About the Governing Board

Our Governing Board has a range of duties and powers and a general responsibility for the conduct of the schools, with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement. Its responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • setting targets for pupil achievement
  • managing the schools' finances
  • making sure the curriculum is balanced and broadly based
  • appointing staff
  • reviewing staff performance and pay.

At the Learning Quarter Partnership, the role of the Governing Board is to work closely with the Executive Headteacher, Headteachers and staff to provide the very best education, environment and care for our school community. As a group, we make decisions concerning staffing, curriculum, premises, pupil safeguarding, and finance.

The Governing Board is made up of representatives of the local authority, parents, staff and members of the local community. Some governors are linked to a specific aspect of LQP life, including safeguarding, Children Looked-After, Health and Safety, Attendance, SEND, and Equalities. 

We make visits to the school which enable us to monitor, observe and support these areas for continuous improvement and we meet once a term to discuss these parts of school life in the appropriate subcommittee:

  • Teaching and Standards (key responsibilities include: curriculum, acheivement, teaching, learning and assessment, accountability for spending of pupil premium and catch-up grants);
  • Finance and Operations (key responsibilities include: finances, human resources, health & safety, premises & facilities);

We also meet as a whole group at the Full Governing Board meeting once a term to look at current data and reports, using the information to support the school and develop plans for the future.

Please find below details of the composition of our Governing Board, including term dates, members' attendance and any relevant business or pecuniary interests. Please contact the Hugh Myddelton School Office on 020 7278 6075 for further information, or write to Claire Ballak, Chair of the Governing Board, The Learning Quarter Partnership, c/o Hugh Myddelton Primary School, Myddelton Street, London EC1R 1YJ.


Details of Commitee MembershipGovernors Meeting Attendance 2022-2023Governors Meeting Attendance 2021-2022

Governors Meeting Dates 

Date Start End Committee Meeting
Thu 8 Sep 2022 16:00 17:30 The Learning Quarter Partnership Governor Strategy sessions (part 2) 
Wed 21 Sep 2022 17:00 19:00 The Learning Quarter Partnership LQP Governing Board meeting
Thu 29 Sep 2022 13:00 14:00 Pay Committee Pay Committee meeting
Tue 18 Oct 2022 13:00 15:00 Finance & Operations Committee Finance & Operations Committee
Wed 23 Nov 2022 17:00 18:25 Governing Board Governing Board meeting 
Wed 30 Nov 2022 08:00 09:10 Teaching & Standards Committee Teaching & Standards Committee 
Wed 1 Feb 2023 08:00 10:00 Finance & Operations Committee Finance & Operations Committee
Wed 22 Mar 2023 17:00 19:00 Governing Board FGB

Composition of our Governing Board

Name (Appointed by)

Key Roles

Date of Appointment.

End of Term

Declaration of Business or Pecuniary Interests

Claire Ballak

(Co-opted - Governing Board)

Chair of the Governing Body

Member - Finance and Operations; Discipline, Complaints & Appeals Committees


9 May 23

8 May 27


Safiyo Bihi

(Parent Governor- Winton)

  1 Mar 23 28 Feb 27 None

Rachael Black

(Associate - Governing Board)

Vice Chair of the Governing Body

Lead Governor - Safeguarding, CLA & Attendance 

Member - Teaching & Standards; Discipline, Complaints & Appeals Committees

2 Feb 21

1 Feb 25


Anusri Brahma


(Co-opted - Governing Board)

Link Governor Health and Safety


Member - Finance and Operations

24 Mar 21 23 Mar 25 None

Tony McMahon


Head Teacher - Winton

Member - Teaching & Standards; Equalities, Engagement & Enrichment Committees




Robert Casey

(Co-opted - Governing Board)

Chair - Finance & Operations Committee

Member - Pay; Discipline, Complaints & Appeals Committee


Link governor- Environment

2 Sep 19

1 Sep 23

Trustee of the Water Conservation Trust, coordinating schools' programme.

Ben Copsey

(Co-opted - Governing Board)

Member - Teaching and Standards, Complaints & Appeals Committees


Link governor- curriculum

24 Nov 21

23 Nov 25

Works for City University, which runs a tutoring and community engagement programme for schools (including Hugh Myddelton and Winton).

Daniel Dombey


(Co-opted - Governing Board)

Member - Finance and Operations Committee 19 Apr 23 18 Apr 27 None

Sarah Gill


Head Teacher - Hugh Myddelton

Member - Teaching & Standards; Finance and Operations; Equalities, Engagement & Enrichment Committees




Asana Glass

(Parent governor- Hugh Myddelton)

Link governor- equalities

20 Jan 23 19 Jan 27 None

Jaqueline Harris Baker

(Co-opted - Governing Board)

Member - Teaching & Standards Committee


Link Governor- Curriculum

23 Nov 22 23 Nov 26 None
Jennifer Marfo

(Elected - Staff)
Member - Teaching & Standards; Equalities, Engagement & Enrichment Committees 10 Dec 23 10 Dec 26 None

Toby North

(Co-opted - Governing Body)

Chair of  Teaching & Standards; Discipline, Complaints & Appeals Committees

Lead Governor - SEN-D

2 Sep 19

1 Sep 23


Nathalie Parker                  


Executive Head Teacher

Member - Finance & Operations; Teaching & Standards; Equalities, Engagement & Enrichment Committees




Joti Penrose-Stevens

(Co-opted - Governing Body)

Member - Teaching & Standards; Equalities, Engagement and Enrichment Committees

Discipline, Complaints & Appeals Committee


2 Sep 19

1 Sep 23


Steve Vickery Clerk to the Governing Body n/a n/a