Childs Hill & Claremont Federation
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Community Council

Governance of our school:  The Elliot Foundation Academies Trust is the governance body responsible for the school as a whole with the Board of Trustees accountable for decisions made. For more information on the Trust and how our governance structure works, please visit www.elliotfoundation.co.uk (Trust Governance and Community Council documents) noting in particular the Scheme of Delegation and Accountability and Representation documents. The Trust Legal and Governance Director can also be emailed on jem.shuttleworth@elliotfoundation.co.uk 

Welcome and Introduction to our Community Council

The Trust governance model recognises that Community Councils are, whilst a full and formal part of the governance structure in line with the Trust’s Articles of Association, wholly advisory bodies who focus on;

  • The ethos and values of the school
  • The ambition, appropriateness and effectiveness of the school's curriculum for its children
  • The wellbeing of pupils, families and staff

Community councillors are a much valued group of volunteers that play a crucial role in our school offering challenging but positive and proactive support to the Principal and Senior Leadership team on behalf of the children and community that the school serves. They know and celebrate the strengths of the community that the school serves alongside holding the highest aspirations and expectations for our pupils.  

Community councillors are appointed from current parents, staff and pupils alongside committed individuals from the wider community. Councillors have an interest in the education and wider opportunities offered by the school to all pupils and have some free time to give to supporting the school vision and aim for every child to develop and enjoy their time at school, learning and progressing with the three bubbles that make up our curriculum, ABC.  

Our Priorities for 2023-2024 are

The Communiuty Council consists of smaller groups who all have a different focus. The groups, which include pupils, parents, volenteers and staff, have priorities they have chosen to work on within their area of interest. The groups are...

  • Junior Travel Ambassadors 
  • Eco Warriors 
  • House Captains 
  • Wellbeing Buddies
  • Digital Leaders

If you would like to see the Community Council Action Plan for 2023/24, please click here

If you are interested in finding out more about the Childs Hill Community Council, please contact Dan Hawkinshead@claremontprimary.org

The community council is scheduled to meet four times in each school year, and their activities will include visiting during the school day and linking closely with the pupils and parent champions.   

2023-2024 Community Council

Name Role Profile
Daniel Hawkins Executive Headteacher                                                                                                                                                         I am proud to be the Executive Headteacher of this federation.  We are a thriving, inclusive, creative federation made up of two fantastic schools in NW2.  Our federation is a member of the Elliot Foundation Academies Trust, a child centre positive thinking organisation with whom we share common visions and values.  Namely that all children deserve a good education and that education should be of the whole child.  We have high aspirations academically, developmentally and creatively for all pupils in our diverse community and working together in partnership we can achieve our goals.  
Sally Neaves Head of School                               

I am the very proud Head of School at Claremont Primary. We are a very diverse and inclusive school which believes strongly in supporting our children to develop to be the best version of themselves; academically, socially and creatively. 

We believe in creating a curriculum and school experience which will expose our children to a wide range of exciting and aspiring opportunities,driving their ambition for the future.

Emma Casey Community Councillor (Chair)

I began as a parent governor in 2015. Since then my roles have included Chair of Governors, link governor for safeguarding, teaching & learning and SEND.

I have been an active member of the school community for many years and all of my children attended Childs Hill. I have volunteered in school and assisted on many school trips and I have been a familiar face at school events of the years.

As Community Councillors we are ambitious for all children to thrive.  Their emotional and educational wellbeing is a priority.  Feeling safe, ready to learn and taking pride in themselves as part of the Childs Hill and Claremont Federation.  I look forward to working with staff, pupils and parents to enable the best possible outcomes for all pupils.  

I have a background working in Postgraduate students for an NHS Trust and the Institute of Child Health.

Michelle Golan Staff Councillor

I have worked with children my whole working life. First as a nanny, and for the past 15 years in primary schools, as a SEN Teaching Assistant, Classroom TA, and my present role is as a Pastoral Officer. For many years at Childs Hill I ran a highly proactive School Council, where we raised thousands of pounds for charities, both here in the UK and abroad. I also helped set up and run Childs Hill Peer Mediators, which are children, who helped other children resolve low level problems in the playground.  I’m passionate about 'pupil voice' and believe that all children should be heard. Children are more insightful than we give them credit for!

Being part of the Childs Hill restorative journey has been eye opening and I’m excited to be part of Claremont’s journey. 

Sarah Nicholls Staff Councillor

I have been a Senior Learning Mentor since 2003, working both in Childs Hill and Claremont Primary School. I have worked with children my whole working life from playgroups, primary schools to a Pupil Referral Unit

Since 2018 I have been seconded with Barnet two days a week, in an advisory capacity to support school staff with strategies to prevent children from permanent exclusion. I am passionate about children’s mental health and advocating their pupil voice. I always have time to listen to the children and I am a great believer in a restorative approach to help children to resolve conflicts. I love working in Claremont school alongside the staff and children to foster an inclusive community school environment where all children’s voices are heard.

Paulette Singer Community Councillor I am a Director of Clitterhouse Farm Project, an organisation that I co-founded with the hope of brining the Clitterhouse Farm back into community use.  The drive behind this has been an awareness of the lack of community infrastructure and general investment in the area.  I believe the school's potential to become a central and essential part of the local community infrastructure, a place that children are excited to go to everyday and the community are proud of.  
Adele Koch Gasmalla  Community Councillor

My daughter is at Claremont Primary School since Reception and she is really happy. It's a first time for me to join the community council, I'm very excited. I previously volunteered in Claremont Primary School. I look forward to achieving a lot this year with the community council. 

 

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@claremont_nw2 - February 20
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@claremont_nw2 - November 28
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@claremont_nw2 - November 23
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@claremont_nw2 - November 23
With your support, we can roll out this initiative to Claremont and even more schools in the Foundation https://t.co/nyT7a3rWh4
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@claremont_nw2 - November 17
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@claremont_nw2 - October 7
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@claremont_nw2 - October 7
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@claremont_nw2 - September 23
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@claremont_nw2 - September 22
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@claremont_nw2 - September 22
Year 6 dissected hearts today! They are learning about the circulatory system and how to describe the functions of the heart, blood vessels and blood... an unforgettable learning experience! pic.twitter.com/BZ8CrdFfto
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@claremont_nw2 - September 22
On Tuesdays, we have our Golden Stars Assembly. Ask your child how they can be a golden star winner... pic.twitter.com/WaTFRzG0P4
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@claremont_nw2 - September 22
Check out this video to help you support your child with balancing screen time and other activities that can be done at home... https://t.co/Y1KCUpQruU
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@claremont_nw2 - February 20
Join Kids Cycle up at Clitterhouse Farm this Saturday 12-3 (and every last Saturday of each month). Bring your family, your bikes and an appetite for some of the best home baked goods in north London. The cycling group is FREE OF CHARGE. 😊See you then! 🚴🚴🚴 pic.twitter.com/WkXA51FQBp
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@claremont_nw2 - September 22
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@claremont_nw2 - September 23
Lots of support for our ex pupils starting We miss you, but wish you all the best at secondary school :) https://t.co/zzi7Isx6x9
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