Governors

School governors are drawn from different parts of the community, such as parents, the staff, the local authority (LA), the community and other groups.

Governors are responsible for promoting high standards, setting targets, the school's finances, the curriculum, appointments, reviewing performance and pay and much more.

Types of Governor

Parent Governors - selected by election (or appointment if insufficient people stand for election) and drawn from parents and carers of children at the school.

Staff Governors - selected by election from teaching and support staff paid to work at the school

Co-opted Governors - appointed by the Governing Body to serve the needs of the school

LA Governors - appointed by the Local Authority

Our Governors

Attendance and Register of Business and Pecuniary 2019-20

Margaret Davies

Chair of Governors, Co-opted Governor, Equalities and Year 5 Link

I have been a Governor at Cubitt Town Primary school for 7 years and Chair of Governors for the past 2 years. I am also part of the Finance Committee and the Teaching and Learning Committee. I am a retired teacher with 37 years teaching, 30 of them in Tower Hamlets. I first came to Cubitt Town...

Mark Butcher

Vice Chair of Governors, Local Authority Governor, English and Oracy and Year 6 Link

I have been a governor at Cubitt Town since 2016. I currently sit on the Curriculum Committee, and I am Lead Governor for reading and for Year 5. I work for an education charity which trains teachers and school leaders across the UK. The charity works to ensure that every child has the opportunity...

Jackie Bettis

Co-opted Governor

I have been a Governor at Cubitt Town Primary School for 7 years. Previously I was a parent governor when my 2 sons attended the school. I am currently on the Finance and General Purpose Committee at the school and I work closely with the Senior Leaders to ensure the children get the best teaching....

Andrea Palmer

Co-opted Governor, SEN and CP, Online Safety and Year 4 Link

Joined Cubitt Town as a governor in 2017. I am currently the SEN & CP governor at Cubitt Town. I work in the Energy sector, as an IT professional and volunteer at the BCS, Chartered Institute of IT where I'm the Treasurer for BCS Women and a member of the Council. I was asked to become a...

Emma Whitwam

Staff Governor

I’ve been working at Cubitt Town Primary since 2018 and taught across Key Stage 2. Since joining the school, I have seen and been part of the incredible change of amalgamating two schools, becoming an Oracy school and seeing technology embedded into everyday learning. It's great to be the...

Siddiqa Islam

Co-opted Governor, Health and Safety and Year 3 Link

I've been a co-opted governor for the past two years. I had previously worked on the Isle of Dogs for a number of years, delivering new homes for the local area. Through this work I grew to understand some of the challenges faced by families and young people that prevented them from reaching...

Faisal Khan

Co-opted Governor

I joined as a co-opted governor at Cubitt Town in June 2018 with the aim of furthering the high expectations of everyone in the school and building on it's current successes. I currently work in the higher education sector, and have done so for over five years, predominately leading on Digital...

Ash Uddin

Parent Governor

I am the father of 3 who all attend Cubbit Town Primary & Infants. I am a very approachable individual & possess the skills to listen & resolve problems. I enjoy spending time with my children and am very much involved with their academic life at home and at school. I am currently a...

Phan Sin

Parent Governor and Parents Link

I have been educated and lived on the Isle of Dogs my whole life. I know the Island well and I love the community the Island has to offer. I have a degree in Graphic design. I have experience designing logos and in web designs. I am still doing this in my spare time to build my portfolio and...

Max Nuttall

Co-opted Governor and STEM Link

I work in Canary Wharf and have for many years wanted to do my bit to ensure that the City plays a positive role in the communities that surround it. To this end, I was glad to be asked to join the Cubitt Town Governors in late 2017. I've recently taken on the role of Maths and STEM Link...

Dr Sharpour Hariri

Co-opted Governor and Digital Literacy Link

I became a Governor in Jan 2020, so still quite new to the school. However, in this short time I have been amazed by the vigour and enthusiasm that everybody in the school, drive forward. There is passion, love and great ambition by the children, as well as the staff and you can feel it just...

John Wu

Co-opted Governor

Coming from the Infant school side of the amalgamation – where I have been chairs of the Finance & Premises and the Curriculum committees, I have held governor responsibilities at Cubitt Town since 2018. Professionally, I work at the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), where I draft law...

Committees

We have two committees which meet regularly. They are the Curriculum and Standards Committee and Finance and General Purposes Committee.

Terms of Reference 2020-21

Curriculum and Standards Committee

Margaret - Chair
Robyn
Oliver
Ash
Phan
Max

Finance and General Purposes Committee

Mark - Chair
Margaret
Jackie
Faisal
Robyn