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.
|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.