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Who are your Governors and what do they do? 
The Local Governing Body (LGB) at Staples Road Primary School comprises of parents, staff and members of the community. We have volunteered to support the whole School Community through monitoring and evaluating the strategic direction of the School and the provision for our children and in being a 'critical friend' to all staff.  See the document 'What does a Governing Body do?' below for more details.
You can contact the LGB via the School Office, at Governors@staplesroad.essex.sch.uk or find us in the playground. We look forward to meeting you at either the Macmillan coffee morning in September, Parents evenings in the Autumn and Spring terms or at the Open Evening in July.  The annual survey will be held in June and we appreciate your feedback.

Your Governors are:

Marwan Mikdadi - Trust Governor & Chair of LGB
Keely Burnage - Trust Governor & Vice Chair of LGB
Ishani Chandrasekara - Parent Governor

Jennie Clarke - Parent Governor
Melissa Tanner - Parent Governor
Erica Alter - Trust Governor

Catherine Byers - Trust Governor

Lynne Hague - Trust Governor
Andrew Marshall - Trust Governor
Staff Governors: Jane Harvey, and Claire Richards
Associate Member: Claire Dempsey (no voting rights)
Clerk to the Governors is Carol Barritt who is also our School Bursar
You can contact the Clerk at clerk@staplesroad.essex.sch.uk 

Marwan has worked in schools since 1997, starting out as an economics teacher in Guildford, before moving to London. In 2010 he moved to Bancroft’s School to become Deputy Head before moving in 2017 to become Executive Principal of Astrum Education, setting up Kensington Park School. He has recently moved to be Director of Education at Acumen Education. He continues to live in Loughton.

 

Keely - I have been a governor at Staples Road Primary School for 6 years, initially elected as a Parent Governor when my son was attending the school, but now as a Trust Governor as my son will be starting secondary school in September 2019.

I have spent my career working in the music/entertainment industry where I had a wide and varied range of responsibilities and I have used my skills to support the Governing Body. I am a regular visitor to the school and have enjoyed getting to know the staff and children over the years and gaining an understanding of how the school operates on a day to day basis.

 

Ishani - to follow

 

Jennie - In my role as parent governor I feel I can positively contribute to the school’s continued improvement. I will work with the parents, teachers, leadership team and other governors to help achieve and meet the objectives set, which will provide our children with the best platform to be successful both academically and pastorally. I have 2 children who attend the school and I’m passionate about their education and the environment within which they are nurtured and encouraged to strive.  I have many years of experience within the Media business, working for media owners where I have held many senior project management positions and will look to apply my professional skillset to my role as parent governor.

 

Melissa  have lived in Loughton for 7 years and have two children who attend Staples Road Primary School. I am enthusiastic in my role as a parent governor; I will work closely with the school and the parents to ensure that Staples Road can continue to deliver highly effective teaching and learning to our children, to seek out areas of improvement and to act as a platform for feedback from the wider parental community.

I am accustomed to working in a fast-paced environment and I have been working in the banking and IT sector for over 15 years. As Global Head of Portfolio Management I am responsible for change initiatives within large-scale IT environments. I have a number of transferable skills which can benefit the school in my role as parent governor, and I look forward to supporting the school in achieving its objectives and vision.

 

Erica - I have been a governor, first of the infants and then of the amalgamated primary, since 2009. I have lived in Loughton for 31 years and have worked voluntarily in the community for around fifteen. My children are grown up so I feel I bring something different to the Governing Body from Parent Governors or indeed younger governors. I find my work as a governor both important, rewarding and fun. For me an all round education and broad curriculum is tantamount to the welfare of children. I have a special interest in Forest Schools and help with this on a regular basis throughout the year. I can often be found in kagoul and wellies around 3.15 pm with muddy, but hopefully happy children.

 

Catherine has been a Trust Governor at Staples Road School since Autumn 2017. She leads on the English SDP Priority alongside two other governors.  Catherine brings experience of public sector governance, finance and national-level policy making from her role as a senior civil servant at the Department of Health and Social Care.  She has three children, and her eldest child Grace is in Badger class at SRS.

 

Lynne - I lived in Loughton, close to Staples Road, and my two children attended the Infants’ school some time ago.  I currently work at Bancroft’s School and am involved with outreach, partnerships and alumni, and was previously PA to the Head.  I oversee a Saturday school project for primary school children and I help run a local group of the national charity, PHAB, which encourages children, young people and adults with and without disabilities to socialise together.  I believe every child should find school a secure and caring environment where they can be happy, stimulated and encouraged to flourish, both educationally and socially.  I hope that as a Governor I will be able to support SRS to achieve its aims and ethos.

