MEET Our Governors
The Governors of Malorees School Federation have been appointed from a wide range of backgrounds and expertise 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/ Co-opted Governors
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 DeardsChair of SWC Committee
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.
Sian joined Malorees as a former pupil several decades ago! She started her teaching career in teaching in Camden & Westminster prior to joining Brent and Malorees in 1996 where she lives in the local area. Within the school has she has undertaken a number of roles. She has been involved in a wide range of leadership and action research projects which includes the exciting collaboration of writing a book called The Adventurous School' in 2013.
She is passionate about Malorees Infant and Junior School community and her vision to ensure all our children have the opportunity to 'thrive' and succeed.
Michelle AndersonCo-opted Governors / Chair of Curriculum Committee
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.
Inigo KelseyAssociate Governor/ Vice Chair of Finance Committee
Inigo has a first in Economics and Finance from the University of Manchester and he has been qualified as a Chartered Financial Analyst. He has spent the the last eight years working in various roles for an Investment Bank and in Hedge funds, most recently as a trader for North Rock Capital.
Term Expires 17-04-2021.There are no declarations of interest.
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.
Katherine FieldgateGovernors / Chair of Finance Committee
'Katherine is currently an Analyst at Imperial College London. Her work focuses on managing the College's investments in real estate. She graduated from the University of Oxford in 2011 with a degree in the History of Art. ‹'
Term Expires 02-07-2022.There are no declarations of interest.
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.
Lillian CallerClerk to the Governing Body
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 three main committees. These are:
- Curriculum and Development Committee (chaired by Michelle Anderson)
- Finance, Property and Staffing Committee (chaired by Katherine Fieldgate)
- Safeguarding, Well-Being and Community Committee (chaired by Giles Deards)
The Terms of Reference for these Committees is being reviewed and will be published on this site in November.
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 Governance Information:
|Name||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||26/9/23|
|Fiona Landes||Co-Chair of Governors||Co-opted||Employment Law Solicitor||none||none||17/4/21|
|Beth Silver||Vice Chair of Governing Board / Co-opted Governors||Board of Governors|
|Giles Deards||Chair of SWC Committee||Parent Election||Corporate Affairs Director||none||none||17/4/24|
|Sian Davies||Headteacher||Ex officio||none||ex-officio|
|Michelle Anderson||Co-opted Governors / Chair of Curriculum Committee||Board of Governors||Deputy Head Teacher, Stonebridge School||Attends Stonebridge governing meetings as on observer||none||19/9/20|
|Susan Harrison||Co-opted Governor / Link Governor for Safe Guarding Co-opted||board of Governors||none||2/7/22|
|Katherine Fieldgate||Governors / Chair of Finance Committee||Board of Governors||none||2/7/22|
|Rebecca Heath||Staff Governor||Staff||Daughter is LSA to Y1 child with SEND||17/4/21|
|Inigo Kelsey||Associate Governor/Vice Chair of Finance Committee||board of Governors||17/4/21|
|Lillian Caller||Clerk of the Governing Body||Board of Governors|
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