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Welcome from the Chair

Hello, welcome to Seymour Park Community Primary School. Our school has amazing teachers and staff who create a positive culture every day to give each child an opportunity to learn and grow. The consistently high quality of the Seymour Park experience never fails to impress me. Our school is a hugely important part of local life and takes its responsibility to provide for a diverse community very seriously. As governors, it's our job to make sure Seymour Park continues to be the best it can be. So, if you have any questions, please do get in touch.

Dr Khawla Badwan
Chair of Governors

Seymour Park Community Primary Governance 

Governors have responsibility for the effective management of the school, working within the frameworks set out by Trafford Local Authority and national legislation. 

We are currently recruiting two new Co-opted Governors. We are looking to recruit governors with experience in school governance. 

Governors have a key role to play in helping our school to provide the best possible education for all our children; an education that makes a world of difference.  With their help, we can all raise standards and ensure that every child in our school achieves their full potential. Each year we review our effectiveness and these reports can be found here: 

Governors Impact Statement 2022

Governors Impact Statement 2021

Governors impact statement 2020Governors Impact Statement 2019
To ensure Seymour Park Community Primary School achieves its vision of making a world of difference, our governors set long-term school improvement goals. These goals form our Strategic Plan for the next five years and can be found here:

Seymour Park Community Primary School Strategic Plan 2021-2026

The governing body consists of the Headteacher, a member of the school staff, LA representatives, members co-opted from the local community and parent governors.  Each governor serves a four-year term. On this page, you will find information about the governance at Seymour Park Community Primary School. 

Governing Body 2022-2023

Name Governor Type Term From Term To Roles Declaration of Interest
Dr Khawla Badwan Co-opted Governor 5 Feb 2020 4 Feb 2024

Chair (1.9.2022)

Inclusion Governor

Link Governor: Computing

None declared – 7/9/2022

I work in higher education as a Reader in Applied Linguistics, specialising in English language teacher education, literacy debates, and intercultural communication. I bring expertise in areas related to research-informed practice, practitioner research, curriculum development, academic publishing, and educational consultations. I have special research interests in inclusive education, sustainability in education, and social justice. I am passionate about education and committed to ensuring that our children are offered the best educational experience that allows them to flourish and thrive. In my free time, I enjoy running, knitting, and trying new recipes.

Mrs Huma Aziz Parent Governor 8.12.2022 7.12.2026


Link Governor: Understanding Our World

None-declared 8/9/2022

I am a highly experienced, multi-lingual professional with extensive experience of high volume and one-to-one recruitment projects in the public and private sectors. I work as an independent panel member across all aspects of resourcing for the Civil Service.  I have experience of dealing with complex, delicate issues within various non-recruitment, law enforcement and community-based roles as well as supporting various outreach projects.    I have a Master’s degree in International politics and Social Policy as well as a teaching qualification.  I hope to work closely with the team at the school and to fully embrace whatever future challenges await. 

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with family, Reading and following current affairs.

Mr. Thomas Johnson Headteacher 1.9.2019 - Headteacher  None declared – 8/9/2022
I am the proud Headteacher of Seymour Park Community Primary School. Working alongside the children, staff, parents and governors of our school family is an enormous privilege. I became a headteacher in 2014 and have been the headteacher here since 2019. As headteacher, I lead our wonderful school with high expectations for all. I am responsible for leading all aspects of school life; from the curriculum and day-to-day operations, to setting the values and long-direction of Seymour Park.  In my free time, I enjoy gardening.
Mrs. Rowena Ainscough Staff Governor 07 Sep 2021 08 Sep 2025 - None declared – 8/9/2022

I always knew I wanted to be a teacher and was delighted when I secured my very first teaching position at Seymour Park. I have taught in both Key Stage 1 and EYFS, and have been Assistant Headteacher for almost 20 years. I am passionate about ensuring our children receive the best possible education, where they can thrive, feeling happy and secure. I have supported other schools and trained teachers within Trafford, sharing my experience and expertise. Through my close links with The University of Manchester, I have worked with and supported many trainee teachers during their school placements as a school based university tutor. 

Our amazing community and school family has been a major part of my life and I am so proud of everything we have achieved.