 

Andy - I now live in Epping, previously in Loughton. My interest dates from my daughter's time at the school when I became a parent governor. I have been involved in education for forty years and was a secondary headteacher for 

11 years. I was also an Ofsted inspector. I currently work as an education consultant in London schools. 

 

Claire - I have worked at Staples Road School for the past 7 years. I initially joined the staff as a Learning Support Assistant before taking on the role of Higher Learning Teaching Assistant (HLTA). I live in Loughton and both of my children attended here. I feel extremely proud to work at Staples Road and privileged to engage with all year groups.  As a staff governor I have a good understanding of the curriculum and activities within the school.

 

 

Name of Governor or Associate Member

Category of governor & term of office

Appointing body eg

Epping Forest Schools Partnership Trust (EFSPT), Parents

 

 

Membership of

committees

Positions of responsibility

Relevant business interests that could present a conflict of interest

Including whether a governor at another school

 

Personal relationship (if any) with members of school staff e.g. spouse, partner, relative

Attendance at meetings in last 12 months

(Sept 2018 –Aug 2019)

Erica Alter

 

 

 

Trust

4 year term

18/09/2022

 

EFSPT

  • LGB
  • Staff Disciplinary/ Dismissal

 

None

None

None

75%

Carol Barritt

 

 

 

Clerk

EFSPT

  • Clerk to all meetings

Clerk &

Bursar

None

None

100%

Keely Burnage

 

 

 

Trust

4 years

24/10/2021

 

EFSPT

  • LGB
  • Pupil Exclusions
  • Staff Dismissal appeals

 

Vice Chair of LGB

Parent of year 6 child (2018-19)

None

100%

Catherine Byers

Trust

4 years

18/09/2022

 

EFSPT

  • LGB
  • Staff Dismissal appeals
  • Staff Pay appeals

 

None

Parent of year 1 child (2018-19)

None

75%

Ishani Chandrasekara

Parent

4 years

12/03/2023

 

Parents

  • LGB
  • Staff Dismissal
  • Pupil Discipline

None

Parent of year 1 child (2018-19)

None

100%

Jennie Clarke

 

Parent

4 years

12/03/2023

 

 

Parents

  • LGB
  • Staff Dismissal appeal
  • Staff Pay

None

Parent of year 2 & year 4 children

(2018-19)

None

100%

Claire Dempsey

 

Trust

4 years

18/09/2022

 

EFSPT

  • LGB

Associate member

None

None

100%

Jonathan Gould

End of term of office 26/11/18

 

 

 

Parent

4 years 26/11/2018

 

Parents

  • LGB
  • Staff Pay
  • Staff Dismissal appeals

None

Parent of year 1 & year 4 children

(2018-19)

None

100%

Jane Harvey

 

 

Head

 

Ex-Officio

  • LGB
  • Pupil discipline
  • Staff pay

 

Head

 

None

None

100%

Amanda Marshall

Resigned 26/06/19

 

 

 

Parent

4 years

15/09/2021

Parents

  • LGB
  • Staff Pay appeals

None

  • Teacher at secondary school
  • Parent of year 2 & year 5 children (2018-19)

None

50%

Andrew Marshall

 

 

 

Trust

4 years 18/09/2022

EFSPT

  • LB
  • Staff Pay appeals

None

None

None

50%

Marwan Mikdadi

Trust

4 years

18/09/2022

 

EFSPT

  • LGB
  • Pupil Exclusions
  • Staff Pay

None

Exec Principal

Chelsea Independent College

& Kensington Park School

 

None

100%

Adam Morrish

End of term of office 26/11/18

 

 

Parent

4 years 26/11/2018

Parents

  • LGB
  • Pupil Exclusions
  • Staff Disciplinary/ Dismissal

 

None

Parent of year 2 & year 4 children

None

0%

David Prosser

Resigned 31/08/19

 

 

 

 

Trust

4 years 18/09/2022

EFSPT

  • LGB
  • Staff Discipline/

Dismissal

  • Staff Pay

 

Chair of LGB

None

None

100%

Claire Richards

Trust

4 years

23/03/2020

 

EFSPT

  • LGB

HLTA

None

None

75%

 

 

Our value for the month of October is harmony.
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