A Jewish school where everyone is welcome

Governing body

In setting up Eden Primary under the Government’s Free School initiative, we created a charity called Eden Primary Trust.

Founding Members are:
Gavin Presman
Emma Cravitz
Lawrence Bloom

Daniel Freedman 

The Members of the charity then appointed a governing body with specific responsibility for Eden Primary.

Steve MillerChair of Governors
Paul DossettCommunity Governor
Brian LernerCommunity Governor
Moses KirosinghStaff Governor
Jo SassienieEx officio as Head Teacher
Amelia LassersonParent Governor
Celia NewmanParent Governor
Click here for full details about each member 

What does the governing body do?

The governing body is ultimately responsible for the good running of the school. Their responsibility is primarily strategic, meaning that they are concerned with the bigger picture rather than the day-to-day operational detail (which is the responsibility of the Head Teacher).


  • Set the strategic framework within which the school operates.
  • Determine the character, aims and ethos of the school, and develop and monitor school policies, plans and procedures.
  • Guide the finances, and set annual budgets.
  • Hold the school to account in terms of pupil progress, financial management, Head Teacher performance and pupil and staff wellbeing.
  • Monitor the school’s activities through regular visits.
  • Act as a ‘critical friend’ and offer “Robust Challenge” to the school by questioning and evaluating the Head’s reports and School Improvement Plan.
  • Participate in sub-committees devoted to particular aspects of the school’s life. These include committees on:
    • Finance and staffing
    • Achievement
    • Head’s Evaluation
    • Admissions
  • Ensure the school is compliant with Department for Education regulations.

Download the Governors Code of Conduct

Scheme of Delegation

Governor Attendance

Register of Interests

Governance List & Joining Dates

Eden Primary Articles of Association

Memorandum of Association

Eden Primary Funding Agreement

Charity Commission Guidance

Eden Governance and Constitution

Terms of Reference – Audit,, Finance & Staffing Committee

Terms of Reference – Achievement Committee


To contact any of our governors or find out how to become a school governor please email Andrea Collett 


Minutes of Full Governing Body Meetings

Minutes of Meeting 22 September 2020

Minutes of Meeting 26 November 2020

Minutes of Meeting 03 December 2020

Minutes of Meeting 22 March 2021

Minutes of Meeting 05 July 2021