The Governing Body

The Governing Body oversees the conduct, curriculum, standards and budget of the school and has a duty to monitor the way the school is developing.

Vision Statement

At Engayne we aspire to give every pupil the opportunity to reach their full potential in a safe, enjoyable and stimulating environment which prepares them for the ever changing world.

The Governing Board is committed to supporting the school in achieving this vision through its Aims and Values.

Engayne Primary School Governing Body

Chair – Mrs J Deacon (Relationships: Chair of Governors at Branfil Primary School)
Vice Chair – Mrs N Francis

Leadership and Management Committee                                         


Mrs N Holland Chair (Relationships: none)
Mr S Murphy Vice Chair (Relationships: Totalsportz Rugby, Doctor Domestic Plus cleaning company ) 
Mrs J Deacon (Relationships: Chair of Governors at Branfil Primary School)
Mr P Lyon (Relationships: none)

Mrs S Sankey (Relationships: none)                                                                  

Pupils & Curriculum Committee

Mrs N Francis Chair (Relationships: none)

Mrs J Deacon (Relationships: Chair of Governors at Branfil Primary School)
Ms G Uppal Vice Chair (Relationships: Initial Teacher Training Visiting Lecturer)
Professor A Moss (Relationships: Governor at Corbets Tey School)

Mrs V Cox (Relationships: none)
Mrs S Sankey (Relationships: none) 

Authority Governors

Mrs J Deacon – Chair of Governors
(Term of office: 28/01/2021 – 27/01/2025) Appointed by the Local Authority

Parent Governors

Mrs N Francis
(Term of office: 29/11/2019 – 28/11/2023) Appointed by parents

Mr P Lyon
(Term of office: 22/02/2021 – 21/02/2025 – Appointed by parents

Co-opted Governors

Mrs N Holland
(Term of office: 22/11/2016 – 21/11/2020 ) Appointed by Full Governing Body

Mr S Murphy
(Term of office: 21/11/2017 – 21/11/2021) Appointed by Full Governing Body

Ms G Uppal
(Term of office: 18/06/19 – 17/06/2023)
Appointed by Full Governing Body

Professor A Moss
(Term of office: 02/03/2021 – 01/03/2025) Appointed by Full Governing Body

Teacher Governor

Mrs V Cox
(Term of office: 01/09/2021 – 31/08/2025) Appointed by staff

Head Teacher Governor

Mrs S Sankey
(Term of office: duration in post)

Mrs J Deacon –    My professional background is in Law and I worked for many years as a personal injury lawyer in the city, before taking a break to raise my children.  I joined Engayne Governing Body in 2010 as a Parent Governor. I became the Governor responsible for monitoring the curriculum and went on to chair the Leadership and Management Committee.  In 2015 the position of Chair of Governors became vacant and I was honoured to be elected.  At Engayne we believe that every child has the right to learn in a safe and happy environment which enables them to fulfil their potential academically but also become confident, well rounded and happy learners for the future. I am proud to be part of the Governing Body and support the school in achieving its vision, aims and values.  I am also the Chair of Governors at Branfil Primary School.

Mrs N Francis-I have one son still at Engayne Primary School and another who has been through the school and is now at senior school. I have been a parent governor since November 2015 and was fortunate to be re-elected in October 2019. I am also the Chair of the Teaching and Standards sub-committee. My working career has always been in education and I have many years of experience. I am a PE teacher at a local secondary school in Havering. My teaching career spans over 18 years across many diverse boroughs including Newham, Thurrock and more recently the last 7 ½ years in Havering. The responsibilities I have held in my teaching career have included Head of Department, Head of Year & Key Stage 3 Leader. It has been in recent years since having children and raising my own family that I now work part time; my responsibilities are Gifted & Talented (G&T)/More able in PE.

Just like every parent at Engayne Primary School, I want the very best for Engayne children. I want them to be happy, responsible, confident, and respectful and be able to persevere with their life at Engayne and beyond.

It is a privilege to be part of Engayne’s Governing Body and to work with other Governors and the school to ensure that all of Engayne’s pupils have the opportunity to reach their full potential. It is important that as a Governing Body we work with all stakeholders to support them and implement ever changing government policies in circumstances where stretching resources are a challenge.

Mrs S Sankey-  I have worked at Engayne since 2002 and have been the Head teacher here since September 2012. I have previously worked in Cornwall, Devon and Southampton.

