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:]

Mandeep Bains, Parent

Jane Ellis, Executive Headteacher

Christopher Luff, Parent

Debra Smith, Community

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]

 Mandeep Bains-1 Mandeep Bains

With three children at Hewens Primary, Mandeep Bains is passionate that the learning and development environment provided should encourage and enable children to flourish and achieve greatness. As governor, she actively supports this. With skills and experience from a legal and project management background, this assists with scrutiny and challenge of policies, results, processes and methods, to determine improvements for successful and progressive educational delivery. Eager to support the leadership team and speak up for what is important, Mandeep is committed to ensuring Hewens is a school to be proud of.  

[08.02.16 to 08.02.21] 

Thumbnail JELLIS web-1 Jane Ellis

Jane Ellis is an accomplished school leader with rich and varied experience, spanning both the primary and secondary phases of education.  Through her former links as a Mathematics Adviser within the School Improvement Service, she is actively involved in the work of the Local Authority at many levels. Since achieving the National Professional Qualification for Headteachers, she continues to be associated with the training, coaching and mentoring of future leaders.  Her career profile means that she is well placed to lead the primary phase on behalf of the Academy Trust through her executive role.

[01.09.13 to 01.09.23]

Thumbnail CLUFF-1 Christopher Luff

With two children already in attending the School, Christopher Luff is an advocate for the progressive and modern teaching approach at Hewens.  He has high expectations which have been exceeded in every facet of education to date.  As parent governor, he is confident of the teaching staff and welcomes the opportunity to work with staff as the school continues to grow.  Recognising the ever-changing educational landscape, Chris is prepared to give his time, energy and expertise to protect what is important and to help achieve the best possible outcomes for our children, school and the community.  

[08.02.16 to 08.02.21]

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]

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