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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

Rhys Moffat, Chair of 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.


 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.

Nick Oshikanlu, Parent Governor

Penny Hobman, Parent Governor

Ashley Hodges, Co-opted Governor

I was delighted to be appointed as a Co-Opted Governor of Welbourne 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 Welbourne 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 Welbourne in continuing to be a wonderful learning environment for students and our community.

Preety Mohabeer, Staff Governor (Maternity Leave)

Jack McKenna, Interim Staff 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.

Sophia Ropek-Hewson, Co-opted Governor

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

parveenParveen Duggal, Headteacher