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Caroline Dawes

Chair, Parent Governor

Caroline has two children at King Athelstan Primary school and was elected as a parent governor in 2020. She became Chair of the Governors in July 2022. Her day job involves leading children's services policy for London Councils, working for all the London boroughs. Through her work she is acutely aware of the current pressures facing schools and wants to support King Athelstan to continue to deliver an excellent education to all our children. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, cooking, films and playing tennis.

Majeed Neky

Parent Governor

Majeed is a civil servant who has worked for multiple Government Departments and has previous experience in local government and in the charity sector. Before joining King Athelstan as a parent governor, he was previously a governor at another local primary school. Majeed lives locally in Surbiton with his wife, two sons and two naughty cats.

Asha Lodh

Co-Opted Governor

Several years ago Asha gave up editing books for a living to become an artist for almost no living. She loves motherhood, her rubbish Shopper bike, swimming at Hampton Open Air Pool, tending the allotment and knitting. One day soon she will stop complaining about children’s books and get round to writing one of her own.

Joanne Mitchinson

Co-Opted Governor

Joanne has a background in business transformation and technology, working for one of the Big 4 accountancies – the world’s largest accounting organisations. She has a passion for helping and supporting others develop and has undertaken activities such as: mentoring, establishing a woman’s network and volunteering with schools to support on a variety of initiatives including – working with the STEMettes to promote girls into STEM subjects, prepping children for interviews & work, and teaching children to code. Joanne lives locally and became a governor to support and give back to the local community, leveraging the skills she has.

Emily Newton


Kate Hendry

Clerk to the Governors

Jess Castellino

Safeguarding Governor

Duncan Adams

Duncan is a civil servant who has worked across several different Whitehall departments, with extensive experience in strategy, policy development, grants management and developing digital services. Duncan is a local authority governor for a school in Lambeth. Duncan lives in Clapham with his wife, daughter and insane cocker spaniel.

Alex Williams

School calendar

  • Harvest Donation Collection
    2 - 3 Oct 2023
  • A Day in the Life of a Reception Child
    3 October 2023, 4pm online
  • A Day inthe Life of a Nursery Child
    5 October 2023, 4pm online
  • Book Looks Y1-6
    20 October 2023, 1520-1550
  • Half-term
    23 - 27 Oct 2023
  • INSET Day - Children not in school
    30 October 2023
  • SEND Parent/Carer Consultations
    31 October 2023, 1530-1730
  • Nasal Flu Immunisations for all
    1 November 2023

Latest news

Autumn Term 2023
24 July 2023

*Children in Y1-6 return to school on Wednesday 6th...