The Myatt Garden Governing Body

 Who are we?

 We are all volunteers who are passionate about Myatt Garden and the important role of schools in society.

We want to make a positive contribution to our communities and help Myatt Garden School provide the best possible education for all children.

 We believe in the power of partnership with parents, teachers and governors to transform children’s lives.

 There are several types of governor: parent, community, local authority, staff.

 What do we do?

Governors work as a team (the Governing Body) in partnership with the Head Teacher to promote continuous improvement in the school’s performance.

 We are responsible and accountable for major decisions about the school and its future such as:

  • setting the school’s values, vision and strategic aims;
  • monitoring and evaluating performance;
  • setting budgets;
  • ensuring that the school is accountable to children, parents, staff and the wider community.

When do we meet?

The full governing body meets twice every term. We also have three committees: Strategy; Resources and Standards, which meet twice a term in the evenings. Some governors have additional responsibilities for particular areas of school business such as child protection, looked after children and health and safety.

Dates of our meetings are always advertised in the fortnightly school newsletter Minutes of the Governing Body Meetings can be requested by emailing with details of your request.

Our Governor attendance data can be found here: Governors Attendance Data 2017-2018

How can I find out more about being a governor?

General information about the background and roles and responsibilities of schools governors is available on the Department for Education website. You can ask at reception or visit: for more information about becoming a governor.

If you want to speak to us, look out for information about our half termly visits to talk to parents and carers in the school newsletter. You can also contact the Chair of Governors by emailing:

 Governors’ Register of Interests

Name of Governor Category of Governor Date of Appointment Term Length Committee Declaration of Business Interests
Ms Patricia DurrChair of Governors Co-opted 01/10/17 4 years Standards Resources Strategy Nil
Ms Helena BurkeVice Chair Associate Member 16/05/18 1 year StandardsStrategy Vice Principal Bridge Academy Hackney
Ms Julie Wood Co-opted 06/10/14 4 years Resources Nil
Ms Sally Williams Headteacher Headteacher 01/01/14 Standards Resources Strategy Nil
Mrs Sara Hopkins Vice- Chair Co-opted 06/10/14 4 years Chair of Resources Business Manager Montem Primary
Mr Adrian Walcott Associate Member 01/10/17 4 years Resources Nil
Jude Kerr Co-opted 13/07/18 4 years Resources Nil
Ms Orlaine McDonald Staff 01/06/17 4 Years Standards Nil
Mr Mark Gregory- White Co-opted 11/11/15 4 years Resources Nil
Ms Maureen Boyle Co-opted 11/11/15 4 years Standards Nil
Ms Catrin Gruffydd-Jones Co-opted 01/10/17 4 years Standards Nil
Ms Raj Blanchard LA Governor 06/12/2017 4 years Standards Nil
Ms Dhara Vyass Parent Governor 08/05/2018 4 years TBC Nil
Ms Isabella Warnke Parent Governor 08/05/2018 4 years TBC Nil