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Greenlands Primary

Our Governing Body

On Behalf of the Governors I am delighted to welcome you to Greenlands Primary School.

The governors are volunteers who have a commitment to the school, its pupils, staff and buildings as well as to the local community of which it is a part. We are all proud to be associated with Greenlands Primary School.

We were pleased to help the school to become a member of Cygnus Academies Trust in February 2019 and everyone at Greenlands Primary School is benefitting from the support that the Trust is giving us.

The governors look forward to continuing to play their part in the life of Greenlands Primary School in the coming school year.

Ayca Ilcen, Chair of Governors

Who Are We?

Our Governing Body consists of up to 11 members:

  • The Headteacher
  • two elected Parent Governors
  • up to six Co-opted Governors
  • two elected Staff Governors

The standard term of office for a governor is four years.  The chair and vice-chair are elected every two years. The Governing Committee usually meets six times a year.

Alison Cook (Ex-Officio)

Ayca Ilcen (Chair of Governors & Safeguarding Link Governor)

Manish Gokani (Co-opted Governor)

Dean Blake (Parent Governor)

Sarah Griggs (Associate Member)

Gill Deighton (Staff Governor) 

Pauline Baker (Staff Governor)


*Associate Members do not have any voting rights

 Further Information

Greenlands Annual Statement of Governance 2022-23

Greenlands Annual Statement of Governance 2021-22

Cygnus Academies Trust Annual Statement of Governance 2022-23

Cygnus Academies Trust Annual Statement of Governance 2021-22

Cygnus Academies Trust Financial Accounts

Memorandum of Association; Articles of Association, Funding Agreement

Governor Information Pack

Trustees Information Pack


To enquire about any governor vacancies at Greenlands Primary school, please contact either Mrs Alison Cook or Ms Ayca Ilcen via the school office and they will happily tell you about life as a school governor. Should a vacancy become available at Greenlands Primary, you will be informed and you can put yourself forward. Please also visit Inspiring Governance or Governors for Schools to learn more about why schools need volunteers like you and the benefits and rewards of becoming a Governor.