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
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
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Cllr. Kim Botting – Safeguarding Governor
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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.