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Clara Grant Primary School is part of the Boleyn Trust, a charitable company limited by guarantee and registered in England and Wales with company number 10488603.  The registered office is at Tollgate Primary School, Barclay Road, London E13 8SA.

The aims of The Trust are:

  • To deliver the highest expectations and outcomes for pupils in disadvantaged communities;
  • To share resources across our schools to provide best value services;
  • To offer staff excellent personal and professional development opportunities across our schools;
  • To offer parents outstanding school choices to nurture pride and aspiration in our communities.

The Boleyn Trust has an established Teaching School offering strategic support to schools across London.  It also has the East London School Centred Initial Teacher Training facility to train over 50 teachers each year.

The Boleyn Trust is directly funded by the Department for Education and is accountable through rigorous scrutiny by the Education and Skills Funding Agency and Ofsted.

Further information about the Boleyn Trust and its family of schools can be found by clicking here.

Local Governance

The role of a local governing body is an important one.  It is to provide focused governance for the school at a local level, and it is the intention of the Trust Board to ensure that the responsibility to govern the school is vested in those closest to the impact of decision-making. The local governing body monitors the school's key performance indicators and acts as a critical friend to the Headteacher and the school's Senior Leadership Team, providing challenge where appropriate.

Local governing bodies carry out their functions in relation to their respective school on behalf of the Trust Board and in accordance with policies determined by the Trust Board.  The act of delegation from the Trust Board to the Local Governing Body is a delegation of powers and duties, and not a delegation or shedding of responsibilities.

The membership of the Local Governing Body are:

Type Name Term From Term To
CEO Tom Canning CBE Ex-Officio Ex-Officio
Headteacher Karen Symons Ex-Officio Ex-Officio
Staff  Sunya Tahir 20.10.2021 19.10.2025
Co-opted Mark Taylorson 01.10.2021 30.09.2025
Co-opted Nina Panayis 23.05.2022 22.05.2026
Co-opted Charlotte Ibbotson 01.10.2021 30.09.2025
Co-opted Vim Amin 18.07.2022 17.07.2026
Co-opted Naaema Ali 01.10.2021 30.09.2025
Parent Naseema Begum 01.10.2021 30.09.2025
Parent Sonia Javid 23.05.2022 22.05.2026
Parent Rima Rahman 23.05.2022 22.05.2026

The Clerk to the Governing Board is Adam Crozier who can be contacted at