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Whitehall Junior School

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Our Governors

The Governing Board


On behalf of Whitehall Junior School’s Governing Board, I would like to welcome you to our website.

As a Governing Board we have three core functions:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction for the school
  • Holding school leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils and the effective and efficient performance management of staff
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent


We carry out this role through:

  • Full governing board meetings and committee meetings
  • Visiting the school to look at particular aspects of the school’s work and to talk to pupils and staff
  • Attending training so that we are up to date with the latest developments in education and governance


As a school, we recognise that diversity of thought, voice and perspective is essential to good governance. We believe that the Governing Board should, where possible, reflect the richly diverse community we serve. 


  • Whitehall Junior School’s governors are volunteers with backgrounds in education and business.
  • Three of our governors have been parents to children attending Whitehall Junior School. 
  • Most governors live locally to the school and are involved in the wider Hillingdon community or in neighbouring boroughs.
  • The Governing Board is diverse in relation to age, ethnicity, religion, gender and economic experiences. 


Each term we provide a summary of some of our work in our Governors’ newsletter to parents which are attached below. The current school governors are also listed below.  


If you are interested in becoming a school governor, please contact the Clerk to the Governors,
Rebecca Wilson,


You can also refer to the London Borough of Hillingdon website which has further information on the role.  School governors - Hillingdon Council


The School's Governing Board welcomes your comments and concerns. Please contact us via our email address:  This email address is regularly monitored, and we will endeavour to reply as soon as we can.

Best wishes,

Angela Doherty

Chair of Governors – Whitehall Junior School 

Meet the Governors


NameRoleCommitteesTerm of office commencedEnd of officeAttendance at FGB meetings 2022-23
Ms Angela DohertyCo-opted GovernorChair. All sub-committees, including Pay Committee17/09/23September 2027100%
Mr Kieran BassanParent GovernorChair of Resources' Committee13/12/22December 2026100%
Ms Kelly BarterParent GovernorPupils' Committee13/12/22December 202680%
Ms Sally DaviesCo-opted GovernorResources' Committee29/09/20September 202440%
Ms Jennifer BullCo-opted GovernorAll sub-committees17/05/22May 202680%
Mr Manish LathCo-opted GovernorResources' Committee04/10/22October 2026100%
Ms Katya HensonCo-opted GovernorPupils' Committee11/07/23July 2027-
Mr Ashish SeksariaCo-opted GovernorPupils' Committee11/07/23July 2027-
Mr Sam JonesStaff GovernorPupils' Committee01/09/23August 2027-
Mrs Rebecca WilsonClerk to the Governors    


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

Mrs Anu Short - Co-opted Governor, resigned in January 2023.

Mrs Mary Clancy - completed her term of office in July 2023.

Miss Tanya Costa - completed her term of office in August 2023.


Meeting Dates






Governors' Day

17th October 2023

29 September 2023

13th October 2023

28th Nov 2023

8th March 2024

12 December 202319th January 20241st March 202426th March 2024 

26th March 2024

26th April 2024

3rd May 2024

9th July 2024


14th May 2024





9th July 2024






Whitehall Junior School Register of Business and/or Other Interests September 2022


Name of Governor

Category of Governor

Office Held



Details of business  or relationship


Nature of Interest

Connection to other Educational Institutions/Charities etc.

Angela Doherty


Chair of Governors'


Son is a Governor


Trustee with Uxbridge High School

Kieran Bassan


Chair of Resources Ctte.


Mother is a Governor


Reformat-IT Ltd

Trustee with Uxbridge High School

Kelly BarterParent Pupils' NoneParent 
Sally DaviesCo-opted Resources None 
Manish LathCo-opted Resources 


Crunch Network and Q-Quip Ltd

Jennifer BullCo-opted All None

Local Government Officer, Ealing Council, NCER CIC Steering Group member

Katya Henson Co-opted Pupils'   
Ashish SeksariaCo-opted Resources   
Sam JonesStaff Pupils'  Member of school staff
Anneline Moloi



 All  School leader
Rebecca WilsonClerk to Governors    Clerks at other schools