I am from Cornwall and often return for holidays to see my family. If I get free time, which isn’t often, I enjoy sports and reading.  My children play rugby so I am often standing on a cold touchline on Sunday mornings.

Our Engayne motto is ‘Excellence and Enjoyment’. I believe children thrive in a learning environment where they can have fun, be children in a changing world and succeed academically and in the arts/ sport.

As a mother of two boys I completely understand the importance of the foundations of learning. I also have to remember which day is swimming, when to send in the trip reply slips, hear them read and pay the dinner money!

Since becoming the Head teacher and with the Governing board we have  introduced a forest school where the children can learn outside,  built two new garden rooms to utilise space and an outdoor stage, set up a programme to train teachers across Havering with the TES and continually look to improve our school for our children.

Mrs N Holland – I worked at Engayne Primary School for over 20 years and feel this has given me a broad insight into the everyday working of the school from Reception to Year 6.  Both my daughter and son attended Engayne and received a valuable education, this allowed them to successfully go on to both secondary school and university.

Following my retirement I was honoured to be asked to become a Governor and I very much look forward to serving the school.  My special responsibility is Pupil Premium.  I believe the experience of working for many years in the Special Educational Needs Department, which included the delivery of many intervention programmes, will hopefully prove useful in supporting the pupils and staff at Engayne.  Additionally I am assigned to Year 6 and look forward to following their progression through the school.

Mrs V Cox – I have worked as a teacher in Havering for the past 11 years in three different primary schools. I joined the Engayne team in September 2017 and have led the Computing curriculum as well as teaching in Key Stage One and Two since then. I have helped to run the Netball club with the Year Six children and have led clubs in Key Stage One during my time at the school. I have also been involved in the initial teacher training initiative that the school runs, training new teachers. I am a big supporter of the EPFA and volunteer to support with the events. I started as the staff governor in September 2021.​

Mr S Murphy – My daughter is a student at the school and being an ex student of the school was more than happy to help give something back. I was invited to join the Leadership and Management Committee paying particular attention to the School Sport Programme and Budget within that. Outside of School I am the Director of Rugby at Upminster RFC, overseeing the development of players and coaches from U5’s through to the 1st XV. I am heavily involved in sport and am the Director of Total Sportz Ltd which is a multi-sport company delivering both curricular and extra-curricular PE sessions

Ms G Uppal – As a co-opted Governor, I am looking forward to serving and supporting Engayne Primary School.  I have 20 years of experience in the education sector as a primary teacher, middle leader and Senior Lecturer.  I am currently splitting my time between teaching in school and supporting the training and development of Primary PGCE students in Higher Education.  My current research and interest areas include children’s online safety and computing – an area in which I am also a published author.  It was through my role in initial teacher training that I have been able to witness the quality of provision at Engayne Primary School over recent years, and now as part of the Governing Body, I look forward to being part of the school’s continued development.

Professor A Moss – I’m a Professor of Addictive Behaviour Science and the Director of Education and Student Experience, in the School of Applied Sciences at London South Bank University, where I also completed my BSc and PhD in psychology. As an active researcher in the field of addictive behaviour and public health, I have a particular focus on developing education-based interventions to prevent alcohol-related harms, and am a Trustee for Alcohol Change UK, who lead the Dry January campaign. My research interests are driven by an interest in helping to reduce health inequalities. I have extensive experience of working with local authorities across the UK to design, implement, and evaluate interventions to improve public health (not just related to addictive behaviours, but also in areas related to diet, nutrition and the advertising of unhealthy foods), amongst a range of age groups.

I have worked in further and higher education for almost 20 years, and have a passion for widening participation in education, and ensuring that we promote inclusivity in the broadest sense. Having previously worked for several years as a special educational needs tutor for children with autism, and in my role as a Governor for Corbets Tey School and Director of Routes 4 Life (a post-19 SEND provision), I have seen first-hand the transformative impact of education, especially when children with special educational needs are given the right support early on in their development. I hope that my skills and background are of some use to the Governing Board for Engayne School, and I look forward to supporting the Engayne community!

Mr P Lyon

As a father of two daughters, one of whom is just finishing her time at Engayne and one will be there for a few years to come, I want to use my position as parent governor to ensure all the children at Engayne continue to receive the very best education to enable them to move on as happy, well rounded and confident individuals.

As a qualified Chartered Accountant my career has been in finance, either within large corporations or auditing their performance, and as a parent governor I hope to be able to use the skills and lessons that I have obtained in the corporate world for the benefit of all at Engayne.

