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The Charter School

East Dulwich


Local Governing Body

Each school in the Charter Schools Educational Trust has a local governing body (LGB) composed of a group of volunteers drawn from the community, each bringing a range of skills, expertise and professional experience. Our Governors provide essential links between the school, parents/carers, the local community and the Trust board, which is ultimately responsible to the Department of Education for the performance of all its schools.

More information about The Charter Schools Educational Trust can be found by following the link to the right or visiting

Governors work with staff and parents to provide the best possible framework for educating our students. They are involved in all aspects of school life and meet regularly with the school’s leadership teams.

Governors fulfil their responsibilities by:

  • Holding the school’s leaders to account for the educational and financial performance of the school. Governors create robust accountability for the schools leadership team through rigorous analysis of performance data and financial information.
  • Setting the school’s vision and the strategy for achieving this vision. The school’s vision centres on pupil progress and achievement. Working with senior leaders, the governors agree key priorities and key performance indicators against which progress towards achieving the vision can be measured.
  • Ensure the school’s financial success and probity. The governing board must ensure that the budget that the school receives is managed effectively, and with regard to value for money.

Governors are appointed by the Trustees except for parent governors, who are elected by parents and carers, and staff governors, who are elected by all school staff.

The Chair of Governors, Stephen Potter,  can be contacted at:

For general enquiries regarding school and trust governance please contact Shalene Varcoe at: 

The Charter Schools Educational Trust  is a company limited by guarantee and registered in England and Wales.
Company No 07338707 Registered Office: Red Post Hill, London SE24 9JH

Our governors are as follows: 



 Stephen Potter

 Chair of Governors

 Rosamund Jones

 Vice-Chair of Governors

 Philippa Jupp

 Staff Governor

 Laura Duffell

 Appointed Governor

 Celia Johnson

 Parent Governor

 Tim Naik

 Parent Governor

 Gwen Sinnott

 Appointed Governor

 Catherine Rose

 Appointed Governor