School governors are responsible for the strategic direction and the financial performance of the school . They offer support and challenge to the School’s Headteacher, Senior Leadership Team and staff. Within this remit, the full Governing Body meets termly. The Governing Body through the Sub Committees, contribute to the School Improvement Plan and regularly oversee various strategic aspects of the school.
The Sub Committees of the Governing Body comprise of: Teaching and Learning Committee (with oversight for secular provision), Kodesh Committee (with oversight of Kodesh provision and under the remit of the main TLC Committee), EYFS Committee, Finance Committee, Admissions Committee, Compliance, Staffing and Security.
Mrs Sharon Kelaty (Chair of Governors)
Sharon has a daughter in the school – she has worked in the commercial world for 30 years and runs her own successful businesses in the rug industry and property investment. Sharon is appointed by the Trustees.
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Mr. Anthony Wolfson (Head Teacher)
Mr Wolfson has been the Head Teacher of NRPS since April 2017. He has been in Primary Education since 1985 and has been a Jewish Primary Head Teacher since 2002. He sits on the Govening Body Ex-Offico.
Mr. Hadley Newman (Vice Chair of Governors, Admissions and Staffing Governor)
Hadley has three daughters and a son in the lower years at NRPS. His company runs care homes across the UK. He is extremely passionate about maintaining the values and warmth he fell in love with when he first joined our school. Hadley is appointed by the Trustees.
Dr. Daniel Ezra (Chair of the Teaching and Learning Committee)
Daniel’s four children have all attended NRPS. His family are members of the Od Yosef Hai Synagogue. He is presently Consultant Ophthalmic and Oculofacial Surgeon to Moorfields Eye Hospital. He is a University Lecturer at UCL, has a Masters degree in Medical Education and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Daniel is appointed by the Trustees.
Mr Alan Berkley (Finance Governor)
Alan is qualified chartered accountant and works with the Finance Committee to develop our long term financial modelling and budgeting capabilities. Alan is appointed by the Trustees.
Mrs Allegra Benitah (Chair of EYFS Committee)
Allegra is appointed by the Trustees.
Mr Jon Benjamin (Foundation Governor)
Jon brings considerable experience as a lawyer specialising in Trust and Charity law, management and leadership. He currently acts as a consultant to a variety of organisations. Previously, Jon was CEO of the Board of Deputies, CEO of British ORT and Chief Operating Officer of World ORT. He has, in the past, served as a school governor. Jon is appointed by the Trustees.
Mrs Patti Adler (Admissions Governor, JNF and Israel Education Liaison)
Patti has been a parent at Nancy Reuben for 10 years. She holds a degree from Bar Ilan University and Michlala leMinhal in Languages and Marketing and Public Relations. Before taking on the role of Admissions Governor Patti was a Parent Governor at NRPS.
R' Simcha Kirschenbaum (Staff Representative)
R' Simcha has been teaching Kodesh at NRPS for over 10 years and is a popular and well respected member of the staff team.
Rabbi Yossi David שליט''א
Rabbi Yossi teaches Gemara to Year 6 boys. Rabbi Yossi is appointed by the Trustees.
Mr Jeremy Bokobza (Security)
Jeremy is an NRPS parent. Jeremy is CTO at Leaseum Partners. Jeremy is appointed by the Trustees.
Mr Jonathan Muyal (Second Finance Governor)
Jonathan has 3 children who attend NRPS and is a qualified chartered accountant. He works with the Finance Committee assisting with the financial performance of the school ensuring and maintaining clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction.
Mrs Charlotte Clif (Parent Representative)
Charlotte has 4 daughters, 3 now NRPS graduates and one in Year 1. She has been a parent at the school for 16 years; a class representative many times over and is a member of the OYH Shul. With a background in Environmental Management and Wildlife Conservation (hence her interest in helping to make the school more eco friendly) she currently has a Sourdough Micro bakery which she runs from home.
Dr Chagit Blass (Compliance Governor and Chair of the Kodesh Committee)
Although Chagit’s children have already graduated from NRPS, she feels passionate about the school. Chagit has a legal background (having studied law and qualified as a lawyer in Israel) and has a PhD in Jewish Law (focused on the development of Halacha).
Dayan Avraham David שליט''א - Rav of the Od Yosef Hai Community and Dayan (Judge) to the Sefardi Bet Din (Ecclesiastical Court).
The Reuben Foundation
Our Governing Body attend training and workshops run by PAJES (Partnership for Jewish Schools). We also use the services of outside consultants who offer support and advice. The school is a member of the Independent Schools' Bursars Association (ISBA).
The school is also an AGBIS (Association of Governing Bodies of Independent Schools) Temporary Associate School.