List of GovernorsOur governing body is made up of the following members
Meet our Governors
I joined Welbourne as LA governor in 2017.
I am the lead for a public events company specialising in the education portfolio. I work closely with leading figures in the education sector to develop policy-led exhibitions on the challenges and opportunities facing the sector and those working with them, specialising in finance, governance and leadership.
I have 5 years working in schools as a teacher and head of department in both primary and secondary settings. I am local to the area, and am hopeful that I can contribute to the educational outcomes and well being of the children and staff at Welbourne.
Katie Thomas, Parent Governor
The welfare and future of my child and all children in the community is very important to me in this ever-changing climate. I am hoping to be able to help make a change for their future and enrich them in order for them to achieve their best. I am currently an Office Manager for the National Probation Service in a neighbouring borough, I have previously worked within the hospitality and recruitment industries, internationally, for a period of 15 years. I believe that communication is key and am keen to bring a parent’s view as well as my professional experience working with people to the governing body at Welbourne Primary School.
Pauline Herbert, Co-opted Governor
I first became a community governor, mainly through my role as manager of the after school club on behalf of Haringey Council. Presently I am a staff governor and I still manage the after school club but now on behalf of the school. I have lived in Tottenham for the past thirty years, My two sons attended Welbourne Primary, and I have seen many changes. Over the years I have had the opportunity to have a say in many of the decisions regarding Welbourne Primary School’s future, and I have always put the needs of the children first.
I recently became special educational needs link governor and I am now able to gain a wider insight regarding the children who need a little extra help.
I was really pleased to be elected as a parent governor in April 2017 because I believe Welbourne is a wonderful school. I want to help Welbourne continue with its success. One of my favourite things about Welbourne is that everyone enjoys being there.
I like to be involved in the community. At Welbourne, I’ve helped with guided reading since 2014 and recommend it to any parent with 30 minutes to spare first thing in the morning. It is great to see the children progress.
I chaired the Haringey Independent Custody Visitors Panel from 2012-17. I am vice chair of the Safer Neighbourhood Board, a board member of Haringey Communities Against Violence and I support A Band of Brothers. I have stood for the Green Party in local elections. In my day job, I’m a civil servant working for Defra in data policy.
As a parent, and a governor I value children’s education highly and want to be able to have an imput within the area of Tottenham and also within Haringey in general. Having grown up in the borough, I feel like it is timely to give something back to the community. This is a very good way to gain new experience and have a greater insight into education at a different level. I currently work as an Applied Behavioural Analysis in a school for Autism. I have many years experience in schools, so this seemed like the perfect position to transition into. Welbourne is an excellent school and it is very community friendly so I look forward to learning and contributing much more in the future.
Preety Mohabeer, Staff Governor
Jonathan Iyer, Co-opted Governor
Rosa Sinclair Wilson, Co-opted Governor
I was appointed as a co-opted Governor of Welbourne in 2019. I live in nearby Hackney and see the opportunity to support the learning and development of local children as a great privilege.
I previously worked as a children and families social worker in a local authority and have since moved into central government as a policymaker. Through my career, I have worked closely with children and parents, as well as teachers and schools, and this has given me special insight into the positive, protective role education can play in young people’s lives. I am very much looking forward to using my experience to help Welbourne continue to grow and improve.
George Warren, Co-opted Governor
As a local resident of Haringey and a former teacher, the role of Governor at Welbourne Primary School is something that I feel honoured to fulfil. I believe strongly in the idea that every child deserves the best possible education, as well as being nurtured and supported to grow into healthy and well-rounded adults and I am certain that Welbourne provides this for local children. As a Governor, it is important to ensure that Welbourne sticks to this ethos and plays this pivotal role in the lives of its pupils as a local community school.
I taught in a Primary school outside London for a number of years, originally placed there as part of the Teach First Leadership Development Programme. Part of my role there, as well as being a class-room teacher, focused on improving English provision and its cross-curricular links. This was grounded in the belief that opportunities beyond the classroom walls formed an integral part of the curriculum. I also led on creating a curriculum-focused budget that meant money was spent efficiently and effectively to meet the needs of the children’s learning above all else. I currently work for the Department for Education in a delivery team focused on the academies policy, which allows for great insight into the role that that the Department plays at a local level.
Ade Adesiyan, Co-opted Governor
Parveen Duggal, Headteacher