Dairy Meadow Primary and Nursery School

Our School Governors:

Mrs V. Virdee (Chair of Governors)

Co-opted governor

"It is important to me that we all continue to make our school a happy and enriching place to be for our children, the staff and all parents."

 Reverend M. Poulson (Co-Vice Chair of Governors)

Co-opted governor 

"I became a governor because I'm committed to enabling the flourishing of our children here in Southall and want to see Dairy Meadow continue to develop as an exceptional place of learning. I have two children currently at the school and am passionate about the thriving of the whole school community."

 Mr A. Storr

Co-opted governor

"I became a Governor at Dairy Meadow in 2006 when I was the Police Sergeant on the local Norwood Green Safer Neighbourhoods Team and although I've long since ceased to be part of the local policing team, I've maintained my link with Dairy Meadow out of a deep affection for the school, the staff and fellow governors. As you may expect from someone with a policing background I also have a strong interest in Safeguarding matters. I am immensely proud to be part of the Dairy Meadow Governing Body and throughout my many years at the school I have never ceased to be hugely impressed by the conduct and achievement of the pupils."

Mr K. Haines

Staff governor

“As a staff governor I contribute to the decisions that are made by the governing body as well as helping them to support the staff of the school.”

Mr M. Akhtar

Co-opted governor


Miss T. Roberts (Co-Vice Chair of Governors)

Co-opted governor

"As our great Nelson Mandela once said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Education has played a major role for all individuals in society. It has allowed the community to succeed both socially and economically by enabling it to develop common cultures and values. In my opinion, Education is paramount. I feel obliged to contribute to an institution that has enabled me to develop into the individual that I am today.

It is crucial to take a stand to assist my community. For me, being a Governor not only gives me the opportunity to play a key role in strategic decision making at board level but also to be a part of an institution that prepares young children to compete for any job in the world.

With the vast knowledge I have gained and experiences of being a Lawyer, I want to inspire and enlighten others to achieve their goals. Hence, it is indispensable for me to be visible to continue to encourage young children of different gender, ethnicity and backgrounds. I am fully committed to empowering children to aspire to dream big and believe that their dreams are achievable."

Miss C. Desouza

LA governor

"My experience at school has shaped me and made me the person I am today, so I want to help parents, teachers and students during these challenging times. I am excited to contribute to Dairy Meadow’s School community and give back to the Southall community."

Ms. C. Kyem

My background is Children’s Advocacy and safeguarding. I have in the last 15 years worked with Children and young people in many different capacities. I have had the advantage of working with young people in who have known to social care and the youth justice system. I think it is important that we listen to the voice of our children and young people because they are our future.

After gaining 6 years’ experience of working with young people and some families, I went on to complete my degree in Law.  This was not for the purpose of becoming a Legal representative, but to ascertain more knowledge on how to, best support young people and their families. I am a person who enjoys helping and supporting young people through the challenges of life, and enjoy seeing people overcome situation and learning about the mystery of life.

During the pandemic I found that a lot of young people were requiring much more support with their emotional wellbeing which has lead me to undertake the CPCAB in Counselling course.

I have a Family of my own and enjoy spending quality time with them, and encouraging all the young people in the family to always try and achieve more and aim high.

Mr Kuldip Garha

I became a Governor at Dairy Meadow in 2022. Our son started in reception and it has been heart-warming to see his progress through to year 2. I have always been impressed with the passion & delivery our Head and Teachers display in the education of children at Dairy Meadow. I look forward to supporting our team of governors and the school with my personal skills and experiences. I currently Head Operations for a global brand in the travel industry which has given me the opportunity to travel the globe and work with many wonderful people who helped me understand their values and experience their wonderful cultures.

Ms Sam Smith

Balvinder Kaeda

Register of Governors Interests

Governors Declaration Register

To read a letter from Mrs. V. Virdee, the Chair of Governors, click here.

To contact the school governors, please email the Clerk to Governors at clerk@dairy-meadow.ealing.sch.uk

Further information on our school governance is available to view   here