Wendell Park Primary School

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Cobbold Road, London, W12 9LB

020 8743 1372



The governors' job is to ensure that all children at Wendell Park receive the best education possible. They set the strategic direction for the school, overseeing the school budget to make sure money is well spent and by monitoring and evaluating the school's performance. 

The Governing Body


Wendell Park currently has eleven governors who, between them, represent the Local Education Authority (Hammersmith and Fulham), parents and carers, the staff of the school (teaching and non-teaching) and the local community. The full governing body meet at least once each term.

If you would like to find out more about the work we do and feel you have skills or experience that could assist the governing body in carrying out its duties, or if you’d like to contact a governor for any other reason, please contact us at:wendellparkgovernors@hotmail.com or via the School Office.

And if you want to help in other ways the Friends of Wendell Park Parent Teacher Association (PTA) which focuses on organising events and fundraising,

So please get involved – your school needs YOU!

Governors Diary

Latest Governors Events

Governors Resources Committee09Feb2021

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Governors CASC Committee23Feb2021

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Full Governing Board Meeting09Mar2021

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Governors Resources Committee and Special Budget Approval11May2021

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Governors CASC Committee08Jun2021

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Full Governing Board Meeting15Jul2021

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Calendars page(s): Governors >>

The Governing Body's Role

The role of the governing body is:

  • to influence any long-term goals and vision for the school
  • set aims and objectives for the school
  • set policies for achieving those aims and objectives
  • set targets by which progress towards those aims and objectives can be measured
  • review and monitor progress in achieving the aims and objectives
  • work with the headteacher to ensure that teaching is effective and of good quality and that children achieve the highest possible standards
  • take general responsibility for the school and its budget
  • act as “critical friend” to the school and headteacher, offering support, advice, a second opinion and help, and also challenging, asking questions and offering constructive feedback
  • promote the interests of the school and its pupils in the community

What do individual Governors actually do?

Governors attend a meeting of the full governing body at least once per term.

In addition, governors sit on at least one committee. Committees also meet at least once per term.

At Wendell Park School, our three committees are the Resources, Curriculum & Achievement and the Children, Families and the Community Committee

Governors often make visits to the school, attend school events and may accompany staff and pupils on outings

Governors assist the headteacher in appointing staff. Governors take the lead in appointing the headteacher

Governors attend training courses to develop their effectiveness in the role

The Governing Body 2020-2021

Julian Hillman - Local Authority Governor 

Date appointed: 07.07.2014
Term of office: 4 years (renewed until 06.07.22) 

I have worked in various forms of social work for 40 years and I retired from my last job with Mencap in 2012. I have been a member of the local Council and have lived in Hammersmith since 1978.  I sit on the board of various local charities.  I have two grandchildren in the school.

Register of Business Interests for School Governors (Julian Hillman)
updated 07/09/20

Andrew Fawcett - Co-opted Governor 
Chair of The Resources Committee
Date appointed 11.06.15
Term of office: 4 years (renewed until 10.06.23)

I joined the Governing Body in June 2015, and chair the Resources Committee.  I have lived in the area for the last 20 years, and have a strong connection to the local area. I have 2 children and have worked with children at Richmond Hockey Club for the last 10 years as a coach and as treasurer for the junior club.  I have worked in education for the past 8 years at Pearson Eduction and now at INTO University Partnerships - a company that helps international students access University education in the UK and the UK - and I bring to the governing board my financial and educational skills & knowledge.

Register of Business Interests for School Governors (Andy Fawcett)
updated 07/09/20

Alice Glossop-Green - Parent Governor

Chair of the Governing Board
Date appointed: 02.02.17

Term of office: 4 years

I have lived in Shepherd's Bush all my life and have one child still currently at Wendell Park plus two more who have now moved on to secondary school.  I am currently head of department at a local secondary school, where I have been teaching for over 17 years and have undertaken various roles and responsibilities. This experience, along with my five year service as school governor for another primary school, mean that I bring to the governing board a broad and diverse understanding of education from classroom level up to whole school planning. My particular interest is with teaching and learning - always keeping in mind the impact that good teaching can have on the life chances of children.

 updated 15/07/20

Rebekah Wilson - Parent Governor

Vice Chair of the Governing Board

Chair of the Curriculum, Achievements and School Community Committee

Date appointed: 02.02.17

Term of office: 4 years 

I joined Wendell Park’s governing body in February 2017. I have lived in Shepherd’s Bush since 2007 and have two children at the school. I work in the research team at the Local Government Association, where I collect and analyse data relating to a range of public services and policy issues, including help and support for children, young people and their families. I previously worked as a researcher at the National Foundation for Educational Research and also Coram, a charity working with vulnerable children. I have a MA in the Sociology of Education from the Institute of Education and a PhD in Gender from the London School of Economics.

