Members of the LGB

Name Role Date Appointed Business & Pecuniary Interests Attendance this year Attendance last year*
Andrea MacDonald


SEND Governor

Takes up post September 2023     1:4
Lesley Dolben

Former Chair of Governors & SEND Governor 2021 - July 2023


Employee of United Learning

Director of Integrity Leadreship LTD

Chair of LGB Fulford School York, South Yorks Multi Academy Trust (SYMAT)

4:4 7:7
James Cain

Vice Chair

Safeguarding Governor

01.06.19 Parent 4:4 7:7
Esther Johnson

EYFS Governor

  Parent 4:4 N/A

Christine Pryor

Curriculum / Pupil Premium 15.07.21   N/A N/A
Tom Spender


Takes up post September 2023 Parent 4:4 7:7
Marisa Etienne   Takes up post September 2023      
Whitney Otchere Staff Governor representative Takes up post September 2023 Staff N/A N/A
Also in attendance at our meetings, but not a LGB member

Jane Woods

Bardhyl Velia

Karen Matthews

Head Teacher


Regional Director








Members who stepped down last year Date stepped down      
Ankita Patel Health & Safety       0:7
Pamela Smith EYFS Governor 31.08.22     7:7
Lindsay Batchford   31.12.21     1:2
Fiona Ooman   31.12.22     1:2

*Local governance arrangements for 2021-22 were discharged via a School Improvement Board.


Clerk to the Governing Body: Waltham Forest Governors Service

The clerk(s) may be contacted via

Tel no. 0208 529 5693


If you would like to contact the LGB, the chair may be contacted via post at:

Longshaw Primary School,
Longshaw Road,
E4 6LH.
Tel no. 0208 529 5693  


Please mark any correcpondence FAO the Chair of the LGB.


Longshaw Primary Academy is a part of United Learning whose Trustees hold the ultimate responsibility for the governance of each United Learning school.

The Department for Education’s governance handbook 2020 identifies the essentials of effective governance as follows:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Holding the executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the effective and efficient performance management of staff; and
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent.

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