Meet the Governors



The role of the school governor is demanding but very rewarding and is a good way to give back to your local community. School governing bodies are responsible for working with the school to ensure that it delivers a good quality education. Together with the headteacher, who is responsible for day-to-day management, they set the school’s aims and policies.

We do hope you enjoy browsing through and learning more about the work of the Governors.

Since the school joined Transform Trust in September 2018, we have gone through a transformation in terms of how we govern at Zaytouna. We have restructured our meetings allowing us to focus on continuous school improvement so that we can help secure the best possible outcomes for our children in terms of their achievements and attainment. We want to ensure that we provide quality first teaching and that our staff team are supported and invested in to ensure that our children experience quality teaching and learning that stretches, engages and nurtures learning. We want children to have the best time and to have fun so that learning becomes a natural part of their lives.

Our 5-year ambition, starting in 2019, is to become a ‘school of excellence’ school. To do this, we need to have a strategic plan with clear annual milestones plotting our every step. The first of which is to ensure that we embed high expectations and aspirations and that our children at least reach national expectations in terms of their attainment. We can only do this with quality first teaching in every lesson along with support from children and our parent/carer community to continue the learning at home.

Our part in achieving our ambition is to ensure that the School’s leadership is fit for purpose and that we have the right school priorities. We want out school community to share our ambition and have a say in the development of these priorities. As a Governing Board, we will monitor regularly the progress of the school on its performance and we will hole the leadership team to account for this performance. We will ensure that school resources are allocated appropriately that support school priorities and, by working together, we hope that you will share in our ambition.

Arshed Ahmed, Chair of Governors, Zaytouna Primary School.

Arshed Ahmed
Chair of Governors and Safeguarding Governor
Aftab Gulzar
Chair of Resources Committee
Jon Fordham
Parent Governor
Falah Amawi
Parent Governor
M Islam Ejaz
Parent Governor
Amy Turner
Burhaan Khandia
Head of Islamic Studies
Sheila Laithwaite
Jill Wilkinson

Oh mankind, we have created you all male and female and have made you nations and tribes so that you would recognise each other. The honourable among you in the sight of God is the most pious of you. God is all-knowing and all-aware.

Al-Quran, (49.13)


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