Meet our School Governors
The George Tomlinson Governing Body members are the strategic leaders of our school and have a vital role to play in making sure every child gets the best possible education.
The governing body has a strong focus on three core functions:
- ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction for the school
- holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils
- overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.
You can contact the Governing Body by:
a hard copy letter delivered to the office or email email@example.com.
(emails are managed and directed to Governors by LBWF Governing Body Services)
Governing Board Constitution
There are 8 positions and we have 2 co-opted Governor vacancies.
Our Governing Body is drawn from various sections of the local community and consists of:
- Head Teacher: 1
- Staff Governor: 1
- Parent Governors: 2
- LA Appointed Governors: 1
- Co-opted Governors: 3
We currently have 2 co-opted governor vacancies. If you are interested in supporting our school or would like to find out more please contact Waltham Forest Governor Services firstname.lastname@example.org
Debbie Strowbridge Local Authority Governor
Darra McFadyen Co-opted Governor
Chair of Governors
As Chair of Governors, I am a deeply committed to ensuring the best possible education for children and young learners at George Tomlinson. I have a proven track record of leading and managing improved and sustained educational effectiveness as a headteacher and LA Adviser in Hackney, Haringey and Waltham Forest I relish the opportunity work with staff, pupils, parents and carers and the wider community serving George Tomlinson.
I am retired now but with the passion and energy to give my time, energy, and commitment to George Tomlinson. I am a proud Scot but very pleased to have made my home in London, a city that I love. I have managed to retain my strong Scottish accent so please bear with me when we meet.
I love all aspect of Nursery, Primary and Secondary education and but have a special interest in all aspects of Literacy including Reading, Writing, Oracy and Creative and Expressive Arts
Ben Milway Parent Governor
Chair Resources Committee
Liz Maloy-Jollands Parent Governor
I am delighted to continue my role of the past 2 years as Parent Governor at George Tomlinson Primary. I am passionate about helping young people to thrive in order to achieve their full potential through education, thus ensuring that all children have the best opportunities and experiences to succeed, whilst growing into responsible and caring individuals.
Alongside the all important core subjects, essential safeguarding and need for an overall school strategy, I really value creativity in all its forms, as well as a keen focus on wellbeing / positive mental health / diversity and inclusion - for all members of the school community.
My own child attended GTP for 7 years so I enjoyed experiencing the journey through the school and being involved wherever possible. I am very grateful for the enrichment / insight this brought. Finally, I bring natural curiosity and a desire for the school to further thrive alongside the experience gained from working as a professional wellbeing therapist / small business owner to this role.
Sadari Shakes Staff Governor
Nicola Wilson Headteacher