The Governing Body

A Message from Paul Mules, Chair of Governors 
 
Hello and welcome to the Governing Board area of our school website.  Here you will find lots of information about our Governors, who we are and the role we play at Nightingale.  As a board, we work hard to support the work of the school and to set a strategic vision that will allow every child to achieve their full potential.  We work alongside the Headteacher and Senior Team to ensure that the school uses resources effectively, for example through our oversite of the school's finances.  Through frequent visits where we meet with both staff and children, we hold the school to account for academic standards, as well as ensuring that all children are kept safe and are happy.  
 
If you are interested in joining our Board, please keep an eye on the 'Governor Vacancies' area below where any available positions will be advertised.  Minutes of all of our meetings can be requested from the Main Office at Nightingale, or by e-mailing office@nightingale.hackney.sch.uk
 
Best wishes, 
 
Paul Mules
Chair of Governors
Every Maintained Local Authority school has a board of governors who are chosen by different means, as vacancies arise. Nightingale has 11 Governors, made up as follows:
 
  • 2 Parent Governors- elected by parents
  • 1 LEA Governor - put forward by the Local Education Authority
  • 1 Staff Governor- elected by the staff
  • 7 Co-Opted Governors - people from the local community and businesses with links to the school, who are invited to be Governors
  • 1 Headteacher - automatically a member of the Governing Body

Governors normally serve for a term of four years. The Chair and Vice Chair of the Governing Body are elected at the first meeting of the school year, and normally serve for at least one year in these posts.

Nightingale Governing Board 2021-22

Headteacher - Abigail Hopper

Parent Governors - Eboni Ferguson (+1 Vacancy)

Staff Governor - Gulcan Several 

Co-Opted Governors - Paul Mules (Chair), Igor Rogovoy (Vice Chair), Azmina Siddique, Xavier Roeseler, Igor Rogovoy, Elena Filikova,  David Howells, Nic Laurent.  

LA Governor - Current Vacancy 

Role of the Governors

 

Governors are required to monitor and be accountable for any area of activity which affects the school. The role is often described as that of a ‘critical friend’. Governors review and contribute to school policy and practice, and contribute to the writing of the School Evaluation Form and the School Development Plan. They are involved in decision-making issues such as: standards of achievement; curriculum development; spending; personnel; admissions; bullying; inspection; and provision for children with special needs.

 Structure and Committees

Committees are established within the Governing Body to take responsibility for particular management areas. Individual Governors normally serve on two or more committees, according to their skills, expertise or interest.

 

The Nightingale Full Governing Board meets once every term.  There are two sub-committees; Finance and Headteacher's Performance Management.  The details of these can be found below: 

Finance Sub-Committee

Chair - Elena Filikova

Vice-Chair - Igor Rogovoy

Meeting Frequency: Half-Termly 

 

Headteacher's Performance Management Committee

Chair - Paul Mules

Vice Chair - Igor Rogovoy 

Meeting Frequency: Bi-annual

 

 

 Nightingale Governing Board 21-22

Name of governor

Type of governor

Appointing body

Term

Paul Mules

Co-Opted

Chair of Governing Board

Full Voting Rights

Governing Body

24/04/2019 – 23/04/2023

Igor Rogovoy

Co-Opted

Vice-Chair

Full Voting Rights

Governing Body

25/11/2019 – 24/11/2023

Elena Filekova

Co-Opted

Finance Chair

Full Voting Rights

Governing Body

28/04/2021 – 27/04/2025

Abigail Hopper

Headteacher

Full Voting Rights

Governing Body

01/09/2016

David Howells

Co-Opted

SEND Link

Full Voting Rights

Governing Body

09/10/2019 – 08/10/2023

Mousamed Farida Ahmed

Parent

Full Voting Rights

Parents

01/02/2022 – 12/05/2022

Anna-joy Rickard

LA Governor

Full Voting Rights

Local Authority

02/02/2018 – 01/02/2022

Eboni Ferguson

Parent

SEND Link

Full Voting Rights

Parents

12/02/2020 - 11/02/2024

Xavier Roeseler

Co-Opted

Teaching & Learning

Headteacher’s Performance

Full Voting Rights

Governing Body

12/02/2020 – 11/02/2024

Nicholas Laurent

Co-Opted

Premises

Teaching & Learning

Full Voting Rights

Governing Body

24/04/2019 – 23/04/2023

Azmina Siddiqui

Co-Opted

Safeguarding

Full Voting Rights

Governing Body

10/02/2021 – 09/02/2025

Gulcan Several

Staff

Full Voting Rights

Staff

10/10/2018 – 09/10/2022

Chandrika Sashidharan

Associate

No Voting Right

 

01/09/2015

Adam Steele

Associate

No Voting Right

 

01/09/2015

Veronica Benjamin

Associate

No Voting Right 

 

01/09/2015

  Attendance at Full Governing Body Meetings 2020/2021

 

 

Name

7/10/20

10/2/21

28/4/21

30/6/21

Paul Mules

(Chair)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Igor Rogovoy

(Vice Chair)

Yes

Apologies

Yes

Apologies

Abigail Hopper

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Nadia Ali

Yes

Yes

Stepped Down

Stepped Down

Eboni Ferguson

Apologies

Apologies

Yes

Yes

David Howells

Yes

Yes

Yes

Absent

Daniel Joseph

Yes

Apologies

Yes

Stepped Down

Nic Laurent

Arrived 7.30pm

Yes

Yes

Yes

Paula Hayward

Apologies

Yes

Stepped Down

Stepped Down

Anna-Joy Rickard

Yes

Apologies

Apologies

Apologies (Maternity)

