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School governors are ordinary people from the local community who wish to make a positive contribution to children’s education. They are the largest volunteer force in the country and have an important part to play in raising school standards through their three key roles of setting the strategic direction of the School, ensuring accountability, and being the School’s ‘critical friend’.

Almost anyone can become a school governor. All new governors receive training and support from the School, the Local Authority and their fellow governors. If you are interested in assisting the School in this way, please ask the School Office for further details.

The governing body make strategic decisions on how the school is run and are answerable to parents, the wider community and most importantly the children who attend Bush Hill Park Primary School. They govern rather than manage giving direction and focus. The management of the school remains the responsibility of the Headteacher. They are responsible for:

  • Appointing the Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher and ensuring the implementation of a range of personnel procedures
  • Managing the schools budget
  • Determining aims, policies and priorities for Bush Hill Park primary School
  • Monitoring and evaluating the work of the school
  • Ensuring high levels of attendance and good standards of pupil behaviour
  • Ensuring that all children in the school have access to a broad and balanced curriculum, suitable to age, aptitude and ability, which prepares them for adult life
  • Ensuring the Health and Safety of pupils and staff
Role Name and Duty
Chair Roger Kingsnorth
(Co-opted Governor)
Vice Chair Monica Raphael
(Co-opted Governor)
Headteacher Governor     Anna Theodosiou
Staff Governor  Tom Pexton
Parent Governors     

Schantelle Henry

Nnenna Urum-Eke

Co-opted Governors

Irina Pehkonen

Rachael Sitch

Linda Warner

Nikki Harrison

Joseph McCann

Feryal Clark, MP

Ezgi Aslan

All Governors can be contacted through the school via our school telephone number: 020 8366 0521 or via email: office@bushhillpark.enfield.sch.uk

Register of Business Interest & Pecuniary Interests

School Name : Bush Hill Park Primary School

Term of Office for each category is 4 Years unless otherwise indicated below:

Name of Governor Category Interest Relationships

Date (as at)

Roger Kingsnorth
(Chair)
Co-opted Vice Chair at The Raglan Schools n/a 01/09/2021
Monica Raphael
(Vice Chair)
Co-opted Governor at Firs Farm Primary School n/a 01/09/2021
Anna Theodosiou Headteacher None Employee 01/09/2021
Irina Pehkonen Co-opted None n/a 01/09/2021
Joseph McCann Co-opted CEO of Teach Now Recruitment n/a 01/09/2021
Nicki Harrison Co-opted Senior Manager at Bank of England n/a 01/09/2021
Linda Warner Co-opted None n/a 01/09/2021
Schantelle Henry Parent  Year 6 Teacher at Raglan n/a 01/09/2021
Rachel Sitch Parent  Account Manager at AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals n/a 01/09/2021
Nnenna Urum-Eke Parent Director of Future of London n/a 01/09/2021
Anastasia Neocleous Deputy Headteacher Governor at St Andrews Primary School Southgate Employee 01/09/2021
Tom Pexton Staff None Employee 01/09/2021
Feryal Clark, MP       01/09/2021
Ezgi Aslan Co-opted

Assistant Manager/Healthcare Advisory of Grant Thornton UK LLP

n/a 01/09/2021

Attendance Register 2021 - 2022

Name and Role

Full Governing Body 
(15/09/21)

Full Governing Body  Full Governing Body  Full Governing Body  Full Governing Body   
Roger Kingsnorth
(Co-opted)
Y          
Monica Raphael
(Co-opted)
N          

Irina Pehkonen (Co-opted)

Y          

Linda Warner (Co-opted)

Y          
Leon Rodin
(LA)
Y Resigned
Nikki Harrison (Co-Opted) Y          

Tom Pexton (Staff)

Y          
Rachel Sitch (Parent) Y          
Anna Theodosiou (Headteacher) Y          
Anastasia Neocleous (Deputy Head) Y          
Lorraine Shaw (SBM) Y          
Schantelle Henry (Parent) Y          
Joseph McCann (Co-opted) N          
Lefki Lloyd-Hughes            
Nnenna  Urum-Eke (Parent) Y          
Feryal Clark, MP N          
Ezgi Aslan

Y

         

Attendance Register 2020 - 2021

Name and Role

Full Governing Body
(08/07/20)

Full Governing Body
(09/09/20)
Full Governing Body
(07/10/20)

Resources Committee

(21/10/20)

Full Governing Body
(18/11/20)

Roger Kingsnorth
(Co-opted)
Y Y Y Y Y
Monica Raphael
(Co-opted)
N Y Y N Y

Irina Pehkonen (Co-opted)

Y Y N Y Y

Linda Warner (Co-opted)

Y Y N Y N
Leon Rodin
(LA)
Y Y Y Y N
Nikki Harrison (Co-Opted) Y Y Y Y Y

Tom Pexton (Staff)

    Y N Y
Rachel Sitch (Parent) Y Y Y N Y
Anna Theodosiou (Headteacher) Y Y Y Y Y
Anastasia Neocleous (Deputy Head) N Y Y N Y
Lorraine Shaw (SBM) Y Y N Y Y
Schantelle Henry (Parent) N Y N N Y
Joseph McCann (Co-opted) N Y N Y Y
Lefki Lloyd-Hughes N N N N N

 

Name and Role

Curriculum Committee  (13/01/2021)

Resources Committee  (26/01/21)

Full Governing Body  (24/03/21)

