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Governing Body 2022-2023


 Local Authority Governor and Chair : Peter Herrington


Headteacher: Lisa Cousins


Vice Chair - Co-opted Governor : 

Bill Nisbet


Co-opted Governors: Kofi Adu, Deborah Mcdonald, Hannah Langdon & James Gerety


Parent Governors:  Barbara Colossi, Elizabeth Powell, Graham Collins & Amutha Rasapalan


Associate Governor: Amanda Warriner


Staff Governor:  Desiré Lubbe, Yasmin Limbada & Nicola Williams



It with deep regret that we announce that Ted Cooke, our long standing co-opted Governor, passed away in November 2021 after a long illness. He will be sadly missed by all at Parkside Primary School. We are hugely grateful for Ted's contribution to school improvement over the years.


The full Governing Body meets twice a term. Each governor is also a member of one or more of the following committees: Environment, Finance & Personnel and Curriculum.

Minutes from the Governing Body meetings are available from the school office.




An External Review held in July 2015 states:


'The governing body is knowledgeable and supportive. Governors challenge leaders to ensure that the school continues to move forward. They have a good knowledge of the quality of teaching in the school, how this has improved and the steps being taken to improve it further. They ensure that performance management is linked closely to pay progression. They also check that safeguarding is secure. Governors play an active role in the development of the premises and fully understand the data on how well pupils do and how this relates to schools nationally. Governors attend appropriate training and meet regularly with the Head teacher to discuss issues arising from the management of the school. They understand fully how the pupil premium money has enabled small group teaching and the effect this has had on the attainment of these pupils. They have fully supported the senior leaders and have not been afraid to tackle inadequate teaching to help move the school forward.'