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 SaleemMs Michelle Fuller Ms Ria KudratiMr Mohammed SharzadaMs Careta Malcolm-WalcottMrs Nadia HussainMrs Joanne Wakefield

Headteacher and Governor

Majid Saleem
Acting Chair of Governors

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.

Michelle Fuller

Ms Michelle Fuller
Co-opted Governor

I have been Chair of Governors at Parkhill Junior School for 5 years and have been a member of the governing body for 9 years. I am also the Chair of Governors for the Beal Business Innovation Hub. As a governor I have the opportunity to spend time in schools talking to the staff and children, this helps me to gain insight into whether the agreed policies and procedures are working for the school community.

I have a background in safeguarding and working with vulnerable families and have worked for a neighbouring local authority for many years.

Ria Kudrati

Ria Kudrati
Co-opted Governor
22.01.18 – 21.01.22

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 – 21.01.22

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.

Careta Malcolm-Walcott

Careta Malcolm-Walcott
Co- opted Governor
22.01.18 – 21.01.22

Children are our future and through an approach of continuous improvement, the team at Parkhill Junior School plays an important part in shaping and enriching the lives of our future generation.

My passion as a Local Authority School Governor feeds my early interests in mentoring children to help them realise their full potential.  I enjoy the challenge of working collaboratively to help children develop and grow into mature responsible adults.

Through my work as a Finance Manager, I also understand how good financial awareness and sound business acumen can help strengthen performance and help investment in the future.  My experience in other areas of business such as Law, Health and Safety and as a Disciplinary Committee member has helped me understand and appreciate the variety of skills that a diverse team brings to every organisation.

As a School Governor I want to make a strong contribution to my local community and help every child secure a brighter future.

Nadia Hussain







Nadia Hussain
Parent Governor
01.05.19 – 30.04.23

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.








Joanne Wakefield
School Governor
27.09.20 – 26.09.24

I joined the teaching team at Parkhill Junior School in September 2018, having previously taught in Newham, Redbridge, and Barking and Dagenham. I am currently a class teacher in Year 6 with teaching experience across Key Stage 1 and 2. As geography and choir lead, I have a broad knowledge of the curriculum, having worked closely with staff and children across the school.

I am committed to providing challenging learning opportunities that stimulate a sense of wonder and equip our children with the knowledge, skills and understanding they will need to become life-long learners.  My role as Staff Governor and member of the Curriculum Committee, enables me to share my knowledge of teaching and learning at Parkhill Junior School, ensuring high quality learning experiences for all.