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Kensington Primary School

Kensington Primary School

Local Advisory Board

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

What do we do?

The LAB 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 LAB 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 members of the LAB stand for re-election and serve more than one term.

Minutes of LAB meetings are available on request from the office.

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 16-17

Maggie Cameron-Ratchford

Board appointed member

 

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

5 of 6

 

 

Rashmi Makwana

Vice Chair 15/10/15-14/10/19 Parent Governor
5 of 6

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 

 

Jina Patel

  14/09/17-13/09/2021 Co-opted Governor
4 of 6
 

Lyn Cooke

  14/09/17-13/09/2021 Co-opted Governor
4 of 6
 
Nalini Sureskumar 21/02/2018-20/02/2022 Parent Governor  
 
Osman Gani 06/03/2018 - 05/03/2022 Co-opted Governor  
 
Irfan Lamba 19/03/18 - 18/03/2022 Co-opted Governor  
 

Paul Harris

TTLT Chief Executive 24/07/14  
3 of 6
 

Ben Levinson

Head Teacher 30/10/14 Co-opted Governor
6 of 6
 

Moji Omole

Deputy Head Teacher 30/10/14 Associate Governor
6 of 6
 
Faizaan Butt  

05/12/14-22/03/17

(Resigned)

Parent Governor 1 of 6
Sarah Hope  

27/04/16-08/01/18

(Resigned)

Parent Governor 3 of 6
 
Sarah Bartley Clerk to Governors 01/05/13  

Cllr Jose Alexander

  16/09/13-14/09/17 3 of 6
Srilekha Sethurajan   16/09/13-14/09/17 3 of 6
Sukhdev Marway   15/09/13-14/09/17 3of 6
Jacque Robertin   14/10/15-14/09/17 5 of 6

Committees

Please see below for our committees terms of reference for 17-18

Standards committee

Name

No. of meetings attended during 16-17
Cllr Jose Alexander 1 of 6
Faizaan Butt
1 of 6
Rashmi Makwana 3 of 6
Jina Patel
4 of 6
Sukhdev Marway 1 of 6
Lyn Cooke
4 of 6
Ben Levinson
6 of 6
Moji Omole
6 of 6
Maggie Cameron-Ratchford 4 of 6
Caroline Stone (Chair) - 15/09/13-13/10/16 (Resigned)
1 of 6
 
Resources committee

Name

No. of meetings attended during 16-17 
Cllr Jose Alexander
1 of 6
Srilekha Sethurajan
1 of 6
Sukhdev Marway
4 of 6
Shazidur Rahman (associate member - School Business Manager)
6 of 6
Ben Levinson
6 of 6
Rashmi Makwana
3 of 6
Jacque Robertin
6 of 6
Maggie Cameron-Ratchford
4 of 6
 

Disciplinary, exclusions and complaints committee

(three members will be selected from the following list)

Name

No. of meetings attended during 16-17
Maggie Cameron-Ratchford (Chair) 1
Cllr Jose Alexander  
Rashmi Makwana 1
Jacque Robertin  
Faizaan Butt  
Srilekha Sethurajan  
Sukhdev Marway  
Jina Patel  
Lyn Cooke

1

Sarah Hope  

 

Name Type Role Start date End date Pecuniary interest form Declared Business or financial interests
Mr Ben Levinson Head Teacher

Safeguarding Lead for TTLT

Newham Primary Heads representative Local Safeguarding Children's Board and NewDAy Partnership Board. Representative on Primary Partnership Board. Assessment Lead.

    Held

Currently I have no financial business related involvement to the school.

Mrs Jina Patel Co-opted Governor   04/10/2017 03/10/2021 Held Currently I have no financial business related involvement to the school.
Ms Lyn Cooke Co-opted Governor   01/09/2017 31/08/2021 Held Currently I have no financial business related involvement to the school.
Ms Margaret Cameron-Ratchford Co-opted Governor

Chair of Governors, Trustee of TTLT, Safeguarding Link Trustee for TTLT

18/07/2017 17/07/2021 Held Currently I have no financial business related involvement to the school.
Mrs Moji Omole Staff Governor   12/10/2016 11/10/2020 Held Currently I have no financial business related involvement to the school.
Mr Rashmi Makwana Parent Governor

Vice Chair, Safeguarding Link Governor

15/10/2015 14/10/2019 Held Currently I have no financial business related involvement to the school.
Mrs Sarah Hope Parent Governor   14/10/2015 08/01/2018 (Resigned) Held Currently I have no financial business related involvement to the school.

 

  • Tapscott Learning Trust
  • Ofsted Outstanding Logo
  • Music Mark
  • Sainsburys School Games 14/15
  • RE Quality Bronze
  • Bronze Star 2016
  • Eco-Schools Silver Award
  • TES School Award
  • Primary Geography Quality Mark
  • Primary Science Quality Mark
  • SSAT Educational Outcomes 2016
  • Autism Education Trust
  • Inclusive Quality Mark
  • Artsmark