Governors

    The role of our governing body is to ensure that the school delivers a good quality education. Together with the headteacher, who is responsible for day-to-day management, they set the school's aims and policies.

    Key roles of governors:

    • To ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
    • To hold the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff
    • To oversee the financial performance of the school and make sure its money is well spent

    They also carry out a number of other important duties, which include:

    • Determining how the school's budget is spent
    • The appointing and dismissing of staff
    • Hearing appeals and grievances
    • Forming policy on the school's curriculum and collective worship
    • Setting standards for pupils' behaviour and discipline
    • Making sure school buildings are welcoming and safe
    • Setting and monitoring the school's aims and policies

    The Governing Body of Westminster City School meets once each term and sub-committees meet more regularly. There are governors sub-committees for: discipline, curriculum, personnel and finance & buildings. Governor attendance is updated annually to coincide with the adoption of the annual financial statements (usually November each year).

    Foundation Governors (10)

    United Westminster Schools Foundation Ex Officio 
    Chair of the Trustees: Vice Admiral Peter Dunt CB DL
    Nominated Trustee: Mr Francis Abbott BA

    Appointed by the Trustees
    The Rev Canon Anthony Ball MA (Vice Chair)
    Mrs Helen Brooks BD
    Mrs Jill Clark MA
    Mr Tara Douglas-Home BA
    Mrs Katherine Herzog Parsons BA MA ACT
    Sir Charles Hoare Bt Ba MSc

    Mrs Carol Rider BSc (Chair)
    Mr Brian Weaver MA

    Non-Foundation Governors (5)

    Mr Peter Broughton MTheol (Headteacher & Accounting Officer)
    Vacancy (Elected Staff Governor)- 2 vacancies
    Vacancy (Elected Parent Governor)- 2 vacancies

    (4 vacancies)

    Co-opted Governors (1)

    Mr John Olatunji BA FRSA (Co-opted Governor)

    The Foundation Office
    United Westminster Schools & Grey Coat Hospital Foundations
    Pouchot Building
    57 Palace Street
    SW1E 5HJ
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