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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




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


Mustafa Noor

Co-opted Governor

Hello my name is Mustafa and I'm delighted to be a new governor and to begin at Newfield Primary School. I have lived in West London all of my life and I look forward to supporting Newfield Primary School to provide the best start for the precocious children. 

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:

Governor Code of Conduct