Wykeham Primary School

Committed to Excellence, Equality and Enjoyment


I have been a governor at Wykeham School for many years and am currently the Chair of Governors. My main area of responsibility is Literacy and I meet the two Literacy Subject Leaders regularly. As well as attending the meetings, I enjoy visiting the school - especially attending the Friday assemblies, which are always very interesting, thought-provoking and above all enjoyable.

I retired from full-time work a couple of years ago. I started as a teacher and then worked for Brent and Camden advising schools and teachers, with a particular focus on History, Geography and RE. I now have more time to travel to different countries. I also enjoy sport, walking, reading and music.

My name is Barbara Amponsah-Abedi and I was officially appointed as a Local Authority Governor for Wykeham Primary in November 2012. I am very passionate about education and learning and strongly believe in every child having access to a high standard of education.

I currently work as Qualifications and Assessment Manager for the Institute of Risk Management where I have been for almost 6 years. Prior to that I worked for Edexcel (now known as Pearson Education). I’m married with a four year old son and a daughter. I’ve recently completed my Masters degree in Educational Assessment and I look forward to working with the rest of the Governing team and Wykeham Primary in taking the school from strength to strength.

My name is Nardia Sullivan. I was appointed as  Vice Chair of Governors for Wykeham Primary School in October 2013.

 As a parent, I have been continually impressed by the level of education, discipline and care shown at our school and the high standards achieved. These levels of achievement are the result of hard work and dedication from the head teacher, teachers, board of governors and the school community as a whole. It was this commitment to local education that encouraged me to become more involved in the school community. As a governor my main aim is to assist the school to not only maintain, but exceed its goals.

 I have lived in the Neasden/Willesden Green area for over eighteen years and work in digital marketing, coordinating communication with clients via on-line media.

My name is Mary Farrell.  I have been a governor at Wykeham School for eleven years.  I chair the Finance sub-committee  and I am the governor with responsibility for Numeracy and Child protection.   I am passionate about education and as a governor, my aim is to work with and support the whole school community.

I have lived in Brent for 30 years and am semi-retired ,having worked in the NHS for many years. I enjoy gardening, travelling to different countries and am currently working at improving my French language skills.

I am a Staff Governor for the Curriculum and Personnel Sub-Committee and have worked at Wykeham for the past six years as a teacher in year one and in year three. In addition, I am the subject leader for PSHCE and RE.

Since my election as a governor in 2011, I have thoroughly enjoyed being able to positively contribute towards the development of the school. It is rewarding and fascinating to be a part of the leadership side of the school! It has been an immensely rewarding and satisfying experience to see and be part of Wykeham's achievement.

In my spare time, I enjoy researching, especially about the education sector and watching documentaries to continue to my professional development. 

My name is Yvonne Adams, and I have recently become a parent governor at Wykeham primary School. I have a daughter who is in reception and goes to the school. I also attended Wykeham primary school as a child.

 I graduated from university in November 2012, with a Law Degree. I have a keen interest in education, as well as laws and processes. I like to keep up to date with current affairs. 

My name is Jenni Jemmott-Brown. I am a Parent Governor and have two children, one of which currently attends the school. Both my children have achieved well at Wykenham and any needs they have had have been met. I live in Neasden and have done so for the past twelve years. I try hard to keep up with events happening within the community and have attended many governor meetings and courses, both on line and at various centres, to assist me in my role. Currently I am also on the School Curriculum committee.

My work background is mainly catering and I have built this up over sixteen years. Now I am self-employed and teach roller skating to all ages. In my spare time I do taekwando and rock climbing. I am always happy to hear from parents about school issues - good or bad.

My name is Kavita Bharadia and I have been a Parent Governor at Wykeham Primary School since November 2011. I am also part of the Curriculum and Personnel and Pay sub-committees.

 I have two children who both attend Wykeham Primary School and so have seen firsthand the high standards of teaching and discipline being achieved by the school. This is purely down to the hard work and dedication of all the school staff and the support of the parents. As a Governor my role is to represent the views of the parents and to assist the teaching staff in further improving our school.

 I have lived in Neasden for fifteen years. I work as a freelance graphic designer and have been in that field since my graduation many years ago. I have also recently found a new hobby in fitness. I started using the gym just over a year ago. I have been training hard for the last year and am now a  qualified level 2 Fitness Consultant. I am working towards becoming a Personal Trainer this year. 

 I also do a lot of charity bike rides and am participating in my second London to Brighton charity bike ride this year.