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Governors

Overview

School governors are ordinary people from the local community who wish to make a positive contribution to children’s education. They are the largest volunteer force in the country and have an important part to play in raising school standards. Governors are not involved in the day-to-day management of the school.

Almost anyone can become a school governor and you can find out more information here. All new governors receive training and support from Ivy Learning Trust and their fellow governors. If you are interested in assisting the School in this way, please contact governance@ivylearningtrust.org.

The Local Governing Body

Governor photo – Louise Ray

Louise Ray – Chair of Governors (Trust Appointed)

I am privileged to chair the Local Governing Board (LGB) for Churchfield Primary School, having led the school through the academy conversion process. We were pleased to join the Ivy Learning Trust family of schools on 1st July 2018, having worked very successfully with the staff and schools that now make up Ivy Learning Trust, for nearly two years before that.

I offer my time and 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 the Pupil Premium Funding is used to maximum effect. We are committed to ensuring Churchfield provides the best education possible, for the children in our community.

Churchfield Primary is on its way to becoming a place of excellence, with a happy model of inclusive, multicultural community. 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.

Churchfield’s recent history has been very challenging. The school had a Rapid Recovery Group from November 2016 to February 2018 to embed the changes necessary to raise standards, and the LGB continues to push for higher standards. The school had a serious arson attack in February 2017 and the Federation it was part of was dissolved on 1st April 2017. A brand new board of governors was established, which has been working effectively with school leadership. We are now blessed to have excellent leadership, rising standards and a positive workforce, with increasing stability.

I have one daughter 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 Trust Appointed governor whose link role is Safeguarding. Having worked in health, education and the voluntary sector, I bring a broad range of skills and experience to the role. I have also undergone training, completing the National College for Teaching and Leadership’s Chairs of Governors’ Leadership Development Programme in November 2017. Good governance is vital, to good schools and I am committed to seeing this school shine.

Governor Profiles

Governor photo – Nicki Jaeggi

Nicki Jaeggi – Acting Executive Headteacher

As Headteacher at Churchfield I am a member of the Governing body. I report back to governors on the curriculum, budget, resources and progress against the School Development Plan. I have worked at Churchfield since November 2016 and I am very proud of our welcoming school, with kind staff who go above and beyond; enthusiastic and polite pupils and wonderfully supportive parent community. I returned from maternity leave in July 2020 and am currently working part-time to allow me to also care for my gorgeous and active little girl.

It is very rewarding being part of such a dedicated and enthusiastic group of governors who work tirelessly to make sure every child and their families have the best experience this school can offer.

Governor photo – Natalie Lorkins

Natalie Lorkins – Acting Headteacher

I am currently Acting Head teacher at Churchfield Primary School and previously worked at Lavender, part of Ivy Learning Trust.

I qualified as a teacher in 1993 and worked as an English teacher in secondary schools across London before becoming a Head of Department. I retrained as a Reading Recovery teacher in 2010 and began my journey in primary education. My English teaching training helped me to develop literacy teaching and a love of reading across the school, I am proud to be a part of such a wonderful school community and I love working with this fantastic team.

Governor photo – Rubina Ali

Rubina Ali – Parent Governor

I am excited about taking on this new role as a parent governor at this amazing school. I am the parent of a year one child who loves being at Churchfield. It is clear that the staff work incredibly hard here in order to provide the best experiences and learning opportunities for our children and I look forward to supporting the school in continuing to be the best and getting the recognition that it deserves.

I am a primary school teacher with 9 years of experience, mainly in schools in north London, where I was born and raised. I am interested in the Early Years and look forward to using my knowledge and experience to support the school in building strong foundations for all the children at Churchfield.

Governor photo – Alison Johnson

Ayshia Ahmed – Parent Governor

It is an absolute honour to be a parent governor for Churchfield.

Both my children started off in the nursery and have transitioned effortlessly through the school as a result of a dedicated, committed and strong staffing group.

At Churchfield it is more than just promoting academic attainment but ensuring that every child has a safe environment to grow and develop. I have seen this first-hand with my own children and as a parent governor, I aim to work alongside the team to ensure this holistic approach continues.

I am a social worker with 11 years of experience. I also have experience supporting children with additional needs and more recently qualified as a Mental Health 1st aider.   I look forward to using my knowledge and experience around safeguarding and child development to ensure Churchfield continues to grow and develop as a school whose primary aim is to help every child reach their full potential.

Governor photo – Alison Johnson

Alison Johnson – Staff Governor

I joined Churchfield as a Newly Qualified Teacher in September 2005 and quickly fell in love with the school. There is something very special about Churchfield and it has held, and continues to hold a very special place in my heart. During my 14 years at Churchfield I have taught in Nursery and Reception, have been the Literacy Lead and an SLE for the Gateway Teaching Alliance where I delivered training and support to other schools in ‘Talk for Writing’ and Phonics. My current roles are Early Years Lead, EAL lead and I am also a member of the Designated Safeguarding Team. I am an Early Years moderator for the Borough and have recently been asked to support other schools in Enfield to develop their Early Years provision.

