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 Mrs C Williams, the Chair of Governors, via the school office.
Meet our Governors
Christine Williams - (Parent)Chair Learning and Teaching
Jamie-Lee Flint - (Parent) Vice Chair
Clive Burton - Finance
Dawn Copping - Headteacher and Accounting Officer
Modupe Awolola - SEND
Stephen Sweeting - Safeguarding and Pupil Premium
Jeff Seddon - (Parent) Health and Safety and Looked After Children (CLA)
Danny Bluemore - (Parent)
Chloe Tomlinson - Teacher
Tanya Proctor - Non-Teaching
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.
Christine Williams - Chair
I believe that Shaw Primary Academy is an excellent primary school providing high quality learning opportunities for its pupils. My role on the governing board along with the other governors is to ensure that the leadership team have all the tools they need to implement quality education for every pupil within its care. I work in a local special needs school and have a keen interest in the welfare of children in all aspects of learning and development.
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.