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Governor Profiles

The Loxford School Trust is an Academy Trust developed from Loxford School of Science and Technology. The Trustees have been selected to represent the interests of local communities and act as guardians of the educational aims of the Trust. The Trust also includes a board of Directors who hold the CEO and each academy committee to account.


The Governance Structure of the Loxford School Trust

                     TRUST STRUCTURE

Finance, Audit and Health & Safety Committee

Full Name

Role

Appointed By

Date of Appointment

Term of Office

Attendance
2019/20

Attendance
2020/21

 Declaration

of Interest

Mr Mankamal Singh Palray Co-opted Members Summer 2021 4     N/A
Mr McIntyre Co-opted Director/ Trustee Members   N/A N/A 3 of 3 N/A
Mr Patel Parent Governor Aldborough LGB Spring 2016 to End of Spring 2024 4 N/A 3 of 3 N/A
Mr Manu Anand ACM (Term Ended)   End of term - Spring 2022        
Miss Osborne ACM (Term Ended)   End of term - Spring 2021        

 

Loxford School Trust Members

Full Name

Role

Appointed By

Date of Appointment

Term of Office

Attendance
2019/20

Attendance
2020/21

 Declaration

of Interest

Mr David Low

CHAIR, Member

N/A

01/08/2014

N/A

2 of 2

2 of 2

Chairman at Clementswood Federation

Mr Peter Ballard

Vice Chair, Member

N/A

01/08/2014

N/A

2 of 2

2 of 2

N/A

Mr Michael McIntyre

Member

N/A

01/08/2014

N/A

1 of 2

1 of 2

N/A

Mrs Anita Johnson

In Attendance, CEO

N/A

Ex-Officio

N/A

2 of 2

2 of 2

N/A

Ms Amy Loveng

In Attendance,

Chief Finance Officer

N/A

 

N/A

 

 

N/A

Mrs Jahan McCready

Clerk

N/A

 

N/A

 

 

N/A

Loxford School Trust Directors/ Trustee

Full Name

Role

Appointed By

Date of Appointment

Term of Office

Attendance
2019/20
Attendance
2020/21

Declaration of Interest

Mrs Anita Johnson

In Attendance, CEO

N/A

Ex-Officio

N/A

5 of 5

6 of 6

N/A

Mr David Low

CHAIR, Director/ Trustee

Members

Summer 2014 

N/A

5 of 5

6 of 6

Chairman at Cleveland Road Primary School

Mr Peter Ballard Co-opted Vice Chair, Director/ Trustee Members Spring 2021 to Spring 2025 4 N/A 4 of 6 N/A
Ms Sarah Thacker Co-opted Director/ Trustee Members Autumn 2014 to Spring 2025 N/A 4 of 5 5 of 6 N/A

Mr Michael McIntyre

Co-opted Director/ Trustee

Members

Summer 2014 to Spring 2025

N/A

4 of 5

5 of 6

N/A

Mankamal Singh Palray Co-opted Director/ Trustee Members Summer 2021 to Summer 2025 4 N/A 2 of 2 N/A

Mr Yasin Patel

Member

Aldborough LGB

Spring 2016 to End of Spring 2024

4

5 of 5 6 of 6

N/A

Ms Amy Loveng

In Attendance, Chief Finance Officer

 

 

 

   

N/A

Mrs Jahan McCready

Clerk

 

 

 

   

N/A

Manu Anand ACM (Term Ended)   Spring 2022        
Miss Terry Osborne ACM (Term Ended)   Spring 2018 to Spring 2022        

Loxford Academy Committee

Full Name

Role

Appointed By

Date of Appointment

Term of Office

Attendance
2019/20

Attendance
2020/21
Declaration of interest

Anita Johnson

Headteacher

Ex-Officio

N/A

N/A

2 of 2

3 of 3

N/A

Helen Ayres

Chair

Board

Autumn 2020

Autumn 2024

N/A

3 of 3

N/A

David Low

Vice Chair

Board

Autumn 2020

Autumn 2026

2 of 2

2 of 3

Chairman at Cleveland Road Primary School

Michael McIntyre

Academy Committee

Board

Autumn 2020

Autumn 2024

2 of 2

2 of 3

N/A

Catherine Meek 

Academy Committee

Staff

Spring 2022

Spring 2024

N/A

3 of 3

N/A

Kathy Whitfield

Academy Committee

Staff

Autumn 2019

Spring 2023

2 of 2

3 of 3

N/A

 Carol Ellison Academy Committee Parent Summer 2022 Summer 2024 N/A N/A N/A
Yunis Aslam Academy Committee Parent Spring 2022 Spring 2024 1 of 1 3 of 3 N/A
Ruthba Amin ACM (Term Ended)     Spring 2022      
Peter Ballard ACM (Term Ended)     Autumn 2021      
Terry Osborne ACM (Term Ended)     Summer 2022      
Jahan McCready Clerk           N/A

