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Governors

The role of a school Governor is to help with the smooth running of the school and ensuring that the school is doing everything it can to provide a safe an nurturing environment for students. Please click on the links under the 'Governors' tab to learn more about our current Governors and how you can become more involved with the Governing body.

Below is information regarding the members of our Governing Body. Please also click on the document at the bottom of the page to view their current roles and responsibilities.

OUR GOVERNORS

Deanery Synod Governor (Chair) - Peter Holiday Until his retirement, Peter was a university administrator, his last 15 years being spent as Academic Registrar at Queen Mary, University of London, where he was responsible for student administration and servicing the academic committees of the College. On retirement, he was appointed a governor of Freezywater St George’s by the Deanery Synod, and has so far served 10 years in this capacity. He has been chair of the Governing Body’s Curriculum & Standards Committee, and for the last six years chair of the Governing Body. Peter is also a member of the PCC of Christ Church Southgate (his local church), and a member of the Plant & Fabric Committee. He is also sacristan of the church. His interests lie in primary education, amateur dramatics, Egyptology and modern history.

Headteacher - Michelle Sheehan is the Head Teacher of Freezywater St. George’s Primary School. Since starting her teaching career she has worked in different schools across Enfield and taken on various roles and training opportunities including: becoming a SLE (Specialist Leader in Education) supporting other schools, completing her Masters in Education and NPQSL (Senior Leadership Qualification) and has been a moderator for Enfield. Outside of school Mrs Sheehan is also a Church warden for Jesus Church in Enfield and has a passion for music, with a Degree and Postgraduate in this area she is delighted to have the opportunity to work with the school choir.

Ex Officio - Fr. Taemin Oh (Vice Chair- Curriculum focus) is the Vicar of the Parish of St. George's, Enfield in Freezywater. He went to St. Stephen's House, Oxford for his training for the prieshood, then served his curacy in Colchester before he became the parish priest at St. George's. He is interested in Church Growth and encouraging the Vocation to the Ordained Ministry. He is a Dean of BAME in the Edmonton Area and Commissary to the Archbishop of Korea.

LA Governor - Dawn Amos  (Vice Chair- Finance focus including premises) has worked in both the private and public sector in various accountancy roles during her working life. Most recently, she worked as an Education Accountant with the London borough of Enfield for 9 years. She continues her Education involvement in her current role as a Senior Finance Analyst within the Education Finance team at a neighbouring council. Prior to becoming the LA Governor, she served as a parent governor for the governing body during 2009-2018. She has had three children attend Freezywater St Georges School and is a member of the PCC at Freezywater St Georges Church. She brings her financial expertise and specialist understanding of Education funding to this position.

Staff Governor - Owen Hitchens  is Deputy Headteacher of Freezywater St George’s Primary School also having responsibility for Inclusion and provision for children with SEND. Since qualifying as a teacher he has worked in many different positions within schools, most notably as coordinator of an Additionally Resourced Provision at an Enfield Primary School. He subsequently completed the NASENCo qualification in order to continue leading in the field of SEND.

Outside of school, Owen is on the Management Committee of a local charity for children with disabilities and Young Carers. He has a keen interest in most sports and is delighted to be able to get involved as much as possible with the school sports teams.

LDBS Governor - Barbara Garner has lived in Enfield all her life and is married with three sons and three grandsons. After leaving Latymer School at 16 she worked for London Transport and later a firm in the City. When her youngest son was just seven she starting training to be a Primary School Teacher and then taught in various schools for the London Borough of Barnet for 25 years. She also did an Advanced OU Diploma and, after retiring, marked Key Stage 11 English Tests for several years. For almost 40 years she has been a Leader in the Scouts – as a Section Leader, a leader Trainer and a Support Leader giving advice and support to Leaders working with young people in Scout Districts within the London Boroughs of Barnet, Enfield and Haringey. She became the overall manager of all Scouting in Barnet and, later, Southgate.  She has organised all manner of activities, trips and camps - large and small - in that time. She is still a Scouter but is more involved in admin activities now. For the last 12 years she has volunteered at the Natural History Museum helping visitors to find out more about mammals, invertebrates, fossils, minerals and all things to do with nature. Her interests are nature, history - including local history, old buildings, genealogy, reading and gardening.

LDBS Governor - Patricia Ray A London Diocese Board of schools governor, Trish has two grandsons, who were both pupils at St George’s and are now at St Mary’s Church of England  Secondary School. She has a keen interest in the education of children and has worked with The Friends of St George’s to help raise funds for the School. She has attended school trips and run stalls at the summer fetes, so can be seen about the School undertaking ‘governor’ and ‘friendly’ duties. Health and safety assessments are just one of the strings to her bow. Trish has a history in the retail sector and later worked with her husband in a landscape gardening business and has a keen interest in flower arranging, being one of the team of floral arrangers at St Georges Church. Her pet hate is Japanese Knotweed, a highly invasive species of flower.

