Governors

Anne gross governor

As Governors of Caterham High School, we are passionate about education and our local area. We are drawn from across the local community: two Governors are parents of current students at the school, elected by parents; one Governor is elected by the Caterham staff, and the Headteacher is also a Governor by right. The rest of us are people who have put ourselves forward because we want to help ensure the best possible opportunities for all young people. We are a good mix of people with different ages, backgrounds and ethnicities.

It is not our job to run the school - that is the task of the Headteacher and her senior team. Our role is to provide good governance by offering the support and challenge needed to ensure that the school is well run. We work on behalf of parents and carers, the wider community and - most importantly – the students.

The Governors meet regularly during the school year, whether in the Full Governing Body or its two main sub-Committees, one focussing on Standards (teaching, learning and pupil achievement) and one on Resources (management issues). In those meetings we challenge the school to explain what it is seeking to achieve - and then check whether it is succeeding. 

In everything we do, our aim is to ensure that Caterham provides an outstanding and inclusive learning environment in which all students realise their full potential.

The attachments on this page set out our full membership, our structure, our attendance record and how to contact us.

Ann Gross CB

Chair of Governors

  Name Start End
The Chair of Governors  Ms Ann Gross
Contact:
C/o Caterham High School
Caterham Avenue
Clayhall
Ilford
Essex IG5 0QW
   
Local Authority Governor Mrs Ann Gross CB 07/02/2019 06/02/2023
Co-Opted Governors Ms Saira Ahmed
Mr Muneeb Chowdhry  
Ms Rosemarie Coffey
Ms Aiysha Kazi Gati
Ms Karishma Navarane
Ms Rochael Nicholas
Ms Farah Tasneem
Ms Kelly Tran
Mr G Serasinghe
07/02/2019
08/08/2020
12/03/2020
06/06/2018
03/20/2021
07/02/2019
07/02/2019
28/02/2019
03/10/2021 
06/02/2023
09/08/2024
11/03/2024
05/06/2022
02/10/2025
06/02/2023
06/02/2023
27/02/2021
02/10/2025
Parent Governors Mr Pardeep Bhakar
Ms Vanessa Maunder
03/06/2019
10/12/2020
02/06/2023
09/12/2024
Staff Governor Ms A Machnicki 10/10/2019 09/10/2023
Associate Governor Councillor Vanisha Solanki 02/05/2019 01/05/2023
Head Teacher Governor Ms B Chapple    
The Clerk to the Governors Ms Janelle.Sizer
Contact:
C/o Caterham High School
Caterham Avenue
Clayhall
Ilford
Essex IG5 0QW
email: Janelle.Sizer@havering.gov.uk
   
Former Governors From the beginning of 2020, the Governing Body had three resignations, namely Ms Reeshma Sivadasan (co-opted Governor), Mr Amin Mirza (parent Governor) and Ms Jacqueline Mercer (co-opted Governor). They resigned in January, March and July respectively.  Mr Robert Mullis resigned at the end of his term in October 2021. Mr Peter Waller resigned in October 2021.

   
   

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