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Meet the Governors

Welcome to our Governors’ section.

Minutes of the Governing Body meetings are available on request by contacting the school office.

Who's who in the King Alfred Governing Body.....

Cathy Ruiz

 

  • Role: Chair of Governors, Co-opted Governor,  Safeguarding & Child Protection SEND/Inclusion & LAC
  • Committees: Resources, Standards, Pay, 
  • Appointed:  7/9/2016   by KAF Governing Body
  • Term of Office: 4 years; Expires: 7/9/2020
  • Business/Percuniary Interests: None Declared
  • Attendance at full governing body meetings over last academic year, 2018-19: 100%

George Kwasniewski

 

  • Role:  Vice Chair, LA Governor,  Pupil premium link governor
  • Committees: Resources, Standards
  • Appointed:  11/7/2017   by Local Authority
  • Term of Office: 4 years; Expires: 11/7/2021
  • Business/Percuniary Interests: Consultancy work for Lewisham school services
  • Attendance at full governing body meetings over last academic year, 2018-19: 66%

Frances Ward

 

  • Role:  Co-opted Governor, Health and Safety link governor 
  • Committees: Resources, Standards
  • Appointed:  7/9/16  by KAF Governing body
  • Term of Office: 4 years; Expires: 7/9/20
  • Business/Percuniary Interests: None Declared
  • Attendance at full governing body meetings over last academic year, 2018-19: 67%

 

Elaine Thomas

 

  • Role:  Co-opted Governor, Chair of Standards Committee, EYFS link governor
  • Committees: Resources, Standards
  • Appointed:  7/9/16  by KAF Governing body
  • Term of Office: 4 years; Expires: 7/9/20
  • Business/Percuniary Interests:  Member of Aquinas Street Ltd, Godmother to Karen Cartwright
  • Attendance at full governing body meetings over last academic year, 2018-19: 100%

Dave Leach

 

  • Role:  Co-opted Governor  
  • Committees: Resources, Standards
  • Appointed:  7/9/16  by KAF Governing body
  • Term of Office: 4 years; Expires: 7/9/20
  • Business/Percuniary Interests: Works as Premises Officer for the King Alfred Federation.  Married to Hilary Leach (TA at Athelney School).  Father of Hannah Sweeney (TA at Athelney School) 
  • Attendance at full governing body meetings over last academic year, 2018-19: 67%

Karen Cartwright

 

  • Role:  Staff Governor, Website link governor
  • Committees: Resources, Standards
  • Appointed:  7/9/16  by Staff
  • Term of Office: 4 years; Expires: 7/9/20
  • Business/Percuniary Interests: Works as Deputy Head Teacher at Elfrida School 
  • Attendance at full governing body meetings over last academic year, 2018-19: 100%

Elizabeth Sappor

 

  • Role:  Parent Governor
  • Committees: Resources, Standards
  • Appointed:  31/10/17  by Parents
  • Term of Office: 4 years; Expires: 31/10/21
  • Business/Percuniary Interests: Parent of a child at Athelney School, employed as a physiotherapist at University Hospital Lewisham
  • Attendance at full governing body meetings over last academic year, 2018-19: 33%

Charlotte Tyler

 

  • Role:  Co-opted Governor, Maths link governor
  • Committees: Resources, Standards
  • Appointed:  31/10/17  by KAF Governing body
  • Term of Office: 4 years; Expires: 31/10/21
  • Business/Percuniary Interests: Employed as a solicitor at Weightmans LLP
  • Attendance at full governing body meetings over last academic year, 2018-19: 67%

Hannah Thackwray

 

  • Role:  Co-opted Governor
  • Committees: Resources, Standards
  • Appointed:  31/10/17  by KAF Governing body
  • Term of Office: 4 years; Expires: 31/10/21
  • Business/Percuniary Interests: Employed as Development and Alumni Relations manager at Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School, External Trustee at Cambridge University Students Union
  • Attendance at full governing body meetings over last academic year, 2018-19: 67%

Brad Owen

 

  • Role:  Co-opted Governor
  • Committees: Resources, Standards
  • Appointed:  5/11/19  by KAF Governing body
  • Term of Office: 4 years; Expires: 5/11/23
  • Business/Percuniary Interests: Employed as Head of Commercial at Horniman Museum and Gardens
  • Attendance at full governing body meetings over last academic year, 2018-19: n/a

Kathryn Wong

 

  • Role:  Executive Headteacher
  • Committees: Resources, Standards
  • Appointed:  N/A  
  • Term of Office: N/A
  • Business/Percuniary Interests: None Declared
  • Attendance at full governing body meetings over last academic year, 2018-19: 100%

Elizabeth Newton

 

  • Role:  Associate Governor (No Voting Rights) Head of School - Elfrida
  • Committees: Resources, Standards
  • Appointed:  N/A  
  • Term of Office: N/A
  • Business/Percuniary Interests: Head of School at Elfrida Primary School
  • Attendance at full governing body meetings over last academic year, 2018-19: 100%

Nathalie Dummer

 

  • Role:  Associate Governor (No Voting Rights) Head of School - Athelney
  • Committees: Resources, Standards
  • Appointed:  N/A  
  • Term of Office: N/A
  • Business/Percuniary Interests: Head of School at Athelney Primary school.  Husband employed by PC Werth ltd. Equipment supplied to Lewisham Hearing
    Impaired Service and K.A.F.
  • Attendance at full governing body meetings over last academic year, 2018-19: 100%

Governing Body Key Information

Governor's Declarations of Interest

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