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 directly at COG@elsley.brent.sch.uk
No governors currently have governing body roles in other schools or educational institutions (January 2023)
|Name||Category||Appointed by:||Term of Office||Responsibilities||Register of Interests|
|Davina Ajana||Parent||Parent election||March 2023||Literacy, Eco
EYFS, Website Compliance & Communications
|Sue Knowler||Co-opted||GB co-opted||June 2025||Vice Chair of GB,
Committee Chair of Teaching & Learning
|Kandeeban Gopalakrishnan||Co-opted||GB co-opted||October 2023||
Chair of Finance & Resource Health & Safety
|Geraldine Bourke||Staff||Staff election||March 2026||Staff member|
|Joana Gjeta||Parent||Parent election||
|Cassie Lloyd Perrin||
|GB co-opted||October 2025||Chair of GB, Inclusion, Safeguarding||none declared|
|Keisha Bellingy||Co-opted||GB co-opted||November 2024||none declared|
|Cleo de Jong||Co-opted||GB co-opted||March 2026||Maths||none declared|
|Co-opted||GB co-opted||November 2026||none declared|
|Saqib Butt||Local Authority||Local Authority||March 2026||none declared|
|Kaniz Mulji||adviser (Deputy Head)||GB invited||n/a||non-voting||Staff member|
|Claris Boamah||adviser (Deputy Head)||GB invited||n/a||non-voting||Staff member|
|Geraldine Sullivan||adviser (Bursar)||GB invited (finance)||n/a||non-voting||
|Neil Paul||Co-opted||GB co-opted||Stepped down
22nd November 2022
Teaching & Learning committee
Sue Knowler (Chair), Tamar Phillips (Clerk), Davina Ajana, Cleo de Jong, Keisha Bellingy, Cassie Lloyd Perrin, Joana Gjeta, Raphael Moss (Headteacher) and invitees: Kaniz Mulji and Claris Boamah (Deputy Heads).
Finance & Resources Committee
Kandeeban Gopalakrishnan (Chair), Tamar Phillips (Clerk), Sue Knowler, Cassie Lloyd Perrin, Geraldine Bourke, Joana Gjeta, Raphael Moss (Headteacher) and invitees: Geraldine Sullivan (School Bursar), Kaniz Mulji and Claris Boamah (Deputy Heads).
Performance Review and Pay Committee
Tamar Phillips (Clerk), Sue Knowler, Kandeeban Gopalakrishnan, Cassie Lloyd Perrin, Raphael Moss (Headteacher)