The Thinking Schools Governing Body

The Governing Body plays a key role within our federation, providing the strategic direction and supporting the staff, pupils and parents in ensuring that the best possible provision is in place.

The governors are very supportive, not only attending regular meetings but also scrutinising documentation, carrying out visits to our schools, approving policies and acting as critical friends.

The full Governing Body meets regularly, at least once a term. In addition there are committees that meet to discuss and develop specific areas.

Their main roles and duties are to support: 

    • promoting high standards of educational achievement
    • setting targets for pupils’ achievements and attendance
    • developing a broad and balanced curriculum
    • reporting results
    • drawing up policies that determine how The Thinking Schools Federation’s establishments should be run and developed in the future
    • deciding how to best use the budget to support the children’s learning
    • ensuring that our schools are staffed appropriately to maximise learning and to promote well-being and safety
    • appointing the Leadership Team
    • agreeing to the procedures for good conduct and discipline throughout the schools’ communities.
    • drawing up an action plan after an inspection

All minutes from the Governors’ meetings are available on request.

Governors

Name

Type of Governor

Term of Office

Appointing Body

Link Responsibility

Dr. Kulvarn Atwal

Principal Learning Leader

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By Virtue

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Ms. Ayesha Khanom

Parent

02.10.2023-02.10.2027

Elected by Parents

Chair of Governing Body, Curriculum (Teaching & Learning Outcome)

Ms. Deborah Acquaah

Co-opted

02.10.2023-02.10.2027

Governing Body

Vice Chair, Curriculum (Teaching & Learning Outcome)

Mr. Asad Rehman

Co-opted

02.10.2023-02.10.2027

Governing Body

Health & Safety

Mr. Fahad Zeeshan

Co-opted

02.10.2023-02.10.2027

Governing Body

Diversity, Equality & Inclusion, Pupil Premium & Sports Premium

Ms .Shabana Shaukat

Co-opted

02.10.2023-02.10.2027

Governing Body

Safeguarding/Attendance/SEN

Cllr. Mushtaq Ahmed

Local Authority

02.10.2023-02.10.2027

LA Appointed

ICT & GDPR

Ms. Shalina Aktar

Parent

02.10.2023-02.10.2027

Elected by Parents

Ms. Jenny Owen

Staff

02.10.2023-02.10.2027

Elected by Staff

Governor Training

Mr. Shohel Ali

Co-opted

02.10.2023-02.10.2027

Governing Body

Wellbeing, PSHE & Citizenship

Ms. Nida Sethi

Co-opted

02.10.2023-02.10.2027

Governing Body

Safeguarding/Attendance/SEN

Ms. Bhavneet Jutla

Co-opted

02.10.2023-02.10.2027

Governing Body

Other Attendees

Name

Role

Ms. Anesta Broad

Clerk to the Governing Body

Mr. Sutton Brown

Schools Business Manager

Ms. Sandeep Kaur

Associate Head Learning Leader (Highlands Primary School)

Ms. Danielle Vorley

Deputy Head (Uphall Primary School)

Resources Committee

Name

Committee

Position of Responsibility Held

Mr. Asad Rehman

Resources

Chair

Ms. Ayesha Khanom

Resources

Vice Chair

Ms. Deborah Acquaah

Resources

Mr. Fahad Zeeshan

Resources

Ms. Shabana Shaukat

Resources

Cllr. Mushtaq Ahmed

Resources

Ms. Shalina Aktar

Resources

Curriculum (Teaching, Learning & Outcome) Committee

Name

Committee

Position of Responsibility Held

Ms. Nida Sethi

Curriculum (Teaching, Learning & Outcome)

Chair

Ms. Shabana Shaukat

Curriculum (Teaching, Learning & Outcome)

Vice Chair

Ms. Jenny Owen

Curriculum (Teaching, Learning & Outcome)

Mr. Shohel Ali

Curriculum (Teaching, Learning & Outcome)

Meeting Attendance

Name

2nd October 2023 First Meeting of New Governing Body

Dr. Kulvarn Atwal

In Attendance

Ms. Ayesha Khanom

In Attendance

Ms. Deborah Acquaah

In Attendance

Mr. Asad Rehman

In Attendance

Mr. Fahad Zeeshan

In Attendance

Ms. Shabana Shaukat

In Attendance

Cllr. Mushtaq Ahmed

Apologies Given

Ms. Shalina Aktar

Apologies Given

Ms. Jenny Owen

In Attendance

Mr. Shohel Ali

In Attendance

Ms. Nida Sethi

In Attendance

Ms. Bhavneet Jutla

Apologies Given

Pecuniary Interests

The governing body is newly formed and pecuniary interest information is still being collated.

Name

Financial Interest

Personal Interests

Other Interests

Dr. Kulvarn Atwal

Ms Ayesha Khanom

None

None

Associated with a limited company.

Ms. Deborah Acquaah

None

None

None

Mr. Asad Rehman

None

None

None

Mr. Fahad Zeeshan

Ms Shabana Shaukat

Cllr. Mushtaq Ahmed

Ms. Shalina Aktar

Ms Jenny Owen

Mr. Shohel Ali

Ms. Nida Sethi

Ms. Bhavneet Jutla