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 Greythorn Primary School has a Local Governing Body (LGB) which meets each half term.  The LGB is an important tier in the management of the school. The meetings help to inform the Trustees of the Flying High Trust about the strengths and development areas of the school. 


The LGB is made up by the following people:


Name:Role:Date of appointmentTerm of OfficeAppointed by

Martyn Harris -

I have been a Governor at Greythorn for twelve years, and Chair for the last eight. Although my son has now left Greythorn, I have committed to remain on the Governing Body to support and challenge, so we can continue to strive to become the best school in the universe (as well as West Bridgford). I work for Nottinghamshire County Council within Adult Social Care & Health, and have done for the past twenty years. Outside of work and school, I enjoy the theatre, eating out, and following the trials and tribulations of Manchester United. If you see me around the school, please do come and speak to me, as I am always interested in the views of our community.

Chair of the LGB06/07/2015until  05/07/2027GB/board

Zahra Bilides -

I've been a parent Governor since February 2020. I work at Nottingham College as an Advanced Practitioner for the Quality team. In my role I do some teaching, but mostly I support teachers in their development with a view to improve overall quality. Before starting at Nottingham College in May 2016, I worked in the private sector for a chain of language schools in Russia for which I was the Head of the Academic Department, overseeing the quality and development of the teachers and courses in over 60 centres across the country. At Greythorn, my role entails overseeing the Pupil Premium provision, and I am currently Vice-Chair of the Governing body too.

Vice Chair - Parent representative04/02/2020until 03/02/2028Parents

Fadi Al-Dairi -

I am the Regional Director of an organisation that supports victims of the conflict and in war-affected areas leading a team of 1,300 employees. My key strengths are Management, Safety & Security, Capacity Building, Public Relations and Coordination. As one of the leaders of the Humanitarian Response in Northwest Syria and Turkey, I regularly speak to government officials in the region, as well as the EU, UK, USA. My role as a Governor is to support with reviewing policies, and ensuring the school is a safe space for the children and staff by doing the safety walk and ensuring records are up to date

Co-opted representative05/09/2018until 04/10/2026GB/board

Michael Pound -

I am a parent governor at Greythorn, with two children currently at the school in Year 3 and Year 5. I have another child starting at Greythorn in September. I am an Associate Professor in Computer Science at the University of Nottingham, and I have been teaching computing skills such as coding to a range of ages for many years. I’m passionate about the education of children, and regularly release videos online on a range of computing topics targeted at school age pupils. At Greythorn, my role is in overseeing the development of the curriculum, and making sure that safeguarding best practice is maintained at all times.

Parent representative04/02/2020until 03/02/2028Parents
Ashley HarperCo-opted representative01/09/202331/08/2027GB/board
Pam ParkinStaff representative01/09/202101/09/2025Staff
Tae CarpenterHeadteacher01/09/2023 ex-officio


Declaration of Pecuniary Interests for 2023/24:


NameInterest Declared
Martyn HarrisNone
Ashley HarperNone
Zahra BilidesChair of FOGSA
Fadi Al-DairiWife works as a TA in school
Michael Pound None
Pam ParkinNone
Sarah CoxNone
Tae CarpenterNone


Attendance at all meetings 2023/2024


Name:Attendance at Meetings:
Martyn Harris4 out of 4
Ashley Harper4 out of 4
Zahra Bilides3 out of 4
Fadi Al-Dairi4 out of 4
Michael Pound4 out of 4
Pam Parkin4 out of 4
Tae Carpenter4 out of 4


The role of a Greythorn Parent Governor

Please see below the minutes of our meetings from 2021 onwards:



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