Our Governors

Our governing body includes:

  • 1 governor nominated by the local authority;
  • The Executive Head teacher;
  • 1 elected staff governor;
  • 2 elected parent governors; and
  • 12 co-opted governors

The staff governor is elected by the staff and normally serves for 4 years.

The parent governors are elected to serve the Governing Body by parents of each school and normally serve for 4 years. Parent governors are pleased to hear about views and ideas and can be contacted in writing via the school office.

The co-opted governors are invited onto the Governing Body, by the Governing Body, to add areas of expertise and to represent the local community.

Appointment, committee membership, attendance, and the Register of Business interests are available in the Statutory Documents section on this page.

The Eliot Bank and Gordonbrock Schools Federation Governing Body provide strategic leadership and accountability in both schools.  Its main functions are to:

  • To provide a strategic overview that ensures the pupils learn most effectively and achieve the highest standards.
  • Act as a “critical friend” of the school by providing the Executive Head, Head of Schools and staff with support, advice and information and monitor and evaluate to school’s effectiveness and promote the interests of the school and pupils.
  • To ensure accountability. We are accountable to parents, pupils, the community, the Local Authority and Ofsted.

It is also responsible for many important decisions in the running of the school. These include:

  • Appointing the Executive Head, Heads of School, and Deputy Headteachers. Governors are also involved in the appointment of teaching staff as appropriate.
  • Agreeing the aims of the school curriculum and ensuring the national curriculum is implemented.
  • Determining how the school’s budget is to be used each year.
  • Dealing with official complaints and exclusions.
Governing Body Meeting Dates

The meeting dates for this academic year are:

  • 2nd December 2021
  • 14th March 2022
  • 13th June 2022

The minutes for meetings can be accessed below:

Governing Body Minutes

Further Information

Can I become a school governor?  

Yes, anybody over 18 who has a child of school age. All applicants are subject to checks to ensure the safety and protection of the young people in our school.

How much time does it take? 

Meetings are held once every term at the end of the school day and usually last and hour and a half. However, this may vary depending on the amount of committee work that you choose to do. Governors act as a team and support each other by taking on additional roles in order to be as effective as possible.

How do I find out more?  

Please contact the school office, via email to info@gordonbrock.lewisham.sch.uk,  who will be able to provide you with more information.

Governors know the school well. They are aware of their responsibilities in checking the work of leaders to make sure pupils achieve well socially, emotionally and academically, and that pupils are safeOfsted - 2019


The Governing Body can be contacted by writing to the Chair of Governors:

By post to the following address:

Mr Peter Fidel, Chair of Governors
Gordonbrock School
Amyruth Road

or via email to: info@gordonbrock.lewisham.sch.uk

Please put FAO Peter Fidel, Chair of Governors in the subject of the email.