|Name||Position||Term of Office||Expertise|
|Mr Martin Lavelle||Headteacher||N/A|
|Ms Ashni Shah||
Chair of Local Governing Body
MLT Appointed Governor
|14/03/2019 - 13/03/2023||Business and Finance||Photo coming shortly|
|Dr. Jennie Somerville||
Vice Chair of Governing Body
Southgate Trust Appointed Governor
|30/06/2016 - 29/06/2020||Education|
|Mr Mervin Cato||Southgate Trust Appointed Governor||07/12/2015 - 06/12/2019||Education and Local Authority|
|Ms Santosh Kumar||Elected Parent Governor||23/05/2017 - 22/05/2021||Law|
|Ms Catalina Schveninger||Elected Parent Governor||07/05/2019 - 06/05/2023||Business and HR|
|Mrs Miriam Keene||MLT Appointed Governor||18/10/2018 - 17/10/2022||Education||Photograph coming shortly|
|Mr Simon Collyer||Southgate Trust Appointed Governor||11/10/2017 - 10/10/2021||Finance|
|Ms Sarah Rushton||Southgate Trust Appointed Governor||07/12/2015 - 06/12/2019||Law|
|Miss Jennifer Presland||Elected Support Staff Governor||27/09/2016 - 26/09/2020||Finance|
|Mr Barry Scott||Elected Teacher Governor||22/02/2017-21/02/2021||Finance|
|Mr Mervin Cato||
I work as head of Alternative Provision in the borough; working with children who are not in main stream education; vulnerable young people of secondary age who find it hard to engage with learning. I have worked in education for 13 years
I also work on a voluntary basis with Rudolph Walker, organising an annual drama award competition across 5 boroughs involving different secondary schools. This project has been really successful in engaging students from across London to prepare and perform their own plays at the Millfield Theatre.
I really appreciate the importance of family values, and the need to support young people to achieve the very best that they can.
|Ms Catalina Schveninger||
I have 20 years of experience in human resources and studied communications and management.
I am passionate about the science of learning and coach young (and not so young) people to unlock their potential. At work, I have the privilege to develop global programs to get girls to pursue careers in STEM, diversity and tech skills being other areas of my expertise. I speak frequently at international fora about these topics.
I have lived in Enfield for 3 years and have a son and daughter in year 8 at Southgate.
|Ms Santosh Kumar||
I have been a children’s lawyer for over 20 years representing children and parents all over London. I also have extensive management (including financial) experience as a partner in a law firm.
I am passionate about education and each child receiving the very best education and creating opportunities for each child to excel, I believe we only get one chance to get it right. Every day in my work I see what a difference committed teachers and outstanding schools can make in transforming the lives of children and their future prospects.
I have lived in Southgate for 13 years and have a daughter in year 9. I am an active member of the local community and committed to supporting the school to meet the challenges to come and achieve its full potential to excel.
|Mr Simon Collyer||
I am a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Adviser. I have worked in accounting and tax for the past 24 years. I trained in audit and accounting and then moved into corporate tax consultancy. I have then worked in various in house tax departments of major international groups advising on tax issues and latterly specialising in the area of tax reporting, which involves calculating a group’s global tax charge, taking this through audit and communicating to stakeholders.
My work has given me expertise in accounting as well as in the calculation and presentation of financial numbers. I believe in giving all young people the best opportunities to achieve their potential. I hope I can use my knowledge and skills to assist the school is getting the most out of its limited financial resources.
I have lived in Enfield for the past 22 years.
|Ms Sarah Rushton||
I graduated from Leeds University with a degree in Law and then went on to qualify as a solicitor in London with a Top 20 legal practice. I am now a partner in a Central London Law firm, where I practice employment law. Prior to returning to private practice in 2005, I worked for 5 years in the City as in house counsel for a broking firm.
As well as practicing employment law, I also write for various legal publications on a variety of employment law and HR matters. I am relatively new to the area having moved to Enfield in 2015. I have two children, one who is at university and the other who attends a Secondary school in Haringey.
To contact a Governor, please either email: firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to Ms Ashni Shah, C/O Southgate School, Sussex Way, Cockfosters, Enfield, EN4 0BL
Governors 2018/2019 who have now resigned from their positions:-
|Dr Russell Silk|
|Ms Christine Shields|
|Mr Paul Stranks|