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Goffs Oak Primary and Nursery School

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Governor Information

OWEN WHITE

Category:  Co-opted Governor
Role(s):
Chair of Full Governing Body
​Chair of Standards & Curriculum Committee

Appointed by the Governing Body in September 2013 

Bio:
I have been a School Governor for over six years.  I previously served on the Governing Body for Northaw C of E Primary before joining this school's Governors in 2013. I gladly became Chair in April 2016 and am proud to work with such a committed group of staff and volunteers.  Initially, I became a Governor to give something back to the community and more recently I am driven to help to ensure that our children and the staff at Goffs Oak strive towards our mission to provide all children with the opportunity to achieve their potential academically, socially and physically in a caring and well-ordered environment where each child can thrive and develop a sense of responsibility and worth.

Relevant business interests
None
Relevant financial interests
None
Governance roles in other schools
​Vice Chair of Local Academy Board at Goffs Academy

 

MARTIN SKILLETT

Category:  Co-opted Governor
Role(s):
Vice-chair of Full Governing Body
Link governor for SEN & Safeguarding

Appointed by the Governing Body in September 2011

Bio:
I have a long standing association with Goffs Oak, having served on the governing body since my oldest son, now in Year 11 at Goffs Academy, was in Year 1. I work as Head of School at Childs Hill Primary in North West London, and look to provide our school with the support of my professional experience in order to see it continue to develop and flourish. It makes absolute sense to me to look to give my time and support to a wonderful school that has given, and continues to give so much to my own children. My youngest son is currently in Year 6, my middle son is currently in Year 9 at Goffs Academy and my wife remains an active member of the Friends Association.

Relevant business interests
None
Relevant financial interests
None
Governance roles in other schools
Through my role at work, I serve on the governing body of my school

 

KAMAL PATEL

Category:  Co-opted Governor
Role(s):
Chair of Finance & Premises Committee

Appointed by the Governing Body in September 2019

Bio:
I am a qualified accountant and am married with two children, one of whom currently attends Goffs Oak Primary school. I was initially interested in becoming a governor so that I could ensure that the school my children went to was a safe and friendly environment focused on providing the highest standard of education to my children. I strongly support the school’s values and its aims to improve educational standards and achievement for pupils in its care so that they have the best start in life.

Relevant business interests
None
Relevant financial interests
None 
Governance roles in other schools
None

 

GIOVANNI IAMARINO

Category:  Co-opted Governor
Role(s):
Standards & Curriculum Committee
Lead DPO

Appointed by the Governing Body in September 2019

Bio:
I have been a Parent Governor since November 2016 and became a co-opted governor in 2020. I am a Father of two boys; one in Year 1 and another in Year 4. I have always had an interest in wanting to put something back into the community and I am excited to work with the team at Goffs Oak Primary School. I passionately believe that all children should have the opportunity to enjoy and thrive in an environment that will enable them to achieve their full potential. As a Parent Governor, I hope to support the School in providing our children with the very best all round educational experience.

Relevant business interests
None
Relevant financial interests
None
Governance roles in other schools
None

 

SARAH GOLDSMITH

Category:  Co-opted Governor
Role(s):
Finance & Premises Committee
​Link governor for Pupil Premium

Appointed by the Governing Body in September 2017

Bio:
I am the Headteacher at Downfield Primary School.  I am passionate about creating an inclusive educational experience for every child, to ensure that they are prepared for all learning experiences as they develop in today's society. I am keen to work with the Governing Body to ensure that the children of Goffs Oak Primary School achieve, to the best of their ability, throughout their education.

Relevant business interests
Education - Headteacher (Downfield School)
Trustee of CHEXS.
Relevant financial interests
None
Governance roles in other schools
Headteacher of Downfield Primary School.

 

JEREMY PEARCE

Category:  LEA Governor
Role(s):
Finance & Premises Committee
Standards & Curriculum Committee

Appointed by the Local Authority 2009

Bio:
My children attended the school and when I retired I volunteered to be a governor at Goffs Oak....and am still here!
I am interested in education - not on its positive effect on individuals, but also for the theory (such as how do children learn and their changes in ability).  I believe that education is continual and never stops.  The challenge of the school is to ensure each child embraces the need to learn.

Relevant business interests
None
Relevant financial interests
None
Governance roles in other schools
None

 

MARIA MINAS

Category:  Parent Governor
Role(s): Link governor for EYFS/Key Stage One, Standards & Curriculum Committee

Appointed by the Parent community in October 2020

Bio:
I was appointed as a Parent Governor in October 2020 and I have a son that is currently in Year 2.   I previously served as a Staff Governor for a large primary school in Enfield and am now very excited about working with the wonderful team at Goffs Oak Primary.  
For the past four years I have been working as an Assistant Principal and Early Years lead at a primary school in Harlow. I have a particular interest in Early Years Education, and I truly believe that all children can achieve personal success and make great progress when provided with an enabling environment and high standards of teaching.  I feel very grateful to be given the opportunity to share my professional knowledge as well as offer my contribution as a parent to this Governing Body.  
As a Parent Governor, I hope to play a role in the continued success of the school, ensuring the best possible outcomes for all pupils.  

Relevant business interests
None
Relevant financial interests
None
Governance roles in other schools
None

 

JOANNE HOLLAND

Category:  Parent Governor
Role(s):Finance & Premises Committee

Appointed by the Parent community in October 2020

Bio:
​I was appointed a parent governor in October 2020. I have twin girls who are in Year 2 and I work full time for an accountancy firm in the City.
I wanted to join the governing body to learn more about how the school is run and make a positive contribution given the important role that the school will have over the next 5 years in my girls development. I believe as parents we should support the school but where necessary we should question and challenge the decisions being made. 
I look forward to working with the rest of the governors to assist the school to provide a secure and stimulating environment in which all pupils can develop themselves to their maximum potential academically, emotionally, physically and socially. ​

Relevant business interests
None
Relevant financial interests
None
Governance roles in other schools
None

 

OTHER GOVERNORS:

Ex-officio:
​Michelle Matthews, Head Teacher

Associate:
​​Aimee Hart, Deputy Head Teacher

Staff elected governor:
Victoria Fryer

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