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Greswold's Governors

Greswold's Chair of Governors - Mr Stephen Lane 

Category: Local Authority governor 

Appointed by: Solihull Local Authority and the Governing Body 

Term of office: 4 years (June 2020-2024) 

Committees: Facilities, Extended Services and Finance/Communications 

Responsibilities: Chair of Greswold’s Governing Body and Chair of the Extended Services Committee 

Pecuniary Interests: None 

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Greswold’s Vice-Chair of Governors - Dr Ahmed Elsharkawy 

Category: Parent governor 

Appointed by: Greswold parents 

Term of office: 4 years (December 2020-2024) 

Committees: Personnel and Curriculum 

Responsibilities: Vice Chair of Greswold’s Governing Body  

Pecuniary Interests: None 

Information: Ahmed is the parent of 2 children at Greswold and works as a liver specialist at the QE hospital in Birmingham. He has been a parent governor since January 2017 and has a particular interest in the school thinking strategically about future challenges that are just over the horizon. 

  

  

Mr Peter Benson 

Category: Co-opted governor 

Appointed by: The Governing Body 

Term of office: 4 years (November 2018-2022) 

Committees: Personnel and Finance/Communications 

Responsibilities: Chair of the Personnel Committee 

Pecuniary Interests: None 

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Mr Mark Chater 

Category: Co-opted governor 

Appointed by: The Governing Body 

Term of office: 4 years (October 2019-2023) 

Committees: Facilities and Extended Services 

Responsibilities: No additional responsibilities 

Pecuniary Interests: None 

Information: I have worked at Greswold for over 14 years, starting as an NQT in Year 3. Since completing my induction year I have also worked in Year 5 and now Year 2, joining the leadership team in 2007. Throughout my time at Greswold there have been lots of changes. In joining the Governing Body I wanted to support a different aspect of the school – especially as we move from two to three form entry. It is rewarding to be part of shaping Greswold’s future. 

  

Mrs Georgina Doyle 

Category: Co-opted governor 

Appointed by: The Governing Body 

Term of office: 4 years (May 2019-2023) 

Committees: Personnel and Extended Services 

Responsibilities: No additional responsibilities 

Pecuniary Interests: None 

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Mrs Jane Glover 

Category: Co-opted governor 

Appointed by: The Governing Body 

Term of office: 4 years (October 2018-2022) 

Committees: Extended Services and Curriculum 

Responsibilities: No additional responsibilities 

Pecuniary Interests: None 

Information:  I was appointed as an NQT in 2003 and have taught in Yrs 4 5 and 6.  I am a senior leader at Greswold and am non-class based.  I am also the DSL for the school.  I have been a governor for 12 years and enjoy having an overview of Greswold from both a governance and teaching viewpoint. 

  

Mr Peter Groom 

Category: Parent governor 

Appointed by: Greswold parents 

Term of office: 4 years (June 2019-2023) 

Committees: Facilities and Finance 

Responsibilities: Chair of the Facilities Committee 

Pecuniary Interests: None 

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Mr Ghulam Hassan 

Category: Parent governor 

Appointed by: Greswold parents 

Term of office: 4 years (April 2019 - 2023) 

Committees: Curriculum and Facilities 

Responsibilities: No additional responsibilities 

Pecuniary Interests:  None 

Information: Having always had an interest in Education, I was pleased to be appointed as a Parent Governor. I’m a father of 2 children, the eldest of whom is currently at the school, and have worked as a Project Manager for the last 12 years. Greswold is a great school and I look forward to being able to contribute to its continuing success. 

  

Mr Senthurun Mylvaganam  

Category: Parent governor 

Appointed by: Greswold parents 

Term of office: 4 years (December 2020-2024) 

Committees: Curriculum and Extended Services  

Responsibilities: No additional responsibilities 

Pecuniary Interests:  

Information: I am an NHS Consultant Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon and father to 2 children at Greswold school.  I am the programme director for core surgical training in the West Midlands and quality assure the NHS Breast Screening programme in my Public Health England role.  I look forward to using these experiences to support my colleagues on the board of governors, to set and achieve the right strategic direction for Greswold school pupils and staff. 

