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Kingsbury
High School

Meet our Governors

Community Governors 

Ms Mary-Ann Allison

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Prof. Eric Brunner 

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Ms Sandra Ernstoff

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Ms Carlien Lavers

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Co-opted Governors 

Mr Jag Minhas (Chair) 

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Dr Jyoti Navare

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Mrs Rasila Khetia

I am a qualified finance professional working as Head of Finance and Operations at the Institute of Chartered Accountant for England and Wales.

I support the Executive Director and senior management team by providing financial insight reporting and analysis to support strategic thinking to drive business performance. I consider myself to have diverse skills, a strategic thinker who is endlessly giving back, connecting people and empowering those around me to work efficiently and effectively.

I was co-opted onto the governing body as a parent governor in 2019 and nominated to be Chair of the Pay Committee in 2020. I am also the Link Governor for Finance at the school.

Parent Governors 

Mrs Charul Yadav

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Mr Valij Patel

 I have 2 children at Kingsbury High School my son in Year 11 and daughter in Year 9. I am an active member of KHS board working together with the Headteacher and Governors in driving through improvement initiatives across the school. I am also currently Chair of Governors at my children’s previous Primary School achievements include two consecutive Ofsted Outstanding ratings.

In my professional capacity, I am a Business Change Management Practitioner delivering complex transformation programmes for both public and private sector organisations. Success comes in being able to engage and communicate effectively with people at all levels and from different cultures and backgrounds.

Proud to be serving on the KHS Governing Board, bringing my experience and skills to take KHS to an outstanding level by working in partnership with Fellow Governors, Senior Leadership Team, Staff, Parents/Carers & Children.

Mr Frederick Watson

 I joined the school as a parent governor in Dec 2018. I fully subscribe to the school’s ethos, its culture of inclusiveness, and the wellbeing and opportunities of every pupil and staff member.

I am here with an entrepreneurial and IT technical background having worked for many years for large blue-chip UK/US companies as an Oracle consultant. The last decade has seen me pivot from corporate to start up and SME’s. I have been able to build on entrepreneurial experiences gained in operating small businesses in both Latin America and here in the UK and I would like to think I can bring some of my working life experiences to the school board.
I believe that academies do have many commercial resemblances with business and although must operate externally competitively must also be internally supportive with a mix of great people, diligent financing, and appropriate technology to successfully deliver a superior and effective educational provision to students.

Being a governor at the school is an extremely rewarding role and I remain continually engaged in cooperating with the school to help achieve the excellence it deserves. I am proud to be part of working with Kingsbury High contributing to the strategy and policy and strive to influence positive outcomes for all pupils.

Ms Poonam Mehta

 I am a Chartered Certified Accountant with over 14 years of experience across public, private and charitable sectors and have delivered improvements in value, information, processes and reporting. I am proficient in academy finance and charity accounting, and enjoy working with the aim of giving students the very best possible education. I believe that my background will support and add to the development of the school as it looks towards its future. I am appointed as a Parent Governor at KHS.

Ms Muneeb Ishtiaq

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Staff Governors 

Mr Paul Fuller 

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Mr Geoff Williams

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Headteacher 

Mr Alex Thomas 

 I am Headteacher at Kingsbury High School and a governor as part of my role.  This is my third headship in London, additionally I have also led a small multi-academy trust (MAT) in Hertfordshire. In the past I have been a governor of a primary school and agreed to become a member of their Trust Board when they became an academy.  Recently I was invited to become a Headteacher Ambassador for the Youth Sports Trust. 

My  interests in education include the achievements of disadvantaged children and ensuring that students get a broad and balanced curriculum.