Governing Body

Our governors are formed from parents, staff, the local community and the Education Authority.

Our Governors

Montbelle Primary School Board of Governors  
Irene Morley
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Chair of Governors

Chair of Governors, (Governor since March 2016).

No pecuniary interests.

Chair of Governors at Foxfield Primary School

Clerk to Governing Body at two schools in Bromley.

No staff or governor relationships
I have been a governor at various Greenwich schools at both primary and secondary level since 2000.

I worked in Human Resources at Greenwich Council for many years until my retirement in 2013 and until recently lived in Mottingham. I am a Chair of Governors at Foxfield Primary School which is an outstanding school in Greenwich.

I became first became a governor as I have lived and worked in Greenwich all my life and I wanted to give something back to the community. I believe that all children deserve the best possible education and the chance to achieve their full potential.

It is an exciting time to be a governor at Montbelle and I am looking forward to getting to know the school and being part of the school’s continuing journey towards excellence.
Koyeli Solanki
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Vice Chair of Governors, Community Governor, (Governor since January 2012). No pecuniary interests.Parent Governor at Harris Greenwich, Clerk to Governing Body at various schools in Bromley and Kingston. No staff or governor relationships. LAC Governor. Link Governor for Early Years.100% Full Governors Meeting attendance 14/15. Committees & 14/15 attendance: Resources (100%), Teaching & Learning (100%).My background is in business, but I have been working with a number of schools as a Clerk to Governors for the last 18 months, giving me a better insight into the role of governors within the school community.I am the Link Governor for Early Years (Nursery and Reception), and look forward to getting to know the new children in those classes.You may have seen me around school, and it is our aim as a governing body to be more engaged with teachers and children this year, and to raise our profile with parents as well.
Mrs. Sharon Woodrow shazParent Governor (Governor since June 2015). No pecuniary interests. No staff or governor relationships. Link Governor for Year 1.I am married to Daniel and have three children here at Montbelle - Noah year 6, Charley year 3 and Sophie Year 1. I am Australian and have been living here for 11 years. I am a full time mum, active member of the PTA, run a Toddler group and new mums group in our church. Children's learning and development is a passion of mine and I want to support the school in their endeavours to make Montbelle an exciting and challenging place to learn and grow. I have worked with children, parents and staff in many different roles throughout the years and embrace this new challenge as Parent governor.
Ed Nedjari
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Co-opted Governor (Governor since November 2016). No pecuniary interests. No staff or governor relationships. I am currently Director of Engagement at Goldsmiths Student Union, and therefore have a relatively good idea as to what young people today are asking for in terms of skills and development to get them to each of their next stages in life be that in or out of education. Being involved in access to education programs gives me a good grasp as to where the gaps are in our focus. I am also Chair of resources committee and vice chair of the FGB at Woodhill and have been there since September 2015.

As part of the senior leadership team in my current role, I am involved with the creation and delivery of organisational strategy. I also sit on many committees and boards that connect the college and external partners and project manager large scale events, so communication and organisation are things that I have had to learn and perfect.

Prior to being seconded to Goldsmiths Student Union, I was Head of Student Development at KCLSU, and before that I worked in public sector leisure, managing large leisure and community facilities in SE London, so I am aware of the challenges and barrier affecting families and young people in challenging areas. This gave me commercial experience with regard to promotion, membership engagement, budgeting, recruitment and performance management.

Lastly, I am a parent to two boys now in years 8 and 9 of secondary school. One of the reasons I got involved with being a governor was what I saw at my own children’s primary school. I resolved that rather than just moan about it I would actively try and support schools in trying to make things better for our next generation. I truly believe that developing our children as people.
Kate BarnesCo-opted Governor (Governor since November 2016). No pecuniary interests. No staff or governor relationships. Before retiring I worked as an Inclusion Manager and was part of the senior management team at Sherington Primary School for 17 years. Prior to that I was a Senco at Kidbrooke Park Primary where I also held the post of Teacher Governor for a few years.
As Inclusion Manager I managed a team of teaching assistants, worked closely with outside agencies and had regular meetings with parents. Along with the Headteacher I had responsibility for safeguarding throughout the school and attended regular Case Conferences and Core Group meetings. I wrote and regularly reviewed policies for Safeguarding, Inclusion, Behaviour Management and Attendance.
I have always been totally committed to securing the best educational outcomes for all pupils and supporting staff and families to achieve this. As a governor at Montbelle I hope to share my expertise and assist the school in maintaining high standards and realising its goals and aspirations.
Marie Smith
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Parent Governor (Governor since November 2016).I have worked in education for over 15 years as a teaching assistant and then class teacher in a primary school in Chelsea. Teaching in years 1&2 as well as the Foundation stage has given me a passion for early years education. As well as a class teacher, I was also head of English and a member of the senior leadership team. During this time I also completed a BA in modern Theatre studies at Brunel University.
I am now taking a break from teaching to bring up my two children. I love cooking, the arts and where ever possible enjoy adventuring around the country.
I look forward to using my skills to become an active member of the governing body and to support the pupils, staff and parents in the continued development of Montbelle Primary school, as a place of inspiration and achievement.
Janice MacleodI am a retired Headteacher and have taught in Greenwich for 39 years. I am an associate governor at Montbelle. I am also Chair of Governors at another Greenwich school, a trustee of a multi academy trust and a governor at two other schools.

I am passionate about children receiving the best possible education and chose to become a governor so that I may continue to use the considerable skills developed during my career to contribute to outstanding provision and outcomes for children.
Mrs. Narzif Ustusoy narCo-opted Support Staff Governor. (Governor since July 2014). No pecuniary interests. Link Governor for Year 6. 100% Full Governors Meeting attendance 14/15. Committees & 14/15 attendance: Resources (100%), Teaching & Learning (100%). I am a Co-opted Support Staff Governor for Montbelle Primary School. As a Governor I serve as a part of the Learning & Achievement and Finance committee and I am also one of the adopted Governors for Year 6. I have been with Montbelle for fourteen years within the Foundation Stage as a qualified Nursery-Nurse. One of my roles is to support children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. I enjoy reading, gardening, baking and spending time with my family as I am a very happy mother of five children and a grandmother!
Rachel Waite rachHeadteacher No pecuniary interests.100% Full Governors Meeting attendance 14/15. Committees & 14/15 attendance: Resources (100%), Teaching & Learning (100%). I completed my teaching degree at Reading and moved to London to live with my husband. After working in Tower Hamlets for five years and completing my NPQH, I took on the role of Headteacher at Montbelle. During my spare time, I am a dedicated mother of three children. As a family, we love spending time being outside and enjoying all London has to offer!
Carol LadbrokeClerk to the Governing Body

Governor Attendance Grid 2016-2017

2015-16 Annual Governance Statement

Governor Attendance Grid

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