Kilmorie School Governing Body
We currently have a vacancy for a Kilmorie parent to join our governing board. Further details can be found here. Nominations need to be received by the school by 12 noon on Thursday 26th May 2022.
The Kilmorie School Governing Body is currently made up of 10 governor places, 1 staff, 4 parent, 5 co-opted governors and the Headteacher, who is an ex-officio governor. We have one governor vacancy at present.
We aim to provide outstanding support, leadership and guidance to Kilmorie school, its pupils, its teachers and staff in order to enable the school to achieve its aims and mission.
The governing body helps to plan the strategic direction of Kilmorie primary school and we have an overview of school development and the curriculum.
We meet once a term and address national and local directives that affect the school as well as asking key questions about the current school position and planning for the future.
In addition governors are involved in committees meet more regularly to address areas such as school performance, as well as other issues to do with buildings and finance. We also make regular visits to the school to see the curriculum being delivered and to look at policy in practice.
We play an active role in the school and enjoy involvement in school performances and events – there is a governor stall to be found at the summer barbecue and the Christmas Fair.
If you are interested in becoming a school governor, there are a number of documents available from the school office or you can find out more at http://www.lewisham.gov.uk/EducationAndLearning/Schools/Governors/
Our Governors are:
Julie Loffstadt Headteacher
Anita Gibbons Chair of Governors
Anna Harvey Co-Opted Governor
Helen Griffies Co-Opted Deputy Chair
Karlene Pitter Parent Governor
William Warrington Staff Governor
Sally Kelly Co-Opted Governor
David Lowry Parent Governor
Rosemary Rand Parent Governor
Akua Agyei Parent Governor
Matthew Hopkins Co-Opted Governor
Register of Governors' Interests
|NAME OF GOVERNOR||CATEGORY OF GOVERNOR||APPOINTED BY||DATE OF APPOINTMENT||TERM OF OFFICE END DATE||DECLARATION OF BUSINESS INTERESTS|
|Miss Julie Loffstadt||Headteacher||Ex Officio||Ex Officio||N/A||Headteacher|
|Ms Anita Gibbons Chair of Governors||Co-opted||Appointed by Governing Body||07/03/18||06/03/22||Head of Quality Assurance Children's Services Bromley Council|
|Ms Anna Harvey||Co-opted||Appointed by Governing Body||28/06/20||27/06/24||Civil Servant HM Treasury|
|Mrs Helen Griffies Deputy Chair of Governors||Co-opted||Appointed by Governing Body||08/10/20||07/10/24||Consultant Clinical and Forensic Psychologist and Psychology Lead for the National Youth Homeless Charity: Centrepoint|
|Mrs Karlene Pitter||Parent||Elected by Parents||14/05/18||14/05/22||Social Worker|
|Ms Sally Kelly||Co-opted||Appointed by Governing Body||10/10/19||09/10/23||Headteacher, Virtual School, Bromley|
Governor at Forest Hill School
|Mr William Warrington||Staff||Appointed by Governing Body||08/10/20||07/10/24||Teacher|
|Mr David Lowry||Parent||Kilmorie Parents||21/11/20||20/11/24||Project Manager – Allegis Group Limited|
|Mrs Rosemary Rand||Parent||Kilmorie Parents||21/11/20||20/11/24||Deputy Director - HM Courts and Tribunals Service|
|Ms Akua Agyei||Parent||Kilmorie Parents||21/11/20||20/11/24||Tutor and Assessor – Future Fit Training Ltd and sole trader/freelance -|
Fitness Business (Personal Training and Sports and Exercise Nutrition Coaching)
Director - Ask My Fitness Coach Ltd
|Mr Matthew Hopkins||Co-opted||Appointed by Governing Body||06/10/2021||05/102025||To follow|
Governors’ attendance 2020-2021
During COVID restrictions Governors’ meetings take place online using Zoom.
Meet Our Governors
Members of staff on our governing body are Julie Loffstadt (Headteacher) and William Warrington (Teacher):
Anita Gibbons – Chair of Governors
I became a Kilmorie governor one year before the school officially opened I was hoping then to gain a good understanding of what excellent primary education should look like and to ensure that the children I was working with as a social worker would be able to find schools locally with an inclusive environment.
