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It is our job to support and challenge the school in its aim to achieve its pupils’ potential in all subjects as well as to prepare them with the skills and knowledge for their future in an ever changing world. 

Aims :

To assist and provide support to the school in its mission to become an excellent school and to aspire to be an outstanding governing body to work closely with and be a ‘critical friend’ to the Senior Leadership Team

Equality statement : 

To celebrate our diversity and build an understanding of all the groups within it. We see all learners and their parents and carers as of equal value : 

  • Whether or not they have a disability or special educational need;
  • Whatever their ethnicity, culture, religious or non-religious affiliation or faith;
  • Whatever their gender, gender identity or sexuality;
  • Whatever their socio economic status.
Lynn Selwyn-Reeves March 2020
Donna Haywood July 2020
LA (1)  
Kate Amis September 2020
CO-OPTED (6)  
Andrew Wilshire -CHAIR June 2020
Jason Gregory - VICE-CHAIR March 2021
Matthew Huddart March 2020
Keeley Creedy September 2020
Julia Jenkins September 2021
Sarah Riley March 2021
STAFF (1)  
Katharine Boisseau September 2021
Sandie Andrews  
Diane Watkins (SBM) September 2019
Litsa Anderson - Deputy Head  
Andrew Murning - Deputy Head  


Zoe Podmore (Co-Opted)                                                            Until November 2016

Alison Crowe (Co-opted)                                                              Until December 2016

Neil Johnson (Parent)                                                                    Until March 2017

Natalie Sefton (Staff)                                                                    Until July 2017







Andrew Willshire (Co-opted Governor)

Chair of Governors


Health & Safety

Jason Gregory (Co-opted Governor)

Behaviour & Attendance & Finance


Matthew Huddart (Co-opted Governor)

Mathematics and Sports 

Keeley Creedy (Co-opted Governor)

Child Protection and Safeguarding 

Julia Jenkinson (Co-opted Governor)

Child Protection Safeguarding 

Lynn Selwyn-Reeves (Parent Governor)

Curriculum and Inclusion 

Donna Haywood (Parent Governor)

Pupil Premium Link Governor

Kate Amis (LA Governor)

Early Years Foundation Stage


Sarah Riley (Co-opted Governor)


Katharine Boisseau (Staff Governor)


Sandie Andrews - Headteacher


Litsa Anderson - Deputy Head (Associate)


Andy Murning - Deputy Head (Associate)



Membership of Penwortham Primary School Governors Committees – 2017-2018


 Note: Each Committee meets once a term and the Chairs of each Committee are shown shaded in grey. 

The Exclusions, Discipline and Appeals Committees meet as and when necessary.

Membership as at September 2017

All New Governors to be allocated to Committees following first Full Board Meeting which is November 2017.


Governors Statements


Andrew Willshire


I have over 20 years’ experience working in Communications, Public Relations and Marketing across commercial, charitable and public sector organisations, as well as four years running my own business.


I bring a wide range of skills to the Governing body including data analysis, stakeholder relations and project management.


I have two children, one at secondary school and the youngest in KS2, both of whom started school in the Nursery at Penwortham.


I have been a Governor at Penwortham since 2013.







Jason Gregory


My term of office began in March 2017 after attending all main governor meetings in an observational role since October 2016. I attend school strategy and full governing body meetings and I also sit on the Finance and Premises committee as I have a special interest in the Finance side.


Our eldest son is now in Year 6 and has been at the school since Nursery. Although his time at Penwortham is coming to an end I am keen to ensure that the school continues to provide the opportunities to the children in its care as it always has.




Kate Amis


I am an experienced governor having previously been the chair of governors at Belleville Primary School for 7 years. I remain a member of the Belleville Multi Academy Trust. I am a National Leader of Governance which means that I offer support to other schools in London and the SE to help them improve their governance - an essential on the road to school improvement. 


I have three grown up children who attended Belleville and then Graveney. Though my children are grown up and have left home I remain passionately engaged in the role of primary education and the importance of ensuring that ALL children get the best opportunities possible


I work in education project management having previously been a geography teacher then leader in secondary education. I now work at Queen Mary University, London encouraging students from all backgrounds to succeed taking geography at university.


I am currently the chair of the curriculum and standards committee and I also sit on the personnel committee.













Donna Haywood 


I work 4 days a week as a Creative Director, managing a team and designing book cover art for a major publishing house. I have experience in recruitment, project management and team leadership and I am a D&AD 'SHIFT' mentor providing support to talented young people unable to attend higher education. 


