Crown Lane Primary School & Children's Centre

Crown Lane Primary School


The WCL Federation (Woodmansterne and Crown Lane) Governing Body is responsible for ensuring children receive a good education which prepares them for the next stage of their learning journey.

Together with the Executive Headteacher and the Head of School, who is responsible for day-to-day management and organisation of the school, the Governing Board determines the school's aims, policies, and future direction.

Members of the Governing Body serve in a voluntary capacity for a minimum period of 4 years. The total membership is 15 people as follows:

  • 2 parent governors - elected by election (or appointment if insufficient people stand for election) and drawn from parents and carers of children at both schools in the WCL Federation. 
  • 1 staff governor - selected by election from teaching and support staff paid to work at any of the schools in the WCL Federation.
  • 1 representative appointed by the Lambeth Education Authority and confirmed by the governing body.
  • 10 co-opted governors - appointed by the governing body to represent community interests and develop the strength and diversity of the governing body.
  • the Executive Headteacher (Ex-Officio).

 The Governing Body has overall responsibility for the strategic direction, vision, and ethos of the school. It monitors the progress of children and policies covering all aspects of their welfare. It approves the 3 year School Improvement Plan aimed at raising achievement and standards.

Members also join a committee which reports back to the Full Governing Body.

The 4 committees are:

  1. Academic Achievement
  2. Pastoral & Community
  3. Finance, Facilities & Resources
  4. Pay & HR



Chair: Dave Clark 

 Name of Governor


Term of Office

 Committee Memberships

Samantha Palin




Diane John-Cyrus

Associate (Head of School)

01/05/22 – 01/05/26


Peter Hogg

Vice Chair

17/09/19 - 16/09/23

FGB & Chair of Resources

Juliet Mitchell

Vice Chair



Caroline Findley 

Parent Governor



Eve Hand 

Parent Governor



Dee Graham

Parent Governor



Chris Blackburn




Karen Aghatise

Co-opted 12/07/23-11/07/27 FGB, Pay & Resources

Jemma Naish-Williams

Co-opted 12/07/23-11/07/27 FGB & Learning and Community

Damien Mitchelmore

Co-opted 12/07/23-11/07/27 FGB & Resources

Faye Agbalaya

Co-opted 12/07/23-11/07/27

Harry McNeill Adams


Co-opted 12/07/23-11/07/27

Thomas Moudiotis


Co-opted 12/07/23-11/07/27

Kylie Penfold

Co-opted 05/07/22- 04/07/26 Learning and Community


All Governors and Associate Members are required to declare any pecuniary or business interests on their appointment, and are also reminded to update this information at every meeting of the full Governing Body and its Committees.

This published Register will be updated annually after the first meeting of the school year.  However, any changes made during the year will be recorded in the Minutes of the meeting at which they are declared.

The following is a list of people who serve / have served as Governors, with information on their governorships:

Governors and Register of Interests 21/22

Governors and Register of Interests 22/23

 Instrument of Government