Heathrow Primary School, Harmondsworth Lane, Sipson, West Drayton, Middlesex, UB7 0JQ
On behalf of Heathrow Primary School’s Governing Body welcome to our website page. The Governing Body consists of various members who represent the ‘stakeholders’ of the school. These include parents, members of staff, the community, and the Local Authority. The aim of the Governing Body is to both support, and to challenge the school and to fulfil three main roles:
1. Provide strategic direction for the school.
2. Act as a critical friend to the school.
3. Ensure accountability and the optimum use of resources in order to properly meet the needs of all children and the staff that support them.
Governors meet several times each term, either as part of a full governing board meeting or as part of a smaller committee. They also visit the school to meet linked classes, attend celebration assemblies and special events and to discuss various matters linked to the school’s improvement plan. All new governors are welcomed and play a vital role in ensuring that the views of parents and the local community are heard.
MEET THE GOVERNORS
Trusha Dabba – Chair of Governors
I am the Chair of Governors at Heathrow Primary School. I have served as part of the Governing Body at the school for over 15 years, starting out as a Parent Governor and now as a Local Authority Governor. I truly believe the Governing Body hold a vital and strategic role in partnership with the Headteacher and the teaching staff at the school. Together, we aim to provide and facilitate the best possible outcomes for our children, enabling them to grow and succeed during this early and important time of their lives. All four of my children were pupils at Heathrow Primary School where I believe, they had the best start to their education and school lives. Three of my children have graduated from university and my youngest is studying at a local secondary school. Outside of my role supporting Heathrow Primary School, I am a qualified and practicing Dispensing Optician. At Heathrow Primary School we are proud to be an Ofsted rated ‘Good’ school. However, we are all working hard to achieve our goal of making our school an ‘Outstanding’ school for our children.
Satinder Kaur Haylat – Associate Member
I am a Computer Science graduate working for a global corporate as a European Risk Director with major financial services companies. I also volunteer as Headteacher of an extremely successful Sunday School with 200 students from age 5 to adults. My students continually achieve exceptional GCSE and A Level results at very young ages. I have recently been appointed as a trustee on an educational academy board based in Berkshire and have the responsibility to help effectively govern the schools that this board is responsible for. I am sincerely passionate about all children having an outstanding education during primary school, giving them all the confidence and the skills to build on their success, as they transition from Heathrow Primary to Year 7 and beyond. I am keen for all Heathrow students to participate in as many STEM activities as possible, opening their minds up to the art of the possible. I look forward to working with the team at Heathrow, our students and our parents to help every child succeed.
Narinder Johal - Parent Governor
As a parent I am honoured to be in this role where I can contribute to excelling the schools aims, vision and ethos. I am here to support both Heathrow Primary School and our diverse community to get the best from our children's education. Having experience working with different levels of management I feel I can raise and discuss matters from a parent’s perspective in an unbiased manner. I am currently working as a part-time contractor at a Futures Trading Exchange. Working part-time gives me the chance to look after my son and gives me the opportunity to invest my spare time into children’s education. I have extensive years of experience in operations and administration within the entertainment industry and financial services. As this is a new role for me I am looking forward to understanding the education system better and broadening my skill set. I am passionate about bringing out the potential in each child's inner ability to learn, grow and develop their education efficiently for their future. Being able to make a difference will give me great satisfaction.
Mashaal Bilal - Parent Governor
Seven years experience as a primary school teacher has given me a wide range of experiences of the education sector. I hope to use these experiences to support my role as a parent governor to help build upon the ethos of Heathrow primary from a strategic perspective. I feel I have the confidence to be able to relate to the teachers, parents and students to manage and build upon strong and positive relationships. As a mother with two sons currently at Heathrow primary school I am excited for this opportunity to be able use my skills and passion to work in partnership with the school to support their vision and aspirations for our future generation.
Asha Ubha - Co-opted Governor
I am currently a Co-opted Governor and previously served the Governing Body as a Parent Governor. Both of my children attended Heathrow Primary School and I truly believe my children have had an excellent primary foundation start to their education at this school, one child is currently at university and the other is at secondary school. My background is in banking and finance, with over 30 years’ experience. I look forward to continuing serving the school as a Governor and working as part of a team to support the ongoing development of our school to achieve an ‘outstanding’ school.
Cheryl Ifekoya - Parent Governor
I am a Parent Governor with a son at Heathrow Primary school and two older daughters at other schools. Our family joined Heathrow Primary School in 2021 from another school in the borough and we immediately noticed a positive difference. Heathrow Primary School is a good educational setting within our community and as such I count it a privilege to serve the school community as a Parent Governor. I currently run a property company with my husband and bring skills from our business along with those garnered from my prior 20+ year career in accounting & finance to my role as Governor. However, first and foremost I am a wife and mother who strongly believes in empowering our children to be the best they can be whilst providing a nurturing environment in which they can flourish. It is on this basis that I come to Heathrow Primary School Governing Body to support and provide strategic steer to the Senior Leadership team. Environment plays such an important part in our Children’s education and development. Heathrow Primary lays a great foundation but as parents we cannot solely rely on school to educate our children. I believe educating our children is a collaborative exercise and I would encourage us all as parents to do the very best we can to support the school and in turn our children along their educational journey.