 

Warren Academy Committee

Full Name

Role

Appointed By

Date of Appointment

Term of Office Attendance
2019/20
Attendance
2020/21
Declaration of Interest

Anita Johnson

CEO

Board

N/A

N/A

2 of 2

2 of 3

N/A

Victoria Cook

Chair

Board

Autumn 2019

Autumn 2023

2 of 2

3 of 3

N/A

Jennifer Ashe

Headteacher 

Board

N/A

N/A

2 of 2

3 of 3

N/A

Lisa Warren Academy Committee Board Autumn 2020 Autumn 2024 N/A 1 of 1 N/A
Nayla Sheikh Academy Committee Co-opted Member Summer 2022 Summer 2026 N/A    

Blake Drewery-Meakin

Academy Committee

Staff

Autumn 2021

Autumn 2023

2 of 2

3 of 3

N/A

Joseph Graffham Academy Committee Staff Spring 2021 Spring 2023 N/A 2 of 2 N/A
Tasneem Siddiqui Academy Committee Parent Autumn 2020  Autumn 2022 N/A 3 of 3 N/A
Faye Craig Academy Committee Parent Spring 2022 Spring 2024      
Shirley Smith-Newsam ACM (Term Ended)     Autumn 2021      

Tabor Academy Committee

Full Name

Role

Appointed By

Date of Appointment

Term of Office

Attendance
2019/20

Attendance
2020/21
Declaration Of Interest 
Anita Johnson  CEO Board N/A N/A 2 of 2 3 of 3 N/A

Sarah Speller

Headteacher

Ex-Officio

N/A

N/A

3 of 3

3 of 3

N/A

Richard Micek  Executive Headteacher  Ex-Officio N/A N/A 3 of 3 3 of 3 N/A
Emma Lock  Chair Co-Opted Autumn 2019 Autumn 2025 2 of 2 3 of 3 N/A

Matthew Giles

Academy Committee

Co-Opted

Autumn 2020

Autumn 2024

N/A

3 of 3

N/A

Emma Howson Academy Committee Parent Autumn 2020 Autumn 2023 N/A N/A N/A
Natalie Mevo Academy Committee Staff Autumn 2021 Autumn 2023 N/A N/A N/A
Karen Collop Academy Committee Staff Autumn 2021 Autumn 2023      
Karen Rodgers ACM (Term Ended)     Autumn 2021      
Colin Chapman ACM (Term Ended)     Autumn 2021      
Hannah Watson ACM (Term Ended)     Summer 2021      
Deborah Hilliard Clerk            

Aldborough Academy Committee

Full Name

Role

Appointed By

Date of Appointment

Term of Office

Attendance
2019/20

Attendance 2020/2021 Decleration of Interest

Anita Johnson

CEO

Board

N/A

N/A

3 of 3

 

N/A

Yasin Patel

Chair

Board

Spring 2020

Spring 2024

3 of 3

3 of 3

N/A

Heather Wright

Vice Chair

Board

Spring 2020

Spring 2024

3 of 3

3 of 3

N/A

Susan Mullaney Head of School  Ex-Officio N/A N/A 3 of 3 3 of 3 N/A

Tom Hart

Executive Headteacher

Ex-Officio

N/A

N/A

3 of 3

3 of 3

N/A

Malar Sekaran Academy Committee

Parents

Summer 2022

Summer 2024

   

N/A

Sanjay Patel

Academy Committee

Parents

Summer 2022

Summer 2024

3 of 3

3 of 3

N/A

Anupa Mathur Academy Committee Staff Spring 2022 Spring 2024 N/A N/A N/A
Rachel Dyer Academy Committee Staff Summer 2021 Summer2023 1 of 1    
Sophia Mir ACM Chair (Term Ended) Board Autumn 2017 Autumn 2021      

Mrs Jahan McCready

Clerk

 

 

 

 

 

 

Abbs Cross Academy Committee

Full Name

Role

Appointed By

Date of Appointment

Term of Office

Attendance
2019/20

Attendance
2020/21
Declaration of interest
Anita Johnson CEO Board N/A N/A 2 of 2 3 of 3 N/A
Nicola Jethwa Headteacher Ex-Officio N/A N/A 3 of 3 3 of 3 N/A

