The purpose of governance is to provide confident and strong strategic leadership which leads to robust accountability, oversight and assurance for educational and financial performance. DfE Governance Handbook 2019

The Governing Body of William Austin Junior School meets as a full Governing Body and in committees with delegated powers to deliver the three core functions:

• Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;

• Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the effective and efficient performance management of staff; and

• Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent.

The Governing Body meet regularly throughout the year and individual governors have specific responsibilities connected to areas of the school.

Governor NameGovernor TypeCommittees/Responsibilities
Mr M Kashif (Chair)Parent
Councillor A KhanLA Governor
Mr G AbbasCo-optedFinance
Mr K AhmedCo-optedFinance, Pay Review
Mr S Alyas (Vice Chair)Co-optedFinance
Mr R CowanNLG, Co-optedPay Review
Mr A HafizCo-optedFinance
Mr Z HussainCo-optedFinance, Pay Review
Mrs B KangCo-opted
Mrs N ShaheenCo-opted
Mrs J AdamsHeadteacherFinance, Pay Review
VacancyStaff representative
Mrs K UnsworthClerk to the Governors

Useful Documents

Governors Code Of Conduct

Attendance Register 2017-2018

Governors Terms of Reference

Governors Declaration of Interests

Attendance Register 2018-2019


If you wish to contact the Governing Body, please write to:
Chair Of Governors. c/o William Austin Junior School, Austin Road, Luton, LU3 1UA

The Clerk: