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Our Staff and Governors

Staff and Governors

We are very fortunate to have excellent staff working with the children and parents in our school. In Nursery and Reception each class is taught by a Teacher and a Nursery Nurse with a TA who is shared between the two classes.

In Year One and Year Two each class is taught by a Teacher with a Teaching Assistant who works with all groups of children. There are also a number of additional Teaching Assistants who work with children who have additional needs. At lunch times each class has their own Midday Meals Supervisor who liaises with the Class Teacher to make sure that the children are happy and safe at lunch times.

Senior Leadership Team

Head Teacher Catherine Jones
Deputy Head Parul Begum

Leadership Team

Gary Witherford   
Sandra Silvestre (Acting Assistant Head)
Patricia Pring
Gosia Inglese


Lamia Berrada
Sadia Uddin
Nicole Marsh (Acting Assistant Head)
Sylvie Waters Brown
Amina Miah (Maternity leave)
Husnara Begum
Shelina Akhtar
Chika Nnoram

Nursery Nurses

Ripa Begum 
Amina Khanom
Natasha Sahni
Anwara Bibi
Jenny Wright
Naz Chowdhury
Jaheda Khatun
Saleha B Islam
Emma Kiernan

Teaching Assistants

Sabia Khatun
Bable Begum
Rita Ahmed
Nasima B Ali
Jahanara Jobber
Liz Mannion
Syeda Ahmed
Amina Abucar
Fateha K Ali
Mamataj Begum
Pauline Hamm 
Rahela Ahmed
Halima Khan
Eiliya Raakin

Michelle Ispanedi

Joytara Bibi

Fateha Sayed

Dipa Begum

Administrative and Premises Staff

Office Manager Jo Rudwick
Family Liasion Officer Patricia Lowe
Admin Officer Rofsahna Ali 
Admin Officer Poppy Wright
Admin Officer Hasina Khanum   
Admin Officer Fahima Begum
Finance Officer David Rudwick
Premises Manager Terry McCarthy
Assistant Premises Manager Thomas Mountain

Governing Body

Letter from Dr Rahi, Chair of the Governing Body.

It gives me great pleasure in welcoming the parents and residents of Tower Hamlets to the website of Blue Gates Infant School. I do so as chair of the Governing body of the school and on behalf of the Head teacher, the school staff and the governors. The makeup of the governing body and its main functions are described below. The members of the governing body support the school and ensure that our pupils are at the centre of what we do so that they learn in a safe environment free from discrimination, remain healthy, have enough time to play and explore and in doing so enjoy and work towards achieving their full potential to benefit themselves and the society in which they grow. In conjunction with the Head teacher, the school governors are intimately involved in strategic planning and ensuring progress in real partnership with the parents, the community and those who work in the school as one team.

Amjad Rahi

The Governing Body has three main roles.

  1. To provide strategic direction for the school.
  2. To act in a supportive role to the Headteacher and School staff.
  3. To ensure accountability.

The Governing Body at Blue Gate Fields Infant School.

Local Authority Governors

Chair Dr Amjad Rahi - Date Appointed 16/05/2018
Vice Chair Robert Oakley - Appointed 28/01/2019

Community Governors        

Kazi Gous-Miah - Date Appointed 28/01/2019

Co-opted Governors

Terry McCarthy - Date Appointed 14/09/2020 

Gulam Hassain - Date Appointed 11/10/2021
Azaad Marso - Date Appointed: October 2019
Hamid Elyassi - Date Appointed: October 2019


Parent Governor

Noorjahan Rouf - Date Appointed March 2020


 Jakir Hussain Appointed: October 2021

Staff Governors

Head Catherine Jones - Date Appointed: 01/09/2015
Associate Governor

Liz Mannion - Date Appointed October 2019

Jusna Latif - Date Appointed: June 2021

Teaching Staff Nicole Marsh - Date Appointed: January 2019

No governors at present have any relevant interest or pecuniary interests related to the school.

Governor Documents