The Local Governing Body
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 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.
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.
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 – Trust Appointed 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.
Sarah Salimullah – Parent Governor
I am delighted to be appointed as a new Parent Governor for Churchfield Primary School and look forward to exploring the learning experiences alongside wider school life for our children. I currently have two children on roll at the school and have enjoyed watching their progress over time and have recognised the positive values that school has begun to embed.
I have over 13 years teaching experience and currently work in an Inner London Secondary school as the head of a large faculty which delivers a number of subjects across the school. This has been a rewarding role that has enabled me to assess the strengths in curriculum delivery and identify areas of development in order to secure better academic outcomes for our pupils as well as support their well being during school.
I hope to utilise these skills as Parent governor and support the school in its journey to becoming the best they can be”
Alison Gyimah – 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.
Paawan Munjal – Trust Appointed Governor
I joined Churchfield’s governing board in December 2018 as a trust appointed governor. I believe that all children deserve the best start in life so that they can go on to achieve their full potential. I work with other governors to ensure that the leadership deliver on the agreed Plan for the school and generally hold them to account for the school’s performance.
I am a qualified Chartered Accountant and have been a Company Director for over 15 years. I intend to bring my commercial experience and skills to the governing board in any way that I can. I live in Enfield with my wife and two children.
Jonathan Christodoulou – Trust Appointed Governor
I have been a trust appointed governor for Churchfield since December 2018 and have previously worked with children, as a volunteer with the Enfield Youth Offending Team, and vulnerable children, through the Radiomarathon Charity. Having worked with young offenders, I understand the need for quality education and a safe environment for children and believe a good education during primary school builds a strong foundation for achievement.
I am a senior consultant for a business consultancy based in the City of London and my expertise in the field will prove invaluable to Churchfield school.
|Name||Title||Date of Appointment||Term of Office||Appointed by:|
|Mrs Louise Ray||Chair of Governors||15/9/2017||4 Years||Ivy Learning Trust|
|Vacancy||Vice Chair||4 Years||Ivy Learning Trust|
|Ms Esther Joseph||Parent Governor||1/1/2017||4 Years||Elected parent|
|Mrs Nicki Jaeggi||Headteacher||1/7/2018||Ex-officio||Ex-officio|
|Ms Gwendoline Bankole-Jones||Trust Appointed Governor||22/6/2018||4 Years||Ivy Learning Trust|
|Sarah Salimullah||Parent Governor||14/02/2019||4 Years||Elected Parent|
|Alison Gyimah||Staff Governor||14/02/2019||4 Years||Elected Staff|
|Paawan Munjal||Trust Appointed Governor||13/12/2018||4 Years||Ivy Learning Trust|
|Jonathan Christodoulou||Trust Appointed Governor||13/12/2018||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.
Register of Pecuniary Interests
Please see the following link Ivy Learning Trust Declaration of Interests 2018/19
Scheme of Delegation
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Local Governors who have stepped down in the last 12 months.
|Name||Title||Link Role||Date of Appointment||Date Stepped Down||Appointed by:|
|Susie Owen||Vice Chair||1/4/2017||31/08/2019||Ivy Learning Trust|
|Emma Laikin||Elected Staff||23/06/2017||31/12/2018||Elected Staff|