Cowley Road, Uxbridge, Middlesex UB8 2LX

Uxbridge (01895) 590112

Whitehall Infant School

Learning at the heart of everything we do

Our Governing Board

Introduction & Welcome

The Governing Board 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 Board, including Parent governors, Co-opted Governors and Staff Governors. Each member of The Governing Board 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 - Mrs Yona Heyward (Chair of Governors)

To contact the chair of Governors, please email or write to Chair of Governors, Whitehall Infant School, Uxbridge, UB8 2LX.

Yona Heyward Governor Profile.pdf


Governor Profile - Mr Chris Kanwei (Co-opted Governor)

Chris Kanwei Governor Profile.pdf


Governor Profile - Mr Wajid Raja (Parent Governor)

Wajid Raja Governor Profile.pdf

Governor Profile - Mr Peter James

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 also a Governor at Whitehall Junior School. 

Governor List and Responsibilities


Relevant Business Interests

Any other educational establishments governed

Relationships with school staff

Term of Office

Committees & Responsibilities

Parent Governors (3) - elected by parents

Mandhir Gill




Dec 17 - Dec 21

Safeguarding Governor


Andrew French




Dec 18 - Dec 22





LA Governors (1) - nominated by the LA



Staff Governor (1) - elected by staff

Tara Woolley




May 18 - May 22

 Curriculum & Standards

Headteacher - ex officio

Manjit Bringan




ex officio

All Committees

Co-opted Governors (6) - appointed by the Governing Body

Peter James


Whitehall Junior School NONE

 Sep 20 - Sep 24

Chair Resources & Pay Committee

Wajid Raja

NONE NONE NONE Jul 18 - Jul 22 Chair of Curriculum & Standards

Chris Kanwei

NONE NONE NONE Oct 19 - Sept 23 Resources

Stephen Williams

NONE NONE NONE Apr 19 - Apr 23 Resources

Yona Heyward (Chair)

Imagine Little Yellow Fish - Early Years consultancy NONE NONE Dec 19 - Nov 23 Curriculum & Standards


Associate Governors (no voting rights) - appointed by the Governing Body

Carolyn Cheshire

NONE NONE NONE Sep 17 - Sep 21 Curriculum & Standards

Clerk to Governors (no voting rights)

Frances Nwanodi

Director Francharlo Ltd trading as SmartPA Clerking roles with Grange Park Infant & Nursery school and Veritas Educational Trust NONE not applicable

Governors who have stepped down in the last twelve months:

Trusha Dabba (LA Governor)

NONE Heathrow Primary School NONE Mar 18 - Jan 20 Curriculum & Standards

Man Tsuey Tse (Co-opted Governor)

NONE NONE NONE May 16 - Jul 20 Resources

Sandra Lange (Parent Governor)

NONE NONE NONE Mar 17 - Nov 20 Curriculum & Standards