The Governors' Policy is to give the Headteacher 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.

Click to read the Governors Three Year Mission StatementClick to read the Governors Code of Conduct Click for Governors Declaration of Pecuniary Interests 2020-21

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

Click to read the latest Governors meeting attendance records For the attention of the Clerk to the Governing Body, please send any correspondence for the Governing Body to:

Chair Of Governors

2 489Name: Jatin Mehta

Appointed by: Appointed by GB/Board

From: 12 July 2017 - To: 24 March 2022 

 Link Governor for Visits and Journeys.

I am Chair of Governors and also sit on the Resources Committee. 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.

Appointed Governors

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Name: Luke Picknett

Appointed by: Foundation/Trust

From: 12 December 2012 - To: 11 December 2024

Link Governor for PP

I am Vice Chair of Governors and sit on 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.

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Name: Peter Frampton

Appointed by: GB/Board

From: 11 July 2018 - To: 11 July 2022

Link Governor for Resources and Post 16

I am Chair of the Resources Committee as an appointed Governor. I have lived in Bromley since 2009 and am now the proud father of two young boys who are just beginning their school adventures. I work in Human Resources at HSBC and will work with my colleagues on the Governing Board to ensure that the school goes from strength to strength,


Name: James Ward

Appointed by: GB/Board

From: 11 December 2019 - To: 10 December 2023

Link Governor for Health and Safety.


Co-opted Governors


Name: Joyce Xin Xiao Montegard

Appointed by: EGB/Board

From: 9 July 2019 - To: 8 July 2023

Link Governor for Data/Teaching, Learning and Assessments.

I am a member of the Curriculum Commitee and have been living locally for just under 10 years. In my professional life, I am a Qualified Management Accountant working for one of the well-known broadcasting companies in the UK. I am glad that I can contribute my professional knowledge as a governor at Chislehurst School for Girls and able to give back to my local community. 

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Name: Lingling Delicata

Appointed by: GB/Board

From: 1 October 2020 - To: 30 September 2024

Link Governor for Data/Teaching, Learning and Assessments.

I sit on the Resources Committee as a Co-Opted Governor. I am qualified chartered accountant and have worked in many countries including America, China, India, Spain, and the Netherlands. In my spare time, I enjoy competitive sports such as hockey, netball and table tennis.

Staff Governors

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Name: Liz Mensah

Appointed by: Elected by School staff

From: 1 September 2016 - To: 31 August 2024

Link Governor for SEN, Safeguarding and Looked after Children.

I am currently the 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.

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Name: Maria French

Appointed by: Ex-Officio by virtue of the office as Headteacher

From: 1 September 2020 - To: 

Appointed as Headteacher from September 2020, Mrs French has taught and led in comprehensive schools and single sex super-selective schools in Kent, Derbyshire, and Essex for 30 years. She is a Fellow of the Chartered College of Teaching and of the Royal Society of Arts and is very ambitious for the futures of all our students at Chislehurst School for Girls. Mrs French was also awarded the Princes' Teaching Institute Leadership Award in 2018, for a project committed to enabling girls to succeed in public speaking.

Parent Governors

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Name: Redicine Lawson

Appointed by: Elected by Parents

From: 6 October 2020 - To: 5 October 2024


Parent Governor with effect from 06.10.20.



Name: Dawn Wakefield

Appointed by: Elected by Parents

From: 26 March 2018 - To: 26 March 2022

I have 2 daughters, one at Chislehurst School for Girls and the other is at primary school. I work full time as a Complaints Manager for an insurance company. In my limited spare time, I enjoy running, having completed the London Marathon once, and long walks in the local area.

Clerk To The Governors

0800Miss J Harding

For the attention of the Clerk to the Governing Body, please send any correspondence for the Governing Body to:

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