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Our Current Governors

CHAIR OF GOVERNORS

Emma Healey


Co-opted Governor Infant and Junior School
Elected by: Appointed by Governing Board
Term Dates: 1 September 2021 until 31 August 2025

Declaration of Interests: None
Other Governorships: None

 

 

Emma has served as the Chair of Governors since July 2020 and is a member of the Curriculum & Achievement Committee (with subject links to Maths, Music and Science).  She was first elected as a parent governor in 2018 having been inspired to volunteer by her own three children’s happy and successful experiences at Honeywell (one is still there).  Alongside being a governor she has also volunteered with the PTFA and as a maths parent helper, and is currently a parent reader working with Year 1.  She feels privileged to support the Schools at the core of what they are striving to achieve in education. 

Emma brings to the governing body professional skills acquired as a former corporate/commercial solicitor over 15 years, with specialisms in commercial contracts, data protection and intellectual property.  She has discovered that being a governor is really a continuous learning curve which makes the role interesting and rewarding. Emma particularly enjoys the strategic management side of her role, and the time she spends with all the people that make up the Honeywell school community, as well as actively engaging with other governors in Wandsworth. 

 

 

HEAD TEACHERS

Jane Neal

Ex-Officio by virtue of office as
Head Teacher Honeywell Infant School

Member of all Committees

Term Dates: Whilst appointed

Declaration of Interests: Employment – Honeywell Infant School

Other Governorships: None

 

Fiona Arnold

Ex-Officio by virtue of office as
Head Teacher Honeywell Infant School

Member of all Committees

Term Dates: Whilst appointed

Declaration of Interests: Employment – Honeywell Infant School

Other Governorships: None

 

Jo Clarke

Ex-Officio by virtue of office as
Head Teacher Honeywell Junior School
Member of all Committees
Term Dates: January 2020 - Whilst appointed
Declaration of Interests: Employment – Honeywell Junior School
Other Governorships: None

 

GOVERNORS

Rosanna Gudgin 

 

Junior Staff Governor (Teacher)

Elected by Junior School Staff
Term Dates: 1 September 2021 - 31 August 2025

Declaration of Interests: Employment at Honeywell Junior School
Other Governorships: None

 

 

Karen Holton

Infant Staff Governor (Teacher)

Elected by Infant School Staff

Term Dates: 1 September 2020  - 31 August 2024

Declaration of Interests: Employment Honeywell Infant School

Other Governorships: None

 

Alice Prosser

Co-opted Governor Infant School

Chair of the Curriculum Committee

Appointed by Governing Body

Term Dates: 1 February 2019 - 31 January 2023

Declaration of Interests: None
Other Governorships: None

 

Alice has been a governor for 9 years, starting as a parent governor when my children were in Years 2 and 4 at Honeywell. I became a Governor because my children had such a happy and enjoyable experience at the school, and I wanted to continue to support the school.


I am a Solicitor and have worked as an in-house lawyer for over 25 years, in which role I have extensive governance experience.


I have been a member of the HC committee and now Chair the Curriculum Committee.

 

 

Alistair Gerry

Partnership Governor Junior School
Member of the Pupil Welfare Committee & Human Resources Committee

Appointed by Governing Body
Term Dates: 1 May 2019 - 30 April 2023

Declaration of Interests: Deputy Head @ Hornsby House
Other Governorships: None

 

Alistair has served on the Honeywell board as a Partnership Governor since 2015 as a member of the Curriculum & Achievement Committee, Pupil Welfare & Community Committee and Human Resources Committee. As a Deputy Head and Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) he became a governor because he wanted to offer his professional expertise to other schools in the community. After gaining his Bachelor of Science at Manchester Alistair spent eighteen months travelling in South America, where he learned to speak both Spanish and Portuguese. He is qualified to teach all ages having first gained a PGCE in Further Education at the University of Greenwich, before a six-year stint living in Australia, where he was awarded a Diploma in Primary Education at La Trobe University, Melbourne. For the last twenty years he has taught throughout Primary Schools from Nursery to Year 6. His passions include cycling, music and travelling.

