Current Governors




All governors serve a three year term. Parent governors are elected by the parent body and when a vacancy arises, this is communicated to parents and an election held. Similarly, the staff governors are elected by the staff. Co-opted governors are co-opted by the Trust based on the skills needs within the Local Governing Board.


Rachel Jacob
Co-Opted Chair

Term of office ends: 30.09.2021

Hello, my name is Rachel Jacob and I have the privilege of being the Chair of Governors at Wallington Primary Academy. I have lived in the local community in Wallington for over 20 years and I have worked as a teacher and as a Headteacher for 28 years in the London Boroughs of Sutton, Merton, Lambeth and Hillingdon. I know that the staff and governors at WPA will work tirelessly to ensure the learning experiences of our children ensure rapid progress and ultimate success. I look forward to continuing to work in partnership with you all to ensure every child matters and every child is successful during their time at WPA.
About Rachel
Dominique Vaughan

Term of office ends: 26.03.2022

Dominique has served as a governor since 2015. Dominique resides in Wallington and has strong links to the local area, having attended school in Wallington. Whilst in sixth form, Dominique spent time volunteering at Wallington Primary Academy. Dominique is currently employed as a compliance manager for a large retail and investment bank in Canary Wharf.
About Dominique
Andrew Lorimer

Term of office ends: 28.11.2021

Andrew has worked in the public and voluntary sector for 25 years, with recent senior leadership posts in specialist Housing Associations supporting some of the most vulnerable in the community. He has extensive experience of school governance having been a governor in high-performing schools in Sutton & Merton over a period of 10 years. Andrew is currently studying full-time for a Social Work degree.
About Andrew
Paul Beckham

Term of office ends:28.11.2021

Paul has served as governor for 17 years until 2017, undertaking a number of roles and responsibilities, including sitting as Chair on a number of committees and acting as safeguarding governor. Paul is currently employed as a solicitor for a local authority and serves as a referral order panel chair for the Youth Offending Service in a challenging inner city area.
About Paul
Sohrab Khan
Parent Governor

Term of office ends: 12/01/2023

Sohrab's Bio will appear here soon...
About Sohrab
Jennifer Harness
Parent Governor

Term of office ends: 08/01/2022

About Jennifer
Appointed Staff Governor
Staff Governor

Appointment to be made

Catherine Bennett
Staff Governor

Term of Office ends : 18/09/2022

I have been teaching since 1998 and working as the Inclusion Manager and Safeguarding Lead at our school since 2007. Now, as Assistant Head for Inclusion and Safeguarding Lead I feel proud to continue to move forward with the school to ensure all pupils receive the best outcomes possible and develop into respectful, ambitious and responsible adults for our future community.
About Catherine
Carol Mannion
Associate Governor

Term of Office ends : 

Hi I am Carol Mannion and I joined the governing board in 2018 when the school became part of the Cirrus Trust. I am Vice chair of governor at Stanley park Infants and was keen to join Walling Primary Academy to share my skills and knowledge, particularly in my role as Safeguarding governor and Early Years link governor. I currently work full time at Croydon College as a Work Placement Assessor and Coordinator for Early Years and Health and Social Care programmes.
About Carol
Joanne Guerin
Interim Head of School

Term of office ends: N/A

Joanne's Bio will appear here shortly...
About Joanne


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