Meet Our Governors
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Umar FarukChair of Governing Body
Noshin HussainHeadteacher & Ex-Officio
I am a very proud Lutonian born and bred. I enjoyed my education in Luton, having attended the local primary and secondary school. I graduated from Kings College London where I gained a degree from the Theology and Religious Studies department. My passion for Philosophy, Religious and Spirituality saw me qualify as a secondary Religious Studies teacher. I enjoyed a successful career, covering roles like Head of Department, Head of House, Assessment lead at KS 3, SENCO, Teaching and Learning lead and teacher trainee mentor/coordinator. Having secured an Assistant Headship in an Outstanding school within 5 years of qualifying as a teacher, I further developed my understanding of education by completing a Postgraduate with Warwick University. I also received a prestigious Pearson award from my school improvement initiative.
Having secured my first primary Head of School position, I am looking forward to the opportunities and challenges this post brings.
Alex CollinsVice Chair & Parent Governor
I am a parent of two children at Chantry and am keen to make a positive difference as a parent governor. As a software developer with a keen interest and understanding of technology I hope I can help to provide an environment where children can flourish as individuals in this new digital-focused world.
In my spare time, I enjoy playing sports and getting out in the countryside on bike rides with the family.
Barzil GwesheParent Governor
I am a father of three, two are at Chantry Primary Academy and the eldest in high school. I have been working for the NHS supporting people with Mental Health problems for the past 11 years. I am passionate about Mental Wellbeing.
Leonie GordonParent Governor
Erin StewartCommunity Governor
Proudly born and raised in Luton, I have always been keen to give back to the town. I have lived in Luton for the majority of my life, working within the education sector. I have a vast experience at Senior Leadership level, and have governance experience in schools and an Alternative Provision. I am passionate about social justice and feel all children should have the right to achieve in a safe and nurturing environment. My areas of expertise include Quality of Education, Curriculum, Safeguarding and Personal Development. I am currently the Deputy Headteacher of an all through school, and understand how the building blocks of a brilliant primary education can ensure learners flourish and achieve in the secondary phase too.
Jenni LloydStaff Governor
I am the Deputy Headteacher and have been at Chantry since 2001. I've held several different roles and taught in every year group from Reception through to Year 6. I have a passion for teaching and learning and love to see the children thriving in our school. I hope to bring experience to the Governing Body as well as being a spokesperson for the wonderful Chantry staff. Â