We are a group of volunteers whose purpose is to help the school provide the best possible education, resources and environment for all its pupils, to enable them to reach their full potential.  Our role includes providing leadership and direction for the school, monitoring and evaluating the work of the school, offering support, constructive advice, a sounding board for ideas and initiatives and help where needed.  We act as “critical friends” to the school at all times, challenging and asking questions of the Headteacher.

The Governing Body was reconstituted in 2015 under new government regulations and now comprises up to twelve members plus Associate members as appropriate.

Following changes made to our governance arrangements in September 2015, the two main committees, Resources and Curriculum & Achievement were disbanded and all governor business is conducted through meetings of the full Governing Body held three times during the Autumn and Summer terms and twice during the Spring term, allowing all governors full participation in all aspects of the school.  In addition, governors take on specific responsibilities to meet statutory requirements and to ensure the efficient operation of the Governing Body.

A Pay Committee, comprising a small group of governors is appointed to oversee staff performance and pay and meets once a term.  Specific committees may also be required to deal with Complaints, Exclusions and Staff Grievance, but these are put together on an ad hoc basis as and when issues arise and will depend upon governor availability.

No governors currently have any relevant business or pecuniary interests or governance roles in other educational institutions or any material interests arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives).

Details of the Governing Body are as follows:

Name Governor Type Date Appointed Term From Term To Responsibilities/ Roles
Mrs Barbara Bahirathan Associate Member 05-Feb-19 05-Feb-19 04-Feb-23 Pastoral Support

Deputy DSP

Mr John Conlon Clerk n/a n/a n/a Clerk
Mrs Toyin Keshiro Co-opted governor 01-Sep-18 01-Sep-18 31-Aug-22 Deputy Headteacher
Ms Nosheen Somaia Co-opted governor 07-Jun-22 07-Jun-22 06-May-26 Pay Committee

Heads Performance Management

Mr Coert Van Straaten Headteacher Pay Committee

DSP Head

Ms Kaveeta Sonigra Local Authority Governor 18-Dec-18 18-Dec-18 17-Dec-22 Ofsted

Heads Performance Management

Vice Chair

Ms Ameera Aqel Parent governor TBC TBC TBC Pay Committee
Mrs Jessica Moore Parent governor 05-Nov-19 05-Nov-19 04-Nov-23 Heads Performance Management
Mr Stephen Moran Parent governor 18-Dec-18 18-Dec-18 17-Dec-22 Health & Safety

Committee Chair

Pay Committee

Abi McLaughlin Staff Governor TBC TBC TBC
Paul Slagel Co-opted governor TBC TBC TBC
TBC Co-opted governor



Governors’ Secure Area

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