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Newfield Primary School Governors






Narinder Nathan

Chair of Governors

LA Governor



Julia Babiak 

Vice Chair

Co-opted Governor


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


Theodora Ideme

Co-opted Governor


Lillian Caller




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:


Information from the National Governors Association:

Terms of Reference 2018

Governor Code of Conduct 2018