  

Miss Vicky Nock 

Category: Staff governor 

Appointed by: Greswold staff 

Term of office: 4 years (October 2019-2023) 

Committees: Curriculum and Facilities 

Responsibilities: No additional responsibilities 

Pecuniary Interests: None 

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Mrs Karen Scott 

Category: Headteacher 

Appointed by: The Governing Body 

Term of office: N/A 

Responsibilities: Ex Officio 

Pecuniary Interests: None 

Information: As headteacher, Mrs Scott is automatically part of the Governing Body. 

   

Mrs Charlotte Smith 

Category: Parent governor 

Appointed by: Greswold parents 

Term of office: 4 years (April 2022-2026) 

Committees: Finance and Curriculum 

Responsibilities: Chair of the Curriculum committee 

Pecuniary Interests: None 

Information: I have 2 children at Greswold and am proud to be able to support the school by acting as a governor. I have 22 years of experience in secondary education, the last 12 in senior leadership. I hope to bring to the governors an understanding of the challenges of running a school as well as a commitment to ensuring that our children are happy and successful in this crucial phase of their education. 

  

Mrs Sundip Samra 

Category:  Co-opted governor 

Appointed by: The Governing Body 

Term of office: 4 years (Feb 2021 – 2025) 

Committees: Extended Services and Personnel 

Responsibilities: No additional responsibilities 

Pecuniary Interests: None 

Information: Sundip has 2 children of primary school age (not at Greswold) and works as a tax specialist advising clients at a large professional services firm. Outside of work, and looking after her boys, she enjoys photography, particularly documentary style.  I look forward to getting to know the school and helping it with its continued success. 

  

  

Mrs Gursharn Lall 

Category:  Co-opted governor 

Appointed by: The Governing Body 

Term of office: 4 years (June 2021- 2025) 

Committees: Curriculum, Facilities 

Responsibilities: No additional responsibilities 

Pecuniary Interests: None 

Information: I have always had a passion for education and how schools contribute, in shaping the young minds of tomorrow.  I am an internationally trained teacher who wants to make positive contributions in helping the pupils at Greswold Primary School reach their potential and more. 

  

  

Mr David Kerr 

Category:  Co-opted governor 

Appointed by: The Governing Body 

Term of office: 4 years (June 2021 – 2025) 

Committees: Extended Services, Personnel 

Responsibilities: No additional responsibilities 

Pecuniary Interests: None 

Information: I have spent the past 30 years in Education and Training, being lucky enough to have been able to work in Australia, Africa and the Middle East in fields as diverse as English Language, to Special Forces and Helicopter Piloting.  A recent arrival to the UK, I am here as the Head of Training for a start-up fibre optic company based in Hereford.  I am proud to be a member of the Board of Governors and hope to bring my experience and perspective to the Board for the benefit of the children of Greswold Primary School. 

  

Governors who have recently left the Governing Body 

Mrs Joanne Slater 

Category: Co-opted governor 

Appointed by: The Governing Body 

Term of office: 4 years (April 2019-2023) - resigned 05.02.21 

Committees: Personnel and Curriculum 

Responsibilities: No additional responsibilities 

Pecuniary Interests: None 

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Mr Mark Draisey 

Category: Co-opted governor 

Appointed by: The Governing Body 

Term of office: 4 years (December 2020-2024) 

Committees: Facilities, Curriculum and Finance 

Responsibilities: Chair of Greswold's Governing Body and Chair of the Finance Committee 

Pecuniary Interests: None 

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Mrs Elaine Edmonds 

Category: Co-opted governor 

Appointed by: The Governing Body 

Term of office: 4 years (November 2018-2022) 

Committees: Facilities and Extended Services 

Responsibilities: No additional responsibilities 

Pecuniary Interests: None 

Information: Mrs Edmonds works as a high level teaching assistant at Greswold 

 

Ms Aysha Shabir 

Category: Parent governor 

Appointed by: Greswold parents 

Term of office: 4 years (April 2019 - 2023) 

Committees: Curriculum and Facilities 

Responsibilities: No additional responsibilities 

Pecuniary Interests:  

Information: Aysha is an honours graduate in Psychology and a mother to two little boys. She is passionate about education and is dedicated to ensuring only the best for the pupils of Greswold Primary School. 

Category: Co-opted governor

Appointed by: The Governing Body

Term of office: 4 years (December 2020-2024)

Committees: Facilities, Curriculum and Finance

Responsibilities: Chair of Greswold's Governing Body and Chair of the Finance Committee

Pecuniary Interests: None

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