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Meet Our Governors

Yerbury School has up to 12 governors:

  • The Head Teacher
  • 1 staff governor
  • 1 Local Authority governor
  • 4 parent governors
  • 5 co-opted governors. (1 vacancy)

We currently also have two associate governors.

To contact the governing body in confidence you can e-mail chair@yerbury.islington.sch.uk or phone 0207 272 6580.

HEAD TEACHER

The Head Teacher can best be contacted through the school at admin@yerbury.islington.sch.uk or on the main telephone number, 0207 272 6580.
 Cassie Moss
Head Teacher

 

 

 

 

STAFF GOVERNOR

There is one staff governor elected by the school staff.  Staff governors can best be contacted through the school at admin@yerbury.islington.sch.uk or on the main telephone number, 0207 272 6580.

Michael Delaney
Class Teacher

Hopefully many of you will now be familiar with me as I have been a teacher at Yerbury since September 2018 and I am delighted to be the current Staff governor. Prior to my time at Yerbury I worked in a variety of schools in many different areas, both domestic and international. I have also been fortunate enough to receive a range of training opportunities in my career and am well experienced across the curriculum. Some of you may already know that I am actively involved in many projects and activities throughout Yerbury; I am passionate about education and I am always looking for ways to improve and develop the school. I hope that I can continue to use my enthusiasm and experience to support the school and wider community even further in my role as a governor.

PARENT GOVERNORS

There are 4 parent governors.  They are elected by the parents of the school for a 4 year term of office.

Roz WebRoz Webb
Chair of the Curriculum & Learning Committee;
SEND (Special Educational Needs) Link Governor;
Data Link Governor; Link Governor for SDP Focus

My son and daughter both attended Yerbury and are now at Acland Burghley, but I will be completing my time as a governor at Yerbury. Whilst my children were at the school, I was class rep, helped out at PTA events and was a parent reader for many years. I was an English teacher in state comprehensive schools for 16 years, including being Head of Faculty, and remain passionate about education. I fully support Yerbury’s commitment to valuing the whole child and avoiding a narrow focus on test results, which never tell the whole story. I know from experience that children learn best when their interests and skills are valued and nurtured, and they are not labelled in any way. Every child should be supported and encouraged to learn at their own pace, with a belief in their intrinsic motivation to improve. Feel free to contact me via the school if you wish to.

 

Rosemary Marsh
Chair of Governing Body;
Deputy Safeguarding Governor


I have three children currently at the school and have worked with the school through the PTA since my eldest daughter started in 2015 and as a governor since 2017. I am keen to ensure that Yerbury can continue to offer a fantastic education, and experience, to every child. When I am not parenting, I work part time as a doctor and hope I can bring some understanding of people and systems from my career into the school. I am at drop off and pick up several times a week and am happy to talk. As chair of governors, I can also be contacted by email at: admin@yerbury.islington.sch.uk 

 

Fenella Bolton
Revenue Generation and Pupil Premium Link Governor;
Link Governor for SDP Focus;
Chair of Yerbury Foundation Committee

I’ve two daughters currently at the school and feel very lucky to have Yerbury on our doorstep. I’ve been a class rep and am always involved in the school events in some way or other. I’m a huge admirer of the community that Yerbury has created within the school and at large. As a new governor, I hope that my skills in running a PR and communications business might be of use in helping the school to continue to flourish.

 

Victoria Loki

Biography coming soon

 

CO-OPTED GOVERNORS

Co-opted governors are appointed by the governing body on the basis that, in the opinion of the governing body, they have the skills required to contribute to the effective governance and success of the school.

Sam O’Leary
Vice Chair of Governing Body;
Chair of Pay Committee;
Equality & Diversity Link Governor;
Careers & Culture Link Governor;
Member of the Islington Community Of Schools Board

I am a barrister with a mainly commercial/corporate practice. I live in Islington with my wife and 2 young children. I was first appointed a Governor of Yerbury Primary School in March 2013 and have since been appointed for a third term, lasting until January 2023.

 


Sarah Ferguson

I work for JPMorgan, where I am an Equity Fund Manager. I have spent my career in finance and am always keen to share my experience to encourage all children to think about careers they may not yet have thought of. I am delighted to be on the Board of Governors for Yerbury School. I am looking forward to help ensure Yerbury continues to provide a strong, fun and broad education for every child..

