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The Charter School

East Dulwich



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 the Head of Trust Governance, Shalene Varcoe at: 


The Charter School East Dulwich Local Governing Body 2020-21 


NAME                                             Term of Office

Appointed Governor Stephen Potter  (Chair)               12/02/20 - 11/02/24
Appointed Governor Rosamund Jones (Vice-chair)     12/02/20 - 11/02/24
Appointed Governor Gwen Sinnott                                11/03/19 - 10/03/23
Appointed Governor Laura Duffell                                 14/03/19 - 13/03/23
Appointed Governor Nadia Morgenstern                     19/03/20 - 18/03/24
Appointed Governor Fatheya Mikail                              19/03/20 - 18/03/24
Appointed Governor Catherine Rose                             25/01/18 - 24/01/22
Parent Governor James Chemirmir                        26/02/21 - 25/02/25
Parent Governor Celia Johnson                               26/02/21 - 25/02/25
Staff Governor Philippa Jupp                                08/11/18 - 07/11/22
Staff Governor Oseme Boucher                           18/09/20 - 17/09/24


Governors who have served in the past 12 months:

Tim Naik - Parent Governor 06/12/2016 - 05/12/2020


Raising a concern with the school:

If  you have any matters that you wish to raise with the school our Complaints and Concerns Policy details how to do this. 

You can also write to the Chair of Governors at:

The Charter School East Dulwich, Jarvis Road, London SE22 8RB