Leopold School Governors

EXECUTIVE HEADTEACHER

                                                                    Mrs Rose Ashton

Mrs Rose Ashton

Ms Ashton is the Executive Headteacher at Leopold Primary School and also the Headteacher at Chalkhill Primary School.

CHAIR OF GOVERNORS

Zac Newman

Zac Newman

Zac is a freelance teacher of mindfulness. Until August he worked in a large secondary school in Ealing, teaching mathematics and religious studies, and overseeing a cohort of 200 students. The students completed their GCSE exams and went in different directions, which seemed the natural time for something new. Zac’s experience of pastoral work in school informs the safeguarding aspects of his role. His teaching experience informs the work of the Curriculum, Standards and Personnel committee. Zac has been a governor since March 2017.

Prior to teaching, Zac studied theological and religious studies at the University of Cambridge, and then spent a year on a fellowship at Yale University in the USA. In addition to his passion for mindfulness, Zac is a keen reader and an enthusiastic (if not overly skilled) runner and sportsperson. Zac married Becky in July 2019. They live in Harlesden.

SAFEGUARDING GOVERNOR

Priya Bhudia

Priya Bhudia

STAFF GOVERNOR

Roisin Ryan

Roisin is a Year 5 class teacher at Leopold Primary School. Also subject lead for Religious Education and BCA Champion. She has 9 years experience working in primary schools across Brent as a teaching assistant and then classroom teacher.

CO-OPTED GOVERNORS

Alex Hasthorpe

Alex Hasthorpe

Lauren Haringman

Lauren Haringman

Lauren Haringman is a supply and logistics professional  currently working in a strategic role at the retail group Kingfisher PLC. Lauren is married and lives in the borough of Brent with her husband and rescue cat Miso. She was appointed as a co-opted governor at Leopold September 2020, sitting on the Finance and Premises committee.
Pasan Fernando

Pasan Fernando

Pasan is the Head of Economics at University College School, an independent school in Hampstead. Prior to this, he had worked in four different schools in two different countries as an Economics and Business teacher. In 2015, Pasan founded the British Teaching Institute along with his Husband, Damian, which carries out summer CPD programmes for teachers in developing countries to improve their teaching and learning.

Prior to teaching, Pasan read European Politics at the University of Nottingham and carried out his Masters at the University of St Andrews in the field of Management. His teacher training was conducted at the Institute of Education in London.

Pasan looks forward to being an active member of the governing body at the School as he strongly believes that with a good education, you can change the world.

SEND & PUPIL PREMIUM

Tom Masters

Tom Masters

Tom is currently finishing up his studies before commencing a training contract at an international law firm at the beginning of 2021. Before moving to London, he taught at a large primary school in East Kent for 4 years. He sits on the Curriculum, Standards and Personnel committee and focuses on the school’s SEND and Pupil Premium provision.

HEALTH & SAFETY GOVERNOR

Anne George Raphael

Anne George Raphael

As a full time mother, I have been gifted flexibility allowing me to be greatly involved in my sons schooling. My desire to be a parent governor stems from my passion for primary education and creating supportive and inclusive school environments.

Having some experience in the field of education, I appreciate the priceless efforts  involved in planning and working around the high demands of school life.

During my free time, I volunteer at the Willesden Scout group and the Children’s Ministry at the church where I worship, building relationships of trust and understanding. I like sports, especially cricket.

PARENT GOVERNORS

Asher Williams

Asher Williams

Anne George-Raphael

Anne George-Raphael

Each governor has one vote across all committees.

CLERK TO THE GOVERNING BODY

Clerk to the Governing Body

Email: Deepti Bal

GOVERNOR DOCUMENTS (click to download)

All governors serve four-year terms unless stated otherwise.