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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?

At Dersingham, the elected parent governor is Mrs Sahida Hussain.  Parent governors are elected to be a representative of the parental body of the school.  

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 Sahida.  

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    
Mr Darren Williams Executive Headteacher Member Profile  
Mr Ashuk Hussain JP MBE Co-Opted 12.10.25 Profile Governor Performance Management
Mrs Ghazala Raja Co-Opted/Vice Chair 12.10.25 Profile Health & Safety
Miss Anita Waring Co-Opted 12.10.25 Profile Audit & Finance
  Mr David Bond Co-Opted/Chair 12.10.25 Profile Governance & Training
  Mr Irfaan Ibne  Co-Opted 12.10.25 Profile Wellbeing and Mental Health
  Katie Kendrick Co-opted  12.10.25 Profile Performance Data, Pupil Premium & Curriculum
  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 Staff Governor 30.09.25 Profile Performance Data, Pupil Premium, Parental Engagement & Community 


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