Governing Body

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I am very proud to be the Chair of the Governors at Earlsmead School, for two reasons. First, because it is a wonderful school, doing a terrific job at helping all our children achieve their potential. And that is not just for Reading, Writing and Maths, in all of which our children make remarkable progress and achieve high standards, but also in helping to build their confidence, their creativity and their physical wellbeing.

The second reason I am proud is that I work with an outstanding group of governors, some from the community, some from the staff and a particularly important group from our parents. All of them freely devote their time and their expertise to not only supporting the school but also to challenge the head and her staff on all aspects of the school’s performance and to make sure that they continue to set the highest standards as well as developing each and every child, whatever their needs.

The governing body meets twice a term to review overall school progress, but the detailed work takes place in a number of hard working committees, all of which meet twice a term as well. The Finance Committee in particular makes sure that the school funding is carefully spent to deliver best value for money. The HR Committee looks at appointments and employment issues. The Teaching and Achievement Committee keeps a close eye on the curriculum as well as the progress made by the children through the year. We also have a Premises Committee to keep an eye on the buildings and lead on the constant round of improvements (like the new playgrounds development). And finally there is a committee to support and monitor the work of our successful Children’s Centre.

As Chair, I am always keen to hear from parents, especially if they have worries, but also if there is something the school is doing particularly well: and there’s a great deal of that! You can contact me through the school office at any time during the term.
— Andrew Bethell, Chair of Governors, Broad Lane, N15 4PW

Mr Andrew Bethell

Co-opted Governor and Chair of Governors

Ms Susan Moyse

Local Authority Governor Vice Chair

Ms Hina Shah


Mr James Hadley

Staff Governor

Mr Pascal O'Donoghue


Dr Anthea Rose

Co-opted Governor


Ms Beatrice Hyams

Co-opted Governor

Ms Breda Maynard

Co-opted Governor

Mrs Angie Chandler

Co-opted Governor

Mr Fred Amankwah

Co-opted Governor

Ms Alice Farnham

Associate Member

Ms Rosie Davies

Associate Member

Ms Yvonne Thomas

Associate Member


Information on the membership of the governing board

For full details on the Governing Body of our school please download the following document.

Information on the membership of the Governing Board of Earlsmead.