Meet the Governors

Mr Ron Elam

Type of governor: Co-opted

Date appointed: January 2017. Appointed by the Board of Governors.

Term of office: January 2021 

Areas of responsibility: Vice Chair of Governors, SEND, Year 2

Committee membership: Business, Standards 

Record of meeting attendance: 9 of a possible 11 meetings attended in the school year 2016/17.

Declaration of business and financial interests + governance roles at other schools: None  

Professional experience and interests:
Previously senior administrator in local government, followed by 20 years as a school inspector, now a local historian, semi-retired. Two grandchildren born in 2012. Over 40 years as a school governor in a variety of schools in Wandsworth.

Why have you chosen to become a Governor and what would you like to achieve in this post?
Education is one of the most important features of life and I want children to have access to the best and learn how to continue developing their knowledge and skills.

How do you support Chesterton as a Governor?
Listening to the views of children, staff, parents and other governors; visiting the school regularly during the day to see what is happening; monitoring the progress of the children; challenging what the school is doing; understanding how to run a multi-million pound business; continuous training on how to be a governor; knowing that I am not always right.

Please describe Chesterton Primary School in one word
All the children are successful because all the staff are outstanding.