Glebe Primary School

Governor Profiles

Mrs Ngozi Anajuba

Governor Type: Parent Governor
Responsibilities: Link Governor for Maths, Science 

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 PSHCE, PE, Safeguarding and Pupil Premium, Community
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 Maths, Computing, Community

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 Assessment, Glebe centre of learning, English, 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. 


Mr Navin Shah

Governor Type: Co-opted Governor
Responsibilities: Chair of the Finance Committee and the Link governor for Art, DT, Music and Health & Safety
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.

Mrs Sheila Ordish

Governor Type: Co-opted Governor
Responsibilities: Link governor for English, RE and Equality
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 History, Geography and SEND (including inclusion)
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

Mr Upkar Singh Mandair is a newly elected Parent Governor 
Governor Type: Parent Governor
Responsibilities: Link Governor for Safeguarding, History, Geography

Mrs Swati Soni

Governor Type: Parent Governor
Responsibilities: Link Governor for PE, MFL, EYFS
Information about Myself: 
My children are both attending Glebe Primary School. As a Parent Governor, I would like to take this opportunity to play a role in the growth and progress of the our pupils as well as to support our school staff in bringing out the best from our wonderful children.

Mr Hemen Shah

  Governor Type: Parent Governor
Responsibilities: Link Governor for Science
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.  

 Ms Jo Sattaur

Role: Clerk to the Governing Body