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Our Governors

Tony Holdsworth

Foundation Governor


Tony was brought up in Greenwich, one of a family of seven children. After graduating from university, he worked in publishing for 15 years before retraining as a teacher at Christ Church College in Canterbury.

Tony qualified as a teacher in 1990 and taught in three Kent schools before becoming headteacher of a Catholic primary school in Folkestone in 1997. He retired after 20 years at the school and now lives in Eltham.

His three sons all attended St. Anselm's Catholic Secondary School in Canterbury and Tony served as a Parent Governor of the school for four years.

Samantha Lawrence

Staff Governor

I have been working in schools for over 25 years and enjoy working within an educational environment very much.

I hope that the experience I have gained over the years will give me the opportunity to contribute to being a supportive governor at Holy Family.

Davica Farrell-Evans

Parent Governor

I am so happy to have been recently appointed as a parent governor at Holy Family Primary School.

I am a qualified HR and project management professional and work for a Government Department. I have been a committee member of the Friends of Holy Family for several years and then the Chair for the last 3 years.

As a parent, I have been a member of the Holy Family school community since 2011. My oldest son previously attended Holy Family and my youngest still attends the school. I am very passionate and very proud of our school, community and parish and want to continue to work to enrich the lives of the children.

I welcome and look forward to the opportunity to use my experience and skills to support the whole Holy Family community.

Amanda Weaver


Over the last 10 years, I have worked as a class teacher, SENDCO, Assistant Head, Designated Safeguarding Lead, and Head of School and now I am proud to say that I am the Headteacher at Holy Family Catholic Primary School.

I wholeheartedly believe in the holistic development of children and the importance of education for all.

Our school motto is Ambitious, Courageous, Empowered and this is something I aim to bring to school each and every day.

Fr. Richard Plunkett

Foundation Governor

I am the Parish Priest of SS John Fisher & Thomas More Church Eltham Well Hall. I am also the Dean of Greenwich Deanery.

Before coming to Eltham, I worked in the Bishop’s Conference in the Catholic Communications Centre and also worked for the BBC World Service in Religious Broadcasting.

For the last forty-seven years, I have served in the Archdiocese of Southwark as a Foundation Governor in both primary and secondary schools.

I am also a Foundation Governor at my parish school of St. Thomas More Catholic Primary School, Eltham.

Gina Millbank

Foundation Governor

My name is Gina Millbank and I am proud to have been recently appointed as a foundation governor at Holy Family Primary School - I am looking forward to fulfilling my duty to preserve and develop the Catholic character of Holy Family Primary School.

As a practising Catholic, have made a commitment to Catholic education by choosing to teach at a Catholic Greenwich primary school, and to serve as a foundation governor at a Catholic Bexley primary school.

I welcome and look forward to the opportunity to use my experience and skills to support the whole Holy Family community on its journey toward achieving its full potential.

Damien Lerchundi

Parent Governor

Local Authority Governor

I am proud to be a new member of the Governing Body of Holy Family Catholic Primary School.

I have a background in education and have worked with many schools in the Royal Borough of Greenwich over the past 14 years in my role as a school improvement partner.

It is rewarding to be involved with such a committed team of governors all focused on improving the life chances of children.

I look forward to using my experience and skills to support the school, children and community.

Governing Body Documents

Annual Governance Statement

Instrument of Government

Governor Attendance

Allowances & Expenses

Membership details

Register of Business Interests

Behaviour Principles

Attendance Report