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List of Governors

Our governing body is made up of the following members
Our governing body is made up of the following members

Meet our Governors

Katie Thomas, Chair of Governors

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.


Rhys Moffat, LA Governor

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.

 PaulinePauline 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.

 JonnyJonathan Gruder, Vice Chair

I joined Welbourne as a co-opted governor in 2015 because, as a resident of Haringey, I wanted to help make a difference to a local school.

I am a solicitor specialising in banking law and work for a financial institution in the City.  My job requires analytical thinking and a determination to do my best for my clients. I hope to use the skills that I have developed over my career to benefit the school in my capacity as governor.

As I am a keen supporter of Tottenham Hotspur FC, I am delighted to be appointed as a governor at a school which has links to the club and the wider community.

Jonny Dixon, Parent Governor

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.


Chelcee Cooper, Parent Governor

My name is Chelcee Cooper I have recently become a parent governor I feel like this role will give me a very valuable contribution to a school I am very passionate about.
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.

 Chantelle McLeod, Parent Governor

I nominated myself as a parent governor as I wanted the opportunity to be able to make a difference in children’s lives- I feel that education is very important and if I could contribute to making a difference then I would be pleased with my achievements. I do not work in an education environment so I am eager to learn more about this field and to develop new skills whilst learning. I currently work as a band 7 ITU sister in a cardiac intensive care unit at a leading children’s hospital. As it is a paediatric setting one of our main principles is family centred care so with this ethos I would like to ensure that a holistic view of the child and the family are taken when looking at and determining the best for children’s educational needs. I would also like the opportunity to become more involved in this community- I have lived in this area for 14 years but in Haringey for my whole life so I would like to be able to give something back to the community I live within. I am looking forward to being part of the team of Welbourne school governors – by being able to learn from them and also to add valued contributions. I look forward to the challenges and experiences ahead.

Clare Turner, Co-opted Governor

I’m a co-opted governor who joined Welbourne in 2014. I work at Imperial College developing international partnerships with institutions in the Middle East and Africa. I have always been passionate about the power of education; I am the trustee of a charity that fosters educational exchange between students in the UK and Palestinian refugee camps and am also studying for a Masters in Education and International Development. As a Haringey resident, I became a governor to get involved in the local community and hopefully help to contribute to the school. I am currently the link governor for writing.

Ashley Hodges, Co-opted Governor

I was delighted to be appointed as a Co-Opted Governor of Wellbourne Primary School, both as a resident of Haringey wanting to give back and as someone who has long been active in supporting great state education for all, with the belief it can improve every young person’s life. It is exciting to support such a vibrant community of students and parents, and look forward to helping see us go from strength to strength as Wellbourne grows.
I am the Executive Director of a national education charity specialising on inspiring state secondary school students in their ambitions through engagements and talks with high-profile figures, so as a Governor I am particularly interested in how we can help all students feel prepared and excited for their future, in the curriculum and beyond. My work has always been focused on creating meaningful projects and links between sectors to help individuals have access to more opportunities to succeed and equal footing, from education programmes to campaigning, particularly for young people and communities.  I am also a fellow at the RSA as a part of my work in education and citizenship, and a trustee of a community charity specialising in services and support for children, teens and families. I look forward to contributing these experiences and supporting Wellbourne in continuing to be a wonderful learning environment for students and our community.

Preety Mohabeer, Staff Governor


parveenParveen Duggal, Headteacher





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