PCC Governor - Lesley Kinghorn has attended St George's Church Freezywater for over 25 years and both of her children attended Freezywater St George's School. She has served on the PCC, and is a member of the Mother's Union. Before having a family, Lesley worked in the buying offices of a well known department store. After her youngest child started school she had a second career in Early Years; spending over 15 years working at St George's Pre-school.  Lesley gave up work in 2016 and was delighted to be given the opportunity to become a PCC representative on the Board of Governors. 

Parent Governor - Maxwell Koduah Since June 2013, Mr. Koduah has been working with Westminster City Council as an Environmental health Officer in the area of development consultation within the remit of Planning & Licensing regimes of the UK legislation. Until August 2018, he was director of FAPIM Services Ltd, a planning and Licensing management consultancy firm. Between 2007 and the best part of 2010, Mr Koduah worked as a supply science and maths teacher in secondary schools across inner London. From 1999 through 2006, Mr Koduah was involved in different capacities within a USAID funded educational projects in Ghana supporting the Ministry of Education and District Assemblies implement various programmes towards better educational attainment in all districts in Ghana. Mr. Koduah is a firm proponent of the thought that working in the spirit of respect and togetherness, the resources of the school community can best be harnessed to get the best version of our children. 

Parent Governor - Chinedu Adibe works as a health care assistant in Harlow supporting the elderly. Through his role he has developed good customer relations and enjoys helping people. In the future he would like the opportunity to develop his expertise and challenge himself further. He applied to be a Governor as he is committed to the school and its improvement and has the children’s best interests at heart. Mr Adibe believes that the school will benefit from his personal and professional skills.

PCC Governor - Jacqueline Stewart is a Londoner born and bred. Her father is a deacon, so she has always had Christ at the helm of her life, She moved to Enfield in 2002 and joined St. Georges church. Her son was a pupil at St.George's school and left in 2014. She has since remained an avid supporter of the school on many levels, which includes the pleasure of having a direct presence, at all of the St. Georges school fetes to-date. Jacqueline has worked in fields which align with her Christian faith, and, social justice beliefs. Her experience is based from working in schools, community settings, prisons and specialist therapeutic units. Her specialism is providing programmes, pastoral support and generally working creatively with those who are the most marginalised and, are most in need of our interventions. Jacqueline holds qualifications in a range of fields from several institutions, which include being a graduate. She has worked for her current employers for over 15 years and she has a  senior management post in a unique theatre company, working with women to voice their oppression using the arts as a transformative platform.

PCC Governor -Veronica (Roni) Battley has lived in Enfield since 1987. Her oldest children went to Capel Manor Primary School (1987-1996) where she was involved with the PTA and was also a Parent Governor. Her youngest child, Lucy, went to Freezywater St. George’s School (2006-2013) where Roni joined The Friends (PTA), and was the secretary. She was also involved with St. George’s Church and was secretary for The Young Families. Whilst with The Young Families, Roni set up The Parent and Toddler Group, which is still running today at St. George’s hall. In addition Roni worked at Fern House School (formally Aylands School) for 24 years. This is a special school for children with social, emotional and mental health.(SEMH) She has been at St. George’s Church for over 20 years and was the Churchwarden alongside Helen Parker until recently, due to starting a new role as the Parish Administrator. Her time is spent between her family and St George’s Church.

Deanery Synod Governor - Adelaide Amoafo

Register of Business Interests

School Name: Freezywater St George's CE VA Primary School

Number of Governors: 13

Term of Office for each category is four years unless otherwise indicated below:

Name of Governor Category Interest (including Governorships of other schools) Relationships Date (as at)
Peter Holiday Chair of Governors None   November 2018
Dawn Amos Vice Chair of Governors None   November 2018
Barbara Gardner LDBS Governor None   November 2018
Patricia Ray LDBS Governor None   November 2018
Lesley Kinghorn PCC Governor None   November 2018
Maxwell Owusu-Koduah Parent Governor None   November 2018
Adibe Chinedu Uzochukwu Parent Governor None   November 2018
Michelle Sheehan Headteacher None   November 2018
Owen Hitchens Staff Governor None   November 2018
Fr Taemin Oh Governor None   November 2018
Geraldine McGeever Office Manager None   November 2018
Veronica Battley PCC Governor     January 2019

Jacqueline Stewart 

PCC Governor     January 2019
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