Our Governing Body is made up of the following:
- Parent Governors who have a child at the School and are elected by other parents
- Staff Governors who are members of the teaching/support staff at the School and are elected by their colleagues
- Local Authority Governors who are appointed by the Council through the political parties
- Co-Opted Governors who are appointed by other governors as representatives of the wider local community as business representatives or because of particular skills that they can bring to the Governing Body
The Headteacher is also a School Governor. In addition, other members of the Senior Leadership Team, attend and act as Advisors and Associates.
Kathy MacLean - Chair of Governors
Kathy MacLean is a teacher and an educational consultant with over 30 years of experience of working in Education.
She is currently a member of staff at UCL Institute of Education where she is a Professional Tutor and Lecturer on the ITE Teach First programme.
Previously Kathy was the Head of Ethnic Minority Achievement Service at Wandsworth Council. Her work included a particular focus on ensuring access to the curriculum for pupils for whom English is an additional language (EAL) and raising the attainment of Black and Minority Ethnic pupils.
Kathy is passionate about overcoming barriers to educational achievement and ensuring that all children are able to achieve their potential.
She is the Education Director on the board of the Pop Up Festival of Stories and a volunteer tour guide for the National Trust.
David Hayes - Trust Governor
David has more than 15 years’ experience as a governor both at Graveney School and Links Primary School. He started out as a parent governor at Graveney School and after his child graduated stayed on to continue in this role. He is also a director of Graveney Trust and so has a keen interest in seeing Franciscan Primary School’s children achieve their potential. He is a freelance journalist and photographer and enjoys travelling.
Marian Thompson - Co-Opted Governor
Marian has worked at the school since September 1996. Since joining the school Marian has worked in many different guises, but is currently employed as the school's Parent Partnership Worker. Her role unites the school, with the parents and our children's home life. Marian is also the chair of the school PTFA.
Yasmin Talsi - Co-Opted Governor
Yasmin has lived in Wandsworth her entire life and joins us with a degree in Biotechnology from the University of Nottingham as well as a qualification in sports nutrition.
She's currently a senior research executive within the pharmaceutical industry and has previously served as the Black and Minority Ethnic Office at her Students' Union.
Anita Sharif - Staff Governor
Tan Jeraj - Parent Governor
Tan has been a local resident all his life and is very keen in contributing to the area through his business and voluntary work.
He currently has children attending Franciscan Primary School and is a local business owner working in residential property management.
Tan's desire for seeing positive change and supporting the local community, has driven him to become a parent governor.
Clemence Marotana - Parent Governor
Clemence moved to Wandsworth three years ago and has children at Franciscan Primary School. She has volunteered at the School over the years and is now excited about contributing to the local community through being a governor.
She currently works as a freelance community interpreter (French) and is passionate about baking.
John Locker - Local Authority
John moved to Wandsworth 15 years ago after studying History at University. He works in the Telecommunications business as Head of Industry Engagement for Talk Talk, having previously held a number of commercial roles at BT. John is an LA governor and has previously served as a local Councillor.
If you would like to contact a governor about any matter, you should do so via the Assistant Clerk to the Governors, Jacqui Griffiths, who can be reached on 0208 682 7047 or alternatively via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.