A Message from Bernie Borland CBE, Chair of St Paul’s Academy
My connection with St Paul’s goes back a long way. In 1983 I was appointed Deputy Head and from 1986 to 1994 I was proud to be the school’s Headteacher. I went on to become Principal of St Francis Xavier Sixth form College until I retired in 2009. Since then I have also taught part-time on an MA at St Mary’s University and worked as interim senior manager in a number of sixth form colleges. I was invited onto St Paul’s governing body in 2010 and since 2011 I have been its Chair.
St Paul’s was established on its Wickham Lane site in 1968 and since then the school has undergone considerable change, especially since its transformation into an Academy and its subsequent move to Abbey Wood as a purpose-built school for 1200 students on its current site. However, throughout all that time it has never ceased to be a school that above all cares for the spiritual, social and educational well-being of all its students.
As governors it is our responsibility to determine the character and strategic direction of St Paul’s. We do this as a full board supported by committees that oversee key aspects of the Academy, such as curriculum, finance and management of students, that are all delivered by our Principal and her Staff.
It is our wish as governors that whether you are a prospective or current student/parent, or a member of our local community, that you support us in continuing to be an inspiration and witness to an outstanding education for our young people.
Bernie Borland CBE has been appointed as Chair of Governors for 2018-2019
|ST PAUL'S ACADEMY GOVERNOR INFORMATION 2018-2019|
|Name||Category||Appointed by||End of Office||Business Interest||Committee Membership|
|Bernie Borland||Chair||Archdiocese of Southwark||None|
|Patricia Worden||Vice Chair||Archdiocese of Southwark||Resigned November 2018|
|Tom Arkins||Foundation Governor||Archdiocese of Southwark||None|
|John Crowley||Parent Governor||Parent election||Parent|
|Mel Fontinelle||Foundation Governor||Archdiocese of Southwark||Parent|
|Fr Richard Offong||Foundation Governor||Archdiocese of Southwark||None|
|Kate Spurling||Staff Governor||Staff election||Staff|
|Heather Francis||Appointed Governor||Appointed 2017||None|
|Steve Offord||LA Governor||Local Authority||None|
|Nnenna Amaike||Parent Governor||Parent election||Parent|
*Vacancy: Foundation Governor
Attendance at Governors and Sub Committee meetings 2018-2019
Attendance at Governors and Sub Committee meetings 2017-2018