The Governing Body of Sir John Cass and Redcoat Church of England Secondary School is fully committed to ensuring that the school provides the best possible education for the students in their care. We are members of the National Governors Association (NGA) and aspire to hold their Governor Mark, an NGA approved quality standard for Governing Bodies that demonstrates sustainable excellence in school governance within the context of the school’s leadership and management structure.
School Governors provide strategic direction for the school. They agree priorities and targets and monitor progress towards them. In order to provide that leadership, they offer constructive support and challenge to the school leadership team and make key decisions necessary to ensuring that the school fulfils its legal duties.
Chair of Governors
Governor’s Declaration of Interests, Structure and Memberships – 2019/20
Sir John Cass’s Foundation & Red Coat Church of England Secondary School and Sixth Form
|FULL NAME||DATE OF APPOINTMENT||TERM OF OFFICE||END OF OFFICE/ DATE STEPPED DOWN||APPOINTING BODY||COMMITTEE/GOVERNOR RESPONSIBILITIES||BUSINESS AND FINANCIAL INTERESTS||GOVERNANCE ROLES IN OTHER EDUCATIONAL ESTABLISHMENTS||INTERESTS ARISING FROM RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN GOVERNORS AND STAFF||SIGNED|
|8 years||04/10/22||Parish of St. Dunstan & All Saints Stepney||Chair of Governors
Personnel & Curriculum; Finance & Premises; Headteacher’s Performance and Management Review Panel
Link Governor: Safeguarding and Behaviour, History, SEND, EAL
|Director – Estmanco (White Horse Lane) Limited.
Chair of the North East London Diabetes Research Group Lay Panel (Royal London Hospital)
Chair of Age UK – Tower Hamlets
|Paul Woods||Ex-Officio||Ex-Officio||Ex-Officio||Staff Governor||Headteacher
Personnel & Curriculum; Finance & Premises
|Rev. Trevor Critchlow||Ex-Officio||Ex-Officio||Ex-Officio||Rector of St. Dunstan’s Church||Finance & Premises (Chair); Pay Committee
Link Governor: Religious Studies
|Current Employment: Church Commissioners (Church of England).
Chair at St Dunstan & All Saints Parochial Church Council.
Chair of The Arbour Youth Centre.
Chair of Ratcliff Educational Foundation.
Trustee Samuel Butler Trust.
Board Member Sir John Cass Foundation.
Cass Business School, City University, School Mentor Steering Group.
Governor Stepney Greencoat CofE Primary School.
Board member of the LDBS.
Member of Fellow Sion College London.
|Stepney Greencoat Church of England Primary School – Governor (Ex-Officio 2011-current)||none||05/12/19|
|David Richards||20/06/16||4 years||20/06/20||London Diocesan Board for Schools (LDBS)||Finance & Premises
Link Governor: Business, Government & Politics, Music
|Current Employment: School Business Manager and Clerk to the Governing Body, St Matthews’s CE Primary School, Westminster.
Trustee, The Philological Foundation.
Trustee, PCC of St Mary’s Bourne Street.
Trustee, Helena & Kenneth Levy Trust
Trustee, The Westminster Society
Vice Chair, LDBS.
Vice Chair, Executive & Finance Committee, LDBS.
Chair, City and Diocese of London Voluntary Schools Fund
|Dermot O’Brien||13/10/16||4 years||13/10/20||Sir John Cass’s Foundation||Finance & Premises (Vice Chair)
Link Governor: PSHE and Metal Health, Year 10, Careers
|Current employment: Adab Trust. Company Directorship: WestFerry Road Management company. Applied for a grant to support Looked After Children
as part of a multi agency project in the borough to the Sir
John Cass Foundation. The application was successful. Spouse to Helen
Folorunso, Sir John Cass Foundation Trustee.
|Hendrika Santer Bream||11/05/17||4 years||09/05/21||Bishop of Stepney Representative||Vice Chair of Governors
Finance & Premises; Headteacher’s Performance and Management Review Panel; Pay Committee
Link Governor: Year 13, Computer Science, Media
|Current Employment: Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust.
Chair of Stitches in Time.
Member of ODN-E which is the Organisational Development Network, Europe.
Member of St Paul’s Bow Common, a CofE Church in E3.
|Ann Slater||01/05/15||8 years||26/07/23||Sir John Cass’s Foundation||Personnel & Curriculum (Chair).
Link Governor: Pupil Premium, Looked After Children, Y7 Literacy Catch Up, Year 8, Year 11
|none||Harris Primary Academy Mayflower – Chair of Governors (01/09/14-01/09/22)
Harris Primary Academy Chafford Hundered – Chair of Governors (01/09/12-01/09/21)
|Nicola Regan||31/01/19||4 years||01/02/23||Staff Governor||Personnel & Curriculum||Current Employment: Staff member at Sir John Cass & Red Coat School||none||none||10/12/19|
|Julia Clarke||29/10/18||4 years||29/10/22||Local Authority of Tower Hamlets||Personnel & Curriculum
Link Governor: MFL
|Current Employment: Partner at Clifford Chance LLP, international law firm – current role: Global Head of Coaching.||None||none||09/10/19|
|John Thurley||01/09/2014||8 years||24/09/22||Area Dean of Tower Hamlets||Personnel & Curriculum (Vice Chair)
Link Governor: Year 12, English, Mathematics
|Hanifa Said – term of office ended||13/10/15||4 years||13/10/19||Parent Governor||Personnel & Curriculum
Link Governor: PE
|none||none||Children attend school|
|Fatema Ahmed – term of office ended||13/10/15||4 years||13/10/19||Parent Governor||Personnel & Curriculum.
Link Governor: Parental Engagement, Health and Safety, Science
|none||none||Children attend school|
|Abzal Ali||Tbc||Tbc||Tbc||Parent Governor||Tbc||Current Employment: LBTH Youth Service, some SJCR students will attend the youth club.||None||Child attends school||31/12/19|
|Nurur Chowdhury||tbc||tbc||tbc||Parent Governor||tbc||tbc||tbc||tbc||tbc|
|Katie Carr||5/12/19||4 years||5/12/23||Co-opted governor||tbc||tbc||tbc||tbc||tbc|