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 05/06/2026
Sue Formolli Chair of Governors Local Authority Resources & Pay   23/09/2019 22/09/2023
Candice Smith

Staff Governor

Assistant Headteacher Curriculum  23/08/2019 22/09/2019
Avinash Banerjee Resources Chair Co-opted Resources & Pay  03/10/2022 02/10/2026
Rebecca Donaghey

Curriculum Chair

Co-opted Curriculum 03/10/2022 02/10/2026
Amy Ling

Safeguarding Link Governor


Co-opted ✓  Resources & Pay  03/10/2022 02/10/2026
Abigail  Gage  Vice Chair of Governors Co-opted Curriculum 05/12/2022 04/12/2025
Dave Hall    Co-opted Resources 14/03/2023 14/03/2026
Olu Senbore   Parent          
vacancy     Support Staff          
vacancy     Parent          


Governor Biographies

Liz ed

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.



Sue ed

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.




Candice ed

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.



Avin ed

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.  




Rebecca ed

Rebecca Donaghey

Having previously worked at Marlborough School for 5 years, Rebecca is fully invested in the school and committed to continuing to support staff and students through her role as a school Governor. Rebecca has been a qualified social worker since 2013 and her background is working within Children's Services. She will be using her knowledge and experience to support the school as the Safeguarding Governor. 



Amy ed



Having started my 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, I have gained a wide range of valuable business and staff management skills. I have lots of interaction with a number of parents in the community and I hope that my experience can help support the school provide a fantastic environment both within the school day and the extracurricular opportunities for the children.

Dave ed

Dave Hall


My name is Dave Hall and I am the managing director of Inspire Sports Skills which aims to create a fun and inclusive experience to all children of all abilities through sport and games. Inspire works closely with SEN schools including Marlborough, Shenstone, Woodside and Cleeve Meadow and also delivers the ‘Inspire’ playscheme in the school holidays for the pupils of Shenstone and Marlborough.

I feel the knowledge and vast experience I have working with the SEND schools, parents and pupils will help me in this role.


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.