Our Governors

Joanna Smith

I first joined Cavendish Governing Body as Parent Governor in 2017 when my 3 children were all pupils at the school, I then became a Co-opted Governor in 2020 when my youngest daughter was in Year 6. In addition to my role on Cavendish Governing Body, I am also a Parent Governor at Chiswick School. It was a privilege to be elected as the Chair of Governors in October 2021.


I am currently working as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow within the Department for Renal Medicine at UCL. Before recently resuming my career, I was a Childminder for 8 years. As a result, have an in-depth knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage and understand the importance of quality Early Years provision to provide the foundations on which children can become confident learners and thoughtful, caring and engaged members of our society.

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