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Frith Manor Governors

Welcome to the section of the website where you can find out more about the school’s governors, and the work that we do.

Our main role is to support the school – the phrase often used to describe this role is ‘a critical friend’. We help the school to set and reach targets and to strive for excellence across the whole spectrum of school life. The key document used for this is the School Improvement Plan (SIP) The SIP sets out a strategic plan that is reviewed and discussed on a regular basis.

Our legal duties include:-

  • setting strategic direction, policies and objectives;
  • approving the school budget;
  • reviewing progress against the school's budget and objectives; and
  • appointing, being a critical friend and supporting the Head Teacher.

The Full Governing Body meets twice a term. In addition to this, we also sit on at least one sub-committee per half term. These include:

  • Staffing & Safeguarding
  • Finance & Premises
  • Curriculum
  • Pay & Policies

There are several categories of governor, appointed by different groups that have an interest in the school. These are Community governors, the Local Authority (“LA”), Parents, and Staff. All governors have equal status, however they are appointed.

We are committed to providing an excellent environment for all pupils to enjoy during their time at our school.

Our Governing Body meetings are usually held in the evening. We attend training sessions and seminars to help us keep up to date with changes in schools and education and to help us do our job effectively. We also go into school to meet with the Head Teacher, other members of staff and pupils to help us find out how the school is progressing towards its targets.

We also take part in things like the Summer Fair, trips, assemblies and lots more.

If you wish to know more, or are interested in becoming a governor, please contact us care of the School Office or email us at

Copies of the non-confidential minutes from the Governors Meetings are available on request. Please email the chair of governors to access copies:


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


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:


Wendy Kravetz 
Chair of Governors

Appointed 20/11/13- 06/10/2021
Member of Finance & Premises and Staffing & Safeguarding Sub-Committees
Wendy Kravetz was originally from the Midlands, she has lived in North London for 15 years. She was a parent governor and became co-opted governor in October 2017. She has one daughter at the school. Wendy currently runs her own HR & Social Media business, and helps manage the family comic business too. In Wendy’s personal life she has been 'Zumba' ing for three years and she loves to swim and read. Recently her family has embraced cycling.  I am always available should you wish to discuss any school matters either by email: or by letter:  please leave a message with the school office​ marked FAO Chair of Governors. 

HR Business partner / owner @ Mega City Comics. Director of Wendy K HR Social Media. Director & Chair of North London Aquatics.


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  

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.



Local Authority Governors:



Member of Finance & Premises and Staffing & Safeguarding Sub-Committees
Appointed 07/02/2019-07/02/2023
Sury is a former Barnet Councillor who represented Mill Hill Ward from 2010 to 2018. 
He has been in the UK since 1962 and in Barnet since 1964 and holds a Post-Graduate Degree in Nuclear Physics and currently
resides in Mill Hill.
Sury is an ex-Civil Servant having spent some 3 1/2 decades at ECGD until retiring in 2006 and since then devoted his time to voluntary activities e.g. as Trustee of Charities, Governor at 2 local Mill Hill Schools, helping local organisations etc.
Sury has a close interest to continue to work with the school and the teachers to ensure that all our children have the best possible start in their education and takes an active interest role in well-being initiatives for both social and economic benefit.
Sury hopes to be able to apply his varied experience to the work of the Governing body.

PARENT Governors:


Nicola Curtis
Member of Finance & Premises and Staffing & Safeguarding Sub-Committees

Appointed 12/05/17-15/05/21

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


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.

Associate Members


Vacancy open.




Catherine Holmes
Appointed: 29/4/16
Clerk to the Governing Body

Catherine Holmes lives in Barnet and wanted to be involved with a local school. She has been a governor in two previous schools in Suffolk, working closely with them on their communications and information for parents and children. Catherine was a member of Girl Guiding for many years both as a leader and a trainer. She works in the NHS as a capital project manager.


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 January 2019