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The Charter School

East Dulwich

Governor Biographies

John Godfrey
Chair of Governors

John is Chair of Governors. He is a consultant for data and technology companies helping them innovate and grow. John has lived in Dulwich all his life. He grew up in a home opposite The Charter School North Dulwich. John’s teaching degree and interest in education led to becoming a founder proposer of TCSED, and he now works with the New Schools Network. He’s a parent and is Chair of Governors.


Rosamund Jones
Vice-Chair of Governors

Rosamund is Vice Chair of Governors. Ros is a senior radio producer at the BBC. She has been a local resident for 25 years. She was one of the parents who campaigned for The Charter School North Dulwich to be founded in 2000. Ros was a parent governor at The Charter School North Dulwich for four years before joining the campaign to found The Charter School East Dulwich.   


Stephen Potter

Stephen is the School's designated Safeguarding Governor. He has lived in East Dulwich for the past 30 years. Stephen was the Deputy Headteacher of The Charter School North Dulwich at its foundation in 2000 and later served as its Acting Headteacher. Stephen went on to become Principal of Lambeth Academy. On his retirement, he worked for the headteacher’s association ASCL and continues to work as an educational adviser. Both his daughters attended The Charter School North Dulwich.


Philippa Jupp
Staff Governor

Philippa Jupp is a staff governor.  She is a Maths teacher and has been with the school since it opened in 2016.  Philippa is passionate about education and children’s wellbeing.  She is a keen member of our staffing body and aims to inspire children and equip them with the skills they need to thrive.  In her spare time, Philippa enjoys playing in her netball league and cooking for her friends and family.  


Celia Johnson
Parent Governor

Celia is a parent governor who has a son at The Charter School East Dulwich. She works in retail now but has sixteen years’ experience teaching English & ICT in secondary schools. The last five were at SEN specialised schools. She is proud to be part of our founding school and hopes to support staff, parents and students to success in the future.


Tim Naik
Parent Governor

Tim is a criminal barrister with a son in the School's founding cohort and a daughter two years' below. Originally from North West England, Tim came to London to study for the Bar 25 years ago and never left.  Prior to being appointed Parent Governor at The Charter School East Dulwich, he completed a six-year term as a Governor at a local primary school.


Catherine Rose
Co-opted Governor

Catherine is the Mayor of Southwark and a co-opted governor. Prior to becoming Mayor, she had been a member of Southwark’s Education and Children’s Services Overview and Scrutiny Sub-Committee. Catherine has also developed proposals for improving life for children and families. Catherine was actively involved in the campaign to establish the school and is the parent of a child in the school.