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The Governing Body is a group of volunteers from the school and local community who are elected to make decisions about how the school is run and how the school’s budget is allocated.  Each Governor serves for a period of four years after which they can choose stand for re-election.  


Parent Governors are a valuable part of the school’s Governing Body.  They are able to voice parental concerns and ensure that communication between the school and parents is informative and easy to understand.   At times when there is a vacancy for a Parent Governor the school will write to all parents asking for nominations. 


If you are interested in finding out more, or if you would like to raise an issue to the Governing Body, please write to the school office om admin@shawprimary.thurrock.sch.uk 





Meet our Governors

Chair of Governors

Stephen Sweeting – Safeguarding, Pupil Premium and Looked After Children



Jeff Seddon (Parent) Vice Chair

Szilvia Serer (Parent) Teaching and Learning



Dawn Copping - Headteacher and Accounting Officer

Modupe Awolola -  SEND

Jeff Seddon - (Parent) Health and Safety and Data

Danny Bluemore - Parent

Chloe Clark - Teacher

Tanya Procter - Non-Teaching

Heather Rogers – (Parent) Teaching and Learning

Szilvia Serer – (Parent) Teaching and Learning

Jamie Lee-Eaglen (Parent) Finance

Vacant – Community Governor



Amber Fitch


Modupe Awolola - Governor

I am a governor at Shaw. I consider this role to be a privilege and an excellent opportunity to contribute to the decisions that shape our school and impact positively on pupils and staff. Furthermore, I am able to bring an understanding of the school’s ethos, culture and in-depth professional knowledge of our strengths and areas for development. 

As a key stakeholder, this role enables me to foster a relationship between teachers and governors whilst developing the process of evaluation, improvement and strategic development of the school.

Stephen Sweeting – Governor

As well as being a governor for Shaw Primary Academy I am also the Chair of Governors for another school, a member of the School Forum for Thurrock and a committee member of my local Scout Group and act as treasurer.  My personal background is based around human resources and executive support and administration.  

I have lived in South Ockendon all my life and have seen the area grow and understand all the new opportunities this has provided but also understand the problems this presents as well.

I believe passionately that the best way we can ensure our children can face these challenges going forward is to have the best education we can provide.  As a governor, I believe that this does not mean an education based purely on academic achievement but to develop our children to be well-rounded individuals as well.  

I am to work closely with the academy in helping them achieve well-educated, engaged and empowered young people.