Stanford Primary School

Stanford Primary School

Pupils, Parents and Staff Raising Standards Together

Meet the Governors





Welcome to Stanford Primary School Governing Body. Stanford Primary School has an active Governing Body. The governors collectively provide strategic governance to ensure that all children get the best possible education. The Governing Body meets as a whole group each term and delegates its business to committees where appropriate. The Governing Body has an important role in raising standards through its three key roles:

  • Setting strategic direction
  • Ensuring accountability
  • Monitoring and evaluating school performance


Stanford Governing Body have responsibility together with the school leadership team for agreeing the policies for the general running of the school. Our role is crucial:

  • We fulfill our statutory duties to ensure the school is safe, healthy and an inclusive environment
  • We provide support and challenge to the leadership team of the school and issues that affect the learning and welfare of our children.


How does the Governing Body work?

The governing body works by collective decision -making and shared power, not personal power, and responsibility. It is the full governing body, which has legal duties and powers and all governors share in that corporate responsibility. Governors do not represent the individual interests of parents, staff or any particular group within the school or wider community.

The full governing body meets once a term but most of our work is delegated to two main committees:

  • Curriculum and Standards
  • Resources

In addition there is a pay committee and other panels, such as disciplinary, appeals, complaints, exclusions which are set up as required.

All governors are members of the governing body and sit on one or more of the committees. Selection for the committees is based on interests and skills.


Dame Sylvia Morris    DBE

Chair of the Governing Body


Governance Statutory Information 2016/17

Curriculum = C
Resources = R
Dame Sylvia Morris Chair of Governors 3/11/16- 2/11/18 LA governor 15/9/16-14/9/20 Associate 20/4/16-15/9/16 C+R 3/4 Morris & Associates Ltd Vice Chair Gorringe Park Primary n/a
David Growns Vice Chair 3/11/16-2/11/18 Co opted 29/09/16-28/09/20 Chair R N/A None declared n/a
Mr Tim Davies Co-opted 26/02/15-25/02/19 R 11/12 Trustee of The Children’s Trust (for children with brain injury), The Children’s Trust School n/a
Dr Christine Callender Co-opted 26/02/15-25/02/19 C 6/10 None declared n/a
Ms Dawn Feltham Co opted 29/09/16-28/09/20 Chair C N/A Governor Abbotsbury Primary School n/a
Ms Olivia Locker Co opted 3/11/16-2/11/20 R N/A None declared n/a
Mrs Christine Shou Co opted 8/2/17-7/2/21 R N/A n/a n/a
Mrs Farzana Habib Parent Governor 10/07/15-09/07/19 C 7/10 None declared n/a
Ms Kashena Mohadawoo Parent Governor 24/11/16-23/11/20 R N/A None declared n/a
Mr Paul Prest Ex Officio HT 01/09/16-31/7/17 C+R N/A Holistic Education Yes
Mr James Cook Staff Governor 30/09/16-29/09/20 C N/A None declared n/a

Associate members do not vote or attend FGBs 

Ms Amanda Addy Associate member 3/11/16-2/11/20 r n/a None declared  n/a
Ms Francine David Associate member 3/11/16-2/11/20 r n/a None declared n/a
Ms Lyn Stanton Clerk Appointed 14/4/14 All 12/12 n/a yes

No Governor has declared an interest arising from a relationship with a staff member or relative

Left the Governing Board within 12 months

Mr David Winters Co-opted 27/11/14-21/09/16 Resources Chair 11/12 11/12 n/a n/a
Ms Georgina Jones Parent Governor 20/06/14-6/9/16 Resources 7/10 n/a n/a
Ms Katherine Hutchinson Staff Governor 27/11/14-3/9/16 Resources 8/10 n/a n/a
Ms Keran Currie Headteacher Resources Curriculum 12/12 n/a n/a
Cllr Brenda Fraser Co Chair of Governors L Local Authority appointed 08/09/13-31/08/16 Curriculum Chair 11/12 Governor South Thames College Associated Lecturer, Open University Councillor LB Merton N Y Y

Governing Body Structure - November 2016


Governor Pen Portraits