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.
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 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
Dr Chagit Blass (Associate Governor and Chair of the Kodesh Committee). Chagit studied at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem | HUJI in the Faculty of Law and Institute of Criminology. Her children are grown up and no longer attend NRPS
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 Jonathan Shelley (Site Governor)
Jonathan, a qualified chartered accountant now runs his own real estate business following roles with Deloitte, UBS and the BT Pension Fund. Jonathan 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 (Parent Representative)
Patti has been a parent at Nancy Reuben for 9 years and has always been dedicated to and involved in the school through the PTA organising and coordinating the annual NRPS PTA Calendar. Patti also supports the JNF Partnership work that we do in school)
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
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) and Brent Local Authority. We also use the services of outside consultants who offer support and advice. The National Governance Association (NGA) also provides a point of reference. The school is a member of the Independent Schools' Bursars Association (ISBA)