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    Pimlico Primary is a Future Academies school. We belong to an ambitious and innovative family of five schools, with a teacher training college and small curriculum unit.

    The Future Academies schools are sponsored by the charity, Future, founded by the social entrepreneurs, John and Caroline Nash. Future’s founding belief is that, with the right support, encouragement and opportunities, there are no limits to what young people can achieve.

    Our sister schools are Pimlico Academy (the Outstanding secondary school to which most of our pupils move to), Churchill Gardens Primary Academy, Millbank Academy, based in Westminster, and Phoenix Academy in White City. There are strong working relationships between the schools that directly benefit staff and pupils. All Future Academies primary schools follow a subject-specific curriculum that is helping to set new, high standards.

    The role of Future Academies

    The role of our sponsor is to lead the Advisory Body and set direction for our school, fostering progress in all areas of the school’s operations and promoting good use of public funds. Future Academies works with the leadership team to ensure we provide the best learning environment for pupils. 

    Future Academies' annual report and accounts

    The Advisory Body

    Our Advisory Body exists, primarily, to hold the Headteacher to account for the progress and attainment of pupils, their safeguarding and wellbeing.

    The Advisory Body meets each term, and reports to the Directors of Future Academies. Click here to visit the Future Academies website

    Shanaaz Price, Clerk to the Advisory Body, can be contacted by email at: shanaaz.price@futureacademies.org

    From September 2016, members of the Future Academies Primary Advisory Body are as follows:

    Paul Smith (Chair of Governors) 

    Paul is Chief Executive of Future Academies. Paul is Accounting Officer for the Trust. Paul's background is as a National Leader of Education, Principal of a Teaching School, School Inspector and, latterly, as an RSC.

    • Governor’s name: Paul Smith
    • Date of appointment: November 2015
    • Term of office: 4 years
    • Appointed by: Directors of Future Academies
    • Relevant business and pecuniary interests as recorded in the register of interests: None
    • Governance roles in other educational institutions: Director of Future Academies, Governor of Pimlico Academy.
    • Relationships between other governors or school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): None
    • Attendance record at Governing Body meetings over academic year 2015/2016: 3/3

    Elizabeth Smith (Staff Representative - Pimlico Primary)

    Elizabeth has worked at Future Academies since 2014. She is currently the Pastoral Manager and Safeguarding Officer at Pimlico Primary. Elizabeth is the Governor designated to monitor Child Protection.

    • Governor’s name: Elizabeth Smith
    • Date of appointment: March 2016
    • Term of office: 4 years
    • Appointed by: Directors of Future Academies
    • Relevant business and pecuniary interests as recorded in the register of interests: None
    • Governance roles in other educational institutions: None
    • Relationships between other governors or school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): None
    • Attendance record at Governing Body meetings over academic year 2015/16: 1/1

    Fatima Choaibi (Parent Representative - Churchill Gardens Primary Academy)

    Fatima is the parent of a Year Four pupil at Churchill Gardens Primary Academy, and has two older children who are former pupils. She lives close to the school and is well known for her active involvement in community events. Fatima is employed as a Teaching Assistant, and actively works to promote parent/school partnerships.

    •  Governor’s name: Fatima Choaibi
    • Date of re-appointment: April 2014
    • Term of office: 1 year with extension at the discretion of the Directors of Future Academies.
    • Appointed by: Elected by parents
    • Relevant business and pecuniary interests as recorded in the register of interests: None
    • Governance roles in other educational institutions: None
    • Relationships between other governors or school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): None
    • Attendance record at Governing Body meetings over academic year 2015/16: 2/3

    Farida Yasin (Parent Representative - Churchill Gardens Primary Academy)

    Farida is the parent of pupils in Years 2 and 3 at Churchill Gardens Primary Academy. Her two eldest children, who also attended Churchill Gardens, are now at Pimlico Academy. Farida is a passionate supporter of the school’s aspirational ethos and generously volunteers her time to enrich learning – particularly in the field of maths, her degree subject.  

    • Governor’s name: Farida Yasin
    • Date of re-appointment: April 2014
    • Term of office: 1 year with extension at the discretion of the Directors of Future
    • Appointed by: Elected by parents
    • Relevant business and pecuniary interests as recorded in the register of interests: None
    • Governance roles in other educational institutions: None
    • Relationships between other governors or school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): None
    • Attendance record at Governing Body meetings over academic year 2015/16: 0/3

    Caroline Nash (Lead Sponsor)  

    Lady Nash founded Future in 2006 with her husband, John, to transform the life chances of young people. Caroline is the leading force in curriculum development across the Trust.

    • Governor’s name: Caroline Nash
    • Date of appointment: April 2014
    • Term of office: 4 years
    • Appointed by: Directors of Future Academies
    • Relevant business and pecuniary interests as recorded in the register of interests: None
    • Governance roles in other educational institutions: Director of Future Academies, Trustee of Future, Governor and Co-Chair of Pimlico Academy.
    • Relationships between other governors or school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): None
    • Attendance record at Governing Body meetings over academic year 2015/16: 3/3

    Lyndsey Creegan (Staff Representative - Churchill Gardens Primary Academy)

    Lyndsey's commitment to the pupils and families of Churchill Gardens is transformational and unique, not least thanks to her own time here as a pupil. Lyndsey works with pupils with specialist speech and language needs and is also the school's Sports Lead.

