Governors’ Profiles

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

I was lucky to have the benefit of a good state education that encouraged my natural curiosity and desire to understand how things worked. It enabled me to pursue a career in science, working in Research & Development for a large pharmaceutical company. Although now retired I still have a keen interest in science, technology and innovation, but also have a little more time to help a new generation discover their own talents and passions.

I have had the privilege of being a school governor for many years, firstly as a Parent and then Co-opted Governor at Gray’s Farm Primary School, where my children were educated, and now as an Appointed Local Governor here at Blenheim School. My focus has always been on the quality of teaching & learning, the provision for science and computing, equality of opportunities and special educational needs.

The ever changing trends in education require governors to continually gain new knowledge and skills if they are to support and challenge the senior school leaders effectively. I am determined that our Governing Board will rise to that challenge and support the school staff as they strive to meet the individual needs of the children from our community.

Our school is a safe and attractive environment in which to learn and we try to provide a curriculum enriched with extra cultural, sports or educational experiences. As governors we hope these will  encourage our children to discover new interests and talents that will enable them to become independent and successful in our rapidly changing world.

 

Gari Katiyo (Vice Chair) – Parent Governor
More information to follow… 

 

 

 

 

Councillor Kim Botting FRSACllr. Kim Botting – Safeguarding Governor  

Kim was elected as an Orpington Ward Councillor in 2014 and enjoys representing the ward.  Kim has lived in Orpington for 40 years now.  A retired Police Officer of 38 years’ service, she reached the rank of Chief Inspector.

Kim’s role on the Council is serving on Public Safety and Protection Committee, the Education, Children and Families Select Committee, the General Purposes and Licensing Committee, Licensing Sub-Committee and the Full Council.  Kim is also BTTA Town-Twinning Representative.  Kim sits on the Safer Neighbourhood Panels of Orpington and Chelsfield.  Kim is also Chairman of Neighbourhood Watch where she lives and sits on the Green St Green Village Society Committee. 

In 2015, Kim received a Public Nomination Certificate in the Partnership Category of the Local Government Achievement Awards.

In 2015-2016, Kim was also elected Mayor of Bromley Borough for a year – raising £55,000 for her chosen charities of Bromley CONNECT and the National Brain Appeal.

Kim is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Kim is a School Governor for Blenheim Primary School in Orpington and enjoys supporting the school and helping with the children.

Kim is married with four grown up children and is devoted to family life.

Councillor Kim Botting was made the Mayor of Bromley for 2018-2019 and raised over £30,000 for her Charities the Royal British Legion and Bromley, Lewisham and Greenwich MIND.

Kim is also President of the Royal British Legion Orpington Branch.

 

Miss E. Salisbury – Staff Governor

I joined Blenheim Primary School in 2017 and I am currently teaching in Year 6 after two years in year 5. Last year I was responsible for P.E. and Sports and supporting the current Lead this year. I am also shadowing and supporting the Maths Lead this year; I really love sharing my two passions within the school community whilst being able to drive these subjects forward into continuing success. I have chosen to become a governor in order to understand why and how changes are made and to be a part of the school’s ongoing progression, which I am very excited about.  I am hoping that my input will help ensure that the children’s needs and education continue to come first, guiding the school into a direction that best suits us whilst making the most of each opportunity. 

 

 

Ngozi Ayeni – Associate Staff Governor 

I am the SENCO Assistant and I have worked in primary schools for the last 2 years as a mentor as well as support staff. I have a passion for ensuring all children thrive, giving them confidence and promoting their self-esteem. I am honoured to be given the opportunity to represent Blenheim’s support staff in the function of Associate staff governor. I am keen to take work with other stakeholders in moving forward with Blenheim, ensuring children thrive in a nurturing environment. In my role, I listen to the roles of all support and administration staff in Blenheim and represent their views at meetings; ensuring that decisions made benefit both pupils and staff.