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 schools performance and to ensure all income is spent, in line with the schools 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, Nicki 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 link governor for Safeguarding and Looked After Children. Having worked in health, education and the voluntary sector for ten years, 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.
Nicki Jaeggi – Associate Member
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.
Andrzej Czyrka – Co-opted Governor
Andrzej is a newly appointed Link Governor for Pupil Premium and Sport Premium. During the past 10 years, he worked for primary and secondary schools and has been a member of the School Improvement Service at the London Borough of Enfield. He is a qualified physics teacher with extensive experience in IT support for schools and their performance data analysis. He joined the Governing Body because he wants to support the school in building its academic excellence and providing the best possible learning environment for local children.
|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 Andrzej Czyrka||Link Governor for Pupil Premium and Sport Premium||April 2017||Starksfield Primary|
|Mr Matthew Kleiner-Mann||April 2017||Lavender and Brimsdown Primarys|
|Mrs Nicki Jaeggi||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|
|Name||Governing Board||Resources Committee||Rapid Recovery Group|
Register of Pecuniary Interests
|Mrs Louise Ray|
|Ms Susie Owen|
|Mr Andrzej Czyrka|
|Ms Anna Gower|
|Mr Matthew Kleiner-Mann|
|Mrs Nicki Jaeggi|
|Ms Ingrid Cranfield|
|Ms Clara Seery|
Governor Bios coming soon