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The Governors are appointed to make strategic decisions about the direction the school will take. They discuss what is taught, agree targets and monitor how well the school and its pupils are doing.

They meet once a term as a full Governing Body. Each governor also belongs to a committee e.g. the finance committee. There are also some individual governors who take on a curriculum responsibility e.g. special educational needs or literacy.

Being a parent governor is one way that you can show your support of the school. Parent governors are elected so that they bring a parent’s view to the Governing Body. Parents are notified of vacancies through a letter and anyone who has a child in the school may stand for election. If you are elected you stand for four years.

Chair of the Governing Body

I would like to introduce myself as the new Chair of Governors of Canon Barnett Primary School.

I have been a governor of the school for over 20 years and I'm now delighted to take on the role of the Chair. 

I have worked at Mulberry Academy Shoreditch as their Network (IT) Manger since 2018.  I have always worked within the IT sector and in Education since 2008.

I attended Canon Barnett Primary school as a child and now my younger son attends the school.  I currently live in Ilford with my wife and two boys, having lived near the school until 2003.

- Anowar Hussain

"Governors know the school well and they contribute effectively to school improvement. They review the work of the school carefully and hold leaders fully to account for all aspects of the school’s work. Governors have helped establish a culture in which attention is given to the academic development of pupils and to their personal development, so that pupils leave the school as well-rounded individuals."

- Ofsted, March 2018

Governing Body


Committee Membership

Tenure Expiry

Register of interests

Anowar Hussain – Co-opted


School Improvement (Chair)



Safeguarding Lead


Working for The Mulberry Trust

Phil Fitz-Gerald – Co-opted





Tania Lester - Co-opted

Resources (Chair)

Pay (Chair)


Lead for joining the Mulberry Academy Trust

Sarah Jane Bellerby - Headteacher




Laurens Pattiasina – Staff




Peter Dyer - Associate




Ashraf Zaman - Parent Special Educational Needs 24/02/2025  
Paul Wilson - Co-opted Health and Safety 08/03/2025  
Amina Rashid - Parent Resources 24/11/2025  
Shamina Miah - Parent School Improvement 24/11/2025  


Meeting Attendance Report 2021 - 2022

Meeting Attendance Report 2020 - 2021


Governors Code of Conduct

"Learning activities meet pupils' needs and interests and provides them with appropriate challenge, including for the most able pupils."

- Ofsted, March 2018