I am a lone parent with a son in year 10 at Graveney and a daughter in Year 4 at Penwortham. I have lived in Furzedown since 2004 and have witnessed many changes in the school and our area. 


Over the years Penwortham Primary has maintained its position as an ambitious, caring and nurturing school sitting in the heart of a strong local community. I am keen to ensure it continues to provide the very best primary education for every child in its care. 


My term as an elected Parent Governor began in 2016. I sit on both Curriculum and Children & Families committees. With a special interest in Pupil Premium.












Matthew Huddart


I am a co-opted governor, with a specialisation in finance. I am the chair of the finance committee. I have worked in the financial industry for 17 years and I'm currently a UK Equity Portfolio Manager at AXA Investment Managers. I hold the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.  Before becoming a portfolio manager I spent ten years as an equity analyst, specializing in financial companies. Both roles involve questioning the way businesses are run, encouraging good corporate governance and a strong understanding of accounts. I have lived in Furzedown for over ten years with my wife Alisi. We have two children at Penwortham.





Lynn Selwyn-Reeves



I have lived in Furzedown for almost 20 years with my husband Iain and have one son at Penwortham. 


I am a freelance photographer and illustrator and a founding Trustee of Sprout Arts, Furzedown’s volunteer run community art space. My commercial experience includes project & supply chain management, mentoring trainees, sourcing, and product design & development through my previous roles in retail buying.


Prior to being elected Parent Governor in 2016, I Co-Chaired the PTA for 3 years.


I believe every child deserves to be encouraged within a safe and nurturing environment, to be the very best they can be, to feel valued as part of our school and to understand how we as a school contribute to our local community. 


I am chair of the children, families & community committee and serve on the resources committee. I am link governor for Creative Curriculum, PSHE, Inclusion EAL and Inclusion MAGT, and Governor representative on the school Rights Respecting committee.










Waseem Milan



I am  a HR Business Systems and Processes Director working for a technology company which supports the travel industry and has extensive knowledge of this area working with IT applications. I have children in year 1 and year 5 at Penwortham, as well as an older child at Graveney and twins who will start nursery in September. I have lived locally all his life and is a former pupil at both Penwortham and Graveney.

Katharine Boisseau



I have been teaching for 7 years and have worked at Penwortham Primary school since 2013. Prior to teaching at Penwortham, I taught for two years in a school in Croydon teaching across KS1.Before teaching I gained a degree in Fine Arts, and afterwards completed my PGCE at Kingston University. I am currently teaching in Year 3 and lead the year group. I have recently taken on the role of Maths Lead and am striving to raise the standards in Maths across the school. I believe in Penwortham’s vision to be an excellent school, where equality and well-being are at the heart of all that we do.





Julia Jenkinson

I am clinical psychologist and for the last two years I have worked in a specialist school for children (aged 5-16) with social, emotional and mental health difficulties. Prior to this I worked for 5 years with children and their families at a pupil referral unit in North London.
In my previous career I worked as a social worker in an inner London child protection service and for a child and adolescent mental health service - working with children who had experienced trauma.


I believe that children who feel safe and cared for are better able to learn and good pastoral care lays the foundation for children to achieve.

I have three children all of whom attended Penwortham School and are now at Graveney School.

Rachel Kamm

I started as a co-opted governor in autumn 2018. I am a lawyer, with a particular interest in education issues. I have lived in Tooting Graveney for more than ten years and became a governor because I wanted to get more involved in my local community.


Ofsted Report November 2017

  Ofsted Report July 2013
We are committed to a positive use of the performance management system, seeing it not only as a value to the school, but also to the professional development of each individual teacher. Whilst we obviously hope that staff will develop a commitment to our school and enjoy working with us, we will also enable and encourage staff to look forward and plan their future career.
We are proud of and look after our school. It was built in 1908 and we celebrated our centenary with a number of events. Attached to the Main Building is our purpose-built Nursery and Dinner Centre which was re-developed and completed in January 2000. In the grounds we have a Reception block, which opened in 2014, and our Arts Centre located at the end of the KS1 playground. We also have a Year 6 block under construction which is due for completion in December 2015 in the KS2 playground and is sited next to our All Weather AstroTurf Sports Pitch. We are currently working very closely with our PTA in improving our grounds and outdoor facilities for all our pupils.

Penwortham has had a lift in operation since July 2006 making us a fully accessible school – this is in line with our fully inclusive policy. We were awarded Healthy School Status in Spring 2010 and we also met FMSiS Standards.

Lynne Barratt,
Chair of Governors 

Please see attached document for Governors attendance at Committee meetings during the 2014-2015 academic year