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The Governing Body 2021-2022 details all the information about our Governing Body. It can be accessed by clicking on the above link and found at the bottom of this page. 

Who are we?

2 Staff Governors, including the Headteacher, who are teachers and other staff employed by the school and elected to the governing body by staff. Staff governors represent the views of staff at Mowlem at governing body meetings.

6 Co-opted Governors who are appointed by the governing body. They bring a wide range of skills and expertise to the Governing Body. 

1 Local Authority (LA) Governor who is appointed by the LA which maintains the school. They do not work for the LA but are people who live or work locally and are interested in supporting a local school. LA governors bring different perspectives to the governing body.

2 Parent Governors who are voted onto the governing body by other parents of children who attend the school. Parent governors play an important role in shaping the education and experience of their children at Mowlem.


Local Authority Governor

Brian Brown (Chair)

Parent Governors

Hasina Rahman

Burhan Ahmed

Co-opted Governors

Sue Thomas (Vice-Chair)

Alyssa Braithwaite

Peter Owens

James Osborne

Nick Squire  

 Staff Governors

Julia Burns (Headteacher)  

Gregory Rampersad

Associate Governors

Ian Jones

Emma Moon

Alfie Ali 

Clerk to the Governing Body n

Tracey Lee

Further information about each of Governors can be found by clicking on our
Governor’s Biographies


Governor’s roles and register of interests


Committee membership

Operations Committee


Peter Owens (Committee Chair); Brian Brown; Julia Burns; Alfie Ali; Nick Squire; Burhan Ahmed; Lily Shaw and James Osborne. 

School Improvement Committee

Alyssa Brathwaite (Committee Chair); Brian Brown; Julia Burns; Ian Jones; Greg Rampersad; Sue Thomas; James Osborne and Emma Moon

Pay Committee

Any three eligible Governors

Pupil Disciplinary Committee

Any three eligible Governors

Hearings Committee

Any three eligible Governors

Appeals Committee

Any three eligible Governors


Link Governors


Mathematics, Science and DT – James Osborne

English and Humanities – Ian Jones

RE, PHSE and MFL (including RSE) – Hasina Rahman

Healthy Lives – Hasina Rahman

Character & Parental Engagement – Lily Shaw

Inclusion – Sue Thomas

Arts and EYFS – Peter Owen

Well-being – Brian Brown and Alyssa Brathwaite

Safeguarding – Brian Brown and Lily Shaw

Blended learning – Brian Brown

Pupil Premium & Recovery – Ian Jones & Brian Brown

What do we do?

Governors make collective decisions as part of the Governing Body. Our main purpose is to help raise the educational standards and performance of Mowlem by supporting the work of the Headteacher and school staff. We ensure that the school runs effectively, that quality teaching and learning is happening across the school, that the budget is spent wisely and that Mowlem provides good value for money.

We make strategic decisions on how the school is run and are answerable to parents, the wider community and most importantly the children who attend Mowlem. We govern rather than manage giving direction and focus. The management of the school remains the responsibility of the Headteacher. We are responsible for:

  • Appointing Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher and ensuring the implementation of a range of personnel procedures.
  • Managing the school's budget.
  • Determining aims, policies and priorities for Mowlem.
  • Monitoring and evaluating the work of the school and setting targets.
  • Ensuring high levels of attendance and good standards of pupil behaviour.
  • Ensuring that all children in the schools have access to a broad and balanced curriculum, suitable to age, aptitude and ability, which prepares them for adult life.
  • Ensuring the health and safety of pupils and staff.

We meet 6 times annually, once each half term. In addition to these full Governing Body meetings our committees also meet at least once a term. The committees are School Improvement and Operations (Finance, Personnel, Premises) and are made up of a minimum of 3 Governors. The committee members discuss items in depth and make recommendations to the full governing body.

If you are interested in becoming a Governor, please contact the Chair of Governors via the school office: admin@mowlem.towerhamlets.sch.uk

 The document below details all the information about our Governing Body.