Mowlem Primary

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Governors

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.

The Governing Body (Click HERE to read our information booklet.)

 Staff Governors

Julia Burns (Headteacher)  
Jonathan Stylianou

Parent Governors

Alfie Afsar Ali
Hasina Rahman

Burhan Ahmed

Local Authority Governor

Diane Roome (Chair)

Associate Governors

Brian Brown

Ian Jones

Co-opted Governors

Sue Thomas (Vice-Chair)
Sarah Ries-Coward (Vice-Chair)
Alyssa Braithwaite

Peter Owens

Joachim Horn  

 
Clerk to the Governing Body: 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

Name

Appointed by

Term of office

Business Interests Governance in other Educational Institutions

Attendance

at governing body meetings 2017/18

Attendance at committee meetings 2017/18

Alfie Afsar Ali

Parent Governor (elected by Parents)

09.02.2016 -08.02.2020

None

50% (3 of 6)

83% (5 of 6)

Jonathan Stylianou  

Staff Governor (elected by staff)

07.07.2018-06.07.2022

None

100% (2 of 2)

100% (1 of 1)

Brian Brown

Associate Governor

 

None

n/a

n/a

Alyssa Brathwaite

Co-opted Governor

22.03.2016 – 21.03.2020

None

50% (3 of 6)

83% (5 of 6)

Julia Burns

Headteacher

22.10.2000 onwards

None

100% (6 of 6)

100% (12 of 12)

Ian Jones

Associate  Governor

16.10.2018-15.10.2019

Headteacher Governor at Marion Richardson School

83% (5 of 6)

83% (5 of 6)

Peter Owens

Co-opted Governor

17.10.2017 – 16.10.2021

None

50% (3 of 6)

80% (4 of 5)

Hasina Rahman

Parent Governor (elected by parents)

15.05.2018 – 14.05.2022

None

83% (5 of 6)

NA

Sarah Ries-Coward

Co-opted Governor

24.05.2016 – 23.05.2020

None

67% (4 of 6)

100% (6 of 6)

Diane Roome

LA Governor

15.09.2015 – 14.09.2019

None

100% (6 of 6)

83% (10 of 12)

Sue Thomas

Co-opted Governor

23.10.2015-22.10.2019

None

50% (3 of 6)

50% (3 of 6)

Burhan Uddin Ahmed  

Parent Governor (elected by parents)

20.07.2017 – 19.07.2021

None

83% (5 of 6)

80% (4 of 5)

Joachim Horn  

Co-opted Governor

22.03.2016 – 21.03.2020

None

100% (1 of 1)

100% (1 of 1)

 

Committee membership

Operations Committee

 

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

School Improvement Committee

Alyssa Brathwaite (Committee Chair); Julia Burns; Di Roome; Ian Jones; Johnny Stylianou; 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 and Johnny Stylianou

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: Johnny Stylianou

Curriculum: Ian Jones and Peter Owens

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

Science: Sarah Ries-Coward

Literacy: Di Roome

Computing: Joachim Horn

Arts: Alyssa Brathwaite

Mathematics: Joachim Horn

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