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Governors

Welcome to the Governors page, where you can find out more about the schools governing body and what we do.

Each school has its own Governing Body, the formal role of the Governing Body is to play an important part in the strategic leadership of the school, working with and supporting the Headteacher and staff. 
 
The governing body is made up of a cross-section of the local community and includes parent representatives of children at the school. Parent governors have an important part to play in the work of the governing body. Abbey is a vital part of the local community and the Governing Body plays an important role in ensuring the school continues to build on the success that the Headteacher and his staff have worked so hard to achieve. Some of the duties include:
  • setting strategic direction, policies and objectives
  • approving the school budget
  • reviewing progress against the schools budget and objectives
  • appointing, challenging and supporting the headteacher

Who are we?

The current membership consists of the following:

Cllr Rashmikant Joshi

Local Authority Governor

Chair of Governors

Date Appointed: 27/10/16

Term of Office: 4 years

Appointment Ceases: 26/10/20

Attendance (academic year 2016/2017) - 3 out of 5 meetings

Business & Pecuniary Interests (inc governance roles at other schools): None

Mrs Sangita Chauhan

Co-opted Governor

Vice Chair of Governors

Date Appointed:19/03/15

Term of Office: 4 years

Appointment Ceases: 18/03/19

Attendance (academic year 2016/2017) - 3 out of 5 meetings

B & P Interests: None

Cllr Manjoola Sood

Co-opted Governor  

Date Appointed:19/03/15

Term of Office: 4 years

Appointment Ceases: 18/03/19

Attendance (academic year 2016/2017) - 4 out of 5 meetings

B & P Interests: Associate member - Catherine Infant School

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Mr Tej Lallh

Co-opted Governor  

Date Appointed:19/03/15

Term of Office: 4 years

Appointment Ceases: 18/03/19

Attendance (academic year 2016/2017) - 4 out of 5 meetings

B & P Interests: None

Mrs Shelly Singh

Co-opted Governor  

Date Appointed:19/03/15

Term of Office: 4 years

Appointment Ceases: 18/03/19

Attendance (academic year 2016/2017) - 1 out of 5 meetings

B & P Interests: None

Mr Sandeep Koltharkar

Co-opted Governor  

Date Appointed:19/03/15

Term of Office: 4 years

Appointment Ceases: 18/03/19

Attendance (academic year 2016/2017) - 4 out of 5 meetings

B & P Interests: None

Ms Alpa Kotecha

Co-opted Governor  

Date Appointed:19/03/15

Term of Office: 4 years

Appointment Ceases: 18/03/19

Attendance (academic year 2016/2017) - 5 out of 5 meetings

B & P Interests: Governorship at Falcons Primary School

Ms Priti Parekh

Parent Governor  

Date Appointed:16/09/12

Term of Office: 4 years

Appointment Ceases: 15/09/16

Attendance (academic year 2016/2017) - 5 out of 5 meetings

B & P Interests: None

Mr Mukesh Khurana

Co-opted Governor  

Date Appointed:19/03/15

Term of Office: 4 years

Appointment Ceases: 18/03/19

Attendance (academic year 2016/2017) - 5 out of 5 meetings

B & P Interests: None

Dr Robyn Cooper

Clerk (Non voting)  

Date Appointed: 08/01/14

Term of Office: 

Appointment Ceases:

B & P Interests: None

Mr Tim Foster

Headteacher

Date Appointed:01/09/06

Term of Office: 

Appointment Ceases: 

Register of Interests: Spouse, sister-in-law and step-daughter employed by the school.

Attendance (academic year 2016/2017) - 5 out of 5 meetings

B & P Interests: Staff. Spouse, sister-in-law and step-daughter employed by the school.

Mr Abdish Tarah

Co-opted Governor  (Resigned)

Date Appointed:19/03/15

Term of Office: 4 years

Appointment Ceases: 18/03/19

Attendance (academic year 2016/2017) - 3 out of 5 meetings

B & P Interests: Governorship's at Moat Community College and Coleman Primary School

Dr Reenu Chopra

Parent Governor  

Date Appointed:21/03/14

Term of Office: 4 years

Appointment Ceases: 20/03/18

Attendance (academic year 2016/2017) - 4 out of 5 meetings

B & P Interests: None

Miss Priya Saujani

Staff Governor  

Date Appointed:12/09/13

Term of Office: 4 years

Appointment Ceases: 11/09/17

Attendance (academic year 2016/2017) - 3 out of 5 meetings

B & P Interests: Staff

Mrs Urvashi Raithatha

Co-opted Governor  

Date Appointed:19/03/15

Term of Office: 4 years

Appointment Ceases: 18/03/19

Attendance (academic year 2016/2017) - 4 out of 5 meetings

B & P Interests: Staff

Finance and Personnel  

 
Cllr R Joshi (Chair)
Ms A Kotecha
Mr T Lallh
Mrs S Singh
Mr M Khurana
Mr S Koltharkar
Mr T Foster (Headteacher)

Behaviour & Safety

 
Ms A Kotecha (Chair)
Mrs U Raithatha
Mrs P Parekh
Mr A Tarah
Mr S Koltharkar
Mr T Foster (Headteacher)
Mr A Hughes (Premises Officer)

Standards and School Improvement

Mrs S Chauhan (Chair)
Cllr R Joshi
Mr S Kolthakar
Miss P Saujani
Cllr M Sood
Dr R Chopra
Mr T Foster (Headteaher)

Curriculum

 
Mrs P Parekh (Chair)
Mrs S Chauhan
Mrs URaithatha
Mrs S Singh
Dr M Rafeek
Dr R Chopra
Mr T Foster (Headteacher) 

Specific Responsibilities

Child Protection: Mr A Tarah
SEND: Mr A Tarah
Literacy: Mrs P Parekh
Maths: Dr R Chopra
Health & Safety: Ms A Kotecha

Discipline/Capability/Grievance/Pupil Discipilinary/Pay (appeals)

Any three non-staff Governors.  Each Committee to consist of three Governors; Governor representation on Appeals Committee to be drawn from three of the remaining Governors not participating in the first Committee.

Complaints

Any three non-staff Governors who have no prior knowledge of the complaint.