The school has a supportive Governing Body which assists in the governance of the school. Governors bring a range of interests, knowledge and skills and have responsibility for overseeing the organisation, curriculum and budget of the school.
Message from the Chair of Governors
The governors are representatives of parents, carers, school staff and the local community and they support the school vision and aims. The Governing Body meets once a term and more frequently in smaller sub-committees and groups. We have the responsibility for supporting the Head teacher in the development of the strategic vision, the curriculum and the budget of the school. The day-to-day running of the school is entrusted to the Head teacher and staff. We feel privileged to be able to play an active role in the life of such a happy, friendly school where all children are encouraged to reach their full potential.
Chair of Governors
Governing Body role includes:
- providing strategic management
- acting as a critical friend to the school
- ensuring accountability
- promoting high standards of education and achievement
- planning the schools long term future
- setting the schools aims an values
- appointing senior members of staff including the Head Teacher
- budgetary allocation and control.
Governors have an attached class/year group and aim to visit the class at least once each term. Visits help to ensure that governors are able to meet the children and experience the school during the working day. This provides an invaluable opportunity to see learning in action and gain a better understanding of how the school functions on a day-to-day basis in order to support their role as Governor.
Governors can be contacted by writing a letter and sending it via the school.
Year 1 – S Tahir
Year 2 – C Sisodia
Year 3 – K Husain
Year 4 – J Collis
Year 5 – F Mansoor
Year 6 – S Colley
M. Buckby – Executive Headteacher
Chandra Sisodia – Chair of Governors
It’s a privilege to be a governor of Sg where both my children received their primary school education and where my wife is a staff member. I am a fully qualified accountant with extensive experience of working in large financial services organisations in various roles including controllership, financial planning & management and projects.
As governors our primary responsibility is to provide support as well as appropriate challenge to the head teacher in all aspects of running the school. Our aim is for every child attending spring grove to develop a positive attitude to school life and have the opportunity to achieve to their full potential.
In my free time, I have enjoyed many years of playing cricket for my school, local clubs, work teams and continue to follow sport at all levels. I also love watching football and going for long walks.
R. Heath – Chair of Finance
B. Blackledge – Vice Chair
G. Hopkins – Teacher Governor
B. Chohan – Head of School/Observer
S K Husain – Parent Governor
S Tahir – Parent Governor
Jon Collis – Staff Governor
I have responsibility for the safety, cleanliness and upkeep of the school site.
Before joining the Spring Grove team, I worked for a company installing electrical equipment into buildings such as The Houses of Parliament, 10 Downing Street and Portcullis House along with other government buildings.
I have 2 children at Spring Grove, a son in Year 6 and a daughter in Year 3.
I was honoured to be asked by the headteacher to become staff governor.
Farzana Mansoor – Community
Sue Colley – LA Governor
I qualified as a teacher in 1989 and have taught in primary schools in Islington, Ealing and Hounslow. I was headteacher of a local Hounslow school from 2003 to 2009 and since then have worked for the Education Improvement Partnership in Hounslow.
I feel privileged to be a governor of Spring Grove and I draw upon my experience in education to be a good critical friend to the headteacher and school staff. The termly Governing Body meeting is a powerful vehicle for understanding more about the aims of the school and the work that is being carried out in order to achieve them. At the end of each meeting we try to identify ways in which as Governors we have supported and challenged the school as critical friends. I enjoy this aspect of the role as I believe that governors should offer something of value to the work of the head teacher and staff in moving the school forward.
When I am not being a governor or working for the EIP, I enjoy spending time with my family and dog, and enjoying all that London has to offer!