Governing Body

Governors Login

The Governing Body is responsible for the strategy and long-term running of the school. They support and challenge the Head Teacher and the Senior Leadership Team, ensuring that the school as a whole is providing the best education for all pupils. They work in partnership with the entire school community, communicate regularly with the school, conduct visits and attend special assemblies.

The Governing Body are involved in lots of decisions about the school, but the Head Teacher is is the person to approach with individual queries about day-to-day issues.

If you are interested in becoming a Governor, please contact the school to obtain information and an application pack.

Annual Governance Statement & Code of Conduct

An annual report on the work of the Governors and the performance of the school is presented each year and distributed to parents.

Annual Governance Statement for 2017-18 (PDF file)

The code of conduct for Governors to follow was agreed in November 2018.

Code of Conduct for Governors 18-19 (PDF file)

Meet the Governing Body

Harjinder Rahanu – Chair of Governors

My name is Dr Harjinder Rahanu and I have been the Chair of the Governing Body at Grange Park Infant and Nursery School for the past two years, having been a Governor here since 2007. All three of my children have attended the school. The school gave them the firm foundation, love, support and encouragement that allowed them to go onto flourish in their education and become young adults with a moral compass and radiate confidence.

I work alongside governors and the school management team in order to ensure that what the school does on a daily basis provides for a loving, compassionate and supportive environment that allows each, and every, child to grow academically and personally. This can only be achieved by the enormous contribution of our brilliant members of staff who work professionally and caringly.

I am a senior university lecturer and have worked in education for two decades. As part of my governor role I have made school visits and had the opportunity to observe teaching first hand at the school. Each and every time I have watched lessons I have been deeply impressed by the excellent teaching that is being delivered to our children at Grange Park Infant and Nursery School.

The Governing Body’s sense of ethics and beliefs direct us to consider each and every pupil attending our school as being one of our own children. The Governing Body and I will actively support the right and entitlement of each child to have access to the very best education delivered in the most professional, gentle and helpful environment.

Amrit Kalsi – Vice Chair of the Governing BodyAmrit Kalsi

My name is Amrit Kalsi and I am the Vice Chair of the Governing Body at Grange Park Infant and Nursery School. I started as a parent governor in 2016 because I believe that education is the first step to possibilities that every child should have and I wanted to be part of a school that was able to offer that to children.

During my son’s time at the school I saw him make great progress not only academically but in his development of social and other life skills. I was thankful that the school was able to make the start of my son’s education one which was filled with so many positive aspects.

When my son left to go to Primary School I continued as a co-opted governor as I wanted to have an impact on helping other children learn and grow at this stage in their education.

It is vital as a School Governor to provide support to the school and staff as they work hard to give all of our children a good educational start.

Having worked at a Secondary School has strengthened my belief of how the early years in education is so important in a child’s life. This is why I enjoy taking an active role in the school’s improvement and continued success. I feel that I can keep on making a positive contribution to help ensure that the school provides the best possible opportunities for all children at the school.

Selma Malek – Co-opted Governor

Selma Malek

My name is Selma Malek. I currently have a son in Year 2 at Grange Park Infant School. Since our time at the school I have been really impressed with the quality of teaching and the warm and friendly environment the schools brings to both children and parents.

I decided to become a Parent Governor in September 2016 as I felt I could learn a great deal about the running of the school and the education system and hopefully contribute my own personal experiences as a parent.

I have always wanted to contribute to the local community and when this position became available I knew it was something of interest to me. I am excited to attend the training courses available to support my role and look forward in maintaining the high standards the school is proud of.

Please feel free to approach me at any time before or after school.

Monica Dhaliwal – Co-opted Governor

My name is Monica and I am a Safeguarding and Quality Manager for an organisation who provides care and support to vulnerable adults. I also have experience of managing services for adults with mental health needs, complex needs and teenage parents which has helped me develop a good understanding of safeguarding and promoting independence for vulnerable people.

I wanted to give back to the community, so I decided to become a co-opted governor.  This means I am able to help the school leaders using my skills mainly in finance, governance and safeguarding.

As a Governing Board we are friendly critics to ensure pupils get the best and to support the school to improve.

Dominic Honey – Local Authority Governor

My name is Dominic Honey and I have been a governor at Grange Park Infant and Nursery School since Spring 2018. I previously served as a school governor about 20 years ago when my children were at primary school. I have a strong interest in schools and education because I come from a family of teachers (my mother, father, wife and daughter were/are all teachers).
Schools are under great pressure at the moment and I would like to play my part to help increase attainment and opportunity for children. I also want to make sure that the hard working staff get the maximum support.
I am a chartered surveyor and I have spent my career in the property industry. Part of my job involved advising education sector governing bodies on property and finance issues.
I am also a mentor for the Career Ready programme, supporting 16-18 year old students.

Rebecca Eyre – Parent Governor

I heard there was a position available to become a governor in a school newsletter. After much consideration I decided I was maybe too young and under qualified for the job so left it. After one of my children’s assemblies I spoke to the head teacher about the opportunity and was assured that age does not matter so applied. I was invited to a meeting where I decided to stay as I thought it would be beneficial for me and I could learn something. I like to believe I am now part of making an impact on all the students’ learning and growth. I currently work in another school and wanted a way to contribute to my own children’s learning. I feel this is the best way, and in the process, I have the benefit of helping myself grow both professionally and personally.

