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Meet the Governors

School Governing Body

The Governing Body are the strategic leaders of our school and have a vital role to play in making sure that every child gets the best possible education. The Governing Body has a strong focus on three core strategic functions:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent

In doing so, the Governing Body undertake the following key activities:

  • Understand our school
  • Set our school’s strategic direction
  • Commission action
  • Performance manage our school leaders
  • Check if we are fit for purpose

The Governing Body reconstituted in 2016 and there are now twelve voting governors and one non voting associate governor:

  • Two staff governors comprising the headteacher and one governor elected by the staff.
  • Two parent governors elected by the parents.
  • One local authority governor proposed by the local authority and appointed by the Governing Body.
  • Seven co-opted governors who are appointed by the other governors based on their experience and contribution
  • One associate (non voting) governor
Wessex Gardens Primary School Governing Body
LA GOVERNOR                                                                                      Re - elect date            Business
Mrs Jill Summers                Chairman                                                     28/November/2020     None

STAFF GOVERNORS                         

Mr Alexander Banks
Ms Ruth Charteris                                                                                     24/March/2019            None
CO-OPTED GOVERNORS                       
Mr Franklin Dannenberg                                                                           10/July/2020                None

Ken Solomons                                                                      17/July/2021         None
Mrs V Gearson                                                                                          28/November/2020      None
Ms Helen Ruthven                                                                                     31/August/2019           None

Mr Mumin Humayaun        Vice Chair Child Protection/Safeguarding  24/September/2019     None

Ms Sue Kayser                                                                                           28/November 2020      None

Mrs Hadassah Ryde                                                                                   28/November/2020      None


PARENT GOVERNORS                             

Ms Dariya Glazer                                                                                          22/November/2020    None

Mr Charles Dumenya                                                                                    13/November/2021    None


Ms Valerie Crosdale                                                                                     10/July/2020               None


Saru Balakrishnan
Governance Services
Haringey Council
River Park House, 3rd Floor
London N22 8HQ

Telephone:     020 8489 5030

The formal business of the governors, such as approving budgets and agreeing polices, takes place at its termly full Governing Body meeting, but most of the work of governors is done through day-to-day interaction with staff members, and in its four committees.

  • the Wellbeing and Community Committee focuses on the areas of safeguarding and pastoral care of the children.
  • the Standards and Attainment Committee oversees the teaching and learning within the school, monitoring the levels of attainment and achievement by the children.
  • the Finance and Premises Committee ensures that the school's funds are being properly used, and that the attractive building and grounds are well maintained.
  • the Staffing Committee oversees the staff structure and performance
Name of Governor 21st November 2017 27th March 2018  
Jill Summers Present    
Mumin Humayaun Present    
Alexander Banks Present    
Ruth Charteris Present    
Helen Ruthven Present    
Franklin Dannenberg Present    
Sue Kayser Present    
Hadassah Ryde Apologies    
Vanessa Gearson Apologies    
Ken Solomons Present    
Dariya Glazer Present    
Charles Dumenya Present    
Valerie Crosdale Present    

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