Meet Our Governors
The Governors of Malorees School Federation have been appointed from a range of backgrounds and expertise.
This is to ensure that every child has the potential to achieve their best within a safe, supportive and stimulating learning environment, enabling pupils to succeed and 'thrive'.
Click on image for individual Governor's profile
Fiona LandesCo-Chair of Governors - Link Governor for Governance and Compliance
Fiona is a co-opted governor. Fiona is an experienced employment lawyer and as well as being the co-chair of governors she sits on the finance committee. Fiona has been actively involved at Malorees for a number of years and has had two children at the school. Her younger child is now in year 6. She chose Malorees as the school for her children because of the unique school community, the opportunities for learning, the outside space and the fact that there are trees visible from every window. Fiona is passionate about using her skills and experience to make Malorees the best place it can be for all the children who are lucky enough to go to school there.
Beth SilverCo-Chair of Governors - Link Governor for Governance and Compliance
Beth SilverBeth is a parent governor, with children in years 2 and 4. She has a background as a solicitor and company secretary in the corporate and charity sectors, and has held executive and trustee roles in non-profits. She currently works freelance whilst studying for a masters. In the occasional moments when she has time, Beth loves reading, yoga and going to the cinema.
Giles DeardsParent Governor - Link Governor for Enrichment and Wellbeing
Giles is a parent governor, with Isla in Year 5. He is a former vice-Chair and now Chairs the Safeguarding, Well-Being & Communities Committee. Giles was also previously PSFA Chair.
Giles's specialisms are in communications, reputation management & lobbying, having been a Director of Corporate Communications at BT, Disney, IHG and GSK. He is also heavily involved in community development as a trustee for refugee charity Salusbury World and fundraiser for Laurences Larder, Granville Community Kitchen, Sufra NW London, Brent Centre for Young People and other local charities. He is a member of the Brent Food Aid Network and runs local food group 'Gift Your Neighbour' which supports families at Malorees and other local schools. He loves sport, is link governor for PE and relentlessly pursues local people to join the 'Kensal Rise Triathlon Team' every year.
Michelle AndersonAssociate Governor
I feel honoured to be a Governor at Malorees. The Staff and the School community are dedicated to improving outcomes for all children. I have been involved in education for over twenty years. I am a senior leader at a school in Brent and have a good understanding of the vibrancy and spirit of the communities that the schools serve.
Outside of school, I love to cook and have recently rediscovered my love of baking. Of course the benefits (the eating the product of your labour) far outweigh the mess that is created! I enjoy reading - mainly autobiographies and biographies. I have a healthy curiosity in the lives of others. I love trying to understand people, their journeys and their backgrounds. If it wasn't for my dedication to education and supporting children and their families. I think that I would have been an Anthropologist.
Susan HarrisonCo-opted Governor - Link Governor for Safe Guarding and Attendance
Susan Harrison has lived in Kilburn for 25 years. Before retiring, she had held senior operational, strategic, governance and regulatory roles in health, housing, social care and charitable organisations in London. During the pandemic she returned to work in a strategic role in the NHS supporting health services for people who are homeless.
Mark RotheryCo-opted Governor - Link Governor for the Quality of Education and SEND
Dr Mark Rothery is an Associate Professor of History at the University of Northampton, specialising in the history of emotions in eighteenth and nineteenth century Britain. He has a child in Yr 1 at Malorees. He has twenty years of experience teaching and researching in higher education. He lives locally and passionately believes in the vital role that schools play in constructing and replenishing local communities. In his spare time Mark enjoys cycling and reading historical novels.
Mike ClearyTeacher Governor- Link Governor for Health and Safety
I have been a member of the teaching staff at Malorees for 6 years. I am currently the lead for Health and Wellbeing. I actually started my career in education as a Learning Support Assistant in Malorees Infants in 2011 and did my teacher training at Malorees the following year. I taught at a school in Wembley for three years before returning. I am a member of the PSFA and live in the local community, where my three children attend school. I'm passionate about Physical Education and allowing ALL our children access to, not only learning skills, but having the opportunity to display them.
