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The Governing Board

On behalf of Whitehall Junior School’s Governing Board 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 Board since my son attended the school 7 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 Board 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 Board is to both support, and to challenge the school and to fulfil three main roles:


  2. 1.     1. Provide strategic direction for the school

  3.         2. Act as a critical friend to the school

  4.         3.  Ensure accountability and the optimum use of resources in order to properly meet the needs            4.  of all children and the staff that support them.


Currently governors meet several times each term, either as part of a full governing board 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

Angela Doherty

Chair of Governors – Whitehall Junior School 

Meet the Governors:


Ms Angela Doherty - Chairperson, Co-opted Governor, all sub committes including Pay committee., link governor for  year 6, English, term of office ends September 2019, attendance at meetings 2016-17 - 100%


Dr Muhammad Kamal - Vice-Chairperson , Parent Governor, Member of the Resources committee, link Governor for ICT, term of office ends August 2021, attendance at meetings 2016-2017 - NA


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 2016-17 - 69%

Mrs Heather Brooks - Teacher Governor, Pupils' Committee, term of office expires September 2019, attendance at meetings 2016-17 - 92%


Mrs Corie Brown - Parent Governor, Resources Committee, link governor for Most Able and Science, term of office expires September 2019, attendance at meetings 2016-17 - 85%


Miss Patience Parker - Associate Governor, Resources Committee, link governor for Parents&Community, Business & Marketing, term of office ends October 2019, attendance at meetings for 2016-17 - 54%


Mrs Rayna Ramtohul-Butler - Co-opted Governor, Pupils Committee, link Governor for SEN, Behaviour, Pupil Welfare and PHSE, term of office ends December 2020, attendance at meetings 2016-17 - 63%


Mr Matthew Ralph - Co-Opted Governor, Resources Committee, link Governor for Numeracy, term of office ends August 2021, attendance at meetings 2016-2017 - 83%


Mr Michael Doyle - Co-Opted Governor, Pupils Committee, link Governor for Sports Premium, term of office ends August 2021, attendance at meeting 2016-2017 - NA


Ms Trisha McGee  - Associate Governor, Chair of Pupils, link Governor for Year 5, Safeguarding and Child Protection, term of office ends August 2018, attendance at meetings 2016-2017 - NA


Ms Beccy Stubbs - Clerk to the Governors


There is currently a vacancy for two Parent Governors and one Co-Opted Governor.


Resignations - We have had four resignations from the Governing Board in the last twelve months  -

Mrs Ann Mitchell who served for many years as the Chair Person and resigned for personal reasons in July 2017.  She had attended 90% of the meetings. Miss Patience Parker resigned due to work commitments and attended 54% of meetings. Dr Shirley Coomber also resigned due to work commitments and attended 67% of meetings and Mrs Fatema Datoo resigned due to family commitments and attended 93% of meetings.

Have you ever thought about becoming a school governor?

This what Fatema Datoo, a past parent governor, had 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


Interested in becoming a governor?  Please contact the school who will pass your details onto our clerk.

Meeting Dates






Governors' Day

26th Sept 2017

17th October 2017

17th October 2017

3rd October 2017

6th February 2018

12th December 2017

23th January 2018

23rd January 2018

5th Dec 2017


28th March 2018

05th June 2018

6th March 2018



22rd May 2018


1st May 2018

17th April 2018


3rd July 2018


5th June 2018

19th June 2018



Whitehall Junior School Register of Business and/or Other Interests September 2017


Name of Governor

Category of Governor

Office Held



Details of business  or relationship


Nature of Interest

Connection to other Educational Institutions/Charities etc.

Dr Muhammad Kamal

Parent Vice Chair Resources & Strategy



Brunel Business School

Ms Angela Doherty


Chair of Governors




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

Matthew Ralph






Brunel University

Mr Peter James


Chair of Resources

Resources & Strategy



Governor at Whitehall Infants School

Mrs Corie Brown






Trustee of the Living Paintings Charity








Miss Patience Parker




HR & Customer Service Management Consultancy

Director/Managing Partner


Mrs Heather Brooks




Spouse of casual employee

Personal relationship


Mrs Rayna Ramtohul-Butler






Teacher at Hayes Park

Michael Doyle Co-Opted   Pupils     Teacher at Buckingham Prep-School

Miss Trisha McGee


Chair of Pupils

Pupils and Strategy



Governor at Charville Primary School

Ms Beccy Stubbs Clerk to Governors         Clerks at other schools


Minutes of the Full Governing Board 2017-18