Local Governing Body

Governors

The purpose of the Governing Body is to offer challenge and support to drive school improvements while ensuring clarity of vision, upholding the school ethos and maintaining the strategic direction.

The Governors have a variety of skills and experiences which enables the Governing Body to have a diverse perspective. In order to offer the appropriate challenge Governors attend additional regular training; sometimes this may involve training with the school staff. All training and school visits are recorded to ensure they have an impact on school improvement. Each Governor leads or monitors specific areas of school evaluation where they’ll meet with a specific member of staff regularly, then report back to the Board. Every half term the Board holds the Head Teacher to account for the educational performance of the school in all areas but also gives praise and appreciation when progress exceeds the ambitious targets set.

 

Beverley Montgomery (Chair; Governing Member for Leadership & Management (including Safeguarding).  Priority Link – Year 6:

Beverley became Chair in September 2017. In an extensive career spanning several decades Beverley has worked in a variety of industries requiring effective and efficient business changing practices.

She has supported a range of local projects and has Chaired several organisations that reflect her personal philosophy; kindness, integrity and determination. Beverley has developed a unique ability to summarise complex information, articulate and disseminate these with precision and clarity to others. She encourages a culture of identifying and learning lessons so these can be adapted. 

“I am proud and honoured to be part of the Park Hill Family; our courage, confidence, commitment and care radiates throughout the community “

Beverley is a certified Mental Health First Aider, having received the MHFA training.

Type of Governor: Co-opted

Date of Appointment: 19/05/2014

Term of Office: 4 Years

Register of interest: None declared

Contacting the Chair: To contact the Chair of the Governing Body, please complete this form stating: FAO Chair of Governors.  If the matter is confidential, please address an envelope for the attention of the Chair of Governors and hand in to the school office.  We will ensure the Chair receives this.

Ebru Ertem (Lead Governor for Financial Management)

Ebru is an alumni of PHJS, ‘graduating’ in 1999, and still lives locally in Park Hill.  Ebru became a Board member to give something back to the school she has fond memories from and believes PHJS gave her the foundations to build the career she has had to date.  With a passion for PHJS, and wanting to use her skills and experience she gained from her 10-year career in audit (both financial and operational), she joined the Board in January 2020.

Type of Governor: Co-opted

Date of Appointment:  30/1/20

Term of Office: 4 Years

Register of interest: None declared.

Carmen Peraita Sanz (Governing Member for Quality of Education – Curriculum Implementation, Intent & Impact). Priority Link – Addressing the gaps::

An aeronautical engineer with a master’s in business administration, Carmen speaks three languages and has lived in several countries. She currently works as a consultant advising Governments and Transport Authorities/ Operators to improve their financial and operational resilience and become more sustainable.

Carmen believes children are the future. A good education will give them the foundations to be happy and make an impact in our society. By understanding and celebrating diversity and developing safe, happy, aspirational and proud children, we can expose them to opportunities that they might not have otherwise had, and improve their life chances.

Type of Governor: Parent

Date of Appointment:  12/01/2018

Term of Office: 4 Years

Register of interest: None declared.

Dr Nina Arjun (Governing Member for Disadvantaged Pupils & Safeguarding. Priority Link Curriculum Enrichment):

Nina has lived in Croydon for many years.  She trained as a doctor at Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School in London.  She has worked in local hospitals, including Croydon University Hospital, before going into General Practice.

Nina was a partner in a practice in West Croydon for 25 years.  The practice had a very multicultural patient group, with a lot of issues around poverty and deprivation.  She is keen to be able to focus on Disadvantaged Pupils and hopes to be able to use the skills and experience she acquired in practice.

Type of Governor: Co-opted

Date of Appointment:  01/09/20

Term of Office: 4 Years

Register of interest: None declared.

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Sarah Raza (Governing Member for Personal Development incl Special Educational Needs & Disabilities. Priority Link - Reading):

Sarah recently became a Board member and takes a keen interest in all things education, in particular addressing the education imbalance.

 

Her background is as a lawyer in the banking and finance sector.  Sarah is also a visiting lecturer at various universities with a focus on banking, finance and corporate law.

Type of Governor: Co-opted

Date of Appointment: 

Term of Office: 4 Years

Register of interest: None declared

Vacant - (Governing Member for Behaviour & Attitude including Wellbeing of School Community):

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Ann Pratt, Headteacher

Ann Pratt joined Park Hill Junior School as their Head Teacher in September 2018. Ann has prior experience as a Head Teacher and has taught in both primary and secondary schools.

Ann’s vision for Park Hill Junior school is in line with those of Folio Trust - a community that believes in themselves and in each other.

Ann’s aim is to work with her team to not put limits on what pupils can achieve, so they are well prepared for life beyond Park Hill Junior School.

Type of Governor: Staff Governor - Head Teacher

Date of Appointment: 01/09/2018

Register of interest: None declared

Jen Turner (Staff Governor) - Year 5 & 6 Phase Group Leader and Curriculum Lead):

Jen joined Park Hill Junior School as a Newly Qualified Teacher in 2012 and has been keen to remain at the school due to the caring and passionate ethos of the school and community.  Throughout her career at Park Hill Junior School, Jen has progressed and is currently the Phase Team Leader for years 5 and 6 and the Curriculum Lead.   Jen is a conscientious teacher with over 5 years of Leadership experience and is keen to help the school improve further by being a member of the Board.  

Type of Governor: Staff Governor - Teaching

Date of Appointment: 01/09/2019

Term of Office: 4 Years

Register of interest: None declared

Position currently vacant

Type of Local Governor: Staff Governor - Non-Teaching

Date of Appointment: 

Term of Office: 4 Years

Register of interest: None declared

 

VACANCIES

For information regarding the Folio Education Trust (MAT) Trustees:

Trust Board members

Trust Board Governance

LGB Information