Sarah Smith (Headteacher) Having begun my teaching career here at Beavers as a Newly Qualified Teacher, I am fortunate to have been part of the journey we have taken to become an outstanding school and I feel privileged to be able to serve the school community as part of the senior leadership team. The children at this school are remarkable and I am often in awe of everything they achieve in their time with us, academically, personally and in all of the broader curricular areas. I am always delighted when a former pupil returns to tell us how much they have gone on to achieve. We are extremely fortunate to have such a committed and talented group of staff who all share the highest expectations for the children of this school. I look forward to playing a strategic role in continuing to strive for excellence for our children in order to ensure the best possible outcomes for them.
Vacancy (Local Authority)
Suresh Dhotre (Co-Chair 2023 - 2024) (Co-Opted) : I have been a governor at Beavers Community Primary School since 2014. I left the position in-between due to work commitments, later I expressed my interest to be a governor in October 2017 and got elected again.
I chose to join the Beavers Community Primary School governing board after two years of my eldest daughter joined the school in September 2012 and later my youngest daughter in September 2017. I was driven to get closer to the school in order to use my considerable skills and experience to drive the school forward.
I am now the Chair of Governors, which has given me a true insight to how a school is run.
My children attended this school and they have been very happy and still missing their school and teachers. Beavers will always be their first choice. If given an opportunity and if possible, my eldest daughter will come back to Beavers to do her further studies.
I work as a Civil Servant and work at Heathrow Airport, where everyday is not the same.
In my spare time, I like to listen to music, play tennis, photography and cooking.
My vision is for Beavers to be the very best school it can be, ensuring the future happiness of its students by equipping them with the education, skills and values that give them choices in their future and I am proud to be part of it.
Ria Ibhrampurkar (Parent) : My daughter has started her wonderful school journey at Beavers Primary (Nursery) in Sep 2020 and has got the best start, it certainly motivates me to do my bit as parent governor for the school and the community.
I am a dedicated and goal-oriented Lecturer in Strategic Management with specialisation in Digital Business Management, Information Systems and Data Analytics. With more than 13 plus years of experience and 10 years from within the UK Further and Higher Education Sector. I have a proven track record of excellent work within my department and knowledge and experience of both Ofsted and Quality Assurance Agency. I have been able to enhance my lecture sessions by effectively using my technological expertise and bring diversity and inclusion to my teaching and provide the best possible support to adult learners. I have taken up the role of school parent governor to make a positive impact and support continues improvement at school. I have experience of developing policies and procedures within HE environment. I am keen to support the school with STEM and will be happy to make any positive contributions that can enhance both teaching and learning within the school. Organisations that I am currently engaged with are University of Bedfordshire, University of West London and Pearson- Edexcel UK.
Shafi Ahmad (Parent) : I feel honoured and privileged to be given the opportunity to serve as a school governor at Beavers Community Primary School. I have been a local resident my whole life and am very passionate about developing the local community, supporting our youth and providing the best start for our children; and what better way than through education.
Since my son started his educational journey in 2020 attending Nursery at Beavers Community Primary School, he has been given the best start, top class education and a supportive environment enabling him to thrive. I have always felt the immense support, clear communication and a feeling of being part of the family from all the teachers, the head of years and the admin staff.
Even after moving homes about 20 minutes drive away from the school I chose not to change my son's school to a closer one due to the highest levels of education and support found at Beavers; that was evident in my son's progress and contentment at Beavers. Due to this, I felt compelled to give back to the school community by becoming a school governor and play my part in continuing the support, communication and progress that Beavers delivers. I will use my expertise and skills to work with the school and the other governors to provide the best opportunities for the children and support the school in its continuous progression.
After graduating from the University of Westminster in Classical Homoeopathy, I am now a civil servant and work at the Department for Work and Pensions, managing and supporting Universal Credit accounts and customers. I believe I can bring my work skills to the governing body as a great communicator, problem solver and by bringing out the best skills in people to utilise for success.
My favourite pastimes include travelling the world, photography, enjoying local adventures with my family and taking care of my pet chickens that I have kept on and off for the last 13 years, which include rescued battery hens.
Rev Claire Clarke (Co-Chair 2023 - 2024) (Co-Opted): As Vicar of the Good Shepherd and St Paul’s church I have the privilege of serving on the governing body Beavers Community School and have been involved since the start of my time in this parish.
I was so excited to be able to bring the Watoto African Children’s choir into school in March to perform in the school hall. As the local Vicar and with being a parent myself, I really value the way in which the school provides a focus for the local area, and I see the school family not just as pupils and staff but being comprised of all the families represented by the children.
