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.
Monica Walcott, Co-opted Governor
I decided to become a school governor at Welbourne because I have a keen interest in child development and education generally. I have in the past worked in various nurseries and schools across London although I now work in the legal profession. In addition, I have lived in Tottenham for over 20 years and my son once attended the after-school club at Welbourne so I recall the fun and invaluable service it provided to us and continues to provide to the local community.
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
Sophia Ropek-Hewson, Co-opted Governor
Ade Adesiyan, Co-opted Governor
Alice Grierson, Co-opted Governor
Preety Mohabeer, Staff Governor
Robert Lane, Headteacher