James HealeArticle Image

Headteacher

Member of all Committees

Declarations of interest – None

Other governorships – None

 

 

 

 

Fahri FrancisArticle Image

Deputy Head

Declarations of interest - None 

Other governorships - None  

 

Hello, my name is Fahri Francis and I am proud to assume the role of Deputy Headteacher at Allfarthing Primary School. I have been working in primary education and senior leadership for over a decade and have led on English, Curriculum, Assessment and Safeguarding amongst other areas.  I value the importance of creating a learning environment that is characterised by empathy, mutual support and, above all, an inclusion of all pupils. I have played a key role in school improvement of teaching and learning, supporting the achievement of a positive Ofsted rating in a school that was previously requiring improvement. I have completed an MA in Child Centred Interprofessional Practice, NPQSL and I take great pride in my commitment to teaching excellence. I have thoroughly enjoyed my profession in primary education and plan to be at the forefront of tracking initiatives to continue to ensure that Allfarthing can respond to the challenges of a changing economy. ‚Äč

 

Katie ClarkArticle Image

Staff Governor
Term of Office – September 2021-2025
Declarations of interest – None
Other governorships – None

 

Hi, my name is Katie Clark and I have recently been appointed as staff governor. I am currently in my sixth year of teaching. I have been at Allfarthing for four years and I am currently teaching in Year 5. I have loved my time in Allfarthing so far and welcome this opportunity to become more involved its development and progress. Living near by, I have a good insight into the local community and look forward to developing this relationship as well.

 

Hannah SnashallArticle Image

Parent Governor

September 2019-2023

Chair of CFC Committee

Link Governor for English & SEN & Place2Be

Declarations of interest – None

 

 

Hi, my name is Hannah and I’m really proud to be a Parent Governor at Allfarthing.  Our 3 children have been through the school and our youngest is now in year 6.  We feel so fortunate to have been able to send our children to such a wonderful, committed and supportive school.  I’ve always had a keen interest in education and have recently worked as a Teaching Assistant in another local primary school, which has helped me further understand the magnitude of what our school does each and every day for every child.  I hope that I can help in some small way to ensure that we are always striving to be better whilst recognising all that we do well, which is a lot! 

I have recently taken over from Alison Olmi as Chair of the CFC (Children, Families and Community) committee and hope to use my experience as a parent and previous Chair of the PTA to help me fulfil this role.

 

David Forbes

Parent GovernorArticle Image

September 2019-2023

Chair of Finance & Premises Committee

Link Governor for Maths

Declarations of interest – None

 

 

Hi, I’m David Forbes.  I'm looking forward to contributing the experience I’ve built both professionally and as a parent to the school as a parent governor.  I have two children at Allfarthing School.  Our schools are an important part of the local community and fundamentally shape the future of our children – both in terms of the skills learned and the friendships built.  Allfarthing is one of the most positive schools in the area - the school encourages a love of learning and sets high expectations.

 

Lorraine Wait

Co-chair of Governors

LA Governor Article Image
Term of Office: July 2020-2024, first appointed in July 2018
Link Governor for Governor Induction & Staff Performance Management
Chair of Staffing Committee 
Member of Staffing and Finance & Premises Committees
Declarations of interest – None
Other governorships – None

 

As a parent and local resident I am honoured to be a governor at Allfarthing School.  Having taken on the the role of Co-Chair of the governing body, I have gained an insight into the runnings of the school and enjoy supporting the school leaders in their management of the school.  It is evident across the school the passion the teachers have for the quality of education for the children and their care for the well being of all the children.


 

Matt NewmanArticle Image

Associate Member
Term of Office – September 2021-2024

Declarations of interest – None
Other governorships – None

 

Hi, I'm Matt Newman. I'm a dad of 3 and all attend Allfarthing.  I was educated in south London state schools and I'm a passionate believer in the need for a high quality state education to drive equal opportunity. Education is a foundation upon which our children will build their lives, and I believe the challenge that state education must meet is to offer opportunity and excellence to everyone. School budgets are under increasing pressure though, so I hope to bring ideas, enthusiasm and the skills I have developed professionally as a lawyer to being a school parent governor, supporting the head and the teaching staff in the many challenges ahead as they strive to make Allfarthing the best school it can be.

