Meet the Governors


Mrs Barbara McIntosh – Chair

Barbara has been in the field of learning disability, mental health and children with special needs for 25 years. She is currently a Director at Healthwatch Sutton and a Board member for three organisations that provide learning disability and mental health services. Barbara has worked as a Local Authority Commissioner of Adult Learning Disability Services, as National Head of Children and Young People’s Programmes at the Mental Health Foundation and at the Kings Fund where she led a five year programme to develop education, employment, leisure and social opportunities for people with learning disabilities. She is committed to improving the life chances of children and adults with learning disabilities and is keen to work with families and other partners to achieve this.


Ms Anne Murphy

Anne has been involved in education for 22 years and is currently head of department within a large further education college. She is accountable for ensuring that all learners benefit from an effective and engaging learning experience and has responsibility for departmental staffing and recruitment, training, learning and development, quality assurance, safeguarding, budgets and teaching, learning and assessment. Anne has extensive experience in leadership and management, teaching and learning and quality improvement through working in a variety of roles in education ranging from assessor, internal quality assurer and moderator, commercial development and internal training. She has a particular interest in raising standards within teaching, learning and assessment to enable all students to progress rapidly towards achievement of personal goals.


Ms Laurie Cornwell – Vice Chair

Laurie is the Executive Headteacher for Young People’s Academy (a school for students with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties) and The Skills Hub (a Pupil Referral Unit for students that cannot attend school for a variety of reasons, such as permanent exclusion and medical incapacity). Both schools are sponsored by Orchard Hill Academy Trust (OHCAT) and are based in Hillingdon. She is passionate about the education of young people, particularly those with SEMH needs, and firmly believes that all young people can achieve their life goals given the right education and support.



Angelina Morello – Staff Governor

Angelina is the Subject Leader for Maths and ICT at Nightingale Community Academy. She has experience of teaching maths in secondary schools, mainly teaching students with SEMH needs, and is an experienced assessor and moderator in KS2 and KS4. She is passionate about teaching, learning and maths, and believes that all children can achieve their goals when the right support and guidance is provided.


Peter Truesdale (Governor)

Peter served on Lambeth Council for 20 years and was Leader for 4 years. During that time he was deeply involved in ensuring the survival of threatened primary schools in north Lambeth and the successful outcome of the Ofsted inspection of Lambeth Local Education Authority.  He was also a member of the London Development Agency board and Chair of the Finance Committee on the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority.





Mr Andre Bailey – Principal Ex-Officio   


We’re excited to begin our partnership with Orchard Hill College Academy Trust, together working towards positive outcomes for our students

Andre Bailey, Headteacher

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