Governors at Lubavitch

Governors at Lubavitch


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Your school governors

In 2012, following the award of state aid to the Junior Boys and Senior Girls schools, these schools were federated with the Girls Primary School. Additionally, the Children’s Centre continued under the aegis of the Girls Primary School.

Following recommendations from our advisors, the Governing Body agreed that it would meet quarterly, and that there would additionally be quarterly meetings of governor committees for each school. The role of the Governing Body is to support and challenge the Head Teacher and to help ensure that the school is moving in the best and most strategic direction.

The Governors have a wide range of responsibilities including:

  • ensuring the school meets legal requirements
  • setting the school budget
  • setting school policies
  • making decisions about the school building/premise
  • appointing Deputy heads and Headteachers and making decisions about current staff
  • looking at how well pupils are preforming and ensuring actions are being taken if there are any concerns
  • Exclusions

From 1 September 2015, governing bodies are under a duty to publish on their website their register of interests. The register should set out the relevant business interests of governors and details of any other educational establishments they govern.

Register of Interests can be found here.

If you have concerns that cannot be resolved by the class or other relevant teacher, or by the Head, these should be passed to the Chair of Governors (Mrs Lew) or to the Chair of the relevant school committee.



Girls Senior Sub-committee

Mrs Hindy Lew

(Foundation Governor, Chair)

I have been the manager of Vista Education and Training for over 20 years and I have an NVQ Level 4 in Management – performance coaching.

First Aid@ Work Trainer

D32, 33, 34, 36 – Assessor and Internal verifier

Teacher of Kodesh and childcare.

PTLSS – post 16 planning lessons.

Mrs Toebe Potash

(Foundation Governor)

I have a BA in Sociology from Manchester University and have 2 years’ research experience at London school of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. I live in Hackney and all my 8 children went through Lubavitch school. Now I have several grandchildren attending. I look at securing funding for the Lubavitch Youth programme.

I appreciate all the length my family has gained from Lubavitch and have been serving on the Board of Governors for many years.

Mrs Helen Freeman

(Head of School, Associate Governor)

I qualified as a teacher in June 1972 and have been working in different departments in the Lubavitch schools since then. In 1986 I joined the Senior Girls'. Many of the parents I currently work with are my former pupils. I am happy to be at the helm of this wonderful school and take a great pride seeing it progress on its journey to good and better.

Mrs Sora Kopfstein

(SEN Link, Co-Opted Governor)

I am the Headteacher of a special needs school with previous experience in mainstream school including as a SENCO. Having had daughters in LSGS for over 20 years I am happy to continue my involvement in school as a Governor.

Rabbi Shmuel Lew

(Princicpal, Senior Girls’ School, Foundation Governor)

I have worked in education for over 50 years with all age groups, mostly secondary school and young adults. I have been part of the journey of LSGS for over 40 years, as Headmaster and Principal. I have travelled within the UK and all over the world visiting related institutions. I have pleasure in sharing my experiences and observations for the benefit of LSGS.



The Chair of Governors (Mrs Lew) may attend any of these meetings.

These committees may require further members who would be appointed Associate Governors. Associate Governors do not have the right to vote. Expressions of interest may be made to the Chair of the relevant committee.

If you wish to know the membership of the full governing body, or of further subcommittees, please contact




To see a full list of our of our Governors please click here