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Welcome to the section of the website where you can find out more about the school’s governors, and the work that we do.


Our main role is to support the Senior Leadership Team and the Staff – the phrase often used to describe this role is ‘a critical friend’. We help them to set and reach targets and to strive for excellence across the whole spectrum of school life. The two key documents used for this are the School Development Plan (SDP) and the Self Evaluation Form (SEF). The SDP sets out a three year strategic plan for the school, with targets that everyone works towards and the SEF sets out how well the school is doing and where we aim to make improvements.


Our legal duties include:-

  • setting strategic direction, policies and objectives
  • approving the school budget
  • reviewing progress against the school’s budget and objectives
  • appointing, challenging and supporting the Heads of School and the Executive Head Teacher.


The Chair of Palfrey Junior School Governors is Rev. Mark Kinder who can be contacted via the school office.


We are committed to providing an excellent environment for all pupils to enjoy during their time at our school.


Our Governors are as follows:-




Term of Office

Start Date

Term of Office

End Date

Acting  Chair Ilyas Tarajia 01/09/2019 31/08/2023
Acting Chair Bernadette Ratcliffe 24/01/2018 23/01/2022

Executive Head Teacher 

Palfrey Junior School/ ButtsPrimary

Angela Hill


Head of School

Palfrey Junior

Cheryl Collis


Head of School

Palfrey Junior School

Emily Kinsey

Co-opted Governor Roland Roberts 01/09/2019 31/08/2023

Staff Governor 

Vanessa Kennedy

01/09/2019 31/08/2023
Co-opted Governor Mohammed Fahim 05/12/2018 04/12/2022
Associate Governor Arfan Mahmood 13/11/2019 12/11/2023
Associate Governor Neha Jolly    

CADMUS Governor

Cheif Operation Officer - Cadmus

Max Vlahakis 06/09/2017  


Please click on the links below for:-

For all other information please follow the link below to the Cadmus website.

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