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Earlham Primary School



A Governing Body consists of a group of people from the local community, from all walks of life, who bring with them different viewpoints, experiences, knowledge, skills and ideas. They may be parents, staff at the school, local residents or representatives of local businesses, who work together as a team, with the Headteacher and the leadership team to ensure that the school provides their pupils with the best possible education - and constantly strives to improve.

School governors are a vital part of the leadership of their school. Their work is reported on in every school’s Ofsted inspection report. The purpose of governance is to provide confident, strategic leadership and to create robust accountability, oversight and assurance for educational and financial performance. They need to set high expectations and ask challenging questions, but are not expected to make day to day decisions about how the school is managed and run. That is the job of the headteacher and senior members of staff.

The Governing body has a general responsibility for seeing the school run effectively. Governors have legal duties, powers and responsibilities. They offer support and challenge to the Headteacher who is responsible for the day to day management of the school.  The full Governing Body meets once every term.  It is made up of people from the local community, parents, the Headteacher and school staff.  

The Governing Body


Heather De Silva -  Chair of Governors 

Elizabeth Thomas  -  Vice-chair of Governors 

Julia Scannell -  Co-opted Governor

Madeleine Wheelan - Co-opted Governor

Maria Siekkeris  -  Staff Governor

Natasha Rezai  -  Headteacher

Aziz Ahmed - Parent Governor

Sabina Suban Chowdhury - Parent Governor


Committee structure


We have two main Governors committees :

  • Curriculum - Chair of committee : Heather De Silva
  • Resources - Chair of committee : Aziz Ahmed


A message from our Chair of Governors, Heather De Silva


As the Chair of Earlham, every time I walk through the school doors I am struck immediately by the hum of activity and the joy in all the pupils. Earlham Primary School is a place where children grow and learn in a safe and stimulating environment. The School now has a modern 21st century building where our children play, learn and develop  both indoors and in our newly designed outdoor space.

Earlham has a strong ethos which is supported by a rich and diverse curriculum that meets the needs of all our community so your child will reach high standards academically whilst developing their own lasting friendships.

Please visit our school and walk through our doors and visit a school community where your child will thrive.

Heather De Silva