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Portway governors and LLT trustees

Our school is part of the Leading Learning Trust.  The trust is a charitable company, limited by guarantee.

The trust has three members, and is governed by a group of eight trustees.  A summary of the skills and experience that our members and trustees bring to their roles is provided in the document to download on this page.  The document also contains photographs of the trustees and members, in oder to ensure that members of our school community and other interested stakeholders can easily identify those tasked with governance of the trust. The Chair and the trustees can all be contacted via the Selwyn Primary School Office.

Details of how our trust is governed, as well as the scheme of delegation (that describes how the trust, the Local Governing Body and the Executive Head teacher work together to consult, review, approve, recommend, and action the work of the trust and of Portway Primary School) are all provided on the trust documentation page of the Leading Learning Trust website.  The trust also has two committees: the FARM (Finance, Audit and Risk Management Committee) and the Pay Review Committee (further detail is again available on the trust documentation page).

As part of the Leading Learning Trust, Portway has a LGB (Local Governing Body).  The way in which this body is involved in the decision making regarding both trust-wide and school matters is detailed in the scheme of delegation referred to above.  A summary of the skills and experience that our local governors bring to their roles is available as a document to download on this page.  A register of business and financial interests is also published as a document to download.  The Portway LGB does not have any designated committees.  However, the Chair may ask groups of people to convene to assist with specific issues from time to time.

The LBG is supported in its duties by npw (Newham Partnership Working, Governor Services); the team can be contacted on 020 824 96937.  Correspondence for the Chair of Governors should be sent care of Portway Primary School.

The current governors at Portway are listed below.  Where applicable, their relationship to the Leading Learning Trust is specified.


Start date

Planned end date

Other relevant positions

Ms Jennifer Rhodes - Trust Board appointed Governor and Chair; Link Governor - Teaching and Learning + Assessment




Mr Mukesh Gunamal  - Trust apppointed Governor; Link Governor - Pupil Premium


RESIGNED - 05/11/2018

Chair of Leading Learning Trust FARM (Finance, Audit and Risk Management Committee).  Remains in this role post LGB resignation.

Ms Jacqui Waine - Head teacher

Ex officio


Head teacher, Leading Learning Trust trustee

Mrs Emma Nicholls  - Chief Executive Officer, LLT

Ex officio


Chief Executive Officer and Trustee of the Leading Learning Trust

Ms Suzanne Hsu - Vice Chair (from  July 2018), Trust Board appointed Governor; Link Governor - Safeguarding, Looked After Children + Pupil Premium



Leading Learning Trust trustee

Ms Anisa Hakim - Co-opted Governor; Link Governor - Inclusion




Ms Martina Jones - Co-opted Governor; Link Governor - Teaching and Learning + Assessment




Mr Dan Genn - Staff Governor and Assistant Head teacher

03/10/2017 RESIGNED - 20/07/2018 None

Mr Ian Creppy - Parent Governor

14/05/2018 13/05/2022 None

Ms Vanessa Powell - Trust Appointed Governor

07/06/2018 06/06/2022 None

Mr Richard Duffy - Parent Governor


 01/05/2016 RESIGNED - 03/10/2018 None


This page was last updated in July 2019.

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