Mrs Jumoke Akinlabi
Chair of Governors
I am the Chair of Claycots School Board of Governors and also the sit on all the committees and panels, as required.
My background is in Education and I have been in education environment for over two decades which shows my passion for children.
As a member of the governing body, I uphold the vision of the school in high esteem and value the "LIVE" vision in making sure that every child attains and demonstrates their full potential.
Mr George Stewart
Vice-Chair of Governors (Co-opted Governor)
Has experience within the financial sector and the management of personnel. George Stewart is a member of the Resource Committee and also sits on additional ad-hoc committees and panels as required.
Miss Lisa Buckland
Miss Lisa Buckland is an experienced Finance Manager who possesses a high level of competency in accountancy who will draw upon this specialist knowledge to fulfil her role as Governor. She has a close affiliation to the school having been a former pupil of Claycots School and now working with the school as an elected Parent Governor.
Self recognised as being strong-minded and open to debate on opinions and views which may be controversial or of an important or sensitive nature, she is keen to be part of decision making process which impacts on whole school development.
Mr Josiah Kimani
Josiah Kimani has been a parent Governor since 2014 and in his role has been very supportive of the Schools development plan. Josiah is quite analytical in his approach to the strategic thinking of the school and has Chairs the Curriculum and Standards Committee, as well as HR panels, as required.
Equipped with a Military background, having served in HM Forces for over 7years, he brings with him an experience of working with diverse stakeholders and situations and this has certainly been of great benefit to the board.
He also has a strong education background which includes Information Technology, Project management and International Liaison, currently working as a Business Data Consultant for a Blue Chip company in Staines.
He is a father of two pupils at the school and continues to uphold the enigma principals and values of the school both as a parent and a governor to impact both children and parents in advancing the school forward, leading in education and creating an environment that is safe, encouraging and pleasant for the parent, child and the community.
Mr Gareth Morris
I am the Executive Headteacher of Claycots School Partnership and have been in post since September 2013. My role is to provide strategic leadership of this 'titan' school by developing an ambitious vision for the future ensuring our children receive the very best in education and experiences. I also oversee the expansion of the school both in numbers and buildings, have accountability for the executive functions of the school such as curriculum and standards, finance, recruitment and capital investment. I have a background in a variety of public sectors areas including having been seconded as Deputy Commissioner for Education in Staffordshire County Council, a non-executive director on the Stafford Clinical Commissioning Board, Headteacher in Stafford and also graduated as a commissioned officer from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst as a TA infantry officer. I am the principal link between the Governing Body (Strategic function) and the School (Executive/Operational function) and attend all committee and Full Governing Body meetings as the ex-officio Governor.
Mrs Rebecca Reffell
Since joining Claycots as a Staff Governor, I am proud to be a part of the transformational change process in supporting, developing and working with all stakeholders in order for our school to be a leading educational establishment. My Journey towards this role started as a class teacher in Key Stage 1. Having specialised in Early Years at university, my passion has always been child development and I was delighted to become EYFS phase leader during my time in Staffordshire for 4 years. I then moved to Claycots as Assistant Headteacher with responsibility for the largest EYFS department in the country. The capacity and potential the school holds is incredible and working within the school on a strategic level, yet being fully involved with day to day operations allows me to have a well-informed voice in matters that involve, policy, place and personnel centred around the needs of children, staff and parents.
Mrs Rupinder Sondh
A parent governor with the responsibility of sitting on the curriculum and standards committee and acting as the early years governor. My background is in IT, currently working as an IT service manager for a large Insurance company in London. As a mother of four young children (3 of them at Claycots Town Hall Campus my primary focus is ensuring my children get the best start in their life, in a secure environment with high quality teaching and learning.Claycots has a dedicated leadership team who have the vision to deliver a rich and inspiring education, encouraging children to learn through experience and have enquiring minds.
Mrs Sumaira Saeed
I am delighted to have been elected as your new Parent Governor, from November 2017.
I am a housewife and mum of three children, with my daughter attending Claycots Britwell campus. I attained my MBA in Finance and Marketing and worked as a Finance Manager in a multi-national company for 7 years. I was also a Montessori Directress for 11 years. My hobbies are painting and sports and I love reading books.
I believe that the first years of a child’s education are crucial to their later academic achievements and, just as importantly, to the development of social and other life skills. The Governing Body’s role is to support and challenge staff and leadership as they implement government policy in circumstances where stretching resources is often a challenge. My role will be to listen to parents’ views and voice them clearly at meetings to ensure that parent perspectives are always included.
Mrs Sadaf Waqas
My name is Sadaf Waqas, I live in Slough and two of my children are attending the Claycots School, Britwell campus. I already play an active role in the school’s newly formed PTA, involved in summer fair and Christmas fete. Previously I have been working as a software engineer; these days I am giving full attention to my house and family. Earlier I have been a parent governor in my son’s infant school. As a parent of four children, I understand the desire we all have for our children to have the best possible educational and learning experience. I believe I will be a good school parent governor for Claycots and together we will be in a stronger place.