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Kensington Primary School

Kensington Primary School

Governors

Kensington Primary School has an active governing body. We act as “a critical friend” to the school, providing strategic governance to ensure that all children receive the best possible education. The governing body meets as a whole group each term and delegates its business to a range of committees, where appropriate.

Please click here to read our code of conduct

What do we do?

The governing body has an important part to play in raising school standards through its three key roles:

  • Setting strategic direction
  • Ensuring accountability
  • Monitoring and evaluating school performance

We have responsibility together with the leadership team for agreeing the policies for the general running of the school. Our role is crucial:

  • We fulfil statutory duties to ensure that the school is a safe, healthy and an inclusive environment
  • We provide support and challenge to the leadership team of the school on all issues that affect the learning and welfare of our pupils

The governing body is drawn from the staff of the school, the Local Education Authority, parents and the wider community that our school serves. The usual term of office is four years but many governors stand for re-election and serve more than one term.

Who are we? 

Name

Please click on the name for the register/pecuniary interests form

Position

Date of appointment / resignation / term of office

Appointed by (Body)
No. of meetings attended during 15-16

Maggie Cameron-Ratchford

Chair of Governors

 

09/12/15-08/12/19 Co-opted Governor

4 of 5

 

 

Cllr Jose Alexander

  16/09/13-15/09/17 LA Governor
2 of 5

 

I am a Newham Councillor and Local Authority Governor for Kensington Primary School. My vision is to support the children and be an active governor who can contribute to the school to achieve the best results.
Srilekha Sethurajan   16/09/13-15/09/17 Parent Governor
5 of 5
 

Rashmi Makwana

Vice Chair 15/10/15-14/10/19 Parent Governor
4 of 5

I am currently retired with 28 years experience working in the public sector working with the Metropolitan Police Service. I was part of the Senior Management team within the IT department. During my time at the MPS I have acquired a vast range of skills including IT, Management, Human Resources and Finance. I am able to deal with people of all levels and backgrounds. Whilst working I have also completed several further education courses which include a diploma in IT and Management and higher level certificates in HR.

I also do voluntary work for a local charity and I am currently the assistant secretary having previously worked as the chair and treasurer. I have good interpersonal skills and able to deal with sensitive issues.

Over the last 12 months I have worked as a parent governor being actively involved during term time and at meetings. I believe I have the requisite skills for this role 

Sarah Hope

  27/04/16-26/04/20 Parent Governor
1 of 5
 

Sukhdev Marway

  15/09/13-14/09/17 Co-opted Governor
3 of 5
 

Jina Patel

  15/09/13-14/09/17 Co-opted Governor
3 of 5
 

Lyn Cooke

  15/09/13-14/09/17 Co-opted Governor
5 of 5
 

Jacque Robertin

  14/10/15-13/10/19 Co-opted Governor
3 of 5

I am currently 30 years old and have lived in East London my whole life (the last 11 years in Newham). I have a deep routed interest in this area but in particular the schooling system, as I believe we can and do, compete with the best schools of any borough.

I am a Commercial Manager working for the John Lewis Partnership and have spent most of my career working in Finance and Management Accounting. I became a CIMA qualified Accountant in 2012 and believe my finance knowledge could be of great use to the Tapscott Learning Trust.

I am currently a co-opted Governor at Kensington Primary School and as such am building a strong knowledge of the schooling system, ways of working and many policies which give me the ability to be a critical friend. A Governor that can applaud the positive work as well question the anomalies.

Paul Harris

Executive Head Teacher 24/07/14  
5 of 5
 

Ben Levinson

Head Teacher 30/10/14 Co-opted Governor
4 of 5
 

Moji Omole

Deputy Head Teacher 30/10/14 Associate Governor
3 of 5
 
Faizaan Butt  

05/12/14-22/03/17

(Resigned)

Parent Governor 2of 5
 
Caroline Stone  

15/09/13-13/10/16

(Resigned)

Co-opted Governor
5 of 5
 
Elaine Brewood  

16/09/13-31/08/16

(Resigned)

Staff Governor
5 of 5
 
Andrew Smith   15/10/14-20/10/15 (Resigned) Co-opted Governor
1 of 5
 
Shabnam Khan  

16/09/13-26/01/16

(Resigned)

Parent Governor
2 of 5
 
Sarah Bartley Clerk to Governors 01/05/13  
 
       
       

Committees

Please click here to read our committees terms of reference for 15-16

Standards committee

Name

No. of meetings attended during 15-16
Faizaan Butt
0 of 4
Jina Patel
2 of 4
Lyn Cooke
1 of 4
Ben Levinson
4 of 4
Moji Omole
4 of 4
Elaine Brewood - 16/09/13-31/08/16
4 of 4
Caroline Stone (Chair) - 15/09/13-13/10/16 (Resigned)
4 of 4
Shabnam Khan - 16/09/13-26/01/16 (Resigned)
1 of 4
 
Resources committee

Name

No. of meetings attended during 15-16
Cllr Jose Alexander
0 of 4
Srilekha Sethurajan
1 of 4
Sukhdev Marway
2 of 4
Paul Harris
3 of 4
Shazidur Rahman (associate member - School Business Manager)
4 of 4
Ben Levinson
4 of 4
Rashmi Makwana (joined 15/10/15)
3 of 4
Jacque Robertin (joined 14/10/15)
2 of 4
Maggie Cameron-Ratchford (joined 09/12/15)
3 of 4
Andrew Smith (resigned 20/10/15)
1 of 4
 

Disciplinary, exclusions and complaints committee

(three members will be selected from the following list)

Name

No. of meetings attended during 15-16
Rashad Qureshi (Chair) - Resigned 31/08/15  
Maggie Cameron-Ratchford (Chair)  
Cllr Jose Alexander  
Jacque Robertin  
Faizaan Butt  
Srilekha Sethurajan  
Sukhdev Marway  
Jina Patel  
Lyn Cooke

 

Sarah Hope  
  • Ofsted Outstanding Logo
  • Music Mark
  • Sainsburys School Games 14/15
  • RE Quality Bronze
  • Bronze Star 2016
  • Eco-Schools Bronze Award
  • Eco-Schools Silver Award
  • SSAT Educational Outcomes 2016