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.
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.
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.
Dr Victoria Kirkby, Co-opted Governor
Education influences health in many important ways. As a public health doctor, I believe that giving every child the best start in life is essential for good long-term health and wellbeing.
I have been a Haringey resident for over three years and was particularly motivated to become a school governor after seeing the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on children’s mental health and their development.
I have previously worked in a variety of different organisations and settings, including as a children’s doctor, and I hope that these experiences will enable me to meaningfully contribute to the school as a governor.
Henry Holms, Co-opted Governor
I’m really excited to work with the Welbourne Primary community to deliver brilliant academic and pastoral support to its pupils. I’m keen to hear from pupils, families, and staff, on their experiences and ideas for Welbourne!
In my work as a public services management consultant, I’m passionate about the delivery of effective, sustainable, and safe public services. As part of the governing body and finance committee, I’m keen to help guide the strategy of Welbourne Primary, to ensure that its budget is targeted and well spent, and to support the Head Teacher in making decisions for Welbourne.
Penny Hobman, Parent Governor
I joined the Governing Body as a Parent Governor in 2019. My oldest daughter started at Welbourne in 2014 and spent a very happy seven years here before moving onto secondary school; and I have two sons still at Welbourne. Welbourne has given all of my children a fantastic start in life. I am delighted to have the opportunity as a Parent Governor to support the school’s leadership team to give the children in our school community a fun and supportive experience at our school so they can all flourish.
My day job is as a civil servant where I am responsible for the government’s work to tackle homelessness and rough sleeping.
Nick Oshikanlu, Parent Governor
My background is in both the performing arts and the fitness industry. I believe the school is an important part of our local community, and in my role as parent governor, my aim is to ensure that position is maintained. I am currently retraining to teach in secondary schools.
I am looking forward to working with the other school governors and teachers in providing an excellent educational experience for the pupils at Welbourne Primary School.
Hannah Wright, Parent Governor