Councillor Mike Fisher has been chair of the Governing Body for the past four years and remains a passionate and active member.
Mike serves on a number of committees, including Finance, Premises and Catering. Both of Mike’s children Glenne and Laura have attended or currently attend the school.
Alison Fisher has served on the Governing Body for the past eight years and is a very active member, participating in many committees. Alison also has responsibility for Safeguarding and Every Child Matters.
Alison is vice-chair of the Governing Body and has a passion for ensuring that the curriculum is broad and balanced, providing each individual with what they need to succeed. Both of Alison’s children Glenne and Laura have attended or currently attend the school.
Mr Bowden is Headteacher of the school and has served on the governing body for a total of 6 years. As Headteacher, he serves on each of the Governing Body committees and is responsible for reporting to the governing body on matters relating to Safeguarding, Pupil Outcomes, The Quality of Teaching and Learning, Assessment, Behaviour, Safety and Welfare and the Effectiveness of Leadership and Management.
Mr Bowden has been at the school for 11 years in total and is keen to continue to develop and improve the school for all members of the Greenvale community.
Mrs Syradd is Deputy Headteacher and Assessment Co-ordinator at Greenvale Primary and is a staff governor. This is the third Croydon school she has worked in. Mrs Syradd has good knowledge of data and uses this to drive improvements in attainment and progress at school. She is organised and committed and brings with her knowledge gained from her own experience in various schools and the liaisons she has developed. Mrs Syradd believes firmly in the development of the whole child and this ethos drives everything she does at Greenvale. Mrs Syradd is a mum to two young children and supports their school as part of the PTA.
Mrs Whiting is one of the Deputy Headteachers at Greenvale and is the School SENCo. She has a passion for Early Years and Special Educational Needs, and is one of the teachers in our Reception class.
Mrs Whiting has been a governor at Greenvale for over 3 years and has also served on two other school governing bodies in the past.
Jonathan works in statistics at the Bank of England. He chairs the school’s Finance and Resources Committee.
He’s been a governor at Greenvale since his eldest, Megan (who is now at Southampton Uni), was in Yr 1. He and Gill have three other girls; Claire and Ella are now at Warlingham and Beth is in Yr 6 here at Greenvale. They now live in Caterham where Jonathan is part of the leadership team at their local church.
Graham works as a data compliance manager in the higher education sector with a portfolio role which includes statutory and management reporting, compliance and governance. The role involves lots of committee work, delivering training and advisory duties. We know that these skills will be of great benefit to our governing body and school.
Graham is father of Sophie in Year 2 and Hannah, who attends Selsdon Baptist pre-school.
Louise works for the Royal Academy of Music and has a background in art, design, and project management. As chair of the Friends of Greenvale, we are very pleased to have Louise on our governing body so that both the governing body and Friends organisation can work together to get the best for our pupils.
Louise is mother to Axel in Year 1 and to Inez who currently attends Brightsparks nursery.
Meena Dave has been on the governing body for the past four years and serves on both the Teaching and Learning and Catering committees. Meena is also responsible for Outcomes for pupils eligible for SEN support and the Pupil Premium.
Meena’s own daughter attended the school and now is doing incredibly well at Croydon High School.
Bryony previously worked in the civil service for a number of years and brings with her a familiarity with and understanding of using and drafting legislation, policy documents and statutory guidance. Since joining our Greenvale “family”, she has been a staunch supporter of the work of the Friends.
Bryony is a member of the Teaching and Learning Committee and the mother of Jemima in Yr 3.