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
Information about Myself: 


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 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 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 (Maternity Leave)

Ms Lisa Biggin

Role: Interim Headteacher

Ms Lisa F Biggin is a former National Leader of Education and has been a Headteacher in six previous schools, including Interim posts, spanning 25 years, across the UK, specialising in schools causing concern and in diverse, multi faith organisations.

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 and key information will follow soon.  

Governor Type: Parent Governor
Responsibilities: Link Governor for Safeguarding, History, Geography
Information about Myself: 

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

Mr Hemen Shah is a newly elected Parent Governor and key information will follow soon.  

Governor Type: Parent Governor
Responsibilities: Link Governor for Science
Information about Myself: 

 Ms Jo Sattaur

Role: Clerk to the Governing Body