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The Governing Body 

On behalf of Whitehall Junior School’s Governing Body, I’d like to welcome you to our website.  I am privileged to hold the position of Chair of Governors here at Whitehall Junior School, and have been an active member of the Governing Body since my children attended the school some 8 years ago. The role is a challenging but very fulfilling one, and I’m proud to be associated with a school which aims to provide the best education and learning environment for our local children.  The Governing Body consists of various members who represent the ‘stakeholders’ of the school. These include parents, members of staff, the community, and the Local Authority. The aim of the Governing Body is to both support, and to challenge the school and to fulfil three main roles:  


  1. Provide strategic direction for the school
  2. Act as a critical friend to the school
  3. Ensure accountability and the optimum use of resources in order to properly meet the needs of all children and the staff that support them.


Currently governors meet several times each term, either as part of a full governing body meeting or as part of a smaller committee. They also visit the school to meet linked classes and to discuss various matters linked to the school’s improvement plan.  All new governors are welcomed and play a vital role in ensuring that the views of parents and the local community are heard.  If you have a keen interest in education or improving the outcomes for children, and you have some time to spare to join us, please contact the school directly and we can advise you. You may also like to refer to the the London Borough of Hillingdon website


My association with the school has proved to be both enjoyable and rewarding.  I look forward to continuing to work with my fellow governors to ensure that “Happiness at the Heart of Learning” is experienced by all the children who attend Whitehall Junior School.

Best wishes

Ann Mitchell

Chair of Governors – Whitehall Junior School



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Meet the Governors:


Mrs Ann Mitchell - Chairperson, Co-opted Governor, all sub committees including Pay committee,, link governor for Sports premium, art & music, Safeguarding and e-safety, term of office expires September 2019,  attendance at meetings 2015-16 - 100%


Ms Angela Doherty - Co-opted Governor, Chair of Pupils' Committee, member of Pay Committee, link governor for  year 6, Literacy, Safeguarding, Child Protection, term of office ends September 2019, attendance at meetings 2015-16 - 100%


Mr Peter James - Local Authority Governor,  Chair of Resources Committee, Member of the Pay Committee, link governor for Health & Safety, term of office expires September 2019, attendance at meetings 2015-16 - 65%

Mrs Heather Brooks - Teacher Governor, Pupils' Committee, term of office expires September 2019, attendance at meetings 2015-16 - 90%


Mrs Fatema Datoo - Parent Governor,  Vice Chair of Governors, Pupils' Committee, link governor for year 3, Pupil Premium, term of office expires March 2018, attendance at meetings 2015-16 - 100%


Mrs Corie Brown - Parent Governor, Resources Committee, link governor for year 4, SEN, Inclusion & Equalities, Business links and marketing, term of office expires September 2019, attendance at meetings 2015-16 - 100%


Miss Patience Parker - Parent Governor, Resources Committee, link governor for Parents&Community, Business & Marketing, term of office ends October 2019, attendance at meetings for 2015-16 - 80%


Dr Shirley Coomber - Co-opted Governor, Pupils Committee, Link governor for Science and most able children, term of office ends September 2019, attendance at meetings 2015-16 - 40%

Miss Rayna Ramtohul - Co-opted Governor, Pupils Committee, term of office ends December 2020, attendance at meetings 2015-16 not applicable.


Mr Matthew Ralph - Co-opted Governor, Resources Committee, term of office ends January 2021, attendance at meetings 2015-16 not applicable.


Miss Trisha McGeeClerk to the Governors


There is currently a vacancy for one parent governor.


Resignations - We have had one resignation from the Governing Body in the last twelve months  -

Ms Madalina Brockmann who joined in September 2015 and resigned for personal reasons in July 2016.  She had attended 80% of the meetings.

Have you ever thought about becoming a school governor?

This what Fatema Datoo one of our parent governors has to say about the role:


 I have been a parent governor at Whitehall Junior School for over two years now and am enjoying the role tremendously.  I have learnt how the school works 'behind the scenes!' and the incredible amount of time and effort all the staff employ to make Whitehall a joyous learning environment for all our children.  As governors, we are involved in setting the school budget, making decisions on how money should be spent in certain areas, discussing changes in curriculum, approving new systems staff wish to set in place and analysing all the school data to make sure the children are achieving and performing at their best in all areas. As a new governor, I attended training courses which taught me how to be a school governor and if there is anything I am unsure of/need clarification on, the current cohort of governors are extremely friendly and knowledgeable and will answer all my questions. I would highly recommend becoming a parent governor to anyone wishing to help out the school and give back to the community as together we can make the school an even better learning environment, not only for our children but also for the generations of children to come.


Fatema Datoo

Parent Governor 

Interested in becoming a governor? Please read this leaflet

Meeting Dates






Governors' Day

20th Sept 2016

4th October 2016

18th October 2016

22nd November 2016

7th February 2017

6th December 2016

24th January 2017

24th January 2017

7th February 2017


28th March 2017

13th June 2017

28th February 2017

14th March 2017


23rd May 2017


25th April 2017

20th June 2017


4th July 2017


13th June 2017




Whitehall Junior School Register of Business and/or Other Interests September 2016


Name of Governor

Category of Governor

Office Held



Details of business  or relationship


Nature of Interest

Connection to other Educational Institutions/Charities etc.

Mrs Ann Mitchell


Chair of Governors





Ms Angela Doherty


Chair of Pupils Ctte

Pupils & Strategy



Principal Adviser 11-19
Ealing School Effectiveness Service,Ealing Local Authority

Dr Shirley Coomber






Lecturer in Genetics at University College, London

Mr Peter James


Chair of Resources

Resources & Strategy



Governor at Whitehall Infants School

Mrs Corie Brown






Trustee of the Living Paintings Charity

Mrs Fatema Datoo



Pupils & Resources




Miss Patience Parker




HR & Customer Service Management Consultancy

Director/Managing Partner


Mrs Heather Brooks




Spouse of casual employee

Personal relationship


Miss Rayna Ramtohul






Teacher at Hayes Park

Miss Trisha McGee

Clerk to Governors





Governor at Charville Primary School


Minutes of the Full Governing Body 2016-17