The Role of Governors at Sulivan


The governors’ role is to oversee the strategy of the school and to ensure an excellent standard of education for all pupils.

Governors hold the responsibility of ensuring that the school meets its statutory duties and work in partnership with the headteacher and senior management team.

The structure of the governing body at Sulivan is as follows:  one Headteacher, one Local Authority governor, six co-opted governors, three parent governors and one staff governor.

The Governing Body at Sulivan School

Name Category and Committee Responsibilities Term of Office Started:
Ms Caroline Langton Local Authority
Chair of Governors
Achievement and Standards
Rev’d William Rogers Parent
Chair of Finance
Safeguarding 02/03/15
Ms Vanessa Dennison Co-opted
National Curriculum
Ms Aime Anderson Co-opted Core Learning
English and Maths
Mrs Wendy Coombes Co-opted Special Educational Needs 06/07/15
Ms Eliza Cockerell Co-opted Finance 02/11/15
Mr Placid Gover Co-opted 02/11/15
Mr Ewan Aitken Parent 02/11/15
Mrs Faith Heath Parent 02/11/15
Ms Wendy Aldridge Headteacher 01/09/09
Ms Emily Murray Assistant Headteacher Core Learning 01/09/15


Ms Vanessa Dennison

I am a Co-opted Governor at Sulivan and have lived in Fulham for 20 years. My professional experience includes working in advertising and marketing. At Sulivan I sit on the Finance Committee and I am link governor for Curriculum.

Mrs Wendy Coombes

After 15 years of successful headship I became an Advisory Headteacher for Hammersmith and Fulham. In 2003 I was the NQT (newly qualified teacher) Coordinator for the LA. I led the Deputy Headteacher professional development programme and continued to support Headteachers in schools.

In 2012 I left the LA and became a private education consultant continuing to support Deputy Headteachers and Headteachers in a range of schools.