Members of the Governing Body

Simon Wattam - Ex Officio

Simon is the Head Teacher at Goose Green. He has worked in primary schools in South London since 2003, occasionally lectures at Goldsmiths College and loves riding his bike.

Committee: Curriculum, Operations & Staffing and Performance & Standards
Governor Link Role: N/A
Appointed by: Headteacher (ex-officio)
Date of appointment: 01/09/2017
Business interests declared: None

Rob Miller - Chair

Rob works as an ICT director in local government.

He has two children currently attending Goose Green.

Committee: Curriculum (Chair) and Operations & Staffing
Governor Link Role: Developing reputation & ICT
Appointed by: Trust Board Representative
Date of appointment: 04/07/2016
Term of office: 04/07/2016 to 03/07/2020
Business interests declared: None

Ruth Coward - Vice Chair

Ruth is a civil servant working on environmental policy at Defra, with experience in research and consultancy for ethical investment funds. 

She lives locally and has three children at Goose Green school.

Committee: Performance & Standards (Chair)
Governor Link Role: Performance & data
Appointed by: Co-opted governor
Date of appointment: 19/11/2014
Term of office: 19/11/2014 to 18/11/2018
Business interests declared: None

Gilly Nash

Gilly is a developmental psychologist, a mother of two grown up children and a grandma of three younger ones.

She has lived locally for many years and has been a community governor at Goose Green since 2012.

Committee: Curriculum
Governor Link Role: Safeguarding
Appointed by: Community governor
Date of appointment: 30/05/2016
Term of office: 30/05/2016 to 29/05/2020
Business interests declared: None

Louise Partridge

Louise is Deputy Head of Goose Green. She brings a wealth of experience of Primary school teaching.

She has a special interest in Early Years Education.

Committee: Curriculum, Operations & Staffing and Performance & Standards
Governor Link Role: N/A
Appointed by: Staff governor
Date of appointment: 21/05/2015
Term of office: 12/07/2019 to 11/07/2023
Business interests declared: None

Tim Souster

Tim is a primary school teacher in South London and has two daughters who are enjoying their time at Goose Green.

Committee: Performance and Standards
Governor Link Role: SEND and Inclusion
Appointed by: Parent governor
Date of appointment: 04/07/2016
Term of office: 04/07/2016 to 03/07/2020
Business interests declared: None

Thomas Jarvis

Tom lives in Peckham and has two children at Goose Green. He is the legal director of the book publisher HarperCollins and has always admired the sense of creativity at Goose Green.

Committee: Operations and Staffing Committee (Chair)
Governor Link Role: Operations & Staffing
Appointed by: Co-opted governor
Date of appointment: 30/10/2017
Term of office: 30/10/2017 to 29/10/2021

Anna Grant

Anna is a lecturer in Education at Goldsmiths University of London, working on the Primary PGCE and BA Hons Education, Culture and Society. Her specialism is in Mathematics and Children’s Literature. Anna loves reading, swimming and cycling.

Committee: Curriculum
Governor Link Role: Teaching & Learning
Appointed by: Co-opted governor
Date of appointment: 21/03/2019
Term of office: 21/03/2019 to 20/03/2023
Business interests declared: None

Charlene Reid

Charlene teaches in Year One at Goose Green and has extensive experience of primary teaching in South London.

Committee: Curriculum and Performance & Standards
Governor Link Role: N/A
Appointed by: Staff governor
Date of appointment: 12/07/2019
Term of office: 12/07/2019 to 11/07/2023
Business interests declared: None

Karen Barke

Karen has extensive senior management experience in local government and currently leads the estate regeneration work in a large London local authority. She lives locally and brings experience of delivering a wide range of major capital projects to the governing body.

Committee: Operations & Staffing
Governor Link Role: Premises
Appointed by: Co-opted governor
Date of appointment: 04/07/2019
Term of office: 04/07/2019 and 03/07/2023
Business interests declared: None

Felicia Johnston

Felicia has worked in a range of executive support roles, including large businesses and the House of Lords, giving her lots of experience of governance. She lives locally and is very interested in education.

Committee: Performance & Standards
Governor Link Role: Pupil Premium
Appointed by: Community governor
Date of appointment: 14/11/2019
Term of office: 14/11/2019 and 13/11/2023

Hannah Musisi

Hannah has senior business experience and has been a charity trustee in the past. She lives locally in South East London and has children at primary school and pre-school age. She is keen to become a governor to use her skills to contribute to the local community.

Committee: Performance & Standards
Governor Link Role: Pupil Premium
Appointed by: Community governor
Date of appointment: 14/11/2019
Term of office: 14/11/2019 and 13/11/2023

Previous Governors (who have served in the past 12 months)

Bridie Tooher

Bridie is currently a civil servant working for the Department of Education.

She lives locally and brings finance and business experience to the governing body.

Committee: Performance & Standards
Governor Link Role: Pupil Premium
Appointed by: Community governor
Date of appointment: 02/07/2018
Term of office: 02/07/2018 to 04/07/2019 (resigned)
Business interests declared: None

John Lumley

John lives locally and is the Regeneration Director for a London local authority with experience of delivering a wide range of capital projects. He has been a trustee of a number of charities, with expertise in governance as a result.

Committee: Operations & Staffing
Governor Link Role: Special projects - playground refurbishment
Appointed by: Co-opted governor
Date of appointment: 16/04/2018
Term of office: 16/04/2018 to 04/07/2019 (resigned)
Business interests declared: None