Xavier Roeseler

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Gulcan Several

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Veronica Benjamin

(Associate Governor, No Voting Rights)

Yes

Attendance Not Required

Yes

Attendance Not Required

Chandrika Sashidharan

(Associate Governor, No Voting Rights)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Adam Steele

(Associate Governor, No Voting Rights)

Attendance Not Required

Attendance Not Required

Attendance Not Required

Yes

Azmina Siddique

Observer

Yes

Yes

Yes

Elena Filikova

Not Yet Appointed

Not Yet Appointed

Not Yet Appointed

Yes

 

Attendance At Finance Committee Meetings 2020/2021

 

Name

30/9/2020

27/1/2021

24/3/2021

7/7/2021

Paul Mules

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Igor Rogovoy

(Chair)

Yes

Yes

Yes Until 19.35

Yes From 19.10

Nic Laurent

Apologies

Apologies

Yes

Yes From 18.40

Paula Hayward

Yes

Yes

Stepped Down

Stepped Down

Abigail Hopper

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Chandrika Sashidharan

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Elena Filikova

Not Yet Appointed

Not Yet Appointed

Observing

Yes

 

Attendance at Full Governing Board Meetings 2021-22
 

Name

13/10/21

9/2/22

27/4/22

18/5/22

6/7/22

Paul Mules

(Chair)

Yes

Yes

 

Yes

 

 

Igor Rogovoy

(Vice Chair)

Yes

Yes

Apologies

 

 

Abigail Hopper

Yes

Yes

Apologies

 

 

Eboni Ferguson

Yes

Yes

Apologies

 

 

David Howells

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

 

Mousammed Farida Ahmed

N/A

Yes

Apologies

Resigned

N/A

Nic Laurent

Yes

Yes from 18:49

Apologies

 

 

Anna-Joy Rickard

Apologies (Maternity)

Resigned

N/A

N/A

N/A

Azmina Siddique

Yes

Yes

Apologies

 

 

Elena Filikova

Yes

Yes

Yes from 18:43

 

 

Xavier Roeseler

Yes from 18:38

Yes

Yes

 

 

Gulcan Several

Apologies

Yes

Yes

 

 

Veronica Benjamin

(Associate Governor, No Voting Rights)

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

 

Chandrika Sashidharan

(Associate Governor, No Voting Rights)

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

 

Adam Steele

(Associate Governor, No Voting Rights)

Yes

Not Required at Meeting

Not Required at Meeting

 

 

 

Attendance at Finance Committee Meetings 2021-22
 

Name

22/9/2021

19/1/2022

30/3/2021

22/6/2021

Elena Filikova

(Chair)

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

Igor Rogovoy

(Vice Chair)

Yes

Yes

Apologies

 

Paul Mules

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

Nic Laurent

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

Abigail Hopper

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

The Pecuniary Interests of our Governing Board members are updated regularly.  The table below shows our Current Register of Pecuniary Interests (as at 12/5/2022). 
 

Name of Governor

Type of Governor

Appointing body

Term

Relevant Business Interests

Links to other Educational Establishments

Personal Relationships with School Staff or other Governors

Date Interest Declared

Paul Mules

Chair

Governing Body

24/04/2019 – 23/04/2023

Deutsche Bank AG London

No

No

22/09/2021

Igor Rogovoy

Vice-Chair

Governing Body

25/11/2019 – 24/11/2023

Linklaters LLP

No

No

23/09/2021

Elena Filekova

Finance Chair

Governing Body

28/04/2021 – 27/04/2025

Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan

No

No

13/10/2021

Abigail Hopper

Headteacher

Governing Body

01/09/2016

Nightingale Primary School

No

No

22/09/2021

David Howells

Co-Opted

SEND Link

Governing Body

09/10/2019 – 08/10/2023

Retired

No

No

10/04/2021

Mousamed Farida Ahmed

Parent

Parents

01/02/2022 – 12/05/2022

Student

No

No

09/02/2022

Anna-joy Rickard

LA Governor

Local Authority

02/02/2018 – 01/02/2022

Tony Blair Institute – Local Coucillor

Guy Rickard – Husband – Carbon Trust

No

20/04/2021

Ebony Ferguson

Parent

SEND Link

Parents

12/02/2020 - 11/02/2024

Student

No

No

22/09/2021

Xavier Roeseler

Co-Opted

Teaching & Learning

Headteacher’s Performance

Governing Body

12/02/2020 – 11/02/2024

The Key Support Services

No

No

23/09/2021

Nicholas Laurent

Co-Opted

Premises

Teaching & Learning

Governing Body

24/04/2019 – 23/04/2023

Cycling Building Workshop Ltd

Laurent Mot Ltd

No

No

23/09/2021

Azmina Siddiqui

Co-Opted

Safeguarding

Governing Body

10/02/2021 – 09/02/2025

The Children’s Society

No

No

13/10/2021

Gulcan Several

Staff

Staff

10/10/2018 – 09/10/2022

Nightingale Primary School

No

No

21/04/2021

Chandrika Sashidharan

Associate

 

01/09/2015

Nightingale Primary School

Yes – SBM at St.Scholastica’s Catholic Primary School

No

10/04/2021

Adam Steele

Associate

 

01/09/2015

Nightingale Primary School

No

No

21/04/2021

Veronica Benjamin

Associate

 

01/09/2015

Nightingale Primary School

No

No

26/04/2021

 

 
Governor Vacancies 
 
We currently have one vacancy for a Parent Governor and one vacancy for a Local Authority Governor.  
 
An application form for both positions will become available to download here on the 20th May 2022.