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.
At the October 2015 full Governing Body meeting, 3 new committees were formed:
1) Teaching and Learning committee
2) Finance, Premises and Resources committee
3) Pastoral Care and Community committee
The next full GB meeting is on 13th March 2017
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.
There are currently no governor vacancies.
No governors currently have governing body roles in other schools (December 2016)
|Name||Category||Appointed by:||Term of Office||Responsibilities||Register of Interests|
|Ross Beaton||Co-opted||GB co-opted||Nov 2017||GB Chair, Safeguarding, maths|
|Anna Townsend||Co-opted||GB co-opted||Aug 2018||GB Vice-Chair,
Committee Chair of T&L, SEND, Literacy
|Sue Knowler||Co-opted||GB co-opted||June 2017||Pupil Premium|
|Davina Ajana||Parent||Parent election||Dec 2018||EYFS, Website, Communication|
|Iteen Palmer||Staff||Staff election||Mar 2020||Staff member|
|Raj Patel||Co-opted||GB co-opted||October 2019||
Committee Chair of
|Works for Deloitte
|Kandeeban Gopalakrishnan||Co-opted||GB co-opted||October 2019||Committee Chair
of Finance, Premises, Resources. Budget
|Works for Deloitte
|Joycy Fernandes||Parent||Parent election||December 2019||Health & Safety|
|Raho Isse Farah||Parent||Parent election||
|Single Central Record|
|Elizabeth Okpe||Local Authority appointed||Brent LA||December 2020|
|GB co-opted||December 2020|
|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
Anna Townsend (Chair),
Ross Beaton, Sue Knowler, Davina Ajana, Headteacher (Raphael Moss)
and invitees: Deputy Headteachers (Kaniz Mulji and Shabiha Sayed).
Finance, Premises & Resources Committee
Kandeeban Gopalakrishnan (Chair),
Raj Patel, Sue Knowler, Joycy Fernandes, Headteacher (Raphael Moss)
Invited: Geraldine Sullivan – School Bursar
Pastoral Care & Community Committee
Raj Patel (Chair),
Iteen Palmer, Davina Ajana, Joycy Fernandes, Raho Isse Farah, Headteacher (Raphael Moss)
Performance Management and Pay Committee
Ross Beaton, Anna Townsend, Sue Knowler