Phillip Cable

Chair

Board

Spring 2021

Spring 2025

3 of 3

3 of 3

N/A

Michala Aylward

Academy Committee

Parent

Spring 2019

Spring 2023

N/A

3 of 3

N/A

Adam O’Shea

Academy Committee

Staff

Spring 2021

Spring 2023

N/A

1 of 1

N/A

Paul Cox

Academy Committee

Staff

Spring 2020

Spring 2022

N/A

3 of 3

N/A

Jennifer Rayner  ACM (Term Ended) Parent Autumn 2019 Autumn 2021      
Ian Rice  ACM (Term Ended) Parent Autumn 2021 Spring 2022      
Ms Debbie Hilliard Clerk            

 

Gaynes Academy Committee

Full Name

Role

Appointed By

Date of Appointment

Term of Office

Attendance
2019/20

Attendance
2020/21
Decleration of interest

Mrs Anita Johnson

CEO

Trust CEO

N/A

N/A

1 of 1

2 of 2

N/A

Mr David Low

CHAIR, Trustee

Board

Spring 2021

Spring 2021

1 of 1

2 of 2

N/A

Mrs Annabelle Kirkpatrick

Headteacher

 

N/A

N/A

1 of 1

2 of 2

N/A

Mrs Tammy Henry Academy Committee Parent Spring 2021 Spring 2021 1 of 1 2 of 2 N/A
Ms Lisa Russell Academy Committee Parent Spring 2021 Spring 2021 1 of 1 2 of 2 N/A
Mr Robert Lucas Academy Committee Staff Spring 2021 Spring 2021 1 of 1 2 of 2 N/A
Mrs Louise Bull Academy Committee Staff Spring 2021 Spring 2021 1 of 1 2 of 2 N/A

Ms Debbie Hilliard

Clerk

 

 

N/A

 

 

 

Cecil Jones Academy Committee

Full Name

Role

Appointed By

Date of Appointment

Term of Office

Attendance
2019/20
Attendance
2020/21

Declaration of Interest

Mr David Low

CHAIR, Trustees

Loxford School Trustees

01/04/2019

N/A

4 of 4

2 of 2

N/A

Mrs Anita Johnson

CEO

Trust CEO

01/04/2019

N/A

4 of 4

1 of 2

N/A

Mr Richard Micek

Headteacher

Loxford School Trustees

01/04/2019

N/A

4 of 4

2 of 2

N/A

Mr Colin Stewart

Academy Committee

Loxford School Trustees

01/04/2019

N/A

3 of 4

1 of 1

N/A

Mr Tom Dowler

Academy Committee

Loxford School Trustees

01/04/2019

N/A

3 of 4

0 of 1

N/A

Joshua Bolton Academy Committee Staff Summer 2021 Summer 2023 N/A 2 of 2 N/A
Mark Ward Academy Committee Staff Summer 2021 Summer 2023 N/A 2 of 2 N/A
Susan Knight Academy Committee Parents Summer 2021 Summer 2023 N/A 1 of 2 N/A
Jennifer Baxter Academy Committee Parents Summer 2021 Summer 2023 N/A 2 of 2 N/A

Governors Profiles

CEO

Mrs Anita Johnson

Anita Johnson started her teaching career in 1987 at Stoke Newington School after she qualified as PE teacher from Bishop Otter College. She then moved after three years to Sedgehill School in Lewisham, a large multi-cultural school as a PE teacher and soon rose through the ranks by becoming firstly, Head of Girls PE and then the overall Curriculum Leader of PE. During her time there the school gained Sports Mark Gold and was named by Tony Blair as one of the three best schools for sport in the country.

Anita remained at Sedgehill School for twelve years and eventually moved to Upbury Art College in Gillingham, Medway.  She joined the school as an Assistant Headteacher in charge of Standards at Key Stage 4.  This school was in special measures at the time and within six months had been moved out of this category.  Anita remained here for three and a half years and helped move the school’s GCSE results out of the underperformance category.

Anita then moved to Harris Peckham Academy as the Vice-Principal.  The Peckham Academy was one of the first schools to become an Academy and Anita was one of the founding members of this.  Her position was Standards and Delivery across the whole school including attainment, achievement, attendance, curriculum, timetabling and behaviour.  The school’s results rose over the four years and Anita took over as the Acting Principal for a term during the illness of the Principal.

