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Governors

Our Chair of Governors is Mr Hamish Adourian.

The Full Governing Body meets at least twice each term.  There are three sub-committees which each meet once or twice a term:

Finance and Premises chaired by Edward Lethbridge
Pupil Welfare and Christian Ethos chaired by Father Paul Bagott
Teaching and Learning chaired by Alison Schulte

Membership of these committees is shown under each governor’s details below. 

Governors may be contacted via our School Office.

Current Governors from September 2019

Mr Hamish Adourian

Mr Hamish Adourian
Chair of Governors
Appointment, Offices and Links

Appointed by LDBS July 2016

Finance and Premises Committee Member

​Head Teacher Performance Management governor

Brief Biography

Hamish graduated from Royal Holloway, University of London with a BSc in computer science and physics. He then joined a financial technology firm, Sinara Consultants, where he has held both engineering and sales & marketing responsibilities, working with stock exchanges, banks, and financial institutions in the UK and abroad. Whilst at Sinara, he has also taken part in the recruitment and supervision of new graduates. In addition to his full-time work in the IT industry, Hamish writes books for children, and visits schools to deliver reading and writing workshops. He also serves as ward councillor for Earl’s Court in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

Register of interests and Attendance

Relevant business and other interests: None

Governor in education elsewhere? No

Relationships with school staff inc spouse/ partner/relatives: None

Attendance at FGB meetings:

2015-2016: 1/1
2016-2017: 5/6
2017-2018: 5/6
2018-2019: 6/6

Father Paul Bagott

Father Paul Bagott
Governor
Appointment, Offices and Links

President, ex-officio Governor

Chairman of Pupil Welfare and Christian Ethos Committee

Brief Biography

Father Paul has been the Parish Priest at St Cuthbert Church since March 2013. Having been educated at King's School, Rochester, he studied theology and history in York, and then spent a year with the Francisans in Papua New Guinea before training to be a priest at Wescott House in Cambridge. 
He served his title at St Peter and St Paul, Chingford, was ordained Deacon in 1988 and Priest in 1989. He served a second curacy at St Saviour's and St James the Less, Pimlico, and 18 years Vicar of Our Most Holy Redeemer, Clerkenwell, and St Marks, Myddleton Square. 
He is currently Chaplain to St John Ambulance, serves on the Court of Zion College, is a Priest's Vicar at Westminster Abbey, and a Surrogate for the Diocese of London.

Register of interests and Attendance

Relevant business and other interests: Charity trustee of St Cuthbert Centre and of William Temple House

Chaplain of the County Priory Group St Johns Ambulance

Governor in education elsewhere? No

Relationships with school staff inc spouse/partner/relatives: None

Attendance at FGB meetings:

2015-2016: 5/7
2016-2017: 5/6
2017-2018: 6/6
2018-2019: 4/6

Ms Laura Civati

Ms Laura Civati
Staff Governor
Appointment, Offices and Links

Appointed December 2018

Pupil Welfare and Christian Ethos Committee Member

Teaching and Learning Committee Member

 

Brief Biography

Laura began her journey into education at college where she gained the Access to Education Studies Diploma. During this time, Laura volunteered in local primary schools to gain further experience. After graduating from Goldsmiths University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History, Laura began her teaching assistant role at St Cuthbert’s School. Here, she took on several areas of responsibility, namely debate lead and speech and language therapist. Her experience as a teaching assistant spans the Early Years, Key Stage One and Key Stage Two. Laura is currently working towards overseeing the Girls’ Football Team. Laura’s hobbies include reading and sports and she has one daughter currently at secondary school.

Register of interests and Attendance

Relevant business and other interests: None

Governor in education elsewhere? No

Relationships with school staff inc spouse/ partner/relatives: None

Attendance at FGB meetings

2018-2019: 2/2

Mrs Jennie Dalton

Mrs Jennie Dalton
Governor
Appointment, Offices and Links

Appointed by Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea February 2015, re-appointed January 2019

Pupil Welfare and Christian Ethos Committee Member

Teaching and Learning Committee Member

Brief Biography

After graduating with an BA from Princeton University (Classics) I taught English in a girls’ middle school in Tokyo for two years. I then came to London and, with another four years in Japan, raised four children. I have been Mistress of the Grocers’ Company, involving a number of visits to various kinds of schools. I volunteer at the Rugby Portobello Trust homework club and I am on the Council of Christ Church Kensington and the Christ Church Community Trust. With my sons I administer an educational charitable trust to promote entrepreneurship in City Academies. I have a farm in Scotland, a dog and a grandson.

