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our Governors

The Governing Body of Grafton Primary School consists of 11 governors.

  • 6 Co-opted Governors (appointed by the Governing Body)
  • 1 LA Governor (nominated by the Local Authority, appointed by the Governing Body)
  • 2 Parent Governors (elected by parents)
  • 1 Headteacher Governor (automatic member)
  • 1 Staff Governor (elected by staff)

We currently have 9 Governors in post as follows: 

  •  Mr N Hussain - Co-opted Governor
    • Link Governor for Inclusion, SEND and ARP (The Ark)
    • Term of office to 31-3-23
  •  Mr K Rajaram (Vice Chair)  - Co-opted Governor
    • Link Governor for Fundraising, Finance and Resources
    • Term of office to 20-5-23
  •  Dr R Shirazi  - Parent Governor
    • Link Governor for Global Citizenship, Curriculum and Science
    • Link Governor for Data and Standards
    • Term of office to 20-5-23
  • Cllr S Ghani - Local Authority Governor
    • Link Governor for Rights Respecting Schools and Equality
    • Headteacher Performance Management Governor
    • General Data Protection and Regulation GDPR
    • Term of office 1-11-15 to 1-5-22
  • Mr M Nicholson - Headteacher
    • Automatic member
  • Ms A Carroll - Co-opted Governor
    • Term of office 20-7-20  to 05-12-23
  • Ms B Willmore - Co-opted Governor
    • Link Governor for  Data and Standards
    • Headteacher Performance Management Governor
    • Link Governor for Safeguarding(Anti- bullying), Behaviour and Looked After Children 
    • Term of office 21-3-18 to 20-3-22
  • Ms H Bhudia (Chair) - Co-opted Governor
    • Link Governor for Community partnership and Stakeholder views
    • Link Governor for Equalities
    • Headteacher Performance Management Governor
    • Term of office until 12-12-22
  • Ms S King - Staff Governor
    • Link Governor for Pastoral Care and the Thrive Programme
    • Term of office 22-3-18 to 21-3-22
  • Vacancies - two

Our professional clerk is Frankie Chissim. If you would like to get in touch with the Governors, please contact Frankie via the school office. Alternatively, use our virtual governor suggestion box.  Governors warmly welcome communication from parents and recognise the importance of parent voice in continual school improvement.

Annual Governance Statement of the Governing Body of Grafton Primary School


Attendance Record 


Name of Governor

Number of FGB meetings attended Sept 2018 – May 2019

Local Authority Governors

Cllr Ghani

4 out of a possible 5

Co-opted Governors



A Carroll

S Khanom

4 out of a possible 5

5 out of a possible 5



B Willmore

5 out of a possible 5



H Bhudia

3 out of a possible 3

Parent Governors* (elected)



S Jones

4 out of a possible 5

Staff Governors (elected)

S King

5 out of a possible 5


Associate Member 

Mr M Nicholson

Mrs L Wilson

5 out of a possible 5

5 out of a possible 5

Governing Body Committees:

See above for membership details

Pay Committee

This committee considers recommendations from the Headteacher and agrees annual pay increases for all staff. The Committee meets at least once a year, or as required. 

Statutory Committees (e.g Pupil Disciplinary, Appeal, Staff Disciplinary, Redundancy)

All Governors (except staff) will will form a pool from which they will be selected to serve on panels according to availability and suitability. The terms of reference for each panel will be as per the relevant procedure/policy.   In some circumstances (when suitable Governors cannot be selected from the Governing Body of Grafton Primary School), the governors of the PACE schools will be approached to serve on statutory panels/committees.

Relevant Business and Pecuniary Interests

All Governors are required to sign a declaration of interest form annually. 

They are also require to disclose any pecuniary/business interests relating to specific items on the agenda at every meeting. 

At this time the declared interests are:

  • governance roles in other educational institutions - None
  • any material interests arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives) - None
  • any other interests - None.