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Our Governors play a very important role at Whitings Hill. The Governors are responsible for a huge array of duties ranging from managing the school budget to employing staff to overseeing the curriculum and ensuring the upkeep of the building. Our Governors work very hard for the development of successful learning at Whitings Hill and there are a variety of times during the school year when you can meet them.

 

The governing body constitution we have adopted stipulates that the board shall consist of a total of 12 governors and to include:

a) 4 parent governors

b) 1 Local Authority (LA) governor

c) 2 staff governors (of whom one is the headteacher)

d) 5 co-opted governors

 

Below is a list of our Governors:

 

Full Name Appointed By From To Business Interests Governance Roles in other institutions Material Interests

Attendance Records

2019-2020

Ms Gina Theodorou (Chair)

Appointed by GB/board

24/03/2019

23/03/2023

None

None

None

75%

3/4 meetings

Christian Nicolaides

Appointed by GB/board

26/09/2017

26/09/2021

None

None

None

67%

2/3 meetings

Jane Porteous

Elected by school staff

20/02/2014

19/02/2022

Staff Member

None

None

100%

3/3 meetings

Janina Aitken

Nominated by LA and appointed by GB

27/03/2018

26/03/2022

None

Secondary School AHT

None

100%

3/3 meetings

Joel Levy

Elected by parents

23/04/2014

22/04/2023

None

None

None

100%

4/4 meetings

Kerry Histed

Appointed by GB/board

29/01/2019

18/01/2023

None

None

None

67%

2/3 meetings

Raaj Parmar

Appointed by GB/board

19/05/2015

25/03/2023

None

None

None

67%

2/3 meetings

Tamador Elhag

Elected by parents

24/11/2017

23/11/2021

None

None

None

50%

2/4 meetings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Co-Opted Governors

 

Ms Gina Theodorou (Chair)

Gina was first appointed as a governor on 07/04/2011 and became chair in 2014. She is the link governor for pupil premium and safeguarding.

"I have been an active campaigner and member of the local community since 2002 and successfully headed a campaign to save the local childrens' playing field from development. I have stood in local elections and have a keen interest in politics, social & environmental issues. I also run the local family electrical contractor and solar panel installation business and have a BSc in Psychology. I am a mother of two, one in primary and the other in secondary education. I believe that each child can blossom with the right opportunities and that education should provide many of these". 

 

Mr Raaj Parmar (Vice Chair)

Raaj was first appointed as a governor on 19/05/2015. Raaj is the link governor for PE.

"I work as a business consultant and have spent time in financial services, motorsport and technology organisations delivering large business initiatives. Away from work I really enjoy music (playing, djing and listening), and have a keen interest in helping young people unlock their potential which I hope can be achieved through the work of the governing body."

 

Mr Christian Nicolaides

Christian was first appointed as a governor on 26/9/17. I have worked in further education for the past 13 years, 10 of which have been in the borough of Barnet. I’m currently a Head at the local college and I am passionate about education and learning. I have experience in all aspects of education management. I have lived in the borough of Barnet for most of my life and I am looking forward to serving as a governor at Whitings Hill.

 

Parent Governors

 

Mr Joel Levy (Co-Chair)

Joel was first appointed as a governor on 23/04/2015. He is the link governor for English.

" I was born and brought up in north London and have lived in most bits of it, working my way further out from the centre as the years go by. By the time I'm 100 I should be living in the North Pole. I've been an author since the late nineties and have written about 40 books so far on topics ranging from poison to parapsychology. I combine my writing with being primary carer for twin boys and hope to pass on to them my enthusiasm for stories, science and history."

LA Governor

 

Staff Governors

Ms Sejal Patel

Sejal has been the headteacher since 14/03/2014 when she also was first appointed as a governor. 'I have been Headteacher at Whitings Hill School since 2014. I absolutely love everything about the school - it is the most amazing place, with incredible children and staff. We work hard but we also have a lot of fun at our school.'

 

Ms Jane Porteous

Jane was first appointed as a governor on 28/02/2000

Jane is the link governor for Pupils

 

The Governors meet twice a term as a full body – the Minutes of these meetings are available from the school office on request.

 

The committees meet once a term and are set out as follows:

 

Resources

Gina Theodorou

Raaj Parmar

Sejal Patel

Christian Nicolaides

Joel Levy

 

Headteacher's Performance Appraisal

Gina Theodorou (Chair)

Raaj Parmar

 

 

 

Executive Committee

Gina Theodorou (Chair)

Raaj Parmar

Jane Porteous

Sejal Patel

 

 

Standards & Achievement

Jane Porteous (Chair)

Gina Theodorou

Joel Levy

Sejal Patel

Grievance & Discipline

Joel Levy

Raaj Parmar

 

 

 

Pay & Staffing

Raaj Parmar (Chair)

Gina Theodorou

 

Appeals

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Whitings Hill Primary School Governing Board Attendance Data 2015-16

 

Governor Name

Meeting Date

% attendance

 

20.10.15

15.12.15

2.2.16

22.3.16

19.4.16

5.7.16

12.7.16

27.9.16

 

Judith Copping Joyce

 

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87.5%

Jo Djora

 

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50%

Daniel Orchard

 

ü

 

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100%

Gina Theodorou

 

ü

 

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100%

Raaj Parmar

 

ü

 

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75%

Jonathan Cohen

 

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37.5%

Adrian Jackson

 

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100%

Vijaya Lotfi

 

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87.5%

Amy Olson

 

ü

 

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100%

Joel Levy

 

ü

 

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û

 

87.5%

Sejal Patel

 

ü

 

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87.5%

Jane Porteous

 

ü

 

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ü

 

ü

 

75%

 

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