Please note that minutes of the Governors meetings are available from the school office upon request.

Click here to view the Governors’ Self Evaluation January 2015.

Please click this link to view the attendance record of Governors at meetings for the previous academic year.

RoleNameA brief descriptionSpecial responsiblitiesEnd of termMembership of relevant bodies
Chair &
L.A. Governor
Councillor Jean LammimanJean took over from Tony Murphy as Chair of Governors in September 2014.
Jean was nominated by the Local Authority and appointed by the Governing Body.
Leadership & Management/
Member of Finance
& Personnel Committee/
Member of Pay panel
31st August 2019Coming soon.
HeadteacherMatt SilverMatt Silver began at Shaftesbury as headteacher on September 1st 2017.Member of Pay panel31st August 2019Coming soon.
Tim NguessanTim is a teacher in the 6th Form at Shaftesbury. His daughter was a student here.
Tim was elected to the Governing body.
31st August 2019NUT,
Simon SackwildSimon has been with us since 1996. He is the Head of Student Care and also head of Maths.
Simon is the designated teacher for Safeguarding and Looked After Children.
Simon serves as the NUT rep for Shaftesbury as well as being the Learning Rep for Harrow NUT.
He represents special schools on the Local Safeguarding Children's Board (LSCB).
He is the school lead on E-Safety. Simon is an LSCB trainer and a physical intervention instructor for the school.
Simon has been the teacher representative to the Governors since September 2012. Simon was elected to the Governing Body
31st August 2019NUT Harrow Learning representative
& Shaftesbury representative,
Vice-Chair of Learning & Development
Committee of LSCB,
LSCB member representing special schools
Pat EnderbyPat has been at Shaftesbury since September 2001. In December 2005 Pat was appointed Senior Teaching Assistant.
Pat now represents Shaftesbury's teaching assistants as a member of the Management team and the Governing body.
Pat is a Higher Level Teaching Assistant which enables her to cover lessons in the absence of teachers. Pat's son David was a student at Shaftesbury giving her a wide perspective on the workings of the school.
Pat's daughter is also employed at Shaftesbury. Pat was elected onto the Governing Body by members of staff at Shaftesbury.
31st August 2019UNISON,
Deacon at Rayners Lane Baptist Church
Derek BakerDerek is a Chartered Engineer with degrees in engineering and management.
Derek is an active director/partner in a specialist consulting/interim management company with 50 years of experience.
Derek is a freeman of the City of London and is a qualified interviewer for the Institute of Directors 'Chartered Director Professional Review'.
Derek was appointed by the Governing Body.
Member of Finance &
Personnel Committee
31st August 2019Chairman of a not for profit company,
Trustee of Age UK Harrow,
Freeman of the City of London
Tony MurphyTony has been a long standing governor at Shaftesbury, first as a parent governor, then as vice chair then as chair.
He has a strong belief in the key role Shaftesbury plays in Harrow and that it continues to be a good exemplar of best practice in the delivery of special needs education.
Part of his role is to monitor performance and provide support. He is a facilities manager and currently provides consultancy support to an NHS trust.
Tony stood down as Chair of Governors in September 2014 and will carry on as a Community Governor.
Tony's son is also employed at Shaftesbury. Tony was appointed by the Governing Body.
Chair of Finance
& Personnel Committee
31st August 2019Director of TME 37 Ltd,
Governor at Norbury school,
Representative at West London
Special Schools Governors meeting
Trish CooneyTrish became a parent governor in 2015. She has a daughter and a son.
Her son is a student at Shaftesbury. Trish was elected to the Governing Body by the parents of students at Shaftesbury.
Member of Finance &

Personnel Committee
31st August 2019Nursing & Midwifery Council
Co-Opted GovernorFarry KhadjehFarry works for The Village School, BrentComing soon.Coming soon.Coming soon.
Clerk to
Niral WadhiaNiral is the school receptionist.N/AN/AN/A