Governing Board

The Governors of Drew Primary School are committed to supporting the school to become the best provision possible both for our own students and as a community and borough resource. They are dedicated to the school and are effective in helping define the strategic direction of the school and questioning and challenging to ensure excellent practice across all areas of school development.

As in other multi-academy trusts, our Local Governing Body is accountable to Trust Directors and plays a fundamental advisory role to this higher Board. For more information about the Learning in Harmony Trust’s governance structures, please visit the dedicated Trust page on our website.

The CEO of the Trust, Gary Wilkie, can be contacted at: gary.wilkie@learninginharmonytrust.org

An aim of our governing body is to be as open and as approachable as possible, therefore we are keen to hear from you if you have any questions relating to the school from a strategic perspective. To reach any of us please drop an email to info@drew.newham.sch.uk or leave a message at the school reception with your question and we will come back to you. Please indicate which governor you would like to respond.

The following is a list of governing body members and their area of responsibility.

Name & Responsibility Committee Category/
Appointed By
Term of Office Declaration of Interest
Denis Shea
Chair of Governors
Finance
Policy
Curriculum
Co-opted Ends
28/8/18
Declaration
Christine Bowden
Vice Chair
Policy
Curriculum
Local Authority Ends
21/1/21
Declaration
Aaron Uthman
Vice Chair
Policy, Curriculum Co-opted Ends 20/02/21
Theresa Goodrich Curriculum Staff Governor Ends
11/9/20
Declaration
Beatriz Betancourt Jinorio  Curriculum  Staff Governor  11/5/21
Patrick Meshe
Chair of Finance Committee
Finance
Curriculum
Co-opted Ends
11/7/17
Declaration
Omolara (Lara) Onanuga
Chair of Policy Committee
Policy, Curriculum Co-opted Ends
13/7/19
Declaration
Olanrewaju (Kay) Salami Policy
Curriculum
Parent
Governor
Ends
8/10/19
Declaration
Emma Peltier
Headteacher
Finance
Policy
Curriculum
N/A N/A Declaration

The Declaration of Pecuniary Business Interests can be found here.