 

Sarah Hall

Partnership Governor Infant School

Joint Vice Chair of Infant Governors

Member of the Curriculum Committee

Member of the Pupil Welfare Committee

SEN Link Governor

Appointed by Governing Body
Term Dates: 1 January 2022 - 31 December 2025
Declaration of Interests: None

Other Governorship: None

 

Sarah Hall has lived off Northcote Road on and off for more than forty years and her three children all went to Honeywell. After an early training in law, Sarah retrained as a teacher and started working at Honeywell in the 1990s after many years of following her husband around the world. She worked as the SENCO in the Infant School for a long period and, when she retired, was keen to continue her close relationship with Honeywell Schools in the role of Governor. She is also a Magistrate in SW London.

 

 

Basak Odemis

Co-opted Governor Infant School

Member of the Curriculum Committee

Foundation Subjects Link Governor

Appointed by Governing Body

Term Dates:  1 January 2019 - 31 December 2022

Declaration of Interests: None
Other Governorships: None

 

Basak Odemis is a member of Governing Body since 2019. She is a member of the Curriculum Committee. Basak's works for an international organisation and focuses on global challenges such as climate change and reduction of poverty. She is interested to raise kids that are knowledgeable on global issues along side the National Curriculum.  

As a parent to 3 kids at Honeywell and someone who loves being part of the wider Honeywell Community, Basak is happy in supporting Honeywell to achieve their strategic objectives and reach their vision. Aficionado of delicious food and literature, Basak enjoys reading, trying new restaurants and cooking in her free time.  

 

Katie Price

Infant Parent Governor

Member of the Curriculum Committee

Pupil Premium Link Governor

Elected by Honeywell Infant School Parents

Term Dates: 1 April 2020 – 31 March 2024

Declaration of Interests:  Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Other Governorships: None

 

Katie was elected by the Infant School parents as a Parent Governor in March 2020, just a week before the closure of our Schools due to COVID 19. Since then Katie has worked as a member of the Curriculum & Achievement Committee (with responsibility for RE, Geography & Art) and has been appointed to several independent work streams, including the current Ethos and Vision working group. Katie is also Link Governor for Pupil Premium children, working with the Schools’ pupil premium champions to ensure the effective use of the Pupil Premium grants, Covid recovery funding and the new School Led Tutoring Grant in order to close the gap in the attainment of Pupil Premium children and non Pupil Premium children.

 

In her professional life, Katie is a Corporate Tax Partner in a leading US law firm. Katie’s extensive experience of working on complex transactions and structures across multiple jurisdictions and sectors means that she is adept at reviewing and scrutinising unfamiliar data, evidence and statistics and cutting through to the core issues and priorities, using her breath of understanding and sharp in depth analysis to help clarify difficult pathways and challenges.

 

Katie is passionate about ensuring that all children, no matter their background or circumstance, are able to access the opportunities of a broad, challenging, supportive and fun education. With two children in Honeywell and as an enthusiastic member of the wider Honeywell community, Katie considers it a privilege to work amongst her fellow Governors and the senior leadership team in supporting Schools to succeed in their ethos and vision and deliver the best possible experience for the children of Honeywell.

 

When not working as a lawyer or governor, Katie enjoys spending time with her family, debating current affairs, swimming and learning the piano.

 

Mark Walls

Co-opted Governor Infant School
Joint Vice Chair of Infant Governors

Chair of the Finance and Premises Committee

Appointed by Governing Body

Term Dates: 1 January 2019 - 31 December 2022

Declaration of Interests: None
Other Governorships: None

 

Cyril Gatinot

Junior Co-opted Governor

Member of the Finance and Premises Committee

Appointed by Governing Body

Term Dates: 1 September 2021 - 31 August 2025

Declaration of Interests: None

Other Governorships: None

 

Cyril was first appointed on Honeywell's Governing Body in 2017 and joined the Finance & Premises and the Pay Committee. Cyril's professional background has a strong finance angle, having spent most of his career as a financial advisor and an investor. This analytical & financial skill-set proved to be useful when reviewing/challenging the financials associated with the school day-to-day operations and forward-looking budgets. Cyril also brings to his governor role his experience in developing, managing and delivering large infrastructure projects (mostly in renewables energy), which helps steering and supporting the various projects the school carries out to maintain and improve the school’s facility. As part of his investment activity, Cyril is sitting on the Board of various companies, which experience can be leveraged in his governor role to provide strategic focus, performance & risk management and ultimately holding people to account on critical matters. 

