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The Governing Body of John Bramston Primary school was re-constituted in 2014; we have a membership of 12 which is made up of 2 Staff Governors (including the Headteacher), 4 elected Parent Governors, 1 local Authority Governor and 5 Co-opted Governors. Co-opted Governors are appointed by the Governing Body and are people who, in the opinion of the Governing Body, have the skills required to contribute to the effectiveness and success of the school.
The Governing Body meets twice a term and does not have committees. All members of the Governing Body (except Staff Governors) form a 'pool' from which statutory panels can be selected on the basis of availability and suitability.
Link Governors have been appointed to oversee specific aspects of the work of the school.
As at September 2018-19 - Register of Pecuniary Interests - NONE
(Regularly reported at each half termly meeting).
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I have lived in Hainault for over 40 years and have been a Governor at John Bramston since March 2008; initially as a Parent Governor then as a Community Governor and since reconstitution in July 2014 as a Co-opted Governor. I enjoy visiting John Bramston and attending school events and have a good knowledge of the school. My wife Kritsana and I have two sons; both started in the Nursery and have worked their way through the school and are now enjoying their learning at secondary school.
I am a Chartered Architect with a local practice and an Incorporated Member of the Association for Project Safety. I have several years’ experience of working on educational buildings. I am also General Secretary of nearby Oakfield Parkonians Cricket Club and an age group manager in the Colts Section.
Pupils make very good progress at John Bramston, I am keen to see this continue with all the children at the school achieving to their potential in a challenging, creative and safe environment.
I have been Chair of Governors since November 2012
Mr. W. Worth
I am in my 9th year as a Local Authority Governor, having previously served as a Parent Governor, and serve as the vice-chair. Most Governors will have areas of the curriculum or school they monitor and at present I have
Originally from Zimbabwe, I have lived in the UK for 9 years, 5 of which were in Barkingside. I was co-opted in the Governing Body in of John Bramston primary School in May 2015 after showing passion for giving back to the community which has welcomed my family and me when we first came to live in the area. I am a Chartered Accountant working in the banking sector and wanted to use my professional skills to complement the good work being done at the school.
Being a mother to three daughters, I am very interested in the development of children and am keen to see all children achieve their full potential in a safe and nurturing environment, to see each child come into their own.
Mrs. C. Holder
I have been bringing up my 3 children for the last 12 years as a stay at home mum. Previously to that I had a challenging career at Redbridge Magistrates Court in which I got to see all different aspects of the borough.
I have been in my role as parent governor for almost a year now. My reasons for applying were because I had my 3 children at the school and wanted to play a bigger part in supporting John Bramston. I have been overwhelmed by the dedication and passion that runs throughout the school from the children and staff to the Headteacher.
I moved to the borough of Redbridge in 2016 and was co-opted as Governor at John Bramston Primary School in May 2017.
I have a keen interest in the education system and would like to learn more about how the system operates. I would like to gain perspective
I have lived in Hainault for 20 years, and have two children at John Bramston. I became a parent governor in November 2013, and am currently co-vice chair. I am the link governor for equalities, including the Rights Respecting Schools Award,and personal development, behaviour and welfare.
I am incredibly proud of the school’s Rights Respecting level 2award, gained in 2016, which reflects the school’s values and commitment to protecting and promoting the rights of every single child. Pupils at John Bramston are confident in knowing and defending both their own rights, and those of children
I am also passionate about ensuring all children develop the literacy skills they need to succeed in life, as well as being encouraged and supported to enjoy reading and writing for their own sake. I work for the National Literacy Trust, a national charity that works to improve literacy skills in the UK. Through my work, I have learned what a difference both families and teachers can make to children’s life chances, by developing both their skills and their confidence and motivation around reading and writing.
I have been a parent governor since March 2017, and have lived in the local area for over 35 years. I have enjoyed learning about how the school works and the fantastic efforts of the governing body, committed staff, senior leaders and the Head Teacher, in preparing all children with the tools and foundations to become well rounded and capable achievers.
My professional background is over 15 years in Financial Services and Banking covering Operational Excellence, Accountancy, Audit and Risk Management. Many of my roles have involved the interpretation and adherence to internationally recognised quality standards.
As someone whom has benefited from mentoring programmes, I feel giving back to the community can add value to young minds in achieving their true potential.
The governorship will allow me to contribute my skillset to monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards achieving its aims and objectives whilst providing strategic leadership and accountability.
Since being a governor I have felt privileged to work with such hardworking, motivated and dedicated staff. I have enjoyed hearing about the efforts the staff go to ensuring all pupils have the opportunity to learn in a positive, safe, warm and friendly environment embodying John Bramston’s core values.
I believe John Bramston is going from strength to strength and I look forward to being a part of its success in the years to come.
I spent 16 years as an IT Trainer before becoming a teacher. I changed career because I have a passion for teaching and for improving the prospects of our children. As a relatively new teacher to the school, becoming a governor would allow me a broader view of how our school works from different perspectives and understand what drives key SLT decisions which affect our school. I would support and influence the Head teacher to determine the optimum direction for the school. I believe a school governor needs to show a strong commitment to making sure there are high aspirations for all the children in our school and a commitment to achieving the best possible outcomes for all the pupils. It is important to listen and problem-solve, often creatively!
I am really passionate about teaching and ensuring children enjoy their school experience. I will bring my individual perspective to our discussions and hope that my contribution will be of value. I want our school to continue to be a safe, nurturing, enjoyable, inclusive environment where every child has the opportunity to achieve their personal best.
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