Governors

Chair of Governors

Greg Brome

I am a co-opted governor. My background is in Human Resources and I am able to bring my business skills to benefit the Governing Body and school.

I am passionate about education and the importance of each child reaching their full potential.  I am proud to be associated with Dame Tipping School with its Christian ethos, and to help the school in these challenging times to provide an excellent education for all pupils to prepare them for the future.

Vice Chair of Governors

Sandra Bunting

I am very pleased to be the Local Authority Governor at Dame Tipping.  My background is in education – I was a teacher at a Havering secondary school for over 23 years before taking early retirement.  I hope my experience in education will enable me to support the School in their quest to deliver a sound curriculum to your children.

Ex-Officio Foundation Governor

Revd. David Anderton

I have been Vicar of St James’ and St John’s Church since March 2016. I’m married to Emma and we have two adult sons, a daughter Martha who’s just started at secondary school and two young grand-daughters. I was a governor of two primary schools (one Church of England, one Community) in my previous post and bring with me an understanding of the challenges facing schools in maintaining and improving standards. My passion is to see children reach the fullness of the potential they are born with without prejudice or discrimination and believe the SEN link role I have is important in that. As governors it is our role to enable and support Dame Tipping School in playing its part to the full helping your children be ‘the best that they can be’ in all aspects of their life. As a foundation governor I have a particular role in helping to develop the school’s Christian ethos.

Chair of Teaching and Learning Committee

Emma Potts

I am a staff governor. I have worked at Dame Tipping for the last 14 years in various classrooms as a Teaching Assistant and also as a Midday Supervisor and I feel very privileged to work at a school such as ours. This is the second time I have served on the school G.B (the first time I served as a Parent Governor when my own children attended  Dame Tipping). I enjoy being part of the G.B and all the challenges that it brings and being “The best we can be !”

Chair of Resources Committee

Sarah Bimpong

I am a co-opted governor. I am a trained Medical Anthropologist with experience working in education, healthcare, welfare and service delivery settings that promote integration, equality, equity, diversity and inclusion.
As a parent of ethnic minority background in Dame Tipping School, I have worked with the school to promote cultural diversity.

Having had 3 of my children attend the school (the oldest now studying at university and the youngest still at the school), I have witnessed the many positive changes that the school has undergone over the years. I am very passionate about representing and supporting views in a process that is fair, inclusive, transparent, diverse and pupil-centred, ensuring the school reaches its full potential.

Parent Governor

Marcia Hagon

I am an elected parent governor and have one daughter at Dame Tipping. I have a background in security management in the higher education sector including budgetary control. I have since changed career and am currently undertaking the Bar Professional Training Course to become a barrister. I am particularly interested in the provision for children with special educational needs or vulnerabilities.

2017/18
Name/Position Category Appointed Until Committee Membership
Greg Brome Co-Opted 5/6/2015 8/31/2017 Resources/Teaching and learning/Head Teacher Performance/
Chairman of Governors and Safeguarding Governor Progress review
Declared interests: Chair of Governors at Harold Wood Primary School
Sarah Bimpong Co-Opted 11/12/2015 11/11/2019 Resources
Declared interests: None
Sandra Bunting Authority 3/3/2016 3/2/2020 Teaching and Learning/Head Teacher Performance
Declared interests: None
Reverend David Anderton Foundation 11/13/2017  11/12/2021  Teaching and Learning/Resources
Declared interests: None
Eve Knightsbridge Foundation 11/13/2017 12/11/2021 Teaching and learning
Declared interests: None
Vacancy Parent
Marcia Hagon Parent  11/17/2016  11/16/2020  Resources
Emma Potts Staff 9/1/2015 8/31/2019 Teaching and learning
Declared interests: None
Kathryn Waters Head Teacher 9/2/2014 Resources/Teaching and learning
Declared interests: Governor at Holly Trees Primary School
Governors with key responsibilities Responsibility
Greg Brome Safeguarding/Development and Liaison
David Anderton Special educational needs
Governors attendance at meetings (2015-16) Percentage attended
Full Governing Body 80%
Resources 100%
Teaching and learning 77%
Training
Governors attended 17 Training Courses