Kingsford Community School

The Governing Body


The members of a Governing Body work collectively to perform a strategic role and carry out key functions such as: setting the aims and objectives for the school; setting targets and policies so those aims can be achieved and monitoring and evaluating the progress the school is making towards its established aims and objectives. There is a wide variety of expertise within the Governing Body at our school thus governors are a reliable source of challenge and support to the Head Teacher, they are a 'critical friend'.

The School Governing Body includes representation from staff and parents, as well as our Sponsor Governors. The Chair of the Governing Body at Kingsford Community School is Mr Paul Jackson; he can be contacted c/o Kingsford. There are two sub-committees of the Governing Body. The Finance, Personnel and Premises Committee is responsible for scrutinising the school's budget, expenditure, Human Resources and dealing with the PFI Company from whom the school leases its premises. The Curriculum Committee is responsible for scrutinising the school’s curriculum arrangements and levels of attainment across all years.

The Clerk to the Governing Body is Andrew Barr; he can be contacted on 02074764700 ext. 114 or at

Name Governor Type Role Start of Term End of Term Committee Membership Governance Roles in Other Educational Institutions
Mr Paul Jackson Co-opted Governor Chair of Governors 06/06/17 11/03/25 Finance, Premises and Personnel Committee

Pro-Chancellor (senior independent director) University of Essex (pro bono)

Chair of Board, Director University of Essex Campus Services Ltd

Ms Joan Deslandes Head Teacher N/A N/A N/A Curriculum and Standards Committee

Director – Newham Partnership Working

Governor at Highgate School and Brighton College

Mr Kwasi Agyei Parent Governor   30/04/20 30/04/24   N/A
Mr James Asser Local Authority Governor   01/09/20 01/09/24   N/A
Mr Horatio Georgestone Co-Opted Governor Chair of Finance, Premises and Personnel Committee 06/06/17 11/03/25 Finance, Premises and Personnel Committee N/A
Ms Judith Jackson-Forte Co-Opted Governor   24/10/01 20/11/25 Curriculum and  Standards Committee N/A
Mr D Kumar Co-Opted Governor   31/3/22 31/3/26 Finance, Premises and Personnel Committee N/A
Mr John Weeks Co-Opted Governor Vice Chair 06/06/17 11/03/25 Curriculum and Standards Committee N/A
Ms Rosemarie Zaubzer Co-Opted Governor Chair of Curriculum Standards Committee 04/06/20 04/06/24 Curriculum and Standards Committee N/A
Mr John Pheasant Co-Opted Governor   09/06/22 09/06/26 Finance, Premises and Personnel Committee

Trustee/Director - London Academy of Excellence, Tottenham - Since August 2017

Member of Finance Committee (Non-Trustee) - London Academy of Excellence, Stratford - Since 2012

Dr Iro Konstantinou Co-opted Governor   09/03/23 09/03/27    
Andrew Cayley KC Co-opted Governor   09/03/23 09/03/27    
Nasreen Butt Co-opted Governor Safeguarding Governor 09/03/23 09/03/27    

All governors, except associate governors and Emeritus governors, have the right to vote.

Governing Body Attendance Record

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