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We are really looking forward to welcoming all children in Years 1 to 6 back to school on Monday 7th September. Transition visits for new starters in Nursery and Reception will take place in the week of Monday 7th September also.
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Weston Park Primary School

Current Governors

Richard Woff - Co-Opted Governor

I have been a Co-Opted Governor for six years and have lived in Crouch End for forty. I became Chair of Governors in September, 2019, and, as Chair, my role is to work in partnership with the Headteacher to drive school improvement and to lead the work of the Governing Body and its committees.  I spent my working life in education as a teacher, lecturer and, most recently, as Head of Schools and Young Audiences in a major national museum. I have two daughters, one of whom is a primary school teacher. Books, opera and theatre, galleries and museums, writing, volunteering, tai chi and box sets all help fill my retirement.

  • 2020 - 2021 responsibilities: Chair of Governing Body, member of People and Resources Committee, member of Children's Committee

 

Leanne Hoffman - Co-Opted Governor

I am a Co-opted Governor and Vice Chair of the Governing Body, since September 2019.  This is my seventh year as a Governor, having recently completed a term as Parent Governor, and I live locally and have one child at the school. I am a psychotherapist, working in private practice and a freelance coach and trainer. I have also worked in HR, so my work as Vice Chair of the People and Resources committee is a good home for me. In my spare time I like running, cycling, reading, cooking and eating.

  • 2020-2021 responsibilities: Vice Chair of Governors, Vice Chair of People and Resources, Inclusion governor, Training governor

 

Sonya Panova – Co-Opted Governor

  • 2020-2021 responsibilities:  Deputy Safeguarding governor, member of People and Resources Committee, member of Children's Committee, Medical Needs and Health & Safety governor

 

Mark Emmerson – Parent Governor

First and foremost, my role as a governor is to support the strategic leadership of the school and, where appropriate, ensure that a parental perspective is reflected in the direction and decision making of the school. I was elected in April 2017 and am very aware of the remit and responsibilities of the role having held a wide range of governor roles in a variety of mainstream and special schools. I also have considerable knowledge of school improvement having held Headship positions in three outstanding secondary schools; having been an OFSTED inspector; and in my current role as Chief Executive of a multi academy trust.

 

Christina Franzese - Local Authority Governor

I joined Weston Park’s governing body in January 2018.  I sit on the People and Resources Committee.  I work as a dispute resolution lawyer in an international commercial law firm, but originally trained and worked as a secondary school English teacher. In addition to my role at Weston Park, I teach written skills as part of a scholarship in honour of Stephen Lawrence and act as a trustee for an academic scholarship fund at an Oxford University college.

  • 2019-2020 responsibilities:  Member of People and Resources Committee,  Communication Link, Governor for BAME

 

Katie Latimer - Co-Opted Governor

I work as a children's safeguarding social worker and became a governor in December 2018.  I'm passionate about children, community and diversity. I grew up in North London, a few miles from Weston Park, and have experienced various London state schools - as a student, and through my work with vulnerable children. I am filled with admiration for the work teachers do to nurture and challenge children of all backgrounds and abilities and I'm keen to support this work.

  • 2020-2021 responsibilities:  Member of Children's Committee, Safeguarding governor

 

Kylie Agbim - Parent Governor

I joined the governing body in February 2020 as a Parent Governor.

  • 2020-2021 responsibilities:  Member of Children's Committee

 

George Ruiz - Co-Opted Governor

I joined the governing body in May 2020 as a Co-Opted Governor and I sit on the People and Resources Committee.  I have experience as a charities finance director.

  • 2020-2021 responsibilities:  Chair of People and Resources Committee 

 

Cailin Murphy - Co-Opted Governor

I joined the governing body in September 2020 as a Co-Opted Governor and I sit on the Children's Committee.  My background is in analysis and strategy, and I am now a data scientist in the Civil Service.  I am passionate about educational opportunity and have experience working in the broader education sector, including at the Department for Education and at a university.

  • 2020-2021 responsibilities: Member of Children's Committee

 

Katie Coombes – Headteacher Governor

Staff Governor – vacancy

 

Associate Members

Jack Davies, Acting Deputy Headteacher – Associate Member, Governing Body

Janet Beale, Business Manager – Associate Member, People and Resources Committee

Michelle O'Brien – Associate Member, People and Resources Committee

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