 

Revathi Raghavan
Safeguarding Link Governor

I am a solicitor in London, with experience in financial services regulation and asset management. I live in Islington with my family.  I am passionate about building a culture of kindness, tolerance and respect for our environment. I am excited to join the governor team at Yerbury and contribute to the community in Islington.

 

 

Alan Skea
Health & Safety Link Governor;
Link Governor for SDP Focus

A previous Parent Governor having had three children at Yerbury for their primary school years, I served as an Associate Governor for a year and was then co-opted by the Governing Board for a further four years. Although I was born in England I was raised and educated predominantly in Australia and specialised in IT. Arriving back in England I found work in financial services where I have been working now for more than 20 years. I was first elected a governor in November 2015 and while my background is more directly useful to the Finance and General Purposes Committee I am also very interested contributing what I can to the Curriculum and Learning Committee, especially where it might relate to science, maths and technology. Consequently I am a member of both these committees.

 

Emma O’Leary
Biography coming  soon

 

Satnam Gill
Local Authority Governor
Biography coming  soon

 

ASSOCIATE GOVERNORS

Associate governors are appointed by the governing body.  They participate in meetings and may vote in committee meetings, but do not have a vote at meetings of the full governing body.

Liam FrostLiam Frost
Deputy Head Teacher

 

 

 

 

 

Rebecca Reid
Year 5 Teacher – Art Lead

 

 

 

 

 


Terms of office of governors serving within the past 12 months:

Name Governor Type First appointed to GB End of current term of office
Cassie Moss Headteacher
Michael Delaney Staff 02/03/2020 01/03/2024
Satnam Gill Local Authority 01/06/2021 31/05/2025
Rosemary Marsh Parent 23/01/2017 21/01/2025
Roz Webb Parent 02/03/2015 1/03/2023
Fenella Bolton Parent 20/11/2019 19/11/2023
Victoria Loki Parent 23/01/2021 21/01/2025
Sam O’Leary Co-opted 15/03/2013 12/01/2023
Alan Skea Co-opted 23/11/2015 17/03/2025
Revathi Raghavan Co-opted 28/11/2019 27/11/2023
Sarah Ferguson Co-opted
Emma O’Leary Co-opted
Liam Frost Associate 28/06/2018 28/06/2022
Rebecca Reid Associate 18/03/2021 17/03/2022
term expired or resigned
Ben Fitzsimons Co-opted 15/03/2018 14/03/2022
Sarah Thornley Parent 20/11/2019 19/11/2023
Emily Briggs Co-opted 28/06/2019 27/06/2023
Laura Keough Co-opted 23/03/2017 22/03/2021

 

Governing Body Composition:

In January 2015 the Governing Body was reconstituted as required by law.  The Instrument of Government may be found in the sidebar of this page or click here: Yerbury Instrument of Government. The Governing Body is now smaller than it used to be.  There are 12 governors in total plus any (non voting) Associate Governors that the Board may choose to appoint.  The Governing Body now consists of:

  • The Head Teacher
  • 1 staff governor
  • 1 Local Authority governor
  • 4 parent governors
  • 5 co-opted governors.

All governors are volunteers.

It is now expected that all governor positions will be filled based on the skills which the governing body requires.

For elected governor categories (staff governors and parent governors) and nominated governor categories (LA governors) the governing body is expected to make it clear to electors or nominating authorities what particular skills the governing body is in need of prior to an election or nomination.

 

Categories of Governor:

The staff governor is elected by the school staff.

The parent governors are elected by parents and carers of children at the school.

The Local Authority governor is nominated by the Local Authority and appointed by the Governing Body.  The Local Authority is expected to nominate candidates who have the skills needed by the governing body of the school and who support the school’s ethos and mission.

Co-opted governors are appointed by the governing body on the basis that, in the opinion of the governing body, they have the skills required to contribute to the effective governance and success of the school.

 

Key Documents:

Declaration of Interest 2020-21
Governing Body Action Plan 2019-20 (uploaded 09/10/19)

Yerbury Primary School Governors Report 2021-22