The Governing Body
Louise Ray – Chair of Governors
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 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 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.
Susie Owen – Vice Chair
I joined Churchfield’s governing board in April 2017 as the local authority governor, and continue to serve the board, after academisation, as a trust appointed governor. I am vice chair of the local governing board and my link governor roles are school improvement and pupil premium. 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.
Nicki Jaeggi – Staff Governor (Head Teacher)
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 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 (Deputy Head Teacher)
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.
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. My link role is special educational needs and disabilities.
Gwendoline Bankole-Jones – Co-opted Governor
I was appointed to Churchfield Primary’s governing board in June 2018. I feel very proud to have the opportunity to serve on the local governing board as well as contribute to the school community. Qualifying as a Barrister 27 years ago I have spent most of my professional life in the law, as an employment and equalities law specialist and building a solid track record in corporate, constitutional, information governance, and regulatory compliance. I have worked in a range of public and charity sector organisations, which has included holding Head of Legal Services and Monitoring Officer roles.
I also have significant experience working in education where as a lawyer I have been able to advise and assist schools with legal issues ranging from discrimination in education, policy reviews, panel hearings and exclusion appeals. I also taught part-time for 11 years at a community college in Hackney and more recently spent 6 years teaching English as a Foreign Language in China as part of a Sino-British programme for which I won a regional Friendship Award for excellent contributions to education. More recently, I qualified as an accredited Mediator.
My link governor role is school improvement. I have always been passionate about education and feel it important to have robust systems in place to monitor the quality of teaching and learning at school, with a view to maintaining very high standards and raising achievement. I believe we should always be looking to improve and help our pupils enjoy learning in a safe, happy and thriving environment. I am confident that my broad range of skills and expertise can be of great benefit to the school community.
|Name||Title||Link Role||Date of Appointment||Appointed by:|
|Mrs Louise Ray||Chair of Governors||Safeguarding |
Looked After Children
|15/9/2017||Ivy Learning Trust|
|Ms Emma Laikin||Staff Governor||23/6/2017||Elected staff|
|Ms Susie Owen||Vice Chair||Pupil Premium|
|1/4/2017||Ivy Learning Trust|
|Ms Esther Joseph||Parent Governor||Inclusion||1/1/2017||Elected parent|
|Mrs Nicki Jaeggi||Headteacher||1/7/2018|
|Ms Gwendoline Bankole-Jones||Trust Appointed Governor||School Improvement||22/6/2018||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.
Register of Pecuniary Interests
|Mrs Louise Ray||None|
|Ms Susie Owen||None|
|Mrs Nicki Jaeggi||None|
|Ms Emma Laikin||None|
|Ms Esther Joseph||None|
|Ms Gwendoline Bankole-Jones||None|