How we are governed
As part of the Eltham College Family of Schools, Blackheath Prep is governed by the Eltham College Board of Governors. The role of the Governing Board is to determine the aims and overall conduct of the school, and to formulate and review the school’s strategic plans. While the day to day running of the school is delegated to the Head, supported by other members of the school’s Senior Leadership Team, ultimate responsibility for strategy, finances and policies lies with the Governing Board.

The governors undertake their role on a voluntary basis and bring a wide variety of expertise to various school management forums. From professional backgrounds in education, health services, finance, property, law and general business, all of our governors are deeply committed to the continuing success and welfare of our school.

Blackheath Prep Sub-committee

A sub-committee of the Eltham College Board of Governors has specific oversight of Blackheath Prep, with a particular focus on the educational and pastoral success of the School.  The four Governors sitting on the sub-committee are Tim Meunier (Chair), Sarah Turner, Marc Melia and Dan Hudson. 

Mr Tim Meunier (Chair)
Tim has been a member of the Board since 2021. He is Chair of the Education Committee, and a member of the Nominations and Governance Committee. Tim taught at Clifton College before becoming Head of Chemistry and Housemaster at Felsted School, and then Head of Science at the Dragon School, Oxford. Following a return to Clifton, first as Director of Studies and later as Senior Deputy Head, he was Headmaster of Colet Court (St Paul’s Preparatory School) from 2007 to 2016. In the summer of 2020, he retired from his position as Head of Geneva English School, where he had established a new secondary school on the foundations of an existing primary.

Sarah Turner

Sarah is a researcher and a governance expert, with a focus on socio-technical cyber security and the adoption of digital technologies. With a background in financial services, she currently leads the risk and controls function within a technology group in a major financial services institution. Sarah has voluntary board and governance experience, being both Chair of the board, and a volunteer at the Breastfeeding Network (a national infant feeding charity). Sarah has an MA in Literae Humaniores from Oxford University, an MBA from the Open University, MPA in Digital Technologies and Public Policy from UCL and a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Kent.

Marc Melia
Marc is a parent governor appointed in 2021. He is Chair of the Nominations and Governance Committee, and a member of the Finance, Premises and Remuneration Committee. Marc is Head of Legal (Europe) in Pantheon Ventures (UK) LLP’s Legal & Compliance Team. Prior to joining Pantheon, he worked within the London office of Paul Hastings (Europe) LLP, in the Corporate (Investment Funds) team. Marc holds a BSc (Hons) in Natural Sciences from Durham University and a LLB (Hons) from Nottingham Law School. Marc is admitted as a Solicitor in England and Wales.

Dan Hudson
Dan has been a member of the Board since 2021 as a parent governor. He is a member of the Nominations and Governance Committee. Dan is a City solicitor with 20 years of experience in the law. He lives locally and has two daughters at Blackheath Prep.

Contact the Governors

Peter Doyle
Chair of Governors
Eltham College
Grove Park Road

Telephone 020 8857 7360

Or by email to the Clerk to Governing Body at