Clifton Primary School

The Clifton family is united in striving to create a calm, safe and positive school which nurtures friendships

Meet the Governors

Welcome to our Governors’ Section. 

Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.

You will also find documents related to governor attendance at meetings; a register of interests; code of conduct and responsibilities. 







Henrietta Spiegelberg

 Chair of Governors

Henrietta was co-opted as a governor at Clifton in October 2014. She lives in the West London area and has been working in education for the past seven years. Professionally she is currently the managing director of a supplementary education company providing support to children across London. After experience as a Vice-Chair, Henrietta was elected as Chair of Governors in December 2016. 








Mr B Griffiths

Bill Griffiths was co-opted onto the governing body over 25 years ago. At the time, he was the Community Police Sergeant for the Southall Area. He retired from the police in 2008 but has remained part of Clifton Primary School. During his time at Clifton, Bill has served as the Chair of Governors and been a member of several committees. He now drives a London taxi and continues to enjoy being part of the Southall Community. 

Picture 1 Mrs Beant Sachar

Beant Sachar (BA, BED) is an LEA co-opted governor. She has been on the Governing Body of numerous schools and has supported the Clifton Governing Body in various capacities including Chair and Vice Chair since 1983. Beant is a retired business person with extensive experience in accounts, finances and employing and managing staff. She has lived and worked in the local community since 1967. 

Picture 1 Mrs Aileen Jones

Aileen joined Clifton as a co-opted governor in Autumn 2015 and is the Chair of the Finance and General Purpose Committee. She has worked in local government for many years, latterly in Ealing, and was Head of Service and Ealing Council until December 2015. Aileen's profession is not Education, but she wishes to contribute to the running of the school using knowledge such as budget setting, human resources, property matters, performance management and team/partnership working. 

Aileen holds education close to her heard, with three children all educated in Ealing, and during this time being a member of Parent Teacher Associations, running school social events, setting up a school library and helping individual children with Maths and Reading. She is keen to promote the love of learning and see every child given the opportunities to learn, that she and her children were given. 

Picture 1 Mr Robert Thompson

Robert was co-opted as a governor at Clifton since October 2015. This is his first post as a governor bringing a fresh pair of eyes to the school and its strategic direction. Robert lives in Ealing and works as a journalist for the BBC. 







Mr I Ahmed - Staff Governor

Mr Ahmed has been the site Manager at Clifton Primary School for the past 6 years. Prior to this he worked as a Learning Support Assistant and a HLTA. He thoroughly enjoys working at Clifton and the variety of challenges it brings. Family is very important to him and he views the children, staff and community as one big Clifton family. A song he will often be heard humming in school is Louie Armstrong’s ‘When You're Smiling’ because something as simple as that can brighten up any day.

Picture 1 Mrs Lesley Tucker - Clerk to Governors