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Meet the Governors

Welcome to our Governors’ Section


Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.

We have also provided a Register of Governor Interests and an Annual Statement of Governance for your information.

School Governance


A warm welcome to Warrender from the Governing Body. The current members are as follows:
 

Headteacher

 

Michael

Smith

Ex-Officio

 

LA Governor

 

Sakhdeep

Sohi

08/03/2020

09/03/2024

Parent Governor

 

Lyndsey 

Dudley

03/01/2023

02/01/2027

Parent Governor

 

TBC   

Co-opted Governor

 Vice Chair

Steven

Baxter

09/07/202209/07/2026

Co-opted Governor

 

HelenDancer03/10/202202/10/2026

Co-opted Governor

 

Michelle

Davis03/10/202202/10/2026

Co-opted Governor

 

Claire

Edwards22/05/202121/05/2025

Co-opted Governor

 

Tim

Markham03/10/202202/10/2026

Co-opted Governor

 Chair

Wendy

Maynard

03/10/202202/10/2026

Co-opted Governor

 

Lucy

Newton03/10/202202/10/2026

Staff Governor

 

Charlotte

Cook29/11/202228/11/2026

Associate Member

 

Heather

Rhodes

10/12/2020

09/12/2024

Clerk to Governors

 

Nicola

O'Flanagan 

 

 

A full list of the current Governing Body is displayed on the noticeboard inside the main entrance of the school, along with latest published minutes of the Full Governing Body meeting.

 

About the Governing Body

 

The Education Reform Act 1988 considerably increased the responsibilities of Governing Bodies in all state controlled schools. School governors are responsible for overseeing virtually all aspects of school life, which are in turn delegated to the Head Teacher. He is responsible for the day to day running and organisation of the school.

The term of office is four years from the point of election, but occasionally a parent, co-opted or teacher governor may no longer be able to continue serving, or may become ineligible. In this case, an interim election will be held. All parents are kept informed of such developments.

The main forum of discussion is the meeting of the full Governing Body, held twice termly. Most business, however, is carried out in two sub-committees that address the following areas:

Children, Families & Learning

  • Curriculum incl. School Development Plan and Additional Educational Needs
  • Parents, Families and Communication
  • Community and Partnerships

 

Resources

  • Finance
  • Health and Safety
  • HR
  • Premises and other assets

 

Members of the Governing Body serve on one of these sub-committees, the Head Teacher and the Chair of Governors on both. All Governors are assigned with specific aspects of the School to monitor.

Children, Families & Learning Committee

Sakhdeep Sohi - Chair

Helen Brown (Deputy Head)

Helen Dancer

Michelle Davis

Claire Edwards

Wendy Maynard

Lucy Newton

Heather Rhodes

 

Resources Committee

Tim Markham - Chair

Steven Baxter

Helen Dancer

Wendy Maynard

Karen Smith (Finance Manager)

Mike Smith (Head)

 

 

Governing Body Register of Interests 2022/23

 

 

Full Name

 

Category of Governor

 

Declarations of Members’ Interests: Business, Educational and Personal

Steven Baxter

Co-opted Governor

  • Partner at Hymans Robertson LLP (HR LLP provide advice to LB Hillingdon on its pension scheme) and parent at the school

Charlotte Cook

Helen Dancer

Staff Governor

Co-opted Governor

  • Employed at Warrender Primary School
  • Partner at The Art Gallery, Ruislip Manor and employed at The Maple Grove Primary School

Michelle Davis

Co-opted Governor

  • Employed at London Borough of Hillingdon

Claire Edwards

Co-opted Governor

  • Employed by West London NHS Trust (in partnership with LB Hounslow schools)

Tim Markham

Co-opted Governor

  • Hon Treasurer for RNOFA

Wendy Maynard

Co-opted Governor

  • Employed at Intercontinental Hotels plc

Lucy Newton

Co-opted Governor

  • Employed at Cippenham Baptist Church

Heather Rhodes

Associate Governor

  • Employed at Harrow School and Member of London DOS Association

Lyndsey Dudley

Parent Governor

  • Employed at Pinner High School

Mike Smith

Headteacher

  • Employed at Warrender Primary School

Heather Rhodes

Associate  Governor

  • Employed at Harrow School
  • Member of London DOS Association

Sakhdeep Sohi

LA Governor

  • Nothing to declare

 

 

Let us have your feedback
The Governors at Warrender always welcome feedback from parents and carers about the school. If there are things that the school is doing well or if you feel there are aspects of school life that could be improved, please let us know so we can continue to improve our school. If you wish to feedback direct to the governing body about an aspect of the school or would like to attend any of the Full Governing Body meetings, please contact Wendy Maynard (Chair) via the School Office. Alternatively, you may submit general feedback about Warrender to Ofsted via their Parent View portal.

 

As Governors we will work with staff, parents and children to help create a safe and happy environment in which all children can aspire to achieve their potential.  We will provide positive challenge and support to the Leadership Team, ensuring that education is good and moving towards outstanding.  We will work to support every child and family whilst ensuring good links with the wider community.

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