|Name||Position||Term of Office||Expertise|
|Mr Martin Lavelle||Headteacher||N/A|
|Ms Sakina Marzban||
Chair of Governors
MLT Appointed Governor
|12/05/2023-11/05/2027||Law/Education||Photo coming shortly|
|Dr. Jennie Somerville||
Vice Chair of Governing Body
Southgate Trust Appointed Governor
|12/06/2020 - 11/06/2024||Education|
|Mrs Sharon Gaughan||MLT Appointed Governor||07/11/2023 - 06/11/2027||Risk Management|
|Mr Krishan Kadodwala||MLT Appointed Governor||07/11/2023 - 06/11/2027||Change and Performance Management|
|Mr Sukhy Duggal||MLT Appointed Governor||15/09/2021 - 14/09/2025||Finance|
|Mrs Kate Sheldon||
Elected Parent Governor
|15/09/2021 - 14/09/2025||Business|
|Ms Sabrina Bailey||Elected Parent Governor||13/10/2023/- 12/10/2027||Law|
|Mrs Kiran Bajar||MLT Appointed Governor||01/11/2023 - 31/10/2027||Strategy|
|Mrs Miriam Keene||MLT Appointed Governor||18/10/2022 - 17/10/2026||Education||
|Mr Barry Scott||Elected Staff Governor||29/06/2021-28/06/2025||Education|
|Mr Matthew Bird||Elected Staff Governor||06/10/2023 - 05/10/2027||Education|
Sakina is a qualified property solicitor who within the last three years has transitioned into school governance. She is a senior governance professional for a large multi academy trust, supporting over 15 schools across London with all aspects of school governance compliance and local governing body development and training. Sakina cares strongly that all young people regardless of their background should have access to a good education and are given the opportunity to flourish within their education. Sakina has lived in Southgate for over 15 years and is a proud member of the diverse community to which she belongs.
|Mr Krishan Kadodwala||
I am currently responsible for leading a large team in sales, marketing and account management across the UK and Ireland Markets in the online travel industry.
I have more the 10 + years in sales marketing, business development and leadership roles in the hospitality industry, I have expertise in helping business in the industry improve online and technology backgrounds and truly believe that travel can be a source of good and peace, allowing people explore different cultures and destinations. Personally, I have experience, having worked in the United Arab Emirates as well and setting up market management team in Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh.
I graduated doing Chemistry and have also been passionate about education particularly as my final year project was focused on how to bring fun back to Chemistry. Having mentored children through mentorship works and recently becoming a dad, I hope to use my knowledge and skills to assist the school.
I am born and raised in Rugby, Warwickshire, however my professional life has seen me call Enfield my home, having lived in Southgate and now in Gordon Hill over the last 2.5 years.
|Mrs Sharon Gaughan||
I have worked for over 30 years in the Banking sector. During my career I have worked in various aspects of Finance particularly Corporate Banking and Compliance. My current rule is working as a Senior Manager of Risk and Compliance for a Foreign Bank. The role requires skills in managing complex projects to ensure compliance with the rules and guidance. This role also requires engagement with various Regulators and Senior Stakeholders of the Bank.
For me a recent significant achievement was to set up a Corporate Social Responsibility Programme at my Bank, facilitating colleagues to spend time volunteering in the community and raising funds for various charities.
I am involved with a coaching programme at my work for junior members of staff and am interested in the personal development of young people in order to ensure success in their careers.
I have lived in Southgate for 20 years. I am very much looking forward to working with the Governors of Southgate School and meeting as many people associated with the School as possible over the coming terms.
|Mrs Kate Sheldon||
I have 20 years of experience in the environment sector, developing programmes, forging new partnerships, and fundraising through grants and public sector contracts. My current role is Deputy Chief Executive at Trees for Cities, a national charity that engages people to improve their local environment through planting and caring for trees.
I am passionate about the role that nature can play to support the health and well-being of children and young people. Over the last decade I have developed award-winning school programmes that tackle current health concerns: child obesity, air quality and mental health of children and young people, which has become critical during Covid.
I have lived in Enfield for 17 years and have three children in years 9, 11 and 13 at Southgate School.
|Mr Sukhy Duggal||
I am a Public Financial Account and work for an engineering consultancy provided support across a range of clients, mainly in the public sector. I have worked across all levels of government, from local authorities and health bodies, blue light services and also central government departments providing a wide range of consultancy services.
Within Enfield, I am also a Cub Scout leader and Group Treasurer, helping to develop our young people.I have lived in Enfield for over 15 years and am proud of what our community has achieved, and the potential for further improvement in the future
|Ms Sabrina Bailey||
I am the Managing Partner of a family law firm and specialise in children work. I have over 20 years’ experience of child protection and safeguarding. I am used to working as part of a leadership team, managing budgets, accounts, human resources and health and safety.
I was previously the chair of a pre-school for 4 years and have also previously been a Trustee for Homestart, supporting vulnerable families in the community. I am also in the fortunate position to mentor young people interested in careers in law.
My passion in schools is inclusion and SEN, having navigated the education system with a type 1 diabetic son, so I understand the challenges faced by children, their families and schools when extra support is required.
I am a parent of 3 children, one of which is in Year 9 at Southgate School. I have lived in Enfield for nearly 10 years and am committed to working hard for our school community.
|Mrs Kiran Bajar||
I'm the Chief of Staff at a tech consultancy and am deeply committed to advancing employee engagement, diversity, equity, and inclusion, as well as bridging intergenerational gaps within the organisation.
I have a legal background as a non-practicing barrister, and bring a wealth of experience in business strategy and people operations, particularly within the technology sector.
I thrive at the crossroads where people's needs intersect with the overarching objectives of a business. I'm married with two children and live in Cockfosters. I have additional active roles which include serving as a Charity Board Member, Speaker, Member of the Middle Temple Inns of Court, Mentor at King's College London, and a CHIEF member - a powerful community for female executives.
To contact a Governor, please either email: firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to Ms Sakina Marzban, C/O Southgate School, Sussex Way, Cockfosters, Enfield, EN4 0BL
Governors 2023/2024 who have now resigned from their positions:-
- Ms Mili Malde
Declarations of Interest:-