Unlike most other independent schools, the Council of the Girls’ Day School Trust (GDST) rather than individual school governors, holds the ultimate legal and financial responsibility for the running of the GDST schools.
Bromley High School in common with other GDST schools, has a body of local school governors whose role is to foster excellence in the school, help develop its strategies and plans, advise on ways in which the available resources might be used to best possible effect, and to help maintain the school’s high standing in the local community. A governors’ meeting is held once a term.
Governors are appointed from the school and local community so they have local knowledge of the school and the community it serves.
Chair of Governors
Chair of Governors
Dominic is senior banking executive, with extensive governance, team leadership and relationship management experience. He frequently chairs industry conferences, and is a member of the International Chamber of Commerce’s (ICC) Banking Commission ExCo, with responsibility for advocacy and strategy.
Dominic is passionate about education and professional development and as well as being a Board Member of the Institute of Export and International Trade, has mentored female executives on the 30% Club mentoring scheme.
Dominic holds an Honours Law Degree, from the University of London and is a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of World Traders. He is married with two adolescent daughters.
Vice-Chair of Governors
Vice-Chair of Governors
John was educated at St Dunstan’s College, Catford. John is a Company Director and has worked in the construction industry for many years. He has monitored over 3000 site visits including some iconic City buildings (Shard, Cheesegrater, Walkie Talkie etc), the 2012 Olympic Park, Crossrail and Thames Tideway Tunnel.
He is a member of the Association for Project Management (MAPM), a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building (FCIOB) and a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Constructors. He was Business Adviser for Young Enterprise from 2007-2017 and is currently Vice-Chair of Governors at Bromley High School. His daughter was educated at Bromley High School.
Marie is a retired Chief Information Officer and Board Director who worked in the financial services industry for over 30 years. She has worked for several Global Investment Management Companies providing all aspects of technology development and technical support, managing large internationally located teams.
She has a BSc in Mathematics and a BEd in Maths, Statistics and Computing from Oxford Brookes and recently completed a Masters with the Open University in Online and Distance Education. She is a fellow of the British Computing Society.
Robert is a retired Executive Primary School Headteacher. He now works part time in his Westminster office for a local Member of Parliament.
He is a member of one of the ‘Great Twelve’ Livery Companies and is on the Education Committee which every year gives over £250,000 in grants to teachers and to educational projects. He has two children.
Sarah is originally from Edinburgh and worked as a company lawyer in Scotland and London. She is interested in education in a wide range of settings and, having also qualified as a teacher, now works in Adult Education.
She is a former parent and her daughter was in the Junior and Senior School, studying A levels in Maths, Science and Music.
Sarah enjoys attending the school’s music events and also spends her free time with family, walking, learning Italian and visiting London and further afield.
Emily is a Bromley High alumnus who spent seven happy years at the school between 2000 and 2007 alongside her younger sister.
She studied history at the University of Oxford before going on to convert to the law, training as a solicitor at City firm Slaughter and May. She now works as a corporate solicitor at Farrer & Co, a central London law firm, where her job incorporates a specialist practice in the transfer of schools and education businesses.
Antonia is a Consultant in the Schools Practice at Odgers Berndtson, a global executive search firm headquarted in London. She has experience of working on senior leadership searches for a wide range of independent, state-maintained and international schools.
She went to school in Kent before completing her degree in German at the University of St Andrews and now lives in Tonbridge with her husband, who is an Assistant Housemaster at Tonbridge School, and their young son.
Kurt was educated at Tonbridge School. He studied Politics at Bristol University and then completed his PGCE in History and Games and has been teaching ever since.
He has been Head of Politics, Master in Charge of Rugby and Cricket but has had an interest in Pastoral Care throughout his career and has been a Housemaster in four different schools, including Tonbridge School where he is currently teaching having recently returned to his alma mater. He is married to another teacher and they have a son and a daughter.