School Governors

*** THIS PAGE IS CURRENTLY BEING UPDATED - THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE ***

What do Governors do? Click here for information about the role of a Governor.

Wyvern Governor Information to be added here - watch this space!

Below is some information about the Herbert Morrison Associate Governors

Owain Thomas - Co-opted Governor - Chair of Herbert Morrison School Committee 

Associate Governors - Originally from South Wales, has lived in London since leaving university in 1994 and is now a barrister. Owain is the Safeguarding Governor.

Christopher Toye - Executive Headteacher

Executive Headteacher for the Wyvern Federation of schools which includes Wyvil Primary School, Ashmole Primary School and Vauxhall Primary School.

Lucy Peake - Headteacher

Headteacher– grew up in Pimlico and has been at HMPS since 1997. BEd Honours in Education and National Professional Qualification Headship.

Neil Moorcroft - Staff Governor Deputy Headteacher

 Co-opted Governor – Deputy Headteacher. Neil has been at HMPS since 2001. He studied to be a teacher at Roehampton Institute.

Kirsty Simmons - Parent Governor

Parent Governor - Kirsty has two children, one has now left Herbert Morrison and the youngest is currently in KS2.

John Connolly - Parent Governor

Parent Governor – An educationalist who works for England’s Children’s Commissioner, John was previously with the Teacher Training Agency and the Department of Education. John is currently the SEND Governor.

Dayo Odunlami - Parent Governor

Abdikani Amed - Parent Governor

Ben Boswell - Parent Governor

Viktoria Steinhoff - Parent Governor

Mark Rogers - Parent Governor

Sanchez Rickets - Parent Governor

Wyvern Governing Board and Associate Members 

Name and Category of Governor

Relevant business/personal interests 2023/24

Term of Office Ends

Executive Headteacher

Mr Chris Toye - Executive Headteacher

 

Executive Headteacher for Wyvern Federation.

Governor at Lilian Baylis Technology School.

Trustee of Anglo Portuguese School of London

SIA for London Borough of Lambeth

DCEO for Reach South Academy Trust

N/A (Governor ex-oficio)

Parents - 2 Places

Ms Jessica Halstead

Trustee of Ashmole School Charitable Trust

Proprieter and Director of Redvers & Woodforde

11th July 2023

 

 

 

Staff  - 1 Place

 

 

 

LA - 1 Place

Mark Birrell

None

11th July 2023

Partnership - 2 Places

Mr Anil Fernandez

None

11th July 2023

Mr Steven Graham

Family Connection with Natalie Graham

Charity Trusteeships – Southwark Charities, Glaziers’s Foundation, Barristers’ Clerks Benev.

Governor of Gipsy Hill Federation

16th Nov 2025

Co-opted - 10 Places

Mr Tony Andrews

 

Emergency Planning Manager - Westminster City Council.

Director of own residential freehold company.

11th July 2023

Ms Louise Banér

None

11th July 2023

 

     

 

Ms Athina Inneh

Governor at Michael Tippett School

16th Nov 2025

Mr Issa Issa

 

11th July 2023

 

 

 

Ms Valerie Pryce

 

School Business Manager for Wyvern Federation.

Friend/Colleague who works as Financial consultant for Wyvern Federation

11th July 2023

Mr Nash Rajan

None

11th July 2023

Ms Katherine Vik

None

11th July 2023

Vacancy

 

Associate Members of Governing Body

Associate members have voting rights on the committee they are a member of, but cannot cast deciding votes if the vote is evenly split

Name of Governor

Committee Membership

Relevant business/personal interests 2022/23

Term of Office Ends

Iqra Ahmed

Ashmole Committee

 

5th Oct 2025

Ruphina Archer

Ashmole Committee

None

5th Oct 2025

Keith Chambers

Ashmole Committee

None

11th Feb 2024

Cordelia Cooper

Ashmole Committee

Ashmole Headteacher

Trustee of Oval Learning Cluster

N/A (ex-oficio)

Georgia Garbe

Ashmole Committee

 

5th Oct 2025

Eloise Grout

Ashmole Committee

Triangle Adventure Playground Committee

5th Oct 2025

Alisha Scott

Ashmole Committee

None

5th Oct 2025

Charles Street

Ashmole Committee

Proprieter – Naturensbalm Ltd.

Director – Safeearth, Naturens, Sound, AUB, Games, Giggs

Trustee – The Society for Army Historical Research

5th Oct 2025

 

 

 

 

John Connolly

Herbert Morrison Committee

None

11th July 2023

Neil Moorcroft

Herbert Morrison Committee

Deputy Headteacher

7th Oct 2023

Lucy Peake

Herbert Morrison Committee

Herbert Morrison Headteacher 

N/A (ex-oficio)

Kirsty Simmons

Herbert Morrison Committee

None

10th Feb 2024

Owain Thomas

Herbert Morrison Committee

 

10th Feb 2024

Vanessa Bennett

Vauxhall Committee

Vauxhall Acting Headteacher

N/A (ex-oficio)

Alex des Monstiers Merinville

Wyvil Committee

 

11th Jan 2025

Ariadne Shore-Pullen

Wyvil Committee

None

6th Feb 2023

Lisa Hodgkinson

Wyvil Committee

Wyvil Headteacher

N/A (ex-oficio)

Governor Diversity

 We are currently gathering this information in line with recent guidance (2023)

  Governing Board Meeting Attendance

There are three Wyvern Governing Board meetings per year; one in each term – Autumn, Spring and Summer.

There are three School Committee meetings per year; one in each term - Autumn, Spring and Summer

Herbert Morrison Committee Meeting attendance records:

 Academic Year 23/24

 

OT

CT

LP

NM

JC

KS

DO

AA

VP 

BB 

MR

SR 

VP

 

Minute taker

 Apology accepted 

Autumn 06/10/23

Y

 Y 

 N

Y

Y

N

Y

N

N

-

-

-

 

 CT

 VP and LP

Spring 05/02/24

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer 13/05/24

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you wish to speak to any of our governors, please contact the school office on 0207 720 3439 or email admin@herbertmorrison.lambeth.sch.uk.

Leadership Information

Herbert Morrison Primary School leadership does not include employees earning over £100K as below 

Remuneration Band

Employees Earning over £100k

£    100,000

 £    109,999

 0

£    110,000

 £    119,999

 0

£    120,000

 £    129,999

 0

£    130,000

 £    139,999

 0

£    140,000

 £    149,999

 0

£    150,000

 £    159,999

 0

£    160,000

 £    169,999

 0

£    170,000

 £    179,999

 0

£    180,000

 £    189,999

 0

£    190,000

 £    199,999

 0

£    200,000

 +

 0

 

Part of the Wyvern Federation