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Meet the Governors

Peter Truesdale (Chair)

Peter served on Lambeth Council for 20 years and was Leader for four 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   

 

 

 

 

 

Laura Ni Dhruachain (Governor)

Laura is a dual-qualified solicitor admitted to practice in Ireland, England and Wales and works in a law firm in London.

 

 

Adam Bowman (Governor)

Adam is experienced in a range of Higher Education governance, casework, regulation and research roles. He currently works at St George’s, University of London. His academic background is in Philosophy and Psychoanalysis, and he is currently studying part-time in Psychodynamic Practice. He is soon to begin training in Mental Health Social Work with the Think Ahead scheme. He is involved with a number of local charities and organisations, including the Trussell Trust Foodbank and Labour Party.

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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