 

As a parent to three children, who have all been in Honeywell from nursery to Y6, Cyril is a passionate advocate of perpetuating Honeywell as a special place for children, parents and staff, whilst preparing it to face the challenges of tomorrow. On his free time, Cyril is a keen runner and rugby player.

 

 

Sarah Schutte

Local Authority Governor Junior School

Member of the Finance and Premises Committee

Nominated by LA and appointed by Governing Body

Financial Benchmarking Link Governor

Term Dates: 1 December 2019 - 30 November 2023

Declaration of Interests: None

Other Governorships: None

 

Sarah became a Governor in 2016 and is currently in her second term as a Governor sitting on the Finance and Premises Committee. Sarah is an independent solicitor-advocate consultant and trainer, specialising in project contracts for the built environment, and in project management, with 20+ years of qualified experience and particular interest in collaborative contracting, partnering and corporate ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance). She is also a volunteer, mentor, conference speaker and writer.  She brings to Honeywell over a decade of senior in-house legal experience in governance, strategy, ethics and the Board. Sarah wanted to offer her field experience to the Schools, as the education sector needs support from volunteers’ time, resources and expertise. In her spare time, Sarah is a keen cyclist, runner and swimmer.

 

Lucy Taffs

Partnership Governor Junior School

Chair of the Pupil Welfare Committee

Vice Chair of Junior Governors

Safeguarding & Children Looked After Link Governor

Appointed by Governing Body

Term Dates: 1 September 2021 - 31 August 2025

Declaration of Interests: None
Other Governorships: None

 

Lucy became a Governor in 2008 when the eldest of her three sons was in Year 5.  She originally started on the Curriculum Committee, moving across to the Pupil Welfare & Community Committee in 2010 where she became Safeguarding governor and chair of the committee.   This committee is responsible for ensuring that the welfare of the children is of the highest priority for the school – this is achieved through learned experience, appropriate training for both staff and governors and following Government guidance. Lucy is still as passionate about providing an excellent education for all pupils and making the children feel safe at Honeywell as when she first started.  With a background in Executive Search where there is a heavy emphasis on relating to people, she sees herself as well organised and always willing to work hard to achieve the outcome.  Lucy recently volunteered with the charity Place2Be as a Counsellor working with children in other Wandsworth schools.  This has given her real insight into exactly how complex young children’s lives can be but also how with the right care and interventions, these young lives can be transformed.

 

 

Tim Carlton Jones

Parent Governor Infant School

Member of the Pupil Welfare Committee

Member of the Curriculum Committee

Equality & Diversity Link Governor

Elected by Honeywell Infant Parents

Term Dates: 1 January 2021 – 31 December 2024

Declaration of Interests: None

Other Governorships: None

 

Tim joined Honeywell’s Board of Governors in 2021 as an Infant School parent governor. He sits on the Pupil Welfare & Community Committee and the Curriculum Committee. He is also Link Governor for Diversity and Equality and works with the schools to ensure they are meeting their commitment to promoting equality and eliminating discrimination and harassment – not just in the form of a policy, but day to day in the classroom, the playground, and the staff room. Outside of school life Tim is a strategic communications specialist focusing on international relations and government affairs. He has spent much of the past decade living and working in the Middle East, most recently as Head of Communications for an Abu Dhabi organisation that delivers education, civic and philanthropic initiatives in the UAE. He now runs a small communications consultancy advising government entities, non-profits, corporates and individuals on their communications and public engagement strategies. Through his role as a school governor, he is keen to promote ongoing positive engagement among all Honeywell’s stakeholders, and to support the headteachers and schools meet their strategic priorities.​

 

 

Ingrid Rostron 

Co-opted Governor Junior School

Member of Pupil Welfare Committee

Pupil Wellbeing Link Governor

Appointed by Governing Body

Term Dates: 1 February 2019 - 31 January 2023

Declaration of Interests: Office Manager & PA at Redcliffe School
Other Governorships: None

 

Ingrid was first elected to Honeywell's Governing Body as a Parent Governor in 2003, when she had three children attending the school. She is a member of the pupil welfare committee. And currently also is the Pupil Wellbeing Link Governor.  

 

She is passionate about the success of Honeywell and agreed to continue as a co-opted community governor in 2008. 

