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 fulfill 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
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 15 years, initially as a Parent Governor and now as a Local Authority Governor. I truly believe Governors hold a vital and strategic role alongside the Headteacher and the teachers at the school with the central goal in providing and facilitating the best possible outcomes for our children, giving each child an equal and positive start to school life.
All four of my children were pupils of Heathrow Primary School where I feel they had the best start to their education and school lives. The older two have graduated from university, the third at university and the fourth at a local Secondary School.
As a parent, I feel parents have the valuable opportunity to work with the Governing body at the school to be our voice, and, support our children, enabling them to grow and succeed during this early and important time of their lives.
Heathrow Primary School is an Ofsted rated ‘Good’ school. Together, the Governing body and all the staff along with the parents are working hard to make our school an ‘Outstanding’ school.
Jacqueline Clark-Basten BEM.
Vice Chair of Governors
I am a former pupil of HEATHROW Primary school and have lived and worked in Sipson all my life. I run a local Business and I volunteer on many local community groups and projects, through this community work I became a Governor of Heathrow Primary several years ago. I was very interested in giving something back to the school that had given myself and many generations of my family such strong building blocks for our future lives. I believe Heathrow Primary's staff and pupils are incredibly hard working and I'm proud to be a part of such and excellent school.
For the past 15 years, Heathrow Primary School has been a big part of my life. I first volunteered as a Parent helper, when my daughter started in Yr1. I came into school, once or twice a week to listen to children read. Once my Son had started in reception, I was offered a temporary position as an LSA for about 6 weeks. That is where it started and I'm still here 15 years later!
I am now a HLTA, as well as Medical and I am also a Yr4 LSA. My role is varied and very busy, but I feel privileged to work in such a great environment and see the children working their way through the school and watch them grow and flourish into young people.
I have been a apart of the Governing Body, for along time. I started as a Parent Governor and once my children left Heathrow, I became a Staff Governor. It is a very interesting role and shows you a different view of how a school is run and the challenges, that schools face every day.
Computer Science graduate working for a global corporate as a European Risk Director with major financial services companies. Working with teams and customers across geographies to overcome challenging situations and ensure successful outcomes for all. Voluntary Head Teacher of a Sunday school with 200 students from age 5 to adult with students continually achieving exceptional GCSE and A Level results at very young ages. Regular volunteer for local charities helping the homeless and local youth.
Eldest child was a former Heathrow student and is now studying at a local grammar school, currently have one child in Year 5. 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.
Mrs Princess Christian-Iwuagwu
A parent governor, cherish the amazing honour and privilege to serve and be part of the team of Governors at Heathrow School. I bring to the table parenting, financial, management and pastoral skills to ensure our children are well nurtured in the correct environment, with the ability to excel onto secondary education.
Mathematics graduate, Masters in Accounting with Finance with PhD in view. Fellow, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA), Diploma in Theology, Missions and Ministries (Durham).
Finance professional - Chief Accountant at a Local Authority in North Surrey –provide management information across the organisation, engaging with senior leadership and chief officers, translate organisational strategy into financial strategy, oversee the delivery to drive the organisation forward.
A Christian and active member of two churches. At a local Church – serve as a Lay Reader, member of the Parochial Church Council, part-time admin, Sunday school teacher and chorister
At a London linguistic Church – serve as leader and coordinator of the women’s arm – 80+ women with array of empowering events, organise, run and coordinate annual discipleship training programme, lead the Sunday school and youth teaching team of 60+ children
I am blessed with 5 wonderful children. The first 3 passed through Heathrow Primary School and are in A Levels, Year 11 and Year 8 in a local grammar school and Church of England Secondary School. My last 2 are currently pupils of this greatly achieving school.
At present I am a Co-opted Governor and have been part of the Governing body for several years ( the first four years as a Parent Governor),both my two children attended the School who now have moved onto secondary school. .I have been a parent helper, reading on a weekly basis since my son started reception.
My background is in Banking and Finance, with over 25 years experience.
I believe Heathrow Primary School is going from strength to strength and will continue to support the ongoing development and improvement of this wonderful school , I look forward to being a part of this in the years to come and strive to become outstanding.
As a parent of secondary school age children I have first hand experience of the primary school system. I know how important the experience, knowledge and skills the children learn through this time builds the foundations for the rest of their lives. I joined Heathrow Primary as a governor in 2017. Getting to know the children and having an insight into their learning journey has been a part of the role I thoroughly enjoy. To ensure the children get the best experience from their education is a key part of the role of the governor, and using my professional expertise in HR, I provide challenge to the Head Teacher and senior leadership team to ensure they are doing everything they can to give every child the best experience at Heathrow Primary.