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The Palmer Catholic Academy

The Palmer Catholic Academy

Local Governing Body

The local governing body consists of 6 Foundation Governors, 2 Parent Governors, 1 Staff Governor and the Headteacher:

Foundation Governors
Mrs M Leslie-Povoas (Chair)
Mr T Alexander (Vice Chair)
Mr R Melder
Mrs G Melder
Mr J Jacobson
Fr S Connolly

Parent Governors

Staff Governor
Mr J Datson

Ex Officio
Mr P Downey

Clerk to the Governors
Ms J Bolton

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


Register of Business Interests 

The academy holds a Register of Business Interests for all trustees and the Headteacher and is obliged to declare the interests of trustees and members on the academy’s website.

Governors are also asked to declare any potential conflicts of interest arising from any matter or agenda item discussed by the Governing Body and its Committees at each meeting and this is formally recorded.