The Governing Body

Governors’ Welcome

On behalf of the Governing Body, I would like to welcome you to Eltham Hill School.  The Governing Body are responsible for the conduct and strategic development of the school.  We work very closely with the Principal and Local Authority to ensure students receive an outstanding education within a safe and welcoming environment.

At Eltham Hill we pursue “Excellence, Happiness, and Success”.  So, whether your daughter is in years 7 to 11 or your son or daughter attends our Post 16, we will work with you to develop them to their full potential, leading them to become successful individuals, ready to face the challenges ahead.

The Governing Body is made up of parents/carers, staff, local authority and community representatives.  As a Governing Body we welcome the opportunity of parent/carers to be involved in our school community.  We urge you to play a supportive role with your child’s education and to the school, especially by attending parents’ evenings, school events and sharing any concerns that you may have with the Governing Body.

I look forward to working with you all over the coming terms.

Christine Butler
Chair of Governors, Eltham Hill School
Elected September 2014

List of Governors

Name Type of GovernorTerm of OfficeIn accordance of instrument of Government elected byBusiness, Pecuniary or Other InterestCommittee Chair
Allison ZiontsStaff
March 2019 - March 2023Staff ElectionN/AN/A
Anh VuCo-OptedSept 2016 - Sept 2020Governing BodyN/AN/A
Ariane RobertsLocal Authority Vice ChairSept 2016 - Sept 2020Governing BodyVice ChairHigher Prior Achievers
Christine ButlerCo-Opted ChairMarch 2019 - March 2023Governing BodyN/AChair of Governing Body
Diana DevineCo-OptedDec 2014 - Dec 2022Governing BodyHusband elected member of Greenwich CouncilOperations & SEND
Gemma O'BrienParentMarch 2019 - March 2023Governing BodyN/AN/A
Helen TaylorCo-OptedDec 2018 - Dec 2022Governing BodyN/ASafe Guarding
Jane HambletonParentMarch 2019 - March 2023Governing BodyN/AN/A
Keith ShuffCo-OptedMarch 2019 - March 2023Governing BodyN/ATeaching and Innovation
Lisa TownsendParentJuly 2018 - July 2022 Parent ElectionN/AN/A
Martha GrekosCo-OptedJuly 2018 - July 2022Governing BodyN/AN/A

Governors’ Admin – Debbie Marshall (, 0208 859 2843 Ext 305)

Clerk to Governors – Karen Hennessy, Royal Borough of Greenwich

Structure of the Governing Body


Specialist Governors

  • Safeguarding and Prevent – Helen Taylor
  • SEND – Diana Devine
  • Pupil Premium – Ariane Roberts
  • Higher Prior Achievers – Ariane Roberts

Terms of References