Angus HislopCo-opted Governor - Link Governor for Finance
Angus was governor at three Brent schools before joining the board as a co-opted Governor. He was previously a senior partner at PwC , the accounting and consulting firm, and a director of Cisco Systems. He is also a former trustee of a large multi academy trust and founder director of a mentoring organization for women executives. He has a particular interest in maintaining Malorees' financial stability and building on the long tradition of musical excellence.
Lennie SarkisCo-opted Governor for the Quality of Education-EYFS
Prior to becoming a teacher, I worked as an editor for a legal publishing company where I was fortunate enough to cross paths with people from all over the world on a daily basis.
I have taught in inner city London schools for over 10 years, specialising in early years, science, computing and STEAM. Over the past few years, I have been focusing on curriculum development and have recently taken up the post of Assistant Head Teacher overseeing curriculum development. I have a strong belief that children have the right to access a full, fun and meaningful curriculum regardless of their circumstances.
I spend much of my spare time trying to be the best dad I can to an eight year-old little girl (the best parts of my day) and I love keeping fit, cycling and experiencing other cultures. In between the chaos, I love to get lost in different worlds, be they Diagon Alley or Lyra's Oxford, and I am passionate about keeping abreast of scientific developments.
Our key responsibilities are:
We are critical friends
- Challenging, monitoring and supporting senior management
- Governors bring ‘constructive challenge’ to decision making and ensure that the school is effectively led and managed.
We set strategic direction, policies and objectives:
- Approve the school budget
- Set and agree appropriate targets and priorities– shaping the vision and direction of the school
- Ensure all pupils and employees have equal opportunities within the school including those with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).
We monitor and evaluate
- Confirm statutory duties have been fulfilled
- Review the effectiveness of statutory policies
- Review progress against the school’s budget and objectives
We conduct our responsibilities through two main committees. These are:
- Learning & Safeguarding Committee (chaired by Fiona Landes)
- Finance, Property & Staffing Committee (chaired by Angus Hislop)
Are you interested in becoming a Governor?
Being a school governor is challenging but extremely rewarding.
If you are within the school or outside and are interested in becoming a Governor we would be delighted to hear from you.
Please feel free to contact one of the below for an informal discussion or please contact: Fiona Landes or Beth Silver- Co-Chair of Governors through the school office or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The current Board
Please see below for the list of governors, their roles and their attendance record.
The Board replaced the Infant Governing Board and Junior School Interim Executive Board on 18 April 2017. Both the Full Board and sub-Committees formally meet at least once every three months.
The Head of the Infant School and the Junior School also attend Board meetings but hold no voting rights. They play a vital role in developing and implementing the strategic goals and key school priorities of each school.
Statutory information about our governors
|Name||Governor Role||Appointed By||Relevant Business Interest||Governance Roles in other educational establishments||Relationship with staff members||Term Expires|
|Fiona Landes||Co-Chair of Governors||Co-opted||Employment Law Solicitor||none||none||16/04/2025|
|Beth Silver||Co-Chair of Governors||Parent Election||none||
|Giles Deards||Parent Governor||Parent Election||Corporate Affairs Director||none||none||16/04/2024|
|Marcel Rentall||Headteacher||Ex officio||none||Ex-officio|
|Board of Governors||Deputy Head Teacher, Stonebridge School||Attends Stonebridge governing meetings as an observer||none||19/09/2023|
|Susan Harrison||Co-opted Governor / Link Governor for Safe Guarding Co-opted||Board of Governors||none||02/04/2024|
|Angela Turner||Clerk of the Governing Body||Board of Governors||none|
|Chair of the Finance||Board of Governors||none||18/12/2024|
Co-opted Governor for
|Board of Governors||none||14/05/2026|
|Board of Governors||
Teacher at Local Brent school