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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.      

Karen Moran -

Vice-Chair of Governors

Parent Governor

 

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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.

Fiona Dwinger -

Chair of Teaching & Learning Committee

 

Since moving to London in 2017, it has been my goal to be engaged in a volunteering role in which I can use my skills, experience and time to give back to my local community. I am also passionate about education and in supporting a learning environment in which young people can develop to their fullest potential. It is therefore a privilege to be a governor and Chair of the Teaching and Learning Committee at Christ Church School.

 

I have 10 years’ experience in education and capacity-building programs in Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Before moving to London, I gained valuable grassroots experience working at a board of education in Hiroshima, Japan for three years, and teaching foreign languages at local schools. Growing up in a German household in South Africa, I am enthusiastic about the creative resourcefulness that is synonymous with living and working in a diverse community.

Lesley Daisley -

Chair of Finance & Resources Committee

 

Jason Kosky

 

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Josephine Francoise-Poncet

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Rohin Murari

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Saeed Akhtar -

Parent Governor

 

I am Saeed Akhtar, I have done my master degree in accounting and finance and was engaged with corporate sector for the last 25 years mostly in middle east.  I have been in UK since 2019 and recently joined Christ Church Primary CE as a Volunteer mainly in office administration and recently offered myself for the Board of Governors representing the parents.

This is because my 2 daughters are studying here which appeals me to serve in any capacity offered.  As my career was mostly involved with Finance, Supply Chain, HR, strategic planning and budgeting, I would like to contribute my efforts to support the team and make the organisation achieve its goals efficiently in terms of numbers.

This is a highly prestigious moment for me and I am obliged to the management for their trust, and this very opportunity will definitely strengthen my confidence working with senior management and striving for the cause of the future generation.

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 5 98.5%

Current Totals

  • Nursery 94.3%
  • Reception 84.3%
  • Year 1 80.9%
  • Year 2 87.3%
  • Year 3 97.6%
  • Year 4 91.8%
  • Year 5 98.5%
  • Year 6 97.1%

Overall School

  • Weekly: 92.1% Year to date: 95.1%

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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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