 

Sasha RalphArticle Image

Parent Governor
Term of Office – Sept 2021-2025

Link Governor for Safeguarding
Declarations of interest – None
Other governorships – None

 

I have one child at Allfarthing School. Since moving to Wandsworth 4 years ago, we set our sights on joining Allfarthing and we have not been disappointed. I believe the school sees continuous progress in striving for excellence and I would like to support this wherever I can, as well as making a contribution toward providing a safe and welcoming school community.

I have worked in child protection for a number of years and my passion continues to be supporting our children to become the best version of themselves, to strengthen them as individuals and to empower them with education.

 

Rachel AmankwaArticle Image

Co-Opted Governor
Term of Office – September 2021-2025

Link Governor for Curriculum & Pupil Premium & Wellbeing

Chair of Curriculum Committee

Declarations of interest – None
Other governorships – None

 

I transferred my children to this school because I truly believe in the school's motto of ' excellence for all', I believe in the school's faculty and the great community within the school and its surrounding and that is why the school needs good governors to facilitate communication between the groups. My six years as a governor at our former school in my view has given knowledge and experience to perform well in this role. This has helped me to understand how to bridge the gap between the constraints of the faculty and the demands of the community. I hope to able be serve this community and provide an environment that fosters 'excellence for all'.

 

James FrancisArticle Image

Co-Chair of Governors

Co-opted Governor
Term of Office – Sept 2018 - 2022

Link Governor for Sport/PE Funding
Declarations of interest – None
Other governorships – None

 

As an Earlsfield resident for the last 6 years, I feel very much part of the local community. Local schools are one of the foundations of any community and this was one of the reasons I decided to become a school governor.

I joined the Governing Board in September 2018 and have been hugely impressed with the school and the environment and culture within it. I hope to use my skill-set as a solicitor to help Allfarthing continue its progression and development over the next four years.

 

Jon-Paul Brett

Co-opted GovernorArticle Image

Term of Office – Sept 2020 - 2024

Link Governor for Recovery Programme & Website Compliance

Declarations of interest – None
Other governorships – None

 

I am proud to join Allfarthing as a school governor in one of the most challenging years for education and society.  I have been impressed by the progressive approach and vision of the school, and I very much look forward to contributing to the next chapter.  I bring a broad set of professional experience including business strategy, management and technology, which I hope will allow me to add value to Allfarthing over the next 4 years.

 

James CorryArticle Image

Parent Governor

Term of Office – Sept 2021 - 2025

Link Governor for More Able Pupils & GDPR and Cyber Security

Declarations of interest - None

 

As a resident of Earlsfield since 2013 I have witnessed first hand the community spirit that encompasses the area. Education and schooling are at the heart of the community and it’s a privilege to be entrusted with the future of Allfarthing School and the children’s well-being. With my son in Year 1 and my daughter due to start reception next year I am passionate about the continued improvement of the school and along with the head teacher, staff and governors we all strive for ‘outstanding’ recognition. Having held a governor role at another local school, in which I was Chair of Finance, I understand the budget tightening and difficulties involved in running a school. The key in my mind though is to have the children and staff at the centre of any school decision. Strong morale and smiling children creates the right atmosphere for learning and developing. I strive in some small way to contribute to this ongoing culture.

 

Veronica AmegahArticle Image

Co-Opted Governor

Term of Office - May 2022-2026

Declarations of interest - None

Other governorships - None

 

Hi, I am Victoria Amegah and I have recently been appointed as co-opted governor.  I've got 15 years' worth of experience in the education sector, at nursery, primary and higher education levels.  I currently work for City, University of London at Bayes Business School.

I hope my expertise in education, communciations and being a working mother will be valuable to the school to improve communications with parents, carers and the local community.  I also wish to ensure that the wellbeing of children and staff remians at the forefront of the school's priorities, as well as the children's learning, especially during times of difficulty.

I aim to represent Allfarthing diverse community within the local governing body and utilise my range of skills and experience to work alongside the excellent team at Allfarthing to improve on their high standards for all our children.

 

How to contact the Governors 

If you would like to contact the governors directly please email Lorraine Wait or James Francis, both Co-chair of Governors, on governors@allfarthing.wandsworth.sch.uk

 

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