Our school governing board is made up of parents, staff, co-opted and Local Authority governors. The governors meet throughout the year to support and challenge the work of school. The governors make visits to the school, often in their role as a link governor or joining the Senior Leadership Team in monitoring exercises. If you would like any further information about the work of a governing board or how to become a governor, please visit Newham’s website.

Our governing board can be contacted by emailing

The following documents provide more information about our Governing Board:

Pupil Planning and Parental Involvement Committee Terms of Reference

Personnel, Premises and Finance Committee Terms of Reference

To view the regulating scheme for the register of interests for Newham school governors, senior school staff and staff involved in procurement, please click here.

Please see below for details of attendance at meetings.

Governors’ Attendance

Governor Name Governor Type Position

Term of office

End Date

Declared Interests

Number of meetings attended


Oladapo  Asuni Co-opted governor Chair; Leadership and Management; NPW Delegated Attendee 18/09/2022 None 4 of 6
Balvinder Bhakar Co-opted governor Early Years; SEN/ Inclusion 15/09/2025 None 5 of 6
Joanne Black Co-opted governor Vice Chair; Quality of Leadership 18/09/2022 None 3 of 6
Mr Mark Boisson Co-opted governor Co Vice Chair; Safety, Wellbeing & Mental Health 22/05/2023 None 4 of 6
Rev Obaka Chike Parent governor Safety, Wellbeing & Mental Health 11/07/2023 None 5 of 6
Omar Deria Local Authority Governor Looked After Children; Safeguarding Children; SEN/ Inclusion 23/05/2023 None 4 of 6
Richard Hodkin Staff governor Govs Forum Representative 29/09/2025 None 5 of 6
Ms Dawn Cafferty Parent governor   7/09/2025 None 1 of 6
Ms Nadja Maniscalchi Co-opted governor   16/09/2022 None 3 of 6
Mr Markus Moll Parent governor   21/11/2023 None 4 of 6
Evie Towersey Co-opted governor Personal Development 24/11/2022 None 4 of 5
Ms Natasha Ttoffali Head Teacher NPW Authorised Representative     5 of 6

Governors’ attendance 2020-21