Governor (ID 1245)
Sue CaneCo-Chair of Governors
Sue has spent many years working in the financial services industry. She is a Chartered Secretary and one of her main responsibilities is to advise Boards of Directors on best practice in Corporate Governance and compliance with relevant laws. She is passionate about helping people achieve their full potential and overcome obstacles imposed by unconscious bias or discrimination, and acted as a mentor for the Prince's Trust and also for colleagues within a large organisation.
Sue joined the governing body of SHJS in 2021 but is an very experienced governor, having previously been Chair on the governing bodies of two primary schools.
Miss Marie SmithCo-Chair of Governors
Miss Marie Smith
Marie Smith is a co-opted governor. She is currently Assistant Head at a primary school in Newham, having taught for over 15 years in a wide range of schools, including abroad. Her current role includes being Designated Safeguarding Lead, SENCO and Mental Health Lead as well as being lead teacher for the school's Resource Provision for pupils with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). She often works with other schools in how to best support children with Special Educational Needs and ASD in particular. She is a passionate supporter of inclusion and believes is focusing on the whole child, not just academic achievement. She is currently the governor for safeguarding at SHJS.
THE REVEREND FATHER RODERICK S.P. HINGLEY, B.A.Vice Chair of Governors
THE REVEREND FATHER RODERICK S.P. HINGLEY, B.A.
Father Ringley has been a priest in The Church of England for 44 years. A graduate of St. Chad's College in The University of Durham he completed his Theological Training at St. Stephen's House, Oxford. Having moved around the country experiencing industrial, rural and urban ministry, Father Hingley has been The Vicar of St. Alban, Protomartyr, Romford for 29 years. He is the longest serving Incumbent in The Deanery of Havering. Father Hingley has been a Governor at Frances Bardsley since 1996 and Chairman of Governors from 2008-2018. In 2013 The Frances Bardsley Academy For Girls joined The Chelmsford Diocesan Board of Education Affiliated Schools Scheme. He has been a Governor of Squirrels Heath Junior School since 2004 and is currently Vice-Chairman. In 2018 Father Hingley was appointed a Governor of The Bridge (Alternative Provision) School, Romford. Until its closure in 2009 Father Hingley was a Governor of The Manor Primary School for 13 years, 10 of which he was Chairman of Governors.
Engaged in the life of the local community and beyond, Father Hingley has been Chaplain to and an Executive Committee member of The Havering Chamber of Commerce and Industry since 1996. He has served as Chaplain to The Mayor of Havering 2012-13 and 2016-17.
St. Alban's, Romford is a leading major Commissioner of Outstanding Contemporary Ecclesiastical
Art holding twenty-five Design Awards.
Mrs Catherine BrewingtonObserver Governor
Mrs Catherine Brewington
Hi my name is Catherine, I am a mum to two children, both of whom attended Squirrels.
My son is in Year 5 and my daughter left Year 6 in July 2021.
Professionally I am a qualified lawyer, but I am a Mum first and when the opportunity came to join the Governing Board in 2019 I wanted the chance to not only support and give back to my community but also to work with the school to help growth and development in a place where my children spent the majority of their week. Â I am now a Parent Governor and have specific responsibility for Heath & safety, Maths and Literacy.
Since joining the board the school has made some really huge achievements - which has nothing at all to do with me and all to do with the dedicated teachers and staff. Â They have built the Bio-dome which encourages our pupils to always consider their environment and the effect they have on it, the recent sensory garden at the front of the school, which inspires mindfulness and tranquillity, not just for the pupils but for the staff as well and finally in terms of educational achievements last years' Year 4 won the Maths World Cup, a global maths competition, to name but a few!
Mr Shan IslamCo-Opted Governor
Mr Shan Islam
Shahnawaz (Shan) Islam works in the City of London and has a passion for for education and access and brings experience and expertise in relation to Finance. In addition to Co-chairing our Finance Group and SEND Governor, Shahnawaz is Chair of the Havering Local Board, New City College.
Camika BoamahCo-Opted Governor
My name is Camika Boamah and I am a newly appointed Govenor on the SHJS Governing Board. I am currently a family trainee solicitor alongside running two small businesses.
Prior to this I have held successful positions as an educational and career pathways mentor within various inner London programs. I believe every child has the ability to succeed with the right education and support system.
I hope to use my experiences and passion for diversity and inclusivity to support the continued success of the school in the future
Mr Niyi AjayiLocal Authority Governor
Mr Niyi Ajayi
Niyi is an experienced property management and maintenance professional, a graduate of the University College of Estate Management, Reading. He has a keen interest in education and his desire is to see pupils discover and maximise their potential experiencing personal growth in the process and contributing positively to the community.
Niyi enjoys reading with a keen interest in the areas of finance, property and motivation.
Adam CharlesCo-Opted Governor
Adam CharlesHaving moved to Gidea Park in 2021, Adam was eager to positively influence his community. He was appointed as Governor of Squirrel’s Heath Junior School in 2022.Adam works in the City of London in the financial services industry, so brings a wealth of experience in this area. His time spent studying for his Masters degree, and his professional career to date have driven his passion for social mobility, believing that every child should have the right, and access to, high-quality education regardless of background or circumstances.Adam is excited to work with a team of enthusiastic Governors and looks forward to what the future holds with this group.,
Dave CrundenParent Governor
Owen FrithStaff Governor
|Start of Appointment
|End of Term
|Ms Marie Smith
|Co-Chairs of Governors and Co-Opted Governor
|May 6, 2021
|May 5, 2025
|Ms Sue Cane
|Co-Chairs of Governors and Co-Opted Governor
|Sep 16, 2021
|Father Roderick Hingley
|Vice Chair of Governors and Co-Opted Governor
Sept. 24, 2022
|Sept. 23, 2026
|Mrs Mary Shipton
|Jan. 1, 2015
|Dec. 31, 2026
|Mr Owen Frith
|Jan. 25, 2024
|Jan. 24, 2028
|Mrs Catherine Brewington
|Nov. 15, 2019
|Nov. 14, 2023
|Mr Shahnawaz Islam
|Jun. 25, 2020
|Jun. 24, 2024
|Mr Niyi Ajayi
|L A Governor
|Feb 11, 2021
|Feb 10 2025
|Mr David Crunden
|Nov 8th, 2022
|Nov 7, 2026
|Mr Adam Charles
|Feb 9th, 2023
|Feb 8, 2027
|Miss Camika Boamah
|May 31, 2022
|May 30, 2026
|Ms Anesta Broad
Pay and Personnel Committee
|Father R Hingley
|Mrs M Shipton
Mr S Islam
Ms S Cane (Chair)
Mr Niyi Ajayi
Performance Management Panel
|Ms M Smith
|Father R Hingley
|Ms S Cane
Governors with Specific Responsibilities
|Safeguarding Governor/Filtering and Monitoring: Ms M Smith
|Pupil Premium: Vacant
|Health & Safety: Father Hingley
|Maths and English - Vacant
|EAL - Miss Camika Boamah
|SEND: Ms M Smith
|Finance: Mr N Ajayi & Mr S Islam
|RSE: Ms M Smith
- 2022 23 Governors Meeting Attendance Record
- Governor attendance 2020 21
- Governor Attendance 2021 22
- Governor Newsletter Summer 2022
- Governor Newsletter Summer 2023
- Governors Declarations of Interest November 2022
- SHJS Role of a Governor