School governing bodies are responsible for working strategically with the school in ensuring a good quality education. Together with the Headteacher, who is responsible for day-to-day management, they set the school's aims and policies as well as carrying out a number of other important duties.

Governing Bodies have three main roles:

  • To provide strategic direction for the school
  • To act as a listening ear/support/guidance role to the Headteacher and the school team
  • To ensure accountability

In effect, Governing Bodies are like the Executive Board of a company with the Headteacher having the role of the Managing Director, responsible for the day to day management of the school. Each governor brings their own individual strengths and skills to the Governing Body.


 Dharmendra Nair - Chair of Governors  Andrew Georgiou - Vice Chair of Governors  Norma Marshall - Headteacher
 Pam Holland - Safeguarding Lead  Rich Clensy - Local Authority Governor  Salma Siddqua - Clerk
 Mandla Shongwe - Co-opted  Fiona Durninan - Co-opted  Lynne Roberts - Co-opted
 Alex Law - Co-opted  Mohammed Rashad - Parent Governor  Jennifer Jones - Staff Governor
 Andre Abrahams - Parent Governor  Shazna Begum - Parent Governor  

  Instrument of Governance

Committee Structure 2022 - 2023 

Governing Body meeting dates



Raising Achievement Committee Terms of Reference 2022

  Declarations of interest

 National Governance Association


  Governors attendance 2020-2021

  2021 to 2022 Governor Attendance Ben Jonson Primary 2021-2022

Resources Committee Terms of Reference 2022


  Meeting dates for Governing Body meetings 2023-24




Governor Policies

  Governing Body Planner

  Governance Handbook

  Thinking about becoming a school governor

  Governors Allowance

Questions to pose area leaders on their Curriculum area

Scheme of Delegation