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The governors meet regularly to make decisions regarding your child's education.

They deal with a whole range of issues including the curriculum, the building, national and local education initiatives and the school budget.               

What we do?

We work with the staff in keeping Nelson Mandela School outstanding.

We do this by working with the leaderdship team (Head, Deputy Head and Assistant Heads) by:

1. Monitoring the performance and progress of our children

2. Working with the staff to help them teach and care for our children

3. Deciding on how the resources of the school are best used

4. Support our children to be successful and improve their learning

5. Challenge our school so it continually improves and develops

6. Being involved in the day to day life of the school, this can be as simple as attending assemblies or even going on trips

How do we do this?

We meet together at least once a half term as a whole team, and sometimes in small groups (called Committees) about Finance, Staffing and the Curriculum.

Who we are?

The Governor's team is mixture of parents, staff, co-opted and local authority members. We are a member for four years. We each have an area that we take particular interest in (eg. Numeracy, Literacy, SEN).

We are always keen to hear your views and I hope that this page will help you to understand what we do, who we are and why we are serving as Governors.

Safeguarding - the governing body is fully committed to protect and safeguard the children in our care.

All governors have enhanced DBS clearances. This means we are cleared by the police to work with children. 

 Classification  Name Positions Held Office Expires
 Ms Azita Zohhadi

 Head Teacher

Creative Arts/Music

Priority 3 Team

Priority 4 Team

Parent Governor Dr J Raynsford (Chair) 

Finance Committee 

Staffing Committee (Chair)

Premises Committee

Curriculum Committee

Performance Management Governor

Mathematics Governor

SDP Priority 7 & 10 Governor

Raising Standards Governor

Appeals Pay Committee (Chair)

Complaints Committee

Safeguarding Committee  

 Co-opted Governor Mrs R Ali  

Finance Committee

Staffing Committee

Prevent Governor

 SDP Priority 6, 8 & 9 Team Governor

Inclusion & Pupil Premium Governor

Curriculum Committee  

Safeguarding Committee (V Chair)

 Staff Governor Mr K Jones 

 Finance Committee (v Chair)

Premises Committee (v Chair)

Pay Committee (Chair)

Safeguarding Committee

Monitoring Assessment Governor

 Associate Governor Ms A Lassman  

Finance Committee

Staffing Committee

Premises Committee

Curriculum Committee (v Chair)

Pay Committee

Safeguarding Committee  

Associate Governor  Ms I Arnold  

Finance Committee

Premises Committee

Pay Committee  

Monitor Priority 10 Governor

Co-opted Governor Ms A Brown


Safeguarding Governor

 Parent Governor  Sabia Waqar 

History/Geography/RE Governor 

Priority 1 Your child at the Heart of Learning – focus on equalities act particularly gender & disability
Priority 2 To be a Rights Respecting School
Priority 3 To improve communication in School
Priority 4 To raise the profile of well-being across the school for staff, children & families
Priority 5 To embed the teaching of literacy across the school in all subjects
Priority 6 To close the emerging gaps for our disadvantaged children
Priority 7 To identify key performance outcomes in line with school level data, local & national
Priority 8 To ensure that the school is addressing safeguarding at all levels to ensure that the school is a safe, secure and diligent place
Priority 9 To review the GB to ensure that it is a robust, effective and committed team
Priority 10 To develop a Strategic Plan in line with the SLT and School Community


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