Anita began her own Headship in January 2008 at Loxford School which is a thriving multicultural school and has maintained its outstanding position. The results at GCSE have improved steadily as have the A Level results.

The Ofsted Report described Anita as “the driving force behind the school’s success. Her clear vision and high ambitions for pupils and staff are supported by a highly effective Senior Team and a well-led and challenging Governing Body.”

Anita’s educational philosophy is based around traditional standards of education and a ‘Stage not Age’ approach to achievement and attainment.

Anita is The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of The Loxford School Trust which currently consists of seven schools – Loxford School, The Warren School, Tabor Academy, Abbs Cross Academy and Arts College, Aldborough Primary School, Gaynes School and Cecil Jones School; She is also the Headteacher of Loxford All-Through School.

Anita is married with two children, lives in Kent and her greatest pastimes are netball and shopping.

Chair

Mr David Low

I am a retired Primary School Head Teacher; My career having brought me east via Hackney and Plaistow to teach in three local Boroughs. I am the Chairman of The Loxford School Trust and a National Leader of Governance. My daughter had a very successful academic experience at Loxford School before leaving for continuing education. I have sought to develop the role of Governor into making a significant impact through being reliable, accessible, both challenging and supportive of the work of the professional staff, keeping abreast of relevant issues and trying to ensure The Loxford School Trust remains determined to realise the highest aspirations of the students and their parents.

Mrs Victoria Cook

My name is Vicky Cook and I have been on the Academy Committee for 5 years now. I have been associated with The Warren School for 8 years as 2 of my children were educated here. 

I am also the SEND Academy Committee Member for The Warren School and I take my role very seriously and try my best to give it all that is expected of me. SEND is very close to my heart and it is a strong passion of mine to make sure that every child matters and I will work tirelessly for the school and community to ensure this happens. 

I have been very fortunate to be part of the changes that we as an Academy have faced so far and I truly look forward to what the future brings. 

Mr Yasin Patel

I have worked in Local Government for over 10 years in a number roles, which include Education Welfare and Social Care. I currently work for a London Borough as a Commissioning Manager for children, young people and families.

My primary focus is commissioning services for the most vulnerable children and young people in the community and children in care. I also have a particular interest in children and young people’s rights and I am a member of the Care Leavers’ Association.

I was elected as Parent Governor at Aldborough Primary School in March 2016. My son attended the School and my daughter is a pupil. Becoming an Academy Committee Member has provided me with the opportunity to play an active role in supporting the school in achieving the best possible educational and social outcomes for the children

Mr Phillip Cable

I was born in Barking in 1972 and after leaving school at 16 (St Edwards C of E in Romford) I worked in the Lloyds of London Marine Insurance market before returning to academic study to train as a Solicitor.  However, despite my early years being far removed from ships I subsequently embarked on a short career commission in the Royal Navy. I then formed MAST an international risk management and Security Business that provides risk management and security services to maritime community including a security design department which is involved in yacht design and build projects.

I hold a Law degree (LLB (Hons) and Master’s degree in Maritime Law (LLM). I am also the Trustee of a local Charity, Barking Music and Drama in memory of the founder Carole Cable FTCL GTCL (my late mother) who in fact attended Abbs Cross School in the late 1950s. I am married and have 4 young boys.

Vice Chair

Mrs Sarah Thacker

As an ex-pupil, and with my daughter now a student at Abbs Cross Academy and Arts College, I am keen to support the school in promoting high standards of achievement. I have worked in Secondary Education since 2007, first as a Learning Support Assistant and then completing my Teacher training. I have a good understanding of the Education System, having experience of both inner London and Essex schools.

Mrs Emma Lock

I have been married for 15 years and have three children; I have a daughter at Tabor, my youngest will be due to start in September 2020, and having lived in Bocking all my life, I attended Tabor.

My eldest brother and I own our own haulage company that we have successfully run for the past 22 years so my hours can be flexible meaning I have time to commit to the school as a Parent Academy Committee Member.

I love travelling, walking my two dogs, theatre yoga and supporting my children at their weekend sporting activities (netball, dance and swimming).

Mrs Heather Wright

I have been a Civil servant for nearly 29 years working for the Court Service, Ministry of Justice, and Home Office and for the last 9 years at the Department for Education. My roles at the Department for Education have included working with Government Offices and Local Authority Parenting Leads supporting parents and children to achieve better outcomes. My current role is a Project Manager for the Standards & Testing Agency who develop the Tests for KS1 and KS2.

