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Our School Governors

Our governors

  • Claire Harrison

    Claire Harrison

    Chair of Governors

    Claire Harrison has been working in education since 2005. She worked in Croydon for 6 years and now works in Sutton. She has worked across different key stages and has a lot of experience with leadership and management. Claire has lead on a range of initiatives across her school and other schools in the borough for example Assessment for Learning and Mastery Maths. During her career Claire has had experience with recruitment, safeguarding, allocation of budgets and the Pupil Premium Grant, curriculum coverage, assessment, monitoring the quality of teaching and learning and contributing to the school development plan.


  • Lesley Wilson

    Lesley Wilson

    Vice Chair of Governors

    I have lived in Croydon for over 25 years. I have worked in the NHS all my working life. As a Speech and Language Therapist, as a professional lead for all therapies, such as Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy, and as general manager. I retired two years ago and continue to work part time for the NHS. As a Speech and Language Therapist, providing communication assessments in a diagnostic clinic for people thought to be affected by Fatal Alcohol syndrome and as a Safety Manager. My role as a Safety Manager is to Investigate serious incidents to ensure the NHS shares good practice and learns from mistakes.


  • James Collins

    James Collins

    I have been a Governor at The Crescent before the school actually opened. Initially I volunteered as I attended Selhurst High School For Boys (many years ago) and wanted to see the building brought back to life - I am pleased to say it looks as impressive now as when refurbished 7 years ago and makes a fine environment for a Primary School. I have lived in Croydon for 45 years and have a 15 year old daughter who has just sat the new style GCSE’s and extensive Governor experience both at other Croydon Schools (Primary & Secondary) and for 6 years sat on Croydon Councils Education Scrutiny Committee. I passionately believe all children should get the chance of the best possible education.


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