Pelham Primary School


Pelham's Board of Governors meets termly to discuss progress across the spectrum of school activities.

The statutory roles of the Governors are to:

• Set the school’s vision, ethos and strategic direction.
• Hold the head to account for educational and staff performance.
• Ensure financial resources are well spent.

In addition, every governor serves on at least one of the three committees: School Business, Curriculum and Personnel. These committees also meet termly and provide reports to Board meetings.

Governors regularly visit the school to participate in lessons, school council meetings and PTA events.

Governors produce a termly newsletter for parents, summarising decisions made at Board meetings. Please click the link below to read the latest newsletter.

Governors' Newsletter (Summer 2019 Update)

Governors' Newsletter (Summer 2019)

Annual Governance Statement

This statement is for parents and staff, to explain how Pelham’s governing body is constituted; how it operates and how it met its responsibilities over the academic year 2018/19.

Click here to view or download the statement.

Governors' Presentation

Click here to view a presentation made by the Chair of Governors and Head Teacher at our Parents' Open Evening in September 2019. Topics covered include the role of Governors, a review of the 2018-19 school year and the school's main initiatives for 2019-20.

The Governing Body


Lucie Favre 

Claire Miles


Carl Rautenbach


Jane Dowek

CSL Committee (Curriculum Standards and Learning)

Hakon By (Chair) (Link Governor - KS2) 

Lucie Favre  (Link Governor - EYFS)

Maria Keenan (Headteacher)

Claire Miles

Katy Neep (Link Governor - KS1)

Peter Woolton (associate)

School Business Committee

Grant Wilson (Chair)

Max Knight

Tony Burns (staff governor)

Maria Keenan (Headteacher)

Emma Greer (associate)

Emeline Rousselet

Anna Yuen (School Business Manager) 

Personnel Committee

Carl Rautenbach (Chair)

Sophie Horgan

Jeremy Law

Sarah Lyne (associate)

Maria Keenan (Headteacher)

Jo Sykes

Health and Safety Governor

Max Knight

Special Education Needs (SEND) Governor

Lucie Favre 

Safe-guarding Governors

Claire Miles

Carl Rautenbach

For a summary of Governor attendance at meetings for 2018-19, please click here

Declaration of Interest (2017-18)

Governors in local authority maintained schools have to publish a register of interest to includes relevant business interests, other schools they govern and relationships between governors and school staff, including spouses, partners and relatives.

Click here to view this document.