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Welcome from the Chair of Governors

On behalf of the Governors of the Walverden Primary School, I am pleased to welcome you to our website, and to thank you for your interest in our school.

We are proud to offer a caring family atmosphere placing an emphasis on the whole child. We want all our children to develop to their full potential academically and socially, so that they become responsible and caring adults in their later lives, we aim to achieve this in a happy and safe environment.

The role of the Governing Body is to work closely with the Headteacher and staff to provide the very best education that we can for the children of our school. We are there to make sure that school’s performance is evaluated and continuously improves, to provide the strategic direction for the school, to ensure legal obligations are met and that the school is in a position to meet the challenges it faces. Most of all we are there because we care for our school and want it to be the best it can for our children.

If you have any questions about the role of the Governing Body or any other matters you can contact me via the school office on 01282 614834.

I hope that your children enjoy their time at Walverden Primary School.

Farhan Khaliq


Our Governing Body
Our Governing Body consists of a wide range of people, from parents with children in school to members of the wider community. Our current membership is as follows:


Mr Farhan Khaliq (Chair) 
Ms Humma Ahmed (Headteacher) 
Miss Samantha Agar 
Mrs Rachel Bridges 
Mr Phillip Berry 
Mr Matthew Renshaw 
Mr Martyn Stone 
Mrs Zaitoon Bukhari 
Mr Riaz Bashir 

Mr Mohammad Osman 

Governors have specific roles within school and provide oversight in the following areas:

Mr F Khaliq (Child Protection/Safeguarding/E-Safety/Equalities & SEND)
Mr R Bashir (Pupil Premium and Link Governor)
Mrs Z Bukhari (Phase 1 - Yrs N, R, Yr1)
Mr F Khaliq (Phase 2 -Yrs 2,3,4)
Mr P Berry
(Phase 3 -Yrs 5,6)
Mr P Berry (Health and Safety)

Mr M Osman (Well-being Governor)

We have committees to deal with specific areas of responsibility such as finance, standards, personnel matters, and buildings. These committees are designed to help the Governing Body fulfil its functions and look at matters in detail. Our current committees are as follows;

  • Resources

  • Standards & Curriculum

  • Pay

  • Staff Discipline & Dismissal Appeals

  • Appraisal and Pay Appeals

  • Others i.e. complaints review/grievance/staffing review and dismissal

The Full Governing Body, Resources and Standards & Curriculum committees meet once a term and the other committees meet as required.

If you have further questions about how we operate or would like to know more about becoming a governor please see the links below or contact the Headteacher.

Instrument of Governance 

Governor Contact Form

If you would like to contact the Governing Body about a specific matter then please use the contact box below ensuring that you complete all of the relevant sections.