School governing bodies are responsible for working strategically with the school in ensuring a good quality education. Together with the Headteacher, who is responsible for day-to-day management, they set the school’s aims and policies as well as carrying out a number of other important duties.


Governing Bodies have three main roles:

  • To provide strategic direction for the school
  • To act as a listening ear/support/guidance role to the Headteacher and the school team
  • To ensure accountability


In effect, Governing Bodies are like the Executive Board of a company with the Headteacher having the role of the Managing Director, responsible for the day to day management of the school. Each governor brings their own individual strengths and skills to the Governing Body.


Committee Structure 2016

Resources Committee Terms of Reference Sept 2016

Governors Attendance 2016/2017 

Raising Achievement Committee Terms of Reference 2016

Finance Terms of Reference - Pay sub committee 2016


Ben Jonson Primary School Register of Business Interest and Attendance

Skills Audit 2016

Business Interests


Governor Policies

You can find out more about how the Governing body at Ben Jonson works, and some useful documents in our Governors Policies section.

Governing Body Planner

Policy Planner July 2015

Governing body meeting dates 2016/17 

Policy Scheme of Delegation March 2016


Dr Ray Hall

Chair of Governor

Dr Iain Saville

Vice Chair

Monica Forty


Dharmendra Nair


Ruksana Khanom

Parent Governor

Mandla Shongwe


Fatiha Fekier

Parent Governor

Lynne Roberts


Jennifer Jones

Staff Governor

Fatima Yeasmin

Parent Governor

Mohammad Abdullah Al Mamun

Parent Governor