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The governing body is an important part of the school’s senior leadership. Governors work closely with the headteacher and school leaders to ensure they have a good understanding of the outstanding education provided for the children.

The governors are from different roles and experiences. This includes: current and past parents, the private sector, education sector and retired personnel. This range of experience supports an effective governing body.

Jane Kendall-Nicholas Governing Body Chair

"I have worked as a teacher in a varied range of settings, including working as a secondary school science teacher and an educator at an environmental centre. I currently work as a university tutor. I have three children and enjoyed being involved in their schools in different ways as they grew up. As a co-opted governor, I am delighted to have the opportunity to make a contribution to the work and success of Feltham Hill Infant and Nursery School.  I am on the curriculum committee".

Lynn Allen Vice Chair (Chair of Curriculum Committee)

“I am in my fifth year of being a Governor at Feltham Hill Infant and Nursery School.   I am now retired and I live in Feltham.  I worked for many years at Feltham Hill both in the office and in the classroom.  I became a governor because I wanted to continue my interest in the work the school was doing to improve the education and opportunities for all the children who attend.   I have not been disappointed and am very impressed with the high expectations staff have for all the children.  I really believe that every child who attends this school will be given the very best opportunity to equip them for later life.”

Jemma Chawla

"Appointed in November 2022 as a Parent Governor, I currently have two children at Feltham Hill Infant and Nursery School. My background is in administrative, operational and managerial roles within financial service settings. I now work within a primary school as part of their administrative team. I’m passionate about all children having a positive, caring and safe environment to learn and flourish in, enriching both their academic and vocational journeys."

Julia Bull

"After training as a teacher in Canada, I gained some teaching experience in South Korea before moving to England to teach English at the Secondary level. 


During this time, I progressed to Head of KS3 English, before moving on to be an English Specialist in an SEN school.  I have also recently worked as an Examiner for AQA.


I have currently taken a break from the classroom to look after my two young children – one of whom is attending Feltham Hill Infant and Nursery School.  


As a newly appointed governor, I hope that my experience and passion for learning will help to support the school and the children as they embark on their educational journeys."

Obby Alli-Balogun Vice Chair of Full Governing Body & Chair of Finance Committee

“I am a Technology Consultant with extensive experience working in multinationals with the ability to lead and manage Enterprise wide transformations spanning EMEA and the Americas. I combine strategic, commercial and innovative solutions with a record of digitally transforming and optimising businesses to deliver growth.

I believe every child is entitled to good quality education and the school is an avenue to shape future citizens which enables them to contribute positively to society. It is with that passion that I became a co -opted governor to ensure the best possible outcome for the pupils of Feltham Hill Infant and Nursery School.

Outside of work, I enjoy taking part in fast flat race (although I tell myself at the middle of every race to never do it again), watching movies and relaxing with family.”

Sara Abbasi

"I am currently working in the financial services sector within the field of corporate governance. I am very passionate about education and have previously worked with children in schools in the UK, Germany, South Africa and India."

"I was appointed as school governor at FHI at the start of 2021 and I sit on the curriculum committee. The school is very close to my home, so I've had the opportunity to see the teachers hard at work and the pupils continuing their 'busy learning' in the playground throughout the pandemic from my bedroom window! I am both grateful and excited that I am able to contribute in a small way to FHI's continued growth and development as a governor."

Simon Roake

"I am a class teacher at the school, currently working in the nursery and with previous experience in Reception and Year 2 at Feltham Hill. I am also responsible for the computing curriculum and maintaining the school website alongside other members of staff. Outside of school I am an avid reader with a passion for books and sharing them with others"

Tracey Tilling

I am a newly elected Governor at Feltham Hill Infant and Nursery School.  I have recently retired after being in local government for many years, where I worked as the Head of Business Support for social services, including children’s services.

I have found my recent visits to the school inspiring. It is clear to see the dedication of the staff throughout the school and it is a pleasure to see the children fully participating in the learning experience. I am so pleased to have the opportunity to be involved with this school.

Historical Governors

Dinah Shoults (Appointed: 7th July 2021, Resigned: 28th January 2022) Local Authority Governor

Vicki Ellis (Appointed: 23rd March 2020 , Resigned: 13th May 2022) Co-Opted Governor

James Robertson (Appointed 29th November 2018: , Resigned: 26th September 2022) Co-Opted Governor

Dan Howell (Appointed: 3rd November 2021, Resigned: 1st November 2022) Governing Body Chair, Parent Governor

Elona Bicaj (Appointed: 4th September 2018, Resigned: 21st November 2022) Parent Governor

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