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Picture 1 David Wright, Head Teacher Governor

As Head Teacher, Mr Wright automatically becomes a member of the Governing Board

Term of office: N/a

Member of: Children, Families & Community Committee

                   Resources Committee

                   Teaching & Learning Committee

Business interests: None

Role held within other educational establishments: None

Other relevant information: None

 

I am the Head Teacher Governor and as such, attend all Full Governing Board meetings and Committee meetings. As Head Teacher I am responsible for the organisation, management and control of the school. It is my duty to advise Governors on the strategic development of the school and implement the Governing Body’s strategic framework. I very much enjoy working with my Governor colleagues, who are hardworking and supportive, but who at the same time rigorously challenge and question me on school improvement and development.

Picture 1 Reece Lovelock, Staff Governor

Elected by the Staff of Chatsworth Primary School

Term of office: 22/03/17 - 21/03/21

Member of: Teaching & Learning Committee

Business interests:

Role held within other educational establishments:

Other relevant information:

Picture 1 Lynn Williams, Co-opted Governor & Vice Chair

Appointed by the Governors of Chatsworth Primary School

Term of office: 13/10/16 - 12/10/20

Member of: Teaching & Learning Committee

Business interests:

Role held within other educational establishments: Head Teacher of a Surrey school

Other relevant information:

Picture 1 Abid Dar, Parent Governor

Elected by the parents of Chatsworth Primary School

Term of office: 28/02/14 - 27/02/18

Member of: Children, Families & Community Committee (Chair)

                   Resources Committee

Business interests: None

Role held within other educational establishments: None

Other relevant information: None

 

I have a degree in food marketing and worked in market development, research, branding and public relations. Since 2000 I have been a Senior Equality, Diversity, Inclusion, Human Rights and Wellbeing Manager, for Transport for London, the Olympics and now Surrey County Council. I try to do a lot to promote community relations and as a Community Governor in Chatsworth school, I will always make time to have a conversation with you. I am a Parent Governor.

Picture 1 Ken Emerson, Parent Governor

Elected by the parents of Chatsworth Primary School

Term of office: 16/03/16 - 15/03/20

Member of: Children, Families & Community Committee

                   Teaching & Learning Committee

Business interests:

Role held within other educational establishments:

Other relevant information:

 

I am a Parent Governor at the school. My son has moved onto secondary school having been well prepared by his experience at Chatsworth and my daughter is currently in year 5.

I have a 25 year career in Local Government and have sat on both the Adult Safeguarding and Children’s Safeguarding Boards in several boroughs. I have also been involved in Emergency Planning and Business Continuity Planning. I have plenty of experience in managing budgets and recruiting and developing staff. Whilst we should focus on the children's academic development and aim for high standards I also believe children should be fully rounded young citizens; physically healthy and happy in their childhood.

Picture 1 Shaz Bux, Parent Governor

Elected by the parents of Chatsworth Primary School

Term of office: 14/03/17 - 15/03/21

Member of: Resources Committee (Co-Chair)

Business interests:

Role held within other educational establishments:

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Picture 1 Kate Horton, Co-opted Governor & Chair

Appointed by the Governors of Chatsworth Primary School

Term of office: 05/02/15 - 04/02/19

Member of: Teaching & Learning Committee

                    Resources Committee

Business interests: None

Role held within other educational establishments: None

Other relevant information: Acquaintance of a member of teaching staff

 

Originally a Parent Governor I have been a Co-Opted Governor since reconstitution in 2015. I have two children at the school who are currently in Years 4 and 2 and enjoy seeing how the school is run. In my role as Chair of the Resources Committee I monitor the budget of the school to ensure financial probity and that resources are used for their planned purposes. I am also the PE Governor and passionate about the importance of PE for overall child development and the contribution it can make to the lives of all children.

