Our Governors

Manor Park Governors

Barry Russell

Chair of Governors / Co-opted Governor

"I have been a governor at Manor Park Primary School since 1997 and Chair of Governors since 1999. My prime focus for Manor Park is to provide an environment that most helps children to learn and develop all the skills that will help them in life. I am very proud of all the children and adults who are involved with making our School what it has become."

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Syed Waheed

Local Education Authority Governor

"I have been a LEA Governor of the school for almost fifteen years. I have been an observant of ups and downs in the quality and standard of education, child safety and equality of opportunities at this school. I am proud to be part of the governing body where the teaching staff, parents and the governors have been striving to raise and transform the quality and standard of education together with mental and physical well being of every child and to see that this school is not only stand out but sought after by the parents in the Borough."

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John Gilmore

Co-opted Governor

"After some forty years working in casinos, both in the UK and around the world, I found that even after my duties as a magistrate, I still had time to commit to being a governor of a local school. Always being interested in education and the complexities of running a successful school, I chose to be involved at primary level. This choice enabled me to join Manor Park and, with the headteacher and her team, to be part of the children’s educational journey through their early school years."

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Paul Scully

Co-opted Governor

"Being a school governor of a primary school in particular allows me to contribute to the development of children at such a fundamental stage in their development. This is the time that they learn life skills and begin to build lasting friendships. These are the building blocks which help with social mobility and the reason that I wanted to make a contribution as a governor."

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Ian Walker

Co-opted Governor

"The most rewarding (and, with two children at the school, reassuring) aspect of being a parent governor has been to see the commitment of the senior leadership team, staff and governors to ensuring that all pupils have the chance to realise their full potential in a safe, supportive environment. Without attending meetings of the full governing body and of the finance & premises committees, I wouldn't have appreciated just how much work is involved."

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Simon Thomson

Parent Governor

"I became a parent governor in 2013 to support the school in continuing to deliver an excellent all-round education to our children and have two children at Manor Park Primary School. I am a qualified accountant and my personal interests include supporting Harlequins rugby club and technology."

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Jo Bolton

Parent Governor

Parent Governor Being part of the PTA and taking on the role of FOMP Chair in 2015, I became actively involved in fund raising and organising FOMP events for the school. By joining the Governing body, I appreciate the day to day running of Manor Park and this has given me an enhanced respect for all the staff at the school. As a Governor I hope I can help Manor Park capitalise on its successes to date.

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Mr Morgan

Co-opted Governor

Co-opted Governor

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Rohima Crook

Associate Member

"I have always had an interest in young people's education and ensuring they are prepared with the right life skills to succeed throughout and post education. I joined the governing body in October 2017 and will work to ensure that the students at Manor Park Academy have access to the best opportunities available to them."

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Ms Brant

Co-opted Governor

Co-opted Governor

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Miss Groom

Staff Governor

Staff Governor