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.

 

 

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.

 

 

Shamani Wathsala (Governor)

Shamani has 19 years of HR experience of which 11 years has been within the Educational sector. Shamani used to work for Orchard Hill College and supported the Head as her role as Senior HR Advisor. She is currently a HR Consultant supporting a number of schools within inner and outer London.

 

 

Mr Andre Bailey – Principal Ex-Officio   

 

 

 

 

 

Kaye Woodcock (Parent Governor)

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Angela Morrison (Parent Governor)

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Gaynor Barnard (Staff Governor)

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Chiara Lane (Governor) 

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The principal and leadership team, well supported by the Orchard Hill College and Academy Trust, have provided strong leadership, which has had a positive impact on the school’s effectiveness. As a result, there have been improvements in all areas, most noticeably in pupils’ behaviour and attitudes, the curriculum and in the wider opportunities for pupils.

Ofsted, February 2019

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