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John Alger - Chair of Governors

I have been a Governor at Coulsdon CofE since July 2013. I have lived in Old Coulsdon/Caterham most of my life, and our three children went to Coulsdon CofE School. I am a retired Electrical Engineer and also worked for a while with the NHS.

Colin Darch

I've lived in the Coulsdon area for the past 28 years and for a few years prior to that, and have been a Governor since 2001. I have 4 children; 2 of which went to Coulsdon CofE Primary school.
I studied engineering but have spent most of my working life in a variety of senior IT roles, including working for 2 FTSE 100 companies. I have fairly extensive IT and Finance knowledge especially in Management reporting, Budgeting, and Audit.

Adrian Deller

I have one child at Coulsdon C of E Primary in year 1.  I have been on the Governing Body since May 2014.

I am a chartered accountant and sit on both the finance and premises committee.  I am also treasurer of the Governors’ Maintenance Fund.  

I have lived in Old Coulsdon with my wife since 2011.   We also have a baby boy.

Kate Mayhew - Associate Governor

I have been a school governor at Coulsdon C of E Primary School since 2004. I have a degree in English and had a long career as an Editor/Editorial Director for Hodder & Stoughton Publishers in London. Since having three children (all of whom attended Coulsdon C of E School), I have been working in schools and am currently working as a Teaching Assistant with children with Special Educational Needs. My first ten years as a school governor were in the capacity of a Foundation Governor elected by the Parish Church Council of St John's Church, Coulsdon, and chairing the Curriculum Committee, the Communities Committee, as Literacy Governor and SEN Governor. Since 2014, I have been an Associate Governor for Inclusion. I bring to this role an understanding of, and training in, working with children with Special Educational Needs.
Pauline Ben-Ari

I have been a Governor at Coulsdon C of E Primary School since May 2014. I have five grandsons living in Coulsdon and of those five two are currently at Coulsdon C of E Primary school. I come from a background of management accounting, working mainly in the public sector at senior leadership level. I am Christian, an avid traveller, keen gardener, a grandmother known as Nandos and proud mother of three grown up children"

Maxine Slate

I have two children and my son attends Year 1 at Coulsdon CofE Primary. I am a chartered accountant and Fellow of the ICAEW. I work part time in my role as an Accounting and Reporting technical specialist and was previously an Auditor specialising in infrastructure and construction.

I have lived in the local area for most of my life and believe my experience and love of our local community contribute to my role as Governor on the Finance and Premises committees

Chris Greaves

I am an accountant by profession and currently work for a large pension fund.  I have lived in Old Coulsdon for 14 years and have been a Foundation Governor at Coulsdon CoE for nearly 4 years. 

I am married with two sons.  My elder son has completed his seven years at Coulsdon CoE while my younger son is currently in Year 6.  Both my children have thoroughly enjoyed their time at Coulsdon CoE and thanks to the dedication and hard work of all the staff have received a fantastic education.  Through my role as a Governor I hope to help the school maintain these very high standards.  I also manage a junior football team in winter and a cricket team in summer.

Darren Hockaday - Vice Chair of Governors

Darren Hockaday is Vice Chair of the Governing Body. As an HR Director and business leader, Darren brings board and executive level experiencegained in transport, infrastructure, aerospace, engineering and manufacturing. He has developed strong operational contribution and results leading HR functions over 18 years, delivering people strategy aligned to business performance and transformation - combining industrial relations expertise, talent and leadership
development. Darren joined the Governing body as a foundation governor in 2014.

Rector Paul Roberts

I have been Rector of St John’s Church, Old Coulsdon, since 2003. I have a degree in music and trained as a teacher, and taught for five years before being ordained in the Church of England. I visit the Church of England School and Keston School regularly to lead Collective Worship, and I enjoy speaking with children and welcoming them to the church on visits. I am married, with two adult children, one of whom is also a teacher.

On the Governing Body I chair the Faith Group, whose main function is to monitor the Christian character of the school, and to help prepare for Diocesan inspections.

 Janice Scott - Clerk to the Governors

I am the Clerk to the Governing Body and have been with Coulsdon C of E primary school for two years. I have worked as a Clerk in other capacities for many years, as well as being an independent Clerk for school admission appeals. I also work part-time in adult education.