I have grown up in Redbridge and with my son starting school in September 2016 I’m glad to be given the opportunity to be a Parent Governor to support the school in maintaining its high standards and to meet future challenges.

Mr Peter Ballard

I retired from the Engineering Department of telecommunications company BT after 34 years’ service where I started as an apprentice and progressed to become a Senior Manager.

I am Married with two daughters who both attended Loxford School and I became a Governor at Loxford in 1989 and have never left. Having served as Loxford School Trust Chairman for 4 years I have now stood down to serve as Vice Chairman of the Trustee Directors Board. I continue to serve on the Loxford School Local Board as Chairman.

I also sit on the London Borough of Redbridge School Admission Appeals Panel and The Exclusion Appeals Panel.
Executive Headteacher

Mr Richard Micek

I have worked in secondary schools within Essex, Southend and London for 23 years, the last 16 of these have been in Senior Leader positions. In 2014 I was delighted to be appointed as the substantive Headteacher of The Warren School, part of The Loxford School Trust, this allowed me to continue to drive forward changes to improve the life chances of so many magnificent students.

In January 2019 I was proud to be appointed as an Executive Headteacher within The Loxford School Trust and in April 2019, when Cecil Jones Academy in Southend joined The Loxford School Trust, became its new substantive Headteacher.

I firmly believe that if children are given the appropriate structures, environment and resources they will develop the necessary skills and attributes required to contribute as independent citizens who are keen and able to be leaders in society.

Mr Tom Hart

I am delighted to be the Executive Headteacher of Aldborough Primary School and Loxford Primary Phase. Working across both schools is a real privilege as I get the opportunity to work with some really inspirational children, staff and Governors. I have been in teaching for 17 years and trained at St. Mary’s University College in Twickenham. I worked in a number of schools in Newham and Redbridge as a Senior Leader and Teacher. Having grown up in Seven Kings, I have strong links with the community the school serves.
Headteacher

Mrs Jennifer Ashe

I have been teaching for 17 years; This included working in Tower Hamlets and Barking and Dagenham. I joined The Warren School in 2012 and have been privileged to assist in its journey of improvement where my experiences as an English Teacher and as a member of Senior Leadership have reinforced my belief that education is the driving force for social change.

I am thrilled to be appointed to the post of Interim Headteacher within The Loxford School Trust and look forward to leading the school further in its drive for excellence.

Mrs Sarah Speller

I have been teaching for 17 years, 11 of them on Senior Leadership Teams. During my career, I worked in Redbridge, Barking and Hertfordshire before joining The Loxford School Trust as a Deputy Headteacher in Tabor School in 2015. I was delighted to be appointed as the Interim Headteacher of Tabor Academy, part of The Loxford Trust, in September 2018

I believe that young people deserve high-quality daily experiences that equip them with the necessary skills and knowledge to allow them to go onto the next stage of their journey. I am married with two children and enjoy netball and running.

Miss Susan Mullaney

I am proud to be the Headteacher at Aldborough Primary School. I feel honoured to be part of such a vibrant and diverse community and really enjoy developing the potential of all the children in our care. I continue to enjoy developing my knowledge and skills to ensure the best for every child in our school and am also learning British Sign Language.

I thoroughly enjoy working with children and their families; I believe that every child is unique with their own talents and strengths and with the right guidance, support and encouragement I know all our children can achieve at the highest level.

Mrs Nicola Jethwa

I have been teaching for 23 years and trained as an English Teacher.  I have been a part of Senior Leadership since 2003 and have been a Deputy Head in both Newham and Barking and Dagenham. I feel very privileged to have been appointed as the Headteacher at Abbs Cross Academy and Arts College and have been the substantive Head since October 2016.

The role of Headteacher allows me to support our students in becoming resilient adults who enjoy the challenge of learning and who will be able to take their place in our society.

Mrs Annabelle Kirkpatrick

I have been teaching for 14 years as a trained English teacher; this includes working in Buckinghamshire, North Yorkshire, Barking and Dagenham and Havering. I have been part of the Loxford School Trust as both the CTL of English at the Warren School and as a member of Senior Leadership at Abbs Cross Academy and Arts College.

I feel very privileged to have been appointed as the Headteacher at Gaynes School. It allows me support our students in becoming resilient, high achieving young adults, who enjoy the challenge of learning and who will be able to take their place in our society.
Teacher/Support

Miss Catherine Meek

I have been teaching for 8 years as a trained Mathematics teacher, completing my training at Loxford and continuing on afterwards to become an Achievement Team Leader. I am passionate about improving the life chances of pupils through education and feel privileged to have gained the staff governor position.

