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
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

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

Jo Guerin is the Head of School at Wallington Primary Academy. Jo's career in education has spanned over 20 years incorporating a range of teaching and leadership experience. Jo has been a senior leader for ten years and has been actively engaged in educational research. In the past five years Jo has worked with a number of schools involving the development of middle and senior leaders working on a range of projects from curriculum design, Pupil Premium Strategies and Inclusion.
About Joanne


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