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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 

1st September 2018 - 17th January 2022


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 for Heart of the City, one of the City of London Corporation's charities, which supports SME's to develop and embed their responsible business practices which 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.


Ms J Woodcock -  Vice Chair of Governing Body

18th September 2018 - 17th September 2022


I am a registered nurse and have worked in the NHS all of my career and I have two grown up sons. I have had a great time nursing and have always been driven to provide excellent care and support to those facing the challenge of illness and their loved ones. The last 25 years of my career have been spent in nurse education passing on my enthusiasm and developing the future nursing workforce.


I decided to become a school governor as I felt the skills I had developed as a nurse educator were transferable and as I am nearing the end of my nursing career I wanted to be able to give some time to supporting the education and development of our young people. I am committed to ensuring that all our pupils get the right educational support and that we provide an environment where they can develop and achieve their potential.


Outside of work I enjoy socialising with friends and family in particular 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 3 years and absolutely enjoy my weekly volunteering of reading with KS1 children.  Outside of work I love to spend time with my family and follow my passion for football and one team in particular....Arsenal.


Mrs J Barnaschone - Foundation Governor

19th September 2019 - 18th September 2023


Education always has been and is always likely to be a significant part of my life and is extremely important to me. I have worked with children for over 18 years in various capacities. I have been a Primary School Teacher for 13 years and have taught across all year groups in the Foundation stage, KS1 and KS2.  I currently teach part-time alongside being an Early Years education adviser and fulfilling a variety of freelance roles related to education.  I have held Senior Leadership positions previously and also gained over ten years of Governorship experience. I have recently completed a Masters degree in Early Years Education at the UCL Institute of Education and have particular interest in early reading, sustainability and parent partnerships.


I feel very privileged to be a Governor at High View Primary School. I attended High View as a child and now have two sons at the school, one in KS1 and one in the Foundation Stage. It is important to me to play an active role in my own children's education and I am also very passionate about being a part of the wider school community. As a Governor, I am dedicated to supporting the school to meet the needs of its pupils and to ensuring that our children are reaching their full potential. I look forward to meeting and engaging with the whole school community; pupils, staff and parents in my role as a Governor.


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 work as an Organisation Design Consultant at John Lewis head office, specialising in the creation of inclusive, diverse and equal working environments.


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 underrepresented 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, spinning classes and socialising with friends. 


Kellie Herman 

1st July 2021- 30th June 2024

Governor's Annual statement 2020/2021

Staff Members on the Governing Body

Governors Attendance & Declared Interests 2020/2021



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 01/09/2018 - 17/01/2022

Vice Chair

EYFS Governor

Training Co-Ordinator

Chair of Resources

Subject Governor for Healthy Lifestyles

Chair of  Governing Body 100%100%

Jody Rogers


05/01/15 – left Dec 2020

Standards and Curriculum

Assistant Headteacher



Donna Leybourne


05/01/15 – 04/01/19


Assistant Headteacher



Farai Addy

Local Authority

15/09/15 – Left Feb 2020

Safeguarding Governor

Core Subjects Governor



Tuuli Adjei Parent01/11/18 - Left 31st May 2021Subject Governor for Humanities, SEND/Inclusions  100%83%
Jonathon Driscoll Co-Opted13/09/17 -  Left Dec 2020   0%0%
Sarah Richardson Parent01/11/18 - Left 39/03/2021EYFS, Art, DT and Music, Governor Training Rep Vice Chair of Governing Body (from January 2019) 67%67%
Jacqueline WoodcockCo-Opted18/09/18 - 17/09/22 Vice Chair of Governing Body (From January 2019) 100%67%
Jessica BarnaschoneCo-Opted Gov19/09/19 - 18/09/23Arts (DT, Art, Music) Pupil Voice Link, School community, Looked After Children  100%100%
Gary RomaineCo-Opted Gov19/09/19 - 18/09/23Humanities (History, Geography, RE) - Responsible Officer, GDPR lead, Disciplinary & Complaints committee  67%100%

Kim Maycock

Parent 1/01/20 - 30/06/24   100%83%
Annisha TaylorCo-Opted27/01/21 - 26/01/25   100%100%