Dundonald Primary School

Governors & Associate Members

The Governing Body Membership is line with the school's Instrument of Government.

Emma Lemon (Chair of Governors / Co-opted Governor) Appointed 8.7.21 for a 3 year term.

Member of the Curriculum Committee & Finance Pay & Personnel Committee

I am Chair of Governors, Chair of Personnel Committee and sit on the Safeguarding, Covid-19 and Pay Committee. I have a background as a research scientist, having gained my PhD many years ago now. I work as a consultant in the healthcare sector heading up a Healthcare Communications team. I am a mother to two beautiful children and in my spare time I play the classical Spanish guitar, enjoy baking and decorating cakes and sing in a choir. 

Ashley Berggren (Co-Opted Governor) Appointed 9.12.21 for a 3 year term

Member of the Curriculum Committee

 I am a co-opted governor appointed in December 2021 and sit on the SEND meetings. I have an education background with experience as a special education teacher, coach (basketball, softball, lacrosse) and youth sports director and founder.  When I'm not chasing after my two boys, I can be found either hiking, biking, traveling or playing tennis and guitar. 

Niamh Curran (Staff Governor) Appointed 3.7.23 for a 3 year term

Member of the Curriculum Committee

 I am Staff Governor and I have been working at Dundonald for over 5 years. I started as a Teaching and Learning Assistant, did my teacher training here and I am now a class teacher in Year 2. I am the Art Subject Leave in the school as well as the PTA link staff member. I love working at Dundonald and with the children. 

 

Caitriona Hurley (Co-opted Governor) Appointed 14.10.21 for a 3 year term

Co-chair of the Curriculum Committee

I am Chair of the Teaching and Learning Committee and link governor for Upper School. I work as a Program and Operations Manager in the Financial Services industry. I have three children- two are currently at Dundonald Primary School.                                                                                                                                                                                       

 Katharine Roberts (Parent Governor) Appointed 15.6.21 for a 3 year term

Chair of the Finance, Pay & Personnel Committee

I am Vice Co-Chair of Governors, sit on the Personnel and Pay Committee and am the link governor for Rights Respecting, data protection and staff wellbeing. I am a solicitor working in media with an experience in regulatory matters including data protection.

I have two daughters – one who is currently at Dundonald Primary School. I enjoy keeping fit and being outdoors with my family.                                                              

Aparna Bindal (Parent Governor) Appointed 9.7.21 for a 3 year term

Member of the Finance, Pay & Personnel Committee

I am a parent governor appointed to the board in July 2021. I have two children - one of which is currently in Lower School.

I work with the Bank of England where I supervise financial institutions in the UK. I have a background in Finance and Engineering.

I also have plenty of governor experience (I was previously co-opted governor for another school in Merton) and keen to utilise my skills and experience in my role as governor.             

Nick Child (Co-opted Governor) Appointed 5.7.23 for a 3 year term

Vice-Chair of the Finance, Pay & Personnel Committee

I am Vice-Chair of the Finance, Pay & Personnel Committee and serve as a co-opted governor. I am a data specialist, I build and manage data & analytics teams for growing businesses. I have two children who will hopefully attend Dundonald in the future. I love spending time with my beautiful family, as well as playing golf and attempting DIY projects!  

Mary Gregory (Parent Governor) Appointed 19.6.23 for a 3 year term

Co-chair of the Curriculum Committee

 I am a parent governor appointed in June 2023 and a member of the Curriculum Committee. I am a Senior Civil Servant with experience working with data and statistics. I have one child at Dundonald.

 

Anna Healy (Co-headteacher)

Lisa Carmen (Co-headteacher)

 Jim Stockwell (Parent Governor) Appointed 19.6.23 for a 3 year term

Member of the Curriculum Committee

 

Keith Morgan (Parent Governor), term of office ended 9.12.23

Sherif Elgebeily (Co-opted Governor), resigned effective 21.7.23

Sue Scott (Parent Governor), resigned effective 5.7.23