Glebe Primary School

Governor Profiles

Mrs Ngozi Anajuba

Governor Type: Parent Governor
Responsibilities: Link Governor for Mathematics, Computing and Modern Foreign Languages

Mrs Zeena Bishop

Governor Type: Parent Governor
Responsibilities: Link Governor for Community Engagement
Information about Myself: 

I am a parent governor, and I sit on the community, pupil and parent committee. I have twin boys at Glebe and a one year old.

I started my career as a nursery nurse and progressed to a special educational needs (SEN) family support worker. Some of my work placements have been in; SEN schools, social services nurseries, Surestart children’s centres and within health care teams.

In my previous job as a SEN family support worker for Islington Council (15 years), I acquired a broad range of experience and knowledge with the curriculum, as well as expertise in helping to breaking down barriers in relation to SEN, parenting and the community. As a lead professional, I have supported parent’s empowerment, and worked within a multidisciplinary team to ensure consistency and safeguarding.

Currently, I work for a local charity who support families, who have family members who have been diagnosed with ADHD and/or Autism. I am a facilitator of the Incredible Years Parenting Program and now deliver specialist ADHD and Autism parenting programs.  As a parent governor I will ensure the parent voice is represented in all decisions made by the Governing Body to ensure Glebe continues to be in the heart of the whole community.

Mr Sam Wooldridge

Governor Type: Parent Governor
Responsibilities: Link governor 

Mr Aman Sawhney

Governor Type: Parent Governor
Responsibilities: Chair of Governors, Chair of Health, Safety and Premises Committee, Chair of Covid-19, Chair of Staffing and the Link governor for PE
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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
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Mrs Jeanette D’Costa

Governor Type: Co-opted Governor
Responsibilities: Vice-Chair of the Governing Body, Chair of Staffing Committee. Link Governor for CPD, Science and mathematics
Information about Myself: 

I first became a school governor in 2004 following a three-day immersion visit to Glebe as part of my learning and development at the DfE. I was interested in finding out more about how a school worked, and was happy to volunteer, to develop my skills further.  I became involved with the school before my eldest son was born, and have continued to support the school in my role as governor throughout his time at Glebe, and continue to do so now he has left.  I am a statistician and was very interested in the school’s data, and how it supports pupil progress and the running of the school.  During my time as a governor, I have carried out a number of roles, including being link governor for maths since I joined, stepping in as Chair of Governors for a short while in 2012, and have been Vice-Chair for a number of years.  I have been link governor in a number of other areas as well, including English, PE, Art & Design, SEN & Inclusion, and the Glebe Knowledge Centre.

Ms Helene Galdin-O’Shea

Governor Type: Co-opted Governor
Responsibilities: Vice-Chair of the Governing Body, Link governor for Assessment and Knowledge Centre
Information about Myself: 

I have been a secondary teacher for twenty years now and feel that I have a sound knowledge of educational issues; furthermore, I keep abreast of educational debates with keen interest and participate in – and organise – many events catering for teachers’ professional learning. Glebe is one of our primary school feeders and one I have admired the work that they do, particularly around EAL and languages for a while. Glebe are excellent at forging partnerships and working in networks, and all the teachers I have dealt with in the past have been warm, professional, ambitious for their school and students. As co-director of Canons Park Teaching School Alliance, I know the importance of forging strong relationships which are mutually beneficial. When the opportunity to join the governing body arose, I felt that it would be an excellent opportunity to develop my knowledge of the primary sector, to contribute to the governance of a school for whom school improvement is a moral and ethical imperative. I do hope that some of my skillset will prove useful to the monitoring of the areas to which I am linked, particularly assessment and Glebe as a Knowledge Centre, my own interests and responsibilities at school being around educational research evidence to inform school improvement.  I look forward to making a significant contribution.

 

Mr Navin Shah

Governor Type: Co-opted Governor
Responsibilities: Chair of the Finance Committee and the Link governor for Promoting Community Cohesion and Global Cohesion.
Information about Myself: 

An architect by profession, I came to the UK as a University College London scholar in 1973. I have worked as an Architect and Development Planner and joined the Labour party in 1977 after becoming involved in Community Action groups in Brent and Harrow. Elected as a Harrow Councillor for Kenton East Ward from 1994-2014, I was the Leader of Harrow Council from 2004 to 2006, and remained the Harrow Labour Group Leader until June 2008. I was a founder member and the trustee of the Harrow Anti-Racist Alliance, serving as the Board Member of Harrow Equalities Centre, and a Governor of Glebe School.
A member of the Fabian Society, I remain especially interested in community cohesion and planning, regeneration and housing. I currently serve on the Oversight and Planning Committee and I am the lead Labour Group member for Regeneration. I live in Harrow and in my spare time I enjoy art, music, travel and photography.

Mr James Leigh

Governor Type: Co-opted Governor

Sheila Ordish

Governor Type: Co-opted Governor
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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 Sharon Ives

Governor Type: Staff Governor
Responsibilities: Chair of Teaching and Learning Committee, Link governor for Humanities and Design Technology
Information about Myself: 

I have been a teacher at Glebe Primary School for over twenty years and a staff governor for over four years. I am currently the Deputy Headteacher and the Inclusion Leader. As a staff governor, I ensure the voice of the staff, is represented during Governing Body meetings. I contribute to the decisions made about our school and ensure that we continue to provide an outstanding education for all of our learners.

Mrs Farihah Anwar-Simmons

Role: Headteacher 

Ms Jo Sattaur

Role: Clerk to the Governing Body

Ms Seema Varsani 

Governor Type: Parent Governor
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