I was lucky that all three of my own children benefited hugely from the inclusive Kilmorie ethos and loved the years they spent in the school. I want the values and ethos that they experienced to continue. This means supporting the school to ensure that as well as high achieving academic results children also love learning and enjoy a rich, interesting curriculum.
I am still a social worker and currently working in another South London authority as the LADO (Local Authority Designated Officer) ensuring that when allegations are made against any professionals or volunteer working with children they are investigated promptly and effectively
I joined the Kilmorie governing body in July 2016. In my day job I’m a civil servant working in HM Treasury, advising and supporting government ministers on a range of economic and financial policy issues. At the moment I lead a team working on financial services policy. I live in Lewisham and was keen to be a school governor in order to be more involved in the great community we have here and hopefully apply some of my skills and experience in an interesting and fun new context.
I have been a parent at Kilmorie since 2014 and have lived close to the school for nearly 20 years. I am a Consultant Clinical & Forensic Psychologist and Psychology Lead for the National Youth Homelessness Charity: Centrepoint. Prior to this I worked in the NHS for almost 20 years in secure mental health services as a clinician with a focus on research, development and clinical governance. I became a governor at Kilmorie because of my interest in early intervention regarding mental health and social issues, and to ensure that all children reach their educational potential. I enjoy working with the fantastic team at Kilmorie and supporting the school to retain its unique creative child centered ethos through the ongoing challenges in education so that children at Kilmorie have the best possible learning and pastoral experience during their time in our school.
I was appointed as a Parent Governor in 2017, and became a Co-Opted Governor in 2020. I have been the Deputy Chair of the Governing Body since 2019.
I have been a parent at Kilmorie school since 2012 and have been living in the local area for the past 13years.
I work part time as a children’s social worker for a local authority and have been working within social care-with children, young people and families for nearly 17years. In my spare time I also volunteer at the school, which I thoroughly enjoy as I like being active when it comes to children’s well-being.
I became a governor because like other parents and carers, I want the very best for all children at Kilmorie Primary School. I would like them to be happy, confident and be the very best that they can be and for all parent and carers to be equally happy with their children’s education.
I am passionate about children’s well-being, development and the importance of understanding the ‘whole child’ when striving for improvements and better outcomes for them and feel that my transferable skills can add to the role of a governor.
Appointed in October 2019 by the Governing Body as Co-opted Governor.
Kilmorie is truly a unique place. I enjoy being fully involved in the life of the school; attending the many fantastic events, visiting the school to look at the progress being made and meeting with staff, parents and children.
Having been a Kilmorie parent since 2017, I became a parent governor in 2020. I am passionate about the difference that education can make in the lives of children and families, in particular in relation to social mobility.
My motivation to join the governing body comes partly from my professional background as an IT project manager. With technology playing an increasing role in the life of the school, I hope to use my skills and experience to help Kilmorie to further develop
I became a parent governor because I wanted to do my bit to help the school, and to give something back to our Kilmorie community. The Kilmorie aims, ethos and values are more important now than ever, and I am passionate about the opportunities that the school provides for all its children.
I have lived in Forest Hill for 13 years, and am a civil servant, working for HM Courts & Tribunals Service.
I have been a parent at Kilmorie since 2011, and have experienced many of the positive changes that have taken place over this period. I decided to become a parent governor so that I could contribute towards the continued evolution of the school, which like many other schools is having to cope with the demands of preparing children for a rapidly changing world. Working with the school, I want to help ensure all children at Kilmorie are given equal opportunities to thrive and achieve their full potential, whilst remaining their unique selves. As a freelance tutor and assessor my background is in educating people, and I am passionate about helping learners of all ages to fulfil their potential.
I joined the Kilmorie governing body as a co-opted member in September 2021. I work within the strategy team at a local NHS Trust and have previously worked for a number of charities across the health, social care and education sectors. I became a governor at Kilmorie as schools play such an important role in the development of children, and I wanted to help contribute in a small way to the schools work to support children within the local community.
Please check our Vacancy Page for details of current Governor vacancies.