Register of interests and Attendance

Relevant business and other interests: None

Governor in education elsewhere? No

Relationships with school staff inc spouse/ partner/relatives: None

Attendance at FGB meetings

2015-2016: 7/7
2016-2017: 5/6
2017-2018: 6/6
2018-2019: 4/6

Ms Estella Gomez

Ms Estella Gomez
Governor
Appointment, Offices and Links

Appointed by St Cuthbert PCC May 2013

Teaching and Learning Committee Member

Pupil Welfare and Christian Ethos Committee Member

Brief Biography

I have a genuine passion for education and the local community. I have 30 years teaching experience,12 years at a senior management level and I was one of the Borough Moderators for Key Stage 1 in Hammersmith and Fulham for four years. I have been a peer mentor at Earls Court Well-Being Centre, and a member of FWA and AK UK, charity associations that fund-raise for families in the Philippines.  I have had experience as a teacher governor for eight years at St Stephen’s CE School in London.

Currently I am an active member of St Cuthbert Parochial Church Council and a co-opted voting member of the Family and Children's Services Scrutiny Committee of RBKC. I am actively involved with the PTA of St Cuthbert School.

Educated to Bachelor of Science Degree in Education.

Register of interests and Attendance

Relevant business and other interests: None

Governor in education elsewhere? No

Relationships with school staff inc spouse/ partner/relatives: None

Attendance at FGB meetings

2015-2016: 7/7
2016-2017: 6/6
2017-2018: 4/6
2018-2019: 5/6

Mrs Tremayne Kwade

Mrs Tremayne Kwade
Parent Governor
Appointment, Offices and Links

Elected Parent Governor September 2018

Teaching and Learning Committee Member

Brief Biography

I am a parent of two pupils who attend the school.  I am also class PTA rep for Year 5. I have a genuine keen interest in the growth and the development of the school and also the educational needs of the pupils.  For three years, up until April 2017, I ran a Saturday class locally, helping children with their maths and English. I have a level 5 in education and training. I am currently working in Pret A Manger.

Register of interests and Attendance

Relevant business and other interests: None

Governor in education elsewhere? No

Relationships with school staff inc spouse/ partner/relatives: None

Attendance at FGB meetings

2018-2019: 4/6

Mr Edward Lethbridge

Mr Edward Lethbridge
Governor
Appointment, Offices and Links

Appointed by Deanery October 2017

Chairman of Finance and Premises Committee

Brief Biography

Edward graduated from the University of Oxford, where he studied Modern History.  He qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Arthur Andersen (subsequently Deloitte) before establishing a career in corporate finance, advising on the sale of private companies in the Business Services sector.   His work as a partner at Lincoln International has frequently involved advising companies serving the education sector in the UK and internationally. 

He lives and works in London, is married and has one daughter.

Register of interests and Attendance

Relevant business and other interests: None

Governor in education elsewhere? No

Relationships with school staff inc spouse/ partner/relatives: None

Attendance at FGB meetings: 

2017-2018: 5/6
2018-2019: 6/6

Miss Gill Putterill

Miss Gill Putterill
Governor
Appointment, Offices and Links

Head Teacher, ex-officio Governor

The Head Teacher attends all Full Governing Body and is a member of all Committees. 

Brief Biography

Gill qualified with a Bachelor of Education (HDE, South Africa) and spent the first years of her career teaching in South Africa. Alongside her teaching in primary schools in Cape Town, she spent some months working as a volunteer, supporting boys in an orphanage in the Langa Township, Cape Town. Shortly after moving to London, she completed a Bachelor of Arts degree (UNISA). She has also had the opportunity to complete some studies with Central St Martin’s Art School (UAL) London.

Before joining St Cuthbert’s in September 2013 as Deputy Head Teacher, Gill taught at Christ Church CE School, Chelsea. In September 2014 she stepped up to the Acting Head Teacher role. In February 2016 she was appointed Head Teacher.   Her hobbies include music, art, outdoor sports and hiking. 

Register of interests and Attendance

Relevant business and other interests: None

Governor in education elsewhere? No

Relationships with school staff inc spouse/ partner/relatives: None

Attendance at FGB meetings

2015-2016: 7/7
2016-2017: 6/6
2017-2018: 6/6
2018-2019: 6/6

Mr Khalid Rochdi

Mr Khalid Rochdi
Governor
Appointment, Offices and Links

Elected Parent Governor July 2019

Finance and Premises Committee Member

Teaching and Learning Committee Member

Brief Biography

Khalid graduated in 1999 from the French University of Technology with a diploma in logistic and industrial system engineering. An experienced executive with 20 years of leadership in international business, he is currently director at Logiq group, a consulting firm specialised in SAP SCM solutions. In addition to his role as a governor, Khalid teaches students in a MSc program in Paris. For 10 years, he was deputy chair of a French charity which supports pupils with their after-school homework. Since 2005, he has been a non-executive governor of a Zambian orphanage (Africa) in charge of fundraising. He lives in London and works all around Europe, is married and has 3 children, the youngest of whom is attending St Cuthbert with St Matthias CofE Primary School.

