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Our Governors

Our Governing Body


Northgate Primary School is a community school. Our Governing Body was reconstituted on 1st May 2020 and is made up of 14 governors:


  • 3 Parent Governors (elected by the parent body)




Mrs Farjana Jabeen


Mrs Rachel Birch

Mrs Carla Catavitello


  • 1 Staff Governor ( elected by the staff), and the Head Teacher

Mrs Amanda Harrison

Head Teacher

Ms Hope Bounds



  • 1 Local Authority Governor (appointed by the Local Authority)



Mrs Divinder Ghundale


  • 8 Co-opted Governors (appointed by the Governing Body based on skills and experience)


Mrs Sarah James

Chair of Governors




Mr Philip Stack





Mr Christopher Simonovitch


Mrs Irum Ali

Vice Chair 


Safeguarding Governor 

















The Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 specifies that individuals acting as members of the Governing Board of an educational establishment (defined as either an educational establishment which is exclusively or mainly for the provision of full-time education to children, or a maintained nursery school) need to undergo a DBS check.


All governors serve for 4 years from the date of their election or appointment. Parent governors may serve out their term of office even if their child leaves the school. Staff governors end their term if they cease to be employed at the school.


The Full Governing Body meets twice per term. The Resources Committee meets at least once per term and the Pay Committee meets at least once per year.


Governor Roles and Responsibilities 2020-2021


Resources Committee: Phil Stack (Chair), Rachel Birch, Carla Catavitello, Chris Simonovitch, Amanda Harrison, Hope Bounds


Pay Committee: Irum Ali, Chris Simonovitch, Carla Catavitello


Disciplinary /Complaints/Exclusion Panel

3 Non-staff governors will form a panel as necessary


Disciplinary/Complaints/Exclusion Appeals Panel

3 Non-staff governors will form a panel as necessary



If you are considering becoming a Parent Governor, please see the letter below.