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The role of a school Governor is to help with the smooth running of the school and ensuring that the school is doing everything it can to provide a safe an nurturing environment for students. Please click on the links under the 'Governors' tab to learn more about our current Governors and how you can become more involved with the Governing body.

Our Governing body is made up of members with different skills, knowledge and experience. The structure of our Governing body is that we have 10 full Governing body meetings per year where we discuss all areas of governance such as finance, curriculum, child protection/safeguarding, training and development etc. rather than having separate committees for each area.   Below is a full list of Governors Responsibilities for 2020/21.  Please note, that we do not have sub -committees however, our Governors are responsible for specific areas of governance.


Deanery Synod Governor (Chair) -  Adelaide Amoafo has lived in Enfield since 1987 and has worked in both Private and Higher Education institutes as a qualified accountant for over 30 years. Adelaide has three grown-up children and two grandchildren – all born, educated and still living in Enfield. She has been a school governor for over five years – first at Latymer All Saints Primary School in Edmonton and then at Freezywater St George’s. Adelaide worships at All Saints Church in Edmonton where she has been a PCC member for 25 years and the Church Treasurer for over 21 years.

Adelaide’s passion is that every child should be educated to at least GCSE level and that no child should be at a disadvantage because of their colour, social background or ethnicity. Adelaide values the importance of primary education for every child as it forms the foundation for their future educational needs. She strongly believes that without solid primary education children are likely to face difficulty in their secondary and tertiary years of education.

Adelaide states that ‘children are a gift from God and are our future.  We as adults must ensure that their basic needs – including education – are protected.’  

Headteacher - Michelle Sheehan is the Head Teacher of Freezywater St. George’s Primary School. Since starting her teaching career she has worked in different schools across Enfield and taken on various roles and training opportunities including: becoming an SLE (Specialist Leader in Education) supporting other schools, completing her Masters in Education and NPQSL (Senior Leadership Qualification) and being a moderator for Enfield. Outside of school Mrs Sheehan is also a Church warden for Jesus Church in Enfield and has a passion for music, with a Degree and Postgraduate in this area she is delighted to have the opportunity to work with the school choir.

Ex Officio - Fr. Taemin Oh (Vice Chair) is the Vicar of the Parish of St. George's, Enfield in Freezywater. He went to St. Stephen's House, Oxford for his training for the prieshood, then served his curacy in Colchester before he became the parish priest at St. George's. He is interested in Church Growth and encouraging the Vocation to the Ordained Ministry. He is a Dean of BAME in the Edmonton Area and Commissary to the Archbishop of Korea.

Staff Governor - Louise Amin  is Deputy Headteacher of Freezywater St George’s Primary School and has responsibility for Inclusion and provision for children with SEND. Since training to teach at Roehampton University, Louise has worked at various schools in Enfield & Tower Hamlets. She has completed a Masters in Educational Psychology, as well as the NaSENCo accreditation, and is passionate about finding ways to help children with additional needs overcome their barriers to learning and make great progress. 

Outside of school, Louise enjoys adventures with her young son and extended family. She loves to read and is looking forward to sharing this interest with the children at Freezywater St. George’s. 

LDBS Governor - Patricia Ray is a London Diocese Board of schools governor, Trish has two grandsons, who were both pupils at St George’s and are now at St Mary’s Church of England  Secondary School. She has a keen interest in the education of children and has worked with The Friends of St George’s to help raise funds for the School. She has attended school trips and run stalls at the summer fetes, so can be seen about the School undertaking ‘governor’ and ‘friendly’ duties. Health and safety assessments are just one of the strings to her bow. Trish has a history in the retail sector and later worked with her husband in a landscape gardening business and has a keen interest in flower arranging, being one of the team of floral arrangers at St Georges Church. Her pet hate is Japanese Knotweed, a highly invasive species of flower.

PCC Governor - Lesley Kinghorn has attended St George's Church Freezywater for over 25 years and both of her children attended Freezywater St George's School. She has served on the PCC, and is a member of the Mother's Union. Before having a family, Lesley worked in the buying offices of a well known department store. After her youngest child started school she had a second career in Early Years; spending over 15 years working at St George's Pre-school.  Lesley gave up work in 2016 and was delighted to be given the opportunity to become a PCC representative on the Board of Governors. 

Parent Governor - Lina Soave was born in Enfield and has lived in the borough all her life. For the last 15 years she has worked in public protection roles within her organisation and worked closely with partner agencies to improve processes to safeguard both children and adults, she is delighted to have been elected as a parent Governor at Freezywater St George’s Primary school.

Lina is looking forward to working with the others on the governing body to give our children the best education possible so they can reach their full potential. In her spare time she enjoys keeping fit and spending time with her family.

Parent Governor – Naomi Edwards has an MSc in Leadership and Management, she has been a Safeguarding Lead for 16 years and is part of the Senior Leadership team within her role. Naomi engages with local MP’s and reviews policies and procedures to benefit the local community. She is an invested parent and is interested in supporting the school and wants the best for our school family.

