Battery Road, Thamesmead, London SE28 0JN

020 8855 2470

information@discovery.greenwich.sch.uk

Governing Body

Who We Are

 

Veronica Kirwan

Chair of Governors

 

Sylvester Ojobo

Vice Chair of Governors

 

James Babson

Parent Governor

 

Olu Babatola

 

Ann Jefferson

 

Vanessa Hye

 

Ali McKenzie

 

Jane Perry

 

What We Do

 

Alongside the senior leadership team at Discovery, governors are responsible for deciding on the strategic direction of the school. This includes contributing to decisions on:

 

  • vision and values
  • staffing
  • curriculum
  • finance
  • premises
  • behaviour and standards
  • equality and inclusion
  • health, safety and safeguarding
  • extended school
  • special educational needs
  • parental and community engagement

 

We fulfil statutory duties to ensure that the school is a safe, healthy and inclusive place.
We support and challenge the school leadership team, acting as a ‘critical friend’.
We each contribute our experience and expertise to drive school improvement forward.
We meet in committees and once a term as a full Governing Body.

 

The Governing Body is drawn from the staff of the school, the local authority, parents and the local community.

 

Parent governors play a vital role on the Governing Body and their contribution is greatly valued. If you are interested in becoming a parent governor, please contact Veronica Kirwan, Chair of Governors, via the school office.

 

Contacting the governors: We welcome the views of parents and are always happy to discuss any concerns or ideas you may have to improve the school. Parent governors are often available in the playground before or after school, or you can leave a message or letter for us in the office.