Welcome to our Governing Body. Please find below details of how our Governing Body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.

Governing Body Code of Conduct
Governing Body Structure September 2019 tbc
Governing Body Declaration of Interests 2018-2019
Attendance at Governing Body meetings 2018-2019
Attendance at Committee meetings 2018-2019
Attendance at Governing Body Meetings 2017-2018
Attendance at Governing Body Meetings 2016-2017

Julie Sherlock

Chair of Governors - Foundation Trust Governor

Term of office: 01/09/2016 to 31/08/2020

Member of: Achievement, Resources & Behaviour, Safety and Safeguarding

Lead Governor: Health & Safety, Pupil Premium Grant.

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Lorna Hudson

Parent Governor

Term of office: 18/12/2017 to 17/12/2021

My background: I hold an undergraduate degree in Law, a Masters degree in Human Rights Law, and an MSc in Voluntary Sector Management from Case Business School. I am the Company Secretary for a group of charities who have a youth violence prevention agenda, working internationally.

My interests: Having recently finished studying, I am looking forward to spending more time with my children, and reading for pleasure.

How I am supporting the school: As a Parent Governor at the School, I will be working to bring closer together the Staff, Governors and Parents/Guardians to the benefit of the children at the School.

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Holly Hart

Parent Governor


Term of office 16/06/2019  to 15/09/2023

As a current parent, I have been continuously impressed with the commitment to my children's learning experience I have seen from the

teaching staff at Lime Tree. I am delighted to have the chance to contribute to the growth and success of the school.

I am currently employed as Senior Organisation Development Consultant at King's College London within the HR Directorate.

In my role, I am responsible for overseeing the Leadership Curriculum for Staff and ensuring our most Senior Leaders have

the strategic development required to execute their roles successfully. With a first class MSc in Occupational Psychology, I feel I would

bring a huge amount of skill, knowledge and passion to the board.

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Laura Badley

Foundation Trust Governor

Term of office: 02/10/2019 to 01/10/2023


Andrea Bennett

Foundation Governor

Term of office: 9 Nov 2019 – 8 Nov 2023

Member of Achievement & Behaviour, Safety and Safeguarding Committee. 

My background: I am a nurse and a Health Visitor, with 30 years experience. I have worked closely with the School Health Service at Your Healthcare for the last 7 years and I am Service Lead for Children's Safeguarding.

My interests: My main interest outside work is running. I run regularly and am training for my 7th London Marathon in April. I am also training for the North Down's Way 50 mile race in May.

How I am supporting the school: I am chair of the Behaviour, Safety and Safeguarding Committee. I meet regularly with the schools Senior Leadership Team to discuss open safeguarding cases and any concerns they may have. We work closely to ensure all children have the same oportunity to reach their full potential.

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Hilary Gander

Foundation Trust Governor

Term of office: 28/09/2016 to 27/09/2020

My back ground: After a Combined Honours degree in English and French, I worked as a project manager and consultant in Financial Services, before setting up my own business over ten years ago. I run courses and coach executives on leadership, sales relationships and team development.

I'm an RBK local councillor for Surbiton Hill Ward, where Lime Tree sits.

My interests: I'm a key cyclist and environmentalist, and active in local groups working with the community on matters such as energy conservation, biodiversity preservation and sustainable travel.

How I am supporting the school: I've been working with staff to promote the School Travel Plan aiming to encourage families where possible to walk, scoot or cycle to school. This supports the school's vision and values around health and wellbeing and respect for the environment.

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Fiona Hegarty

Foundation Trust Governor

Term of office: 05/02/2019 to 04/02/2023


Asi Panditharatna

Foundation Trust Governor

Term of office: 01/09/2016 to 31/08/2020

My background: My professional background is in leading and managing successful apprenticeships, skills and employability programmes with employers, providers and learners. I have been a board member and trustee of other organisations including the housing association, citizens advice, a refugee support organisation and a consultancy business. I am currently also a member of the Mayor of London's Skills for Londoners Task Force. I chair on behalf of the Mayor the Digital Entitlement Task and Finish Group as part of the Task Force. I am also a keen supporter of NGOs in Sri-Lanka and Bangladesh. I have lived in Kingston and Surbiton for nearly ten years.

My interests: My interests are in helping the school to develop and improve the quality of its provision and also bringing new ideas and innovations from other areas of education and industries to help the management and staff with the school development.

How I am supporting the school: I am current;y the Special Education Needs liaison Governor and attend the Achievement Sub-Group and full board meetings.

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Dominic Tucker

Foundation Trust Governor

Term of office: 16/10/2019 to 15/10/2023

Dominic currently works as Head of UKI Sales for a well know European Airline and feels that his experience of HR, Budgeting and wider commercial knowledge can assist with being a governor of Lime Tree for relevant decision making.
His son has recently started at a primary school in Kingston and so Dominic has a vested interest in understanding education and how appropriate governor action and input can assist children’s educational development.
He lives in Kingston with his wife and one son.

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Sue Hawker


Ex-officio by virtue of office as Headteacher/Principal

From: 01/09/2018

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Claire Kelly

Elected by school staff

Term of office: 17/09/2018 to 17/09/2021

My Background….

I am a mum of four children, I decided after having my fourth child that I wanted to work alongside children in a school setting.
I went to college and trained as a Teaching Assistant also sitting an English and Maths course.
I soon passed and qualified and in all of these areas, I went on to supply for 6 weeks then in 2016 became a member of staff at Lime Tree Primary.
Since being at Lime Tree I have been on a few courses and have now been awarded 1 credit at Level 2 in delivering the CatchUp Numeracy Intervention Programme.

My Interest…. I love socialising and being around my family, I love finding new places and making memories.
I take pictures wherever I go along the way!!

Why did I want to become staff Governor?

I wanted to make a collective decision of being a part of the governing body.
Help Lime Tree to achieve its aims and invest in the learning cycle of the development of children and young people and also to support the work of the Head Teacher and Staff.


Jackie Dutton

Clerk to the Governors