Mouna Marhri – Parent Governor

I am a mother of a 4 year old son who attends Grange Park School. I wanted to play an active part in my son’s school as educational attainment is very important to my family. Since becoming a governor, I feel a sense of achievement in shaping the excellent work done by all at Grange Park.

I am a CIPS qualified strategic procurement and commissioning with extensive experience across local government and the NHS. My area of expertise is within Adults social care, children’s services and public health.  I have excellent stakeholder management and relationship building skills, which are blended with expert procurement knowledge and commercial acumen.  These are key skills which enable me to contribute to the work of the Governing Board and School, in particular with managing the School’s operational costs in a challenging economic climate.

Nishma Pai – Parent Governor

I am a parent governor with experience of working in an educational environment within a special needs school. I decided to join as a governor for Grange Park Infant school with the prospect to offer my skills and knowledge within SEN and also IT. I enjoy being part of the school and knowing that my contribution as a governor is valued and effective.

Lorraine Plummer-Walrond – Partnership Governor

My name is Lorraine Plummer-Walrond and I have been a governor at Grange Park Infant and Nursery school since 2007.  During this time, I have seen the school go from strength to strength and this is a testament to the hard work of the senior leadership team, teachers and staff members.

I initially joined the school as a governor in order to give back to the community.  It is a privilege to play a part in helping to run the school, as I feel education is important and we need to maximise the potential of every child.

I have a son who attends secondary school and throughout his life he has been blessed to have people who have supported and encouraged him in many ways but especially with having a growth mindset.  This is what Grange Park Infant and Nursery School is instilling in their students every day.

As a former actress, journalist and now a Computer Science teacher, I hope to use my transferable skills to make a positive contribution to supporting and improving the school in the future.


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Governing Body – Constitution as of January 2019

Governor Governor Responsibility, Committee Membership &
Term of Office
Declarations of Members’ Interests: Business, Educational and Personal*
Parent Governors
Miss Rebecca Eyre Responsible for PSHE / Citizenship & Behaviour

Term: 13/03/2018 – 12/03/2022

Employed by a school in the borough
Mrs Nishma Pai Responsible for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), Inclusion & ICT

Term: 13/03/2018 – 12/03/2022

Sole Trader – Clarity Wellness
Mrs Mouna Marhri Responsible for Data Protection & Freedom of Information (FOI)

Term: 26/11/2018 – 25/11/2022

Employed by London Borough of Brent

Director – ARH Solutions Ltd

Local Authority Governors
Mr Dominic Honey Responsible for Physical Education, Resources & Whistleblowing

Member of Joint Premises Committee

Term: 16/04/2018 – 15/04/2022

Nothing to declare
Partnership Governors
Dr Harjinder Rahanu

Chair of Governors

Responsible for Science, Early Years, Pupil Premium, Health and Safety & Admissions

Member of Curriculum Committee & Joint Premises Committee

Term: 13/03/2018 – 12/03/2022

Nothing to declare
Ms Lorraine Plummer-Walrond Responsible for Safeguarding & Child Protection, Curriculum & Looked After Children (LAC)

Member of Curriculum Committee

Term: 01/09/2016 – 31/08/2020

Employed by a school in the borough
Co-opted Governors
Mrs Selma Malek Responsible for Literacy

Term: 01/09/2016 – 31/08/2020

Nothing to declare
Mrs Monica Dhaliwal Member of Resources Committee
Term: 13/03/2018 – 12/03/2022
Nothing to declare
Mrs Amrit Kalsi
Vice Chair of Governors
Responsible for Equalities & Maths

Term: 13/03/2018 – 12/03/2022

Nothing to declare
Vacancies
Staff Governors
Mrs Kiran Thapar
Head Teacher
Term: ex-officio, as Head Teacher (term began 01/05/2000) Relative owns Maha Home Ltd Intertop
Ms Louise Jenkinson
Teacher
Term: 13/03/2018 – 12/03/2022 Employed by school
Clerk to Governors
Frances Nwanodi
SmartPA

* This register:

  • sets out any relevant business interests
  • sets out details of any other educational establishments that they govern
  • sets out any relationship details between governors and members of staff, including spouses, partners and relatives.

Each governor has declared their interests as given above in writing to the Governing Body.

Resigned members in the last 12 months

  • Mr Craig Rossiter, Parent Governor, resigned on 20/07/2018
  • Mr Ranveer Panesar, Parent Governor, resigned on 20/07/2018

Governors’ attendance record for 2017-18 Academic Year

Governor 26/09/17 28/11/17 16/01/18 13/03/18 15/05/18
Rebecca Eyre Present Apologies given and accepted Present Present Present
Nishma Pai Apologies given and accepted Apologies given and accepted Absent without consent Absent without consent Absent without consent
Ranveer Panesar Present Present Apologies given and accepted Present Absent without consent
Kiran Thapar Present Present Present Present Present
Louise Jenkinson Present Present Present Present Present
Dominic Honey N/A N/A N/A N/A Present
Lorraine Plummer-Walrond Present Present Apologies given and accepted Absent without consent Absent without consent
Harjinder Rahanu Present Present Present Present Apologies given and accepted
Selma Malek Present Present Apologies given and accepted Present Apologies given and accepted
Monica Dhaliwal Apologies given and accepted Apologies given and accepted Apologies given and accepted Absent without consent Absent without consent
Amrit Kalsi Present Present Present Present Present
Craig Rossiter Apologies given and accepted Present Present Apologies given and accepted Present