Picture 1 Rory McCormack, Co-opted Governor

Appointed by the Governors of Chatsworth Primary School

Term of office: 30/03/17 - 29/03/21

Member of:

Business interests:

Role held within other educational establishments: Head Teacher at St Lawrence RC Primary School

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Picture 1 Vacancy, Co-opted Governor
Picture 1 Elaine Exworth, Associate Member

Appointed by the Governors of Chatsworth Primary School

Term of office: 30/03/17 - 29/03/18

Member of: Resources Committee (Voting rights)

Business interests: None

Role held within other educational establishments: None

Other relevant information: Duostream Technology (Family Business)

 

I have been involved with Chatsworth School since the first of my three children started school here. I was the secretary and a founder  member of the Home School Association (now Chatsworth Friends Association). Until recently I also lived in the local area. I worked in various roles in the school until I was appointed as the admin officer in the infant school.

Picture 1 Irena Gnap, Associate Member

Appointed by the Governors of Chatsworth Primary School

Term of office: 15/07/17 - 14/07/18

Member of: Children, Families & Community Committee (voting rights)

                   Teaching & Learning Committee (voting rights)

Business interests: Director of IGM Construction

Role held within other educational establishments: None

Other relevant information: Employed by the School

 

I’m a mother of two ex-students. I have been involved with Chatsworth Primary School since 2006; first as a parent, then governor and for the past 5 years as a member of staff. I started as EAL support around the school. When the school decided to open its preschool for 2-3 years olds I was offered the opportunity to organise it. I’m very proud of what we have achieved with our team over the last two years. We have started from scratch and now we have two full groups and a long waiting list. I have had a career working with children for 30 years, something I’m very passionate about. Having experience from different perspectives as a parent, staff member, team leader and Polish community member, I’m always happy to speak to parents and you can find me every day at Little Fawns Learning Centre.

Picture 1 Cheryl Horabin, Associate Member

Appointed by the Local Authority

Term of office: 08/12/16 - 07/12/17

Member of: Children, Families & Community Committee (voting rights)

                   Teaching & Learning Committee (voting rights)

Business interests: Self-employed language tutor

Role held within other educational establishments: None

Other relevant information: None

 

I started as a governor here in 2006, was Chair of Governors of the Primary School from May 2009 to December 2016 and am now an Associate Member of the Governing Board. Both my children came to the school from Nursery to Year 6. For me, education should be engaging and relevant to real life and I’m passionate and proud of our school!

 

I am now on the Children, Families and Community Committee and the Teaching and Learning Committee and also meet with the School Council. I have coached our new Chair of Governors and continue to offer support, ideas and counter-arguments to strategic issues to improve our June 2016 Ofsted judgement.

 

Why change from a governor to an associate member role? The biggest constraint for any governor’s effectiveness is lack of availability - after all, governors usually have day jobs too. I believe the heavy workload of the Governing Board can benefit from additional associate members; targeted for their expertise and influence, while at the same time they develop a taste (or not) for governance. In a sense, this more effectively secures the future recruitment of fully-fledged governors and at the very least secures a team size fit for the strategic development of the school. I have switched roles because I believe in the potential of Associate Membership, want to promote this role and am always happy to talk to anybody interested in the role of governors.

Picture 1 Zahira Ismail, Associate Member

Appointed by the Governors of Chatsworth Primary School

Term of office: 08/12/16 - 07/12/17

Member of: Resources Committee (Co-Chair) (voting rights)

Business interests: None

Role held within other educational establishments: Business Manager at Trinity Academy

Other relevant information: None

Picture 1 Richard Phillips, Associate Member

Appointed by the Governors of Chatsworth Primary School

Term of office: 08/12/16 - 07/12/17

Member of: Resources Committee (voting rights)

Business interests: None

Role held within other educational establishments: None

Other relevant information: None

Matthew Cavill - Co-opted Governor

Appointed by the Governors of Chatsworth Primary School

Term of office: 05/02/15 - 30/03/17

 

Rachel Bowles - Parent Governor

Elected by the parents of Chatsworth Primary School

Term of office: 28/02/14 - 17/01/17

 

Naz Rana - Co-opted Governor

Appointed by the Governors of Chatsworth Primary School

Term of office: 10/13 - 14/07/16

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