Our Governing Body

Introduction & Welcome

The Governing Body works alongside the Headteacher and Senior Leadership Team to ensure that Whitehall Infant School provides a good quality education for our pupils. For more information about the role of the Governing Body, click here

There are a variety of roles within The Governing Body, including Parent governors, Co-opted Governors and Staff Governors. Each member of The Governing Body brings a range of skills to the role. 

All governors can be contacted through Whitehall Infant School – please put your question or query in writing and give in to the school office in a sealed envelope marked ‘private & confidential’ and addressed to the Governor concerned.  The school will ensure this is promptly passed on.

Governor Profile - Mr Peter James (Chair of Governors)

I have lived in and around Uxbridge since the 1970’s and have been involved with Whitehall Infant school in different guises since the 1980’s when my children attended the school. Following a career as an auditor for multi-national companies I am now retired and still live locally.

I am currently Chair of the Governing Body and work alongside the Headteacher and staff to try and make the school as good as we can make it. I am also a Governor at Whitehall Junior School. 

Governor Profile - Mr Jim McVeigh (Chair of Curriculum and Standards Committee)

I am a qualified teacher with degrees in microbiology and mathematics. I have worked in several schools, including as a senior leader in a large comprehensive school in the UK and an all-through school in the Cayman Islands. Currently, I am director of an education consultancy, G2G Education Ltd, offering a wide range of support services to schools. It is one of a very few companies accredited to carry out British Schools Overseas inspections.

 I am trained as an Ofsted inspector and have considerable experience in leading school inspections, particularly in primary schools, here and abroad. Other work includes leading peer reviews of academies in a large multi-academy trust and carrying out safeguarding audits in schools.

 I value my role as a governor at Whitehall Infants. I hope I can contribute to the school’s continued success.

Governor Profile - Mrs Man Tsuey (Manny) Tse BSc, PhD (Parent Governor, Vice Chair)

I was born and grew up in the UK and I have one child currently attending Whitehall Infant School (my other child is attending Whitehall Junior School). I’ve been a governor at Whitehall Infant School since May 2016.

 I was a research scientist before moving into scientific publishing and I currently work as a freelance scientific editor.

 I am honoured to be part of the governing body of Whitehall Infant School and I look forward to working with the other members of the governing body and the staff and the children of the school to ensure that we provide the best place for children to develop a lifelong love of learning as well as other skills to become happy, confident, well-rounded individuals.

Governor Profile - Mrs Alpita Chavda (Staff Governor, Curriculum and Standards Committee)

My name is Alpita Chavda and I am the Reception Leader at Whitehall Infant School. I have been a proud member of the teaching team at Whitehall for the past two years and before this, I was living and teaching in Leicester. After I got married, I moved to London where I now reside with my husband. I completed my degree in Primary Education  BA (Hons), with a specialism of Early Years. Ever since I completed my degree, I began teaching and I've never looked back. I have loved my teaching role and my leadership role at Whitehall has really helped me to develop my skills and knowledge even further. 
 
I became a governor because I wanted to have more of an impact on the development of the whole school and not just with Early Years. It has been very rewarding to belong to the Governing Body, responding to the responsibilities and challenges that are involved, and working in partnership with many people to ensure that the pupils have a happy and secure environment in which to develop and achieve their potential. I have found the school's approach to learning and desire to improve very refreshing and wanted to play a bigger role within the school. At present, I am on the Curriculum and Standards Committee and I'm looking forward to seeing what the next year has to bring to Whitehall Infant School. 

 

Governor Profile - Mr Andrew Wilson M.Soc,Sci., DipSW, DMS (Safeguarding Governor)

I have spent most of my professional career working in local authority children's safeguarding where I also am currently employed. My aim within the role of safeguarding governor is to make safeguarding approachable, sensible and effective. My children are no longer at Whitehall Infants but I wish to continue to support a school which I see as very much serving and enriching the local community.

Governor List and Responsibilities

Parent Governors (4) Relevant Business Interests Any other educational establishments governed Relationships with school staff Term of Office Committees

Mrs Man Tsuey Tse Vice Chair

NONE NONE NONE

May 16 – May 20

Curriculum and Standards
Vacancy x 3
LA Governors (TBC)
Co-opted Governors (5)
Mr. Ken Phillips

NONE

NONE

NONE

June 13 – June 17 Chair of Resources
Mr Jim McVeigh

Director of G2G Education Ltd (consultancy)

NONE

NONE

Sept 14 – Sept 18  Chair of Curriculum & Standards
Mr. Peter James Chair

NONE

Whitehall Junior School

NONE

May 11 – May 15 Resources
Mr Andrew Wilson Safeguarding Governor

NONE

NONE

NONE

July 12 – July 16 Resources
Vacancy x 1
Staff Governor (1)
Mrs Alpita Chavda

NONE

NONE

NONE

Sept 15 – Sept 19 Curriculum and Standards
Headteacher
Mrs Manjit Bringan

NONE

NONE

NONE

All Committees
Associate Governor
Miss Katy Chedzey

NONE

NONE

NONE

All Committees
Clerk: Paul Treadwell All Committees