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Meet the Governors


A message from the Chair of Governors


I have been on the Governing Body at Mora for nearly twenty years, and before becoming Chair in 2014, I was Vice Chair for nearly ten years. Although I have never had first-hand experience as a teacher, I come from a teaching family, and I spent 19 years of my full-time working life as an educational researcher, working for the Government's Qualifications and Curriculum Authority. I believe a good education is what gives all of us the best possible chances in life.

Although we all know that education improves our chances in life- helping us make better decisions, and get better jobs- I believe that a good education is the key that opens the door of a rich and fulfilled life, lived simply for the wonderful and varied experiences it can provide. When we understand more about our world, we can take more delight in experiencing it; the more we read, the more worlds are open to our imagination, and the more our own ways of thinking change and broaden; when we learn more about other people and other cultures, the more we can share the experiences of other people around us. In short, the more we learn, the more we want to learn, and curiosity is the engine that propels humanity forward. I have been fortunate to have had a good education myself, and I see it as not only my pleasure, but my duty, to help today's children achieve the same thing.


Mr Barry Creasy

The Governing Body at Mora consists of:

  • Four parent Governors
  • One LA Governor
  • One Staff Governor
  • One Headteacher
  • Five co-opted Governors

We currently have the following vacancies:

  • One LA Governor



Below is the membership details of Mora's Governing Body


Barry Creasy- Chair of Governing Body, Safeguarding and PPG Governor, Co-opted Governor

Polly Baylis- Headteacher

Sue Lowidt- Chair of Staffing and Pay Committee, Inclusion/SEND Governor, Co-opted Governor

Kate Bass- Deputy Headteacher/Co-opted Governor

David Mason- Vice Chair of Governing Body,  Chair of Finance and Buildings Committee, Health and Safety Governor, Parent Governor

Basma Yaslem- Parent Governor

Ruth Samways- Staff Governor

Jessica Feldman- Vice Chair of Governing Body, Parent Governor

Alex Haslam- Co-opted Governor

Nihal Haria-Shah- Co-opted Governor

Recent resignations

Fiona Ryan- Staff Governor 6/7/16

Emma Beal- Co-opted Governor 6/7/16

Tatyana Gavrilova- Parent Governor 1/11/16

Maryam Azimi- Parent Governor 20/02/17

Michael Blake- Co-opted Governor 22/9/17

Fatima Khan- LA Governor 4/10/2017

Sarah Dent- Parent Governor 4/05/18

Siobhan Perth - Co-opted Governor 12/18


Governor details, Register of Interests, Attendance information and dates of 2017/2018 meetings