Governing Body

The role of our Governing Body is based on three core functions: Challenge – to hold the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school; Strategy – setting the strategic direction and Budget – ensuring financial health, probity and value for money.

The Governing Body acts as a critical friend of the school.  It works closely with the Headteacher and Senior Leaders to make decisions collectively as a team. Governors conduct their business through meetings, using relevant documents and advice and guidance from the Headteacher.

Full Governing Body meetings take place termly. Committee meetings take place twice a term; one for Curriculum and Personnel and one for Finance, Premises and Resources.

Mrs Denise Hughes-MulhallMr Majid Saleem Ms Ria KudratiMr Mohammed SharzadaMrs Nadia HussainMr Talvinder BhullarMrs Nargis Jaigirdar-HossainMs Nikki MartinMr Gursham Rathore

Headteacher and Governor

Majid Saleem
Acting Chair of Governors
22.01.18 – 15.03.26

I have been a Governor at Parkhill Junior for the last 4 years so. I have lived in the Clayhall area since 1996 and in Ilford all my life. My son and daughter both attended Parkhill Junior School.  By trade I am Programme Manager for Global Service Provider. I chose to become a Governor to actively input into the educational welfare of our children to ensure our they not only get a first class education but an enjoyable one as well, so that when they  leave Parkhill they are well equipped to be model citizens in our community and be ready  for next chapter in their lives.

I am always happy to talk to anyone if they have any concerns – so please feel free to talk to me anytime.

Ria Kudrati

Ria Kudrati
Co-opted Governor
22.01.18 – 27.03.26

I am a parent of a child with additional needs who attended the school, consequently I have a keen and vested interest in the development and improvement of this school.

The educational opportunities available to children is an area I feel very passionate about, hence I am keen to expand my understanding of education, and positively contribute in practical ways, using my skills and experience.

I am also a qualified solicitor advocate, with Education Law being one of my two specialist areas, I am fully aware of the challenges faced by schools, pupils and their families.

My previous experience of being a parent governor of a special school within the borough, includes chairing sub committees, attending consultative meetings with LEA departments, preparing for Ofsted inspections, meeting with inspectors and undertaking staff interviews and appraisals. This role has given me some valuable insights into the value of good school governance.

Mohammad Sharzada

Mohammed Sharzada
Co-opted Governor
22.01.18 – 21.01.26

Redbridge is anything but dull, with such a rich culturally diverse community.

I have always been a promoter of education. I strongly believe primary education is the foundation of any successful society.

It is all the more a privilege to serve as a governor in Parkhill Juniors.

I am married with two children and read Mathematics at University. My professional background is in the financial world.

Nadia Hussai

Nadia Hussain
Parent Governor
01.05.19 – 30.04.22

I am passionate about education and the wellbeing of young people. Being a parent to a child who attends the school, I understand the importance of having the very best start in life. I work with enthusiasm and energy to ensure Parkhill Juniors goes from strength to strength, promoting its ethos and values, and meeting any future challenges.

As a Senior Analyst/Consultant in an Actuarial Firm with over 12 years of experience, I believe my skill set and knowledge will help me make a positive contribution supporting and achieving the school’s vision and strategic direction.

Talvinder Bhullar

Talvinder Bhullar
Parent Governor
05.05.23 – 04.05.27

As a parent and once upon a time a former student of the school, I have a long established relationship with Parkhill.

I have been extremely grateful for how the school has supported our students over the recent challenging years. Beyond sending my appreciations, I would be keen to find out about opportunities to support the school in other ways such as governance.

As a serving senior leader in a local secondary school, I also bring an educational leadership background from a different sector.

Nargis Jaigirdar-Hossain

Nargis Jaigirdar-Hossain
School Governor
27.09.22 – 26.09.26

I joined the teaching team at Parkhill Junior School, in September 2018.  I have the privilege of having a very long association with Parkhill, as a parent to three children who attended both the Infants and Junior schools here. Currently I am part of the SEND provision as Personalisation Group Lead and, together with a team of LSAs, provide individualised teaching for our SEND children from Year 3 to Year 6. I also work closely with our SENCO and class teachers to ensure that the provision meets the needs of all our children.

I am committed primarily in providing a specialised learning experience for our SEND children which enables them to access all areas of the National Curriculum as active learners, equipping them with knowledge, understanding and life skills. Underlying our vision is the aim of promoting and developing independence and autonomy for life in Parkhill and beyond. My role as Staff Governor will enable me to share my knowledge of teaching and learning at Parkhill Junior School ensuring high quality learning and experience for every child and to making the school a Wonderland of Learning where each child “Enjoys Learning!”

Nikki Martin

Nikki Martin
05.05.23 – 04.05.27

I worked for twenty two years in secondary schools, including five managing a large mathematics department. My work as an adviser subsequent to that, took me into almost every school in Redbridge where I gained a wealth of knowledge about what makes a successful school, leaders and teachers.

My association with Parkhill began over 10 years ago and I have watched the mathematics teaching flourish since then. More recently, I have been a permanent, part-time member of staff and became familiar with staff and children. I am aware of the school’s strengths and would welcome the opportunity to continue to contribute to the growth of staff, children and school through the governing body.

Gursham Rathore
Parent Governor

I work for Department for Education. My key role is to support all schools/academies raise educational attainment. I have a long-standing affiliation with Parkhill, where my three children attended from nursery into juniors. They have held prominent positions such as PA to the HT and/or Parkhill Parliament and thrived academically under the leadership of Ms Hughes and her team. Two children have progressed into secondary and are doing exceptionally well. As a committed and reliable parent, I want to make a positive contribution to improve the life chances of all Parkhill students by taking it from good to outstanding.