PCC Governor - Jacqueline Stewart is a Londoner born and bred. Her father is a deacon, so she has always had Christ at the helm of her life, She moved to Enfield in 2002 and joined St. George's church. Her son was a pupil at St.George's school and left in 2014. She has since remained an avid supporter of the school on many levels, which includes the pleasure of having a direct presence at all of the St. George's school fetes to-date. Jacqueline has worked in fields which align with her Christian faith and social justice beliefs. Her experience is based from working in schools, community settings, prisons and specialist therapeutic units. Her specialism is providing programmes, pastoral support and generally working creatively with those who are the most marginalised and are most in need of our interventions. Jacqueline holds qualifications in a range of fields from several institutions, which include being a graduate. She has worked for her current employers for over 15 years and she has a  senior management post in a unique theatre company, working with women to voice their oppression using the arts as a transformative platform.

PCC Governor -Veronica (Roni) Battley has lived in Enfield since 1987. Her oldest children went to Capel Manor Primary School (1987-1996) where she was involved with the PTA and was also a Parent Governor. Her youngest child, Lucy, went to Freezywater St. George’s School (2006-2013) where Roni joined The Friends (PTA), and was the secretary. She was also involved with St. George’s Church and was secretary for The Young Families. Whilst with The Young Families, Roni set up The Parent and Toddler Group, which is still running today at St. George’s hall. In addition Roni worked at Fern House School (formally Aylands School) for 24 years. This is a special school for children with social, emotional and mental health.(SEMH) She has been at St. George’s Church for over 20 years and was the Churchwarden alongside Helen Parker until recently, due to starting a new role as the Parish Administrator. Her time is spent between her family and St George’s Church.

Deanery Synod Governor - Elizabeth Veitch is a 75 year old retired Secondary Deputy Head teacher with over 40 years’ experience of teaching English in large inner city schools. Her role as Deputy Head teacher at Broomfield School was to oversee all Pastoral issues and to ensure that every child was supported appropriately, whatever their needs, establishing links with a variety of outside agencies. She always remained passionate about her classroom teaching of English and remained deeply committed to the importance of the development of literacy skills at KS1 and 2 and the nurturing of a love of reading. After stepping down as Deputy Head, she moved to Haverstock School to set up a “Nurture Group” for Year 7 boys whose needs made it unlikely that they would make a successful transition to Secondary School. Elizabeth learned a great deal about the many different barriers to learning faced by those children with special needs, and this remains a passionate concern for her. She has always maintained that every child deserves to be given the chance to be the best they can be, and so she was very impressed by the commitment and energy-and love for the children-that she saw during her tour of the school. It was astonishing to feel the warmth and enthusiasm that fills the classrooms and to see such happy children enjoying their learning. She was delighted to be part of the Governing Body and proud to be a small part of the wonderful school.

Local Authority Governor - Nisha Patel is a policy advisor at the Department for Education. She is currently working on the Government’s flagship technical education reforms and contributing to the recently launched T Level courses.  Nisha has also worked on managing the Parliamentary passage of the Technical and Further Education Bill, and on policy relating to social mobility and social work reform.

Nisha strongly believes education should be a right and not a privilege and that everyone should have equal access to high-quality education opportunities regardless of their background, enabling them to reach their potential. Her passion for education and equality encouraged her to gain her BA (Hons) Sociology from the University of Leicester.

Nisha has abundant experience in the voluntary and community sector. She was a trainee advisor at Enfield Citizens Advice Bureau and was a former trustee at Enfield Racial Equality Council. She was also an active Youth Leader for her national Hindu and Gujarati community group, where she led events and activities for young people and held positions as a trustee. Nisha has been a resident in Enfield for most of her life, and is really grateful for the immensely positive education and social experiences she has received whilst living in the borough. She attended local schools including Honilands Primary School and Chase Community School. She also studied an Access course in law at Enfield College following University, where she was an elected student governor. In her spare time, Nisha enjoys spending time with friends and family, as well as going to the theatre, yoga classes, mountain climbing, globetrotting and eating lots of international cuisine!

LDBS Governor - Vacancy

Register of Business Interests

School Name: Freezywater St George's CE VA Primary School

Number of Governors: 13

Term of Office for each category is four years unless otherwise indicated below:

Name of Governor Category Interest (including Governorships of other schools) Relationships Date (as at)
Adelaide Amoafo Chair of Governors None   September 2021
Nisha Patel LA Governor None   September 2021
Patricia Ray LDBS Governor None   September 2021
Lesley Kinghorn PCC Governor None   September 2021
Naomi Edwards Parent Governor None   September 2021
Michelle Sheehan Headteacher None

Married to Fr. Vince Year 4 Teacher

September 2021
Louise Amin Staff Governor None   September 2021
Fr Taemin Oh Governor None   September 2021
Geraldine McGeever Office Manager None   September 2021
Veronica Battley PCC Governor None   September 2021

Jacqueline Stewart 

PCC Governor None   September 2021
Liz Veitch Deanery Synod None   November 2021
Lina Soave Parent Governor None   November 2021
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