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Governing Board

What do Governors do?

The purpose of governance is to:

... provide confident, strategic leadership and to create robust accountability, oversight and assurance for educational and financial performance.

The 3 core functions of the governing board are:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the performance management of staff
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent

How can I speak to a Governor?

If you would like to speak to a governor, please come in (or call) the school office to leave your contact details.  

The Chair of Governors can also be contacted in this way.

Governing Body Structure

The CPD Federation Governing Body consists of 12 members - our Executive Headteacher, two parent governors, one staff governor, one local authority governor and seven co-opted governors.

Name Category of Governor Term of office ends    
Darren Williams Executive Headteacher Member Profile  
Ghazala Akram Co-Opted/Chair 12.10.25 Profile Health & Safety
Anita Waring Co-Opted/Vice Chair 12.10.25 Profile Audit & Finance
Irfaan Ibne  Co-Opted 12.10.25 Profile Wellbeing and Mental Health
Cllr Carleene Lee-Phakoe LA Appointed 12.10.25 Profile Inclusion & SEND
Fiona Shahik Umar Parent Governor 30.09.25 Profile RE
Gilbertine Tchouka Parent Governor 30.09.25 Profile Safeguarding 
Steven Morrisey Co-Opted 12.10.25 Profile Looked After Children
Vijith Vijay Co-Opted 30.09.25 Profile Performance Data, Pupil Premium, Parental Engagement & Community 
Julia Sund  Co-Opted 6 Dec 27    
Iva Stoycheva Co-Opted 6 Dec 27    
Sherwyn Cupido-Weaich Staff Governor 28.01.2028