School opens again on Tuesday 16th April. The Children's Centre is open for lots of fun stay and play activities


The governing body meets regularly and works closely with the headteacher and the staff to decide on Comet's aims and policies and to oversee the efficient running of the school and Children’s Centre. The governors work in partnership with the Hackney Learning Trust and have particular responsibility for:

  • Setting aims and planning for the future of Comet
  • Agreeing targets to raise standards of achievement
  • Ensuring the curriculum promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of children
  • Managing the two budgets of the school and Children’s Centre by providing the headteacher with guidance, setting priorities and budget monitoring
  • Staffing issues, including appointing the headteacher and other staff and determining salaries
  • Deciding Comet's policies on strategic issues
  • Making sure all children, families, and staff have equal opportunities and providing for pupils with special educational needs
  • Ensuring there is a high standard of maintenance of the premises
  • Dealing with complaints

The governing body consists of elected parent governors, staff governors, community governors and local authority governors (see below for a full list). In addition to the three meetings of the full governing body each academic year, there are also regular meetings of the main committee:

  • Finance and Premises
  • Learning and Development

If you have any queries about the work of the governors or wish to raise an issue with the governing body, please contact Fran Paffard, Chair of Governors by email   You can also contact any of the elected parent governors via the school office.


School Governors at Comet:

Lisa Clarke - Headteacher

Fran Paffard - Chair of Governors & Link Governor for English as an Additional Language

John Carpenter - Link Governor for GDPR
Vacancy - Staff Governor
Samantha Sweeney- Vice Chair, Co-opted Governor & Link Governor for SEN
Corin Pennington - Co-opted Governor & Link Governor for the Children's Centre
Billie-Jo Bishop - Parent Governor

Million Hailemariam - Parent Governor

James Donkin - Co-opted Governor

Maria Endersbee - Co-opted Governor

Josephine Saggese - Co-opted Governor