“ Whatever you do in word or deed,
do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus,
giving thanks to God the Father through him.”
Colossians 3:17

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The Governors

As Chair of Governors I am very proud to be associated with the hardworking staff, both teaching and non-teaching as well as the members of the Governing Body who work extremely hard behind the scenes. With our Head Teacher, Ms Rachel Jones, together we will be striving to build upon the solid foundation we already have to push the school to even greater heights.

Whilst not responsible for the day to day management, our strategic remit means we take a keen interest in all aspects of school life – the welfare of pupils and staff, the curriculum, pupil achievement, Safeguarding, Buildings and Finance.

The Governors meet together each term with much of the work taking place in committees. We receive information from the Director of Education, Hounslow and the London Diocese Board for Schools which seeks to keep us up to date with the ever changing statutory duties of Governors as well as inform us of the different initiatives designed to support and enhance the work that we do. The Head Teacher also reports on all aspects of the school and is supported and challenged by Governors to ensure the ambitions for the school are being fully realised in line with the School Improvement Plan.

The Governors are proud to be part of this thriving school and are committed to working in partnership with the Head Teacher and Senior Leadership Team to ensure that the drive and passion for even greater success continues. 

Stephanie Ajayi, Chair of Governors

Timetable of Governors’
Meetings 2020-2021

Wednesday 7th October 2020
Wednesday 24th February 2021
Wednesday 19th May 2021
Wednesday 14th July 2021 

 

The Blue School is a thriving, outstanding primary school which continues to offer every child the opportunity to achieve their maximum potential in a nurturing Christian environment.

GOVERNORS WHO’S WHO

Ms Rachel Jones

Category of Governor and Appointing Body
Headteacher

Term of Office
N/A

Role

Stephanie Ajayi Chair

Category of Governor and Appointing Body
Member GovernorLA

Term of Office
5/7/18 -6/7/22

Role
LA / Numeracy / KS2

Rev Peter VANNOZZI Vice Chair

Category of Governor and Appointing Body
Governor LDBS

Term of Office
24/02/20-24/02/24

Role

Rev Ali Walton

Category of Governor and Appointing Body
Foundation Governor
All Saints’ Ex-Officio

Term of Office

Role
Ex-Officio

Tara Rodrigues

Term of Office
5/9/19 -6/9/23

Role
Clerk to the Full Governing Body

Lavinia Pashley-Wilkins

Category of Governor and Appointing Body
Foundation Governor
St John’s PCC

Term of Office
16/9/18- 26/02/24

Role
Literacy / KS1

Clair Couch

Category of Governor and Appointing Body
Staff Governor

Term of Office
4/11/18- 21/11/22

Role
N/A

Heidi Swidenbank

Category of Governor and Appointing Body
Parent Governor

Term of Office
30/11/18- 29/11/22

Role

Heidi is a local Headteacher of a secondary school in the borough. Heidi has over 20 years’ experience in secondary education. She led a highly successful school in Berkshire as Headteacher, before taking up the post at Bolder Academy in September 2017. Heidi is also a Lead Ofsted Inspector as well as a school improvement partner. She has extensive senior leadership experience working in both inner and outer London and worked in one of the first all-through academies. Heidi is a qualified English teacher and worked for a local authority leading on literacy in both primary and secondary sectors. Heidi is very proud and humbled to be a Governor at The Blue School, an outstanding primary school. She was also brought up in the local area and went to school in Hounslow. She has two girls who have attended the Blue School.

Chris Dickson

Category of Governor and Appointing Body
Parent Governor

Term of Office
1/10/19 -30/9/23

Role
Curriculum

Jane Francis

Category of Governor and Appointing Body
Foundation Deanery Synod

Term of Office
5/9/19 – 5/9/23

Role
Early Years and SEND

Matthew Koster-Marcon

Category of Governor and Appointing Body
Deanery Synod

Term of Office
15/10/19 – 14/10/23

Role
Pay and Personnel

I’m a former primary teacher and now run an EdTech company. I’m also an Executive Board member at The British Educational Suppliers Association, leading on EdTech, so have a good knowledge of what’s happening in a wider context which I hope can benefit the school.

