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The role of the Governing Body is to ‘conduct the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement at the school’, ( website, 2014).

The Governing Body consists of unpaid volunteers, who work alongside the Head teacher to establish the aims and policies of the school; they are responsible for overseeing the organisation, curriculum and budget of the school.

Our Governing Body consists of:

  • 3 Parents (elected by Parents)
  • The Head teacher
  • 7 Co-opted including 1 staff member(elected by Governors )
  • 1 Staff members (elected by staff)
  • 1 Local Authority (elected by Governors)

If you would like to contact the Governing Body, you can do so by writing to the Chair of Governors, Trevor Williams,  at the school address or by email to


Trevor Williams 

Name:  Trevor Williams   
Position held: Parent Governor, Chair, Finance/Personnel Committee, 

My eldest son attended Mission Grove for over 5 years and was in Waxwing class. I have been continually blown away by the hard work and dedication that the staff at Mission Grove School exhibit daily. I saw this demonstrated by watching my son undertake his journey through the school, his progress was incredible. I am therefore delighted to be part of the governing body where I did my fixed term (4 years) as a parent governor moving on to be a co-opted Governor. My aim is to continue to be able to play a small part in supporting all the excellent work that takes place for the benefit of all the children at Mission Grove.

I am employed as a Technology Service Delivery Manager at Cancer Research UK and I have worked in the computer industry for many years both as an internal employee and as an IT Service Provider (supplier).  I lived in Walthamstow for almost 20 years and care passionately about ensuring every child is given the opportunity to be the very best that they can be.

Being a governor at Mission Grove is an absolute privilege. I particularly enjoy working closely with such knowledgeable and caring staff who all work tirelessly towards providing an outstanding education for all the pupils who enter the school.

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Position held: Parent Governor

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Vacancy - Parent Governor

Name:  Vacancy
Positions Held: Parent

Kim Sharp

Name:  Kim Sharp
Positions Held:  LA Governor, Finance Committee, Safeguarding link Governor 

I  have lived in Waltham Forest for the past 8 years. I previously worked for Waltham Forest Council and joined the Governing body as the Local Authority representative. I have now embarked on a new career and am currently training as a Children’s Social Worker at Havering Council.

I don’t have much spare time at the moment because of my new studies. However, when I do I like to go to the gym and see friends and family.

Paul Brown

Name: Paul Brown 
Position Held: Co-opted Governor, Finance committee

My child is in year 4 on the South site. I have been chair of the PTA for two years, co-ordinating this across both sites. I have previously been treasurer at Walthamstow Toy Library.

My wife is a primary teacher and has experience of being a governor, so has given me some insight to what the role will require.

I look forward to using my skills in data management and anaylsis to assist the governing body. 

Anely Cabezas- Parent Governor

Name: Anely Cabezas
Position Held: Parent Governor, Curriculum committee

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Meshak Taylor

Name:  Meshak Taylor
Position Held: Staff (Teacher Governor), Curriculum Committee

The role has provided me with great insight into the running of our school. As the teacher representative I feel it is important that key issues are circulated to colleagues from Governor Meetings as well as conveying issues that impact on the work and general well-being of all teachers. At Mission Grove we have been involved in many developments and the Governors have a vital role to play in any future success.:

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Position Held: Staff (Teacher Governor)

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Katie Jennings

Name: Katie Jennings
Position Held: Staff (Head Teacher Governor), Curriculum Committee, Finance Committee

I attend all the Governors meetings and give regular reports to the Governors regarding finance, data and the standards of teaching and learning here at Mission Grove. 

Roison Overton 

Name:  Roison Overton
Positions Held: Parent Governor, curriculum Committee


Robyn Skerratt

Name: Robyn Skerratt 
Position held: Co-opted Governor, Finance committee, Culture, Creative & Expressive Arts link, Training link

I am a civil servant and qualified town planner.
I want to support children and young people in the local community, so being a school governor is an ideal opportunity. I really like the ethos of Mission Grove and I am looking forward to working with the staff and pupils.
In my free time, I enjoy volunteering  and also love to travel. 

Susie McShane- Co-opted Governor

Name: Susie McShane
Position Held Co-opted Governor

Lorraine Weir

Name: Lorraine Weir
Position Held: Co-opted Governor - Finance committee