Crown Lane Primary School & Children's Centre

Crown Lane Primary School


The School 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 Headteacher 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 14 people as follows:

  • 9 people from the local community with an interest in education (Co-opted Governors)
  • 1 representative appointed by the Lambeth Education Authority and confirmed by the Governing Body
  • 1 Headteacher
  • 1 member of staff (elected by all staff)
  • 2 parents (elected by all parents and carers)
  • Associate Members (who are not full members) occasionally join the Governors.

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 an annual School Development Plan aimed at raising achievement and standards.

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

  • Resources Committee monitors all aspects of budgets, expenditure, audits, premises, oversight of staffing policies, health and safety and ICT development.
  • Learning and Community Committee monitors the educational performance through individual visits to school, verbal and written reports from staff. It reviews statistics and data prepared by the school and Lambeth Education to monitor the progress being made by pupils. It also reviews the curriculum offer and all aspects of pupil safety and welfare as well as the school’s engagement with the wider school community.


Linda Collins 

Chairs of Governors 2021/22


Chair: Linda Collins 

 Name of Governor


Term of Office

 Committee Memberships

Linda Collins

Chair of Governors

17/09/19 - 16/09/23


Samantha Palin




Diane John-Cyrus

Associate (Head of School)

01/05/22 – 01/05/26


Dawn Walsh

Associate (SBM)

05/07/2022- 04/07/2026


Peter Hogg

Vice Chair

17/09/19 - 16/09/23

FGB & Chair of Resources

Angela Murray


12/03/19 – 11/03/23

FGB & Learning and Community

Karen Aghatise

Co-opted 23/03/20 - 22/03/24 FGB, Pay & Resources

Jemma Naish-Williams

Co-opted 23/03/20 - 22/03/24 FGB & Learning and Community

Natasha Bassett


 06/07/21 - 05/07/25

FGB & Learning and Community

Marcus McKenzie

Co-opted 01/01/22 - 31/12/25 FGB & Resources

Trevor Walford

Co-opted 06/07/21 - 05/07/25 FGB & Resources

Laura Muttock

Local Authority 06/07/21 - 05/07/25 FGB & Resources

Kylie Penfold

Co-opted 05/07/2022- 04/07/2026 Learning and Community

Pippa Bhatt

Parent  22/07/22 -21/07/26 FGB

Maria Madalina Constandis

Parent 02/07/19 - 01/07/23 FGB & Resources


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 20/21

Governors and Register of Interests 21/22

 Instrument of Government