As the Nursery teacher at Churchfield, I spend quality time building strong relationships with families which continue throughout their child’s schooling. Strong home school links and working with parents is essential to a child’s success at school and a part of my role which I love. As the second longest serving teacher at Churchfield, I have experienced the highs and lows of Churchfield’s journey and throughout it all, have shown an unwavering commitment and loyalty to the school. As a member of the Governing body, I hope to play a key role in Churchfield’s journey to delivering an outstanding Primary school experience for all our pupils.

Governor photo – Ebosa Ozoh

Ebosa Ozoh – Trust Appointed Governor

I am excited at the privilege of being appointed to the role of a Trust Appointed Governor at Churchfield Primary school. I reside within the London Borough of Enfield and I am a father and husband with three children who attend schools within Enfield.

I have a wealth of experience in information technology through designing and implementing information technology management systems over the past 20 years. I am also an Electrical/Electronics engineer by profession.

I am keen to volunteer my experience to the staff and management team at Churchfield Primary School in support of the potential career needs of children interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and management related careers.

I am looking forward to opportunities to utilise my experience/skills as a Trust Appointed Governor to support the school in its journey of delivering the best educational learning experience for children within the London Borough of Enfield.

Governor photo – Robert Plumb

Robert Plumb – Trust Appointed Governor

I was born and grew up in Enfield and attended both Primary and Secondary schools here before leaving and entering full time employment in the late 1980’s.

My Primary School was in fact Lavender Primary School that is today part of the Ivy Learning Trust and my family still reside in the Borough and my connections here remain strong.

I am a Senior Leader within Policing with a career approaching 30 years service having worked on numerous London Boroughs and specialist units and more recently working nationally and internationally representing my employer within my field of expertise. I have a proven track record of leadership in managing high performing and efficient units and teams and achieving sustained levels of improvement and accountability through challenge and robust frameworks.

I have a wealth of experiencing in Policing including Safeguarding, also Board Representation, Child Sexual Exploitation, Missing Persons and Vulnerable Young People, working with the Local Authority and other key partners to achieve best outcomes.

I have two teenage sons one of whom has just embarked upon life at university and the other entered further education.

Both attained gradings at A-level and GCSE in the summer of 2021 and as such I am acutely aware of the impact that the COVID pandemic had on young people and their education and the significant importance that schooling has within society and the development of our future adult population and the critical part that teachers play.

I wish to use my life experience, both personal and that attained in my employment and leadership roles held, to work with and support Churchfield Primary School, the Head and their staff, along with the Ivy Learning Trust to create the perfect environment for learning and the development of every child so they can flourish and achieve and “be the very best that they can be”.

Education is the right of every child. I have a genuine desire and willingness to make a positive and lasting difference to the education of all the children at the school.

Churchfield School Governors

Name

Title

Date of Appointment

Term of Office

Appointed by:

Declaration of Interest

Date Interest Declared

Louise Ray

Chair of Local Governors

15/9/2017
Reappointed 15/9/2021

4 Years

Ivy Learning Trust

Governor, Watchlytes Primary School

March 2022

Nicki Jaeggi

Interim Executive Headteacher

1/7/2018

Ex-officio

Ex-officio

1. Parent, CEO Attigo Academy Trust
2. Trustee, Edmonton Community Partnership.
3. Interim Executive Head for Watchlytes Primary School

1. 04/10/2020
2. 12/01/2022
3. 17/01/2022

Natalie Lorkins

Interim Headteacher

01/12/2020

Ex-officio

Ex-officio

Governor at Lavender Primary School

01/10/2020

Ayshia Ahmed

Parent Governor

21/02/2022

4 Years

Elected Parent

None

N/A

Rubina Ali

Parent Governor

23/06/2021

4 Years

Ivy Learning Trust

None

N/A

Alison Johnson

Staff Governor

14/02/2019

4 Years

Elected Staff

Partner employed at Churchfield Primary School

October 2021

Ebosa Ozoh

Trust Appointed Governor

01/05/2021

4 Years

Ivy Learning Trust

None

N/A

Robert Plumb

Trust Appointed Governor

15/07/2021

4 Years

Ivy Learning Trust

None

N/A

Vacancy

Trust Appointed Governor

4 Years

Ivy Learning Trust

N/A

N/A

Vacancy

Trust Appointed Governor

4 Years

Ivy Learning Trust

All governors are voting members of the Local Governing Board. Panels and working groups are established as needed, but there are no ongoing committees.

Declarations of Interests for Ivy Learning Trust Members and Trustees

View a PDF version of the declarations of interest below or download here: Ivy Learning Trust Declaration of Interests.pdf

Attendance Record

View a PDF version of the Attendance Record below or download here: Churchfield School Local GB Attendance 2020-21.pdf

Scheme of Delegation

View a PDF version of the Scheme of Delegation below or download here: Ivy Learning Trust Scheme of Delegation.pdf

Click here for The Trust’s Annual Report and Accounts, Memorandum, Articles of Association, Funding Agreements and the names of Trustees and Members.

Local Governors who have stepped down in the last 12 months

Name

Title

Date of Appointment

Date Stepped Down

Appointed by:

Esther Joseph

Parent Governor

23/06/2017

12/07/2021

Elected Parent

Sarah Salimullah

Parent Governor

14/02/2019

22/10/2021

Elected Parent

Governance documents which need to be available for public inspection can be requested by emailing the governance professional at governance@ivylearningtrust.org.

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