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Curwen Primary School

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Local Advisory Board

Curwen Primary School has an active governing body. We act as “a critical friend” to the school, providing strategic governance to ensure that all children receive the best possible education. The governing body meets as a whole group each term and delegates its business to a range of committees, where appropriate.

(C1) Committee terms of reference 2017-18

What do we do

The governing body has an important part to play in raising school standards through its three key roles:

  • setting strategic direction
  • ensuring accountability
  • monitoring and evaluating school performance

We have responsibility together with the leadership team for agreeing the policies for the general running of the school. Our role is crucial:

  • We fulfil statutory duties to ensure that the school is a safe, healthy and an inclusive environment
  • We provide support and challenge to the leadership team of the school on all issues that affect the learning and welfare of our pupils

The governing body is drawn from the staff of the school, the Local Education Authority, parents and the wider community that our school serves. The usual term of office is four years but many governors stand for re-election and serve more than one term.

Who are we 

Mr Paul Harris 

TTLT Cheif Executive Officer- He is currently the Executive Head Teacher of four schools, of which he led to outstanding with Ofsted, as well as one nursery and children’s centre, all within the London Borough of Newham. 

Paul is passionate about ensuring that all children are given the very best life chances and has a proven track record of tackling key contextual issues to lead schools rapidly and sustainably to being outstanding in all categories.

Named Head Teacher of the Year in 2015, Paul is also a National Leader in Education (NLE) and school improvement advisor working with schools in challenging circumstances. Paul is a regular speaker at educational events, particularly after his involvement as a member of the DfE’s Rochford Review.

Pecuniary Interest 

 

 

Mr Syed Ali Ahmad 

Chair of Governors - Nazre Ahmed is a finance professional with extensive experience in large global organisations who has lived in London with his family for many years.  When not  working,he is a keen Aston Villa fan and is learning to cook.  Nazre says that he is proud to be associated with such a great school and looks forward to continuing to provide advice, assurance and control around the school's expenditure to ensure that we are getting the best for our children.

Pecuniary Interest 

 

Ms Joan Spencer

Vice Chair - Joan has been a Parent Governor at Curwen School for approximately two years and has worked with children and young people for over 25 years in a variety of settings, currently working in a  local secondary School as a Behaviour & Inclusion Support Officer providing support for students who are facing barriers to learning, such as behaviour, attendance and SEN in order to identify appropriate interventions which will assist them to reach their full potential. Previous to this, Joan worked in the Borough of Newham as an Education Welfare Officer for 7 years working in partnership with a caseload of primary and secondary schools including looked after child protection.  Joan is passionate about the role of parents in supporting their child’s education and strives to promote this to parents as the child’s primary educator.

Pecuniary Interest


 

Mr Luthfur Miah

 

My name is Luthfur Miah I am the father of two children. My eldest child attends the reception class at Curwen Primary School.
I enjoy exercising and keeping fit. I also enjoy looking after my family and visiting different places around the country. My children’s development is of upmost important to me and I invest time in ensuring that my family are active and are enjoying new experiences.
I have lived in Plaistow since 2004 and I have always campaigned for better local community services in my local area, for car parking spaces, adequate lighting and cleaner playgrounds.
I am an IT professional and I have been working for the Mayor of London and the Greater London Authority for the last 17 years. I am also a Unison member and an elected Unison Representative because I enjoy helping people and ensuring that people around me are being treated fairly.
I am proud and honoured to be elected as a Parent Governor and I am looking forward to representing the parents of Curwen Primary School to the best of my ability.

Pecuniary Interest


 



 

Ms Rachael Gregory 

Rachael Gregory is a commercial litigation solicitor specialising in large scale civil fraud claims, often with an international aspect. Rachael is a firm believer in the importance of education and the availability of opportunities for all children from all walks of life.

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Ms Jasmine Barker 

Jasmine Barker is a chartered accountant with over 15 years experience working in international financial services/organisations. She has a keen interest in Education and Governance and is honoured to join the Curwen Local Advisory Board as a School Governor. She looks forward to making a positive contribution to the LAB and school community going forward.

Pecuniary Interest


Mrs Kate Mansfield

Acting Head of School - Kate has worked at Curwen Primary School since doing her initial teacher training here more than ten years ago. She has enjoyed the journey at Curwen as the school has grown from a 2-form to a 4-form entry and gone from strength-to-strength.

Pecuniary Interest

 


 

Miss Carly Tully

Since starting at Curwen 6 years ago as a support assistant in class, Carly has worked as a PE assistant. For the last few years she has been the Extended Schools Lead and is now the current PE Lead and a TeamUp Ambassador. Outside of school, she currently manages the U14 girls at Dagenham and Redbridge FC. Due to the dropout in girls sports across the country, it is now Carly's main focus to engage as many girls as possible to participate in sport and has become a prime goal of hers to achieve.

Pecuniary Interest


 

Ms Swasthi Mahabeer

Swasthi  came to Curwen Primary School as an Overseas Trained Teacher from South Africa and has served as a Staff Governor for over 10 years as well as well as being the Safeguarding Link Governor.  She is also the PPA Leader, teaching across the school from Nursery to Year 6 as well as the school’s Health & Safety Manager and  has seen the school grow both in size and academically, and saying no two years or terms have been the same. Outside of school, Swasti’s interests include music concerts, visiting galleries and museums and also reading.

Pecuniary Interest

 

Name

Type

Start Date

End Date

Pecuniary Interest

Declared Business and Financial Interest

Ms Carly Tully 

Staff Governor 

 

 

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Carly is now the current PE Lead and a TeamUp Ambassador. Outside of school, she currently manages the U14 girls at Dagenham and Redbridge FC. Carly's main focus to engage as many girls as possible to participate in sport.

 

Ms Jasmine Barker 

School Governor 

 

 

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Jasmine has a keen interest in Education and Governance and is honoured to join the Curwen Local Advisory Board as a School Governor. She looks forward to making a positive contribution to the LAB and school community going forward.

 

Ms Joan Spencer

 

 

Parent  Governor

 

 

11/02/2016

 

 

10/02/2020

 

 

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No business or financial interest declared

Mrs Kate Mansfield

 

Headteacher

 

01/09/2017

 

 

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Married to the Director of the TTLT Training Hub. No other business or financial interest declared.

 

Mr Luthfur Miah

 

 

Parent Governor

 

15/11/2017

14/11/2021

 

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No business or financial interest declared

 

 

Ms Rachael Gregory 

 

 

Co-opted Governor 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ms Swasthi Mahabeer

Co-opted Governor

13/10/2015

 

12/10/2019

 

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No business or financial interest declared

 

 

Mr Syed Ali Ahmad

Chair of Governors

26/09/2017

25/09/2021

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Finance professional. No business or financial interest declared.

Mr Paul Harris

Executive Head Teacher

 

 

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Married to Senco at Kensington Primary School. Executive Head Teacher at Rebecca Cheetham Nursery and Children’s Centre, Ofsted inspector, National Leader of Education.