GOVERNING BODY FOR GALLIARD PRIMARY SCHOOL
GALLIARD PRIMARY SCHOOL - GOVERNOR RESPONSIBILITIES
Name of Governor
Term of Office
11/03/2019 - 10/03/2023
11/03/2019 - 10/03/2023
Chair of Governors
12/02/2017 - 11/02/2021
Curriculum and Values
Galliard Primary School
The Governing Body of Galliard Primary School is made up as follows:
2 Parent (1 Vacancy)
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.