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Local Governing Body

Welcome to Governance at Temple Hill Primary Academy

Please see below details of The Galaxy Trust's governance arrangements along with information for each of our Governors who has served at any point over the past 12 months and, where applicable, their full name, date of appointment, term of office, date they stepped down, who appointed them, and relevant business and pecuniary interests including governance roles in other educational institutions. This information complies with the requirements of the Academies Financial Handbook.


The Chair of the Board of Trustees is Mr Philip Vander Gucht.

The Accounting Officer of the Trust is Mr Garry Ratcliffe, Chief Executive Officer.

The Chair of the Local Governing Body is Ayotola Tiamiyu.

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The three core functions of governance are:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the performance management of staff; and
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent.


Details of the Members, Board of Trustees, the Articles of Association, Scheme of Delegation and Financial Accounts of the Trust can be viewed via the following link to The Galaxy Trust website:


Meet our Governors

Ayotola Tiamiyu (Chair)

Occupational background: Chartered Accountant and Internal Auditor in a FTSE 100 Bank.


Special Interest Area: Equality and Community


About me. I have 2 daughters, one in Year 4 and another in Nursery in Dartford. My aim is to work with the Federation and support the schools in creating an enabling environment for the children to be inspired and support them to maximize their potential. I believe every child in the community deserves a champion and I will like to work with the School Management to achieve this vision.

I am currently a member of the Teaching and Learning committee which works with the school management to optimise the use of available resources.

Bolanle Allison

Kieran Bird

Danielle Egonu

Head of School

Education is not the learning of facts but the training of the mind to think! I have been passionate about supporting learners and nurturing global thinkers my whole career and I am fortunate to have found such a unique and vibrant school such as Temple Hill Primary Academy for my headship.

I am a collector of experiences and a forward thinker with high expectations of provision for all pupils at our school.

Sharon Gibbons

Mark Mulles

I am currently the Group Financial Controller for a strategic insight consultancy agency based in central London. I have 2 children who both attend Temple Hill Primary Academy. My son is currently in Year 5 and my daughter started reception in September 2018. As a member of the school local governing body, I would like to champion inclusion, diversity and supporting children with special educational needs and disability. I’m really honoured to be part of the school’s LGB and grateful for the opportunity to be able serve the school and the local community.

Daniel Range

Regina Szmajda

My name is Regina Szmajda and I am a mother of two beautiful children age 11 and 7. I strongly believe in education, mentoring and hard work. I hold degree in BA Management and I am a member of Chartered Institute of Building. I always strive to develop myself as well as my kids. I like to bring the best out of people and help them discover their strengths that can be turned into a fruitful achievement.


My hobbies are karate and reading educational books.

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