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Governing Body

The governors at Gwyn Jones work with the headteacher, Mrs Moore, to ensure that Gwyn Jones delivers a good quality education and supportive learning environment.  The headteacher is responsible for day-to-day management; the governors set the aims and policies for the school.  They have three main roles:

  •        Setting the school’s vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  •        Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils; and
  •        Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent

The full governing body meets every half-term.  There are also two sub-committees which are able to look at issues in more detail.  The governing body has also appointed link governors to act as the liaison between the Governing Body and specific subject/curriculum areas or aspects of the work of the school. To find our more about what the role of a governor is, please click here


LA Governor: Pat Hayes (term ends 31.08.18, apppinted by LA) Finance Commitee 
"I became a local authority governor twenty years ago because, despite at the time not having children, I was convinced of the importance of primary education in determining people's life chances and of the importance of local authorities in raising and maintaining educational standards.  This is even truer today and I hope that I continue to make a useful contribution offering more than institutional memory.  A former chair of governors and a parent governor at a nearby secondary school, I was a local councillor and have worked for many years as a senior local government officer.  My areas of expertise include planning, housing, HR, finance, local authority legislation and designing/building new schools."
Co-opted Governor: Nick Cromwell (term ends 28.11.17, co-opted by the full GB) Finance Commitee 
"I live in the local area and both my children attended Gwyn Jones. I am committed to the school and to the community. I was first elected as a parent governor and have been on the governing board since 2002 and have seen the school through many changes. I am currently a community governor and chair the Finance and Resources committee as well as being link governor for Health and Safety. I run my own business as a consultant where I coach leaders in organisations. I previously worked in the not-for-profit sector where, amongst other things, I ran a charity for people with drug problems."
Co-opted Governor: Charly Hutson (term ends 05.07.20, co-opted by full GB) Finance Commitee 

"Being part of our local community is important to me and I was delighted to be nominated as Co-opted Governor, following working with the school on the Resources Sub-Committee as an Associate Governor. I have a background in project management and operations in the public, private and charity sector.  I am passionate about the partnership between school and parents / carers to develop children’s love of learning to enable them to go on to fulfill their aspirations. I was nominated as Co-opted Governor in July 2016 and started my role on the Governing Board in September 2016. I have a daughter in Year 1"

Co-opted Governor: Sanam Hussain (Vice Chair)  (term ends 28.11.17, co-opted by the full GB) Curriculum & CFC committee. 

"I was selected as a co-opted governor in 2014. I wanted to become a governor as I am passionate about ensuring all children receive the best education and have the opportunity to develop in a safe and happy environment.  I am a pharmacist by profession and have many years of experience in management, safeguarding of children, delivering public health campaigns, working within the community to improve health outcomes, training and mentoring."

Co-opted Governor: Ann McNally (term ends 28.11.17, co-opted by the full GB) Curriculum & CFC committee. 
"I was introduced to Gwyn Jones School by a friend whose son was a pupil here and became a co-opted governor. I am now a retired teacher, having worked in schools in Waltham Forest and Newham. I have a particular interest in special educational needs and am presently the Link governor for Inclusion."
Co-opted Governor: Sumit Srivastava (term ends 08.03.20, co-opted by the full GB) Finance Commitee

"After becoming a Chartered Accountant, I migrated to this country (from India) 16 years ago and have worked in the Financial Services Industry since that time.  I became a co-opted governor in early 2016 as I wanted to understand the workings of a school, its interaction with the local authorities, the role it plays in helping the next generation and assist the leadership team with the skills I possess. (Although, being a parent of a 2.5 yr old might have played a part in influencing my decision too)"
Parent Governor: Nicola McEwen (Chair) (term ends 23.06.17, elected by parents) Curriculum & CFC committee and Finance Commitee. 

