School Governors

Drapers’ Maylands School under the direction of the Multi-Academy Trust, have an established governing body who have an important role in shaping the success of Drapers’ Maylands and ensuring the school meets its education vision.  Our Local Governing Body is made up of volunteers from our sponsors; The Drapers’ Company and Queen Mary University of London, parents and representatives from the local community.

School governors have a wide range of responsibilities. They are in charge of planning the school’s future direction and can thereby help raise the standards of pupil achievement. Governors are also accountable to parents and their wider community for the performance of the school.

The governors hold key responsibilities including;

  • ensuring the quality of educational provision
  • monitoring and challenging the performance of the school when needed
  • overseeing the finances of the school
  • employing staff
  • communicating with the Multi-Academy Trust with updates and developments of the school.

Drapers' Multi-Academy Trust - Scheme of Delegation

School governors  are also responsible for specific actions such as ensuring that there is a procedure in place for handling complaints; approving school budget; appointing a Headteacher.

Sponsor Governors are appointed by the sponsor, who also determine their term of office, which is not limited.  Non-sponsor Governors have a 4 year term of office, which may be renewed.

Records of attendance at meetings 2020-21

Records of attendance at meetings 2021-22

Records of attendance at meetings 2022-23 Our Governing Body meets each half term and may rely on committees to advise their decisions. Committees may address issues such as staffing, finance, curriculum and premises. Further information can be found by clicking here.

All members of the Governing Body, Directors of the Multi-Academy Trust and Senior Staff are required to annually complete a declaration of interest form in the autumn term, which is inspected as part of the statutory audit process.

Register of Business Interests for the Drapers' Maylands Primary School Governors

Drapers’ Multi-Academy Trust also has a Board of Directors, responsible for ensuring that the schools work together across the MAT and share the same vision and ethos. They meet every term to ensure that the Local Governing Bodies of the schools are performing their duties and that the high expectations for achievement and shared ethos are well-managed.

Please click here to view the Drapers' Multi-Academy Trust Board of Directors Page

Meet the Drapers' Maylands' Governors:


Bryony Frost

Vice Chair of Governors

Queen Mary University of London


Governor since September 2015

Tony Eaton

Parent Governor



Governor since September 2021

Debleena Ghosh

Parent Governor


Governor since July 2022

Lucy Panter

Chair of Governors

The Drapers' Company


Governor since December 2015

Libby Shipway

Community Governor



Governor since May 2018

Lamorna Paling


The Drapers' Company



Fatemeh Parsa


Queen Mary University of London


Emily Lofting-Kisakye

Community Governor



Governor since July 2019

James Woodall




Governor since 2022