Mrs Kathy Whitfield

I have worked in education at local Primary Schools since 1999. Prior to this, I worked in the City of London as a secretary with an Insurance Company and then with a firm of Accountants. I joined Loxford School in 2012 as a Higher Level Teaching Assistant. I then had the opportunity to become a member of the Year Care Team and I have been in this role for a number of years.

My daughter attended Loxford School and during this period I became a Parent Governor, a role I thoroughly enjoyed as it gave me a taste of School Governance.

Mr Blake Drewery-Meakin

I started working at The Warren School as Media Resources Manager in January 2015. I have previously worked in 2 other primary schools in the London borough of Newham, 6 years as a special educational needs teaching assistant and 3 years as a resource coordinator. During this time working in schools I have always believed in one thing, ‘no matter what role you have within the school, we are all here for the good of our students’.

I find the school environment such a rewarding place to work in as you build a family of colleagues around you but you also see and help future generations to achieve their goals which brings your own sense of achievement. Outside of the school, I am an extremely family orientated and have hobbies including baking, crafts music and travelling.

Mr Joseph Graffham

I have been teaching for six enjoyable years, all of which have been at The Warren School. From my initial training within the Trust, I have progressed as both a classroom teacher of English and Politics and a developing middle-leader, holding positions of responsibility including KS4 Coordinator and Second in Charge of English. I am now the CTL of English and thoroughly enjoy the challenges of developing an exciting and stimulating curriculum that represents and inspires the cohort of young people I am proud to teach. 

I am fortunate to work alongside a host of incredibly dedicated and supportive colleagues and I look forward to representing them as The Warren Teaching Staff Committee Member. I enjoy stand-up comedy, collecting and listening to vinyl and watching the mighty Tractor Boys at Portman Road on a Saturday!

Mr Liam Coen 

I joined Abbs Cross nearly twenty years ago having been a qualified English teacher since 1994. I have worked within the school in a number of roles including Head of English.  I became an Assistant Headteacher in 2016 and I am currently responsible for Progress at Key Stage 3 where I enjoy seeing students develop the skill set that will allow them to flourish at GCSE and beyond.

Mr Paul Cox

I have been an employee of The Loxford School Trust since August 2016 and have worked my way up to The Executive Assistant Officer at Abbs Cross. Throughout my tenure so far I have dedicated a lot of my time to learning more about educational matters, compliance and how school management decisions are made and seen through.

I am a person who takes pride in ensuring organisational efficiency while maintaining the all-important human element that needs to feed into that. 

Mark Ward

My Name is Mark Ward I was born in Hayes in 1974 after leaving school I went on to study Economics, Sociology and Law.

I Have been at Cecil Jones for over 15 years and am excited to be an Academy committee member and am keen to promote the continuing high levels of expectations and improvements.

I have 2 children both boys and I enjoy walking, keeping fit and reading.

Rachel Dyer

I am pleased to have been elected as Staff Governor for Aldborough primary School as I feel this role will provide me with further opportunities to work alongside staff, families and our community to ensure our pupils receive an enriching and inspiring curriculum. I have been a teacher since 2017 and am currently Computing lead. Recently, I have taken on the role of SENDCo since completing my master's in special educational and learning needs. I am passionate about providing our children with the best possible education so that each individual reaches their true potential.

Adam O’Shea

I have been teaching for 12 years as a trained Geography teacher; this includes working in Newham, Hackney and Havering. I am the CTL of Geography, Sociology and have taken lead of the Humanities faculty since 2016. I am passionate about improving the life chances of pupils through education and feel privileged to have gained the staff governor position.

Natalie Mevo

I am delighted to have been elected Teaching Governor at Tabor Academy.Being a former Tabor student myself, I am proud to teach at the school that I was once taught at.I have been teaching here since 2017, and was promoted to 2i/c of English in 2019. I will endeavour to support the needs and ambitions for Tabor in conjunction with the School Development Plan, to ensure that the best quality of education is being provided for all of our learners, to promote well-being amongst my fellow colleagues, and work collaboratively with parents to achieve the best outcome for all within our Tabor family.

Karen Collop

I started at Tabor Academy in 2007 within the administration team and was promoted to Exams Officer shortly after.  I found that I enjoyed working alongside the young people, and took up a pastoral role here in 2011.  I am currently the Year Care Team Leader for Y9, with an additional responsibility of Mental Health lead which I find incredibly rewarding.  I am honoured to be part of the Tabor community; supporting and watching students become the best that they can be.

