What does a school governor do?
Governors are responsible for overseeing the management side of a school: strategy, policy, budgeting and staffing. They enable their school to run as effectively as possible, working alongside senior leaders and supporting teachers to provide excellent education to children. Being a school governor is a commitment to attending governing body meetings which consider issues such as setting the school vision, mitigating financial risk and scrutinising educational outcomes. They are also involved in the school community, acting as critical friends to the headteacher and senior leaders. Governors bring a wide range of skills and expertise from their professional lives to the governing board and schools benefit greatly from working with skilled volunteers.
Chair of Governors, Parent Governor since December 2017
I have been living in Southall since 2004 and I am a mother of two. My eldest son is in Year 7 and my youngest is in Year 3. I have a degree in Computer Science and have been working at PwC as an IT Service Manager since 2002.
I decided to become a Governor at North Primary School because just like every other parent, I want the best for my children. I want them to be happy, confident and become the very best they can be. The hope is that in my own way I can make a positive contribution to the school so it can continue to remain successful and go from strength to strength.
Away from work, I am passionate about health and wellbeing, I have travelled extensively and my dream is to continue to explore the world but what I enjoy the most is spending time with my children and having new adventures with them.
Vice Chair of Governors, Senior Deputy Headteacher VHS
I started my teaching career in South Wales in 2007 and have subsequently taken up posts in Essex and London. I was appointed at Villiers High School in 2017, where I am currently the Senior Deputy Headteacher. I have thoroughly enjoyed my work in a variety of different schools, but none more so than my current post in which I have been lucky enough to play a part of the school’s move from Ofsted “Good” to “Outstanding” in every category in July 2019. I have always enjoyed working with Primary schools on transition work (moving from year 5 and 6 into secondary school) and sharing resources, particularly in my specialist field of Modern Foreign Languages and look forward to getting to know the pupils, parents and staff at the wonderful North Primary. Since completing my M.A. in Educational Leadership and Management, I have continued to read large amounts of educational research and am looking forward to sharing my understanding and experience with the Governing Body of North for the benefit of the pupils it serves. I have lived in Ealing for just over a year and enjoy playing the Double Bass and running in my spare time.
Staff Governor since February 2022, Year One Class Teacher
North Primary is a unique and exciting school to lead. We have a really dedicated governing body who love to come and see the school in action, taking part in learning walks to see the progress of our school improvement plan, they make an active contribution to the progress towards our vision and hold us to account closely.
This is my third Headship, I am Senior Partner of Challenge Partners, an advanced Olevi coach and a Get Ahead London Coach.
My son is in year 1, he joined in September 2020.
I have become a school governor as I have a strong belief in giving children maximum opportunities to discover the full potential through education and extracurricular activities. My background is in a variety of roles that I have held, I was in the police force for six years. I have been an active member of the local community for many years and I have a great interest in local projects and education.
Working for the police I gained experience working as a team and as an individual. I currently work for Transport for London. I believe that the school will benefit from me being a Governor as I can implement my experiences into reality and also at the same time, I can learn from others.
I decided to become a school governor at North Primary School as I wanted to use my experience of teaching in Ealing Borough to help support local schools. Having been a Head of Maths and seen schools go on journeys of improvement I believe I can contribute to ensuring that the school continues on its upward trajectory.
Having spent much of my life in South West London, I moved to Hanwell in 2021 and have been impressed by the community feel of the whole area and the number of local initiatives that are undertaken.
I look forward to meeting and learning from the entire school community and I'm excited to see how North Primary can develop further over the coming months and years.
I have lived in the Ealing borough most of my life. After moving here with my family in 2003, I went to a local primary school and Secondary school. At university I studied pharmacology, I also have a masters in Hematology.
I have experience working a few different sectors; research labs, sales & marketing, and with my current role I am the centre director of an education centre. I am very excited to be working North primary as a governor and using my experience to help support schools in my local borough.
In my spare time away from work I enjoy reading, watching movies and developing new skills- I’m currently trying to learn sign language.
Finance Governor since February 2022
Clerk to the Governors