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All free schools, like Academies, are governed by not-for-profit charitable trusts, which are closely monitored by the Audit Commission to ensure that they provide good value for the public money with which they are entrusted.

In the case of St Andrew the Apostle School, the Governing Body is the Board of the Russell Education Trust (RET), a Government-approved academy sponsor. Information about RET's Trustees can be found on the RET website.

In each of its schools, RET formally delegates a range of its responsibilities to a Local Governing Body representing the community.  More information about this structure can be found in the RET Scheme of Delegation and the St Andrew the Apostle School Governing Body Standing Orders.

A close, consultative relationship exists between RET and the Local Governing Bodies of its schools and the views of local governors inform all aspects of RET policy.

St Andrew the Apostle School Local Governing Body

The St Andrew the Apostle School Local Governing Body includes the Headteacher, two elected parent governors and up to ten further governors appointed by the Trust.

Local Governors are appointed/elected for a 4 year term, and are currently as follows:


Appointer / Date:


Date stepped down
(where applicable)

Mary Karaolis OBE (Chair)

RET/Sept 2021



Maria Frangeskides (Vice Chair)

RET/Sept 2021



Deacon George

Archbishop of Thyateira and Great Britain /Feb 2022



Marina Pareas

RET/Sept 2021

Behaviour and Attendance


Costas Frangeskides

RET/Sept 2021



Savvas Agathangelou

RET/Sept 2021



Adele Klitou

RET/Dec 2021


Kevin McSharry

RET/Dec 2020


Danny Lynch

RET/Sept 2019


Eleni Stathi

Elected/Dec 2021


Jason Phasouliotis

Elected/Jan 2022


Indira Warwick (Headteacher)

RET/January 2021



Theo Theodorou

 RET/January 2022


Yiannis Pareas


April 2020 (RIP)

Chris Kyprianos


July 2021

Michael Pieri


December 2021

Metropolitan Athanasios


February 2022


H&S: Health and Safety monitoring

SEN: Special Education Needs monitoring

SRE: Sex and Relationships Education monitoring

SFG: Safeguarding monitoring

INC: Inclusion

Contact the Governing Body

To contact the chair of the governing body please write to Mary Karaolis Chair of Governors (c/o St. Andrew the Apostle School, Building 5, North London Business Park, N11 1BF) or email her  at