The Full Governing Body has responsibility for overseeing the direction of the school, working closely with the school’s senior management team who are in charge of its day to day running.
The Full Governing Body meets at least once each term. In addition, there are a number of committees which meet more regularly to discuss various aspects of the school. The main committees are:
Finance & Premises – The Finance & Premises Committee has the all important task of overseeing the finances of the school together with the running of the current site.
Education – The Education Committee oversees all matters relating to the education of pupils at Noam.
Admissions – The Admissions Committee is responsible for conducting the admissions process in accordance with Noam’s Admissions Policy.
Staffing – The Staffing Committee is responsible for all matters relating to our teachers and staff.
Michael Levene (Chair): Mike works as a programme manager at an international investment bank in the City. He is a founder member of the Edgware Eruv Committee, and has been involved in numerous communal projects. He has had children attending Noam since 2006. He is a Foundation governor, appointed on 1 January 2019 for a four year term.
Nahva Rose (Vice-Chair): Nahva is a practising nurse at a GP surgery. She is also the mother of child with special needs and as well as being a governor of Noam is a governor at Kisharon Day School. She has an interest in SEN and safeguarding. She is a Foundation governor, appointed on 1 January 2019 for a four year term.
Rachel Freedman: Rachel has been a Noam parent since 2005. She is blessed with a lively family to look after and works part time as an Early years practitioner. She is a parent governor, appointed on 17 March 2019 for a four year term.
Myron Green: Myron is a qualified Chartered Surveyor, primarily specializing in residential enfranchisement matters. He is on the board of a local Shul and is the co-manager of one of his son’s football teams. He is a co-opted governor, appointed on 1 January 2019 for a four year term.
Dina Grosskopf: Dina is a chartered accountant and partner at accounting firm Somers Baker Prince Kurz. In her previous role in an accounting firm in the City, she acted for academy schools. She uses these experiences to support the school's financial management and financial governance. She is a Foundation governor, appointed on 1 January 2019 for a four year term.
R. Avrohom Klein: Rabbi Klein is a teacher in Noam. Rabbi Klein grew up in London and eventually travelled to Eretz Yisroel to learn in Yeshiva. After 6 years of learning there and graduating the Ohr LaGolah Rabbinical and Teacher Training Program he moved back to London in 2012 and has been teaching in Noam since then. He is the staff governor, appointed for a four year term from 17 March 2019
Miriam Landau: Miriam previously worked at the Board of Deputies where she was involved with PR and fundraising. She currently has a full time job making sure her children are looked after. On top of which she is involved in a number of community initiatives. She is a Foundation governor, appointed on 1 January 2019 for a four year term.
Yitzchok Landau: Yitzchok is a qualified chartered surveyor, specialising in business rates for commercial properties. He is the director of Landau Rating Consultants. Prior to setting up his own rating consultancy business, he was at Gerald Eve and CB Richard Ellis. He is a Foundation governor, appointed on 1 January 2019 for a four year term.
Kevin Lazarus: Kevin is a solicitor at Lloyd’s of London. He specialises in insurance law and regulation. He was previously a solicitor in private practice, including at Barlow Lyde & Gilbert in the Reinsurance & International Risk Team. He is a committee member of the British Insurance Law Association. He is a co-opted governor, appointed on 1 January 2019 for a four year term.
Maurice Lowinger: Maurice works as a technical project lead at an international investment bank in the City. Communally he is President of a local synagogue and along with his wife has a role as a Marriage Enhancement Program (MEP) tutor for the United Synagogue. Maurice has had children attending Noam since 2011 and as a fundraiser has provided technical support to his wife in her role as Noam Dinner Brochure Chair for the last several years. He is a parent governor, appointed on 17 March 2019 for a four year term.
Matthew Pearlman: Matthew is an actuary specialising in general insurance. He has over ten years experience as a governor having previously been governor at Menorah Foundation School, including serving as chair of governors. Matthew is the local authority governor, appointed on 19 November 2019 for a four year term.
Chaya Posen: Mrs Posen is the Headteacher of Noam. Before joining Noam she was Deputy Headteacher of Torah Temimah Primary School. She has also had previous teaching posts at Beis Yaakov Primary School, Pardes House Primary School and Beish Chinuch Lebonos. As headteacher, Mrs Posen is an ex officio appointee to the governing body.
Maurice Salama: Maurice is a Real Estate professional involved in managing debt and equity investments on behalf of a private family office. Most recently he was an Associate at GreenOak, a real estate focused principal investing firm, responsible for origination and underwriting of European transactions. He is a Foundation governor, appointed on 1 January 2019 for a four year term.
Tova Solomon: Tova is a qualified primary school teacher, currently teaching at Beis Yaakov. She qualified in 2001 and she has taught at a number of primary schools. She is a Foundation governor, appointed on 1 January 2019 for a four year term.
View a full list of the members of the Full Governing Body and its committees and see the Terms of Reference of the Governing Body Committees.
The Governors of Noam have agreed to be bound by a Code of Conduct. This follows the model code of conduct published by the National Governors Association. The Governors have also declared any relevant interests, which are shown on the Register of Governor Interests.
The constitutional document of Noam Primary School is its Instrument of Government.
In addition to the Governing Body, Noam has a very active PTA and there is also a Chesed Committee as well as separate Dinner and Brochure Committees who work extraordinarily hard to make sure our annual fundraising dinner is a success.
Noam is always looking for enthusiastic individuals to help on the various committees. If you are interested in being involved, please contact the chair of the relevant committee or one of the committee members or otherwise get in touch via the school office.