Glebe Primary School

Governor Profiles

Mrs Ngozi Anajuba

Governor Type: Parent Governor
Responsibilities: Link Governor for Assessment, Maths, Computing, Wellbeing

Mr Aman Sawhney

Governor Type: Co-opted Governor
Responsibilities: Chair of Governors, Chair of Health, Safety and Premises Committee, Chair of Staffing and the Link Governor for Safeguarding, Health and Safety, DT, PE, Geography, PSHCE, Art, Community & Communication
Information about Myself: 

As a parent with three children at the school I will ensure the parents needs and requirements are listened to. I will look to add value to the amazing work already carried out at the school, so that the pupils are learning most effectively and achieve the best standards possible.

As I live in the local area, I will also continue in helping the school to be an integral part of the community. As a parent governor, I sit on the Community, Pupil and Parent Committee. I am also a Link Governor for PE.

 Mrs Jankhana Bhuta

Governor Type: Parent Governor
Responsibilities: Link Governor for Pupil premium, Computing, Art, Music, Finance

Ms Helene Galdin-O’Shea

Governor Type: Co-opted Governor
Responsibilities: Vice-Chair of the Governing Body, Chair of the Teaching, Learning and Staffing Committee, Link governor for Pupil premium, English, Phonics & Early reading, MFL, EYFS, CPD

CPD, EYFS and Foreign languages, Art
Information about Myself: 

I was a secondary English and media teacher for 25 years, particularly interested in professional development and evidence-based instruction, including the Science of Reading. Now as a Consultant Trainer focused on adolescent reading issues, I understand more than ever the fundamental part that a solid primary education plays, and our moral obligation to do everything we can so that children leave us at the end of Year 6 able to be successful in the next phase of their education. I am honoured to be able to use my own set of skills and knowledge to support Glebe’s Governing Body as well as offering challenge through the lens of a critical friend. 


Mrs Sheila Ordish

Governor Type: Co-opted Governor
Responsibilities: Link governor for SEND (including Inclusion), RE, Wellbeing
Information about Myself: 

I was offered the opportunity to become a governor earlier this year. 
My professional background is in Human Resources where I have worked in different sectors including retail, financial services and engineering.  I currently work in professional services specialising in complex employee relations matters. I have lived in Harrow for almost 30 years and hope that I can bring some of my experience to support the governors and the school.

Mrs Farihah Anwar-Simmons

Role: Headteacher 

Mrs Farihah Anwar-Simmons has worked as a teacher since 2004 and has held senior leadership roles for more than ten years.  She believes in the importance of lifelong learning and is committed to developing herself and others through a growth mindset approach.  Having worked in a number of multicultural schools in London she values diversity and wants all pupils to have access to an outstanding education so they can achieve their full potential.

Mrs Seema Varsani 

Governor Type: Parent Governor
Responsibilities: Link governor for Assessment, EYFS, History, Community & Communication
Information about Myself: I am an Assistant Headteacher in a local primary school in Harrow and have a passion for education and learning. I currently  have a child at Glebe Primary School.

Mr Upkar Singh Mandair

 Governor Type: Parent Governor
Responsibilities: Link Governor for Safeguarding, History, Geography, Community & Communication

Mrs Surjit Nandra

Governor Type:  Co-opted Governor
Responsibilities: Link Governor for Maths, MFL

Ms Jacqueline Elliott

Governor Type: LA Co-opted Governor
Responsibilities: Link Governor for SEND (including Inclusion), PSHCE

Mr Hemen Shah

  Governor Type: Parent Governor
Responsibilities: Link Governor for English, Phonics and Early reading, Science, Finance
Information about Myself: 

I am a partner at one of the Big 4 Consulting practices. My professional background is in financial crime and forensics data analytics. One of my passions and key personal goals, is to develop talent in data and analytics at grass roots particularly in girls. I live in the local area in Kenton and both of my daughters attend Glebe Primary School. I will bring all my professional experience in ensuring school resources are used optimally, parents requirements are taken into account and the school is run successfully.  

Mr Adnan Masket

Governor Type: Parent Governor
Responsibilities: Link Governor for PE, Music, Finance

Mr Dipesh Parekh

Governor Type: Co-opted Governor
Responsibilities: Link Governor for Health and Safety, DT

Mrs Anju Jivani

Governor Type: Parent Governor
Responsibilities: Link Governor 

 Ms Jo Sattaur

Role: Clerk to the Governing Body