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.

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Co-opted Governor since October 2019, 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.

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Staff Governor since October 2019, Acting Deputy Headteacher

As staff governor at North Primary, I am keen to provide challenge and support to the headteacher to ensure that our school continues to improve for our children. I have taught in Ealing since 2013 but started my career as a music teacher in a deprived area of Elephant and Castle. I joined the governing body in October 2019 and have found it to be a great way to engage with different people from across our local community. It has also given me the opportunity to be a champion for the great work that our teachers are doing at North.

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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.


Parent Governor

I am a mother of three children, currently I have 3 children at North Primary School within year 3, year 4 and Reception.

Previously I was an Operations Manager in banking and took a break from my career to become a full-time mother, I am enjoying motherhood as it has been fascinating watching and helping my children develop especially with their education as this has been beneficial towards their progress at school.


The time I spent volunteering at North Primary school gave me satisfaction helping by applying my skills attained in my previous career and utilising my artistic abilities. I felt at ease helping in a school environment and I am a very friendly and get along with other parents, teachers, and children and feel I can be an asset and help contribute towards the schools continuing excellent growth.


Parent Governor

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.

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