    • Governor’s name: Lindsey Creegan
    • Date of appointment: April 2014
    • Term of office: 4 years
    • Appointed by: Directors of Future Academies
    • Relevant business and pecuniary interests as recorded in the register of interests: None
    • Governance roles in other educational institutions: None
    • Relationships between other governors or school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): Family member works at Churchill Gardens.
    • Attendance record at Governing Body meetings over academic year 2014/2015: 3/3.

    The Very Reverend Victor Stock (Community Representative)

    We are honoured to have Victor serve the school and its community. Formerly Dean of Guildford Cathedral and currently Priest Vicar at Westminster Abbey, Victor gives assemblies from time to time and provides advice on the school's Religious Education curriculum.

    • Governor’s name: Victor Stock
    • Date of re-appointment: April 2014
    • Term of office: 4 years
    • Appointed by: Directors of Future Academies
    • Relevant business and pecuniary interests as recorded in the register of interests: None
    • Governance roles in other educational institutions: Governor of Emmanuel School.
    • Relationships between other governors or school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): None
    • Attendance record at Governing Body meetings over academic year 2015/2016: 2/3

    Lorna Parker (Sponsor Representative)

    Lorna is a senior adviser with BC Partners, and brings expertise to Pimlico Primary from, among other areas, her time as a governor of Godolphin & Latymer.

    • Governor’s name: Lorna Parker
    • Date of appointment: September 2013
    • Term of office: 4 years
    • Appointed by: Directors of Future Academies
    • Relevant business and pecuniary interests as recorded in the register of interests: None
    • Governance roles in other educational institutions: Director of Future Academies, Governor of Pimlico Academy.
    • Relationships between other governors or school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): None
    • Attendance record at Governing Body meetings over academic year 2015/16: 2

     

    Shanaj Salahuddin (Parent Representative - Millbank Academy)  

    Shanaj is the mother of a pupil at Millbank Academy, and has one other child who is a former pupil. She works at the Department for Education and is an active member of the local community. She has been a parent governor since 2011.

    • Governor’s name: Shanaj Salahuddin
    • Date of re-appointment: September 2013
    • Term of office: 1 year with extension at the discretion of the Directors of Future Academies.
    • Appointed by: Elected by parents.
    • Relevant business and pecuniary interests as recorded in the register of interests: None
    • Governance roles in other educational institutions: None
    • Relationships between other governors or school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): None
    • Attendance record at Governing Body meetings over academic year 2015/16: 3/3

    Greg Canter (Staff Representative - Millbank Academy)  

    Greg has been a teacher at Millbank since 2009 and is currently teaching Maths at Key Stage Two.

    • Governor’s name: Greg Canter
    • Date of appointment: May 2014
    • Term of office: 4 years
    • Appointed by: Directors of Future Academies
    • Relevant business and pecuniary interests as recorded in the register of interests: None
    • Governance roles in other educational institutions: None
    • Relationships between other governors or school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): None
    • Attendance record at Governing Body meetings over academic year 2015/16: 0/3

    Catherine Fitzgerald (Parent Representative - Pimlico Primary)

    Catherine is the parent of two Pimlico Primary pupils - one in Year 2 and the other in Reception class. Catherine fully supports the school's ethos.

    • Governor’s name: Catherine Fitzgerald
    • Date of appointment: September 2014
    • Term of office: 1 year with extension at the discretion of the Directors of Future Academies
    • Appointed by: Elected by parents
    • Relevant business and pecuniary interests as recorded in the register of interests: None
    • Governance roles in other educational institutions: None
    • Relationships between other governors or school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): None
    • Attendance record at Governing Body meetings over academic year 2015/16: 2/3

    Karina Solomko (Parent Representative - Pimlico Primary) 

    Karina is the parent of two Pimlico Primary pupils – one in Year 3 and the other in Year 1. Sheworks as a Sole Representative for Melas Russia Ltd.

    • Governor’s name: Karina Solomko
    • Date of appointment: November 2015
    • Term of office: 1 year with extension at the discretion of the Directors of Future Academies
    • Appointed by: Elected by parents
    • Relevant business and pecuniary interests as recorded in the register of interests: None
    • Governance roles in other educational institutions: None
    • Relationships between other governors or school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): None
    • Attendance record at Governing Body meetings over academic year 2015/16: 3/3

    Future Academies is a charity regulated by the Department for Education, and a company limited by guarantee 6543442. Future Academies’ registered address is Pimlico Academy, Lupus Street London SW1V 3AT. For more information about the Trust, our Members, Directors and key documents, visit www.futureacademies.org

    Pimlico Primary

    Pimlico Primary, Lupus Street, London SW1V 3AT
    pimlicoprimary@pimlicoacademy.org
    Tel: 020 7802 1909