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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 Sandra Smith-Gordon

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

Governors may be contacted via our School Office.

Current Governors from September 2018

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 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

Father Paul Bagott

Father Paul Bagott
Governor
Appointment, Offices and Links

President, ex-officio Governor

Chairman of  Pupil Welfare and Christian Ethos Committee

RE & Collective Worship Link Governor

 

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

Miss Charlotte Close-Smith

Miss Charlotte Close-Smith
Governor
Appointment, Offices and Links

Appointed by St Cuthbert PCC August 2014

Finance and Premises Committee Member

Pupil Welfare and Christian Ethos Committee Member

Grants Governor

Early Years Link Governor

Safeguarding Governor

Brief Biography

Charlotte graduated from the University of Oxford with a BA in Classics.  She is currently a consultant  at Alpha Financial Markets Consulting, with experience across both strategy and project management roles,  primarily focusing on the asset management industry.  In addition to her role as a governor, Charlotte volunteers to provide Oxbridge interview support at schools with little history of sending pupils, and has previously provided after-school support for primary school pupils whose first language was not English. 

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: 3/7

2016-2017: 6/6

2017-2018: 4/6

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

Teaching and Learning Committee Member

SEND and High Achievers Link Governor

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

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

Mrs Tremayne Kwade

Mrs Tremayne Kwade
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

Mr Edward Lethbridge

Mr Edward Lethbridge
Governor
Appointment, Offices and Links

Appointed by Deanery October 2017

Chairman of Finance and Premises Committee 

Health & Safety Link Governor.

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

Ms Sandra McGregor

Ms Sandra McGregor
Governor
Appointment, Offices and Links

Elected Parent Governor April 2015

Finance and Premises Committee Member

Teaching and Learning Committee Member

Pupil Welfare and Christian Ethos Committee Member

Brief Biography

I am the current Chairperson of the school PTA.  I have A Levels in maths, English and history.  I worked in a nursery and pre-school for SEN children for 10 years in Jamaica and I worked as a volunteer at NCH and Women's Shelter.

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: 5/7

2016-2017: 6/6

2017-2018: 4/6

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

Mrs Alison Schulte

Mrs Alison Schulte
Governor
Appointment, Offices and Links

Appointed Deanery Governor  December 2018

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: 

Lady Smith-Gordon

Lady Smith-Gordon
Governor
Appointment, Offices and Links

Appointed by LDBS July 2013

(Re-appointed September 2017)

Chairman of Teaching and Learning Committee

Governors Training and Development Governor

Brief Biography

After gaining a Bachelor of Education degree as a mature student, Sandra taught in primary education for 23 years, 16 as a Head Teacher.  She has been a school inspector, advisor and governor and was a governor and volunteer at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital for a number of years.  Aside from education and her children and grandchildren, her other main interest is in drawing and painting.  She is a committee member of The Society of Fulham Artists and Potters. 

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

Mrs Carolyn Stubbs

Mrs Carolyn Stubbs
Governor
Appointment, Offices and Links

Appointed by St Cuthbert PCC 10 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