Mr. Neil Tatham Co-opted Governor 31 March 2022 1 April 2026 - None declared – 8/9/2022
I work at Seymour Park Community Primary School where I am the Computing Lead. I have the learning responsibility for Computing as a subject and also manage the IT infrastructure side of school. I am an ardent supporter of computing across our school and believe that all our children should have exposure and access to as wide a range of technology as possible. It means a lot to me that our children know who I am and that they can come to me with any concerns or worries that they may have, about their digital or ‘real world’ lives. Outside of school, I enjoy football, American football, watching movies, playing video games and spending time with my wife, son and sausage dog, Daisy.
Mrs. Jo Taylor Co-opted Governor 5 Feb 2020 4 Feb 2024

Safeguarding Governor

Link Governor: Arts and Wellbeing

Headteacher Cavdendish Primary School  08/09/2022
I am delighted to be a co-opted governor at Seymour Park Community School. I am a headteacher in a local primary school of a similar size and therefore bring my understanding of the educational landscape, the day to day running of a school and knowledge of the local context as strengths to this role. I am deeply committed to ensuring all children and particularly those that are disadvantaged get the very best education possible and I really believe that Seymour Park offers this. Outside of school, I enjoy dancing, reading & yoga, as well as walks with my dog.
Mr. Ged Carter LA Governor 16 Oct 2019 15 Oct 2023 Link Governor: STEM

Trafford Council - Spouse is lead member for education
Trafford Councillor 


I am an elected Councillor on Trafford Council, and I live in Old Trafford. I'm honoured to work as the Head of We Love Manchester Charity, which supports ambitious community groups and young people in Manchester to succeed. 

Outside of politics and my full-time job, I love to spend as much time as possible with my partner, daughters and grandchildren, and try to visit the cinema and theatre whenever possible.

Mrs Deborah Archer- Reeves Parent Governor  11.3.2022 10.3.2026 Link Governor: Communication, Language and Literature Non declared 8.9.2022
I work in Local Government as an Estates Information Manager, specialising in property databases and systems. I have extensive experience of streamlining systems and processes, working collaboratively with stakeholders to realise a shared vision. My role encompasses data governance for which I am a GDPR lead. As an adoptive parent from the LGBT community, I bring skills and understanding around children from different families and those with different needs. I believe that all children should be taught how to have confidence in their ability to succeed and to aspire to greatness, whatever their start in life. My hobbies include dog walking, yoga, and indulging my love of golden age detective fiction.
Mr Mark Mulgrave  Co-opted Governor 26.5.2022 25.5.2026 Link Governor: STEM None declared 8.9.2022
I am originally from Ireland, and have lived in Old Trafford since 2007.  I am a solicitor at a commercial law firm in the city centre.  I believe that the skills I have developed in the course of a 15 year career in law leave me well placed to make a worthwhile contribution both to the governing board and the school community as a whole.  I am used to reading, understanding and assimilating large quantities of documentation, to speaking publicly and to making quick, strategic decisions. I firmly believe that my commercial nous, inter-personal skills and communication abilities can be adapted to the role of governor. I am fully committed to the school and our community.
Dr John Bellamy Co-opted Governor 13.10.22 12.10.26 Link Governor: Communication, Language and Literature None declared 13.10.22
In my professional capacity as Senior Lecturer in Sociolinguistics, I teach and research across a range of areas that intersect between language, society and identity. As a member of the Manchester Centre For Youth Studies at Manchester Metropolitan University, I work towards meaningful engagement with policy and practice in sectors such as education and youth justice, striving to ensure that everyone has a voice and can be involved in key decision-making processes. My favourite pastimes are jogging, gardening and reading.
Mr Khuram Ahmed Co-opted Governor 13.10.22 12.10.26 Link Governor: Understanding Our World None declared 13.10.22
I am a Civil Litigation Lawyer specialising in insurance law. I am passionate about equality in education. I have worked with various organisations helping young people such as the Islamophobia Response Unit where I provide advice and support for victims of discrimination. I bring expertise in policy implementation, drafting, and analysis. I am devoted to ensuring children are given the best structure in which to blossom and grow. I encourage this through healthy conversation, openness and support. In my spare time I enjoy reading, hiking and swimming.


Previous Governors in the last 12 months

Simon Cobb (Co-opted Governor and Chair of Governors) 31.8.22

Dr Moataz Alilou (Co-opted Governor) 3.2.22

Governors Attendance Record 

2021-2022 Meetings-SeymourParkCommunity-9.pdfSeymour-Park-2020-21-attendance-report.pdf


Governing Body Code of Conduct 


Governing Body Remits 2022/2023


Governing Body Minutes 2022/2023

SPCPS GB Minutes 8.12.22

SPCPS GB Minutes 13.10.22 

SPCPS GB Minutes AGM 8.9.22 

Governing Body Minutes 2021/2022

SPCPS GB Minutes 30.6.22

SPCPS GB Minutes 26.5.22 

SPCPS GB Minutes 31.3.22 

SPCPS GB Minutes 3.2.22 

SPCPS GB Minutes 9.12.21

SPCPS GB Minutes 21.10.21

Governing Body Minutes 2020/2021

  Governing Body Meeting Minutes 3.9.2020 Governing Body Meeting Minutes 22.10.2020 Governing Body Meeting Minutes 4.2.2021 Governing Body Meeting Minutes 25.3.2021 Governing Body Meeting Minutes 20.5.2021

Governing Body Meeting Minutes 24.6.21


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