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Governing Body

Who We Are


Veronica Kirwan

Chair of Governors


Sylvester Ojobo

Vice Chair of Governors


Coming Soon

 Parent Governor


Olu Babatola


Shivraj Bheenick


Ann Jefferson


Vanessa Hye


Coming Soon

Parent Governor


Petruta Nila


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. To see our attendance and  dates of future meetings, please click on the links.


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.