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 2018

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


Governing Body skills audit

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

Dates of Ben Jonson Committee Meetings

Scheme of Delegation

Governors' Allowance


Dharmendra Nair

Chair of Governors

Lynne Roberts

Vice Chair of Governors

Dr Iain Saville

Chair, Resources Committee

Dr Ray Hall

Local Authority Governor

Monica Forty


Mandla Shongwe


Layla Richards


Jennifer Jones

Staff Governor

Ruksana Khanom

Parent Governor

Fatiha Fekier

Parent Governor

Rich Clensy