The Governing Body
Louise Ray – Chair of Governors
I am excited to chair a brand new board of governors, dedicated to serving the children and families of Churchfield Primary School, from April 2017.
It is a privilege to offer my skills, alongside a group of talented and experienced professional volunteers, to work for the best interests of the children. Our role is first of all to ensure that children are safe at school, and then to help set the vision and ethos, hold the leadership to account for the school’s performance and to ensure all income is spent, in line with the school’s priorities.
We look forward to seeing Churchfield Primary become a place of academic excellence with a happy model of inclusive, multicultural community. The rich diversity of our community is an asset. Children are taught to welcome difference, to value their heritage and their Britishness, and most of all to aspire to be a powerful force for good in our society.
I am very pleased to be working with our Executive Head, Matthew Kleiner-Mann, who also oversees Lavender and Brimsdown Primary Schools, and our new Associate Head, Nicola Jaeggi. They have shown excellence in leadership, through a very challenging period, including a serious arson attack in February, immediately after Mrs Jaeggi was appointed.
I have two daughters in the school and am part of the local community. I was elected as a parent governor in Nov 2015 and became vice chair of the Field Federation the following year. I am currently a co-opted governor whose link role is Safeguarding. Having worked in health, education and the voluntary sector, I bring a broad range of skills and understanding to the role. Good governance is vital, to good schools and I am committed to seeing this school shine.
Anna Gower – Co-opted Governor
I am a qualified teacher and have worked as Head of Music, Arts Bid Co-Ordinator, Advanced Skills Teacher, Director of Music and Director of Community Music for Herts County Music Service, Sele School and Monk’s Walk School respectively teaching students aged from 8-18 across the last 20 years.
My position as Head of Community Music at Monks Walk School gave me the opportunity to work with primary music Co-ordinators to develop a transition model and collaborative projects for the benefit of pupils of all ages and that’s where my interest in primary education began.
I have also worked for 12 years in various roles as a music education consultant and member of the core team for Musical Futures, a global movement to reshape music education driven by teachers for teachers. Musical Futures was recently named as one of the top 10 leading innovations in Music Education by HundrED.
In April 2017 I will take up a new role as Head of Academic Governance (music) at Trinity College London.
I am a co-opted governor with a focus on supporting the Churchfield SEND team and I am passionate about access for children to an inclusive, all-round education at our school. I am looking forward to building links with the school, staff and local community through my work with the governing board at Churchfield School.
Susie Owen – Vice Chair
I joined Churchfield’s governing board in April 2017 as the local authority governor. I am vice chair of the governing board and chair of the resources committee. I am passionate about ensuring all children have access to high quality education and I want every part of our school to be the best it can possibly be. I work closely with Louise, the leadership team and the other governors to ensure that all children at Churchfield are safe, happy and supported in their learning.
I have lived in Edmonton since 2008 and have two children at the school. Since 2007 I have worked as a civil servant in central government and I currently work at the Department of Education in the early year’s team.
Matthew Kleiner-Mann – Staff Governor (Executive Head)
I am the executive head teacher of Churchfield, Lavender and Brimsdown primary schools, a National Leader of Education, and I’m passionate about improving the life chances of children in Enfield. I am also the CEO of the Ivy Learning Trust which has united Lavender and Brimsdown schools in a Multi-Academy Trust. I feel privileged to be working in the borough of Enfield and I truly believe that Churchfield Primary is on the path to providing an outstanding educational environment for our children.
Nicki Jaeggi – Staff Governor (Associate Head)
As Associate Headteacher at Churchfield I am an Associate member of the Governing body. I report back to governors on the curriculum, budget, resources and progress against the Raising Achievement Plan. I have worked at Churchfield since November 2016 and I have been delighted by the warm atmosphere, close community links and wonderful, well-motivated children.
On completing my teaching degree I taught at a school in Hertfordshire for three years and then moved to the Netherlands and worked in a well renowned International School to learn more about education abroad and experience a different culture. On my return to Enfield I worked at Brimsdown Primary School for eight years. I have specialised in Early Years and have supported different schools across the borough to improve their Early Years provision.
I look forward to working closely with the Governors to improve outcomes for the school community.
Emma Laikin – Staff Governor (Assistant Head)
I have been working at Churchfield and within the Field Federation for many years, in a variety of roles including as Headteacher. I have also worked in a number of other schools and authorities either as an employee, on secondment, doing outreach, or as a self-employed consultant. As a result of this, I have a wide range of experience from which to draw, and share this as appropriate to enhance current practice. I enjoy the variety of my work and making a positive difference to the lives of children and their families. I am committed to doing the best for all children and believe that every child should be given every opportunity. Over the years I have witnessed the benefits to many children and their families as a result of the provision and experiences on offer. It has been a pleasure to contribute to the growth and development of Churchfield during my time here and to continue to be part of its onward journey as a staff governor.
Bethlehem Haile – Parent governor
I am very pleased to have been elected as a Parent Governor. I am a Chartered Accountant currently working full time for Charterhouse. I am also a mother of two girls aged 4 and 6, who both attend Churchfield Primary School. I have spent most of my career working for the Family and Childcare Trust, a charity whose research and advocacy focuses on making the UK a better place for families, and holding government to account for doing all it can do to remove barriers for families.
I understand the day to day challenge that comes with parenting and am interested in supporting both parents and children by ensuring that our school community celebrates its diversity, champions equality, encourages confidence and independent thought.
Esther Joseph – Parent Governor
I was delighted to be elected as a parent governor in the summer term of 2017. I live locally and have a son who attends Churchfield Primary, so have a vested interest in supporting the school to thrive and give the local children a chance to become the best they can be. I strongly believe in equality and fair access to a high quality education for all.
I am a qualified primary school teacher and have worked in a range of primary, secondary, special and alternative settings across London and the West Midlands. It was my drive for inclusion and fair access for all that led me to begin to focus on teaching children with special educational needs and disabilities a number of years ago. I currently work in an advisory capacity for children with social communication, autism and language difficulties. I hope that I can bring my skills and experiences of both being a parent, and working as a teacher, to build on the existing good practice and support the development and growth of Churchfield Primary School to be an outstanding community school for all.
|Name||Responsibilities||Date of Appointment||Governor Involvement at Other Schools|
|Mrs Louise Ray||Chair of Governors & Chair of Rapid Recovery Group|
Link Governor for Safeguarding
|Ms Susie Owen||Vice Chair,|
Chair of Resources
|April 2017||Haselbury Primary|
|Ms Anna Gower||Link Governor for Special Educational Needs & Disabilities||April 2017||N/A|
|Mr Matthew Kleiner-Mann||April 2017||Lavender and Brimsdown Primarys|
|Mrs Nicki Jaeggi||April 2017||N/A|
|Ms Emma Laikin||April 2017||N/A|
|Ms Clara Seery||School Improvement Advisor||November 2016|
|Ms Ingrid Cranfield||Local Leader of Governance||November 2016||Chair of Brimsdown Primary|
|Bethlehem Haile||link governor for Pupil Premium and Sports Premium||May 2017||N/A|
|Esther Joseph||May 2017||N/A|
|Name||Governing Board||Resources Committee||Rapid Recovery Group|
|Ms Emma Laikin||X|
Register of Pecuniary Interests
|Mrs Louise Ray||None|
|Ms Susie Owen||None|
|Ms Anna Gower||None|
|Mr Matthew Kleiner-Mann||None|
|Mrs Nicki Jaeggi||None|
|Ms Emma Laikin||None|
|Ms Ingrid Cranfield||None|
|Ms Clara Seery||None|