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Mora: Chair of Governors Statement

Although we all know that education improves our chances in life - helping us make better decisions, and giving us qualifications for the world of work - a good education β€‹is also the key that opens the door of a rich and fulfilled life, lived for the wonderful and varied experiences it can provide. The more we learn, the more we want to learn, and curiosity is the engine that propels humanity forward.


Mora’s governors are committed to ensuring that every child at the school is given every chance to learn and develop in a safe, happy and nurturing environment. And this learning goes beyond the obvious curriculum – although we place great importance on this, as well as on progress and achievement throughout that curriculum – it extends into how children behave; how they respect others; how they understand the world around them, and its many challenges.


At our meetings – as well as on a regular basis – we examine in detail the progress and achievement of all groups of children; we look at how the teaching standards are set and maintained, how staff are managed, and how the school is kept safe for children and staff alike; we also examine the ways in which the school spends its budget, and how that might best be allocated to get the best out of the school’s activities. The governing body consists of not only parents but staff representatives and representatives from the Local Authority and outside the school community.


Mora has now been judged a Good school by Ofsted twice in a row. The governors are committed to supporting the staff in not only maintaining this status, but in aiming towards being judged Outstanding.


Barry Creasy

Chair of Governors

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

Polly Baylis, Headteacher

Barry Creasy, Co-opted Governor, Chair of Governors

Sue Lowidt, Co-opted Governor

Basma Yaslem, Parent Governor

Jessica Feldman, Parent Governor

Alex Haslam, Co-Opted Governor

Alex Saklow, Parent Governor

Craig Rajgopaul, Co-opted Governor

Kate Bass, Staff Governor and Deputy Headteacher


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

Nihal Haria-Shah- Co-opted Governor 20/03/2019

Ruth Samways- Staff Governor 09/09/2019

David Mason - Parent Governor, Vice Chair of Governors 04/01/2020



Dates of 2020/2021 Governors' Meetings


Autumn Term 2020 -Staffing and Pay Committee -Monday 14th September, 6.00pm 

                                      Finance and Buildings Committee- Tuesday 29th September, 8.00am

                                      Achievement and Standards Committee- Thursday 15th October 6.00pm

                                      Full Governors Meeting- Wednesday 18th November, 6.00pm


Spring Term 2021 -    Finance and Buildings Committee- Tuesday 9th February, 8.00am

                                      Staffing and Pay Committee - Monday 22  February, 6.00pm 

                                      Achievement and Standards Committee- Thursday 4th March 6.00pm

                                      Full Governors Meeting- Monday 15th March, 6.00pm


Summer Term 2021 - Staffing and Pay Committee -Tuesday 4th May, 6.00pm 

                                      Finance and Buildings Committee- Tuesday 11th May , 8.00am

                                      Achievement and Standards Committee- Thursday 27th May,  6.00pm

                                      Full Governors Meeting- Wednesday 23rd  June, 6.00pm

Governor Attendance Information 2019/2020