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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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|
|Davina Ajana||Parent||Parent election||March 2023||EYFS, Literacy,
|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||
|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 Perrin, Headteacher (Raphael Moss),
Invited: Geraldine Sullivan – School Bursar
Performance Management and Pay Committee
Sue Knowler, Kandeeban Gopalakrishnan, Neil Paul