Governor Information

Governor Information​

The Governing Body meets regularly for both full governing body and individual committee meetings. Parents and carers may put forward items for discussion through parent governors and may also attend the first part of a full governing body meeting.

Governors 2021-2022

I am the Head of Physics at a school in North West London and I have been teaching Physics and Science in schools in London since I graduated from Bristol University with a Masters in Physics in 2006. My wife and I have been Haringey residents for the past 6 years and I became a Governor at The Mulberry Primary School last year.

Fr Morris has lived and ministered in Tottenham since 2008. As well as coming in to school for meetings, he leads the occasional assembly and classes sometimes visit St Mary’s Church. On the Governing Body, Fr Morris is Vice-Chair and chairs the Resources Committee.

  • A member of Haringey Council since 1990
  • Lives local to the school
  • Member of the Council Scrutiny Panel of Children and Families
  • Former Mayor of Haringey
  • Former Chair of Governors of Northumberland Park School
I was brought up in Chelmsford, Essex but attended Tottenham Technical College as a Nursery Nursing student in the 1970’s, where I met my future husband. When we married I moved to Tottenham and worked at The Mulberry Primary School in the nursery (or Parkhurst Infants as it was then) for 2 years until I had my children.

They were brought up in Tottenham and we plan to stay here for many years to come as we love the diversity of cultures, that we can learn from, who share our community. I now have 2 of my grandchildren in the school, the eldest started in the nursery in 2012 and is now in year 3, the second has been in the nursery since September 2016 and have 2 more younger ones to follow.

I can be seen daily in the playground. I enjoy attending activities like assemblies and events and man a stall at the Christmas Fayre. Also my work as a foster carer has brought me into contact with the school and I have always been very happy with the way Looked After Children are welcomed and included. I am the newest (Grand) Parent Governor so please come and say hello if you see me. I am passionate about The Mulberry Primary School and want it to be the best school it can be and have high achieving students who are set up to succeed in life. Learning and Achieving Together.
Dean Britton is the Director of Inclusion, Opportunity and Welfare at Haringey Sixth Form College, and has worked at H6FC for four years, responsible for the provision of SEND and a Level Five trained Safeguarding Lead.

With over 16 years’ experience working in the Further Education sector, he’s previously worked at City and Islington College, and Lewisham Colleges.

He is delighted to be a Governor of The Mulberry Primary School and eager to help the school deliver excellence for our pupils, staff and community.
Imani is a psychology teacher at London Academy of Excellence in Tottenham.

Prior to her role as a teacher, Imani worked as a civil servant contributing towards rehabilitation in South London. During this time Imani also completed a Master’s Degree in Leadership. Imani is very passionate about supporting her local community and is collectively working towards ensuring students of Haringey receive a high quality level of education and guidance.
Imani is a psychology teacher at London Academy of Excellence in Tottenham.

Prior to her role as a teacher, Imani worked as a civil servant contributing towards rehabilitation in South London. During this time Imani also completed a Master’s Degree in Leadership. Imani is very passionate about supporting her local community and is collectively working towards ensuring students of Haringey receive a high quality level of education and guidance.
Michelle Akarsu has worked in Haringey Primary schools since 1998 and was appointed as the Headteacher of The Mulberry Primary School in January 2014. She has previously taught in other London Boroughs, in addition to living and teaching in Turkey. As Headteacher of The Mulberry Primary School she is passionate about working with all families to ensure all children achieve their potential across our diverse community, having relentlessly high expectations of ourselves and others.

My name is Anita Gray and I have three children ranging from the age of 18 to 30 and all attended a Haringey school.  I have been working at The Mulberry Primary School for nearly 3 years.  Previously, I taught at another local Haringey school for over 15 years, holding many responsibilities from PSHE coordinator to lead in Reading across the school.  I also thoroughly enjoyed my time working in Early Years, working alongside parents and the wider community. My hobbies are home renovations, gardening and self-improvement.  

Voting Rights on Committees

The Governing Body (GB) reaches its decisions using a voting system, and may delegate particular tasks to be decided, through a vote, to a sub-Committee. When Committees vote on matters, Associated Members may also vote providing the Full Governing Body has previously given them this right and have had this decision minuted. Associate Members may be excluded from any part of a Committee meeting should an item of business concern an individual member of staff or a pupil. In the event of a deadlock, the Chair of the Committee will have the casting vote. All decisions of the GB’s sub-Committees should be reported back to the GB at its meetings and recorded in the minutes.

Contact Information

The Mulberry School
Parkhurst Road,
Tottenham,
London, N17 9RB

T: 020 8801 0189
F: 020 8808 2109

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