Parent Governors

Joel Phillips :

Joel Phillips

  • Parent governor since November 2016
  • Committee: TBC
  • Link year group: 3
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My son Arthur is in Year 3 and my daughter has just started YR at the Infant school. The Moss Hall schools are a diverse and, despite their large size, nurturing community. I am delighted to have the opportunity to help sustain that as a governor. Our kids benefit from happy and motivated teachers. I want staff to continue to feel like they have the support and space they need to respond to the abilities and individual potential of every child. I'm also keen to help the school find ways to communicate with parents as effectively as possible without being burdensome.

I work in the City as a quantitive researcher. Before this, I worked at University College, London as a researcher and lecturer in Maths. At weekends I coach an under 8s football team - which is just as challenging as all the Maths!

Naheed Tapya :

Naheed Tapya

  • Parent Governor Since 2017
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Attendance at meetings 2017 - 2018:

"I have a son in Year 3 who started at the nursery and a younger son who will start this year.

As well as being a mother, I work part-time as a management consultant helping companies to effectively manage change.
I love the diversity of our school and the effort that is made to bring learning to life.  From my experience and through talking to other parents I feel communication and collaboration between parents and staff could be improved. I would like to focus on this as well as using my skills to support the school wherever I can.
I am committed to ensuring our children have the most positive experience possible at school and that they are given the opportunity to succeed and realise their potential."

Hannah Paul :

Hannah Paul


I have two children at Moss Hall, one at the junior school in Year 4, and one at the infant school in Year 1. 

As a primary school teacher, I have taught at a school in inner London, as well as at Moss Hall Infant School. At Moss Hall Infants I was the Year Group Leader for Year 2, Maths subject leader and a member of the leadership team.

Prior to training as a teacher, I worked as a GP Practice Manager and also at an educational charity, School Councils UK. My degree in Psychology informed my work at School Councils UK and also my interest in prioritising children’s well-being, in and beyond the classroom. I strongly believe that developing an environment that fosters emotional wellbeing lays essential foundations that will help all children to engage fully in school life. 

I very much look forward to my role as a parent governor and feel excited to support  Moss Hall Juniors to be the best it can be for all our children at this important time.

Lis Maimaris :

Lis Maimaris

I have two children at Moss Hall; my son is in the infants and my daughter is in Year 3. I absolutely love the Moss Hall community; its creativity, warmth, and focus on the individual child, and as a Parent Governor, I’m delighted to be able to help MHJ develop and improve.
I have a background in education and am trained as a secondary teacher in English. For ten years I worked as a manager for Islington Council in varied roles. I’m now enjoying a different role, working as a teaching assistant at Monkfrith primary school, supporting a boy who has autism. In addition to working as a TA, I’ve recently set up as an after-school childminder.
I have a particular interest in children’s reading and writing and science, and as an adult I have gained an A-level in Biology and a Masters in Children’s Literature and Writing for Children. My biggest passion is writing stories which I do a lot of in my spare time!
I am very much looking forward to my time as Governor at the school and supporting staff, children and parents to make MHJ an even more fantastic place to be.