Governing Body

Please find below the names of the Governing Body for Marlborough School. 

To contact any of our Governors directly, please email to request their details. 

Forename Surname Position Category Signed Code of Conduct Signed Declaration of Interest Committee Start End
Elizabeth Smith   Headteacher All 06/06/2022 05/06/2025
Sue Formolli Chair of Governors Local Authority Resources & Pay   03/10/2023 03/10/2026
Candice Smith   Staff Governor Curriculum  03/10/2023 03/10/2026
Avinash Banerjee Resources Chair Co-opted Resources  03/10/2022 02/10/2025
Gemma  Doucy   Co-opted Curriculum 09/07/2024 08/07/207
Amy Ling

Safeguarding Link Governor


Co-opted ✓  Resources & Pay  03/10/2022 02/10/2025
Abigail  Gage  Vice Chair of Governors Co-opted Curriculum 05/12/2022 04/12/2025
Annette  Koleoso   Parent  Curriculum  14/03/2023 14/03/2026
Olu Senbore   Parent Curriculum 19/03/2024 19/03/2027
Tina  Harre    Support staff Governor Curriculum  19/03/2024 19/03/2027
vacancy     Co-opted          


Governor Biographies

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Dr Elizabeth Smith



Liz has a BA (Hons) in Music and Arts Education, and originally trained as a secondary mainstream music teacher before focusing on special educational needs and disabilities. She also holds a Masters in Leadership and Management, NPQH, and a Doctorate in Education (EdD). Liz's research interests include holistic assessment for students with severe learning difficulties, and she continues to conduct research through her role as an Affiliate Researcher with The Open University. Liz joined Marlborough as headteacher in June 2022, and she is very much dedicated to the long-term success of the school through working with the whole community.



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Sue Formolli               




Sue has worked for Bexley Council for over 14 years, 5 of which were as a School Place Planning Officer working with colleagues to calculate the number of school places Bexley would need to supply. Whilst working in this role, Sue also project managed expansion and new build projects. These included the 6th form for Marlborough at Chislehurst & Sidcup Grammar School, Cleeve Meadow a new SEN School, St Colombus SEN Unit, Bedonwell, Royal Park and Shenstone. Sue also has a personal interest as she has two wonderful nephew (twins) born very prematurely who both have autism. Previously to this Sue worked for 'The Woolwich' for over 25 years in various roles.




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Candice Smith


Candice is Assistant Headteacher at Marlborough School with responsibility for our Legacy pathway. Candice started teaching 17 years ago and has worked in and around Bexley where she gained a vast amount of experience supporting students with a range of needs. She has a keen interest in supporting our students to achieve their full potential as well as supporting their emotional, physical and social wellbeing.



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Avinash Banerjee

Avinash has worked over 15 years in the IT and Finance industry as a Product manager. As a Product manager he had a chance to set the path  forward for the software products that he had built over the years, thus improving customer experience. Using his professional experience, he would like to drive the school forward, set them on a right path for future and provide support where needed.  




Annette Koleoso In progess 



Amy ed



Having started her own company (Zambezi Sports School) back in 2010 the company has grown to be a large sports provider in the Bexley area. Over the past 12 years, Amy has gained a wide range of valuable business and staff management skills. Amy has lots of interaction with a number of parents in the community and hopes that her experience can help support the school provide a fantastic environment both within the school day and the extracurricular opportunities for the children.


Olu Senbore

Olu has worked in Investment Banking for over 15 years. He obtained a B.S. in Mathematics & Statistics from the University of Lagos, Nigeria and a M.S. in Information Systems from Pace University in New York, USA.

Olu is looking forward to helping Marlborough achieve the best for our children, obtaining the most out of their abilities and making them ready for the future.

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Gemma Doucy 

Gemma has supported people, both adults and children, with learning disabilities for 18 years. Gemma has been and still is, a support worker and she manages supported living services and a day centre. Gemma has also worked in Speech and Language teams, within Bexley, and she is committed to ensuring everyone is able to communicate effectively. Gemma is passionate about individuals being supported to be the best they can be and that they have access to all that they need to ensure this can happen. Gemma is really looking forward to being a part of Marlborough School and using her experience to help in whichever way she can.