I enjoyed being a Foundation governor for 20 years at another C of E primary school, with particular interest in premises and admissions. I am also a member of the Parochial Church Council at All Saints Church, Carshalton, where I am Parish Safeguarding Officer. When my children had grown up I studied part-time for a BA Hons degree in History of Art, Architecture and Design.

Janice Hollobone

I have worked at Coulsdon C of E for over 15 years as a Teaching Assistant and this is my 4th year on the Governing Body as a staff governor.  I sit on the Curriculum Committee and Chair the Community Committee.

I was brought up in Old Coulsdon and after a short period away I returned to live in Old Cousdon after marrying - that was 25 years ago!  Both my daughters attended Coulsdon C of E and received a fantastic start to their education there.  Being a part of the community spirit that lives within Coulsdon C of E and the local area is something that is greatly valued by me and working to help promote this very rewarding.

George Whicheloe

I have been a member of the governing body since April 2016 and I hope to bring my experience and enthusiasm for mathematics, computing and finance to the school.  I am a member of the finance and personnel committees. 

I have a degree in Maths and Computation from the University of Oxford and work as a Quantitative Researcher, in finance, in the city. 

I moved to Old Coulsdon in August 2015. I am married to Zoe and we have two young daughters. 

Email Contact for Governors: governors@coulsdon-pri.croydon.sch.uk

Coulsdon C of E Primary School
Governing Body committee membership 2016/17
(January 2017)

Admissions committee

Pauline Ben-Ari (Chair)

John Alger

Chris Greaves

Annie Mitchell

Pupils, Parents and Community committee


Janice Hollobone (Chair)

Becky Hart

Darren Hockaday

Fiona Lee

Paul Roberts

Pam Skeates

Curriculum & Standards committee



John Alger (Chair)

Pauline Ben-Ari

Anne Gledhill

Janice Hollobone

Annie Mitchell

Kate Mayhew (Associate)

Faith Group


In attendance:

Zoe Tite, Elaine Caines (parents)

Paul Roberts (Chair)

Pauline Ben-Ari

Fiona Lee

Annie Mitchell

Finance & Premises committee




In attendance:

Business Manager

Chris Greaves (Chair)

Melvyn Allen

Adrian Deller (Treasurer)

Colin Darch

Annie Mitchell

Maxine Slate

George Whicheloe

Personnel committee



Darren Hockaday (Chair)

Becky Hart

Annie Mitchell

George Whicheloe

Literacy Governor

Pauline Ben-Ari

Numeracy Governor

Chris Greaves

Inclusion/SEN Governor

Anne Gledhill

R E Governor

Paul Roberts

Safeguarding Governor

Pam Skeates

NQT Governor

John Alger


Reception Governor

Pauline Ben-Ari

Year 1 Governor

Margot Jobling

Year 2 Governor

George Whicheloe

Year 3 Governor

Darren Hockaday

Year 4 Governor

John Alger

Year 5 Governor

Melvyn Allen

Year 6 Governor

Becky Hart

School Council Governor

Janice Hollobone

Governor Appointments


John Alger – no declaration

Pauline Ben-Ari – daughter working at the school

Adrian Deller – no declaration

Chris Greaves – no declaration

George Whicheloe – no declaration


Anne Gledhill – no declaration

Darren Hockaday – no declaration 


Colin Darch – declared spouse is a Teaching Assistant at the school


Melvyn Allen – no declaration

Janice Hollobone – member of staff


Janice Hollobone - member of staff


Maxine Slate – no declaration

Becky Hart – no declaration


Anne Mitchell (Head Teacher) – declared spouse as independent advisor / declared son is employed as 1:1 support staff

Rev Paul Roberts – no declaration


Pam Skeates – no declaration

Margot Jobling – no declaration


Janice Scott – no declaration


Fiona Lee – declared employs a parent to child mind her son


 John Alger

Chair of Governors
Foundation PCC
Until 20/07/17
Pauline Ben-Ari        

Foundation PCC            Until 28/05/18
Adrian Deller    

Foundation PCC    Until 28/03/18
Chris Greaves    

Foundation PCCUntil 21/11/20
Colin Darch

Local AuthorityUntil 05/05/18
Darren HockadayVice Chair of Governors
Foundation Southwark Diocese