There is a unique partnership between church, school, staff, parents, and children. I love the ways the school can bring us together as a community.
Rebeca Hercheui (Co-Opted) : My daughter has been at Beavers Community Primary School since 2017, when she began attending Nursery, and I was elected Parent Governor in 2019 and subsequently a co-opted governor in 2022.
I am very engaged in my daughter's learning at home as well as at school, and I think parental engagement certainly has a positive effect on young children. So I love the fact that this school gives us a whole range of opportunities to get involved in, such as fayres, shows, coffee mornings, workshops, volunteering and even classroom activities.
I am a fun mum who strongly believes that children should have the best possible start in life. I think children should be given healthy food - good eating habits start young! -, and be exposed to a wide range of (positive) experiences and knowledge.
Titilola Kehinde (Co-Opted) : I recently joined Beavers Community Primary School as a Governor. I understand education can help shape and mould a child’s life. Primary education gives a solid foundation to prepare a child for further education, whole world beyond school and also creates an environment for the joy of lifelong learning.
As a local resident and parent, I appreciate the tough choices and definitive decisions schools have to make. I am very pleased and privileged to join the remarkable team of governors with such wealth of skill and experience; to play my part in providing support to Beavers Community Primary School.
With my background in law, I am excited about contributing to the future development and enhancement of the school’s standing. I am quite passionate about ethics and good governance, themes I believe are key to running a successful organisation. The entire staff, parents, children and governors at Beavers are doing a fantastic job in keeping it an outstanding school and I look forward to learning, growing and contributing to the success of the school.
Barbara Moses (Co-Opted): I am the Community Liaison Officer for the school and co-opted governor. I have been a local resident in the area for over 20 years. I worked as the Operations Manager for Sure Start Hounslow at The Hub for 13 years before coming to the school. Also, the treasurer for TW4 Community Development Trust. Working in the community and contributing to making the area we live in a better place for our families is my driving force. I am passionate about children’s rights and social awareness in general. I have a long standing relationship with Beavers as my children attended the school. I get a lot of fulfilment working for and with the community, and it is my pleasure to be part of the Beavers family.
John Woolley (Co-Opted)
Co-Opted - Ruth Darby
Co-Opted - Bogdan Popescu
Co-Opted - Femilola Miller
Dimple Ludhra (Staff) I achieved my Qualified Teacher Status in English Language and Linguistics at Roehampton University, graduating in 2004. I taught at a school in Southall for 13 years and then came to Beavers Community School as a Nursery teacher. At Beavers I became Head of Nursery in 2017 and in the following year, I was appointed as an Assistant Head teacher for Relationships.
Within the same year, I also became the staff Governor for the school. Throughout my time at Beavers, I have been part of a school which truly values and promotes personal development. It is my goal to combine my range of experiences, with my ability to be a compassionate and enthusiastic teacher which will make a positive contribution to both Beavers Community school and the larger community. I feel I have determination to ensure I make a success of the different roles that I am involved in.
Christina Coulston (Deputy Headteacher (Associate)) I have had the honour and privilege of working at Beavers Community Primary for the last 15 years; starting my journey as a Newly Qualified Teacher and now a member of the senior leadership team. In my role as curriculum lead, I am passionate about ensuring that the provision and education of each and every child is the best it can possibly be, working hard to ensure that we achieve high standards of educational achievement allowing every child to reach their full potential whilst here at Beavers. For me, it has always been important that school is more than just a place of learning. It’s a community that we can all be part of, support and friendship are key and are exemplified through our school ethos and values. I look forward to the opportunity to make a real contribution to the strategic management of the school, which will also provide me with an interesting and rewarding dimension to work.
Lucinda Palmer-Dunn (Deputy Headteacher (Associate)) As a former pupil myself, I feel extremely proud to be able to play a key role in maintaining and developing the excellent reputation that Beavers Community Primary School has amongst the local community. Since returning to Beavers as a Newly Qualified Teacher over ten years ago, I have been delighted to see the school go from strength to strength. As part of the senior leadership team, I relish the opportunity to support the school as it continues to strive for excellence for all of its pupils. The staff and governors of this school are truly dedicated to achieving the highest of standards for the children in our care, and I feel very privileged to be part of such a strong and supportive team. I am particularly passionate about continuing to build upon the excellent practice established in the Early Years and ensuring that all children have the best start to school life with as broad an education as possible.