Governing body 2023 – 2024
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
|(Chair) Co-opted Governors||Mr P. Reilly
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.
|Local Authority Governor||Mr M. Bentaleb
I work as a Statistician and Civil Servant for the Department for Education. Having grown up on the Old Kent Road, I have a longstanding attachment to the area and I’m passionate about improving the education system and giving back to the community. I hold a degree in economics from the University of Bristol and outside my main job I help young people build the knowledge and skills they need to be successful in life – particularly those from less privileged backgrounds.
|Ms. S. Pascall-Wallis
“I joined the Board of Governors in June 2023. I have been a Southwark resident my whole life, and take pride in my community. I am a Solicitor who specialises is Child Protection. This is one of the reasons I decided to become a Governor as it is a passion of mine to ensure children are protected and given the best possible opportunities in life. My interests include travelling with my toddler, going to the theatre, and trying new restaurants.”
|Ms Q. Choong
I joined the Board of Governors in December 2020. Originally from Singapore, I moved to London a couple of years ago to work in the Government & Regulatory Affairs department in a bank. Education is key to the betterment of society and I am keen to give back to the community through my role as Governor.
|Mr A. Brown
I joined the Board of Governors in October 2020. Originally from the East Midlands, I studied in Sheffield and moved to the Borough of Southwark in 2018 where I now work as a Management Consultant specialising in mergers and acquisitions. I decided to become a Governor to assist in improving opportunities in the community. I feel that education is of critical importance and I am keen to help create the best experience possible at Victory. My interests include history and sport and I have been an athletics coach since university.
|Parent Governors||Mr S. Meghie
I have been a Southwark resident literally all my life. I grew up in East Dulwich and my family home is still there. I started my local government career with Southwark then moved on to Lambeth, then Lewisham and back to Southwark, until my retirement.I worked as a Human and Resource officer for most of my career but my last stint with Southwark was as a youth worker, mainly as a Detached Youth Worker concentrating on the young people who were not accessing the youth service the traditional way i.e. youth clubs. I also worked the young people involved in anti social behaviour and some gang activities.I currently run a film project, working closely with groups or young people interested in films, mostly exploring topics that are affecting their lives and communities.I am a graduate of Greenwich and Canterbury Universities .Being a governor is an extension of my working with young people and looking at ways to help them transition to the next level of their development, in a more formal setting than the informal settings I am used to in the past.I have had a lot of contact with Headteachers and teachers in my role as a Detached Youth Worker, so this given me a valuable insight into the workings of schools.I am a fanatic Manchester United fan – I know can’t help it.