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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 an SLE (Specialist Leader in Education) supporting other schools, completing her Masters in Education and NPQSL (Senior Leadership Qualification) and being 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.

Staff Governor - Louise Amin  is Deputy Headteacher of Freezywater St George’s Primary School and has responsibility for Inclusion and provision for children with SEND. Since training to teach at Roehampton University, Louise has worked at various schools in Enfield & Tower Hamlets. She has completed a Masters in Educational Psychology, as well as the NaSENCo accreditation, and is passionate about finding ways to help children with additional needs overcome their barriers to learning and make great progress. 

Outside of school, Louise enjoys adventures with her young son and extended family. She loves to read and is looking forward to sharing this interest with the children at Freezywater St. George’s. 

LDBS Governor - Patricia Ray is 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. George's 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. George's 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 has lived in Enfield since 1987 and has worked in both Private and Higher Education institutes as a qualified accountant for over 30 years. Adelaide has three grown-up children and two grandchildren – all born, educated and still living in Enfield. She has been a school governor for over five years – first at Latymer All Saints Primary School in Edmonton and then at Freezywater St George’s. Adelaide worships at All Saints Church in Edmonton where she has been a PCC member for 25 years and the Church Treasurer for over 21 years.

Adelaide’s passion is that every child should be educated to at least GCSE level and that no child should be at a disadvantage because of their colour, social background or ethnicity. Adelaide values the importance of primary education for every child as it forms the foundation for their future educational needs. She strongly believes that without solid primary education children are likely to face difficulty in their secondary and tertiary years of education.

Adelaide states that ‘children are a gift from God and are our future.  We as adults must ensure that their basic needs – including education – are protected.’  

Local Authority Governor - Spencer Clayton is a serving Headteacher of Queenswell Junior School in the London Borough Of Barnet. He has been there since January 2006 and is responsible for its strategic leadership and day-to-day running; he has the NPQH qualification. In addition to this, he has supported other schools in the area including a spell as a Learning Network Inspector in Autumn 2019.  In addition to this, Mr. Clayton is very keen on amateur dramatics both as an actor and director so hopefully will get to see some of the children perform at some point.

 

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   October 2019
Spencer Clayton Local Authority Governor None   October2019
Barbara Gardner LDBS Governor None   November 2018
Patricia Ray LDBS Governor None   October 2019
Lesley Kinghorn PCC Governor None   October 2019
Maxwell Owusu-Koduah Parent Governor None   October 2019
Adibe Chinedu Uzochukwu Parent Governor None   October 2019
Michelle Sheehan Headteacher None   October 2019
Owen Hitchens Staff Governor None   October 2019
Fr Taemin Oh Governor None   October 2019
Geraldine McGeever Office Manager None   October 2019
Veronica Battley PCC Governor     October 2019

Jacqueline Stewart 

PCC Governor     October 2019
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