Register of interests and Attendance

Relevant business and other interests: None

Governor in education elsewhere? No

Relationships with school staff inc spouse/ partner/relatives: None

Mrs Alison Schulte

Mrs Alison Schulte
Governor
Appointment, Offices and Links

Appointed Deanery Governor December 2018

Chairman of Teaching and Learning Committee

​Head Teacher Performance Management governor

Brief Biography

After graduating from Bristol University with a Joint Honours B.A. degree in French and German , I completed my Postgraduate Certificate of Education at Goldsmiths’ College (University of London).   This launched me into a lifelong career in secondary education, first as a French and German teacher in two Hertfordshire schools, before moving to North West London where I became a Head of Modern Languages in what was to become one of the first six Language Colleges under the Specialist Schools Initiative. Finally, I was appointed to a Deputy Headship in a boys’ secondary school in the London Borough of Camden with a vast range of responsibilities, from pastoral and disciplinary to leadership of Teaching, Learning and Staff Professional Development.  I retired in 2015 but have maintained my passion for education which has led me to volunteer as a governor in two schools.

I am a practising Anglican and longstanding member of the Parish Council of Christchurch with St. Laurence, Brondesbury, NW6.

I am married with one grown-up son.

Retirement has allowed me time for my many interests and hobbies :  foreign travel, learning Spanish, reading ,theatre and cinema, walking , swimming, yoga and Pilates.       

Register of interests and Attendance

Relevant business and other interests: none

Governor in education elsewhere? Chair of Governors at Christchurch C of E  Primary School, Brondesbury

Relationships with school staff inc spouse/ partner/relatives: none

Attendance at FGB meetings: 

2018-2019: 3/5

Ms Julie Search-Whittaker

Ms Julie Search-Whittaker
Governor
Appointment, Offices and Links

Appointed by London Diocese Board of Education September 2019

Finance and Premises Committee Member

Brief Biography

Julie obtained a BEd (Hons) at Goldsmiths' College, University of London, and later studied for her MA in Educational and Professional Development at the University of East Anglia. She has extensive management experience in overseeing a range of Degree, Vocational and ‘A’ level courses, as well as extensive teaching experience with children and adults of all ages. Throughout her career, she has led on a range of community projects and a wider strategic agenda and has been Chair of Starting Points (a county-wide anti-racist group) and Trustee of a Community Learning Group where she planned events and engaged in public speaking. She is a supporter of, and has a personal interest in, the Arts. She was actively involved with partnership work (most notably with Sir Matthew Bourne) in the Creative and Performing Arts as part of her previous role as Head of Faculty at Sir George Monoux College, London. Julie more recently worked full-time as a Deputy Director, Partnership and Skills, at City and Islington College, London.

At present, in addition to working on a Storytelling project with three London schools and teaching on a supply basis, Julie has been actively involved as Coordinator and Convenor for the United Nations (UNITAR)-endorsed Institute for Responsible Leadership. 

Register of interests and Attendance

Relevant business and other interests: None

Governor in education elsewhere? No

Relationships with school staff inc spouse/ partner/relatives: None

Mrs Carolyn Stubbs

Mrs Carolyn Stubbs
Governor
Appointment, Offices and Links

Appointed by St Cuthbert PCC March 2019

Brief Biography

Carolyn graduated from the University of Oxford with a BA in Chemistry.  She moved to London and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Coopers & Lybrand (now part of PwC).  After qualifying she remained at the firm for several years as a manager.
She moved to Earl’s Court in 1993 and has been treasurer of St Mary The Boltons church since 1997.  She acts as trustee, treasurer and secretary for The Friends of Brompton Cemetery.  She is also a trustee of a small new charity which promotes literacy for young readers; this is called Learn To Love To Read and is so far based mainly in Wandsworth.
St Mary’s started a volunteer reading team at St Cuthbert with St Matthias School in 2007 and Carolyn and her husband have been volunteers from the beginning, reading mostly with Year 2.  

Register of interests and Attendance

Relevant business and other interests: None

Governor in education elsewhere? No

Relationships with school staff inc spouse/ partner/relatives: None

Attendance at FGB meetings:

2018-2019: 2/3