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The Michael Faraday Governing Board fulfils 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.  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.

Structure of the Governing Body 

 Governing bodies must be constituted under the School Governance (Constitution) (England) Regulations 2012.  The regulations stipulate that there must be one Local Authority Governor, one Staff Governor, at least 2 Parent Governors and a number of Co-opted Governors. The constitution of the Governing Body of Michael Faraday is:

  • The Headteacher
  • One Staff Governor
  • One Local Authority Governor
  • Three Parent Governors
  • Nine Co-opted Governors
See below the full list of governors

Isabella Boman-Flavell (Co-chair)


Co-opted governor

Term of office from November 2022 to November 2026.  First appointed in September 2022.

Oscar Tang (Co-chair)


Co-opted governor 

Term of office from March 2021 to March 2025.  First appointed in March 2021.

Sarah Cooper (Clerk)

Clerk, appointed by Southwark

Irene Akladious

Co-opted governor

Term of office from November 2020 to November 2024.  First appointed in November 2016

Matthew Allan

Co-opted governor

Term of office from 1 September 2023 to 31 August 2027. First appointed in September 2023

Kenan Sonar

Staff governor

Term of office from March 2024 to March 2028.  First appointed in March 2024. 

Sarah Haley

Co-opted governor

Deputy Headteacher. 

Term of office November 2019 to November 2023.  First appointed in November 2015

Chantal Liu

Co-opted governor

Term of office from November 2022 to November 2026.  First appointed in September 2022.

Nneka Maduka (LA governor)

Co-opted governor

Term of office from June 2023 to June 2027.  First appointed in June 2023

June Nicol Dundas

Parent governor

Term of office from September 2022 to September 2026.  First appointed in September 2022

Deivy Riquier

   Parent governor
   Term of office from June 2021 to June 2025.  First appointed in June 2021.

Arman Uddin

Co-opted governor

Term of office from September 2023 to August 2027.  First appointed in September 2023. 

Meriam Wilson 

Meriam is a co-opted governor and also vice chair.  She has a long affiliation with the school, with both her children ex-pupils of Michael Faraday. She is a trained teacher and her working experience included being a radio producer. Meriam worked for many years at the BBC World Service - a stimulating, cosmopolitan environment which was founded to inform, educate and entertain: aims not a million miles from those of Michael Faraday School.  Currently, she is also teaching part-time at Michael Faraday.  

Term of office from June 2020 to June 2024.  First appointed in June 2020.

Bo Yang

Co-opted Governor

Term of office from November 2022 to November 2026.  First appointed in September 2022.

Christina Cesur

Parent Governor

Term of office from 31 Oct 2023 to 30 Oct 2027. First appointed on 31 Oct 2023

Pupil Discipline / Staff Discipline / Staff Discipline Appeal / Pay Appeal / Complaints Committee

These committees meet as and when required, with a minimum of three eligible governors to be drawn from a pool of all members of the Governing Body, subject to availability and lack of conflicts of interest and having regard to the need for the Committee to be balanced in terms of gender and race as far as possible.

If you wish to raise a concern or complaint with the school, please see the complaints policy with details of how to do this.

Minutes of Governing Body meetings are available from the school office on request.