"I became a governor at Gwyn Jones because I wanted to be able to contribute to the local community, and because I am passionate about the importance of education in improving the life chances of all children. I am a former legal aid lawyer, and now work in resolving landlord and tenant disputes. I have found my legal and personnel management background useful in being a governor."

Parent Governor: Ben Bradley (term ends 26.01.20, elected by parents) Curriculum & CFC committee. 
"I stood for election as a parent governor as I want to make a positive contribution to our children’s development, and together with the school, other Governors and parents, I want to ensure all our children experience a healthy, safe, and supportive learning environment.  I have lived and worked in East London for over ten years, and am committed to my local community.  I have a background in governance, performance management and policy, working for a neighbouring local authority.  I was elected parent governor in January 2016, for a four year term.  I have a son in Year One."
Parent Governor: Megan Panayiotou (term ends 26.01.20, elected by parents) Curriculum & CFC committee. 

"I became a parent governor as I wanted to have an input into my children’s school in a way that made the best use of my experience and skills.  I started my career as a teacher; I was a music tutor over 20 years ago and then went on to do my teacher training, specialising in Early Years.   I am currently a SENCo in a mainstream nursery school which is resourced for children with profound and multiple learning difficulties.  I feel that my background in the arts, early years and special needs means that I can have valuable input on the main governing body as well as the curriculum committee."

Parent Governor: Ellie Barton (term ends 22.11.20, elected by parents) Curriculum & CFC committee. 

"I was elected to join the team of Governors in October 2016, I have two children at the school and my husband is a child minder. We feel strongly about children having opportunities and being empowered to reach their full potential. This motivated me to run for Parent Governor. I am a Children’s Physiotherapist and hope my experience working with children and families in school settings, within the NHS and my experience liaising with social care, will be useful in being a governor."

Staff Governor: Jaswinder Dhanda (term ends 22.11.20, elected by staff) Curriculum & CFC committee. 
Head Teacher Governor: Toni Moore
Associate Governor: Simon Craner, School Business Manager.  (No voting rights) (term ends 25.01.18) Curriculum & CFC committee and Finance Commitee and Full GB
Associate Governor: Lisa Greenwood. (No voting rights) (term ends, appointed by Curriculum commitee 16.11.16) Curriculum & CFC committee. 
Associate Governor: Mark Hilton. (No voting rights) (appointed by CFC commitee 11.1.17) Curriculum & CFC committee. 
Governors Over the Past 12 Months
Sean Reed Term ended 9.3.16
Jo Cook Term ended 14.11.16
Josie Drake Term ended 31.7.16
Steve Yates-Harold Term ended 31.7.16

Governor sub-committees

Finance & Resources:
Nick Cromwell - Committee Chair
Pat Hayes
Sumit Srivastava
Charly Hutson
Simon Craner - Associate Governor
Nicola McEwen
Curriculum & Children, Families and Communtiy: 
Megan Panayiotou
Ann McNally
Sanam Hussain
Jaswinder Dhanda
Lisa Greenwood- Associate Governor
Ben Bradley - Committee Chair
Nicola McEwen
Simon Craner - Associate Governor

Link Governors


The Governing Body has appointed Link Governors to act as the liaison between the Governing Body and specific subject/curriculum areas or aspect of the work of the school.

The role of a Link Governor is as a source of support to the school and a source of information for the governing body.

Inclusion, SEN and Looked after children: Ann McNally
Pupil Premium and Sports Premium: Charly Hutson
Religious Education: Pat Hayes
ICT: Ben Bradley
Attendance & Behaviour: Sumit Srivastava
Health & Safety: Nick Cromwell
Extended School Team: Vacancy
Child Protection and Safeguarding Children: Ellie Barton
School Council: Nicola McEwen
Training: Sanam Hussain
Science and Maths: Sanam Hussain

Rights Respecting: Ben Bradley

Early Years: Megan Panayioutou
Creative Curriculum and English: Nicola McEwan

Early Years- Megan Panayiotou


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