The structure of St. Joseph's Governing Body is:
- Two Parent Governors
- The Headteacher
- One Staff Governor
- One Local Authority Governor
- Eight Foundation Governors
- One Co-Opted Governor
We also invite Associate Members with particular skills to partner with us.
School governors have a wide range of responsibilities. They help to raise the standards of pupil achievement and plan the school's future direction. Governors are also accountable for the performance of the school to parents and the wider community. At St. Joseph's, the Governing Body takes an active role and visits the school regularly.
I was appointed Foundation Governor in January 2016 for a 4 year term by the Catholic Diocese of Southwark and elected Chair of Governors in July 2018. I also sit on the Children, Families and Community Committee and also the Complaints/Disciplinary Panel. I am also the designated Safeguarding Governor. I am a business consultant and trainer.
As Headteacher of St Joseph's Catholic Primary school, I attend all committee and full governing body meetings. I joined the Governing Body as an Ex-Officio in September 2014 when I began my role at the school as Deputy Headteacher. Having previously been a governor at 2 other primary schools, I have had the experience to support with the strategic direction of the school.
I am a Foundation Governor - supporting the Catholic ethos of the school and focusing on good governance. I sit on the Resources Committee. I work in Business Rescue at the financial services firm, Deloitte, and I am a Fellow of the Chartered Accountants' professional body, the ICAEW. When all that isn't keeping me out of trouble. I have founded a vocal group with some friends, and love to spend time with family, friends and my dog.
I was elected as Staff Governor in May 2015 for a 4 year term. I am proud to have taught at St Josephs for 10 years and I am the Nursery teacher and EYFS leader. I am Chair of the Curriculum and Achievement Committee.
I was appointed Foundation Governor in April 2014 for a 4 year term, by the Catholic Diocese of Southwark and reappointed for a further term, from April 2018. I am a governor on the Resources committee. I am retired and enjoy looking after my grandchildren, singing and boating.
I was originally appointed Foundation Governor in May 2012 for a 4 year term, by the Catholic Diocese of Southwark. In May 2016 I was reappointed for a further 4 year term. I am a member of the Children, Families and Community Committee. I have first hand experience of dyslexia and delayed speech linked to Down’s Syndrome. Also, I am a trained Bereavement Counsellor.
I was appointed a Local Authority Governor in March 2017 for a four-year term and was elected Vice-Chair of Governors in July 2018. I sit on the Curriculum and Achievement Committee. I work for a Member of Parliament in the House of Commons and in my spare time am a keen musician. I speak several European languages and am particularly interested in EAL.
I was elected Parent Governer to the Governing Body in November 2017 for a 4-year term. At present, I am a full-time mum with 2 children attending St Joseph's. I find St Joseph's to be a wholesome school with bags of potential and they have a great team running it - which I am privileged to be a part of. Besides running my home, I enjoy travelling, the arts and baking.
I was appointed a Foundation Governor in June 2018 and am a parishioner and active choir and community member at St Raphael’s Church. My career has been across the financial and not-for-profit health insurance sectors: ensuring the smooth running of the business operations, staff management and serving on various committees including grant-making and audit. In my spare time, I enjoy studying Italian, attending history and Arts Society lectures and gardening.
Ania Pankowska Mason
I was appointed Associate Member of the Governing Body of St Joseph's in July 2018. I have been working for John Lewis Partnership over 16 years where I have gained an extensive toolkit of professional skills in: Financial Accounting and Planning, Business Partnering, Investments Appraisal and Team Management. My key strengths are in effective relationship building and cross-functional collaboration across all stakeholder levels.I am looking forward to putting my skills to use at St Joseph's School!
I was appointed an Associate Member of the Governing Body in December 2018. I started working in St Joseph's in 2011 as a class teacher and was appointed Deputy Headteacher in 2016. I am a member of the Curriculum and Achievement Committee.
Recently I was appointed foundation governor by the Catholic diocese of Southwark. I have been a governor in two previous school in the London borough of Sutton and was a link governor for Early Years in the last school. I work part time at a GP practice in Wimbledon village. I enjoy playing with my two grandchildren.
I was appointed as a Foundation Governor in January 2019 by the Archdiocese of Southwark. Having taught for more than 30 years, in a number of Catholic Primary Schools, I bring experience which I hope, will support St. Joseph’s in being the best school it can be.
Brenda Prag (awaiting update)