Meet the Governors

What do governors do? School governors provide strategic leadership and accountability in schools. Their role is strategic, not operational. They work with the school to monitor and guide its efforts to raise the achievement of our pupils. Governors appoint the head teacher and deputy headteacher. It is governors who hold the main responsibility for finance in schools, and they work with the school to ensure that the needs of all people are met.

For more information: Governance_handbook_November_2015

At Robert Blair Primary School and Children’s Centre Services, governors meet once a term for the following committees (you can access the committees’ terms of reference by clicking on a committee’s name):

In addition, there is a full governing body meeting once a term.

 

 

Term Start Term End Committee Membership
Chair of Governors
Margaret Lally  06 Jan 2019  05 Jan 2023 Assessment Teaching and Learning Committee

Behaviour and Safety Committee

Leadership and Management Committee

Headteacher
Michelle Bahn  Assessment Teaching and Learning Committee

Behaviour and Safety Committee

Leadership and Management Committee

Parent governors
Monir Khan 02 Feb 2018 01 Feb 2022  Assessment Teaching and Learning Committee
Vacancy (1)
Co-opted governors
Margie Agnew 21 Mar 2018 20 Mar 2022 Behaviour and Safety Committee

LAC Link Governor

James Blythe 21 Mar 2018 20 Mar 2022 Leadership and Management Committee
Emily Battey 21 Mar 2018 20 Mar 2022 Assessment Teaching and Learning Committee
Fiona Lawrence 16 Nov 2016 15 Nov 2020  Leadership and Management Committee
Pranav Sood 21 Mar 2018 20 Mar 2022  Leadership and Management Committee
 Catherine Goodall 21 Mar 2018 20 Mar 2022 Behaviour and Safety Committee

SEND Link Governor

 Sarah Sturrock 21 Mar 2018  20 Mar 2022 Assessment Teaching and Learning Committee
 Staff governors
 Folami Ashade 06 Feb 2015 04 Feb 2019  Assessment Teaching and Learning Committee
Local Authority Governors
 Paul Convery  19 May 2015  19 May 2019 Vice Chair

Assessment Teaching and Learning Committee

Leadership and Management Committee

 
Associate Governors
Amanda Reese  02 Feb 2018  01 Feb 2022 Behaviour and Safety Committee

Leadership and Management Committee

Safeguarding Link Governor

 

Minutes of governors’ meetings

If you wish to read the minutes of a committee meeting or of the full governing body meeting, please contact the school to receive a copy.

To contact the governors, please leave a note in the school office or email admin@robertblair.islington.sch.uk and specify “FAO Governors” in the object of your email.

Past governors at Robert Blair Primary School (last 12 months):

  • Katie Alexander – Parent Governor – Term: 4 Oct 2016 to 31 Dec 2017 (resigned);
  • Julie Braithwaite – Co-Opted Governor – Term: 7 Jan 2015 to 31 Dec 2017 (resigned);
  • Matt Evered – Co-Opted Governor – Term: 10 Nov 2015 to 31 Dec 2017 (resigned);
  • Wilf Langridge – Co-Opted Governor – Term: 3 March 2015 to 31 Dec 2017 (resigned);
  • Jennie Walker – Co-Opted Governor – Term: 16 November 2016 to 10 September 2018 (resigned);
  • Fiona Morrell -Co-Opted Governor – Term: 16 November 2016 to 25 July 2018 (resigned);

Governors code of conduct for web