Our Governors

Welcome letter from the Chair of Governors


Dear Parents/Carers and Friends


At Foulds we want all our children to be principled, independent, resilient life-long learners and as governors we work alongside staff, pupils and parents to help make this a reality. The Governing Body is widely involved with key-decision making across the school. It is responsible for holding the Head and Senior Leadership Team to account to ensure high standards of educational achievement; overseeing the financial performance of the school and ensuring that money is well spent, and for ensuring clarity of ethos, vision and strategic direction. 


Governors are drawn from across the community and include parents, staff, an LA Councillor and other members of the local community with a diverse breadth of skills and experience that they use to support the school. Governors hold termly Full Governing Body meetings and run two sub-committees of the Board (Resources and Curriculum & Welfare) that undertake the detailed work of governance. In addition, Governors support the school on other ad hoc panels, in dealing with complaints and on recruitment panels. Governors are frequently in school to attend meetings, and attend a termly Governors Day where they conduct a book look and visit a particular key stage to deepen their working knowledge of the school.


Being a Governor is a huge privilege and is hugely rewarding and we are all committed to ensuring the best possible outcomes for our pupils. Every year, Governors agree a set of key strategic priorities. For 2018/19 these are:


  1. To ensure the Foulds Governing Body develops governor competencies to broaden leadership in key strategic areas

  2. To ensure the Foulds Governing Body rigorously and consistently holds the school to account for performance and progress of all groups, including vulnerable groups.

  3. To ensure Foulds School continues to achieve financial sustainability

  4. To rigorously monitor the school’s effective safeguarding of all pupils in the school

If you would like more information about the work of the Governing Body, then please contact the office to arrange a time to speak to me.


Kavita Band

Chair of Governors

(Correspondence to be sent via school office)

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Kavita Band

Chair of Governors

Co-Opted Governor

Kim Sanett


Tom Knott

Co-Opted Governor

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Lucy Maislish
Maggie Lakin

Co-Opted Governor

Co-Opted Governor

Cllr David Longstaff

LA Governor

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Nivi Narang Briffa

Parent Governor

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Saniya Shafi

Staff Governor

Madeleine Lustigman

Parent Governor

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Paul Southern

Parent Governor

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Sara Starr

Parent Governor

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Maisie Cox

Governor Clerk