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The Governing Body

Downsell Primary School Governing Body

At Downsell Primary School our Governing Body is made up of nine governors, including the Headteacher. Governors are the strategic leaders of the school and have three key responsibilities:
  • To contribute to the strategic discussions at governing board meetings;
  • To hold the senior leaders to account by monitoring the school’s education and financial performance;
  • To ensure the school staff have the resources and support they require to do their jobs well.
In addition, governors may also be asked to serve on a panel such as an exclusion or HR appeal.

Our Governing Body currently meets at least once a term. The agendas for each meeting are planned in advance on an annual basis. This forward planning ensures that all meetings are purposeful, focus on the school's development plans, review all statutory and good practice requirements in addition to any items that may need discussing throughout the year. 

Our Governors 
Head Teacher - Deena Chetty 

Chair of Governing Body - 
David Backhouse 

Vice Chair of Governing Body and Chairperson of Finance Committee - 
Harriet Patterson

Staff Governor - Sansel Guvercintasi

Parent Governor - Orian Etienne

Parent Governor - Azeem Ahmed 

Link Governors
1. Safeguarding, Looked after children, Attendance and Behaviour - David Backhouse
2. SEND, Pupil Premium and Sports Premium - Azeem Ahmed
3. Health and Safety – Orian Etienne
4. Curriculum including standards - Harriet Patterson and David Backhouse

5. Online Safety - Harriet Patterson 

6. Religious Education - David Backhouse 

7. Parent and Staff voice - Sansel Guvercintasi

Contact our Chair of Governors:

By email: office@downsellprimary.waltham.sch.uk

By post: FAO David Backhouse  

Downsell Primary School 
134-136 Downsell Road
E15 2BS

If your communication is private, please make sure you mark this in the subject of your email or on the envelope of your letter. 

Statutory Information

Meeting attendance registers 

Attendance Register 2020-21.pdf
Attendance Register 2021-22.pdf  

Registers of Personal and Pecuniary Interests

Declarations of Interest.pdf
Committee Membership and Link Position Details

Committee Membership and Link Position Details 2021-22.pdf 

Annual Governance Statement

Governing Body Information:
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