The Governor Services Team

Head of Governor Services

 

 

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Maureen Boyle

I was appointed as Head of Governor Services on December 1st 2017.  I joined Southwark Council in September 2015, bringing with me considerable experience of supporting governing bodies.  I have worked in local government for thirty plus years, starting with Lewisham Council in 1986 and joining their Governor Services in 2000.  In my time with them I worked as a Clerk with a wide range of schools all over the borough and in all maintained sectors.  I have been a school governor for more than 20 years, and I am currently a governor in a primary school in Brockley.

I have supported a range of schools in Southwark including primary and secondary, maintained and academies.

E-mail: Maureen.Boyle@southwark.gov.uk  Phone: 020 7525 0367

Governor Development Advisors

 

 

 

Margaret Bruce

I joined Southwark Council in September 2015.  Prior to that, I worked for the Commonwealth in a variety of roles.  I was a school governor at Randal Cremer Primary School and I have been a member of the Independent Appeals Panel for The Learning Trust in Hackney for many years.

E-mail: Margaret.Bruce@southwark.gov.uk Phone: 020 7525 0364

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Margaret Bruce

 

Sarah Cooper

E-mail: Sarah.Cooper@southwark.gov.uk Phone: 020 7525 1121

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Sarah Cooper

 

Carrie Fentum

I joined Southwark Council in April 2016.  Before coming here I worked for schools as an independent clerk, including a secondary school in Islington that moved from Good to Outstanding in its last OFSTED inspection.  I enjoy working with governors and schools, supporting the work that they do.

E-mail: Carrie.Fentum@southwark.gov.uk  Phone: 020 7525 2183

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Carrie Fentum

 

Independent Clerks

Deirdre Barry

I was employed by Children's Services in Southwark for 11 years, mostly working in the PSHE, Healthy Schools Team.  I was the Authority governor at Summerhouse PRU for five years, and since September 2015 I have clerked HR meetings and Parental Complaints for Governor Services, as well as covering governing bodies and committees.

E-mail: Maureen.Boyle@southwark.gov.uk  Phone: 020 7525 0367

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Deirdre Barry

 

David Lister

After 23 years of school teaching and middle management, I became a member of the Governor Services team from 1996 to 2014 and was Head of Governor Services from 2002 to 2014. I am now working as a part-time external consultant clerking a number of governing body and committee meetings and hearings in Southwark.

E-mail: Maureen.Boyle@southwark.gov.uk  Phone: 020 7525 0367

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David Lister