Anupa Mathur

Being a part of Loxford School Trust, since ten years as a parent and seven years in support staff; I have thoroughly enjoyed the journey. I am delighted to have become part of the Aldborough Academy Committee. As I work with the young children, I believe to support them in providing education along with a sense of self-worth and emotional well-being. Outside my Aldborough family, I have a family with two children and a husband. We enjoy spending time with friends and going on mini breaks and exploring. I have always taken interest in art, writing, singing, dancing, and baking.

Parent

Mrs Tasneem Siddiqui

I am an entrepreneur representing Homes4Hope, that provides independent living to mental health patients in Havering, Barking and Dagenham. Currently the Trustee and Treasurer of Chadwell Heath Community Centre, working independently has given me the flexibility to apply my skills to contribute towards the community. I am also the Chairwoman of Anaya, a community Interest Group aimed at helping local women socialize. I am passionate about contributing towards our community and believe that my skills and experience will be of great value. I am very enthusiastic and offer my commitment and responsibility towards the school to make a greater impact.

Mrs Michala Aylward

I have three children, two of whom attend a local Primary School and one who is in Year 8 at Abbs Cross Academy. I am an Assistant Headteacher at a Secondary Academy in East London and teach English. My current role is based largely on improving the quality of education – including the development of curriculum delivery and HR. In the past, I have held pastoral roles and overseen safeguarding.

I am very passionate about the role that education plays in widening opportunities and removing barriers. I am committed to help in any way I can as a Parent Governor.       

Susan Knight

I have worked in education for several years working with children of varying ages and abilities in London and Southend. Last year I decided to take a career change and I now work for children’s social care.

I am a mother of three children. Two of which attend Cecil Jones Academy. I have a daughter in year 8 and a daughter who has just left year 11 and is hoping to return to sixth form.

Becoming a parent governor has given me the opportunity to have an active role in supporting my children’s school, striving for the best outcomes for all children and staff. I look forward to working with the governors to ensure that the school provides high quality education and opportunities for all of the children attending Cecil Jones.

Jennifer Baxter

I have worked within Financial Services for the last 14 years and now work for the NHS within Compliance part of the Quality & Safety Team.

I decided to stand as a Parent Governor for Cecil Jones Academy back in December 2020.  My step son attends Cecil Jones Academy and is currently in Year 7.  My Step Daughter will be attending the school in September 2021.  Becoming an Academy Committee Member has provided me with the opportunity to play an active role in supporting the school in achieving educational and social outcomes for the children.  I am keen to support the school in promoting high standards of achievement.

Matt Giles

I studied at the old Tabor High School some years ago, and my 3 children now attend Tabor Academy. I run my own construction business locally, (although we operate nationwide) and have done so now for a number of years. I am a senior instructor at a local martial arts club, and I coach a local grassroots football team.

I believe I am able to make a valuable contribution to the Academy Committee.

Emma Howson

I am married with two children; my oldest daughter is in Year 7 at Tabor Academy and my other daughter is in year 5 at primary school. I am also an ex Tabor pupil. I have been a Civil servant for the last 22 years working for the Crown Prosecution Service and in my current role of District Crown Prosecutor I am responsible for managing a team of lawyers who complete Crown Court work. I have just become a parent governor and I am looking forward to working with and supporting the school in any way I can.

I enjoy walking my dogs, baking, running and spending time with my family.

Faye Craig

My name is Faye Craig and I am an Academy Committee Member at this school. I went to this school many years ago as a child and now my daughter attends the school. I was bullied at school for many years and also lost all self-confidence; so, my goal is to help people who are being bullied and also help students who have no self-confidence. I also suffer with mental health issues and my aim is to work with the school to deal with issues and be a voice for students.  I am a kind, caring person and care what happens inside school.

Carol Ellison

My name is Carol Ellison and I have 4 children the youngest being 14 years old. I have been a parent governor before in primary and secondary school setting, I played a important part in the changes the school was undergoing at the time. I have been an active member of several voluntary community organisation and continue to support these groups today. I hope to share my experiences and knowledge as a new parent committee member in the development planned for Loxford School. 

Malar Sekaran

 I am a parent of a child at Aldborough Primary School. I have lived in Redbridge for over 15 years and would like to help promote education in anyway that I can. I work for an NHS community trust with vulnerable adults.

