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Governing Body

Geoff Skewes  

Chairman, member of the United Learning Board  

Emma Skae


Oliver Duke-Williams

Parent Governor

Peter Cartlidge

Community Governor

Penny Allsop

Community Governor

Lynne Miles

Community Governor

Farooq Mulla

Community Governor 

Paul Tannahill

Teaching Staff Governor



Walthamstow Academy is a part of United Learning whose Trustees hold the ultimate responsibility for the governance of each United Learning school.

The Department for Education’s governance handbook identifies the essentials of effective governance as follows:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff; and
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

United Learning’s Trustees delegate certain key roles and responsibilities to the school’s Local Governing Body (LGB) and these are set out clearly in the Scheme of Delegation (Appendix 4 to United Learning LGB Members Handbook), which can be seen on the United Learning website.

Governor Code of Conduct

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