Clifton Primary School

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


Name of School GovernorGovernor Type
Dr Pauldy OtermansChair of Governors
Rosie PriorVice Chair of Governors
Bill GriffithsCo-opted Governor
VacancyCo-opted Governor
Lori Greenglass / Laura CorriganCo Headteachers
VacancyLocal Authority Governor
Farheen AzamParent Governor
VacancyParent Governor
Aytac HilmiStaff Governor

Aileen Jones

Associate Member

Sukhwinder Purewal 

Associate Member


Governors are appointed or elected for a 4 year term of office.  They are a group of people who are responsible for all aspects of our school.  They welcome any comments or suggestions and hear any concerns you may have.


The Governors’ Role


The governing board has a range of powers and duties laid down by various Education Acts.  In the main, these responsibilities relate to:


  • Setting targets and promoting high standards of educational achievement for all pupils
  • Setting the strategic framework within which the school operates
  • Management of the school’s budget
  • Ensuring that the curriculum for the school is broad and balanced and accessible to all pupils


Governors adopt, review and monitor a range of statutory policies that govern the operation of the school. These policies can be found on this website.


How they work


Governors discharge the above responsibilities through two formal governing board meetings each term. In addition, they make termly visits during the school day to monitor the impact of school improvement priorities. We have two statutory panels; pay panel and Headteacher appraisal. 


A number of governors also have responsibilities for specific areas within the school.  The Terms of Reference outline the specific responsibilities of the governing body.


Keeping in touch


The school website is a good way of keeping up to date with all aspects of school life.  If you have a concern or a point of view to share, please come and speak to any of our governors. There are lots of ways of sharing your views with us.  As some of our governors are also parents of children at school, they can often be found around the beginning and end of the school day.  Alternatively, you can always leave a message with the school office.


Becoming a School Governor


Becoming a school governor is an important role but you do not need any existing knowledge or experience of being a governor  in order to become a governor.  What you need to bring is: commitment to school life, the ability to work with others, patience and enthusiasm, a willingness to learn, a commitment to working openly and democratically, and most importantly a willingness to spend what time you can offer getting involved in school life.  Our governors typically spend a few hours a month contributing to school life (attending meetings, undertaking training, visiting school, participating in school events and much more) but some do less and you can do a lot more if you choose.


The most important thing to note is that governors are a team, not a collection of individuals or groups with separate agendas.  They are united by their commitment to the school and the responsibility they share for its long term success.  If you are interested in finding out more about becoming a school governor please get in touch with the school.

Governor Information and Attendance Record 2022-2023

NameType of GovernorRolesResponsibilitiesTerm of officeTerm RenewalDate of first appointmentDate of ResignationGovernor Meetings
Full Governing BoardCurriculum CommitteeFinance and GP Committee
12th January 202311th May 202313th  July 20233rd Nov. 202223rd Feb. 202322nd June 20231st Dec. 202216th March 202327th April 20236th July 2023
Aileen Jones (Chair)Co-OptedChair Governing Body & Pay PanelSafeguarding and Health and Safety09-Oct-19 to 09-Oct-23 15-Sep-1514/03/2023 became associate memberAuthorised Apologies  Authorised ApologiesAuthorised Apologiescancelledcancelled cancelled 
Beant SacharLA Citizen (Conservative) School Pupil Leadership Team; and Community24-Sept-18 to 23-Sept-2224-Sept-22 to 23-Sept 2601-Sep-93 XXApologiesXApologiescancelled  cancelled 
Bill Griffiths Co-OptedMember Pay PanelSafeguarding and SEND01-Nov-18 to 31-Oct-2201-Nov.-22 - 31-Oct 2628-Nov-94 XXXXApologiescancelledcancelledXcancelledX
Lori GreenglassCo-Headteacher    01-Sep-18 XXXXXcancelledcancelledXcancelledX
Laura CorriganCo-Headteacher    01-Sep-18 XXXXXcancelledcancelledXcancelledX
Nathalie Ubilava (Vice Chair) & Acting Chair (since Mar. 2023)Co-OptedVice Chair Governing Body, Member Pay Panel, Chair Finance & GPMaths22-Mar-17 to 21-Mar-2122-Mar-21 to 21-Mar 2522-Mar-17 x (cover for Chair of FGB)x (cover for Chair of FGB)XX (cover for Chair of FGB)X (cover for Chair of FGB)cancelledcancelledX (cover for Chair of FGB)cancelledX
Shafali Shown-KeenCo-OptedMember Pay PanelEnglish, Maths18-Jul-19 to 17-Jul-23 18-Jul-1917-Jul-23XApologiesApologiesXXcancelledcancelledXcancelledapologies
Sukwinder PurewalCo-optedChair Curriculum CommitteeCurriculum09-Nov-17 to 08-Nov-21 (Parent)09-Nov-21 to 08-Nov-25 (Co-Opted)09-Nov-1717-Jul-23XXXXXcancelled  cancelled 
Pauldy OtermansCo-Opted Early Years17-Sept-20 to 16-Sept-24 17-Sep-20 XXXXXcancelledcancelledXcancelledX
Rosie PriorCo-Opted  12-Jan-23 to 12-Jan-27 12-Jan-23 XXApologiesXXcancelledcancelledXcancelledX
Hamda JamacParent Governor  12-Jan-23 to 12-Jan-27 12-Jan-23 XXXnot yet memberXcancelledcancelledXcancelledX

