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Galliard Primary School

Galliard Primary School

Be the Best You Can Be








Name of Governor


Term of Office


Chris Dodd


11/03/2019 - 10/03/2023


Debbie Dingomal

Class Teacher

25/09/2019 -


Class Teacher

Harry Berman


11/03/2019 - 10/03/2023


Chair of Governors


Pupil Premium


Yvonne Alexander-Taylor


12/02/2017 - 11/02/2021

Curriculum and Values

Pareece Sandiford


22/01/2020 -21/01/2024



Galliard Primary School


The Governing Body of Galliard Primary School is made up as follows:


2 Parent (1 Vacancy)

1 Staff

5 Co-opted

I Headteacher


Governors are fully involved in monitoring the work of the school and ensuring that the learning and wellbeing of all our pupils is at the heart of everything we do. They ensure they know the strengths of the school and what we need to work on to be even better.


Our Governors have a range of experiences and skills which they bring to their role and they attend training to ensure that their knowledge and understanding of school governance is kept up to date.


Now they would like to introduce themselves.


Christine Dodd – Headteacher

I started my teaching career in Enfield in 1982 after completing my B.Ed degree at Trent Park and actually worked for a term at Galliard during my first year! I have since worked in other Enfield Schools and in Waltham Forest where I took on the role of Deputy Head. My teaching experiences span the whole primary age range and I really enjoy the fact that I oversee the whole school in my current role as Headteacher. I feel that Galliard is a very special school that offers its pupils, not just a fantastic academic education, but a range of enriching experiences that help them to develop into independent, inquisitive and enthusiastic learners.


Harry Berman – Co-opted Governor

I have been a Governor since 2009. I’ve lived in the Galliard area for 25 years and feel a close affinity with the school. I have a wealth of experience in commercial lending and debt recovery and I am currently the Business Recovery Officer at a fund management company specialising in providing finance for small businesses. Having previously been a Chair of Governors and on the Finance Committee at another school in Enfield, I feel my best contribution to the school lies in the school's financial management and as such I am a member of the Finance, Premises and Staffing Sub Committee. My interests are reading (a passion which I am glad that the school shares), running and my family.


Yvonne Alexander-Taylor – Parent Governor

I am an experienced trainer and English Lecturer who is passionate about the educational development of individuals. I saw the role of Parent Governor as an opportunity for me to continue to contribute my skills and expertise; particularly geared towards the future generation. I was elated to be elected as Parent Governor at Galliard as I admired the visions and ethos of the school and had a burning desire to be a part of its mission in moulding and preparing pupils for the educational and career paths.


Pareece Rose Sandiford - Parent Governor

Pareece Rose Sandiford is the Founder and CEO of NGC (New Ground Creations) a social enterprise that helps young people and those that work with them, to overcome inner-city challenges (like grooming, youth violence, and low self-esteem). The company does this through assemblies, workshops, and training. Her passion for young people stems from the brutal passing of four friends in Edmonton (January - April 2008) when she was 16 years old. Pareece has over 10 years of experience working with 1200+ children and young people from across the UK. Pareece has received recognition of her work through acceptance on the University of Cambridge's Social Venture Programme 2019, and as a finalist as Young Entrepreneur of the year at the PRECIOUS Awards 2019.


Achievements include receiving a Unltd Star People Award in 2016 to help families in Edmonton and was invited to speak on London Live TV in 2017 about her story. Over the last 3 years, Pareece has provided business coaching to start-up entrepreneurs enabling her clients to receive grants totaling £25,000+ and a local charity an investment of £150k. Pareece currently works with a charity called WE delivering on the Mayor of London’s Social Action Project. She is celebrated for her talks and workshops on business, youth violence and gangs for young people and has recently completed a tour with Dove on their self-esteem project.