SPJS Governors have adopted the new "Instrument of Governance."

As of 28th May 2021, the Governing Body consists of the following:

  • 3 Parent Governors,
  • 1 Local Authority Governor
  • 1 Staff Governor
  • 1 Headteacher
  • 2 Partnership Governors
  • 6 co-opted Governors.

A register of Governors' interests can be seen below.

What Does the Governing Body Do?

The Governing Body plays a key role in helping Stanley Park Junior School provide the best possible education for all its pupils.

Governors do this by working closely with the Headteacher and staff, playing a part in the strategic leadership of the school.

Governors work as a team, offering both support and challenge to the Headteacher and staff who have responsibility for the day to day running of the school.

The Governing Body:

  • Plans the school's future direction
  • Monitors progress
  • Drives school improvement
  • Sets budgets
  • Supports and advises those who carry out specific work.

We have parent, Local Authority, teacher, community, partnership, staff and headteacher governors.

Governors are accountable to parents and the wider community to ensure that standards are of the highest quality.

Details of who we are, and how to contact us, appear below.

The full Governing Body meets at least once a term and delegates much of its decision-making to its sub-committees. Our main committees are:-

  • Curriculum & Standards: Chair - Pablo Mayorga
  • Personnel:    Chair - Emma Clements
  • Finance:       Chair - Karen De Brunner
  • Premises:     Chair - Sara Rowe

These committees meet at least termly.

Our other committees meet from time to time as required to deal with matters such as:-

  • Admissions:      Chair - Julia Burridge
  • Complaints      
  • Pay                 
  • Pupil Discipline

Governors are also involved in panels to make staff appointments and hear admissions appeals.

In addition we have a Safeguarding Working Group.

Committees report to the full Governing Body Meeting. Individual governors accept specific responsibilities, which sometimes involve representing the Governing Body on Borough wide organisations.

Governors usually serve a term of four years and provide their services in an unpaid capacity. The work requires commitment, but is extremely rewarding. We strongly encourage all parents to consider putting their names forward for this worthwhile role.

If you would like to find out more, feel free to contact us or you may find these websites useful:

Sutton School Governors

National Governors 'Association - Be a Governor

Department for Education - Governance

The local authority provides training and support for all governors and governing bodies (including advisors and clerks for full governing body meetings).


Amanda Lamy Ex Officio   Headteacher, Vice Chair of Admissions. 1.9.15 ongoing
Julia Burridge Associate   Deputy Headteacher,  Chair of Admissions. n/a n/a
Julie Quigley Associate   Assistant Headteacher


Gill Haldane Associate   School Business Manager n/a n/a
Chandra Alapati Partnership  Governors   4.7.22 3.7.26
Moira Butt Local Authority Governors  NO LONGER A GOVERNOR 22.1.14 22.1.22
Sumita Chakravarty  Co-Opted Governors NO LONGER A GOVERNOR  7.7.21 


resigned 30.6.22

Emma Clements Co-opted Governors

Chair of Governors  Chair of Personnel,

Literacy Governor, Deputy Safeguarding Governor

27.9.21 26.9.25
Karen De Brunner Staff Governors Chair of Finance, Responsible Officer 12.12.22 11.12.26
Cherin Elliott Local Authority Governors   4.7.22


Fiona Glithero  Staff Staff NO LONGER A GOVERNOR  21.10.20


resigned 19.4.22

Catrina Lynch Parent Parents NO LONGER A GOVERNOR   29.11.21


resigned 21.3.23

Selvii Marugan Parent Parents   2.5.22 2.5.26
Pablo Mayorga Co-Opted Parents Chair of Curriculum and Standards, Numeracy Governor 21.10.19 19.10.23
Sara Rowe Co-Opted Governors Vice-Chair of Governors. Chair of Premises, Safeguarding Governor. SEN Governor


Julie Smith Co-Opted Governors NO LONGER A GOVERNOR 3.10.22


resigned 21.7.23

Richard Smith Partnership  Governors Forum of Sutton Governors, Training Representative. Equality Governor 21.9.19 20.9.23
Nabilla Stelter Parent Parents   26.11.19 25.11.23
Seema Puri-Mehta   Governors   3.07.23 3.07.27

From 1st April 2016, all our Governors have Enhanced DBS Clearance.



Amanda Lamy Appointments, Admissions (Chair), Curriculum & Standards, Personnel,  Finance, Premises, Pay. nil 23/24 Yes     
Julia Burridge Appointments, Admisisons (Vice Chair), Curriculum & Standards, Personnel, Finance. (No voting rights.)  Husband is Associate Governor. 21/21  Yes    
Julie Quigley Curriculum & Standards (No voting rights) nil 5/12  Yes    
Gill Haldane Appointments, Personnel, Finance, Premises (No voting rights). Daughter is Local Councillor for the school's ward. 21/24  Yes     
Chandra Alapati       Yes     
Moira Butt Personnel (Vice Chair), Complaints against the curriculum & other matters,  Admissions. Nil 20/23  n/a    
Sumita Chakravarty Staff Disclipline/Redundancy/Grievance. Finance, Pay.  Nil n/a n/a     
Emma  Clements     Staff Disclipline/Redundancy/Grievance, Personnel (Chair), Finance, Pay, Admisisons, Headteacher's Performance Panel, Curriculum & Standards, Pupil Discilpline, Complaints Against the Curriculum and Other Matters.  Nil 23/24 No     
Karen DeBrunner Personnel, Finance (Chair), Admissions. Nil 24/24 Yes    
Cherin Elliott       Yes     
Fiona Glithero Personnel.     3/5 n/a     
Catrina Lynch     2/3  Yes    
Selvii Marugan        No    
Pablo Mayorga Curriculum & Standards (Chair). Complaints Against the Curriculum and Other Matters.  Nil 18/20  Yes    
Sara Rowe Curriculum, Standards, Premises (Chair), Personnel, Appointments, Headteachers's Performance Panel.  Nil 15/16  Yes    
Julie Smith Appointments, Pupil Discipline, Curriculum & Standards (Vice Chair),  Premises, Pay, Personnel, Headteacher's Performance Panel.

Parent Governor at Woodcote High School

23/24  Yes    
Richard Smith Premises, Admissions, Pupil Discipline, Complaints against the curriculum & other matters, Curriculum, Standards, Appeal Panel  (Pay & Performance, Staff Discipline/redundancy/grievance). Appointments.  Nil 17/21 No     
Nabilla Stelter  Curriculum & Standards, Finance, Pupil Discipline, Complaints Against the Curriculum and Other Matters, Appeal Panel (pay & performance).     9/9 Yes     

How can you contact us?

Parents, staff and members of the community may wish to contact governors to express views, and governors very much welcome any such messages, as we are keen to keep in touch with and take account of these views.

It is important to say though, that any day to day queries relating to named pupils should always be directed to school staff first, so that they can discuss and deal with matters in the normal way.

Similarly, staff should use their usual line management and communication links in the first instance.

Additionally, if you have a complaint, please follow our complaints procedure which can be found in the "Policies & Procedures" section of our website, under the "About Us" tab.

You can contact the Governing Body through this email address:

Just so you know, this email address is checked once a week during school term. If you need a more urgent response, please call the school office and say you would like to get in touch with the Governing Body.

The school office number is 020 8647 7497 and the email is