Register of Business Interests for School Governors (Rebekah Wilson)

updated 19/07/20

Fatiha Mazri - Parent Governor
Date appointed 17.05.19
Term of office: 4 years

Updated 13/7/20

Laurence Beard
Date appointed 29.06.17
Term of office: 4 years

updated 23/3/18

Caroline Moore - Associate Governor
Date appointed 04.05.17
Term of office: 4 years

I have wide-ranging senior management experience in the arts and charity sectors. I currently work as a consultant, but previous roles have included Director of Planning and Support Services at Diabetes UK and Director of Finance and Operations at the Institute of Contemporary Arts.

I sit on the Resources Committee.

Register of Business Interests for School Governors (Caroline Moore)

updated 15/07/20

Ifrah Elmi - Associate Member of Governing Body
Date appointed 25.06.15
Term of office: 1 year (renewed until 24.06.20)

Register of Business Interests for School Governors (Ifrah Elmi)
updated  07/09/20

Nick Morgan - Staff Governor 
Date appointed 09.11.2016
Term of office: 4 years

I started working at Wendell Park in July 2013 and in that time I have taught across Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. I am currently a Year 4 teacher and the English leader. I am passionate about doing all I can to provide children with an engaging, memorable education and I love being a part of the Wendell Park community. 

Register of Business Interests for School Governors (Nick Morgan)

updated 07/09/20

Julie Howarth - Executive Headteacher 
Date appointed 01.09.2014
Term of office: ongoing

Register of Business Interests for School Governors (Julie Howarth)

updated 07/09/20

Madga Wood - Co-opted Governor

Date appointed: 26.03.19

Term of office: 4 years

updated 13/07/20

To view the Committee structure, terms of reference and schemes of delegation document for 2019-2020, please click here 

To view the Governor Meeting Attendance: please click here


Governor Changes
27 02 15 Jimmy Weir resigned as a co-opted governor
11 06 15 Andy Fawcett appointed as co-opted governor.
11 06 15 John Grigg appointed as co-opted governor.
11 06 15 Mairi Brewis appointed as co-opted governor.
11 06 15 Clare Holland appointed as a co-opted governor.
25 06 15 Ifrah Elmi appointed associate governor
31 07 15 Willian Bunn, Anna Gordon & John Grigg resigned.
31 10 15 Tony Bailey's term of office as staff governor ended.
31 10 15 Aiofe Cunnane elected as staff governor.
26 11 15 Charlotte Tisdall appointed as co-opted governor
26 11 15 Andrew Lifford appointed as co-opted governor
23 06 16 Dhrupti Shah appointed as co-opted governor
23 06 16 Caroline Moore appointed as associate governor
23 06 16 Ifrah Elmi reappointed as an associate governor
31 08 16 Aoife Cunnane resigned as staff governor
03 11 16 Clare Holland resigned as co-opted governor
09 11 16 Nick Morgan elected as staff governor
09 11 16 Rachel Jerrome resigned as a parent governor and was appointed as co-opted governor
24 11 16 Tom Haynes term of office as parent governor ended
02 02 17 Rebekah Wilson and Alice Glossop elected as parent governors
02 03 17 Andrew Lifford resigned as co-opted governor
23 03 17 Rachel Jerrome resigned as co-opted governor and Chair of Governing Board
23 03 17 Mairi Brewis elected as Chair of the Governing Board and Katrina O'Brien elected as Vice Chair
23 03 17 Caroline Moore and Ifrah Elmi's terms as Associate members extended for a further year
04 05 17 Caroline Moore appointed as a co-opted governor for 4 year term (original associate member appointment date 23 06 16)
29 06 17 Laurence Beard appointed as co-opted governor
29 06 17 Ifrah Elmi reappointed as co-opted governor
29 11 17 Husni Mikdadi appointed as Associate member for a 1 year term
25 01 18 Drupti Shah resigned as a co-opted governor
20 03 18 Husni Mikdadi appointed as co-opted governor for a 4 year term

01 05 18 Ifrah Elmi reappointed as an associate member for a further 1 year term

26 06 18 Husni Mikdadi resigned as co-opted governor

03 07 18 Julian Hillman reappointed as LA governor for a further 4 years

Autumn 2018 Julian Hillman elected as vice-chair

11 02 19 Katrina Crookall's term ended as a parent governor

26 03 19 Magda Wood appointed as a co-opted governor for a 4 year term

26 03 19 Andy Fawcett and Mairi Brewis reappointed as co-opted governors for a further 4 years to run on when their current term expires (June 2019)

17 05 19 Fatiha Mazri elected as parent governor for 4 year term

21 05 19 Ifrah Elmi reappointed as associate member for 1 year

09 07 19 Charlotte Tisdall reappointed as co-opted governor for a further 4 years to run on when current term expires (November 2019)

03 12 19 Charlotte Tisdall elected as Vice-Chair

28 01 20 Mairi Brewis stepped down as a Foundation governor

31 03 20 Charlotte Tisdall stepped down as a co-opted governor

01 04 20 Rebekah Wilson elected as Vice-Chair 

Last updated 13/07/20