The Governing Body
Chair Of Governors – Keith Carrano
I am privileged to be the Chair of Governors at Houndsfield Primary School, preparing our young children for the challenges and opportunities of modern day society. I have been involved in school governance for 17 years starting at Highlands Secondary school in 2000. I am Chair of Governors for Garfield Primary school a position I have held for 4 years and Vice Chair of Highlands school for the last 13 years.
I was also very honoured to be awarded the title of Enfield Governor of the Year for 2015. As a Local Leaders of Governance Advocate, I am involved in supporting governing bodies across the borough and this gives me an invaluable insight into what works well elsewhere.
My message has always been the same – “It takes all of us to make a school successful” so a big thank you to everybody who plays a part in making Houndsfield the wonderful school it is especially our pupils, parents and carers and of course, all of our staff.
Kate Holland – Headteacher
I have great pride in my role as Headteacher of Houndsfield Primary School and am delighted to serve on the Governing Body. We are lucky to serve a diverse, vibrant and supportive community with children who are well-mannered, respectful and committed to their learning. Houndsfield continues to go from strength-to-strength with a dedicated team of staff and parents who promote a rights-based education, which ensures our children have the skills to prepare them for achievement in and beyond primary education.
As a former SENCo, I am committed to inclusion and this area of education is a particular passion of mine. I enjoy nurturing and fostering the many talents children have; academically, creatively and socially and strive to ensure opportunities within school to enable children to experience success in all of these areas.
I began my career at Churchfield Primary School in 2005 until 2013, when I took up my post as Deputy Headteacher at Houndsfield. I have enjoyed my Headship at Houndsfield so far and am extremely excited about leading the school into the future. I live locally and enjoy being part of the community, which I serve.
Dr Robert Wells – Staff Governor
As music teacher at Houndsfield I have a first-hand understanding of the context of the school, and am committed to its ongoing improvement. I believe that it is every child’s right, regardless of background or talents, to receive the best possible, and most rounded, primary education.
I have a wealth of experience in education. I have taught in prisons, FE, as well as in the non-formal sector. For 7 years I was professor and programme leader at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama where I led their education and outreach programmes. I remain active within higher education, and maintain professional connections across the arts and education.
Mrs Osawe Okaili – Parent Governor
I am an early years practitioner and a parent. I understand that children’s education is very important as they are the leaders of tomorrow.
I am happy to serve Houndsfield Primary School as a parent governor, representing all parents regardless of race, culture, gender, religion, ability or disability.
I endeavour to do my best to give my time and support to represent parents in the capacity of a parent Governor and to work with the team, with the aim of achieving success and outstanding recognition.
Ross Maloney – Co-opted Governor
Ross is Director of Operations for The Scout Association. Appointed in June 2015, he has responsibility for the services that support over 150k volunteers to deliver, grow and develop Scouting, ensuring that Scouting has an engaging, high quality programme where over 465k young people from all backgrounds are able to experience life changing adventure safely. He is also responsible for the Association’s work on digital transformation and portfolio, programme and project management. Ross has been a member of the Scout Movement since the age of eight and previously worked for the Association between 2002 and 2009 in a range of policy and operational roles.
Ross was formerly Chief Executive of Find a Future where he was responsible for the leadership of the national organisation’s activities which champion further education, skills and apprenticeships through programmes, competitions and events reaching thousands of young people annually. Prior to that Ross was the organisation’s Operations Director, a role in which he played a significant part in delivering the world’s largest vocational skills competition and careers event in London in October 2011.
Ross studied Information Management in Dundee and has previously been a Trustee of the national youth charity Ambition, a Governor at Passmores Academy and a Governor at South Thames College.
Philippa Rothenburg – Co-opted Governor
I have always had an interest in Education since graduating from York University with a degree in Biology and Education.
I have 3 children and 5 grandchildren and have been heavily involved in setting up and running Parents’ Associations within the schools of my children.
I have spent some 8/9 years as the secretary and later the manager for our Estate, which comprises of 750 flats and 250 houses. This involved the running of all the common parts, the management of contracts for roads pavements gardens and the interaction between the council their tenants and the owners of the other properties. This meant dealing with various problems and making sure that communication between all parties ran smoothly.
After this I have undertaken various committee work with local amenity societies and with a local school helping with those whose parents have run in to financial or hardship difficulties advising on the giving of bursaries.
I have a full and varied life enjoying theatre, Opera, skiing, tennis and of course my family.
I have the time to give to Houndsfield School by acting as a governor in these new and challenging times. I am outgoing, a lateral thinker and have, some would think of as an annoying though useful, habit of getting things done.
Mary Nagle – Vice Chair – Co-Opted Governor
I am delighted to be serving as a governor of this School.
I have been a primary school teacher since 1983 and have taught children in all age groups from Years 1 to 6. My first teaching post was in fact just half a mile from the School! I am now semi-retired but still have a passion for teaching and believe that all children deserve the right to a great education. I also believe that this should take place in a school where every child feels valued, happy and secure.
I have held many roles of responsibility within schools, and now look forward to the new challenge of being a governor and supporting Houndsfield as it continues to develop and move forward.
|Name||Title||Category||Date of Appointment/Termination||Appointed by:|
|Mr Keith Carrano||Chair of Governors||LA Governor||April 1st 2017||Local Authority|
|Ms Mary Nagle||Vice Chair of Governors||Co-Opted||April 1st 2017|
|Miss Kate Holland||Headteacher of Houndsfield||Headteacher||April 1st 2017|
|Mr Ross Maloney||Co-Opted||April 1st 2017|
|Ms Pippa Rothenberg||Co-Opted||April 1st 2017|
|Mr Osawe Okaili||Parent Governor||April 1st 2017|
|Mr Robert Wells||Music Teacher||Staff Governor||April 1st 2017|
Register of Pecuniary Interests
The Term of Office for each category is 4 years unless otherwise indicated below:
|Name of Governor||Interests/Inc Governorships of other schools||Relationship|
|Mr Keith Carrano||Chair of Governors, Garfield and Vice Chair of Governors at Highlands School||N/A|
|Ms Mary Nagle||Governor at t. Augustines Catholic School, Herts||Auntie to Laura Hewitt, Teacher and therefore known to Daniel Hewitt, Deputy Head, Laura's husband.|
|Miss Kate Holland||None||None|
|Ross Maloney||None||Personal friend of Laura and Daniel Hewitt|
|Mr Osawe Okali||None||None|
|Mr Robert Wells||None||None|