Mr D Abrahams – Head Teacher
My name is David Abrahams and I have been a member of the governing board at Green Street Green Primary School since I became Head Teacher in April 2013.
I have been on the governing body of a number of schools over the years both as a staff governor and community governor. The role has changed significantly over the years with the growing importance of the role governors play in setting the strategic direction of the school, ensuring correct financial management and providing challenge to the leadership team.
It is my mission to work with the governing board to ensure Green Street Green Primary creates successful and passionate lifelong learners.
Mr S Khan – Chair of Governors
I'm Sheik Khan and I was elected as a Parent Governor in September 2014 and have been Chair of Governors since October 2016. I am also an active member of our PTA, the School and Home Association.
I am a Company Secretary and Head of Industrial Relations, sitting on a number of Boards, Committees and working parties. I have an extensive knowledge of employment law with a specialism in disputes resolution and have resolved over 600 cases in mediation. I have sat as a lay member on the Employment Tribunals since 1995, am a Pensions Trustee and act as Secretary to an Industry Charity.
My other business experience includes marketing, setting policy, writing papers, drafting responses to Government consultation documents and giving the occasional lecture.
I have 2 daughters at the school and my brother and sister-in-law work there as well. My brother and I also attended the school as did my nephews. I left in 1975 and my brother left in 1976.
I am passionate about this school and am proud of our achievements in my time on the Board.
Mr W Sumner
I’m Wayne Sumner and I was elected as a Co-opted Governor in September 2012 and was elected as Vice-Chair earlier this year.
Until recently I chaired the Building and Sites Committee, which has overseen the improvements to our school fabric, ensuring we make it a safe and healthy building environment for our children to learn in and our wonderful staff to teach in. This has been part of a long-term plan involving careful prioritisation and investment. I look forward to working with Jo Brett my fellow co-Chair to support Sheik Khan as Chair, David as Head Teacher and the wider Governing Body to lead the school forward over the coming years.
My background includes over 19 years in the public and private sectors working across the education, training, welfare to work and central government. I have significant experience of working on senior boards with expertise in implementing strategy. I have 2 children at Balgowan Primary school. This means I think I bring an objective, yet informed perspective to the discussions and decisions that we make as a Governing Board to help our pupils perform at their best, be happy and enjoy learning.
Mrs J Brett - Joint Vice Chair of Governors
My name is Jo Brett and I have been a Parent Governor since October 2014. I was elected as Vice-Chair last year.
I am currently the chair of the Schools Standards Committee and am also the Link Governor in respect of the School Development Plan looking at effective marking and feedback to ensure the highest levels of teaching and learning across the school.
I spent nearly 20 years in Private Banking in the City undertaking a variety of financial and marketing roles and now run a small business with my husband.
I feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to contribute to the Governing Body and am committed to supporting the Head, the Senior Leadership Team and working with my colleagues on the Governing Body to ensure that our wonderful school continues to thrive and provide a safe and happy environment for all our children to become life-long learners.
Mrs V Booth – Joint Vice Chair of Governors
I became a Parent Governor in August 2015 because I want to make a positive contribution towards our children's education. I am passionate about education and learning and I have two children at the school in Year 2 and Year 5. I have a business degree in Product Design, Innovation and Marketing and more than 20 years’ experience in marketing and public relations covering UK and international financial services. I bring specific expertise in advising companies with crisis management, improving corporate reputation, executive strategic management, along with positive profile raising and the development of corporate communications
Mrs H Rogers – Parent Trustee
I am a School Business Manager in a special school and have been working in the Education sector for 3 years now. Prior to this I was in retail covering a wide field of specialties for 12 years. I have experience in finance, facilities management, human resources and strategic planning and management. I have worked at both local and national levels and believe that my experience can support me in being a proactive Governor for Green Street Green to help shape and enhance the education for our children.
I have a son at Green Street Green and am thankful that I have been given the opportunity to contribute to the local area as a school Governor.
I have been teaching for 14 years in Bromley. In September 2013 I joined Green Street Primary school, at present I teach Year 4 and am the PE subject leader and Extended Schools Coordinator. I coach all the teams which represent the school, including athletics and football. At present our boys Year 6 football are in the semi-finals of the Orpington & District PS FA knockout cup, a great achievement and the adventure is not over yet! I became a staff trustee in 2014, as I feel that Green Street Green is a fantastic school and thoroughly enjoy the opportunity to help the pupils and school continue developing positively. We aim to help all the children reach their potential and excel in all areas, by providing exciting learning experiences inside and out of school.
Green Street Green has been a part of my life for over 20 years. I joined GSG in 1997 as a pupil in Reception, and during my time at the school I was inspired to look into teaching. While attending secondary school I continued to develop my interest in education and I regularly volunteered at Green Street Green, spending a large portion of my time in the Speech & Language Classrooms. After completing my degree in Primary Education, I landed my dream job at a school that means so much to me. I became a trustee in 2015 as I wanted to contribute to the continuing growth of Green Street Green. As well as teaching in Year 1, I am part of the English team, helping to lead the school in learning and teaching in this area. In addition to my work at the school, I also run a youth group for young people aged 11-18. It is an honour to represent Green Street Green and be part of a team that ensures our children are resilient, life-long learners being exposed to exciting learning experiences.
I joined the Governing Board as a Staff Governor in Spring 2017. I have two children at Green Street Green in year 3 and year 6, and have worked at the school since 2014, enjoying a variety of support roles within several year groups as well as the Speech and Language Provision. I currently work as an Intervention Support Assistant in year 4, and also represent the school as an Autism Champion - coming together with primary and secondary professionals across Bromley schools to promote inclusive practice and greater understanding.Being both a non-teaching staff member and parent on the Governing Board enables me to appreciate issues which effect the school from several perspectives. I am committed to being part of a Governing Body which is focussed on building an enabling and safe environment where children are excited by their learning and able to excel.
Mr R Summers – Co-Opted Trustee
I have spent twenty years as a senior business leader in one of the UK’s most high profile organisations. I bring to the Governing Body a wealth of expertise in project management and leadership. I am a keen rugby player and devote my spare time to coaching community rugby to disadvantaged children.
I am Green Street Green’s representative on the board of trustees for the South Orpington Learning Alliance where I currently hold the role of Chair. I also look at the way the school sports premium is spent and the impact this has on the children.
I became a School Governor to get more involved with the local community. I have been living here happily for over 10 years. I applied for the position and it is my honour to be a Finance Governor since September 2017 with Green Street Green Primary School. I am a qualified accountant with more than 15 years’ experience in accounting and tax in both SME and large companies.I look forward to working with the excellent staff and governors at school and to help us all get to where we want to be.