Ingrid has particular expertise in pupil welfare which she has developed over her time as a member of the pupil welfare committee, and through her professional role as part of the leadership team in another school. 

Ingrid is committed to ensuring that Honeywell pupils have a safe environment in which to thrive and the school continues to develop and move forward as an outstanding Ofsted school. 

 

Rebecca Horgan

LEA Governor Infant School

Chair of the Human Resources Committee
Nominated by LA and appointed by Governing Body

Term Dates: 1 March 2020 - 28 February 2024

Declaration of Interests: None

Other Governorships: None

 

Rebecca was first appointed on Honeywell's Governing Body in 2016 and originally joined both the Finance & Premises Committee and HR committee.  In 2020 she became Chair of HR committee and remains in this position today.  Rebecca 's professional background has a strong strategic bias  - as she spent the first 6 years of her career as a strategy consultant and thereafter working in leadership roles where there were many strategic decisions to make. With strategy being one of the core roles of a Governor this ensures Rebecca can keep focussed on the strategic challenges that the schools face.   Rebecca's role as a consultant followed by a Banker also ensured she developed some strong analytical & financial skills, which is always helpful when assessing data, making targets measurable and reviewing financials.  Rebecca's HR expertise was built through her leadership roles in the Financial Services industry - where recruitment, change management, performance management, staff wellbeing and in general holding people to account were critical.  As a parent to a Honeywell child and someone who loves being part of the wider Honeywell Community, Rebecca is passionate in supporting Honeywell to achieve their strategic objectives and reach their vision. 

 

Mark Ampleford

Co-opted Governor Junior School

Chair of Pay Committee

Member of Human Resources Committee

Appointed by Governing Body

Term Dates: 1 January 2019 - 31 December 2022

Declaration of Interests: Barclay Simpson Solutions Ltd
Other Governorships: None

 

Mark joined the governing board in Jan 2019 originally as a curriculum governor and latterly moved across to the HR committee and chairs the pay committee. He previously held deputy chair of junior governors.

Outside of his governor board experience, Mark has commercial board experience from his career in recruitment and more recently technology solutions and services. He has held board positions as Executive Board Member, Non-Executive Board Member and currently Managing Director so is well used to holding senior leadership teams to account.

Outside of work Mark has worked with children as a volunteer rugby coach and previously as a sailing instructor and coach. Mark is a co-opted junior governor. He is a Honeywell parent with one son currently at the junior school who originally started in the nursery and one who went from nursery to year 6 before heading to secondary school.

 

Sarah Richardson

 

Parent Governor Junior School

Elected by Honeywell Junior Parents

Environmental Sustainability Link Governor

Member of the Finance Committee

Term Dates: 1 October 2021 - 30 September 2025

Declaration of Interests:  None
Other Governorships: None

 

Sarah was elected as Parent Governor for the Junior School in October 2021 and was appointed as the Environmental Sustainability Link Governor by the Governing Body.  She has been a Honeywell parent for 12 years having had three daughters go through the school and her youngest daughter is currently in year five.  Sarah has always enjoyed actively participating in Honeywell life and was Chair of the Honeywell Schools PTFA from 2017-2019.  Sarah is an ex-commercial property lawyer but now uses her communication, analytical, deliberative and organisational skills in her Governor role and in campaigning to raise awareness about the severity of the climate and biodiversity crisis.  She established and oversees the operation of the Honeywell School Street and also volunteers as a football coach in a local club.  Sarah is supporting and encouraging the School to put environmental sustainability on the agenda; to ensure that Honeywell is educating and equipping our children with necessary knowledge and skills and doing everything it can to safeguard their future.​

 

Nathalie Jackson

 

Parent Governor Junior School

Elected by Honeywell Junior Parents

Member of the Curriculum Committee

Term Dates: 1 October 2021 - 30 September 2025

Declaration of Interests: Herne Hill School and Institut Francais
Other Governorships: None

 

Nathalie has joined the board in October 2021 in Junior Parent Governor election. She is member of the Curriculum and Achievement Committee (with specific responsibility for French) and is the link governor for EYFS.

Nathalie has over 20 years experience in Early Childhood education framework, in different countries with various positions. She trained as child psychologist, with a developmental psychology approach. She worked as an Education Psychologist in an infant care department for 10 years in France. 

In her overseas experiences, she moved to a researcher and trainer role in a Child and Family Development Centre and then to a project manager role while managing a bilingual nursery. 

Since she is in UK, she manages a French book programme in the UK school network and joined the Institut français to develop their yearly children literature festival. She also teaches French in a British school.

She is passionate by the topic of Early years child development; she sees this precious stage in human being very inspirational where educators and family are working together to create the best conditions and environment for a good start in school life!

 

Daniel Forde

Infant Partnership Governor
Elected by Governing Board
Member of the PW&C Committee
Term Dates: 26 May 2022 - 25 May 2026

Declaration of Interests: None

Other Governships: None

 

Daniel has recently joined the Honeywell Governing board in June 2022 and is a member of the Pupil Welfare and Community Committee.  Daniel has over 10 years of experience as a qualified football coach, as well as volunteering as a Club Welfare Officer for a local youth football club. This role has given him a clear understanding of what duty of care towards children actually means and entails on a day to day basis. Daniel has worked with The FAs local committee and welfare officers to assist in designing safeguarding, anti-bullying and equality policies.

 

Daniel currently also works as a teaching assistant in a primary school providing PPA cover and also aiding a number of schools with planning and delivery of lessons for PE. He is a mentor for SEN pupils, providing emotional and academic support as well as ensuring that their needs and requirements are fully met especially in sporting environments. He is extremely passionate about the development of children in the local community and strongly emphasises on creating a positive perspective on both their sporting and academic journey. 

 

Veneta Platt

 

 

Ex-Officio Advisor non - elected
Honeywell Infant & Junior School

Term Dates: September 2020 - Whilst appointed

Declaration of Interests: None
Other Governorships: None

 

 

Al Damon

Clerk to Governors

Honeywell Infant & Junior School

Term Dates: 1 May 2022 - 30 April 2023

Declaration of interests: None
Other Governorships: None

 

 

GOVERNORS STEPPED DOWN

 

David Brooks (Stepped Down)

Partnership Governor Junior School
Chair of Pay Committee

Member of the Finance and Premises Committee
Appointed by Governing Body

Term Dates: September 2017 until September 2021

Declaration of Interests: None

Other governorships: None

 

Julian Hucker (Stepped Down)

Partnership Governor Infant School

Member of Finance and Premises Committee

Appointed by Governing Body

Term Dates: December 2015 until December 2023

Declaration of Interests: None
Other Governorships: None

 

Sarah Rutherford (Stepped Down)

Parent Governor Junior School

Member of the Pupil Welfare Committee

Elected by Honeywell Junior Parents

Term Dates: January 2017 until September 2021

Declaration of Interests: None

Other Governorships: None

 

Karen Di Lorenzo (Stepped Down)

Co-opted Governor Infant and Junior School

Member of HR Committee
Appointed by Governing Body

Term Dates: February 2015 until February 2023

Declaration of Interests: Daughter works at Honeywell Infant School
Other Governorships: None

 

 

Flo Smart (Stepped Down)

Partnership Governor Infant School

Member of the Curriculum Committee
Appointed by Governing Body

Term Dates: September 2020 – September 2024
Declaration of Interests: Teacher at Kings College School
Other Governorships: None

Mary Shorland (Stepped down)

Ex-Officio Advisor non - elected
Honeywell Infant & Junior School
Term Dates: September 2020 - Whilst appointed
Declaration of interests: None
Other Governorships: None

 

Sarah Phillips (Stepped down)

Assistant Headteacher Honeywell Infant School

Member of all Committees

Term Dates:  Whilst appointed

Elected by School Staff

Declaration of Interests: Employment –

Honeywell Infant School

Other Governorships: none

 

Duncan Roberts (stepped down)

Ex-Officio by virtue of office as
Headteacher Honeywell Junior School

Member of all Committees

Term Dates – Whilst appointed – until January 2020

 

Anthea Hearn (Stepped down)

Local Authority Governor

Member of the Human Resources Committee

Nominated by LA and appointed by Governing Body

Term Dates: until 24 March April 2020

Declaration of interests: none
Other Governorships: None

 

Simon Foster (Stepped down)

Partnership Governor Infant School

Member of Curriculum Committee

Term Dates: December 2015 until 24 March 2020

Appointed by Governing Body

Declaration of interests: None
Other Governorships: None

 

 

 

 

 

 

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