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 of a governing body and this contributes to the overall grade for leadership and management within an Ofsted inspection. Governors are required to have a full understanding of how the school provision is met as well as holding the Senior Leadership to account. This is achieved by holding monthly Full Governing Body meetings, visits to the school and governors holding specific roles.

Safeguarding – Bob Hoggett

SEND – Lindsey Foster

Health & Safety – Fatuma Nalule

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.

Kind regards

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

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.

Kind regards

I have been involved in schools all my working life as a teacher, head teacher or Ofsted inspector. My concern is not only for the quality of children’s education , but also school as a good spiritual experience. That is why I am committed to church schools and in particular George Carey.

Hello, my name is Lindsey Foster and I am a parent governor at George Carey.  I am the Deputy Head Teacher in a Nursery School as well as a Specialist Leader in Education.  I am highly experienced in teaching across the Early Years Foundation Stage and I support other schools to improve the quality of their provision.  I aim to work closely with the school and provide support and challenge when needed.

Sam has been an Anglican Vicar since 2011 and in September 2018 was appointed alongside his wife, Anna, as Lead Ministers for Barking Riverside. He and Anna are committed to seeing this community and every person in it become all that they can be and are commissioned to plant a new Anglican worshipping community here.  George Carey is right at the heart of this and Sam is privileged to serve in seeing this continue to be a place where pupils, staff, and families thrive.  Previously Sam spent 7 years serving St Mary’s Church, Loughton, as well as being Hub Director for Westminster Theological Centre (an innovative higher education institution) and is currently completing a PhD in Theology.  Sam and Anna have been married for 10 years and have two pre-school children – Leo and Cora.

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