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Governing body 2017 – 2018

The governing body has a general responsibility for managing the school effectively. As a community school, Victory Primary School has a governing body which has general responsibility for the conduct of the school.  The governing body consists of co-opted governors, local authority nominated governors, parent governors and staff governors.  The full governing body (FGB) meets once a term.

In addition, the governing body has a number of sub-committees, working groups and individual governors, who are also ‘linked’ to a specific aspect of school life.

The main subcommittees are:


Personnel and Premises


Governor profiles


(Acting Chair)

Vice Chair of Governor

Mrs D. Martin Denise Martin


I am Denise Martin, and I’ve been a governor at Victory Primary School since November 1998.My son was at the school and left in 1999.I am a housewife and I enjoy swimming when I can.

I believe and will always believe, that the children’s education and welfare are paramount.

Local Authority Governor Miss S. Whiteman Sarah


I have been a Governor since Spring 2017.After studying Psychology at University College London I taught Maths at a Secondary School in Kent for 2 years. Feeling that I wanted to use my psychology in my job to a greater extent I then spent three years studying for a doctorate in Education, Child and Adolescent Psychology. I now work as an Educational Psychologist in London.I decided to become a Governor so that I could play a small part in improving educational opportunities for all.  Education is something I have been passionate about since going to university and I hope that through my work as a Governor I will be able to pass on my expertise to help fulfil the schools vision of “Victory for All”.
Co-opted Governors Mr P. Reilly Patrick I have been a Governor since 2009.I have worked 30 years’ service with Tesco as a Manager. I had worked at the Elephant and Castle twice, once in the 80’s and the second time at the start of the new century, and have also been posted at various times in Old Kent Road and Surrey Quays stores. My interests include supporting AFC Wimbledon, I am a member of the English Heritage and enjoy visiting their various sites and have researched my family tree back as far as the 18th century.I became a Governor to give something back to the community I had worked in, by using my management experience gained in my role as a manager.
  Ms. K. Irelandno photo I have been a Governor since October 2014.
I qualified as a solicitor in 2003 and have been practicing ever since. My specialist area is financing and insolvency.
My reason for becoming a Governor is because I believe that education is extremely important. It’s really rewarding to have the opportunity to use my skills to give back to the community and make a difference to children in my neighbourhood.
  Mr R. HarveyRyan Harvey  I joined the Board of Governors in September 2017. Originally from the West Midlands, I moved to London in 2007 to study Law at the London School of Economics and have lived in the Borough of Southwark ever since. I now work as a solicitor at a City law firm with a specialism in public and private mergers and acquisitions and equity capital markets.I am keen that the students have the best educational experience that they can at Victory and look forward to actively contributing to the strategic development of the school in my role as a Governor.
Teacher Governor Ms J. Vernege  JV I have been a Governor since September 2015.
I am a qualified teacher and have been working in Primary schools for the last 15 years.
My interest and experience in education, was my reason for joining the Governing body at Victory Primary School.
Parent Governors  Ms C. Williams  Cassie


I have been a Governor since December 2015I am currently on maternity leave from my role as Digital Manager at the Royal Institution, where I am responsible for digital strategy and online science education programmes.I’ve now worked in digital management within the heritage, cultural and not-for profit sector for over 15 years. My previous roles include Website Manager for the Science Museum Group and leading the Victoria and Albert Museum’s digital content team.Prior to working in digital management, I worked for several years in software development. I am passionate about education and have Masters degree in Information Technology and Economics, and an undergraduate degree in Religious Studies.I am a parent governor at Victory Primary School where my two boys are currently at school. As someone who is passionate about education, I welcomed the opportunity to use the skills I have gained in my personal and professional life to benefit the school and also to represent the views of the parent community in shaping the school’s strategic direction.
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