Governing Body

The Governing Body has ultimate responsibility for the academy and determines the general policy for it.  Governors play an important part in the strategic management of the academy and are vital for the success of the academy.  There are currently three Foundation Governors, two Co-opted Governors, one Parent Governor, one Staff Governor and the Headteacher.

Name and Category
Terms of Office
Link area with the academy

Mrs M Leslie-Povoas
Chair of Governors


Foundation Governor

01/09/2023 to 31/08/2027

SEND/EAL/Pupil Premium

Mr T Alexander
Vice Chair of Governors


Co-opted Governor

01/09/2023 to

Creative Arts/Social Sciences/Looked after Children/ Safeguarding/PSHE/RSE



Parent Governor



Mrs G Melder


Foundation Governor

01/04/2020 to

Maths/Science/Teaching & Learning/Training

Mr J Jacobson


Foundation Governor

01/09/2023 to




Foundation Governor


RE/Chaplaincy/Sixth Form

Mr R Melder


Parent Governor

01/09/2023 to

ICT/Business Studies/ Economics/Careers & Enterprise/ CPD/Training/Whole School ICT

Mrs S Millwood


Parent Governor

01/01/2022 to

Geography/Staff Wellbeing and Mental Health

Mr J Datson


Staff Governor

06/10/2020 to


Mr P Downey


Ex Officio




Governors may be contacted in the first instance by writing to the academy c/o The Clerk to the Governors, The Palmer Catholic Academy, Aldborough Road South, Seven Kings, Ilford, Essex IG3 8EU or via email at:

The Chair of Governors can be contacted via email at:

The Vice Chair of Governors can be contacted via email at: