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Meet our Governors

Carol Pearce

 

About Me

As Chair, I see it as my role to ensure that the work of Governors is focused on Penn Wood’s core purpose and vision 'Better Never Stops - Mastery Learning in the pursuit of Excellence’. In essence, this means that we aim for our whole school, children and staff, to be the best that they can be to ensure we are an exceptional school and recognised as such by our community, the wider community, nationally and by those schools that we support on their improvement journeys.

 

I have had many years’ experience in

governance and continue to work across schools in a range of functions: 

 

• Supporting and challenging school leaders

as a Professional Leadership and Learning Partner.

 

• Working with governing bodies as a National

Leader of Governance and an experienced Governor Mark Assessor to ensure that they are fit for purpose, carry out their statutory roles and responsibilities and keep children’s well-being, learning and progress at the heart of their work.

 

• Delivering the National Chairs' Programme under Hampshire’s License.

 

• Delivering National Leadership Programmes for the Institute of Education, and Inspired to Lead.

 

• Designing and delivering a host of professional learning opportunities/programmes for school governors.

 

• Acting as a leadership coach for school staff at all levels.

 

• Professional external advice to Governors for Headteacher appraisal panels.

Co-Opted Governor

 

Governor Role:

Chair of Governors

Child protection & safeguarding

 

Responsible for liaison with the LA in the event of any Child Protection allegation against the headteacher

 

Safeguarding

Strategic Plan Focus Area:

Effectiveness of Leadership and Management

Quality of Education

Personal Development/Behaviour & Attitudes

Term of Office:

October 2018 - October 2022

Contact information:

 

Carol_Pearce@pennwood.slough.sch.uk

 

 

Arshidh-Ali Mohamed Aliyar

About Me

 

I have 2 children at Penn Wood Primary and Nursery School and am passionate about ensuring that all children receive a quality education at the school. I work for London

Transport and am originally from Sri Lanka. My particular interest is in sports and I want to ensure that children have the opportunity to develop in sport as well as performing well academically, with behaviours that positively support learning.

 

 

Parent Governor

 

Governor Role:

Sports Premium (Sport/PE)

 

Strategic Plan Focus Area:

Personal Development/Behaviour & Attitudes

Term of Office:

July 2016 - July 2024

 

Saqib Mughal

About Me

 

With two children currently in Penn Wood School, I have a vested interest in the school’s wellbeing and performance. My new-born being my third child to join the school (hopefully!) in the next few years, my relationship with Penn

Wood will be extending well into the future and so I feel a personal responsibility to help, support and nurture the school's development.


Professionally, I come from a finance background. Having originally trained in practice I’ve since moved into industry mainly within Commercial Finance. I recently moved to O2 in Slough – responsible for financial planning and analysis. Alongside this I also worked for 2 years as a Trustee for Citizens Advice Bureaux Slough.

My responsibility on the board was to approve the finances, help set the future strategy and to hold the CEO to account for her performance and decisions made in the running of the service.


Having lived, worked and schooled in Slough, the local community is a big part of my life and I feel it’s important that someone with extensive local knowledge and community links is represented on the schools governing board.

 

 

Co-Opted Governor

 

Governor Role:

Vice Chair of Governors

Resources Committee Member

High Performance Learning

 

Strategic Plan Focus Area:

Behaviour and Attitudes/Personal Development

Term of Office:

February 2019 - February 2023

 

Rosa Hopkins

About Me

 

I have worked in school and community settings with Aik Saath since September 2015 and coordinate their training in primary and secondary schools, planning and delivering work around conflict, cohesion and diversity, linking with PSHE and British Values. Through Aik Saath I have worked with several Year 4 and 5 classes at Penn Wood School and also worked with current students/alumni of Penn Wood in Youth Clubs.  I have also worked with children and young people in previous roles as a water sports instructor and play worker.  I have an MA in Conflict Resolution, am First Aid trained and have Level 1 Safeguarding. I have a key focus as a Governor in Mental Health. Outside work, I am a volunteer with the youth charity the Woodcraft Folk and enjoy netball, kayaking, cycling and walking.

 

Co-Opted Governor

 

Governor Role:

Mental Health

Vulnerable Pupils - Pupil Premium/CLA

 

Strategic Plan Focus Area:

Personal Development/Behaviour & Attitudes

Term of Office:

February 2018 – February 2022

 

Jane Girle

About Me

 

As a Governor, my role is to:


• Formulate aims and objectives, policies,

targets and the curriculum for the governing body to consider adopting


• Fulfil my delegated responsibility for the organisation, management and control of the school


• Advise on and implement the Governors’ strategic framework


• Report on achievement and progress over time and in comparison with other schools


• Give Governors information so that they can feel confident about performing their duties well

 

Headteacher / Staff Governor

Strategic Plan Focus Area:

Effectiveness of Leadership and Management

Quality of Education

Behaviour and Attitudes

Personal Development

Early Years

 

Term of Office:

February 2002 - present

 

Madeleine Turner

About Me

 

I graduated from Aston University with a BSc in Psychology and Sociology and then qualified as a teacher from Bath Spa University with a PGCE in Primary School Education. I am in my fifth year of teaching at Penn Wood Primary &

Nursery School and am the Year 6 leader. I as passionate about the need to expose children to a wealth of knowledge and experience through a mastery curriculum. I believe every child should have an equal opportunity to a great education and support network. It is my responsibility, as a member of the governing body, to ensure the delivery of this.

 

Staff Governor

 

Governor Role:

Governor training and development

 

Strategic Plan Focus Area:

Effectiveness of Leadership and Management

Quality of Education

Early Years 

 

Term of Office:

September 2020 - September 2024

 

Pauline Williams

About Me

 

As Governance Professional, my role is to work with the Governing

Board and Senior Leadership Team to ensure that the

Governors can work effectively and are supported with advice and guidance to fulfil their statutory duties. I work in other schools, including academies, as their Clerk, across different Local Authorities, which ensures that I can learn best

practice and share this with all my Governors. I am an Accredited Clerk.

Governance Professional

Term of Office:

April 2016 - Present

 

Paul Dewberry

About Me

 

I am an experienced PFI Facilities Operations, Contract and Mobilisation Manager working in the education sector for over 12 years.

Within the scope of responsibilities I currently undertake, I strongly believe my skillset can complement the existing board.

 To this end, I can confirm the following are aspects of my current role:

 

Full accountability to Budget planning and management spend

Full procurement process approvals from tender to order ensuring best value to all parties

Authorising person for H&S tasks and overall accountability for all H&S related matters on my contracts.

Premises and Facilities Management has been the backbone of my career for over 20 years

Within that period, I have gained skills in Project Management from small renovations to larger complex additional rooms / blocks.

We engage local providers where practical and sponsor local sports teams.

I was vice-chair of the Burnham Business Association and I still engage with them on an external support basis.

 

I am fully committed to undertake and adhere to both the boards values and any training opportunity that will enhance my offerings to them.

 

LA Governor

 

Governor Role:

Chair of Resources Committee

Chair of Pay Committee

GDPR Champion

Health and Safety

 

Strategic Plan Focus Area:

Budget spend associated with Strategic Plan, Pupil Premum and Sports Premium

 

Term of Office:

July 2017- July 2021

 

Ayyaz Mehmood

About Me

 

I am a qualified Chartered Certified Accountant.  I have experience in strategic planning, financial controls, budgeting and forecasting.  I currently work at Joskos Solution Ltd which provides IT support to schools across the UK, so understand how school finances work.  Our children’s' future is uppermost in my priorities and I hope to make a difference in the education of my son and all other pupils in the school.  I am looking forward to working with the Board and staff to drive continuous improvement and provide our children with the best chance of success. 

Parent Governor

 

Governor Role:

No specific role at this stage

Strategic Plan Focus Area:

 

Term of Office:

Mar 2021 - Mar 2025

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Naziya Ahmed

About Me

 

My career background involves 13 years with Heathrow Airport as a Manager for Terminal 5 alongside my personal business of being a driving instructor. Between my two jobs I have gained extensive experience, knowledge of the skills of senior level management and leadership, managing accounts and tax

returns, reaching decisions with teams and independently.  My instructor role has enabled me to know our local community and gives me the skill of teaching using different forms of communication.  I am also involved in some charities abroad that help support gynaecology and labour wards.  I have two children and one is at the Nursery at Penn Wood.  As a Governor I hope to contribute towards the continuous improvement of education and enhance the environment for staff at the school to

enable everyone to flourish.

 

Parent Governor

 

Governor Role:

No specific role at this stage

Strategic Plan Focus Area:

 

Term of Office:

October 2019 - October 2023

 

 

 

 

SLT Advisers

 

Joanne Shears Surjit Sandhu
Deputy Headteacher Business Manager
SLT Adviser SLT Adviser
   
Sakina Shah Emma Mann
            
Acting Assistant Head Deputy Headteacher                     
SLT Adviser SLT Adviser
   
Tracy O'Shea  
 
Assistant Headteacher  
SLT Adviser  

 

 

 

Governors who have left the Governing Board within the last 12 months:

 

 

TITLE

FIRST NAME

SURNAME

TYPE

APPOINTING BODY

DEPARTURE

Mr Omer Farooq Parent Governor Full Governing Board Jan 2021

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