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This school is part of the Northwick Park Trust. 

Governance details for the trust can be viewed at:   Northwick Park Academy Trust 


The role of the school governor and local governing bodies

The role of a school governor is demanding but very rewarding and is a good way to give back to your local community. School governing bodies are responsible for working with the school to ensure that it delivers a good quality of education. Together with the headteacher, they set the school's aims and policies.

Governors have three main roles:
To provide strategic direction for the school.

  • To act as a critical friend to the headteacher.
  • To ensure accountability.

They also carry out a number of other important duties, which include:
Determining how the school's budget is spent.

  • Setting and monitoring the school's aims and policies.
  • The appointing and dismissing of staff.
  • Hearing appeals and grievances.
  • Forming policy on the school's curriculum and collective worship.
  • Setting standards for pupils' behaviour and discipline.
  • Making sure school buildings are welcoming and safe.

For details of our local Governors, please follow the link below provided;

Northwick Park Multi Academy Trust

School Governors

Our School Governors

  Date of Appointment End Term of Office (current term) End Date (if applicable) Appointed By
Emma Lane  11th December 2015 Ex Officio   Ex Officio
Ray Howard  1st February 2017 1st February 2025   Trustees
Judith Gwilliams  1st February 2017 1st February 2025   Trustees
Lisa Clark  6th October 2021 5th October 2025   Trustees
Steven Corbyn (vice chair) 1st February 2017 1st February 2025   Trustees
Zahna Hull (chair) 10th October 2018 25th March 2025   Trustees
Layna Thompson  7th June 2021  6th June 2025   Trustees
Elizabeth Turner  7th June 2021 6th June 2025   Trustees


Ex Officio

Zahna Hull
Term 10.10.2018 - 23.03.2025

Ray Howard
Term 01.02.2017 - 01.02.2025

Steven Corbyn
Term 01.02.2017 - 01.02.25


Judith Gwilliams
Term 01.02.2017 - 01.02.25

Lisa Clark
Term 06.10.2021-06.10.2024

Layna Thompson
Term 06.06.2021 - 06.06.2025

Elizabeth Turner
Term 06.06.2021 - 06.06.2025

Record of Attendance Business Interests are available to view and download.


Registered Name:  Northwick Park Trust

Registered Office: Northwick Park Primary and Nursery Academy, Third Avenue, Canvey Island, Essex, SS8 9SU

Company Number: 9154404

Registered in England and Wales