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Welcome to our Governors' section. 

Welcome to the High View Governing body page.  Here you will find information regarding our role and how we support the school.  Anyone wishing to contact our Governing Board can do so via the school office.


What is the role of the of the Governing Body?


The Headteacher is responsible for the day-to-day management of the school.  The Governing Body are a group of volunteers who give up large amounts of their own time to support the staff and act as a critical friend by providing strategic management.  They help to maintain high standards of educational achievement, manage the school's finances, make sure that the curriculum is balanced and broadly based and aid in the appointment of staff.


The Governing Body is presently comprised of the following:


Mrs K Finnis - Foundation Governor

Chair of Governing Body 

18th January 2022 - 17th January 2026 (Second term)

I grew up in a home where learning was always strongly encouraged but never enforced. My own mum, a retired teacher, had always given me the opportunity to support her in the classroom, so from a very early age I was aware of what happened 'behind the scenes' in schools. I travelled, lived and studied in America for several years, and while there, I worked and volunteered for the Boys and Girls' Clubs in Wisconsin. This afforded me the experience of working with young people from a hugely diverse range of backgrounds. I'd always imagined my career would end up leading me into an educational setting, however that transpired not to be the case!


I work full time as the Corporate Partners Manager for The Lord Mayor’s Appeal, a City of London based charity which works with businesses and individuals in our mission to create A Better City for All. This allows me to bring experiences from a very different work setting to the Governing Body.


As a parent and step-parent to High View pupils, I had always taken a keen interest in the school, so when the opportunity arose to join the Governing Board I was glad to take the position. As part of my role I sit on the Sutton Education Trust Board and I am link governor for Maths, Literacy and Science.


Outside of school and work, I spend most of my free time with my large extended, blended family and take the opportunity when it arises to run, read, cook and enjoy time outdoors with our dog.


Ms J Woodcock -  Vice Chair of Governing Body

13th October 2022 - 12th October 2026 (Second term)

I have recently retired from my career as a registered nurse where I worked in nurse education for the last 28 years. Working in nurse education I was able to share my knowledge and enthusiasm for the profession to develop the future nursing workforce.

I decided to become a school governor as I felt my experience in nurse education gave me some transferable skills . Now that I am retired I remain keen to ensure that all our pupils get the right educational support and that we provide an environment where they can thrive and achieve their full potential.

My other interests include travel, socialising with friends and family and attending shows and concerts.


Vacant - LA Appointed Governor


Mrs K Maycock - Parent Governor

1st July 2020 - 30th June 2024

I was raised in a small village in Dorset and left for London at the age of 18 years to pursue my dream of working in Theatre, I attended Mountview Theatre School.  Ever since I can remember I have wanted to work in theatre, and I spent 10 years working professionally as a stage manager.  Although I have worked on lots of amazing productions, my most memorable time was touring Primary Schools across Surrey to educate on various topics.  I particularly enjoyed my interaction with the children. 


Currently I am working in banking as an Operations Manager, looking after a small retail branch and customer needs. I am working towards a Teaching Assistant qualification and through this learning I have enhanced my knowledge of a governor's role.  Taking on this role gives me the perfect opportunity to be further involved in children's education experience.


I have been a High View mum for the past 5 years and absolutely enjoy my weekly volunteering of reading with KS2 children.  Outside of work I love to spend time with my family and follow my passion for football and one team in particular....Arsenal.


Mr G Romaine - Co-opted Governor

19th September 2019 - 18th September 2023

I have worked in Information Technology for most of my working life starting as a trainee programmer and for over 20 years have worked as a project manager for a variety of organisations in different sectors. I have two grown up children.


My main reason for wanting to become a school governor is to give something back to the community as well as doing something entirely different from the day job and giving me the opportunity to meet new people. I hope to utilise the skills developed as part of my career to make positive contribution to children's education achievement in an era where school budgets are continually under pressure.


Outside of work as well as spending time with my family, I enjoy 'trying' to play golf and watching Crystal Palace!


Mrs A Taylor - Co-opted Governor

27th January 2021 - 26th January 2025

I’m the Head of Diversity and Inclusion for the BBC. I’m responsible for the BBC’s strategic approach to creating an organisation that is truly inclusive and one that has a diverse workforce, which reflects and is representative of the audiences they serve. 


I’ve always been intrigued as to how schools operate in terms of what it takes to maintain children's happiness and health in an educational setting, both physically and mentally. I believe becoming a governor is a vital way of contributing to the future of education. It means I can give back to my local community whilst also aiding me in my own knowledge and understanding of the education sector ready for when my own children reach that stage.


School is such an influential part of a child's learning journey. Being a positive role model for children from all walks of life is very important to me, particularly those from disadvantaged and under-represented backgrounds. I plan to use my responsibility as a Governor to create real lasting impact.


Outside of work, I most enjoy spending time with my family, reading, spinning classes and socialising with friends. 


Mr S Lovatt - Co-opted Governor

1st October 2021 - 30th September 2025

I love learning, whether it is discovering something new or understanding how others learn. Learning and schooling has always played a central part in my life and career. I am currently a lecturer at St Mary’s University working within their Institute of Education, where I teach trainee teachers about how to deliver lessons in a range of subjects in the primary curriculum. Prior to this role, I was a primary school teacher with various responsibilities at another school within the SET. While working as a teacher, I studied for and achieved a Masters degree in Educational Practice from Roehampton University.