The Governing Body can be contacted via the School:-

Mark any correspondence for the attention of Mrs J Deacon, Chair of Governors, Engayne Primary School.

Full Governing Body Meetings 2021/2022

DateAttendeesApologies
    16/11/2021
   01/03/2022 
    14/06/2022

Leadership & Management Meetings 2021/2022

DateAttendeesApologies
    11/10/2021
   17/01/2022 
    28/03/2022
04/07/2022

Pupils & Curriculum Meetings 2021/2022

DateAttendeesApologies
    10/11/2021
   16/03/2022 
    29/06/2022

Full Governing Body Meetings 2020/2021

DateAttendeesApologies
    17/11/2020 via ZoomJ.Deacon, N.Holland, L. Gunther, N.Francis, G. Uppal, K. Ramduth, J.Mackintosh (Obs), J. Manifold (Obs), N. Wyman (Obs), H. Watkins (Obs), A. Moss (Obs), A. Noll (Clerk)S. Sankey
   02/03/2021
via Zoom
J. Deacon, N. Holland, N. Francis, G. Uppal, S. Murphy, A. Moss, P. Lyon, S. Sankey, J. Mackintosh (Obs), N. Wyman (Obs), H. Watkins (Obs), A. Noll (Clerk) J. Manifold
K. Ramduth
    15/06/2021J.Deacon, N.Holland, N. Francis, G. Uppal, A. Moss, P. Lyon, J. Manifold (Obs), N. Wyman (Obs), K. Ramduth, V. Cox (Obs), A. Noll (Clerk)S. Sankey, J. Mackintosh, S. Murphy

Leadership & Management Meetings 2020/2021

DateAttendeesApologies
  12/10/2020N. Holland, J. Deacon, S. Murphy, S. Sankey, D. Rickett, H. Watkins (Clerk) N. Wyman
  18/01/2021 via ZoomN. Holland, J. Deacon, S. Murphy, S. Sankey, D. Rickett, N. Wyman (Obs), H. Watkins (Clerk) None
 29/03/2021N. Holland, J. Deacon, S. Murphy, P. Lyon, S. Sankey, D. Rickett, N. Wyman (Obs), H. Watkins (Clerk)None
05/07/2021N. Holland, S. Murphy, P. Lyon, S. Sankey, D. Rickett, N. Wyman (Obs), H. Watkins (Clerk)J. Deacon

Pupils & Curriculum Meetings 2020/2021

DateAttendeesApologies
  11/11/2020 via ZoomN. Francis, J. Deacon, G. Uppal, L. Gunther, S.Sankey, K. Ramduth, J. Mackintosh (Obs), H. Watkins (Clerk). None
  24/03/2021N. Francis, J. Deacon, G. Uppal, A. Moss, S. Sankey, K. Ramduth, H. Watkins (Clerk) J. Mackintosh
  30/06/2021N. Francis, G. Uppal, A. Moss, S. Sankey, J. Mackintosh (Obs), H. Watkins (Clerk)J. Deacon K. Ramduth

Full Governing Body Meetings 2019/2020

DateAttendeesApologies
  19/11/2019  J. Deacon (Chair), P. Harris, L. Gunther, N. Francis, N. Holland, D. Whalley, S. Murphy, G. Uppal, D. Makwasi, S. Sankey, J. Mackintosh (Obs), J. Manifold (Obs), N. Wyman (Obs), H. Watkins (Obs), V. Cox (Obs), J. Grassick (Obs) A. Noll (Clerk) B. Nash
  03/03/2020  J. Deacon (Chair); L. Gunther, N. Francis, N. Holland, D. Whalley, G. Uppal, S. Sankey, E. Jupp (Obs) A. Noll (Clerk) P. Harris, K. Ramduth
  16/06/2020  J. Deacon (Chair); L. Gunther, N. Francis, N. Holland, D. Whalley, G. Uppal, P. Harris, S. Sankey, K. Ramduth,None

Leadership & Management Meetings 2019/2020

DateAttendeesApologies
  14/10/2019P. Harris (Chair), J. Deacon, N. Holland, S. Sankey, D. Rickett, N. Wyman (Obs), H. Watkins (Clerk) S. Murphy, D. Makwasi
  20/01/2020P. Harris (Chair), J. Deacon, N. Holland, S. Murphy, S. Sankey, D. Rickett, N. Wyman (Obs), H. Watkins (Clerk) D. Makwasi
  on line 30/03/2020P. Harris (Chair), J. Deacon, N. Holland, S. Murphy, S. Sankey, D. Rickett, N. Wyman (Obs), H. Watkins (Clerk)
via Zoom
06/07/2020
P. Harris (Chair), J. Deacon, N. Holland, S. Murphy, S. Sankey, D. Rickett, N. Wyman (Obs), H. Watkins (Clerk)

