Elsley Primary School

Tokyngton Avenue, Wembley, Middlesex, HA9 6HT

020 8902 8003




Elsley Primary School's Board of Governors is responsible for setting the strategic direction of the school, ensuring that it
complies with the law, and driving improvement in outcomes for the children by acting as a critical friend to the school.

Following an independent, external review of governance, the board was reconstituted in June 2015 to become a smaller,
more efficient group, operating under the most recent governance regulations, and re-focused on its strategic priorities.

2017-18, Full meetings of the board of governors will be on: 
2nd October 2017,
28th November 2017
13th March 2018
26th June 2018

The board of governors welcomes engagement from parents, staff, children and members of the community.
You can contact the Chair of Governors via the school office. 

September 2017 - There are currently some governor vacancies. Please contact the Chair of Governors, if you have skills to offer and are interested in volunteering.

Please click on this link to find out more about a Co-opted Governor position that is currently available.

No governors currently have governing body roles in other schools (September 2017)

Name Category Appointed by: Term of Office Responsibilities Register of Interests
Raphael Moss Headteacher GB  ex-officio  

Staff member

Davina Ajana Parent    Parent election Dec 2018 EYFS, Website, Communication 
Sue Knowler  Co-opted GB co-opted   June 2021 Pupil Premium   
Kandeeban Gopalakrishnan Co-opted GB co-opted October 2019

Chair of GB,
Committee Chair of Finance, Premises, Resources.

Works for Deloitte 
(previous Brent auditors)
Iteen Palmer  Staff Staff election Mar 2020    Staff member 
Raho Isse Farah Parent Parent election

May 2019

Single Central Record   
Elizabeth Okpe Local Authority appointed Brent LA December 2020
Nazia Tarmohamed


GB co-opted  December 2020
vacancy (Sept 2017)
vacancy (Sept 2017)
vacancy (Sept 2017)
vacancy (Sept 2017)
Shabiha Sayed adviser GB invited n/a non-voting Staff member
Kaniz Mulji adviser GB invited n/a non-voting Staff member


Teaching & Learning committee
Sue Knowler, Davina Ajana, Nazia Tarmohamed, Elizabeth Okpeh, Raho Isse Farah, Iteen Palmer, Headteacher (Raphael Moss)
and invitees: Deputy Headteachers (Kaniz Mulji and Shabiha Sayed).

Finance, Premises & Resources Committee
Kandeeban Gopalakrishnan (Chair),
Sue Knowler, Headteacher (Raphael Moss), and vacancies 
Invited: Geraldine Sullivan – School Bursar

Performance Management and Pay Committee (2016)

Ross Beaton (2016), Anna Townsend (2016), Sue Knowler, Kandeeban Gopalakrishnan