George Carey School Governors

The role of the Governing Body is to evaluate provision at the school and review the impact that school actions have on outcomes for children. They also ensure that the school is compliant with statutory requirements set out by the Department for Education and that appropriate financial standards are met. Ofsted makes a judgement about the effectiveness a governing body and this contributes to the overall grade for leadership and management within an Ofsted inspection. Governors also have specific roles and attend a variety of meetings outside the Full Governing Body meeting. They are divided into sub-committees which scrutinise and evaluate specific aspects of provision.

Governors meet at least once every term in a Full Governing Body meeting to review all over provision where they also receive a report from the Headteacher on school performance and discuss Local Authority reports.

George Carey Governor Profiles

I have been married to Francesca for nearly 30 years with a daughter 25 and twin sons of 22 years old.  I have been Managing Director of a small business for approximately 25 years following a banking career in London.  I have been on the governing body at a local secondary school initially as a parent governor then foundation governor for nearly 10 years.

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Bob Hoggett

Mr Chris Harrison serves on the Governing Body of George Carey School in his capacity as Headteacher. He brings with him a wealth of experience and expertise. He has been a successful headteacher in two North London schools as well as working for the Learning Trust in the borough of Hackney as a School Improvement Officer.

Mr Harrison has been headteacher at George Carey School since December 2010 before the school opened.

Hello my name is Fatuma Nalule. I am a parent governor at the school. I am a mother of 3 children that attend George Carey School and I run a community organisation called Triangoals as a director. My aim is to working closely with the school and to build good positive relationships with both parents and the community alike. I am committed to achieving excellence throughout our school and for the good of all the children.

Matthew has been a school governor at George Carey since January 2014. He is chairman of the Finance, Staffing, Premises and Health and Safety Committee that meets each term. Matthew works in the City of London and holds a senior position in the finance department of Deutsche Bank. He lives in Barking and worships at St Patrick’s Church. He is currently undergoing training as a Licensed Lay Minister within the Chelmsford Diocese.


Matthew Harding

Maureen Young is a qualified teacher who has worked in a number of mainstream schools as well as teaching in a school for the hearing impaired. Experienced in a number of leadership roles within schools including Deputy and Headteacher, she also worked abroad in Columbia and works as an Educational Consultant.

Maureen Young

Hi – I’m Sharon White and I am a parent governor for George Carey School.

My son attended in Year 6 and thrived in the school. He has since moved on to Secondary school.

I have been working in education as a secondary school teacher for 20 years and have specialised in working with pupils with SEN (special educational needs) and SEMH (social, emotional and mental health) difficulties.  During my teaching career, I was fortunate to have progressed into middle management (co-ordinator for PSHE, Emotional Literacy and SEAL). I then went on to complete a NPSQL qualification in Succeeding in Senior Leadership. My career culminated in my appointment as Head of a Pupil Referral Unit. I was part of the team that ensured our provision was graded GOOD by OFSTED.

I also enjoy writing emotional literacy resources and creating apps.

As governor – my focus is on Inclusion & SEN. I hope to bring my experience to the governing body to ensure an inclusive approach to all pupils.

Sharon White

Having worked in education all my life, I am pleased to join the governing body of George Carey CE Primary School as an associate governor. Schools face challenging times as they become more autonomous and I am committed to supporting our thriving school as a focal point of the community and in as a place of high expectations and ambition for all of our young children within its distinctively Christian setting. I bring a range of skills and understandings about school improvement and effective teaching.

Stephen Noon

I am a senior teacher at George Carey C of E Primary School with 14 years teaching experience, working in 5 different schools. In my two previous schools I was an assistant head and have led year 5 and 6. I was the lead in ICT, Science, Pupil Premium and the Curriculum.
At George Carey I am the ICT lead. I have completed the NPQSL and Widening leadership programme at the Institute of Education.I am currently working towards the Aspiring Leaders Course at Swiss Cottage.

I am currently a councillor for the borough of Barking and Dagenham, previously I served as a committee member for the children’s select committee and Living and working committee. I have been a secondary school governor in another local authority, to help to provide improvements for the school.

I am also a parent to three daughters.

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