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 am Samaris Huntington-Thresher and I was elected as a Local Councillor for Chelsfield, Green Street Green and Pratts Bottom in 2002 and became a Governor at Green Street Green Primary School shortly after.
As Governor I have served on many different committees including Finance and Buildings & Sites, and am currently Chair of the Human Resources Committee.
I attended Green Street Green Primary School myself and as both Local Councillor and Governor I am committed to supporting the local community that I grew up in and in helping the school to grow and develop to give our children the best start.
My business experience is in marketing within the print and publishing sector and I now run a Health and Nutrition company. This is alongside my role on the Council where my primary focus has been within the Environment Department including the greenbelt, planning, residential services and the road network.
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.