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
Christine ButlerCo-OptedFeb 2015 - Feb 2019Governing BodyN/AChair of Governing Body
Anh VuCo-OptedSept 2016 - Sept 2020Governing BodyN/AN/A
Barbara LevinsonParentSept 2016 - Sept 2020Governing BodyN/APupil Premium
Howard NicholsonCo-OptedFeb 2015 - Feb 2019Governing BodyN/AN/A
Semo SerroukhCo-OptedFeb 2015 - Feb 2019Governing BodyN/AN/A
Ariane RobertsLocal Authority Sept 2016 - Sept 2020Governing BodyN/AHigher Prior Achievers
Janis NewmanStaff GovernorDec 2015 - Dec 2018Governing BodySister-in-Law works as adminstrator in schoolN/A
Diana DevineParentDec 2014 - Dec 2018Governing BodyHusband elected member of Greenwich CouncilOperations & SEND
Heather TaylorCo-OptedFeb 2017 - Feb 2019Governing BodyN/APost- 16
Helen TaylorParentDec 2015 - Dec 2018Governing BodyN/ASafe Guarding
Suzanne ClayCo-OptedFeb 2015 - Feb 2019Governing BodyN/AStrategy
Keith ShuffCo-OptedFeb 2015 - Feb 2019Governing BodyN/ATeaching and Innovation
Helen CunninghamParentApril 2018 - April 2022 Parent electionN/A
Lisa TownshendParentApril 2018 - April 2022 Parent electionN/A
Martha GrekosCo-OptedApril 2018 - April 2022 Governing BodyN/A

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

Clerk to Governors – Sue Jackson, Royal Borough of Greenwich

Structure of the Governing Body


Specialist Governors

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

Terms of References

Strategy Committee
Operations Committee
Post 16 Committee
Teaching and Innovation Committee