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Governance

Frith Manor Governors

The governing board provides strategic leadership and accountability in the school. It has three key functions:

  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent
  • Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils
  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction

Governors set the aims and objectives for the school and set the policies and targets for achieving those aims and objectives. They monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making and act as a source of challenge and support to the headteacher. In action, this means:

  • Appointing and performance reviewing the head teacher and senior leaders, including making decisions about pay
  • Managing budgets and deciding how money is spent
  • Engaging with pupils, staff, parents and the school community
  • Sitting on panels and making decisions about things like pupil exclusions and staff disciplinary
  • Addressing a range of education issues within the school including disadvantaged pupils, pupils with special needs, staff workload and teacher recruitment
  • Looking at data and evidence to ask questions and have challenging conversations about the school
  • Governors adopt the Nolan principles of public life: selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership. 

Governors are drawn from across the community and include parents, staff governor, a Local Authority governor, and other members of the local community with a diverse breadth of skills and experience that they use to support the school.

The Full Governing Body meets six times a year. In addition to this, the Finance & Premises committee meets six times a year, and there are ‘task and finish’ groups created as required throughout the year to focus on specific areas of work. Governors are also assigned to ‘link’ areas according to their skill set and the requirements of the school. Governors also support the school on other ad hoc panels, in dealing with complaints and on recruitment panels.

If you wish to know more, or are interested in becoming a governor, please contact me care of the School Office or email me at cog@frithmanor.barnet.sch.uk

Copies of the non-confidential minutes from the Governors’ Meetings are available on request. Please email me to access copies:  cog@frithmanor.barnet.sch.uk

Nicola Curtis

Chair of Governors

 

A complete list of our governors and their roles is set out below:

Name

Relevant business interests and financial interests

Governance roles in other schools

Relationships with the school staff including spouses, partners & relatives

Wendy Wayland

None

None

None

Stuart Abrahams

Director & Treasurer of BESA (British Educations Suppliers Association).

MirandaNet council member.

SEED Charity Trustee (Eating Disorder Support)

Founder – The Wisdom Partnership. Consultants to the education technology sector.

None

None

Adila Boussadi

None

None

None

Nicola Curtis

None

None

None

Toyin Odutayo

Director Enterprise Creations Ltd.

 

None

None

Naomi Phillips

None

None

None

Rafael Steinmetz Leffa

None

None

None

Parita Khimasia

None

None

None

Kate Elliott

None

None

None

Marika Farrugia

None

None

None

 

Governor Information and Attendance Register

 

 

 

Staff Governors:

 

Wendy Wayland 
Head Teacher

 

Mrs Nazlee Sinclair 
Deputy Head Teacher
Member of Staffing & Safeguarding Sub-Committees

Nazlee Sinclair 
is the deputy head teacher at Frith Manor. She has had the privilege of gaining experience of working in every year group from Reception to Year 6, over the course of her 20-year career. She has the enviable experience working in four London boroughs; Waltham Forest, Enfield, Brent and Barnet. Her previous post was also a deputy headship. Her previous role of Consultant Leading Teacher of Maths, has meant that she is able to ensure that all pupils can reach their full potential, with high aspirations and expectations. Nazlee also has two children of her own, who are in Year 1 and Year 5. She is committed to raising attainment and achievement for all pupils and is dedicated to raising standards at Frith Manor.  In her spare time, Nazlee enjoys keeping fit and recently took part in a 10K run for Sports relief!travelling in her spare time.

 

Adila Boussadi
School Office Administrator and Welfare
Appointed 23/05/2019

Adila Boussadi has been working at Frith Manor for nearly 5 years. She started as a meal time supervisor and volunteered as a TA while on TA’s course for level 2, 3 and diploma level 4. She volunteered at the school office for a year, which gave her good skills and experience to join the team two years ago as an administrator and welfare. She is a qualified lawyer in her country of birth and worked as a legal adviser for a bank society for more than 3 years before moving to England after getting married 12 years ago. She also studied finance and customer communications while working for the bank. Adila is dedicated to keep Frith Manor always at the top of the parents’ and children’s expectation and fulfil and meet the school ethos and aims for high education achievement and better learning environment. She is a mother of two primary school children.
 

