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Governors

The Governing Body of St Cuthbert's is responsible for setting the vision and strategic priorities of the school, supporting the Headteacher and senior leadership team in delivering those priorities, making sure the educational performance of pupils is strong and that the budget is used properly and effectively.

Our Chair of Governors is Ms Carla Muñoz-Slaughter.

The Full Governing Body meets at least twice each term.  There are also two committees which each meet at least once a term:

Resources and Risk chaired by Hamish Adourian
Teaching, Learning and Christian Ethos chaired by Alison Schulte

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

Governors may be contacted via our School Office.

List of Former Governors

Governors' Attendance Record 2020-21

Governors' Attendance Record 2021-22

Governors'Attendance Record 2022-23

Financial Benchmarking (via Schools Financial Benchmarking Service)

No employees earn £100K or more.  

Terms of reference 

Teaching, Learning and Christian Ethos Committee

Resources and Risk Committee

Current Governors from September 2023

 

Mr Hamish Adourian

Mr Hamish Adourian
Governor
Appointment, Offices and Links

Appointment by LDBS from May 2020 to May 2024 (first appointed May 2016)

Chair of Resources and Risk Committee

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, where he has held both engineering and sales & marketing responsibilities, working with exchanges and financial institutions in the UK and abroad. 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

Father Paul Bagott

Father Paul Bagott
Governor
Appointment, Offices and Links

President, ex-officio 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

Mrs Jennie Dalton

Mrs Jennie Dalton
Governor
Appointment, Offices and Links

Appointment by Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea from March 2023 to March 2027 (first appointed February 2015)

Teaching, Learning and Christian Ethos 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

Ms Carla Muñoz-Slaughter

Ms Carla Muñoz-Slaughter
Governor
Appointment, Offices and Links

Appointment by St Cuthbert PCC from September 2022 to September 2026

Resources and Risk Committee Member

Teaching, Learning and Christian Ethos Committee Member

Brief Biography

Carla Muñoz Slaughter is a PCC governor and is also currently a trustee of the London Diocesan Board of Schools.  She received a first degree at Harvard University, before attending Harvard Law School and then completing a Masters in Law degree at the University of Cambridge. Before entering academic life, she was admitted to the New York State Bar and worked as a corporate lawyer.  After leaving practice, she lectured in law and then became adjunct professor of law at the University of Notre Dame’s London Law Programme.  She is the author of Tuppence in the Bank, along with various academic publications.

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

Miss Gill Putterill

Miss Gill Putterill
Governor
Appointment, Offices and Links

Head Teacher, ex-officio Governor

The Head Teacher attends all Full Governing Body meetings 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

Mrs Alison Schulte

Mrs Alison Schulte
Governor
Appointment, Offices and Links

Appointment by Deanery from October 2022 to October 2026 (first appointed October 2018)

Vice-Chair of Board of Governors

Chair of Teaching, Learning and Christian Ethos 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

Mr Garry Scott

Mr Garry Scott
Governor
Appointment, Offices and Links

Co-opted by Governing Body from October 2022 to October 2026

Resources and Risk Committee member

Brief Biography

Garry Scott is the Head of Surveillance Transformation at Deutsche Bank. Mr Scott has previously worked at UBS, JPMorgan and a number of financial institutions, and lives in South London. He has previously been on the Governing Body of St Michael and All Angels CofE Academy (now Ark All Saints Academy) from 2009-2011, where he chaired the finance committee.

He is also a season ticket holder at Crystal Palace football club.

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 Sandra Smith-Gordon

Mrs Sandra Smith-Gordon
Governor
Appointment, Offices and Links

Appointment by

Teaching, Learning and Christian Ethos Committee Member

Brief Biography

Sandra has a BEd. In Education having trained as a primary school teacher in her early thirties; she taught until retiring in 2000.  She was Head of an independent primary school and an ISI school inspector.  Since retiring she continued to be involved in education as a governor of three schools including previously at St Cuthbert in 2013 – 2019.  She has volunteered in various other capacities including with The Friends of Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, where she also served as Chairman and additionally was an elected Public Governor of the hospital. She is a wife and mother and proud grandmother of five grandchildren.

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

Appointment by St Cuthbert PCC from March 2013 to March 2027 (first appointed March 2019)

Teaching, Learning and Christian Ethos Committee Member

Resources and Risk Commitee member

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

Ms Mandy Trevick

Ms Mandy Trevick
Staff Governor
Appointment, Offices and Links

Elected by school staff for term January 2023 to January 2027
Member of Teaching, Learning and Christian Ethos Committee

Brief Biography

Mandy first started volunteering in education back in 2006 in a neighbouring school.

Since being at school herself she always knew that she wanted to work with children.

Over the years Mandy has achieved her NVQ Level 3 and SEND Diploma as well as attending many specialist training workshops such as Zones of regulation, Language for Thinking, Higher Level Language, Shape Coding and many more to help support the Children at St Cuthbert's with St Matthias.

Mandy has a passion to support children with SEND needs and is part of St Cuthbert's SEND inclusion team. Mandy’s methods of supporting children with SEND needs have been used as a resource base for training purposes in RBKC. Mandy’s First Aid skills and knowledge have inspired her to become one of our school’s Mental Health First Aiders, in which she takes great pride to help support the children and staff of St Cuthbert's.

During Mandy’s free time she enjoys spending quality time with her family on country walks taking in the beautiful nature around us. Recently she has taken up rock climbing with her children, which she enjoys very much.

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