Childs Hill & Claremont Federation

Community Council

The remit of the community council is to provide support and challenge to the school in the key areas of:

○ The ethos and values of the school 

○ The appropriateness and effectiveness of the school’s curriculum for its children

○ The wellbeing of pupils, families and staff 

The community council is scheduled to meet four times in each school year, and their activities will include visiting during the school day and linking closely with the pupils and parent champions.   

2021-2022 Community Council

Name Role Profile
Sara Alexander Parent Councillor Coming soon
Emma Casey Community Councillor (Chair)

I began as a parent governor in 2015. Since then my roles have included Chair of Governors, link governor for safeguarding, teaching & learning and SEND.

I have been an active member of the school community for members years and all of my children attended Childs Hill. I have volunteered in school and assisted on many school trips and I have been a familiar face at school events of the years.

As Community Councillors we are ambitious for all children to thrive.  Their emotional and educational wellbeing is a priority.  Feeling safe, ready to learn and taking pride in themselves as part of the Childs Hill and Claremont Federation.  I look forward to working with staff, pupils and parents to enable the best possible outcomes for all pupils.  

I have a background working in Postgraduate students for an NHS Trust and the Institute of Child Health.

Cory English Parent Councillor Coming soon
Michelle Golan  Staff Councillor

I have worked with children my whole working life. First as a nanny, and for the past 15 years in primary schools, as a SEN Teaching Assistant, Classroom TA, and my present role is as a Pastoral Officer. For many years at Childs Hill I ran a highly proactive School Council, where we raised thousands of pounds for charities, both here in the UK and abroad. I also helped set up and run Childs Hill Peer Mediators, which are children, who helped other children resolve low level problems in the playground.  I’m passionate about 'pupil voice' and believe that all children should be heard. Children are more insightful than we give them credit for!

Being part of the Childs Hill restorative journey has been eye opening and I’m excited to be part of Claremont’s journey. 

Emily Harrison Staff Councillor

I have recently become a community council member after being a teacher at Childs Hill School for almost 7 years primarily teaching in KS1.  I am now as Digital Innovations Lead across both Claremont Primary and Childs Hill School, responsible for supporting digital learning.  

Before becoming a teacher I worked for 5 years as a fundraiser and event planner for the NSPCC and have a continued interest in safeguarding and child protection

Daniel Hawkins Executive Headteacher

I am proud to be the Executive Headteacher of this federation.  We are a thriving, inclusive, creative federation made up of two fantastic schools in NW2.  Our federation is a member of the Elliot Foundation Academies Trust, a child centre positive thinking organisation with whom we share common visions and values.  Namely that all children deserve a good education and that education should be of the whole child.  We have high aspirations academically, developmentally and creatively for all pupils in our diverse community and working together in partnership we can achieve our goals.  



Sally Neaves Head of Claremont School Coming soon
Paulette Singer Parent Governor Coming soon
Nigel Taylor Community Councillor I have been a school governor since 2007 and joined the governing board at Childs Hill in 2016.  I became a school governor to us my knowledge and experience to assist in the oversight of the education of our children to give them the best possible start in life.  I am now retired following a career in finance as a chartered accountant.
Margaret Yates Community Councillor

I have listed with my husband in Cricklewood for 43 years and have 4 delightful daughters and 3 great grandchildren.  I retired from teaching in September 2020, I have worked in primary schools for many years before teaching at The College of North West London for 16 years.  I taught English both at the college and in the workplace, mainly to adults who had English as a second or third language.  

I was very involved for many years with Girl Guiding both as local brown owl and county commissioner.  I am Chair of the Fitzdale Trust, a small local charity supporting woman and children.

Our Priorities for 2021-2022 are

  • Reading:    Improve literacy and develop a love of reading 
  • Wellbeing:  Embed the importance of wellbeing
  • Arts Mark:  Recognise the importance of creativity and achieve Arts Mark status