Governing Body

Cathedral Primary School has an active governing body. They provide strategic governance to ensure that all children get the best possible education. The governing body meets as a whole group each term and delegates its business to a range of committees, where appropriate. The governing body has an important part to play in raising school standards through its three key roles:

  • setting strategic direction
  • ensuring accountability
  • monitoring and evaluating school performance.

The Cathedral School Governing Body

We have responsibility together with leadership team for agreeing the policies for the general running of the school. Our role is crucial:

  • We fulfil statutory duties to ensure that the school is a safe, healthy and an inclusive environment
  • We provide support and challenge to the leadership team of the school on all issues that affect the learning and welfare of our pupils

How does the Governing Body work ?

The governing body works by collective decision-making and shared power, not personal power and responsibility. It is the full governing body which has legal duties and powers and all governors share in that corporate responsibility. Governors do not represent the individual interests of parents, staff or any particular group within the school or wider community. It delegates day-to-day management of the school to the Headteacher.

The full governing body meets once a term but most of our work is delegated to three committees:

  • Resources
  • Teaching, Attainment and Progress
  • Pupils, Parents and Relationships

All governors are members of the full governing body and sit on one or more of the committees (usually 5/6 governors per committee). Selection for the committees is based on interest and skills.

Governor Responsibilities 2016/17

The responsibilities of Governors can be found in this document in PDF format:
Governor Roles and Responsibilities September 2018

Governor Profiles


Janet Simpson
My name is Janet Simpson and I became a Governor in 2011. I am a Solicitor, now working as the Professional Support lawyer in the employment department of a city law firm. I am interested in walking, reading and tennis. I am lucky enough to have been the year governor for the same group of children and have seen them through from nursery and hope to be with them until year six.

Canon Michael Rawson
I am Sub Dean and Canon Pastor at Southwark Cathedral and Minister in Charge of St Hugh’s Church, Bermondsey since December 2014. I joined the governing body in January 2015 and have ten years’ experience as a governor in West Yorkshire. I have responsibility for developing and strengthening the links between school and the cathedral and lead Thursday assemblies together with other members of the clergy team. I am very proud to be part of Cathedral School.

Shaida Kwapong

My name is Shaida Kwapong and I became a Parent Governor here at The Cathedral School in June 2014. As a Governor I look after the Early Years Foundation Stage, cover the subject areas of Geography and History. I am a strong advocate of education and have a keen interest in the way in which children learn. I am currently undertaking a Masters in Early Childhood Education and work within a school, supporting all aspects of learning. I am very honoured to have been elected into my post by fellow parents and will do my best to ensure my contribution makes a positive impact to the school at large.

Tomi Ogunjobi
My name is Tomi Ogunjobi and I became a governor at Cathedral School in November 2014. My children attended Cathedral school and one of them is currently in her final year as a member of the Cathedral Girls’ Choir. I am a Project Manager by profession, specialising in Business, IT and Information Systems. I am also a professionally trained Stage Actor and Singer and in the recent past, have been strongly involved as a Trustee of Borough Music School, a local music school, set up as a charity to cater for the needs of local children from disadvantaged background, who are unable to access music education. I am presently a member of the Mothers’ Union and Church warden at St Hugh, Bermondsey, a local parish church which sits under the Cathedral Parish. I have a strong interest in Music, Theatre, Arts and travelling. I am able to help out with advice on accessing music education on different level, project management skills, including planning, risk management, stakeholder relationship management and quality assurance.

John Ivory

Paul Botton

Kehinde Lipede

Jolanta McCall

Sara Sutherland

Robin Morrell

Governor Register of Interests

This register of Governor Interests.
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Governor Calendar

Tue, 13 Nov 2018
  • Governor Safeguarding Training

    Starts: 5:30 pm
    Ends: 7:30 pm

Tue, 27 Nov 2018
  • Full Governing Body Meeting

    Starts: 5:00 pm
    Ends: 7:00 pm

Tue, 29 Jan 2019
  • Governor Committees

    Starts: 2:30 pm
    Ends: 5:30 pm

Tue, 12 Mar 2019
  • Full Governing Body Meeting

    Starts: 5:00 pm
    Ends: 7:00 pm

Tue, 07 May 2019
  • Governor Committees

    Starts: 2:30 pm
    Ends: 5:30 pm

Tue, 25 Jun 2019
  • Full Governing Body Meeting

    Starts: 5:00 pm
    Ends: 7:00 pm