School Governors

We have recently joined the Wyvern Federation.

The new Parent Governors are for the Wyvern Federation Governing Board are:

  • Jessica Halstead from Ashmole Primary School
  • Natalie Thompson from Wyvil Primary School

We look forward to working with you.

Many thanks to all those who stood and all who voted.

We are the Herbert Morrison Associate Governors

Owain Thomas

Chair of Governors –Co-opted Governor – originally from South Wales, has lived in London since leaving university in 1994 and is now a barrister.

Date of appointment: TO BE UPDATED 
Term of office: TO BE UPDATED
Register of interests: none

Christopher Toye:

Executive Headteacher for the Wyvern Federation of schools which includes Wyvil Primary School, Ashmole Primary School, Vauxhall Primary School and Aurora House.
Date of appointment: 01.09.16
Term of office: Governor ex-officio n/a
Register of interests: Executive Headteacher for Wyvern Federation. Governor at Lilian Baylis Technology School. Anglo Portuguese School Trustee.

Lucy Peake

Head of School– grew up in Pimlico and has been at HMPS since 1997. BEd Honours in Education and Natinal Professional Qualification Headship.
Date of appointment: 01.06.14
Term of office: TO BE UPDATED
Register of interests: none

Neil Moorcroft

 Co-opted Governor – Assistant Headteacher. Neil has been at HMPS since 2001. He studied to be a teacher at Roehampton Institute.
Date of appointment: 08.12.14
Term of office: TO BE UPDATED

Register of interests: none

John Connolly

Parent Governor – An educationalist who works for England’s Children’s Commissioner, John was previously with the Teacher Training Agency and the Department of Education. 
Date of appointment: 05.12.1
Term of office: TO BE UPDATED
Register of interests: none

Helen Whitehouse

Local Authority Governor – Helen has been a civil servant for over 10 years, working for the Ministry of Justice. Sh
Date of appointment: 01.09.14
Term of office: TO BE UPDATED 
Register of interests: none

Deepesh Patel 

Originally from Cheltenham, Deepesh has lived in London for 3 years since leaving Durham University. Deepesh is Director at Trade Finance Global. Previously he was the Digital Acquisition Manager at Travelex, and before that, worked with the British Science Association and co-founded a science education company. He is a fellow of the New Entrepreneurs Foundation and is a passionate advocate for STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects.
Date of appointment: 30.11.15
Term of office: 29.11.19
Register of interests: none

Vanessa Bennett

Staff Governor – Assistant Headteacher. Vanessa has taught at Herbert Morrison since 2000 after completing her PGCE at South Bank University. 
Date of appointment: 28.11.16
Term of office: 27.11.20

Wyvern Governing Body

Name and Category of Governor

Relevant business/personal interests 2019 - 2020

Term of Office Ends

 

Executive Headteacher

 

Mr Chris Toye - Executive Headteacher

 

Executive Headteacher for Wyvern Federation. Governor at Lilian Baylis Technology School.

Maiden Erlegh Trust – Trustee

Anglo Portuguese School of London - Trustee

N/A (Governor ex-oficio)

 

Parents - 2 Places

 

Ms Jessica Halstead

Child attend Ashmole Primary School

11th July 2023

 

Ns Natalie Thompson

Children attend Wyvil Primary School

11th July 2023

 

Staff  - 1 Place

 

Ms Natalie Graham

Teacher at Vauxhall Primary School

11th July 2023

 

LA - 1 Place

Mark Birrell

 

11th July 2023

Partnership - 2 Places

Mr Anil Fernandez

 

11th July 2023

Mr Phil Higgins (Chair)

 

11th July 2023

Co-opted - 8 Places

Mr Tony Andrews

 

Emergency Planning Manager - Westminster City Council. Director of own residential freehold company.

11th July 2023

Mr John Connolly

 

11th July 2023

Mr Josh Hardie

 

Children attend Ashmole Primary School

11th July 2023

Ms Juliet Hobday (Vice-Chair)

 

11th July 2023

Mr Issa Issa

Children attend Vauxhall Primary School

11th July 2023

Mr Deepesh Patel

 

11th July 2023

Ms Valerie Pryce

 

School Business Manager for Wyvern Federation.

11th July 2023

Mr Nash Rajan

Children attend Wyvil Primary School

11th July 2023

Ms Katherine Vik

Freelance web developer

11th July 2023

Ms Tracey Walters

Children attend Aurora House

11th July 2023

Associate Members of Governing Body

Ms Louise Banér

Children attend Ashmole Primary School.

11th July 2023

Ms Karen Foster

 

11th July 2023

 

 Governing Body Meeting attendance

There are three Wyvern Governing Body meetings per year; one in each term – Autumn, Spring and Summer.

There are three School Committee meetings per year; one in each term - Autumn, Spring and Summer

Please click on the academic year to view attendance records:

If you wish to speak to any of our governors, please contact the school office on 0207 720 3439 or email admin@herbertmorrison.lambeth.sch.uk.

Part of the Wyvern Federation