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On the 1st June 2018, the CPD Federation was formally established and our new governing body came into effect.  The governing body is made up of elected staff and parent governors, a local authority governor and co-opted governors.  Our governing body will meet formally each half term, with attendance information being updated on this page regularly.  The governors will also come into both schools at various points in the year to work with various staff members, the children and parents.

Please see the CPD Federation website here for further details about our governance.


What do Governors do? - The purpose of governance is to:

... provide confident, strategic leadership and to create robust accountability, oversight and assurance for educational and financial performance.

The 3 core functions of the governing board are:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the performance management of staff
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent

How can I speak to a Governor? 

If you would like to speak to a governor, please come in (or call) the school office to leave your contact details.  We will then pass these on to the governing board..  

The Chair of Governors can also be contacted in this way.

Governing Body Structure - The CPD Federation Governing Body consists of 12 members - our Executive Headteacher, two parent governors (one from each school), one staff governor, one local authority governor and seven co-opted governors.

Name Category of Governor Term of office ends    
Darren Williams Executive Headteacher Member Profile  
Ghazala Akram Co-Opted/Chair 12.10.25 Profile Health & Safety
Anita Waring Co-Opted/Vice Chair 12.10.25 Profile Audit & Finance
Irfaan Ibne  Co-Opted 12.10.25 Profile Wellbeing and Mental Health
Cllr Carleene Lee-Phakoe LA Appointed 12.10.25 Profile Inclusion & SEND
Fiona Shahik Umar Parent Governor 30.09.25 Profile RE
Gilbertine Tchouka Parent Governor 30.09.25 Profile Safeguarding 
Steven Morrisey Co-Opted 12.10.25 Profile Looked After Children
Vijith Vijay Co-Opted 30.09.25 Profile Performance Data, Pupil Premium, Parental Engagement & Community 
Julia Sund  Co-Opted 6 Dec 27    
Iva Stoycheva Co-Opted 6 Dec 27    
Sherwyn Cupido-Weaich Staff Governor 28.1.28    


LAF - What is the Local Advisory Forum (LAF)?

The Local Advisory Forum is a dedicated group of individuals who come together to:

- Provide input and perspectives on the direction of the school.

- Collaborate on decisions related to school improvement.

- Act as a bridge between the school and our community.

- Review and discuss the progress made against the school plan and self-evaluation.

Our LAF members are:

  • Sibel Mehmet (parent) 
  •    Yvonne Ackuaku (parent) 
  •    Fr Lee Taylor (community & Deputy Chair) 
  •    Catherine Dainkeh (community) 
  •    Ejiro Okorodudu (community & Chair)
  •    Susan Clements (staff)
  •    Shenelle Markland (staff)
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