Message sent from:

Priestmead Primary School & Nursery

Moving Onwards and Upwards Together


The Role of a School Governor

School governors are members of a school’s Governing Body. They have responsibility for raising school standards through their three key roles of setting strategic direction, ensuring accountability and monitoring & evaluating school performance. They are the largest volunteer force in the country. Governors are made up of parents, staff, members of the community and an appointed representative from the Local Authority

Priestmead's Governing Body 2018-19

Chair of Governors: Ms Seeta Mepani
Vice Chairs of Governors:  Aliya Dhanji & Sadiq Merali
Headteacher:  Mr Sash Hamidi
Clerk:   Mrs Lucia Perdoni

Governors by type:

Staff Governor:  Nabeela Khan, David Hughes and Andrea Callender

LA Governor: Cllr Vina Mithani

Co-opted Governor:  Keith Savage, Zeeshan Khalid & Seeta Mepani

Parent Governors:  Bhavini Bhatt, Aliya Dhanji & Sadiq Merali

Clerk: Lucia Perdoni

The Key School Governors

The Governors also sit on one of two Committees:

TABS - this looks at Teaching, Behaviour and Safety including Safeguarding
GLAM - this looks at Governance, Leadership and Management

Governors meet at least once termly as a full governing body and as required for their respective committees. They also attend parent evenings, open events, a Governor Day each term to monitor our school improvement priorities and produce a termly newsletter to keep parents informed about what is happening at Priestmead.

You can email the Chair of Governors, Seeta Mepani at:  smepani.310@lgflmail.org


Teaching, Achievement, Behaviour and Safety (TABS) Committee

Mrs Aliya Dhanji - Committee Chair

Mr Zeeshan Khalid
Mr Sash Hamidi
Mrs Nabeela Khan
Mrs Bhavini Bhatt

Mr David Hughes

Governance, Leadership and Management (GLAM) Committee

Mr Keith Savage - Committee Chair

Mr Sadiq Merali
Ms Seeta Mepani
Cllr Vina Mithani
Mr Sash Hamidi
Ms Andrea Callender

Pay Committee

Ms Seeta Mepani
Mr Keith Savage

Linked Governors

Safeguarding (to include Child Protection and H&S)

Mr Keith Savage

Deputy Safeguarding (to include Child Protection and H&S)

The Chair - Ms Seeta Mepani

GDPR Linked Governor

Mr Keith Savage

SCR and Local Community

Cllr Vina Mithani


Pupil Premium/Data

Mrs Aliya Dhanji

Sports Grant

Ms Andrea Callender

Reading, Writing, GPS /Data


Mrs Nabeela Khan

Finance/Impact on performance

Mr Sadiq Merali


Mr Zeeshan Khalid

EYFS/Year 6 SATs/Data

The Chair – Ms Seeta Mepani

Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG)

Mrs Bhavini Bhatt


Mr Zeeshan Khalid

Who Can Become A School Governor?

All types of people can become school governors. No special qualifications are required, but you must be 18 or over on the date when you are elected or appointed.

Enthusiasm, commitment and an interest in education are the most important qualities. You don’t need to have a child at the school. All Governors are required to complete a DBS (formally CRB check) before they become a school governor.

Any questions, contact Seeta Mepani.

Governing Body Attendance

Governors are expected to attend all meetings and contribute to moving the school forwards:

KeyAttendance(1)Attendance 1(1)

Declaration of Business Interests

See below the document outlining business and personal interests declared by the governing body.




Hit enter to search