Our Governors

The Board of Governors consists of 12 members, 7 Foundation Governors (appointed by various religious bodies) and 5 others.  There are currently 2 vacancies.  No relevant interests other than those noted against names below have been declared.

Ms. Shelley Shah
Joint Chair of Board of Governors
LDBS appointee - 01.09.2020
Revd Dr. Julia Candy
Joint chair of Board of Governors 
Vicar St John's - Ex Officio
Ms. Michelle Dale
Chair of Staffing Committee
Parent - Staff member at SMSJ - 01.01.2022
REVD Julie Gittoes St Mary's and Christchurch Incumbent
Ms Angela oldroyd St John's PCC - Parent member at SMSJ - 01.08.2023
vacancy West Barnet Deanery
Vacancy LDBS
Other Governors
Ms. Syma Kadri Vice Chair, Board of Governors - Elected parent - 31.03.21
Mr. Amar Davda Elected parent – 19.02.2022
Mr. Joel Davidson Local Authority appointee - 10.07.18 - 10.07.22
Mr Martin Serrão Principal - Ex Officio
VAcancy Elected Staff


The Board will meet 6 times in the 2018/2019 year, with additional meetings as necessary.  There will be no Committee meetings with the exception of on Pay Committee and two Admissions Committees.

 SMSJ Governors - Committee Membership @ 16th October 2018  

Pay Committee

Revd Dr. Julia Candy
Ms. Shelley Shah
Mr. Amar Davda


To be appointed from all available governors plus Zsofia Chothe-Foldesi, School Admissions Officer who has been appointed as an associate governor for this committee only.

Responsible Governors

Worship - Revd Dr. Julia Candy

SEN - Ms. Syma Kadri

Safeguarding - Ms. Shelley Shah

GDPR - Mr. Amar Davda

Pastoral - Revd Dr. Julia Candy

Early Years - Ms. Michelle Dale

Finance - Vacancy

Principal's Performance Review and monitoring - Ms. Shelley Shah and Revd Dr. Julia Candy

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

To contact our chair of Governors please email: chairofgovernors@smsj.london 

Board and Committee attendance 2018-19
(Governors are members of the Committees mentioned against their names)

Shelley Shah 6/6 Board, 2/2 Finance
Michelle Dale 5/6 Board, 1/1 Finance, 2/2 Admissions
Julia Candy 6/6 Board,  1/1 Finance
Julie Gittoes (from 1st July 2019) 1/1 Board, 1/1 Finance
Syma Kadri 6/6 Board, 1/1 Finance
Amar Davda 5/4 Board
Grace Jenkins 4/4 Board, 1/1 Achievement & Standards
Martin Serrão 6/6 Board, 2/2 Finance
Joel Davidson 0/6 Board
Eliza Franklin (retired 30th April 2019) 4/4 Board, 1/1 Finance, 2/2 Admissions
Zsofia Chothe-Foldesi (Associate for Admissions only) 2/2 Admissions

J.M. Ridd
SMSJ Clerk to the Governors


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