Governors’ Profiles

Karen Harding – Staff Governor (SEN)
I am the Cover Supervisor here at Blenheim Primary School and Computing Lead. I was appointed at Blenheim Primary School in April 2018. I have been a qualified teacher for 10 years, teaching across different boroughs including Greenwich, Bexley and Bromley. In my role at Blenheim, I get the fantastic opportunity to teach pupils in all year groups. In the short time I have been at Blenheim Primary School, I have seen how lucky the children are to be taught by such a dedicated and committed staff and the impact that the school has on the children’s learning. I became a staff Governor as I wanted to get involved in and offer my support to the Governing Body, helping them fulfill their duties as part of our community and ultimately ensuring that the children leave Blenheim having achieved their full potential. 

Adam Newland – Staff Governor
I joined Blenheim Primary School in 2016 as a new teacher, I am currently teaching in Year 6 and am the Subject Leader for Art and Design Technology. As a developing teacher in the third year of my career, I became a Governor to get a broader view of how school governance works from different stakeholder perspectives and to increase my own understanding of what drives key decisions which affect our whole school community. I am learning how our Governing Body influences and supports the Head of School to determine the strategic direction for the school, and I really now appreciate the considerable work, thought and skill that goes into delivering a balanced budget. Holding the Head of School and her Senior Leadership Team to account for the success and progress of all of our pupils, with their individual and personal needs, is key to our collective success and I am honoured and lucky to be at the heart of this.

Millie Koza – Head of School
I am proud to be the Head of School here at Blenheim Primary. Having worked in schools across Greenwich, Lewisham, Kent and Bromley for over 20 years, I am an experienced senior leader . I took up my first Headship post in 2006 and have been supporting schools in a senior capacity since. My main leadership skills have been around leading teaching and learning, safeguarding and increasing and improving provision for vulnerable pupils including those with SEN. Prior to joining Blenheim as the Head of School, I worked at another E21C trust school in Bromley and supported them in achieving some of the best results in terms of pupil outcomes they have ever achieved. I love working at Blenheim: the children, staff and families are fantastic – we have a wonderful site with great facilities and alongside my fellow local governing body members, I am keen to continue driving our school forward on its journey, always embracing our motto of ‘challenge, strive and succeed’.

 

Brian Sweatman – Chair of Governors 
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Gari Katiyo (Vice Chair) – Parent Governor
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Councillor Kim Botting FRSAMadam Mayor, Cllr. Kim Botting – Safeguarding Governor  
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