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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. 

Picture 1 Mrs Aileen Jones - Chair of Governors

Aileen joined Clifton as a co-opted governor in Autumn 2015 and after experience as Chair of the Finance and General Purpose Committee and Vice-Chair of the Governing Body. Aileen has worked in local government for many years, latterly in Ealing, and was a Head of Service in 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. 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 that she and her children were given. Currently Aileen has specific governor roles for Safeguarding, Health and Safety, and Early Years; attends both Committees, is a member of the Pay Panel and Headteacher Appraisal Panel.

Picture 1 Ms Nathalie Ubilava

Nathalie became a co-opted governor in 2017 and was elected Chair of the Finance and General Purposes Committee and Vice-Chair of the Governing Body in January 2018.

Nathalie has specific governor roles for Key Stage 2 and is a member of the Pay Panel and Headteacher Appraisal Panel.

Picture 1 Mr Bill 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. Bill’s current specific governor roles are Safeguarding, Inclusion and Community Links and he is a member of the Finance and General Purposes Committee, the Curriculum Committee and the Headteacher Appraisal Panel.

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. Beant is currently a member of the Curriculum Committee and the Pay Panel and has specific governor roles for Key Stage 1 and Community Links.

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. Robert is currently chair of the Curriculum Committee and has a specific governor role for Curriculum (including Science and RSE).

Picture 1 Mr Ahilan Thangathurai

Ahilan was co-opted as a Parent Governor in November 2017.

Ahilan is currently a member of both Committees and has specific governor roles for Key Stage 2 and Governor Skills/Training.

Picture 1 Mrs Sukhwinder Purewal

Sukhwinder was co-opted as a Parent Governor in November 2017.

Sukhwinder is currently a member of both Committees and has specific governor roles for Healthy Schools and Curriculum.

Picture 1 Mrs Lesley Tucker - Clerk to Governors
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