Teaching & Standards Meetings 2019/2020

DateAttendeesApologies
  13/11/2019L. Gunther (Chair), N. Francis, G. Uppal, J. Deacon, S. Sankey, J. Manifold (Obs), J. Mackintosh (Obs), H. Watkins (Clerk) D. Whalley
  on line 25/03/2020N. Francis (Chair), L. Gunther, G. Uppal, J. Deacon, D. Whalley, S. Sankey, J. Manifold (Obs), J. Mackintosh (Obs), H. Watkins (Clerk) 
  on line 01/07/2020N. Francis (Chair), L. Gunther, G. Uppal, J. Deacon, D. Whalley, S. Sankey, J. Manifold (Obs), J. Mackintosh (Obs), H. Watkins (Clerk)

Full Governing Body Meetings 2018/2019

DateAttendeesApologies
    20/11/2018 J. Deacon (Chair), P. Harris, L. Gunther, N. Francis, N. Holland, D. Whalley, S. Murphy, K. Ramduth, S. Sankey, J. Mackintosh (Obs), J. Manifold (Obs), N. Wyman (Obs), H. Watkins (Obs), A. Noll (Clerk) 
    05/03/2019 J. Deacon (Chair), P. Harris, N. Holland, K. Ramduth, S. Sankey, J. Mackintosh (Obs), J. Manifold (Obs), N. Wyman (Obs), A. Noll (Clerk) 
    18/06/2019 J. Deacon (Chair), P. Harris, N. Holland, S. Sankey, B. Nash, N. Francis, L. Gunther, N. Wyman (Obs), G. Uppal (Obs), D. Makwasi (Obs), H. Watkins (Obs)J. Mackintosh, J. Manifold, D. Whalley

Leadership & Management Meetings 2018/2019

DateAttendeesApologies
15/10/2018P. Harris (Chair), N. Holland, J. Deacon, S. Sankey, D. Rickett, N. Wyman (Obs), H. Watkins (Clerk)S. Murphy
21/01/2019P. Harris (Chair), N. Holland, J. Deacon, M. Murphy, S. Sankey, D. Rickett, N. Wyman (Obs), H. Watkins (Clerk)None
12/04/2019P. Harris (Chair), N. Holland, J. Deacon, S. Sankey, D. Rickett, N. Wyman (Obs), H. Watkins (Clerk)S. Murphy
09/07/2019P. Harris (Chair), N. Holland, J. Deacon, S. Murphy, S. Sankey, D. Rickett, N. Wyman (Obs), H. Watkins (Clerk)None

Teaching & Standards Meetings 2018/2019

DateAttendeesApologies
14/11/2018L. Gunther (Chair), D. Whalley, N. Francis, S. Sankey, K. Ramduth, J. Macintosh (Obs), J. Manifold (Obs), H. Watkins (Clerk)J. Deacon, R. Mansell
10/04/2019N. Francis (acting Chair), D. Whalley, J. Deacon, S. Sankey, K. Ramduth, J. Mackintosh (Obs), J. Manifold (Obs), H. Watkins (Clerk)L. Gunther
03/07/2019L. Gunther (Chair), N. Francis, D. Whalley, J. Deacon, S. Sankey, J. Manifold (Obs), V. Cox (Obs), H. Watkins (Clerk)J. Mackintosh, K. Ramduth

Full Governing Body Meetings 2017/2018

 DateAttendees Apologies
21/11/2017 J.Deacon (Chair), P. Harris, L. Gunther, N. Francis, R. Mansell,  S. Murphy, D. Jones, S. Sankey, K. Smith, N. Wyman (obs),           J. Manifold (obs), J. Mackintosh (obs) A. Jackson (obs), E. Anderson (Clerk) D. Whalley, N. Holland
06/03/2018 J.Deacon (Chair), P. Harris, L. Gunther, N. Francis, R. Mansell,  N. Holland, D. Whalley, K. Smith, S. Sankey, J. Manifold (obs),   N. Wyman (obs), J. Mackintosh (obs), H. Watkins (obs), D. Palmer (Clerk)S. Murphy
19/06/2018J. Deacon (Chair), P. Harris, L. Guther, N. Francis, R. Mansell, H. Holland, S. Murphy, K. Ramduth, S. Sankey, J. Manifold (obs), J. Mackintosh (obs), N. Wyman (obs), A. Noll (Clerk)D. Whalley