Simon SHIMMENS

Category of Governor and Appointing Body
ALL SAINTS PCC

Term of Office
26/01/20 – 26/01/24

Role
Pay and Personnel

Ruth White

Category of Governor and Appointing Body
St John’s Parish Council

Term of Office
08/10/20 – 13/07/2024

Role
EYFS link role

I sit on the Governing Board as a representative of St Johns Church PCC.
My day to day job is as a Marketing Manager and I hope that I can bring some of this work experience to my Governors role.
As a parent and an active member of the Isleworth community, I have a significant interest in the school. I feel blessed to work alongside such a talented team of governors and teachers in order to monitor the school’s progress and performance and ensure that it continues to be an outstanding establishment for our children to learn, develop and thrive in.

Stuart Minster

Category of Governor and Appointing Body
LDBS Governor

Term of Office
15/11/20 -15/11/2024

Role
Foundation Governor

Having recently retired, I find that I am not yet ready to ‘put my feet up’…

In terms of my background, my career started as an electrical power engineer within the Civil Service. I then transitioned from public service into Financial Services and the private sector where I have spent the last 30 years, with my family, living and working in the UK, Europe and US, acting as a catalyst for change and business transformation.

My four children have benefited from an international but predominantly faith school education and, in my opinion, the solid foundation laid by a great primary school will serve pupils throughout their lives and be at their very core. Although I have enjoyed many wonderful family years, I sadly did not have time to directly support my children’s schools but, with time now available, I am delighted to have an opportunity to give back. For me school success can be measured by a young person’s confidence, respect and endeavour. When I visited The Blue School recently, I saw polite, confident and happy children – this is a credit to everyone involved.

My hope is that going forward, I can continue to support a positive school ethos and add further value.

COMMITTEES

 

Finance & Buildings
Rev Peter Vannozzi (Chair)
Simon Shimmens
Heidi Swidenbank 
Rachel Jones
Stephanie Ajayi

Pay and Personnel
Rev Ali Walton (Chair)
Rev Peter Vannozzi (Vice Chair)
Stephanie Ajayi
Rachel Jones
Matthew Koster-Marcon
Ruth White

Curriculum
Lavinia Pashley-Wilkins (Chair)
Chris Dickson (Acting Chair)
Stephanie Ajayi
Rachel Jones
Clair Couch
Jane Francis

Admissions
Lavinia Pashley
Stephanie Ajayi
Rev Ali Walton
Rachel Jones

Clerk
Tara Rodrigues

LINK GOVERNORS

 

Safeguarding
Heidi Swidenbank
Lavinia Pashley-Wilkins

Worship, SIAMS, RE
Rev Ali Walton

Early Years
Clair Couch
Ruth White

Quality of Education/Data
Chris Dickson (Eng, Maths, Sci)
Matthew Koster-Marcon (Foundation)

SEND / Inclusion
Clair Couch
Jane Francis

Wellbeing (Chn & Staff) and Workload (staff)
Matthew Koster-Marcon
Rev Ali Walton

LDBS Extended Relationships
Rev Peter Vannozzi

Physical Environment/Health & Safety
Simon Shimmens

Pupil Premium
Heidi Swidenbank

PANELS

 

Staff Dismissal Panel
Rev Peter Vannozzi
Simon Shimmens

Staff Dismissal Appeals Panel
Rev Ali Walton
Stephanie Ajayi

Performance Management Appeals Panel
Stephanie Ajayi
Chris Dickson

Pupil Discipline
Rev Peter Vannozzi
Jane Francis

Leadership Appraisal Group Panel
Stephanie Ajayi

Admissions Appeals
Liaison with local LDBS schools

Complaints Panel
Heidi Swidenbank
Rev Ali Walton

Complaints Appeals
Stephanie Ajayi