School Governors


It’s a real privilege as Chair of Governors of St Mary Magdalene School to welcome you to our website.

At St Mary Magdalene’s we try to put Jesus and what he teaches us at the centre of everything we do. This underpins the way we care for our children and each other. It also means that whilst we look for and expect the best possible academic success for each child we believe that it is by sharing with parents in the development of each child’s character and their beliefs that we set each young person on a path that will enable them to approach their future wherever that may be with confidence.

Ofsted, the Southwark Diocese Board of Education and the Local Education Authority share our high opinion of the school and this is reflected in the progress that children make in their years with us. I always delight in seeing the achievements and changes children who come to us in Reception demonstrate as they leave us at the end of Year 6.

Our website, School environment and our new uniform are centred around our School Core Values of each individual’s uniqueness, trust, honesty, love, peace, forgiveness, wonder, thankfulness, compassion and hope. We believe that these are more than ideas to be displayed but rather qualities that children, staff, parents and governors can encourage each other to develop and also demonstrate toward each other.

Whatever your reason for visiting our site, whether as a parent/carer looking for our latest news, a parent looking for a school for your child or if you are wondering whether you could join our staff team we hope you find all the information you need.

‘Building on a foundation of Core Christian Values, we inspire and equip our children to acquire confidence, encouraging a thirst for lifelong learning. 

Philippians 4: 13, I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.’


Category Committee Term of Office

Register of Business Interests

Mrs Rosemund Pretoru

Education 13/10/2021


Mrs Jane Markworth

Co-Opted Education 02/07/2018 None
Mr Patrick Kangi Foundation Operations 11/02/2018


Mrs Claire Lewis

Associate Member Admissions/Education 10/07/2021 None

Mrs Emine Mehmet

Staff Admissions/Education/Operations 11/12/2020 None
Mr Dennis Ohwariovbe Foundation Operations 13/10/2018


Mr Jacob Omolaso

Foundation Operations 16/03/2020


Mrs Jennifer Parris

Head Teacher Admissions/Education/Operations Ongoing None

Mrs Adejumoke Olawore

 Authority Admissions/Education 08/07/2019


Mr Dayon Haynes Parent Operations 08/07/2019 None
Ms Sunmi Ayorinde Foundation Education 21/11/2022 None
Mrs Carol Barrett Co-Opted
(Vice Chair)
Admissions/Operations 27/11/2022 None


All Governors have voting rights, except for Associate Members.

Register of Business (or Pecuniary) Interests