How people learn has always interested me, but what has interested me more is how others can facilitate and support this learning. Making learning in all subjects fun and engaging is something I believe passionately in. By becoming a governor, I hope to give back to the community and support High View in furthering the amazing work it does. I look forward to meeting the pupils, staff and wider community in my role.

Outside of work, I play at a local rugby club and have begun to complete my RFU rugby coaching qualifications. I also enjoy taking my dog for long walks.


Mrs A Howell

1st July 2023 - 30th June 2027

When I am not volunteering, I am a solicitor - my specialism is tax and dispute resolution. Primarily, I ensure that my  clients pay only the right amount of tax - nothing less and nothing more. I am happily married and blessed with a supportive family made up of my wife and two sons.


I am a chartered accountant who works supporting companies navigate complex financial issues when they are undergoing disruptive events. I have always loved problem solving and working in challenging situations which is what drew me to my job. Prior to my career in finance, I worked in education as a senior admin officer in a SEN school, a position I hugely enjoyed and felt passionate about. When the opportunity arose to become a Governor, it immediately felt like the right thing to do to get involved and help use my skillset to support the school to meet the needs of children and ensure they are able to meet their full potential. It has always meant a lot to me to ensure children and individuals from all backgrounds feel empowered to be themselves and get the right toolkit they need to succeed. I look forward to being able to meet new people and contribute to new challenges to make my role as governor a success. Outside of work and volunteering, I love to spend time with my family and friends and really enjoy running (not that I'm very good at it!). 

Governors Roles and Responsibilities 




Subject Links

Additional Responsibilities

Kate Finnis

Foundation Governor

Core (Numeracy, Literacy, Science)

Chair of FGB

Sutton Education Trust Board Member

Head Teacher Performance Management

LADO Liaison

Appeals Panel Member - Lead


Jacquie Woodcock

Co-opted Governor

Healthy Lifestyles (PSHE, ICT/e-safety, PE)

Vice-Chair of Governors

Chair of Standards & Curriculum Meetings

Safeguarding Governor

Looked After Children

Attendance Governor 

Teacher Appraisal Panel Member - Lead

Disciplinary & Complaints Committee

Jessica Barnaschone

Foundation Governor

Arts (DT, Art, Music)

EYFS Governor

Pupil Voice Link

School Community 

Chair Resources Committee

Teacher Appraisal Panel Member

Gary Romaine

Co-opted Governor

Humanities (History, Geography, RE)

Responsible Officer

GDPR Lead 

Teacher Appraisal Panel Member

Disciplinary & Complaints Committee

Vice Chair Resource Committee

Kim Maycock

Parent Governor

Arts (DT, Art, Music)

Vice Chair Standards & Curriculum Committee

Health & Safety/Premises Link

Educational Visits & Risk Assessments

Annisha Taylor

Parent Governor

Healthy Lifestyles (PSHE, ICT/e-safety, PE)

Wellbeing Governor

SEN/Inclusion Link


Governor Training Lead

Sam Lovatt

Co-opted Governor

Humanities (History, Geography, RE)

Effective Curriculum Deployment

Miss G Payne

Staff Governor




Parent Governor




Governor's Annual statement 2023/2024

Staff Members on the Governing Body

Governors Attendance & Declared Interests 2022/2023



Governor's Full Name

Category of Governor

Terms of office

Committees (and voting rights for Associate Members)

Positions of Responsibility

Declared interest

  Kate Finnis  Foundation

Second term 01/09/2018 - 17/01/2026 (First term - Jan 2014-Sept 2018)



Core (Numeracy, Literacy, Science)

Chair of FGB,

Sutton Education Trust Board Member,

Head Teacher Performance Manager,

LADO Liaison,

Appeals Panel Member - Lead Enrichment


Ellie Clancy

Staff Governor



Year 6 Teacher


Jacqueline WoodcockCo-Opted13/10/22 - 12/10/26 (Second term)Healthy Lifestyles (PSHE, ICT/e-safety, PE)

Vice Chair of Governors,

Chair of Standards & Curriculum Meetings,

Safeguarding Governor,

Looked After Children,

Attendance Governor,

Teacher Appraisal Panel Member - Lead,

Disciplinary & Complaints Committee 

Jessica BarnaschoneFoundation19/09/19 - 18/09/23Arts (DT, Art, Music) 

EYFS Governor,

Pupil Voice Link,

School Community,

Chair Resources Committee,

Teacher Appraisal Panel Member

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Gary RomaineCo-Opted19/09/19 - 18/09/23Humanities (History, Geography, RE) 

Responsible Officer, GDPR lead,

Teacher Appraisal Panel Member,

Disciplinary & Complaints Committee, Vice Chair Resource Committee


Kim Maycock

Parent 1/01/20 - 30/06/24Arts (DT, Art, Music)

Vice Chair Standards & Curriculum Committee, 

Health & Safety/Premises Link, 

Educational Visits & Risk Assessment

Annisha TaylorParent27/01/21 - 26/01/25Healthy Lifestyles (PSHE, ICT/e-safety, PE)

Wellbeing Governor, SEN/Inclusion Link,


Governor Training Lead


Sam Lovatt



Humanities (History, Geography, RE)

Effective Curriculum Deployment 




Mr J Taylor

Deputy Head Techer 






Mr O AkinlaParent


(left position 16/04/2024)