Co Chair of Governors: Mr. Colin Adams
I have been a governor at Wykeham Primary School for many years and am currently the Co Chair of Governors. My main area of responsibility is Literacy and I meet the 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 few 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.
Co Chair of Governors: Ms. Barbara Amponsah-Abedi
My name is Barbara Amponsah-Abedi and I was officially appointed as a Local Authority Governor for Wykeham Primary School 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 six 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 School in taking the school from strength to strength.
Co-opted Governor: Ms. Yemi Ogundimu
Hello everyone. My name is Yemi Ogundimu. I have been a governor at Wykeham Primary School for a long time. Over the years, I have seen our children grow in confidence and maturity and find myself amazed at their development. This confidence can be seen during the school assemblies, demonstrating how the children take pride in what they do. It shows their responsibilities and commitment to being unique individuals.
The high results are evidence of the teachers’ efforts and time invested into the children in their care. I can only say that I am grateful for the privilege to be part of this community over the years.
Co-opted Governor: Ms. Jenni Jemmot- Brown
My name is Jenni Jemmott-Brown. I am a Co-opted Governor and have two children. Both my children have achieved well at Wykeham. I live in Neasden and have done so for the past fifteen years. I try hard to keep up with events happening within the community and have attended many governor meetings and courses, both online and at various centres, to assist me in my role. Currently I am also on the Curriculum and Personnel sub-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.
Staff Governor: Mr. Arvind Halai
I am a Staff Governor and am also a member of the Curriculum and Personnel sub-committee. I have taught at Wykeham Primary School for ten years. In addition, I am the subject leader for Mathematics
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 team. 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 my professional development.
Parent Governor: Mr. Mohamed Elmi
My name is Mohamed Elmi. As a former Chair of Somali Diaspora and with over twenty years of experience in matters relating to community development and socio-economic issues in the UK, I am humbled and privileged to serve as a new governor at Wykeham Primary School. I take a crucial role in my children’s development and progress, some of whom have moved on and some of whom are still attending the school. I feel duty bound to contribute and take part in the excellent work that has already been achieved by the school.
During my time as a chairman, I have observed, participated and actively campaigned on many critical issues facing the community, taking on lead roles on certain issues. I have also worked with local governments, particularly Brent, to support the community. I bring a wealth of diverse experience, which will help me enormously in my new role as a governor.
Being involved in making strategically relevant and forward thinking decisions that benefit pupils, and promote overall progress are at the heart of a governors’ role - a role I am excited about and I humbly intend on succeeding for the children, school and the wider community.