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Our Governors


1st March 2017


The Board of Governors consists of 12 members, 7 Foundation Governors (appointed by various religious bodies) and 5 others. There are currently 2 vacancies. The dates in the list below are the dates when each governor’s term of office expires. No relevant interests other than those noted against names below have been declared.


Satbinder Kooner

Chair of Board of Governors

LDBS appointee - 01.07.2019

Shelley Shah 

Vice-Chair, Board of Governors 

LDBS appointee – 01.09.2020

Fr Gwyn Clement

Chair of Achievement and Standards Committee 

Vicar St. Mary’s and Christchurch, Hendon. Ex officio

Michelle Dale

Chair of Staffing Committee

Parent, staff member at SMSJ - 01.01.2022

Eliza Franklin

Chair of Finance Committee

West Barnet Deanery – Parent – 01.01.2022

Rev Julia Candy

Vicar St John's, Ex Officio


St John's PCC




Syma Kadri

Elected parent - 31.03.21

Amar Davda

Elected parent – 01.02.2022

Grace Jenkins

Elected staff – 01.02.2022

Marika Farrugia

Acting Principal, ex officio


Local Authority appointee 


The Board will meet 4 times in the 2017-18 year in October, December, March and July with additional meetings as necessary. 

Committees of the Board meet as follows (numbers in brackets indicate scheduled meetings in the 2017-18 school year).

  1. Finance and Premises (4)
  2. Achievement and Standards (4)
  3. Staffing (3)
  4. Admissions (at least 2)

 SMSJ Governors - Committee Membership @ 20th October 2017 

N.B Satbinder Kooner (Chair) and Marika Farrugia (Acting Principal) are ex officio members of all committees and receive papers for all committees, but may choose not to attend all meetings of all committees.

Finance, Pay & Premises

Eliza Franklin (Chair)
Nicci Charlemagne
Shelley Shah
Syma Kadri
Satbinder Kooner (ex officio)
Marika Farrugia (ex officio)

Achievement & Standards Committee

Nicci Charlemagne  
Eliza Franklin
Michelle Dale
Fr Gwyn (Chair)
Lynsey Corkill
Satbinder Kooner(ex officio)
Marika Farrugia (ex officio)

Staffing Committee

Michelle Dale (Chair)
Fr Gwyn
Satbinder Kooner (ex officio)
Julia Candy
Marika Farrugia (ex officio)


Eliza Franklin
Michelle Dale,
Marika Farrugia (ex officio)
Satbinder Kooner (ex officio)
Amanda Phillips (Associate)


Principal’s Performance management

Satbinder Kooner
Nicci Charlemagne
Fr Gwyn

Responsible Governors

Worship -   Fr Gwyn
SEN – Michelle Dale
Safeguarding – Shelley Shah
Health & Safety – Nicci Charlemagne
Pastoral – Julia Candy
Early Years – Michelle Dale
Target setting - vacancy – primary
Eliza Franklin – secondary and KS4 overview

Pupil Discipline, Pay review and Staff Discipline committees – to be appointed from all available governors as necessary.   



Board and Committee attendance 2016-17

(Governors are members of the Committees mentioned against their names)

Satbinder Kooner 3/4 Board, 3/3 Staffing, 2/2 Finance & premises

Shelley Shah 3/4 Board, 4/4 Finance

Fr Gwyn 4/4 Board,  3/3 Staffing,  3/3Achievement & standards, 1/1 Finance & Premises

Michelle Dale 4/4 Board, 3/3 Achievement and Standards, 3/3 Staffing, 2/2 Admissions

Eliza Franklin 3/4 Board, 4/5 Finance, 2/3 Achievement & Standards, 1/2 Admissions

Julia Candy 2/2 Board

Nicci Charlemagne 3/4 Board, 2/5 Finance, 2/3 Achievement and Standards

Syma Kadri 1/1

Lynsey Corkill 4/4 Board, 3/3 Achievement and Standards

Ros Band  (retired December 2016) 2/2 Board, 1/1 Finance, 2/2 Achievement and Standards,

Ashley Freeman (retired July 2017) 2/4 Board, 0/5 Finance & Premises 0/3 Staffing

Matthew Glenn  (retired September 2017) 2/4 Board, 2/5 Finance, 2/3 Achievement and Standards, 1/3 Staffing, 2/2 Admissions


J.M. Ridd, SMSJ Clerk to the Governors