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Meet the Governors


Jane Griffin (School Business Manager, Co-opted Governor)

I have a schools background having been a Teaching Assistant and Leaning Mentor before I came to Seven Sisters. I am the School Business Manager and am responsible for the school's budget and the school site. 





Teshale Joba (Parent Governor)

I am originally from Oromia (Ethiopia) where I studied up to my first degree. I then moved to the UK and studied for my MSc and MBA degrees. I started working as a college teacher in Ethiopia. After my studies in the UK, I have been working in a finance role since 1995 in various organisations and I currently work as principal accountant for Islington Council.


All of my four children have been educated at Seven Sisters Primary School and I currently have my youngest child in year 6. I became parent governor in order to support the school and get involved in its governance. I hope to bring financial skills to the governing body and make positive contribution to the school.



John Keever (Chair)

I have been a Governor at SSPS since 2012.I am Vice-Chair of the Governing Body. l also chair the Curriculum and the Forward Planning sub-committees.  I am a Community Governor having previously been a Local Authority Governor.  My working life was involved with children with Special Educational Needs as a teacher, educational psychologist, school inspector and LA Officer in different parts of London.


I have served as a Governor in other schools in the past.  I went to school close to Seven Sisters and used to live in the area. I am a parent and a fairly active grandparent.  I am now retired from full-time work but still enjoy working with schools. I also work with Westminster Abbey Education Department where my work is directly with children.


My skills and experience include all types of school improvement activity, particularly working with Head Teachers, Governors and Parents. I try to keep up to date on issues of assessment and data, special educational needs, literacy, general educational policy, professional development and school improvement strategies.  I attend regular training on these and other issues.



Melian Mansfield (Co-opted Governor)

I am a Community Governor and was co-opted to the Seven Sisters Governing Body in 2012.  I have lived in Haringey for forty years and my five children attended Haringey Schools.  I am chair of the Resources Committee which makes decisons about finance, premises and staffing issues.  Formerly a teacher of French and Mathematics, I now provide training for governors for different local authorities.


I have a good knowledge of all aspects of the UK Education system from pre-school to post 16. I have worked extensively on policy issues, promoting and defending early childhood and education provision at all levels. 


I am Chair of the Early Childhood Forum, a national body of organisations with a direct interest in the early years from birth to seven.The forum works to promote inclusion, challenge inequalities, debate issues, celebrate difference and develop consensus to champion high quality experiences for young children and their families.  I am also Chair of the Governing Body of Pembury House Nursery School and Children's Centre in Haringey and governor of two other primary schools.




Dorothy Pegg (Support, Staff Governor)

I became part of the Seven Sisters school community in 1997 and spent 8 years running our Children's Centre. I currently oversee the Early Years in the school from conception to Reception.