Governing Body

The Governing Body plays a key role in the life of Uphall Primary School, providing the strategic direction for the school and supporting the staff, pupils and parents in ensuring that the best possible provision is in place.

The governors are very supportive of the school not only attending regular meetings but also scrutinising documentation, visiting the school, approving policies and acting as critical friends.

The full Governing Body meets regularly, at least once a term. In addition there are committees that meet to discuss and develop specific areas of the school.

Their main roles and duties are to support the school in:

  • promoting high standards of high educational achievement
  • setting targets for pupils’ achievements and attendance
  • developing a broad and balanced curriculum
  • reporting results
  • drawing up policies that determine how the school should be run and should be developed in the future
  • deciding how to best use the budget to support the children’s learning
  • ensuring that school is staffed appropriately to maximise learning and to promote well-being and safety
  • appointing the Leadership Team
  • agreeing to the procedures for good conduct and discipline throughout the school community
  • drawing up an action plan after an inspection

Governors Meetings Schedule 2020/21 10.56 KB 96 downloads


Declarations of Interest 55.35 KB 22 downloads


Instrument Of Government 45.50 KB 39 downloads

Our Governing Body

NameType of GovernorTerm of OfficeAppointing BodyResponsibility
Ms Jenni BraysherLocal Authority Governor14.12.21-13.12.25Local AuthorityChair of Governors
Mr Asad RehmanCo-Opted Governor13.09.18-12.09.22Governing BodyVice-Chair of Governors
Years 5 & 6
ICT & Technology
Ms Angela AlabiCo-Opted Governor23.09.21-22.09.25Governing BodyPupil Premium
Year 1
Ms Deborah AcquaahCo-Opted Governor27.02.20-26.02.24Governing BodySEND
Year 2
Sports Premium
Ms Anitha PillaiCo-Opted Governor27.02.20-26.02.24Governing BodySEND
Pupil Premium
Year 2
Ms Julie HepburnStaff Governor19.09.18-19.12.22Uphall Primary School StaffArts
Years 3 & 4
Ms Nida SethiParent Governor13.09.18-12.09.22Parent BodySafeguarding
Year 1
Dr Kulvarn AtwalSenior Leader of Learning
Mr Raza AliCo-Opted Governor25.03.21-24.03.25Governing Body
Mr Daljeet MannParent Governor08.07.21-07.07.25Governing Body

Ms Yvonne Bishop (Deputy Headteacher) and Mr Sutton Brown (Business Manager) are associate members of the Governing body. They have no voting rights on the main governing body or any of its committees.

Resources Committee

NameCommitteePosition of Responsibility Held
Mr Asad RahmanResourcesChair
Ms Jenni BraysherResources
Mrs Julie HepburnResources
Ms Deborah AcquaahResources
Dr Kulvarn AtwalResources
Mr Sutton brownResources

Pay Committee

NameCommitteePosition of Responsibility Held
Mr Asad RahmanPayChair
Ms Jenni BraysherPay
Ms Deborah AcquaahPay
Ms Anitha PillaiPay
Mr. Sutton BrownPay
Dr. Kulvarn AtwalPay

Teaching & Learning Committee

NameCommitteePosition of Responsibility Held
Ms Angela AlabiTeaching & LearningChair
Ms Nida SethiTeaching & Learning
Ms Anitha PillaiTeaching & Learning
Dr Kulvarn AtwalTeaching & Learning

Other Governorships and Pecuniary Interests

NameConfirmedPecuniary, business or personal interest
Ms Jenni Braysher09.09.2021Chair of Governors at Woodlands Primary School
Dr. Kulvarn Atwal09.09.2021Senior Leader of Learning at Highlands Primary School
Governor on the Board of Trustees at the Achievement for All Charity
Governor at West Hatch Secondary School.
Mr Raza Ali04.10.2021Head of School at The Chalk Hills Academy - part of The Shared Learning Trust

Historical Members

NameRemoval ReasonGovernor TypeFromToLeaving Date
Miss Nicole ReevesResignedObserver06.12.2021

You can contact our Governors at the following email address

All minutes from the Governors’ meetings are available on request.