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.

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. 

October 2020 - There is currently a governor vacancy. Please click on this link to download an application form 
and submit it to vacancies@elsley.brent.sch.uk or email FAO the Chair of Governors, to find out more.

No governors currently have governing body roles in other schools (October 2020)

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

Staff member

Davina Ajana Parent    Parent election March 2023 EYFS, Literacy,
Website, Communication 
Sue Knowler  Co-opted GB co-opted   June 2021 Pupil Premium, Assessment   
Kandeeban Gopalakrishnan Co-opted GB co-opted October 2019


Works for Deloitte 
(previous Brent auditors)
Geraldine Bourke  Staff Staff election Mar 2022   Staff member 
Raho Isse Farah Parent Parent election

June 2020

Single Central Record   
Cassie Lloyd Perrin


GB co-opted  October 2021
Neil Paul Co-opted GB co-opted  October 2021 Chair of GB, Committee Chair of Finance, Resources. Behaviour
Patrice Blackstock Co-opted GB co-opted  March 2023
Cleo de Jong Co-opted GB co-opted  Mar 2022
vacancy (October 2020) vacancy - -
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 (Chair), Davina Ajana, 
Raho Isse Farah,
Cleo de Jong, Headteacher (Raphael Moss)
and invitees: Deputy Headteachers (Kaniz Mulji and Shabiha Sayed).

Finance & Resources Committee
Neil Paul (Chair), Kandeeban Gopalakrishnan 
Sue Knowler, Cassie Lloyd PerrinHeadteacher (Raphael Moss), 
Invited: Geraldine Sullivan – School Bursar

Performance Management and Pay Committee

Sue Knowler, Kandeeban Gopalakrishnan, Neil Paul