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Parent Governors

Parent Governors can be nominated and elected by parents of Grendon Primary School or by the Full Governing Board. (Please click on the name for more details)

Mrs. Carina Monnelly-Owen (Chair)

It is my honour to serve as Chair of the Governing Board at Grendon Primary School.  I applied to be a parent Governor a few years ago because I witnessed how my boys were receiving such a happy and nurturing education and wanted to make a positive difference to the school, the children and community.

I have recently taken on the role as Chair and part of this role is to work with the other Governors, Head Teacher and her team.  Our aim is to ensure that we achieve our long term objective to provide the keys to learning and investigate the wider world through a pastoral curriculum that removes barriers to learning as well as an academic curriculum that provides structure, opportunity and enrichment, so that our children believe ‘We Can’.

Appointing Body Full Governing Board
Positions of Responsibility
  • Chair of Full Governing Board
  • Chair of Strategic Group
Committee Membership
  • Strategic Group
  • SAPs (Salary and Appointments) 
Term of Office 01.09.2015-01.09.2019

Mrs. Joanne Baker

I have the privilege of being Parent Governor at Grendon with my specific role as Safeguarding, Pupil Premium and Sports Premium Governor

I have worked in the educational sector for the past 10 years as Pastoral staff and have gained a wealth of skill and knowledge in school systems and procedures.

I became a school Governor as I believe every child as a right to an education and to reach their full potential while at school. I wanted to use my knowledge and experience that I have gained from my professional career to support Grendon as it continues to grow, develop and improve for all of our children.

Appointing Body Governing Board
Position of responsibility SAPs Committee Member & Pastoral Governor
Committee Membership SAPs Committee
Term of Office 4/11/2016 - 3/11/2020


Mr. Partho Bose

I have recently joined the Governing Board as a Parent Governor. 

I am father to two children with my oldest son attending Grendon.  Just like every parent I want the best for my children.  I want them to be happy, confident and become the very best they can be.

Grendon is already a super school and want it to continue to succeed and improve further.

As parents we need to support school and give back where required.  With this is mind I decided to apply for the role of parent governor as I would like an inside look at how things work and have the chance to make a difference as well.

My area of responsibility will be supporting school with financial matters and will sit on Finance & Premises Committee.

I currently work as a Senior Manager with extensive experience in leading relationship management, project management, working cross border countries and international payment in the financial service industry for a global bank.  I am highly experienced in compliance and regulatory needs in line with the job role and have a proven track record to deliver sustainable business growth and excellence for all stakeholders.

Appointing Body: Full Governing Board
Committee Membership: Finance and General Purposes
Term of Office: 01.11.2015 – 01.11.2019

Ms. Halima Ali

I am a newly appointed Parent Governor and a member of the Finance & Premises Committee. 

I have one daughter in Year One and another to join Reception in September. 
I will endeavour to meet the requirements of Governors to work closely with staff at Grendon Primary by monitoring, questioning and challenging to collectively ensure the best possible standards of education and support for all children attending the school.

I recognise the importance of providing a safe, caring, supportive and effective environment that brings opportunities for each child to make those essential steps in life. 

Being in 'Attendance in school' governance meetings has shown me a whole new perspective on how schools are run. This has enabled me to recognise how important it is that the children of Grendon leave equipped with the knowledge, skills and moral foundations to enable them to achieve and succeed in later life.  I hope to utilise my skills and experience and working with parents and the community to support Ms Pyke, Head teacher, the Governing body and the staff in fulfilling our aspirations for the future of Grendon. 

My background and studies have been in Criminal Justice and have also worked in various industries. 

I enjoy reading, walking, gardening and visiting new places. 

Appointing Body Governing Board
Position of responsibility Finances and Premises
Committee Membership Strategy Committee
Term of Office 10/05/2019 - 09/09/2023