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'.
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Rachael NewberryCo-Chair of Governors
Rachael Newberry has lived in the local area for 20 years. She joined the governing board at Malorees as Chair of Governors in 2019, having served on the board of another local primary school for 8 years. Professionally, Rachael is a university lecturer in the field of Theatre and Performance. She has a special interest in curriculum development, closing the educational gap and meeting the needs of all pupils. Rachael's link governor roles are in SEND and governor training.
Term Expires 26-09-2023.There are no declarations of interest.
Fiona LandesCo-Chair of Governors
Beth SilverVice Chair of Governing Board/ Parent Governor
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
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 Term Expires 17-04-2021. There are no declarations of interest.
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.
Rebecca HeathStaff Governor
Term Expires 17-04-2021.In terms of declarations of interest, Rebecca has a daughter who is a teaching assistant in Malorees Infants School.
Susan HarrisonCo-opted Governor / Link Governor for Safe Guarding Co-opted
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.
Term Expires 02-07-2022.There are no declarations of interest.
Mark RotheryCo-opted Governor for Curriculum
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 Rachael Newberry)
- 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: Rachael Newberry, Chair of Governors through the school office or by email: email@example.com
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|
|Rachael Newberry||Co-Chair of Governors||Local Authority||none||Governor, Princess Frederica School (until 24/9/19)||none||26/09/2023|
|Fiona Landes||Co-Chair of Governors||Co-opted||Employment Law Solicitor||none||none||16/04/2025|
|Beth Silver||Vice Chair of Governing Board / Parent Governor||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||19/09/2022|
|Susan Harrison||Co-opted Governor / Link Governor for Safe Guarding Co-opted||Board of Governors||none||02/04/2024|
|Rebecca Heath||Staff Governor||Staff||none||17/07/2022|
|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