Our Governors

While the Headteacher has overall responsibility for the management and running of the school on a day-to-day basis, the governors (who include the Head Teacher) are responsible for matters of policy. We meet to discuss areas such as finance, personnel, teaching and learning, premises and communications.

The Governing Board of Ashmount Primary School was reconstituted in line with new legislation in March 2015. The Governing Board is now made up of 11 governors: 1 Head Teacher; 1 other staff governor elected by the staff ; 1 governor nominated by the Local Authority; 4 parent governors elected by the parents, and 4 governors co-opted to the Board on the basis of their skills, knowledge and experience.

Our chair of Governors is Dean James Robbins. Our Vice Chair is Lucy Kilkenny.

To contact Dean James Robbins (Chair) or Lucy Kilkenny (Vice Chair) please use the following email gov@ashmount.islington.sch.uk or our school address: Crouch Hill Park, 83 Crouch HiIl, London, N8 9EG.

Full Governors

Staff Governors

Anthony Carmel (Head Teacher) – 18/03/2015 to 18/03/2019

Louise Smyth – 09/12/17 to 08/12/2021

Local Authority Governor

Michelline Ngongo – 02/03/2015 to 01/03/2019

Parent Governors

Iain Patterson – 26/02/2016 to 25/02/2020

Jescinta James – 01/12/2018 – 30/11/2022

Naizia Hussain – 01/12/2018 – 30/11/2022

Co-opted Governors

Dean James-Robbins (Chairman) – 10/02/2016 to 09/02/2020 (Pupil Premium)

David Barry – 18/03/2015 to 17/03/2019

Associate Members
The reconstituted Governing Board voted to invite applications from the staff and parent bodies for associate membership of the Board’s sub-committees. Associate Members have voting rights on the committees to which they are attached but not at FGB Meetings. Their attendance at FGB is, therefore, optional. We have now appointed six associate members as follows:


Catherine Burkin – 09/07/2017 to 08/07/2019 (Special Educational Needs and Disability)

Ian Goodfellow – 09/07/2017 to 08/07/2019

Kate Peers – 09/07/2017 to 08/07/2019


Eleanor Haworth – 09/07/2017 to 08/07/2019

Sharon Turney – 18/03/2017 to 17/03/2019

The current members of the Full Governing Board and Committees (with their terms of office) are available to view on the links below:

Members of the Governing Body and Sub Committees

All Committee Terms of Reference DEC 2017

NGA Model Code of Conduct 2017