Co-opted Governors:

Nicola Curtis
Chair of Governors

Appointed 12/05/17-10/05/25

Nicola has lived close to the school for most of her life and is an ex-pupil of Frith Manor. She has two children at the school. She works in Local Government as an Environmental Health Officer, and in her spare time enjoys walking and training her dog

 

Toyin Odutayo
Appointed 23/05/2019

Toyin Odutayo has extensive expertise in anti-money laundering (AML), enhanced due diligence (EDD) and financial crime compliance (FCC) within the financial services industry. His experience in this area saw him support the world’s largest Court appointed Corporate Compliance Monitor, in overseeing a global financial institution’s implementation of the US Department of Justice deferred prosecution agreement. Toyin has over 15 years international banking experience in retail banking, commercial banking, corporate banking and private banking. Toyin currently works at Nomura as a Vice President in the EMEA Financial Crime Advisory Team. He is a Panel Member of ACCA’s Central London Regional Network and also sits on the International Compliance Association's Audit Impartiality Committee.

Vice President, the EMEA Financial Crime Advisory Team of Nomura.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          


Stuart  Abrahams 

Vice Chair of Governors 

Appointed 23/05/20- 23/05/24
Stuart is a co-opted governor and has over 25 years experience of technology in the education sector, with the last 7 years as an elected member of the BESA executive council.  In 2017 he was elected BESA Treasurer, and is also a MirandaNet fellowship council member. As well as a governor he is a trustee of Seed, an eating disorder charity focused on helping young people, and a MirandaNet council member represents around 800 educators and acts as a professional research association

                                                         

 

Rafael Steinmetz Leffa 
Appointed 23/05/20- 23/05/24

Rafael lives in the area and has been appointed to be a governor at Frith Manor Primary School in May 2020; he currently works in the City in investment management. Rafael is fluent in Portuguese, Italian, Spanish and Mandarin. He is also a member of the Worshipful Company of International Bankers and the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment.

 

Marika Farrugia – co-opted governor

28th January 2021 – 27th January 2025

Marika Farrugia has lived in North London and more recently in Barnet.  She became co-opted governor in January 2021. She has been in Secondary Education, since graduating, working in a number of schools in North London, as well as in Surrey. She has been a Teacher and in Senior Leadership for a significant period of that time, working across all aspects of school life, both academic and pastoral. She has also been a member of the Senior Leadership team of a new all through school in North London.  She has volunteered for several charities.  In her spare time, she is a keen traveller and enjoys hiking.

 

Local Authority Governors:

Kate Elliott – Local Authority Governor

28th January 2021 – 27th January 2025

Kate was born and raised close to Frith Manor School, and was appointed in 2020 to maintain the link between the school and the Local Authority. She is a currently a trainee social worker in NHS mental health services and previously worked as a health policy researcher in universities and charities.

   

 

PARENT Governors:

 

Naomi Phillips
Appointed 10/02/2020 - 10/02/2024

 Naomi is a parent governor with one child at the school and another joining Reception in September. She has extensive experience in governance and leadership roles in voluntary sector, and is a Director of Policy and Advocacy at a large national charity.


Parita Khimasia 
Appointed 9/12/2020 - 9/12/202
4

Parita is a parent governor who has two young sons (Year 3 and Reception) at Frith Manor School. She has a background in Secondary Education and has been a Teacher and SENCO at a Post-16 Sixth Form School in London since 2003. In her spare time, she is a keen traveller and enjoys long 'muddy' walks with her family!

 

Associate Members

 

Vacancy open.

 

Clerks


Claudette Thompson
Appointed: 21/02/21
 

Leavers:

Sury Khatri: 30th October 2020

Robert Sykes: 5th July 2020

Dimple Hargunani: 5th July 2020

Oliver Jones:  1st June 2020

Trisha Gudka:  1st May 2020

Sarah Pearson 30th March 2020

Tania Tchedaeva : October 2019

Pauline Warden: 22nd July 2020

Catherine Holmes: 10th Feb 2021 

Wendy Kravetz: 14th June 2021