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OUR GOVERNORS

Welcome to Rockliffe Manor Primary, we are really proud of our school. As a Governing Body, we are a strong and active cross section of people, with the objectives of providing a strategic view, ensuring accountability, and acting as a critical friend, through support and advice. 

By providing an exciting curriculum within a caring and secure environment, we aim to ensure that each child can reach his or her full potential in every aspect of their development at Rockliffe Manor.
 

Una Coyne

Chair of Governors, Chair of Finance and Personnel Committee and Phase Link Governor - KS1

Community Governor

Finance and Personnel Committee

My name is Una Coyne and I have been a Governor at Rockliffe Manor Primary School for about 4 years. For most of that time I have been the Vice-Chair of the Governing Body and the Chair of the Finance and Personnel Committee. Currently, I am acting Chair of Governors.

I have taught in London schools for over 30 years including at Rockliffe as a part-time teacher for 3 years until 2008. I was a headteacher in the London Borough of Lewisham for 7 years. At present, I lead the Initial Teacher Education programmes for training the next generation of primary teachers at Goldsmiths, University of London. 

I have been on several Governing Bodies previously and I have really enjoyed continuing my direct association with schools now that I am no longer teaching children but rather teaching adults to undertake the job that I loved.

Vaughn Williams

Child Protection Governor and Phase Link Governor - Year 5/6

Co-opted Governor

Finance and Personnel Committee, Premises and Health and Safety Committee and Learning and Achievement Committee

I have been a governor at Rockliffe Manor for the past six years and became Chair of Governors in 2012. Prior to this I served for a period of 12 years as a parent governor at my childrens’ school.

My motivation for being a school governor is that I believe that every child has a right to a good education which enables them maximise their full potential. To this end the governing body needs to challenge and support senior leaders to ensure that the school provides vibrant learning, skilful leadership and quality teaching. All staff at Rockliffe Manor work very hard to achieve this.

Nicky Barber

SEN Governor and Phase Link Governor - Year 3/4

Co-opted Governor

Finance and Personnel Committee and Learning and Achievement Committee

I have been a Governor at Rockliffe Manor for six years, five as a Parent Governor and the last year as a Co-opted Governor.

I became a Governor, as I wanted to learn more about how the school was run and how it was helping my child to learn and grow. I cannot put into words the respect I have for all staff at Rockliffe Manor, for their tireless work ensuring that every child has the best possible start in life.

The school is going from strength to strength and I am privileged to be part of its ongoing success.

Anne Baglin

Phase Link Governor - Year 5/6

Local Authority Governor

Finance and Personnel Committee

My name is Anne Baglin and I have been a governor of Rockliffe Manor since September 2014. Since then I have become governor for key phase 5 and 6 and a member of the Finance and Personnel Committee.

For over 30 years I was a magistrate in south London serving on the youth panel and also Chair for six years. Over this time discipline, punishment and outside help has changed enormously. Any problems are addressed at a much earlier age, very often at primary school level, and therefore much easier to help. I have noticed at Rockliffe Manor that all the staff are well aware of pupils who need more attention even if they don't teach them personally.  

I have enjoyed my time since becoming governor. I have seen the total dedication of the staff, and the long hours they work, and look forward to learning more about their ambitions for Rockliffe Manor.    

Betty Liebovich

Chair of Learning and Achievement Committee and Phase Link Governor - EYFS

Co-opted Governor

Learning and Achievement Committee

My name is Dr Betty Liebovich and I have been a Governor at Rockliffe Manor Primary school for two years and became the Chair of the Learning and Achievement committee in 2015.

I pursued the role of a Governor because I am interested in understanding primary school processes from the perspective of the school. As a lecturer in Early Years education at Goldsmiths University of London, I have a theoretical knowledge of learning and teaching, and am keen to understand how the EYFS fits into the Primary educational setting. The Governor position has allowed me to observe practice throughout the Key Stages as well as understand the complexities of organising and supporting the learning and teaching that transpires.

I find the role of Governor very rewarding and look forward to continuing in this role, building on my own knowledge and understanding.

Nigel Fletcher

Co-opted Governor

Finance and Personnel Committee

I became a Governor at Rockliffe Manor about eight years ago whilst I was a local Councillor. Although I've now left the Council I'm really pleased to have continued my involvement with the school, which has a great ethos and friendly atmosphere.

It's a privilege to be able to see the school and its pupils make progress over time, and I'm very proud of what they've achieved.

Kirsty Murphy

Phase Link Governor - KS1

Parent Governor

Premises and Health and Safety Committee

I became a Parent Governor at Rockliffe Manor in December 2015 and am finding it really interesting to see how the school works 'behind the scenes'. As a parent of children at the school, I wanted to become involved in a bigger way while providing a voice for parents where needed. 

I really had no idea how much goes on daily in order to make our school the best and happiest possible educational environment for the children and can see that staff are constantly striving to make this happen.

Lucy Gilder

Phase Link Governor - Year 3/4

Parent Governor

Learning and Achievement Committee

I have been a parent governor for about 6 months now so am new to it all.

I have worked in a local primary school for 17 years, first as a T.A. and currently as a Learning Mentor. I love my job and I have experience and a passion for supporting children with challenging behaviour. 

Adam Goren

Phase Link Governor - EYFS

Parent Governor

Learning and Achievement Committee

Wendy Wright

Staff Governor

Premises and Health and Safety Committee

 

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