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.
Chair of Governors

C/O St Mary Magdalene Primary School
48 Brayards Road
Peckham, SE15 3RA

‘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.’

Name Category Committee Term of Office Register of Business Interests
Mrs Claire Lewis




Mrs Carol Barrett Co-Opted
(Vice Chair)
Admissions/Operations 27/11/2022

Son works for Ultimate Sports who provide a service for SMMS

Rev. Olu Adams

Foundation Education 10/07/2023 None
Mrs Emine Mehmet Staff Admissions/Education/Operations 11/12/2020


Mr Dennis Ohwariovbe

Foundation Operations 20/03/2023 None
Mr Jacob Omolaso Foundation Operations 16/03/2024


Mrs Anna Harding

Head Teacher Admissions/Operations Ongoing None
Mrs Adejumoke Olawore Authority Admissions/Education 02/08/2023


Mr Dayon Haynes

Parent Operations 30/06/2023 None
Mrs Hermione Thompson Parent Education/Operations 30/06/2023


Mrs Norma Gouldbourne

Parent Education/Operations 30/06/2023 None
Ms Sonia Phippard Foundation Education 30/09/2024


Ms Reggie

Foundation 21/02/2025


All Governors have voting rights, except for Associate Members.

Register of Business (or Pecuniary) Interests