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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 Issues 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

Ex-Officio

LA Governor

 

Sakhdeep

Sohi

08/03/2020

09/03/2024

Parent Governor

 

Joshua

May

08/01/2019

07/01/2023

Parent Governor

 

Bhiru

Shelat

08/01/2019

07/01/2023

Co-opted Governor

 

Steven

Baxter

09/07/2018

08/07/2022

Co-opted Governor

 

    

Co-opted Governor

 

Clare

Edwards

08/07/2021

07/07/2025

Co-opted Governor

Chair

Eddie

Lavery

13/09/2021

12/09/2025

Co-opted Governor

Vice Chair

John

Garner

12/11/2021

11/11/2025

Co-opted Governor

 

Heather

Rhodes

10/12/2020

09/12/2024

Co-opted Governor

 

Vacancy

 

 

 

Staff Governor

 

Vacancy

 

 

 

Associate Member

 

 

 

 

 

Interim Clerk to Governors

Clerk

Tamsin

Connick

01/09/2021

 

 

 

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.

Governing Body - Governance Statement

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
  • Personnel
  • Premises and other assets

 

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

Children, Families & Learning Committee

Heather Rhodes - Chair

Claire Edwards

Sakhdeep Sohi 

Steven Baxter

Mike Smith

 

Resources Committee
Steven Baxter - Chair

Joshua May - Vice Chair 

Mike Smith

Bhiru Shelat

John Garner (non-voting)

 

 

 

Governing Body Register of Interests 2020/21

 

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
  • Parent at the school

Emilia Ciesla

Co-opted Governor

  • Employed at the Natural History Museum

Mike Smith

Headteacher

  • Employed at Warrender School

Heather Rhodes

Parent Governor

  • Employed at Harrow School
  • Member of London DOS Association

Joshua May

Parent Governor

  • Employed at Lease Accelerator

Bhiru Shelat

Parent Governor

  • Works with charity in Harrow: Sansaar Ltd.

 

Sakhdeep Sohi

LA Governor

  • Nothing to declare

Claire Edwards

Co-opted Governor

  • Employed by West London Trust CAMHS and manages the mental health support team LBH Hounslow

 Alana Stewart

Parent Governor

  • Volunteers for the NSPCC Schools Service

David George

Co-opted Governor

  • Family member works for Schools HR

Matthew Kelly

Parent Governor

  • Employed at The Guinness Partnership
  • Spouse works for Eden Academy
  • Knows a member of staff socially

 

 

 

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 Eddie Lavery (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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