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

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 Committee Declaration of Business Interests
Ms Patricia DurrChair of Governors Co-opted 01/10/13 Standards Resources Strategy Nil
Ms Isabella Warnke Parent 08/05/18 TBC Nil
Ms Julie WoodVice Chair Co-opted 06/10/14 Resources StrategyChair of Resources Nil
Ms Sally Williams Headteacher Headteacher 01/01/14 Standards Resources Strategy Nil
Ms Dhara Vyas Parent 08/05/18 TBC Nil
Mrs Sara Hopkins Co-opted 06/10/14 Resources Business Manager Montem Primary
Mr Adrian Walcott Co-opted 01/10/13 Resources Nil
Mr Steve Donegan Co-opted 01/10/13 Resources Nil
Ms Orlaine McDonald Staff 01/06/12 Standards Nil
Mr Mark White Co-opted 11/11/15 Resources Nil
Ms Maureen Boyle Co-opted 11/11/15 Standards Nil
Ms Catrin Gruffydd-Jones Parent  21/11/17 Standards  Nil
Ms Raj Blanchard Co-opted  06/12/17 Standards  Nil