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Who are we?

2 Staff Governors, including the Headteacher, who are teachers and other staff employed by the school and elected to the governing body by staff. Staff governors represent the views of staff at Mowlem at governing body meetings.

6 Co-opted Governors who are appointed by the governing body. They bring a wide range of skills and expertise to the Governing Body. 

1 Local Authority (LA) Governor who is appointed by the LA which maintains the school. They do not work for the LA but are people who live or work locally and are interested in supporting a local school. LA governors bring different perspectives to the governing body.

3 Parent Governors who are voted onto the governing body by other parents of children who attend the school. Parent governors play an important role in shaping the education and experience of their children at Mowlem.


Local Authority Governor

Diane Roome (Chair)

Parent Governors

Alfie Afsar Ali

Hasina Rahman

Burhan Ahmed

Co-opted Governors

Sue Thomas (Vice-Chair)

Sarah Ries-Coward (Vice-Chair)

Alyssa Braithwaite

Peter Owens  

 Staff Governors

Julia Burns (Headteacher)  

Gregory Rampersad

Associate Governors

Brian Brown

Ian Jones

Emma Moon 

Clerk to the Governing Body n

Tracey Lee

Further information about each of Governors can be found by clicking on our
Governor’s Biographies


Governor’s roles and register of interests


Committee membership

Operations Committee


Sarah Ries-Coward (Committee Chair); Julia Burns; Alfie Ali; Di Roome; Burhan Ahmed; and Peter Owens.

School Improvement Committee

Alyssa Brathwaite (Committee Chair); Julia Burns; Di Roome; Ian Jones; Greg Rampersad; Emma Moon; Sue Thomas and  Declan Crozier (observer)

Pay Committee

Three members from the Operations Committee

Pupil Disciplinary Committee

Any three eligible Governors

Hearings Committee

Any three eligible Governors

Appeals Committee

Any three eligible Governors


Link Governors

Early Years Foundation Stage: Ian Jones 

KS1: Sarah Ries-Coward and Sue Thomas

KS2: Hasina Rahman and Di Roome

SEND/Inclusion: Sue Thomas and Sarah Ries-Coward

Pupil Premium: Di Roome and Hasina Rahman

Sports Premium: Greg Rampersad 

Curriculum: Ian Jones and Peter Owens

Safeguarding/Child Protection/Behaviour & Safety: Di Roome & Alyssa Brathwaite

Science: Sarah Ries-Coward

Literacy: Di Roome

Computing: Ian Jones 

Arts: Alyssa Brathwaite

Mathematics: Ian Jones 

Health and Safety: Alfie Ali and Burhan Ahmed

Pupil and Parent Voice: Hasina Rahman

Behaviour and Safety: Alyssa Brathwaite & Di Roome

What do we do?

Governors make collective decisions as part of the Governing Body. Our main purpose is to help raise the educational standards and performance of Mowlem by supporting the work of the Headteacher and school staff. We ensure that the school runs effectively, that quality teaching and learning is happening across the school, that the budget is spent wisely and that Mowlem provides good value for money.

We make strategic decisions on how the school is run and are answerable to parents, the wider community and most importantly the children who attend Mowlem. We govern rather than manage giving direction and focus. The management of the school remains the responsibility of the Headteacher. We are responsible for:

  • Appointing Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher and ensuring the implementation of a range of personnel procedures.
  • Managing the school's budget.
  • Determining aims, policies and priorities for Mowlem.
  • Monitoring and evaluating the work of the school and setting targets.
  • Ensuring high levels of attendance and good standards of pupil behaviour.
  • Ensuring that all children in the schools have access to a broad and balanced curriculum, suitable to age, aptitude and ability, which prepares them for adult life.
  • Ensuring the health and safety of pupils and staff.

We meet 6 times annually, once each half term. In addition to these full Governing Body meetings our committees also meet at least once a term. The committees are School Improvement and Operations (Finance, Personnel, Premises) and are made up of a minimum of 3 Governors. The committee members discuss items in depth and make recommendations to the full governing body.

If you are interested in becoming a Governor, please contact the Chair of Governors via the school office: admin@mowlem.towerhamlets.sch.uk