Our Governing Body
The Governing Body is made up of a number of people who have volunteered to use their skills, time and experience for the benefit of the school.
The Governing Body is made up of:
- Parent Governors - elected by the parents at the school;
- Staff Governors (teachers & support staff);
- The Headteacher
- Co-opted Governors – these governors are appointed by the Governing Body to represent the community that the school serves.
- Local Authority Governors-these governors are suggested by the Local Authority to represent and support the school
Our Governors primary focus is to enable and support the Headteacher in their shared goal of providing the best education possible for the children at Scotts. They do this through meetings of the Governing Body and its committees and the formal and informal visits made to the school when they have an opportunity to talk to the children, staff and Headteacher.
The Governing Body meet on a termly basis to discuss current issues and future plans; it considers the work of the committees and receives recommendations. The Finance committee also meet on a termly basis and have the opportunity to discuss and consider ideas, proposals and plans to enhance and improve the school.
If you have any questions for the Governing Body the Chair of Governors can be contacted by email. firstname.lastname@example.org
Chair of Governors
My name is Jackie Boardman. I recently retired from teaching after almost forty years, having spent the last twenty-two years at Scotts in various teaching roles. I am looking forward to being able to continue to support the education of the children at Scotts.
As a teacher and a parent, I believe it is important that children experience a varied curriculum and develop a wider knowledge of the world around them. I have a passionate interest in Global Learning and am continuing to foster links with schools in other countries.
I also believe that all pupils should have a voice and should be encouraged to be part of a democratic process, where they are able to contribute ideas and make decisions about themselves and their school community.
My name is Darren Deitz. I have worked in management and business development/commercial positions for the last 20 years in London, from large companies to small start ups. I studied at Barking College and hold professional qualifications in insurance. My experience has the transferable skills to compliment a role at Scotts and being a father of three, I also feel it is important to give something back to the community.
My name is Lindsey Griffin. I am a retired teacher and I taught for twenty-one years at Scotts. I look forward to working with the school to maintain its very high standards whilst continuing to support and care for both pupils and staff. I hope it will remain family orientated school offering a broad and varied curriculum, offering children exciting opportunities and encouraging them to become active, confident members of society.
Vice Chair of Governors
I'm the Reverend Ken Wylie, Associate Minister at St Andrew's Church, Hornchurch. That's my full title though it is entirely thanks to Scotts Primary School that I am more readily known as Rev Ken. I have lived in Hornchurch since 2014 which is when I was first introduced to Scotts. I have visited regularly through the years for assemblies as well as having the privilege of welcoming the whole school community to St Andrew's for your annual Christmas Concert.
My hope, as a priest in the church, is that I am able to serve the community in which I live so I was thrilled to be asked to be a Governor during this year. That said it is quite a daunting task, as we, the Board of Governors, seek to work alongside the school on helping to continue to deliver the outstanding education that Scotts is known for. I will do my utmost to fulfil this role and I look forward to meeting or catching up with you at school in due course.
My name is Steve Martin, I’m 35 and was born and raised within the catchment of Scotts Primary School. I have three boys in Y6, Y4 and Y2.
I have worked for Barclays Bank in London for 17 years and throughout my time there have held numerous roles through cash and risk management to leadership and currently in relationship management and business development.
Outside of work I enjoy socialising with friends, reading, gaming and am a big West Ham fan.
My name is Dal Grewal and I am a parent of 2 children at the school who are in year 2 and reception respectively. It is a complete honour for me to be given the chance to become a Parent Governor at this outstanding school.
I have lived in Hornchurch for over 40 years and am currently the chair for the Hacton Police Ward Panel. This allows me to work directly with the local councillors and police officers to raise concerns of the residents around local crime and anti-social behaviour.
I am very passionate about the school and the town and have been campaigning for better road safety, especially around the school gates. I have spoken to the leader of the council with regards to this and the condition of the alleyway alongside the school which many of you use. This has resulted in clearance of the leaves in the alleyway and regular visits from the councillors to ensure the issues are taken care of to minimise the risk to children. I will continue to apply pressure on the council to ensure that pupils, local children and residents receive the services they should be receiving in this period of cutbacks.
Local Authority Governor
Safeguarding, Online Safety and Health and Safety Governor
My name is Tony Bonham and as a local Havering resident and an employee of one of the partners of Governors for Schools, I am delighted to have the opportunity to be a member of the Scotts Primary School, governing team. By being a school governor, this allows me to give something back to the local community, at the same time I can learn more about the Education system and apply the skills which I have acquired from having a 30 year career in Banking services, to help support the wellbeing of the school.
I look forward to working with both parents and teachers, to assist in maintaining and enhancing the high standards which are currently being achieved by Scotts, whilst delivering a feasible and well-rounded school curriculum, in a welcoming environment, thereby ensuring that each pupil has the opportunity to be the best they can be.