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CofE Primary School Going for GOLD with faith

Our Governors

Alison Schulte 

Chair of Governors

 

I became a governor at Christchurch in March 2016 and was elected Chair in September of the same year. I serve on both the Teaching and Learning and Finance and Resources committees and am the designated link governor for Safeguarding and Child Protection. I have a strong Christian faith and represent the Parish Council of Christ Church with St Laurence on the Governing Board.

 

I live very close to the school and my association with it goes back over 20 years as my son,  (Alexander) , was a pupil here from 1998,when he started in Nursery through to 2006 when he finished Year 6.

 

My whole working career was in education. After 10 years working as a teacher of modern languages in two comprehensive schools in Hertfordshire, I moved  to North West London in the late 1980s and eventually became a Deputy Headteacher in a secondary school in the borough of  Camden. I retired from teaching in 2015. I hold a lifelong belief in the power of a good education to transform lives and enable every child to fulfil their potential. It is a great privilege to be able to serve as a governor at Christchurch and to contribute to its continued success as a school.

 

Retirement has allowed me time for my many interests and hobbies :  among them , foreign travel, learning Spanish, reading, theatre and cinema, walking, cycling, swimming and Pilates.      

Mother Christine Cargill

 

I am the current Priest in Charge at Christ Church. I am also the Vicar at St. Anne's , our neighbouring parish. Before I was a priest I was a teacher, both in Australia and in London.

 

I have lived in London since 2003 and am committed to ensuring each one of our children and our staff knows that we are created in the image of God and as such we are people of value.This underpins our school's commitment to Going for GOLD with faith.

 

I regularly lead Collective Worship in school.

Lesley Daisley -

Finance & Resources Leader

 

I moved to Brent 1984 and have lived close to the school since 1995. 

 

Over the last twenty years I have been on the Governing Board of three Brent schools. I firmly believe that all children deserve the best of educations. As governors, we are here to ensure that the school is doing the best it can do to fulfil this aim.

 

I spent my career working in Information Technology across manufacturing, heavy engineering and newspaper production. 

 

I enjoy being part of the well liked and  successful Christ Church school community and spending time with parents, children and all the staff.

Rohin Murari

Local Authority Governor

 

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Tara Stroud

Parent Governor

 

My career background has given me skills which I believe I can bring to the governing board and assist them in achieving set goals;

With a background in HR, I am familiar with GDPR rules and regulations of confidentiality. 

Having worked with the finance departments in 2 companies, I believe I will be able to challenge and assist with financial matters.

I also have experience in Health and Safety for an entire building which could hold 700+ people at any given time.

My interest in building and maintaining a thriving community led me to volunteer at multiple organisations. 

I have assisted with the Kings Coronation celebration at our school and I'm keen to work closely with Christ Church at future events. 

Being born and raised in NW6, Kilburn, I believe I would continue to support Christ Church even after my daughter moves on to further education.

Eman Yaseen

Staff Governor

 

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Ian Woolgar

Foundation Governor

 

 

I was appointed to the school’s Governing Board in November 2023.

 

After reading History at Sussex University, I’ve had a career background in marketing & business management with differing international companies latterly working at C Suite level. Subsequently I started several SME’s and am currently a Director of a niche Travel Company. I live locally in London and am married with 3 grown up children

 

I am a firm believer in the critical importance of education as a springboard for life most particularly for those with a disadvantaged background in whatever form that takes.

 

I am the Governor Chair elect at The City College London and a mentor with both The Social Mobility Foundation and Visionaries, a social enterprise organisation for entrepreneurs founded by the Capital City College Group.

Davina Marie

Foundation Governor

 

As of September 2023, I am delighted to join the team at Christ Church and look forward to working with you all.

 

I studied Modern Languages at the University of Durham and then joined the teaching profession via Teach First. Since then, I have also completed two Master’s degrees in comparative literature. I have been Head of Modern Languages at Queen’s College London since 2016 and I have lived in Brondesbury since 2014.

 

The school’s ethos and vision are clearly have a vital role to play in the pupils’ evolution into compassionate, caring and successful citizens and I look forward to working with the teaching body and the governing body to that collective aim. 

Jason Kosky

Associate Governor

 

My name is Jason Kosky and I’m the PCC Governor. I currently hold the position of Associate Governor

 

 

 

As a former parent of a child who attended the school it gives me great pleasure to still be able to serve the children and families of Christ Church.

An introduction to the Governing Body of our school

 

Christ Church School is a Voluntary-Aided Foundation school in the London Borough of Brent. It has a very long connection with the Parish Church, Christ Church with St. Lawrence, Brondesbury, whose Rector founded the school in 1889.

Our Governors are volunteers appointed by the Parish Church Council (PCC), Brent Deanery, The Diocese of London and the Local Authority (Brent). There are also Governors elected by the parents and staff. We serve for 4 years, but it is possible to stand for re-election at the end of that period. As you will see from our list, Governors come from many different backgrounds and walks of life and bring a whole range of knowledge and skills. All have one thing in common – along-standing interest in education and a commitment to making Christ Church a school where all can flourish in their learning and personal development.

 

Our role

 

All Governing Bodies have 3 core strategic functions:

  • To ensure the school has a clear vision and ethos and is ambitious for its pupils
  • To hold the Headteacher to account for the performance of the school and the pupils and the Performance Management of staff
  • To oversee the financial performance of the school and ensure its money is well spent

In practice, that means we work closely with the Headteacher and other leaders in the school to set high expectations for the children so that they make excellent progress and achieve the best outcomes possible. We also ensure that all the correct procedures are in place for keeping children safe at school and that these are monitored regularly.

We have regular meetings and visit the school to make sure we know how it runs on a day-to-day basis. Every Governor is linked to an area of the school or the curriculum. Some Governors also support the Headteacher by meeting with teams from the Diocese or Brent to ensure standards are rigorously monitored.

At our meetings we receive detailed reports from the Headteacher and other staff about targets, achievements and progress of the pupils and what the school is doing to improve even further. We expect to support the Leadership Team in setting its priorities for development and reviewing progress regularly. Our role is to ask probing questions as “critical friends”, to challenge expectations and , where necessary, suggest improvements. In this way we are holding the school to account and helping staff to make it even better.

The Governors support the Leadership Team in setting the budget each year and are then responsible for agreeing it. We receive regular updates on the budget throughout the year and aim to ensure that resources are being used in a way that leads to the best outcomes for the children.

 

What can you do to support us?

We believe that a STRONG PARTNERSHIP between the school, the family and the child is key to a child’s success, as is excellent attendance and a positive attitude to learning.

We ask you to support your child to be the best that she or he can be by reinforcing our high expectations. We want you all to encourage your children to attend every day, on time and to show a positive, determined attitude to learning and respectful behaviour.

If you are interested in joining us, or have any questions, please contact me via the school office.

 

Alison Schulte

Chair of Governors

 

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Attendance

Class of the Week

  • Year 3 100%

Current Totals

  • Nursery 90.1%
  • Reception 93.8%
  • Year 1 98.6%
  • Year 2 89.6%
  • Year 3 100%
  • Year 4 97.4%
  • Year 5 94.3%
  • Year 6 99.1%

Overall School

  • Weekly: 96.2% Year to date: 95.9%

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Class Points

  • Nursery
  • Reception
  • Year 1 - Flamingo
  • Year 2 - Kingfisher
  • Year 3 – Quetzal
  • Year 4 - Phoenix
  • Year 5 - Hummingbird
  • Year 6 – Sisserou
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