Governors

Chair of Governing Body: Mrs Heather Jones chair.governors@lovelace.rbksch.org

 

Contacting Us

The Governing Body are always happy to receive feedback from parents to assist us in supporting and challenging the school to improve further. If you would like to contact us, please use our email address at the top of this page, or approach a governor on the school gate or at a school event, or indeed write to us via the school office. For an individual worry about your child, it is always best to contact your child’s class teacher first.

About us

Full Governing Body Meetings minutes available from the Office

 

The Lovelace Governors

Name & Responsibility

Type, end of term of office, Voting rights

Background including any governance roles for other establishments

 

 

Claire Ashby

Sept-20

Co-opted

Sep-24

Behaviour, Attitudes & Personal Development

Claire is a Teaching Assistant at Lovelace, and has worked in all years of Key Stage two. She runs the Young Leaders programme at lunchtimes, and does a lot of one-to-one maths. She serves on the Children and Communities Committee, and her special interest as a Governor is the provision of maths at the school.

Roger Easton

Jun-19

Chair of Early Years & Extended Services

Co-opted

Jun-23

Early Years & Extended Services

Personnel, Finance & Premises

 

Roger retired after a long career with an international banking group headquartered in London. His experience there covered all aspects of banking from Operational Departments to Sales and Marketing in a customer focused role.  The most enjoyable, for Roger, were the last 10 years spent providing banking services for aid organisations across Europe and the Developing World. His grandchildren attend Lovelace.

Gemma Ferguson

Dec 2018

Chair of Behaviour, Attitudes & Personal Development

Parent

12/22

Behaviour, Attitudes & Personal Development

 

Gemma is an HR professional working in an outstanding partner school and is trained in safer recruitment in schools and child protection.  Gemma also chaired the Lovelace PFA for 3 years, and has two children who attend Lovelace. 

Katherine Gannon

Nov-20

Co-opted

Sep-24

Behaviour, Attitudes & Personal Development

Katherine is a primary school teacher and understands the challenges that schools are currently facing.  She has the ability to analyse and interpret pupil data and identify areas to improve; and a commitment to the education and wellbeing of all children in school. Katherine has a son and daughter attending Lovelace

Alison Hopkins

Associate

09/21

Early Years & Extended Services

An Assistant Head at Lovelace Primary School with responsibilities for the Early Years Foundation Stage and the Extended Day provision.   Alison has a wide range of experience in Early Years Education across the borough of Kingston and  joined our Headship Team  in 2009.  Alison focuses on providing each child starting their school learning journey at Lovelace with exciting and rich learning opportunities in a caring, nurturing environment.
Kirsten Hurford

Associate

09/21

Behaviour, Attitudes & Personal Development

 

Kirsten joined Lovelace in 2013 in the capacity of Inclusion Manager. Since then she has joined the Headship Team and continued to take on different aspects within the Inclusion role. She is now also the Assistant Head for Key Stage 1.

Heather Jones

Jun-19

 

Chair of Governors

Co-opted

Jun-23

Quality of Education

Early Years & Extended Services

 

Heather, born in South Africa, moved to England to do some supply teaching and travelling. After meeting her husband, she settled in London and taught English in the Royal Borough of Kingston for 14 years. She has experience with secondary age pupils who have been excluded from mainstream education due to social, emotional and behavioural difficulties. Heather has one son who attended Lovelace.

Joe Mastrocola

Nov-20

Parent

Nov-24

 

Joe is currently a secondary school maths teacher who has taught in local boroughs for the last 12 years. He is currently treasurer of the Lovelace Parents and Friends Assocation. Joe is an ex-pupil of Lovelace Primary school and has a daughter currently in Lovelace.

Stephen May

Sep-18

Vice Chair of Governors

Co-opted

Sep-22

Resources - Personnel, Finance & Premises

Early Years & Extended Services

Rob Meakin

Head Teacher

ALL

Rob joined Lovelace as Head Teacher in January 2014 following over 10 years as a head teacher in the London Borough of Richmond. He trained locally at Kingston University. 

Helen Price

Sep-20

Associate

Sep-24

Quality of Education

A qualified teacher with experience of nearly 20 years, Helen has worked at Lovelace since 2004. She has worked in different areas of the school but predominantly in KS2 and more specifically in Year 6. More recently she has joined the Inclusion team and is now holds the SENCo role. Her interests for the school include SEN and English.

John Reid

Sep-20

Chair of Resources, Personnel, Finances & Premises Committee

Local Authority

Sep-24

Resources - Personnel, Finance & Premises

 

A Chartered Engineer with experience in all aspects of projects work, John has been a governor at Lovelace for over 25 years; including spells as chair, vice-chair and also chairing various committees.  His principal interests for the school include health and safety and premises.  

Matt Sedgwick

Associate

Sep-21

Resources - Personnel, Finance & Premises Quality of Education

Matt has worked at Lovelace since September 2002. Previously, he spent 5 years in Essex where he completed his initial teacher training, his NQT year and taught in several schools.  Marriage and relocation brought him to South West London. All his children have attended Lovelace. During his time at Lovelace he has had many roles and since March 2010 he has been the Deputy Head Teacher: “I love working and serving our school community and it is a privilege to see how we have grown.”

Aileen Sellers

Sep-20

Staff Governor

Sep-24

Quality of Education

Elaine Whelan

Sep-20

Chair of Quality of Education

Co-opted

Sep-24

Quality of Education

Elaine is a Business Analyst with experience of all aspects of project work from developing ideas, analysing data, challenging options and costs through to testing and implementing appropriate solutions. Elaine’s daughter attended Lovelace and during her time there Elaine was a Reading Ranger, helping out with swimming and school trips and was an active member of the PFA.  Elaine joined the Board in September 2016.

Pete Wigginton

Jun-19

Co-opted

Jun-23

Resources - Personnel, Finance & Premises

Pete is an independent consultant on International & European VAT recovery services for the retail and T&E sectors. He has worked in the financial services industry in a number of roles, from IT Director to Sales Director, for several high profile companies. Pete’s children have both attended Lovelace. 

 

   

 

 



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