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Dagenham School Elected Parent Governor


In June 2019 Village Infants School in Dagenham advertised one vacancy for a new Parent Governor, and the school is delighted to receive 2 nomination forms. Many schools really struggle to find parents willing to take on this important role, and this was an excellent indicator to the Governors and Senior Staff of the strength of support Village Infants parents are willing to give to their children’s education.

Following the ballot count earlier this week, the school management is delighted to confirm that Mr Afzal Sayed Munna has been elected as Parent Governor starting after summer break.

In a statement to the newspaper, Mr Afzal Munna said:

“As a parent I have benefited hugely from the great education and fulfilling school life provided by Village Infants, I would welcome the opportunity to offer my skills and experience to assist the school, pupils and parents.

As a current Business Lecturer at School of Business for University of Wales Trinity Saint David, the Executive Member and Diversity Officer for Newham Barking and Dagenham Liberal Democrats, Lib Dem Campaign for Race Equality, the Independent School Representative for National Education Union, Barking and Dagenham District and the Vice Chairman, Dagenham and Redbridge Sports Club, I would hope to utilise my communication and business skills, including focusing on communication between school, parents and community. I would like to thank all the parents who voted for me and thought I would be able to make the best representation for all.

The Head Teacher, Village Infants would particularly like to thank all those parents who originally contacted the Clerk to find out more about what is involved in being a school governor; the two candidates for having the willingness to volunteer their services to the school, and to parents for taking the trouble to vote for their new representative.