Governors

The Governors' Policy is to give the Headmistress and Staff as much freedom of action as professionals require, to carry out the aims of the school efficiently and in the best interests of the students, within the context of local and national requirements.

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The full Governing Body meets, at least, once a term.

Mr R Short  - Please send any correspondance for the Governing Body to clerk@chsfg.co.uk; for the attention of the Clerk to the Governing Body

Mr J Mehta

Mr Jatin Mehta (Chair): 25th March 2014 -24th March 2018

I am Governor on the Finance and Finance and Premises Committees, and was also recently appointed as Chair.  I am a Qualified Management Accountant and am employed by one of the Big 4 in the Professional Services and Consulting industry, and work alongside organisations across most industries.
I have lived in various parts of the UK and have also previously been on a long-term secondment in South-East Asia.  I have settled in Chislehurst/Bromley over the last 10 years with my family, and our two young children are currently at Primary School in the area.  I am keen on DIY and am also learning more gardening in my spare time.

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Mrs K J Raven, Headmistress

I have been the Head of Chislehurst School for Girls since January 1992 and a Governor for all of that period. In this capacity, I am the ‘Chief Executive’ and the leading professional advisor to the Governing Body. I value most highly the support and challenge provided by our excellent Governors. Together, we ensure that we deliver the very best for the young people in our care.

 

Appointed Governors:

Mr L Picknett

Mr Luke Picknett: 12th December 2016 to 11th December 2020

I am an Appointed Governor and sit on the Finance & Premises Committee, as well as the Personnel Committee. In my professional life, I am a Management Consultant at Deloitte, working primarily within the Public Sector. Outside of work, I am a keen runner and have completed three marathons, with plans for more on the horizon.

Mr H Patel

Mr Hamesh Patel: 10th July 2017 -10th July 2020

I became a Governor in 2013 and I am Chair of the Finance Committee. I also sit on the Finance and Premises Committee. After studying for a law degree at university, I trained and qualified as a Chartered Accountant. Since then I have worked in various finance roles in commercial property companies. I live in Chislehurst and grew up in the local area.

 

 

Co-opted Governors

 

Mr J Wafer

Mr John Wafer 5th December 2015 - 4th December 2019

 

 

 

Staff Governors

 

Liz MensahMiss Liz Mensah: 6th December 2016  to 5th December 2020

I am currently the Acting Assistant Head with an oversight of pupil premium students and am also the Head of Faculty for Social Communications. I have been a teacher at Chislehurst School for Girls since 2008 and this is the second time that I have been a staff governor. I am fully committed to the vision at our school which is that every student aims high and has the chance to be the very best versions of themselves.

 

Parent Governors:

Mrs. S Orchard

Mrs Sheryl Orchard (Vice-Chair) 1st September 2016 - 31st August 2020

I was elected as a Parent Governor in Autumn 2016. I am a mother of two girls, the eldest of which is currently in Year 9 at Chislehurst School for Girls and the youngest is still at primary school. I currently work alongside my husband, running our Gas Safe Installation/Plumbing business, but, prior to having our two daughters, I worked for a well-known large fashion retailer. There I acquired over 15 years’ retail management experience. I managed and developed a successful brand production team. I was responsible for the production/buying of all Internal Marketing requirements and managed a budget of £13 million; from taking and deciphering briefs, through to purchasing, production, logistics, store evaluation and store customer care for over 2,500 retail outlets in multiple brands/sides/partners and countries. I have also worked in numerous part-time roles whilst my daughters were very young, i.e. using my transferable skills working within the Fashion Retail Recruitment sector as a Researcher/Head-hunter for high-end brands. Plus I’ve also worked for a local Estate Agent as a Negotiator. We are a very keen swimming family and if I’m not taking my two daughters training and attending various Galas, you will find me volunteering at our local swimming club. I think it’s really important that whatever your child is into, whatever level of ability your child has, we as parents support them as much as possible. That’s why I am putting my voice and experience to use to assist the school, and in doing so helping all of our daughters.

 

CLERK TO THE GOVERNORS:

R Short

Mr R Short  - Please send any correspondance for the Governing Body to clerk@chsfg.co.uk; for the attention of the Clerk to the Governing Body

 

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Please send any correspondance for the Governing Body to rshort@chsfg.co.uk; for the attention of the Clerk to the Governing Body

Attendance at Meetings September 2016 - July 2017 

GOVERNOR/TRUSTEE NAME

 

Category of Governor

Start of Term of Office

End of Term of Office

Attendance at Meetings September 2016 - July 2017

Board

out of possible 4

Personnel

out of possible 2

Finance out of possible 6

Finance & Premises

out of possible 6

Chairs

Members

Miss Jess Child

Parent

11th July 2017

10th July 2021

1 out of 1

-

-

-

 

 

Mrs Pamela Jennings

Appointed by Board

3rd December 2014

2nd December 2018

4

2

5

5

Chair of Personnel Committee

 

Mr Jatin Mehta

Appointed by Board

25th March 2014

24th March 2018

4

-

5

5

Vice-Chair of Governors to 11th July 2017

Chair of Governors from 11th July 2017

Member

Miss Elizabeth Mensah

Staff

6th December 2016

5th December 2020

4

-

-

3 out of 4

 

 

Mrs Sheryl Orchard

Parent

1st September 2016

31st August 2020

4

2

4 out of 4

4 out of 4

Vice Chair of Governors from 11th July 2017

 

Mr Hamesh Patel

Appointed by Board

11th July 2017

10th July 2021

3

-

6

5

Chair of Finance Committee

Member

Mr Luke Picknett

Appointed by Board

12th December 2016

11th December 2020

1

1

3

3

 

 

Mrs Karen Raven

Staff

January 1992

-

4

2

6

5

 

 

Mr John Wafer

Co-opted

5th December 2015

4th December 2019

2

-

-

4

Chair of Finance & Premises Committee

 

Vacancy

Appointed by Board

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Governors no longer serving

 

Mrs Jacqueline Bates

Parent

25th March 2013

24th March 2017

2 out of 2

-

-

4 out of 4

 

 

Mrs Janice Larkin

Appointed by Board

5th December 2015

11th July 2017 (resigned)

4

2

-

-

Chair of Governors (to 11th July 2017)

Member

Governor names, categories, terms of office and attendance - Chislehurst