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Aragon Governing Body

The Local Governing Body of Aragon Primary School consists of eleven elected Governors and three Associate Governors and includes members of staff, parents and co-opted members from the local community.  The Governing Body ensures a transparent recruitment process and governors are appointed following nomination and election according to statutory guidance. All governors volunteer their services and time and have been elected because of their specific knowledge and skills essential for the effective governance of the school.  Terms of office are for 4 years with the Chair and Vice Chair requiring annual election. Associate members of Aragon Local Governing Body have no voting rights but bring their specific expertise to the Governing Body and can Chair Committees/ Focus Groups and may report to the Full Governing Body.


Full Governing Body Meetings are held termly and along with Ms Davey, Headteacher, who is responsible for the day to day management and control of the school, we provide the school's strategic focus and direction.  As a Governing Body we are also entrusted with the ethos, clarity and vision of the school as well as being accountable for ensuring financial probity. 

The Local Governing Body’s Code of Conduct is strictly adhered to and signed annually and it is our duty to publish a Register of Interests for each current governor and those which have served at any point over the past 12 months.  This includes any relevant business/pecuniary interests of governors, details of any other educational establishments they govern and any material interests arising from relationships between governors; or, relationships between governors and members of school staff (including spouses, partners and relatives).  Such declarations will be recorded in the Register of Business Interests, a copy of which is available at the school and will also be published on the website.


The role of governor can be a challenging one and it is rewarding to be a representative of an organisation that has such a positive impact on the children that attend the school and the community it serves.  All decision we make are always in the best interest of the school, the pupils, the staff and the parents/ carers.


 How to contact us:


This can be arranged via the school office or you can contact us at governors@aragon.merton.sch.uk.



   Aragon Local Governing Body September 2018 / 2019


Ms Isabelle Paget

Co – Opted Governor    01/08/2017 – 31/07/2021

Chair of Local Governing Body

Co - Opted Trustee the WLT

Safeguarding Governor



Mr Tom Magill

Co- Opted Governor     01/08/2017 - 31/07/2021    

Vice Chair Aragon Local Governing Body

Deputy Safeguarding Governor   

Trustee and Vice Chair of Trustees the WLT

Chair Admissions Committee the WLT



Ms Julie Davey 

Headteacher Ex Officio   01/08/2017 - 31/07/2067


Mr Terry Daniels

Co - Opted Governor       01/08/2017 - 31/07/2021

Chair of Resources Committee

Early Years Link Governor


Mr Grant Stonell

Parent Elected Governor    01/08/2017 – 11/05/2019

Maths Link Governor 

Trustee of the WLT

Chair of Finance Committee the WLT



Mrs Gerry Perrin

Parent Elected Governor    01/08/2017 – 14/04/2021

Pupil Voice & British Values Link Governor 



Ms Diane Symcox

Co - opted Governor            01/09/2017 – 31/08/2021

Chair of Aragon LGB Standards Committee

Pupil Premium Link Governor      



Katie O’Sullivan

Staff Appointed Governor     01/09/2017 – 31/08/2021

Health and Safety Link Governor         



Amy Royle

Co - Opted Staff Governor      01/08/2017 – 31/07/2021

SEN & Inclusion Link Governor


Mrs Zoe Norris

Parent Elected Governor    01/04/2018 - 31/03/2022      



Mr Bradley Coupar

Co-opted Governor    01/04/2018 - 31/03/2022       



Mrs Clare Ryder, Deputy Head

Associate Governor/Advisor



Mrs Jessie Linsley, Assistant Head

Associate Governor/Advisor

Designated Safeguarding Lead                      



Mrs Andrea Stirling – Williams Assistant Head

Associate Governor/Advisor

SCITT Lead                          


Mrs Anna Duncan

SBM Advisor



Dr Kerry Guest

Governance Clerk




Previous Governors 2017-18


Mrs Barbara Newton Parent Elected Governor 01/08/2017 - 05/01/2018