Ofsted says about Ben Jonson: ‘This is a harmonious, welcoming and inclusive school.’ We couldn’t agree more!


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 November 2017

Ben Jonson Governors Attendance 2016-17

Raising Achievement Committee Terms of Reference 2017

Finance Terms of Reference - Pay sub committee 2016


Skills Audit 2016

Ben Jonson Business Interests



Governor Policies

Questions to pose area leaders on their Curriculum area

Governing Body Planner

Thinking about becoming a school governor

 Governance Handbook DfE January 2017

Governing Body Meeting Dates 2017 - 2018

Policy Scheme of Delegation March 2016

Governors Allowance December 2017


Dr Ray Hall

Chair of Governor

Dr Iain Saville

Vice Chair

Monica Forty


Dharmendra Nair


Mandla Shongwe


Lynne Roberts


Layla Richards


Jennifer Jones

Staff Governor

Ruksana Khanom

Parent Governor

Fatiha Fekier

Parent Governor