Governance

West Lea’s Governing Board comprises of one Local Authority-appointed Governor, one Staff Governor, two Foundation Governors, two Parent Governors, five Co-opted Governors and Paul Quinn, West Lea’s CEO. The Governing Board meets each term. There are also regular meetings for each of our committees, including curriculum, pupil welfare and development and resources

All Governors are volunteers and work towards making the school better by questioning, monitoring and challenging the CEO and her staff, as well as supporting them in meeting the challenges that constantly arise in daily school life. To help them in their roles, all Governors undergo training, individually, as a team and by attending certain staff training days.

Each year we create an improvement plan for the Governing Board, which is then included in the School Development Plan. This helps us to monitor ourselves and look for ways to be better at what we do and more helpful to the school.

The role of a Governor is a highly responsible one, and is taken very seriously by all members of our Governing Board. We all work and give our time to try to ensure the best outcomes for all members of our school community.

Governor Details

Co-Chairs of the Governing Board

Marion Rodin and Fr Nigel Asbridge 
contact details:
c/o West Lea school
Haselbury Campus
Edmonton
N9 9TU
 
What do Governors do?

School Governors come from all walks of life. There are approximately 1400 School Governors in Enfield and they form the largest volunteer force in the Borough. Individual School Governors form part of a corporate governing body, which is established in Law (see Guide to Law link for more information). Members of the Governing Board work together as a team and may not act independently. Decisions are a joint responsibility of each Governing Body as they seek to ensure that the best education possible is provided.

The Key Responsibilities of Governing Bodies Include: 
  • Working with the Headteacher to set the aims and objectives of the school
  • Working with the Headteacher to set the policies for achieving the aims and objectives
  • Monitoring and evaluating the progress the school is making
  • Setting appropriate targets for pupil achievement
  • Managing the school’s budget
  • Making decisions regarding how many staff should be employed and being involved in their appointment, support and discipline
  • Ensuring that the National Curriculum and Religious Education are taught
  • Acting as a link between the school and its community
  • Producing an Action Plan after an Ofsted inspection and ensuring it is put into practice
  • Deciding, with the Headteacher, the school’s approach to meeting children’s special educational needs
  • Managing the school’s premises
  • Providing support and challenging

Co-opted Governors were appointed by the Governing Board, the staff Governor was elected by the Staff and the Parent Governors elected by the Parents.

Type of Governor 

Name 

Term of office ends 

Role of Governor  

Appointed By 

Parent Governor 

Senay Necati

18/10/2022 

Member of the Resources Committee (Vice Chair) and Pupil Welfare & Development Committee

Parents 

Parent Governor 

Emma Tombling 

11/01/2025 

Member of the Curriculum Committee and Link Governor (Horizon Campus) 

Parents 

Foundation Governor 

Helen Newman 

(Vice Chair)

29/06/2022 

Member of the Resources Committee (Chair) 

Enterprise Cooperative Trust 

Foundation Governor 

Fr Nigel Asbridge (Co-Chair)

07/12/2022 

Member of the Curriculum Committee 

Enterprise Cooperative Trust 

Local Authority Governor 

Jeanette Fuster  

31/01/2026 

Member of the Pupil Welfare & Development Committee and Link Governor (Meridian Campus)

Local Authority 

Co-opted Governor 

Daniel Twyman 

31/01/2026 

Member of the Curriculum Committee 

GB/board 

Co-opted Governor 

Marion Rodin (Co-Chair) 

29/03/2025 

Safeguarding Inc Looked after children & E-safety, Pupil Welfare & Development Committee (Chair) 

GB/board 

Co-opted Governor 

Leonie Howarth 

13/12/2025 

Member of the Curriculum Committee  (Chair) and Link Governor (Haselbury Campus) 

GB/board 

Co-opted Governor 

Jackie Wheeler 

01/04/2025 

Member of the Resources Committee, and Health and Safety Link

GB/board 

Co-opted Governor 

Dionne John 

17/01/2025 

Member of the Resources Committee and Link Governor (Learning for Life Campus) 

GB/board 

Staff Governor 

Angela Poplar 

13/12/2025 

Member of the Pupil Welfare & Development Committee (Vice Chair)  

School Staff 

CEO 

Paul Quinn 

N/A 

Ex-officio

 

Clerk to Governors 

Amanda Newell 

N/A 

Admin

 

Associate Member 

Renee Flourentzou 

N/A 

Associate Member of the Pupil Welfare and Development Committee

 

Associate Member 

Melanie Bignold 

N/A 

Associate Member of the Curriculum Committee 

 

In line with regulatory changes for schools, please see details below of individuals employed by the school earning over 100k per annum.

Individuals earning over £100k per annum Number
£100k – £110k 0
£110k – £120k 0
Beyond £120k 0