We are proud of our team of dedicated professionals who work tirelessly to support us in achieving our goals.  The Rosedale Hewens Academy Trust as sponsor, is responsible for a number of schools and colleges, including Hewens Primary School.  As part of its remit, the Trust continues to drive up standards, being fully committed to the further development of its provision for its stakeholders.   The Hewens Primary Local Advisory (Governing) Body (LAB) is therefore required to meet formally each term before reporting to the Academy Board as part of Governance Day, involving the Members and Directors. 

The LAB consists of community (co-opted) members, parents, guardians, carers and staff.  The skills sets, expertise and commitment of each individual are fundamental, as the LAB is critical to the work of Hewens Primary School and overall governance arrangements of the Trust.   Accordingly, the Hewens Primary LAB is made up as follows:

Maureen Atkinson, Chair [Email:]

Zainab Jamil, Parent

Debra Smith, Community

Fatima Zaidi, Parent

Thumbnail MATKINSON web-1 Maureen Atkinson

As a retired primary school headteacher with NPQH and 35 years’ experience teaching in the Early Years to KS2 age range, Maureen Atkinson has taught in a number of locations around the country and abroad.  Maureen has a great deal of practical knowledge in respect of the London Borough of Hillingdon, being familiar with the local area.  As a part-time test administrator for the National Federation for Educational Research (NFER) and a member of the National Governors Association (NGA), she has a particular interest in teaching and learning, assessment and monitoring together with data analysis.

[01.09.14 to 01.09.19] (No pecuniary interest declared)

 Thumbnail ZJAMIL web-1 Zainab Jamil

As a parent of three children, Zainab Jamil is well placed to give constructive appraisal of the progress Hewens is making and actively participate in shaping the future of the School through her contribution to the Local Advisory Body.  Having gained a great deal of experience through governance of another local primary school, Zen believes it is the role of the school in partnership with parents to provide positive opportunities and experiences for all children.  She relishes the opportunity to share and develop Hewens Primary further and help it reach new heights and fulfil the aspirations of every child, present and future so they can flourish.  

[31.10.17 to 31.10.21] (No pecuniary interest declared)

THUMBNAIL DSMITH web-1 Debra Smith

Debra Smith has been associated with the Trust in various capacities since September 2008. Her experience together with an MA in Integrated Provision for Children and Families, makes her well placed to discharge her role as Director of Early Years and Family Services.  With day nursery management experience and strategic lead at a local primary school where she set up stand-alone, self-financing pre-school provision, Debbie has been active in the local community, championing the cause of families bringing up children in challenging circumstances.  As a governor, she continues to be a great advocate for high quality Early Years provision.  

[23.05.16 to 23.05.21] (Disclosure of pecuniary interest - Little Marvels Nursery Services Limited (Early Years) - Professional interest only, declared 15th November 2016)

Fatima Zaidi Fatima Zaidi

Mrs Zaidi has two children at Hewens Primary.  She is passionate about every child achieving to the best of their ability.  As an advocate of sharing ideas, she is keen to analyse data, use resources and skills in order to see impact.  With a wealth of experience through working with children, Mrs Zaidi is committed to supporting the School in a Parent Governor capacity. 

[31.10.17 to 31.10.21] (No pecuniary interest declared)

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