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Priestmead Primary School & Nursery

Moving Onwards and Upwards Together

Who are the Local Stakeholder Group?

The Local Stakeholder Group (known as the LSG) are a group of Associates who focus on Priestmead.  They look at what is happening in our academy, our community and ensuring The Pegasus Partnership Trust (TPPT) are doing their best for all the stakeholders of the Priestmead community.

The registered address for the Chair of our LSG is: Setul Mehta, Chair of LSG, Priestmead Primary School, Hartford Avenue, Kenton, Harrow, HA3 8SZ

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Sash Hamidi, Associate Headteacher

"I am the #priestmeadproud Headteacher for the school! I have also been the Deputy Headteacher, a newly qualified teacher and former pupil of Priestmead! I am totally committed to ensuring our school continues to be the best it can be, working on the legacy from 80 years and with the stakeholders building an exciting future!  

As Headteacher I am accountable regarding performance in data, finance and strategic direction.  I present termly reports as well as ongoing updates.  I meet the Chair monthly and he monitors and challenges me to be the best I can be for our children."

Setul Mehta, Chair of the LSG

I am the #priestmeadproud LSG Chair for the school! I have two girls and two nephews at Priestmead. My background is 17 years in financial services covering Mortgage & Financial Advice, Risk & Governance, Operations, Accounting & Finance, Marketing and Recruitment. Along with spending time with the family, I’m an avid Arsenal FC fan. My role is to independently ensure the school are acting and delivering on what they set out in there policies and guidelines- this covers areas such as school improvements, the curriculum, CPD, targets and then monitor; admissions policy, staff and financial resources, Pupil & Sports Premium and strategy. I can say so far from what I have been involved in so far - every decision made has the children at the heart.

Lucia Perdoni, Clerk

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Attia Ladha, LSG Parent Associate

I was extremely thrilled to be selected as an LSG Parent Associate. I have three children in education, a son in High school and two daughters at Priestmead; one in Year 4 the other in Year 1.

I worked as a Civil Servant for nearly 13 years at The Insolvency Service where I held various positions until I became a PA to the Director. Unavoidably I had to leave my role after my third child. Currently I am working locally in an Accountancy Firm, this gives me the flexibility that I need and gives me the ability to be involved in my children's schooling. I volunteer to help at my children’s Sunday School as a TA to children of Year 1 age, a role I thoroughly enjoy.

 My aim and objective as an LSG Parent Associate are to ensure that the school is achieving set targets and objectives. We monitor and evaluate the progress of the school and act as a source of challenge and support to the head teacher. I am very proud to be a part of this team and I hope we can make a positive impact in the term we have.

Pintu Varsani, LSG Parent Associate

"I am the LSG Vice Chair. I have currently have a son at the school, and another one hopefully joining in two years’ time.

My background has been in accounting and finance for the last 15 years and am currently the Finance Director for a small group of nurseries in London.

By joining the LSG, I hope to be able to influence the direction Priestmead takes in driving the minds of the future, by not only putting forward ideas to improve the performance of the school, but also ensuring those in charge are fulfilling their duties to reach the same common goal.”

Emma Hewett, LSG Staff Associate

I have worked as a teacher at Priestmead Primary School since my NQT year in 2014. I have experience of working in Years 3, 4 and 6. I am currently Year Team Leader of Year 6. ​Previous to retraining as a teacher in 2013, I was the Executive Director of an Arts Council of England funded organisation for writers. I have two children and a dog who I love and adore!

Dominic English, LSG Co-Opted Associate

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Judi Allen, LSG Co-Opted Associate

I am a retired teacher.  I began my career in Salford in Lancashire but moved to London in 1970 where I taught in various High Schools in Ealing and Harrow.  When my daughter was born I took a break and returned to teaching when my son was four.  Both my children attended Priestmead First & Middle School before going on to Park High and Hatch End High.  I taught at Priestmead First School from 1988-1994.  Since that date I taught in several Harrow Primary Schools until my retirement.  I am delighted to be part of the Priestmead LSG as the school does hold a special place for me.

Aliya Dhanji, TPPT Board Associate

I began working in the field of special educational needs 17 years ago, directly supporting children with autism. I have spent 7 years in supervisory and consultancy positions for Ambitious About Autism implementing evidence-based practice in an outstanding school for children and young people with autism, learning disabilities and behaviours that challenge.  I now work as an independent learning and behaviour consultant for children with intellectual disabilities and complex needs. My role as the TPPT board associate is to work collaboratively with the Local Stakeholder Group to ensure that ideas and recommendations are fed back to the board so that all children at Priestmead receive the best quality of learning experiences.

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