Our Governing Body


Lesley Ludlow - Co Opted Governor

Role: Chair of Governors 


I am very pleased to be joining the governors at Edgware Primary School, taking on the role as Chair of Governors. 

I have been a parent Governor at another local Barnet school since 2000. I became a parent governor there in 2000 and became a co-opted governor when my term as a parent governor ended in 2004. I have served on Curriculum and Pupil Welfare, Personnel and Pay and Resources and Premises committees.  I have been a member of the Head Teacher’s Appraisal Panel, chaired the Resources committee and been a link governor for Literacy and Safeguarding.I took on the role of Vice Chair in 2002 and became Chair in 2014.

I trained to become a governor support colleague for the Barnet Partnership for School Improvement Governance Support Programme and worked alongside several BPSI advisers on school visits to review governance. 

I also have been a governor member of Barnet’s Schools Forum, where issues around funding and school budgets are discussed.


Rachael Tomlinson –Co Opted Governor

Role: Chair of Resource Committee.

  Rachael was appointed a governor in December 2016 and is now Co-Chair and Chairs the Resources Committee. She has a finance and strategic background in the public sector, holding previous roles in internal audit. Rachael currently works for one of the health regulators. She has also previously been involved in voluntary children’s youth work and is therefore pleased to be involved in the local community and being able to use her experience to help the school.

Debbie Picton - Co-Opted Governor

Role: Chair of Curriculum Committee/ SEN/Safeguarding

Debbie has over 15 years’ experience of teaching at secondary school level in London since graduating with an MA degree in Classics. She is Deputy Head of a secondary school. She had previously worked as an Assistant Head with responsibility for the Sixth Form at a local independent girls’ school.  She is passionate about the importance of providing aspiration and challenge in education for all children, whilst ensuring that wellbeing of the children is at the centre of everything a school does. Having worked in a voluntary capacity for an NHS board previously, she is dedicated to serving the local community where she can and is excited to support the aims and ethos of Edgware Primary School as it moves forward.

Jonathan Grunwald: Co-opted Governor (Vice Chair)

Role: Resources Committee

Jonny works in Human Resources. He is a Reward Manager. He has worked with many companies consulting on Human Relations (HR). Jonny is keen to give back to the community. He is passionate about children’s education. Jonny brings his knowledge of managing and incentivising large teams. Jonny has good financial knowledge and would like to contribute to Edgware in any way he can to help further improve the school.
Mr M Martin  LA Governor  Curriculum Committee

Matthew Martin - LA Governor 

Role: Curriculum Committee 

I have recently joined the governing body of Edgware, I was a staff governor of an Academy school  and have recently moved jobs to work for the prison service. I am experienced in working and developing curriculm. 

I am looking forward to contributing to the school governing body.


Ahmad Munir – Parent Governor

Role: Resources Committee

Ahmad is passionate about education and committed to providing all the help and support he can to enable EPS to provide the best education to its pupils. He strongly believes that a good primary provides a firm foundation for lifelong learning. Ahmad is the founder of two girl’s schools overseas from primary to secondary. Ahmad has a BEng (Hons) in Digital Electronics and by profession works as a Design Engineer since 2007 with Sony.


Paul Oluwamayowa – Parent Governor

Role: Resources Committee

Paul has been a parent governor at Edgware primary school for over 5 years  

He is a member of the Resources committee.

Paul strongly believe that a child's academic, emotional and spiritual development are integral to them growing up to be responsible adults who can make meaningful contribution to their community and society at large, Hence his involvement in the school's governing body and support of his local church as a Sunday school teacher.

He works within the Education finance team of the London borough of Hillingdon as an accountant.


Umesh  Gorasia– Associate Governor

Role: Resources Committee

Umesh lives locally and is keen to give back to his community. He is passionate about improving children's education.


Manahil Durrani – Parent Governor

Manahil has a level two teaching assisted certificate as well as an adults Talk English and level two being a Parent Ambassador certificate. She is the Parent Ambassador of Edgware Primary school and her job role includes: being the first point of contact for the parents, dealing with issues that the Parents may have, sign posting the parents to the right person or organisation and encouraging parents to attend the coffee mornings and workshops that the school holds. A huge part of her role include the admissions process of new students and their families and planning and overseeing the annual school fairs.