townsend

Community Governor
Term of Office: March 2015 - 2019
Chair of Finance
Member of Finance & Staffing Committees

Declarations of interest - None

Other governorships – None

I was appointed as a Governor of Allfarthing school in March 2015. I have a background in Accountancy and currently work at KPMG in the Large Corporate Tax department. From this I have obviously developed a love for all things finance and have always looked for ways to put these skills and passion into use outside of my day to day job. I look forward to working with the other governors in assisting the school to continue to grow and succeed.

 

Tom Walton-GouldArticle Image

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

I joined the governing body in May 2017 as a 'staff governor'.  


Article ImageSerena Williams 

Parent Governor
Term of Office: October 2013-2017
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 ImageNick Snashall

Parent Governor
Term of Office – December 2014-2017
Link Governor for More Able 
Chair of the Premises Committee
Member of Finance & Premises Committee
Declarations of interest – My wife runs the Allfarthing PTA Wren Club
Other governorships – None


I am a Chartered Surveyor with over 20 years’ experience in the property industry. After working for CBRE & DTZ, I set up a property development and consultancy company based in Chelsea. I currently have two children at Allfarthing and became a governor in December 2014. I hope to provide support to the school to ensure its expansion plans are implemented to the mutual benefit of the school and the local community. In my spare time I play golf and a bit of football.

 

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.

 

Nicola Robson

Associate Governor
Term of Office – October 2013-2017
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