Leadership & Management Meetings 2017/2018

DateAttendeesApologies
06/11/2017 P Harris (Chair), J. Deacon, D. Whalley, N Wyman,   D. Rickett, S. Murphy (Obs), H Watkins (Clerk)Mrs S Sankey, Mr D Jones
22/01/2018 P Harris (Chair), J. Deacon, N Holland, S Murphy, S Sankey, D Rickett, H Watkins (Clerk) Mrs N Wyman
23/04/2018 P Harris (Chair), J. Deacon, S. Murphy, S. Sankey, D. Rickett, N. Wyman, H. Watkins (Clerk) Mrs N Holland
09/07/2018N. Holland (acting Chair), J. Deacon, S. Murphy, D. Rickett, S. Sankey, N. Wyman (obs), H. Watkins (Clerk)Mr P Harris

Teaching & Standards Meetings 2017/2018

DateAttendeesApologies
15/11/2017 L. Gunther (Chair), J. Deacon, N. Francis, D. Whalley, J. Mackintosh (obs), J. Manifold (obs), H. Watkins (Clerk) S. Sankey, R. Mansell
10/05/2018 L. Gunther (Chair), J. Deacon, D. Whalley, J. Manifold (obs), S. Sankey, K. Smith, H. Watkins(Clerk) N.Francis, R. Mansell, J. Mackintosh
04/07/2018L. Gunther (Chair), J. Deacon, D. Whalley, K. Ramduth, N. Francis, J. Mackintosh, H. Watkins (Clerk)S. Sankey, J. Manifold, R. Mansell

Full Governing Body Meetings 2016/2017

 DateAttendees Apologies
22/11/2016J. Deacon (Chair); P. Fitzpatrick; J. Manifold; N. Francis; R. Mansell; L. Gunther; D. Ross; P. Harris; S. Sankey; N. Holland; D. Whalley; D. Jones; N. Wyman; J. Mackintosh: M. Smith (Clerk), Mrs Thompson (observer) None
7/3/2017 J. Deacon (Chair); P. Fitzpatrick; J. Manifold; N. Francis; R. Mansell; L. Gunther; D. Ross; P. Harris; S. Sankey; N. Holland; D. Whalley; D. Jones; N. Wyman; J. Mackintosh: J. Sizer (Clerk) None
20/6/2017 J. Deacon (Chair); P. Fitzpatrick; J. Manifold; N. Francis; R. Mansell; L. Gunther; D. Ross; P. Harris; S. Sankey; N. Holland; D. Whalley; D. Jones; N. Wyman; J. Mackintosh; J. Manifold None

Leadership & Management Meetings 2016/2017                      

Date Attendees Apologies
17/10/2016 P. Harris (Chair); J. Deacon; D. Jones; D. Whalley; S. Sankey, D. Rickett; D. Cossington (Clerk)N. Wyman
23/01/2017 P. Harris (Chair); J. Deacon; D. Jones; D. Whalley; S. Sankey, D. Rickett H.Watkins (Clerk) N. Wyman
24/4/2017 P. Harris (Chair); J. Deacon; D. Jones; D. Whalley; S. Sankey; D. Rickett T Marsh (Clerk) N. Wyman
1/7/2017 P. Harris (Chair); J. Deacon; D. Jones; S. Sankey; D. Rickett; N. Wyman H. Watkins (Clerk) D. Whalley

Teaching & Standards Meetings 2016/2017

 Date             Attendees                        Apologies
28/9/2016 L. Gunther (Chair); N. Francis; J. Manifold; P. Fitzpatrick; J. Mackintosh; J. Deacon; D. Ross; R. Mansell; S. Sankey; H. Watkins (Clerk) None
22/03/2017 L. Gunther (Chair); N. Francis; J. Manifold; P. Fitzpatrick; J. Deacon; D. Ross; S. Sankey; N. Holland; H. Watkins (Clerk) R. Mansell & J. Mackintosh
7/6/2017 L. Gunther (Chair); N. Francis; J. Manifold; P. Fitzpatrick; J. Deacon; D. Ross; J. Mackintosh; S. Sankey; N. Holland; H. Watkins (Clerk) R. Mansell
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