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Welcome to our Governors’ Section. 

Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor. We have also provided a Register of Governor Interests and an Annual Statement of Issues for your information.

Our Governors


Governors fulfil a strategic role in the running of the school. They support, advise and are ambassadors for the school.

Responsibilities of the Governing Body include:


  • ­Deciding what is taught, taking into account the National and Foundation Stage curriculum
  • ­Managing the budget
  • ­Interviewing and selecting staff
  • ­Setting standards of behaviour
  • ­Maintaining and developing the buildings and grounds
  • ­Fostering links with the parents and the community
  • ­Ensuring equal opportunities


The Governing Body, in partnership with the head and staff at the school, is the agency through which the school is accountable to the Local Authority and to parents. Working via committees Governors make collective decisions at regularly held meetings.


We currently have no vacancies for governors, but when we do, we will advertise via this website and through letters home if for a parent governor.


Mrs. P. Randhawa

Chair Of Governors


Staffing, Finance, & Premises Committee.
Pay Committee & Governor For Safeguarding & EYFS.


Councillor Randhawa became a governor of Galton Valley Primary School in 2013. She has experience of working in primary schools supporting vulnerable families with issues around homes, social welfare and emergency provision. Councillor Randhawa became a Fostering Panel member and is a Board member of Sandwell Childrens Trust to ensure that all children in Sandwell have the right to be loved and to live with a caring family to help them to achieve their full potential, regardless of their background.


Councillor Randhawa is passionate about diversity and social deprivation and how it can limit life chances. She is a good listener, mediator, problem solver, networker and a community activist who makes a difference. Having lived in Sandwell for nearly 30 years, Councillor Randhawa has been involved in voluntary work with several local charities which have a key focus to improve lives through encouraging communities to have greater aspirations and better themselves.


Councillor Randhawa strongly believes that Galton Valley Primary School is truly a key element of the community where trust and support are the foundations of this great relationship. She is proud of all Governors who are extremely passionate, possessing the skills that will take the further school forward.




               Mr. K. Uddin              

                                        Parent Governor        


Growing up within the local area, I have been lucky to have benefited from all that the community has to offer.  Becoming a parent governor at Galton Valley was the perfect opportunity to give back a little of what I gained from a community focused on raising opportunities for its young.


With that aim, and a background in finance, I have worked with my colleagues at Galton Valley over the last ten years.  My current roles are Chair of Outcomes Committee, Head Teacher Appraisals and also Math's governor.


It is a privilege to be part of a team striving for the betterment of our children's well-being; seeing them grow and succeed in becoming all that they can be.  We encourage hard work and resilience and our pupils always rise to the challenge.  I am incredibly proud of each and every one of them.




Mr. J. Uddin

Parent Governor


My name is Jalal Uddin. I became a parent governor in2010 as I always wanted to contribute towards the development of my local community as well as being a part of shaping the future of our next generations. My two children both Jabir (8years old) and Jannah (5years old) go to GVPS- and I am really proud to be a part of their learning & development journey.


I have always been a great admirer of ‘education’. Previously, I served as a local authority governor at another school in Sandwell over the past years. Currently, I am a Governor of Sandwell College too.


Professionally, I work as a manager at Community Connect Foundation (CCF) that provides a range of services including providing education and skills development training opportunities for young people and adults. I am also a Chartered Marketer and a member of Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM).


I strongly believe, these are really exciting times to be at GVPS. We, ‘the school community’ are determined not only to be outstanding in all we do, but also to develop and sustain a unique learning culture that makes being part of the school an engaging and challenging experience for all our pupils.

At GVPS, we are on a mission to create something really special – an inclusive and cooperative school with exceptional standards that is rooted in its local community.


Mrs. S. O'Boyle

Staff Governor


I have been Head Teacher of Galton Valley Primary School since 2012, and have been teaching since 1994 and a senior leader since 2005.  I have been a governor since 2005 and a governor of Galton Valley from this 2012.  This is the seventh school I have worked in across my career, but my first as Head Teacher.   I am genuinely very proud and honoured to be Head Teacher of our brilliant school with amazing children, staff, parents and governors! We have exceptional children who work hard to do their best to make progress, alongside being polite, respectful and well-behaved.  Of course, all of this happens down to the high expectations by school staff and supportive parents and families.  We have a fabulous team of staff who work tirelessly to secure the very best for our children.  It warms my heart to hear visitors comment on the friendly and warm welcome they receive when they visit our school.  Our families are wonderful to work with as they are supportive and caring, wanting their children to face any challenges with resilience in order to become independent learners of the future. 


Galton Valley Primary School also sits within a great community who offer support and are proud of their local school.  We are lucky to have a steady governing body where individuals with various, relevant experience provide their support and challenge in their own free time. As a school, we are grateful for this support and challenge which is allowing us to move forward and strengthen further as a school.



Mrs. K. Whiting

LA Governor & Vice Chair.

I have been a Governor at Galton Valley Primary School for many years now and I am proud of the staff and pupils and the amazing work they do. 

I am a Local Authority governor and currently the Vice Chair of Governors.  I am the Chair of the resources committee and pay committee I am also one of the appraisers for the Head Teacher.  My special responsibilities include: English and training.


Professionally I work for a local not for profit education support services company as the Strategic Director for People and Product.  I am also a Board Director at The Westminster Specialist College and I am a Lay member for the Lord Chancellor’s Advisory Committee for West Midlands and Warwickshire

I am incredibly proud to be a Governor at Galton Valley and delighted to be a part of the team supporting our school philosophy to encourage children to have independency, enthusiasm for work and a sense of responsibility. 


Mrs N Aktar

Parent Governor


I have been a Parent Governor at Galton Valley Primary School since 2015. currently I am the H & S Governor and Thematic Governor. 

I bring my experience working within Real Estate Management, to enable children to have a safe learning environment. I am also part of the Resources committee, working closely with the Head Teacher and other stakeholders to ensure quality consistent teaching is delivered at the school, at the best value.






                                           S Lagaha

                                        SEND Governor


I have been a governor at Galton Valley since 2018, and have since adopted the role of SEND Governor and Staff Well-being Governor. I also work in CAMHS as a Children’s Psychological Well-being Practitioner, and I use my experience to ensure I promote positive emotional well-being and mental health outcomes for all children at Galton Valley.





                                        Mrs C Robb

                                      Staff Governor​​​​​​

                               Outcomes Committee and Governor for Computing and Science


My name is Carol Robb, I am Staff Governor at Galton Valley Primary School and look forward to working with the Governors to achieve the best for our Galton Valley children. I have worked happily at Galton Valley for many years and during that time have developed lasting relationships with the children, families and staff while developing strong links within the community.