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The Charter School

North Dulwich

The Local Governing Body and The Trust


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 Charter School North Dulwich Local Governing Body


NAME                                             Term of Office

Appointed Governor

Amanda King (Chair)         

Appointed Governor

Sam Jaffa                                       22.09.16-21.09.20

Appointed Governor

Sue Tibballs                                  12.07.16-11.07.20

Appointed Governor

Thecla Schreuders                      12.07.16-11.07.20

Appointed Governor

Paul Koloi                                      22.09.16-21.09.20

Appointed Governor Alton McDonald (Vice Chair)     11.03.19 - 10.03.19
Elected Parent Governor Lucy Hamer                                   14.03.19 - 13.03.23

Elected Parent Governor

David Malone                               14.03.19 - 13.03.23

Ex Officio

Christian Hicks (Headteacher)   01.09.13 - 

Elected Staff Governor

 Andrew Somerville                     07.10.16-06.10.20 



Raising Matters 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:
Amanda King, Chair of Governors, The Charter School North Dulwich, Red Post Hill, London SE24 9JH at the school address:


The Charter School North Dulwich is part of The Charter Schools Educational Trust. Registered Office: Red Post Hill, London SE24 9JH. Tel: 020 7346 6600 Email: 

Annual Report and Financial Statements  

Available for you to download and view below -  signed copies are  kept at the registered address./

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