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Newfield Primary School Governors

 

 

 

 

 

Narinder Nathan

Chair of Governors

LA Governor

 

 

Julia Babiak 

Vice Chair

Co-opted Governor

My background is in education. I have been head-teacher of three schools including one that I led out of special measures. I worked as a school improvement partner for Brent Borough Council for eight years and helped many local schools to improve and to raise their Ofsted ratings. At the same time, I have taught on many professional development courses for teachers at all levels including the National Professional Qualification for Headteachers at the London institute of Education. I am also a SATs moderator for Brent.

As well as being Chair of Academy Board for a secondary school in Bedfordshire for many years, I have been on the Governing Body of Newfield Primary for four years serving as one of two Vice Chairs with responsibility for teaching and learning matters, and I am Chair of the Curriculum Committee.

 I have relished the challenge of helping the school to improve and to achieve its Good  rating, and look forward to seeing the school go from strength to strength.

 

 

 

 

Maranda Ikpeba 

Vice Chair

Co opted Governor

 

Ladan Ali

Co-opted Governor

 

Sarah Bolt

Head Teacher

 

Alan Dodge

Co-opted Governor

                                                                    

Laura Williams

Parent Governor

 

 

My name is Laura and I've been a Parent Governor since Autumn 2017, with a son and daughter at the school. Prior to joining Newfield governing body, I was a governor at Donnington Primary School nearby. With a background in social research, I now work as a civil servant at the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government. My knowledge of public policy, public finance and the bigger picture help me to carry out my role as a governor, and to understand the issues and challenges that our school faces. As a parent I am proud to be part of the team striving to improve and enhance our children's school lives, and to contribute my time and energy to the strategic decisions that will make a difference to all children at the school.

 

 

 

 

Jasmine Lauritzen

Staff Governor

 

Helen Beesly

Parent Governor

My name is Helen, both my sons attend Newfield  Primary School and I am proud to have joined as a Parent Governor this year. I have lived in Harlesden for 12 years and I am passionate about supporting our incredibly diverse community in any way I can.

 For the last 17 years I have been working in the Charity and Voluntary sectors. I am now a Finance, HR and Operations Consultant specialising in supporting small charities and start up businesses.  I wanted to be a Governor for two reasons. Firstly I believe that volunteering is a very important part of life and that I have a set of skills that can be useful to the school. Secondly, I think that it’s impossible to expect change or development to happen unless we are willing to get involved and actually support it.

 

 

 

Caroline Sherrington

Co-opted Governor

This is my first role as a school governor and I am excited to be starting my journey at Newfield Primary School.  I live in West London and am a qualified corporate/commercial lawyer, currently working in the in-house legal team for a financial technology company in the City. I am hugely interested in education and the development of young people and am keen to give back to the community and use my experience and skills where I can to help others grow.  I am also currently part of a mentoring programme working with high school girls in East London.  On the hobbies front, I love all sport (particularly netball and football) and am an avid reader.  I look forward to being a part of Newfield Primary School and to contributing towards the development of the school as a member of the governing board and school community.

 

 

 

Theodora Ideme

Co-opted Governor

 

Lillian Caller

Clerk

 
 

 

The Governing Body – Newfield Primary School

The role of the Governing Body is to support the school and ensure that it is effectively led and managed with the view of promoting high standards of educational achievement. The Governors act together and not as individuals.

 

Governors support, challenge and monitor the school's performance. We evaluate the effect of the school’s leadership and the management of the quality and standards of education and behaviour. This is done to support the well-being and personal development of the students at Newfield. We embrace the School Motto “Everyone Learning Together” and we keep the School vision at the core of our Governing Body decisions and actions.

 

The Governors meet at least twice a term, we are also invited to visit the school during the term to gain an overview on specific school themes e.g. Assessment, Numeracy etc.

 

Please see the link below for Information about the Governors at Newfield. The panel is made up of the Head who is a permanent member, staff, parent, local authority (LA) and co-opted governors. Each governor has specific delegated roles which include statutory responsibilities (for example, Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) and Safeguarding). They are also members of committees. The areas that we discuss are: Curriculum, Finance, Staffing and all other governing matters. The Governors have oversight of these areas to ensure that the school meets all Government requirements.

 

Governors can be contacted via the school. Where an issue or difficulty may arise, please ensure that this is first communicated to the school through the class teacher / Headteacher. Please see the Complaints Policy on the Newfield Primary School website which outlines the School’s complaints process. The Complaints policy also sets out the Governors responsibilities.

 

The Clerk to the Governing Body is Lillian Caller. Amongst other duties, her role is to provide advice to the governing body on governance, constitutional and procedural matters and to produce effective administrative support. She also produces the minutes of our Governing Body meetings which can be obtained from the School upon request.

 

For more information about the role of the Governor, please see:

 

The Department for Educations Governors’ handbook:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/governors-handbook--3

 

Information from the National Governors Association:

http://www.nga.org.uk/getattachment/Be-a-Governor/What-do-governors-do/What_does_a_governor_do.pdf.aspx

Terms of Reference 2018

Governor Code of Conduct 2018

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