Local Governing Body

Whitehouse Primary School is part of the Inspiring Futures through Learning Multi-Academy Trust. All schools that are part of this Trust are governed by one Board of Trustees and each school has its own Local Governing Body.

Welcome to the Governor section of the school website.  Our Governors are a key part of the strategic leadership of the school and play a vital role in helping to ensure our children get the best from their time in Whitehouse Primary School.

The Governing Body of Whitehouse Primary is a vibrant group of volunteers, who help set and dedicate themselves to the vision, values and strategic direction of the schools, maintaining their individuality whilst encouraging collaboration and sharing of excellence.  They share responsibilities for monitoring and evaluating the performance of the schools in delivering a fulfilling, broad and balanced education for all their children.

The Local Governing Body:

  • meets 6 times per year as a full board, with no additional committees
  • is part of a larger governance structure for Inspiring Futures through Learning Multi Academy Trust, which includes IFtL Members and Board of Trustees.  The full structure and responsibilities of these roles, including details of who serves within them, is available at iftl.co.uk/governance-in-iftl)
  • carries out its delegated functions and responsibilities which are focused upon:
  • the wellbeing and safety of all children and adults within the schools’ communities
  • the standards of educational performance, for all children, within the schools
  • the position of the schools within their wider communities and how the schools contribute positively to this
  • to identify, and look to mitigate, risk in relation to the above
  • to carry out the duties delegated to the Local Governing Body by the IFtL Board of Trustees, outlines in the IFtL Scheme of Delegation

The remit and responsibilities of the Governing Body of the school and the Members and Board of Trustees of IFtL are outlined in the Scheme of Delegation of Inspiring Futures through Learning, our Multi-Academy Trust and can be found at:  www.iftl.co.uk/governance-in-iftl

For further information regarding IFtL’s Board of Trustees, please visit:  Board of trustees – Inspiring Futures Through Learning (iftl.co.uk)


If you wish to make contact with Ms Michelle Henderson, Chair of Governors please do so by sending a letter in a sealed envelope marked for her attention via the office of either school, or via email on: mhenderson@iftl.co.uk

If you are interested in becoming a governor, please email our governance professional, Ify Oduko by email: IOduko@iftl.co.uk  


  • Chair of Governors (Trust Appointed)
  • Vice Chair of Governors
  • Two Parent Governors selected by the school and parents
  • One Staff Governor
  • Trust Appointed Governors
  • Headteacher



Chair of Governors: Ms Michelle Henderson

Vice Chairperson:  Miss Elizabeth Airlie


Trust Appointed Governors:

Mrs Jekatarina Kartosova

Mrs Caroline Prudence


Parent Governors:

Mrs Shradda Kabra

Mrs Sreetha Sriraman


Staff Governor:  Mrs Liz Collings


Headteacher:  Mrs Linda Kelly

Other members of staff who attend governors meetings:

Mr Steve Milne (Deputy Head - Quality of Education)

Mrs Rachel Ndede (Deputy Head - Diversity, Inclusion, Equity)


Clerk to Governors:  Ms Ify Oduko