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Whitehall Junior School

Happiness at the heart of learning

School Governors

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:  

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 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: Co-opted Governor, all sub-committees, including Pay Committee, term of office ends September 2023, attendance at FGB meetings 2020-21 - 100%. Term of office commenced 17/09/19.


Mr Kieran Bassan: Parent Governor, Chair of Resources Committee, term of office ends August 2022, attendance at FGB meetings 2020-21 - 100%. Term of office commenced 01/09/18.


Mrs Anu Short: Parent Governor, Pupils' Committee, term of office ends August 2022, attendance at FGB meetings 2020-21 - 100%. Term of office commenced 01/09/18.


Mrs Mary Clancy: Co-opted Governor, Chair of Pupils' Committee, term of office ends July 2023, attendance at FGB meetings 2020-21 - 100%. Term of office commenced 02/07/19.


Ms Tanya Costa: Staff Governor, Pupils' Committee, term of office ends August 2023, attendance at FGB meetings 2020-21 - 100%. Term of office commenced 01/09/19.


Ms Kelly Barter: Co-opted Governor, Pupils' Committee, term of office ends April 2024, attendance at FGB meetings 2020-21 - 100%. Term of office commenced 06/04/20.


Ms Sally Davies: Co-opted Governor, Resources' Committee, term of office ends September 2024, attendance at FGB meetings 2020-21 - 80%. Term of office commenced 29/09/20.


Mrs Rebecca Wilson: Clerk to the Governors


There are currently no vacancies for Governors.


Resignations - We have had two resignation from the Governing Board in the last twelve months:


Mrs Marcia Beeput, Co-opted Governor, resigned in February 2022

Mr Matthew Ralph, Co-opted Governor, resigned in April 2022

Mr James Cantwell, Co-opted Governor, resigned in September 2022

Mrs Hitakshi Wahdwa, Local Authority Governor, resigned in September 2022

Meeting Dates






Governors' Day

4th October 2022

7th October 2022

14th October 2022

29th Nov 2022

10th February 2023

13 December 202213th January 20233rd March 202328th March 2023 

28th March 2023

28th April 2023

5th May 2023



16th May 2023





11th July 2023






Whitehall Junior School Register of Business and/or Other Interests September 2021


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'





Kieran Bassan


Chair of Resources Ctte.




Trustee with Uxbridge High School

Tanya Costa







Anu ShortParentVice-Chair of Governors'Pupils' None 

Mary Clancy


Chair of Pupils' Ctte.





Kelly BarterCo-opted Pupils' NoneParent 
Sally DaviesCo-opted Resources None 
Rebecca WilsonClerk to Governors    Clerks at other schools