Other

Mr Michael McIntyre – Loxford board

Cert Mgmt (Open) a local business man for many years in Ilford and parts of East London.  Michael completed his post graduate Professional Certificate in Management with the Open University at Regents Business School just around the corner from the University of Westminster, the awarder of his HNC in Business.  Michael has worked in various large corporations here in the United Kingdom and in Southern Africa.  Working for such employers as, for example, Associated British Foods, The Dee Corporation and Kirsh Industries of South Africa.  Michael’s employment thus far has mainly centred on Operations.

Loxford School is Michael’s second post as a School Governor, joining the Loxford School in 2011, Mike says he is “honoured to be the Chair of the Curriculum Committee” a position he took up on the 5th of July 2012 and that he “looks forward to more opportunities to support this Outstanding School under our Head Teacher Mrs Johnson, the Senior Leadership Team, the Chair and Governors”.

Socially Michael enjoys dining out with friends and good company, and like very many at Loxford he also enjoys a good read, particularly specific Shakespeare such as Julius Caesar, Henry the IV, also such authors as Robert Pirsig (philosophy) and Henry Mintzberg (management).  Michael enjoys running in the local park at weekends.

Ms Amy Loveng - CFO

Amy Loveng is The Chief Finance Officer for The Loxford School Trust. A qualified accountant Amy has 12 years post qualification experience across both public and private sectors and she has specialised in education for the past 10 years.

Mr Colin Stewart - Trustee

I am currently the Director of Education in the London Borough of Redbridge leading a range of services from School Improvement to the Youth Offending Team. I started teaching in Scotland and then taught overseas, before coming to work in London. Prior to joining Redbridge, I worked in several other Local Authorities, was a Primary School Headteacher and also worked for the National Primary Strategy. In the late 1980’s I spent two years at Temple Sutton Primary, so I know Cecil Jones School from my days in Southend. Outside of education I still have a couple of fading dreams, one is to see Scotland’s men in the World Cup finals one more time and the other is to play for Manchester United.

Miss Lisa Warren - Board

I have been a foster carer for 11 years for a local borough. Caring for looked after children has led me to work closely with various schools and the virtual school regarding the children’s education, health and wellbeing.

I have a strong attachment to The Warren School because my whole family have been educated their including myself, 3 of my children and 2 of my foster children.

I am lucky to have seen the schools great progress over the years not only in the standard of education but in the new buildings and improvements that have been made to the school.

I am the safeguarding academy committee member for The Warren School. Safeguarding has a particularly important place in my heart due to the nature of work I do as a foster carer. I believe every child has the right to a safe and happy life and I am committed to working closely with the school for the safeguarding of every student.

I have a certificate in safeguarding, and I am adult learner studying to become a children’s counsellor.

Helen Ayres - Board

As a parent of two children that attend Loxford Primary School I take a keen interest in supporting the school where I can. I feel passionate and determined for the continuing success of the school. I welcome the opportunity to be able to assert a parent's perspective and to support the school. 

As a former bank manager, it’s equipped me with capable skills and experience that I believe will be of benefit to the committee and the Co-opted member role. I'm a very organised and thorough person having dealt with the management of people and the general running of bank branches across a network. I'm a very conscientious person and able to hold discussions and challenge where needed.

 Being an active volunteer and committee member of the Loxford PTFA since my children have attended the school, I offer my commitment and enthusiasm to support the Loxford school.

Mankamal Singh Palray - Board

Being a former Loxford School pupil myself and raised in an extended family who also attended the school, I am delighted and honoured to join the Loxford School Trust Board.

My recent roles have involved leading transformation, restructure and change within Finance departments. I have worked across a breadth of organisations and sectors, starting my career in Price Waterhouse Coopers and now working for The Prince’s Trust.

I have been a trustee for a number of charities in the past and worked within steering committees set up by the Mayor of London’s Office to deliver large scale community events. I was a governor in a local primary school for several years and also played a lead role in a successful free-school application bid to the Department for Education some years ago.

I look forward to working within a strong team of education leaders who have a clear vision and appreciation of excellence, as can clearly be seen by the growth of the Trust over the past decade."

Nayla Sheikh - Co-Opted Committee Member 
Clerk

Jahan McCready

Deborah Hilliard

 

Downloads

Page Downloads Date  
Loxford School Trust Governance Handbook 15th Sep 2021 Download
Exclusion Stat guidance 15th Sep 2021 Download
Exclusions Chairing the Panel 15th Sep 2021 Download
Exclusions November 2021 DAL 15th Sep 2021 Download