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Meet the Governors

Get to know our governors a little better.

David Mann

Roles & Responsibilities: Chair of Governors / Safeguarding Lead




Helen Willett

Roles & Responsibilities: Headteacher

I feel privileged to lead Chellow Heights school. The commitment and passion of the staff and governing body is amazing and everyone within the community works so hard to provide a high-quality education for pupils. I have over 30 years experience in teaching and have been headteacher here at Chellow for 18 wonderful months.  I started my career in mainstream early years settings and have taught in special schools for over 20 years. I have taught all key stages from EYFS to Key Stage 5; as well as pupils with a range of learning difficulties and disabilities.


Asif Shafiq

Roles & Responsibilities: Website

I am a parent governor here at Chellow Heights and I have 3 children with complex needs who all attend the West site.

I serve on the Business and Finance committee, and support the Website development which I regard as an essential communication tool linking the school to the parents/ public.

I have a degree in Business Information Systems attained at Leeds Metropolitan University whilst working at National Highways within the Digital Services Governance Team.

Maria Greenwall

Roles & Responsibilities: 



Maria Khan

Roles & Responsibilities: Mental & Health Wellbeing

My name is Maria Khan and I have had the honour of working at Chellow Heights Special School for the last 6 years. I have been the staff governor for 1 year. As a governing body member, I believe every child matters and our children’s needs are at the centre of all practice. I am committed to keeping our children’s smiles, safety and happiness as the priority.

I aspire that my knowledge and experience of our school will put me in a good position to work alongside fellow governors and our senior leadership team to make our school outstanding.

Judith Smithson

Roles & Responsibilities: Educational Visits