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The Charter School

East Dulwich

Governor Biographies

Simon Tucker
Chair of Governors

Simon works with governments and charities on innovation and new ventures. He is passionate about helping every child develop the attitudes, skills and knowledge to thrive as an adult. He has a child at the school and was part of the group that set up the school.  Simon is Chair of Governors and link governor for Leadership and Management. 




John Godfrey
Vice Chair of Governors

John has lived in Dulwich for 50 years and grew up opposite The Charter School North Dulwich. He’s a consultant for data and technology companies helping them innovate and grow. 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 vice chair of governors.



Rosamund Jones

Rosamund 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. She was a parent governor at The Charter School North Dulwich for 4 years before joining the campaign to found The Charter School East Dulwich.   



Stephen Potter

Stephen has lived in East Dulwich for the past 30 years. He was the deputy headteacher of The Charter School North Dulwich at its foundation in 2000. He 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.


Jim Tomlinson

Jim chairs the finance and general resources sub-committee of our local governing body. Jim is a managing  director at one of the world’s largest financial services firms. He has extensive experience in project management, restructuring, financial management and investment governance. Jim and his family live in East Dulwich.



Sarah Daly
Staff Governor

Sarah is our staff governor. She has been a teacher for 21 years and comes from a whole family of artists and teachers. She holds qualifications in counselling from BACP and has a strong interest in student well-being and mental health. Sarah is a keen cyclist, scuba diver and photographer and bakes a pretty mean cake.



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 founding cohort. Originally from North West England he 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 6 year term as a Governor at a local primary school.