Governor Information and Attendance Record 2023-2024

NameType of GovernorRolesResponsiblities Current Term of officeDate of first appointmentDate of ResignationGovernor Body Meetings
Full Governing Board
Thursday 21st September 2023Thursday 16th November 2023Wednesday 17th January 2024Thursday 7th March 2024Thursday 25th April 2024Thursday 9th May 2024Thursday 18th July 2024
Beant SacharLA Citizen (Conservative)  24-Sept-22 to 23-Sept 2601-Sep-93 17/1/24ApologiesX


Bill Griffiths Co-OptedMember Pay PanelSafeguarding01-Nov.-22 - 31-Oct 2628-Nov-94 XX 
Lori GreenglassCo-Headteacher   01-Sep-18 XX X 
Laura CorriganCo-Headteacher   01-Sep-18 XX X XX 
Nathalie Ubilava (Vice Chair)Co-OptedVice Chair Governing Body, Member Pay PanelFinance 22-Mar-21 to 21-Mar 2522-Mar-17 17/1/24ApologiesXResigned  N/AN/AN/A  
Sukwinder PurewalAssociate MemberNo voting rights 21-Sept-23 to 20-Sept-2721-Sep-23 DNADNA DNADNADNA DNA  
Pauldy Otermans (Chair from 21/09/23)Co-OptedChair Governing Body & Pay PanelSEND17-Sept-20 to16-Sept-2417-Sep-20 XX XX 
Rosie PriorCo-Opted Health and Safety12-Jan-23 to 12-Jan-27 12-Jan-23 XX X 
Hamda JamacParent Governor  12-Jan-23 to 12-Jan-2712-Jan-2315/12/23DNAX ResignedN/AN/AN/A  
Aileen JonesAssociate MemberNo voting rights 21-Sept-23 to 20-Sept-2721-Sep-23 DNADNA DNADNA DNA DNA  
Aytac HilmiStaff Governor  21-sept-23 to 18-July-202421-Sep-23 XX X XX 

Farheem Azam

Parent Governor EYFS21-Sept-2023 to 21-sept- 202721-Sep-23 XX X XApologies  
Simon WhitcombeCo-Opted   16-Nov-2023 - 15-Nov-202716-Nov-23  ObservingXXXX 

Governors Register of Interests


Governors have a legal duty to act in the best interest of the school.  Where there are personal or financial interests, which may conflict with this duty, they must identify, prevent and record the conflict.  Governors must not be involved in discussions or vote on matters to which their conflict relates.


Governors review a register of interests at the start of every meeting.  Governors also declare personal or other interests which might be a potential source of conflict. Please see below for the most up to date register of business interests.

NameType of GovernorCurrent Term of officeDate of first appointmentDate of ResignationCurrent employmentBusinesses (of which I am a partner or sole proprietor)Company directorships – details of all companies of which I am a directorCharity trusteeships – details of all companies of which I am a trusteeMembership of professional bodies, membership organisations, public bodies or special interest groups of which I am a member and have a position of general control or managementGifts or hospitality offered to you by external bodies while acting in your position as a governor/trustee and whether this was declined or accepted in the last 12 monthsContracts offered by you for the supply of goods and/or services to the trust/schoolAny other conflictImmediate family/close connections to governor/trusteeCompany directorships or trusteeships of family/close connections to governor/trusteeGovernor or trustee of any other schools and/or academies
Aileen Jones Associate Member09-Oct-19 to 09-Oct-2315/09/2015 RetiredNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNone
Beant SacharLA Citizen (Conservative)24-Sept-22 to 23-Sept 2601/09/1993 17/1/24RetiredNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNone
Bill Griffiths Co-Opted01-Nov.-22 - 31-Oct 2628/11/1994 RetiredNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNone
Lori GreenglassCo-Headteacher 01/09/2018 Clifton Primary SchoolNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNone
Laura CorriganCo-Headteacher 01/09/2018 Clifton Primary SchoolNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNone
Nathalie Ubilava (Vice Chair)Co-Opted22-Mar-21 to 21-Mar 2522/03/2017 17/1/24John F Kennedy Catholic School, Hemel HempsteadNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneCo-Opted Governor, Greenwood Primary School (2017-2023. 
Sukwinder PurewalAssociate Member21-Sept-23 to 20-Sept-2721/09/2023            
Pauldy Otermans (Chair from 21/09/23)Co-Opted17-Sept-20 to 16-Sept-2417/09/2020 Senior Lecturer (Education) in Psychology at Brunel UniversityNonePrinciple and Chair of Otermans Institute (Director)External Trustee of Cambridge Student UnionNoneN/AN/AN/AN/AN/ACambridge Student Union, External Trustee, 1st July 2020 - 31 June 2021
Rosie PriorCo-Opted12-Jan-23 to 12-Jan-2712/01/2023 Dunnhumby Ltd 184 Shepherds Bush Rd, London W6 7NLNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNone
Aytac HilmiStaff Governor   Clifton Primary School          
Farheen AzamParent Governor              
Hamda JamacParent Governor12-Jan-23 to 12-Jan-2712/01/2023 15/12/23ESOL Tutor at Learn Hounslow (Hounslow Adult and Community Education)NoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNone
Simon WhitcombeCo-Opted16-Nov-23 - 15-Nov-2716-Nov-23 Engage EducationNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneManager at Engage Education - agency that provides supply staff NoneNoneNoneNone