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• Quality of Education
• Behaviour and Attitudes
Mr W KhanParent
Mr I MohammedParent
Councillor A KhanLA Governor• SEND
Mr G AbbasCo-opted• Finance
• Safeguarding
• Safer Recruitment
Mr K AhmedCo-opted• Finance
• Pay Review
• Pupil Premium
• Outcomes
Mr S Alyas (Vice Chair)Co-opted• Finance
• Governor Training
Mr R CowanNLG, Co-opted• Pay Review
• Pupil Premium
• Outcomes
Mr A HafizCo-opted• Finance
• English
Mr Z Hussain
(Chair of the Finance Committee)
Co-opted• Finance
• Pay Review
• IT
• Maths
Mrs B KangCo-opted• Personal Development
• Staff and Pupil Wellbeing
Mrs N ShaheenCo-opted• Leadership and Management
Mrs J AdamsHeadteacher• Finance
• Pay Review
• Leadership and Management
• Safeguarding
VacancyStaff representative
Mrs J WarrenClerk to the Governors

Useful Documents

Governors Code Of Conduct

Governors Terms of Reference

Governors Declaration of Interests

Attendance Register 2020-21



Schools Financial Benchmark


If you wish to contact the Governing Body, please email either the Chair of Governors or the clerk:

Chair of Governors:

Clerk to Governors: