Our Governors

The GGLV Federation Governing Body is made up of parents, staff and community members and we represent various walks of life and come from differing backgrounds. The thing we all have in common is a passion that our children should have an outstanding education.

Our Governors

Co-opted Governors

  • Martha Stokes
    Martha Stokes
    Co-opted Governor
  • William Cutler
    William Cutler
    Co-opted Governor
  • Cath Bennett
    Cath Bennett
    Co-opted Governor
  • Joyce Greene
    Joyce Greene
    Co-opted Governor
  • Barbara Smith
    Barbara Smith
    Chair of Governors

Parent Governors

  • Aboubakar Nabe
    Aboubakar Nabe
    Parent Governor
  • Annalisa Ewan
    Annalisa Ewan
    Parent Governor

Staff Governors

  • Jeanette Brumby
    Jeanette Brumby
    Executive Head Teacher
  • Cardella Bryce
    Cardella Bryce
    Year 4 Teacher

 

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There are no current vacancies

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There are no current vacancies

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Children digging in the school garden
Boy watering the newly planted seeds in the school garden

Latest Lunch Menu

You can see what's on the Grinling Gibbons School menu plus all allergens by downloading a copy to print and keep safe at home. This will help with your family meal planning.

Paper Copies

If you would like a printed copy of any of the school’s polices or any other information please contact the school and we will be happy to provide it.

Grinling Vision

Aspirations, Responsibility, Respect, Tolerance, Resilience and Equality are the anchors of our life at Grinling Gibbons Primary School
Martha Stokes
Co-opted Governor

I am very pleased to have joined the governing body this year. I am a lawyer by profession, working in the financial services industry. I have experience working in an international private practice law firm as well as in the public sector. I currently manage a team of other lawyers and accountants and my work involves strategy, policy, project planning and resourcing, as well as practising some law. I live in Lewisham with my husband and two young children.

I hope to use my experience to support the GGLV Federation at a strategic level and help enable staff and students to flourish.

William Cutler
Co-opted Governor

I joined the Governing body in July 2017 and look forward to serving the schools and their communities.

I am a Civil Servant working in the Department for Education, where I specialise in the use of technology to improve teaching and learning. I’ve spent nearly 10 years in the Civil Service, and prior to that 5 years in the private sector.

I hope to bring my experience and genuine enthusiasm to the Governing board, and help make sure we can can give our students the best possible start in life.

Cath Bennett
Co-opted Governor
Joyce Greene
Co-opted Governor
Barbara Smith
Chair of Governors

My name is Barbara Smith and I have been the Chair of Governors of the federation for five years and am a governor at Addey and Stanhope as well.

I am retired now but previously worked in schools in Southwark and Lewisham for 40 years. The oldest person I ever taught was 82 (in an adult literacy class) and the youngest was three (in a nursery class). I have also worked at leadership and Local Authority level.

My three children all went to a Lewisham Primary school and then a Greenwich secondary school and I now have two grandchildren in a Lewisham Primary – so I have real vested interest in making London schools a really good place to be.

Aboubakar Nabe
Parent Governor
Annalisa Ewan
Parent Governor
Jeanette Brumby
Executive Head Teacher

I am very proud to be the Executive Headteacher at the GGLV federation. We have two very special schools that we all enjoy working in. I joined the Federation in September 2016 and I have loved every minute of it. The children at Grinling Gibbons and Lucas Vale are kind, caring and so very friendly. They are fantastic learners. Our parents really contribute to the success of the schools and take pride in being part of the School Community. All our staff are here for one reason only- the Children! They all work hard to ensure our children get the best possible education. We believe everyone can succeed.

We also work in partnership with my other federation: Fairlawn and Haseltine primary schools and our teaching school, ETAL.

If you are a prospective parent, please come on one of our fortnightly tours and see our schools in action. The Heads will show you around and you will see the learners and their books. If there is something you need and you can’t find it on our website, please do call us and we will do our best to answer any questions.

Cardella Bryce
Year 4 Teacher

Additional Responsibilities

 

I have been working at Grinling Gibbons Primary School since 2012 and have loved every minute of it. I enjoy leading Modern Foreign Languages and Design and Technology as this allows me to become more involved with all children’s learning within the school.

Nothing beats ‘hands on’ experience when working with children. The more you work with children, the more you can appreciate their individuality – and this is something that continues to develop year after year. There is never a dull moment in the classroom, as each child’s personality shines through whatever they are learning.

I love working with children which is what inspired me to become a teacher, and I especially love how proud I become of each class at the end of the year, knowing how much they have developed and matured, and that I have contributed to their growth.