Curriculum  (28/04/21)

Resources (19/05/21)

Full Governing Body  (07/07/21)

Roger Kingsnorth
(Co-opted)
Y Y Y Y N Y
Monica Raphael
(Co-opted)
Y N Y Y Y Y

Irina Pehkonen (Co-opted)

N Y Y N N Y

Linda Warner (Co-opted)

N Y Y N Y Y
Leon Rodin
(LA)
Y N Y N N Y
Nikki Harrison (Co-Opted) Y Y Y N Y Y

Tom Pexton (Staff)

Y N Y Y Y N
Rachel Sitch (Parent) Y N Y Y N Y
Anna Theodosiou (Headteacher) Y Y Y Y Y Y
Anastasia Neocleous (Deputy Head) N N Y Y N Y
Lorraine Shaw (SBM) N Y Y N Y Y
Schantelle Henry (Parent) Y N Y N N Y
Joseph McCann (Co-opted) N N N N Y N
Lefki Lloyd-Hughes N N N N N N
Nnenna  Urum-Eke (Parent) N N Y N N N
Feryal Clark, MP       N N N
Ezgi Aslan

 

    N Y Y

Who are the school governors and what do we do?

The school’s governors are a group of volunteers including parents, staff and members of the local community. We meet once or twice a term and work closely with the Headteacher to support the school. We monitor the school’s performance and are also involved in setting targets to improve standards and for financial planning.

Within the governing body we have two committees which again meet each term and concentrate their discussions around a particular area of responsibility. These committees are Full Governing Body including Curriculum and Resources including, Finance, Premises/Health & Safety and Staffing.

Composition of the Governing Body

Bush Hill Park Primary School has a governing body of members with representatives from 4 categories.
The categories of governor are as follows:-

Parent – Parent governors are elected by members of the parent community. They must have legal parental responsibility for a child registered as a pupil at the school. If insufficient parents stand for election, the governing body can appoint parent governors.

Staff – Staff governors are elected by all staff, either teaching or support staff. The Headteacher is a member of the governing body by virtue of his/her office and counts as a member of the staff category.

Local Authority –This category of governors is appointed by the Local Authority.

Co-opted – Co-opted governors are appointed by the governing body through a skills audit. Governing bodies are encouraged to recruit representatives from local businesses and charitable organisations. This category can include parents and members of staff or elected members of the Local Authority. Appointments are made by nominations and voting by all governors at the full governing body meeting.

The Governing Body Committees

It is not practical for the full governing body to make decisions on every aspect of its business. There are, therefore, a number of committees which have specific areas of work delegated to them. These committees meet at intervals during the term and report back to the full governing body for ratification of their decisions.

Full Governing Body including Curriculum Committee

This committee ensures that all children have access to the national curriculum and that high academic standards are maintained. To do this we discuss the school’s curriculum policies, monitor the quality of teaching and study the annual attainment test results. We also check that pupils with additional needs are provided for and treated fairly. We discuss the school’s policies, including behaviour and attendance policies, equal opportunities policies relating to staff and pupils, anti-bullying and child safeguarding policies.

Resources Committee including Finance, Premises/Health and Safety and Staffing

This committee ensures that all the children have a suitable and safe school environment. To do this we check that the buildings are fit for purpose and well maintained. We carry out risk assessments where appropriate and address any health and safety concerns that arise. We oversee the financial management of the school and makes sure that it operates within budget and makes the most effective use of the funds it receives from the Local Authority. We help the Headteacher to set a three year plan of projected income and expenditure and also advise on policies relating to financial matters. In terms of staffing, we oversee the appointment of all staff in the school, their professional development and their well-being.

FGB Terms of Office and Responsibilities

Name

Category

Position

Committees

Link Roles

Start Date

End Date

Roger Kingsnorth

Co-opted

Chair

Curriculum

Resources

Community Engagement Curriculum

Safeguarding & Child Protection SEN & Inclusion

11.07.2018

10.07.2022

Monica Raphael

Co-opted

Vice-Chair

Chair of Curriculum

Curriculum

EYFS

Maths

Curriculum

30.01.19

29.01.2023

Irina Pehkonen

Co-opted

Chair of Resources

Resources

Science

GDPR

22.11.2017

21.11.2021

Linda Warner

Co-opted

 

Resources

Health & Safety

Arts

30.01.19

29.01.2023

Rachel Sitch

Co-opted

 

Curriculum

Branding

Literacy

Curriculum

10.12.2018

11.12.2022

Nikki Harrison

Co-opted

 

Curriculum

Resources

Training & Development

20.05.2019

21.05.2023

Schantelle Henry

Parent

 

Curriculum

Science

22.05.2019

21.05.2023

Joseph McCann

Co-opted

 

Resources

 

29.04.2020

28.04.2024

Nnenna Urum-Eke

Parent

 

Resources

Community engagement

13.10.2020

12.10.2024

Tom Pexton

Staff

 

Curriculum

 

14.09.2020

13.09.2024

Ezgi Aslan

Co-opted

 

Curriculum

Resources

Pupil Premium

24.03.2021

23.03.2025

Feryal Clark

Co-opted

 

Curriculum

 

24.03.2021

23.03.2025

Anna Theodosiou (Headteacher)

Headteacher

 

Curriculum

Resources

 

N/A

N/A

Lorraine Shaw
(SBM)

School Business Manager

 

Resources

 

N/A

N/A