Until 19/02/18
Janice Hollobone

StaffUntil 21/11/20
Annie Mitchell

Head ex officio 
Paul Roberts

Rector ex officio 
Maxine Slate

Parent GovernorUntil 17/04/20
George Whicheloe

Foundation PCCUntil 23/03/20
Fiona Lee

Deputy Headteacher - Staff in attendance  
Melvyn Allen

Co-OptedUntil 21/11/20
 Becky Hart

 Parent Until 21/11/20
 Anne Gledhill

 Foundation Southwark Diocese Until 21/11/20
 Pam Skeates

Associate Governor 

Past Governors

John Edwards        Foundation PCC Until 03/2016
Margot JoblingPCC SouthwarkUntil 09/2016
Pamela Skeates
Former Vice and Chair of Governors
Parent GovernorUntil 10/2016
Nick Van As
Former Chair of Governors
Parent GovernorUntil 03/2016

Attendance at Full Governing Body Meetings 2016 / 2017

  27th September 22nd November 14th March 27th June
 John Alger Yes Yes Yes Yes
 Pauline Ben-Ari  Yes Yes Yes Yes
 Adrian Deller Yes Apologies Apologies Apologies
 Chris Greaves Yes Yes Yes Yes
 Colin Darch Yes Yes Yes 
 Darren Hockaday Apologies Yes Yes Apologies
 Janice Hollobone Yes Yes Yes Yes
 Fiona Lee Yes Yes Yes Yes
 Annie Mitchell Yes Yes Yes Yes
 Paul Roberts Yes Yes Apologies Yes
 Pam Skeates Yes X X Yes
 Maxine Slate Yes Yes Yes Yes
 George Whicheloe Apologies Yes Apologies Yes
 Melvyn Allen x Yes Yes Yes
 Becky Hart x Yes Yes Apologies
 Anne Gledhill x Yes Yes Yes

X - Not a Governor at this meeting

Attendance at Committee Meetings 2016 / 2017

 Community Committee 26th September 12th January 8th June
 Janice Hollobone Yes Yes Yes
 Fiona Lee Yes Yes Yes
 Pam Skeates Yes x Yes
 Darren Hockaday Yes YesApologies
 Paul Roberts Apologies Yes Yes
 Becky Hartx Yes Apologies

 Finance Committee 4th November 8th February 10th March 14th June
 Chris Greaves Yes Yes Yes Yes
Annie Mitchell  Yes Yes Yes Yes
Adrian Deller  Yes Yes Yes Yes
Maxine Slate Yes Yes Yes Yes
 George Whicheloe Yes Yes Apologies 
 Elaine Hancox Yes Yes Yes Yes
 Melvyn Allen x Yes Yes Yes
 Fiona Lee  Yes  Yes

 Faith Committee 22nd September 10th November 2nd March 15th June
 Paul Roberts Yes Yes Yes Yes
 Annie Mitchell Yes Yes Yes Yes
 Fiona Lee Yes Yes Yes Yes
 Pauline Ben-Ari Yes Yes Yes Yes
 Elaine Caines Apologies Yes Yes Yes
 Zoe Tite Apologies Apologies Yes Apologies - notes sent before meeting

 Curriculum and Standards Committee 17th November 7th March
 John Alger Yes Yes
Annie Mitchell  Yes Yes
 Fiona Lee Yes Yes
 Pauline Ben-Ari Yes Yes
 Janice Hollobone Apologies  Yes
 Anne Gledhill X Yes

 Admissions Committee     8th November 20th February
Pauline Ben-Ari Yes Yes
John Algar  Yes Yes
Annie Mitchell Yes Yes
 Chris Greaves Apologies Yes

x Not a Governor at this meeting

Attendance at Full Governing Body Meetings 2015 / 2016

  24th September    24th November 15th March 29th June
John Alger Yes Yes YesYes
Pauline Ben-Ari Yes Yes YesYes
Adrian Deller Yes Yes YesYes
Chris Greaves Yes Yes YesYes
Colin Darch Yes Yes YesApologies
Darren Hockaday Yes Yes Yes Yes
Janice Hollobone Yes Yes Yes Yes
Margot Jobling Yes Yes Apologies Yes
 Nichola Trojanowski
 (acting DHT in place of Fiona Lee)
 x Yes Yes Yes
 Fiona Lee Yes Mat Leave Mat Leave Yes
 Annie Mitchell Yes Yes Yes Yes
 Paul Roberts No Yes Apologies Yes
 Pam Skeates Yes Yes Apologies Yes
 Maxine Slate x x x Yes
 Nick Van As Yes Apologies Yes x
 George Whicheloe x xx Yes Yes

x = Not a Governor at this meeting