What does the Governing Body do?

The Governing Body works as a team and is at the heart of how the school operates. It is responsible for monitoring that the school provides a good quality education and is continually raising educational standards. The Governing Body also encourages and supports effective ways of teaching and learning when reviewing the school aims and policies. This is done together with the head teacher, who is responsible for the day-to-day management of the school.

In addition to the Governing Body’s main role of helping raise pupils’ standards of achievement, we also:

  • support the school in its strategic direction
  • are accountable for monitoring the performance of the school to parents and the wider community
  • monitor that a balanced and broad curriculum is taught
  • review how the school can encourage pupils’ spiritual, moral and cultural development
  • monitor that the school provides for all pupils including those with special needs
  • oversee the implementation of policies on a wide range of school issues and monitor their effectiveness
  • act as a ‘critical friend’, supporting and constructively challenging senior management by gathering views, asking questions and discussing what’s best for the school

A Link Governor Link is a member of the body who is ‘attached’ to a specific area of focus within the school. Governors play an extremely important role in the following:

  • Developing positive links with staff.
  • Maintain a visible presence in the school during the school day.
  • Fulfil specific roles that a Governing Body should be monitoring; such as
  • Safeguarding and SEN.
  • Oversee and monitor aspects of our whole school strategic development plan.

Link Governors produce termly reports that are presented at the Local Governing Body meetings.

Governor NameLink Role
Yasmin EddlestonPPG
Most Able Disadvantaged
Charlotte HackingCurriculum; PSHCEE, Extended Learning
Sharon ScottSubject area; Science, Maths

Who is the Governing Body?

The current Governing Body is made up as follows:

  • Tina Futcher-Smith, Chair of Governors
  • Yasmin Eddleston, Staff Governor
  • Emily Codling, Headteacher
  • Jason Collins, Staff Governor
  • George Lawlor, Community Governor
  • Ebru Niyazi, Parent Governor
  • Sharon Scott, Parent Governor
  • Charlotte Clare Hacking, Parent Governor

Minutes of the Governors Meetings

Meeting Attendance Governors

Minutes 1st July 2020

Minutes May 2020

Minutes March 2020

Minutes January 2020

Minutes November 2019

Minutes September 2019

Governors Minutes for the Year 2018/2019

Minutes 12th September 2018

Minutes 14th November 2018

Minutes 16th January 2019

Minutes 13th March 2019

Minutes 15th May 2019

Minutes 3rd July 2019

Minutes 12th September 2019

To contact the chair of governors please use the following address;

Tina Futcher-Smith
Chair of Governors
Eden Park High School
Balmoral Avenue



Or you can email or call 0203 948 3864.

School Governors

Tina Futcher-Smith - Chair

Attendance: 2 out of 2 meetings

Term of office: 1st September 2017 – 31st August 2021

Tina went to a comprehensive school, and was a career Civil Servant until November 2013. During her career she completed a degree in Business Management. She set up the work experience programme at the local county court when she worked there, as well as the outreach programme, visiting schools and talking about careers as well as mock interview days and building self-esteem. She is also a qualified Business Skills Trainer. She currently works 4 days a week for a consultancy company in Beckenham.

Tina is an experienced governor having spent approx 15 years as a governor at The Ravensbourne where she was on a variety of committees, at one stage she was the Chair of Finance and had a special responsibility for curriculum and was the link governor. She is experienced as a member of both pupil exclusion panels and complaints panels, having chaired a number of these too. Tina was Chair of Governors at one of the trusts primary schools (Mottingham Primary School) from September 2015 – November 2016.

Tina is looking forward to building a highly effective governing body, with the right skill set for Eden Park High.

To contact the Director for SEN across the school trust please use the following contact details;

Mark Whitby
Director for SEN
Eden Park High School
Balmoral Avenue

To contact the Director for Safeguard/Prevent across the school trust please use the following contact details;

Claire Singleton
Director for Safeguarding/Prevent
Eden Park High School
Balmoral Avenue

To view the full scheme of delegation for local governing bodies please click below:

Scheme of Delegation June 2019