The Governing Board have a very important role at Stratford Manor. The board offers challenge and support to the school so that Stratford Manor continues to develop and do the best for the school community underpinned by our school motto ‘Championing a Brighter Future for All. The governors visit the school regularly where they meet with senior and middle leaders and talk to staff and children. Some visits are general so that they are able to see the school in action whilst other visits may be more specific focussed on a specific question which will have been derived from a previous Governing Board meeting.
Stratford Manor’s Governing Board
The Governing Board at Stratford Manor is made up of people from various parts of the community served by the school – parents, staff and local members of the community. Governors are responsible for:
- ensuring legal, financial, safeguarding and other requirements are met
- attending meetings of the full Governing Body and – preparing by reading the various papers
- participating in sub-committee that members are part of
- actively being interested in and supporting the school in various ways; both as a critical friend of the school and as a champion for it.
- being accountable for those responsibilities held by the Governing Board
In addition to the main board, named Governors may also be part of sub-committees. Currently, there is one sub-committee for Finance.
Should you be interested in knowing more about our role and perhaps becoming a governor yourself, or you have issues you wish to raise with us, please contact our Chair of Governors through the school office staff who will pass on your details to him.
Meet our Chair of Governors, Jefferson Courtney
I am the proud Chair of the Governing Board and has been a co-opted governor at Stratford Manor Primary School since 2016. I am also a member of the finance committee and I am the link governor for inclusion. I have lived in East London for nearly twenty years and work in policy and public affairs for the health charity the Haemophilia Society and bring skills in business management and communications to the school’s Governing Board. For me, being a governor is not just about being responsible that the school is legally and financially sound but it is about respecting and fostering the Stratford Manor community and being determined in supporting the school’s drive for excellence for the staff and pupils.
|Name||Governor Type||Appointed by||Term of Office||Roles|
|Nominated by LA, appointed by GB||8/03/2022 to 8/02/2024||Inclusion, Member of Finance Committee & Headteacher’s Performance Management|
|Co-opted||13/07/2022 to 13/07/2026||Finance Committee|
|Kate McGee||Headteacher||Ex-officio by virtue of office as Headteacher||21/07/2007 to present|
|Dorothea Schulz||Clerk||26/03/2012 to present|
|Sarah Ruiz||Local Authority||Appointed by LA||
13/03/2015 to 12/03/2023
NPW Delegated Representative
|Lesley Thomson||Co-opted||Appointed by GB||19/01/2021 to 19/01/2025||
Safeguarding Children Governor; Member of Finance Committee; Headteacher’s Performance Management; Religious Education
|Umar Hansa||Co-opted||Appointed by GB||
10/12/2018 to 9/12/2026
|Well-being and Mental Health|
|Bernice Williams||Co-opted||Appointed by GB||15/02/2022 to 14/03/2026||Headteacher’s Performance Management|
|Kirsty McKinty||Co-opted||14/07/2022 to 14/07/2026||Finance Committee|
|Samirah Hussain||Parent Governor||Appointed by GB due to no election candidates||6/12/ 2021 to 5/12/2025|
|Mohiuddin Ahmed||Staff Governor||Elected by school staff||1/01/2022 to 31/12/2025|
|Steve Buckley||Deputy Headteacher||Observers – No voting rights|
|Petra Collins||Deputy Headteacher||Observers – No voting rights|
|Sarah Dunn||Deputy Headteacher||Observers – No voting rights|
Full Governing Body Meeting Attendees
Register of Interests
|Name||Occupation||Self Employed||Business related contracts with school||Partner or Director in a company||Interest in securities||Other memberships||School related relationships|
|Lesley Thomson||Civil Servant||No||No||No||No||No||No|
|Jefferson Courtney||Policy and Public Affairs||No||No||No||Yes.
Proctor & Gamble
|Kirsty McKinty||Associate (Law)||No||No||No||No||No||No|
|Umar Hansa||Software Engineer||No||No||No||No||No||No|
|Cllr Sarah Ruiz||Cabinet Lead for CYP||No||No||No||No||No||No|
|Samirah Hussain||Technical Officer – LB Redbridge||No||No||No||No||No||No|
|Steve Buckley||Deputy Headteacher||No||No||No||No||No||No|
|Petra Collins||Deputy Headteacher||No||No||No||No||No||No|
|Sarah Dunn||Deputy Headteacher||No||No||No||No||No||No|