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Governor Profiles

Find out a little more about Shenstone School Governors who take on their role as unpaid volunteers.

Ms Kathryn Yiannadaji - Chair of Governing Body

Committee Membership: All committees

  • Appointed by Governing body
  • Term of Office: January 2015 to January 2019
  • Register of interests: None declared
  • Governance roles in other educational institutions – none
  • No Pecuniary Interests declared

Particular Interests: Child Protection and Looked After Children and Early Years

 

I am Head Teacher for a nursery and children’s centre situated on the Southbank in London. For the last 2 years I have lead a team of around 30 staff and around 85 children aged 3 months to 5 years who attend every day. We run a crèche and Holiday playscheme for children up to 11 years old. I am in the final stages of becoming an Early Years Ofsted Inspector which has been an interesting journey but one that has taught me a great deal!

 

For 7 years I supported children with additional needs as an Early Years Advisory Teacher for Croydon Education Authority. This role has given me extensive knowledge and understanding of children with additional needs.

 

I am looking forward to supporting Shenstone School on its journey to ‘Outstanding’.

 

Ms Lori Ann Mackey – Head Teacher Governor

  • Member of all committees
  • Governor attendance: full attendance at all committee and full governing body meetings
  • Member of the Governing Body by virtue of position in school
  • Appointment in accordance with the GB’s instrument of Government
  • Term of Office: since April 2015 / whilst in the post of Head Teacher
  • Register of interests: None declared
  • Governance roles in other educational institutions – none
  • No Pecuniary Interests declared

 

“It is a pleasure to be the Head Teacher of Shenstone School. I am honoured to be leading a dedicated staff team who work with enthusiasm to support the development and learning needs of the truly remarkable children who attend Shenstone. We work hard to ensure that the pupils have aspirational opportunities for success during their primary years of learning at Shenstone School.”

 

Ms Wendy Lawson – Parent Governor

Committee Membership: Curriculum and Staffing

  • Parent Governor elected by Parent Election
  • Term of Office November 2014 to November 2018
  • Register of interests: none declared
  • Governance roles in other educational institutions – none
  • No Pecuniary Interests declared

Particular Interests: ICT

Having a child with special needs I have an understanding of the complexity of our children’s needs and the challenges they face.

 

School life plays such an important role in building the foundation for our children to develop and fulfil their full potential, to help maximise independence and empower them to make their own choices in life. That is why I am a Governor. I am passionate about ensuring our children receive the best education and support enabling them the best possible start. It is a privilege to support the leadership team and teaching staff to continue to run a successful school that is striving to achieve an ‘outstanding’ status from Ofsted and to be recognised as a centre of excellence.

 

Mrs Ramona Martin – Parent Governor

Committee Membership: Curriculum and Staffing

  • Parent Governor elected by Parent Election
  • Term of Office: November 2014 to November 2018
  • Register of interests: none declared
  • Governance roles in other educational institutions – none
  • No Pecuniary Interests declared

Particular Interest: Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC)

Our son attends the school & has done for many years.

 

I'm from Brighton, East Sussex & moved to the area with my husband’s job but my family are originally from Bexley.

 

I wanted to help the school as they've done so much for us & our son has progressed in ways we wouldn't have imagined, & I became a parent governor.

 

I enjoy my role and have learnt a lot about how much is involved in the running of a school, especially a special needs school.

 

We all work well together as a team & there's a wide range of abilities and skills to help the school as a whole.

 

Ms Aimee Thompson – Parent Governor

Committee Membership: Curriculum and Staffing & Finance and Premises

  • Parent Governor elected by Parent Election
  • Term of Office: November 2015 to November 2018
  • Register of interests: None declared
  • Governance roles in other educational institutions - none
  • No Pecuniary Interests declared

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Particular Interest: Health & Safety

As a parent of two children that attend Shenstone School, I have an understanding of the complexity of our children’s needs and I am passionate about ensuring that they receive the best education and support. I believe every child should be supported in reaching their full potential and have a safe and happy school life.

 

Mrs Katie Gardner – Staff Governor

Committee Membership: Curriculum and Staffing & Finance and Premises

  • Staff Governor elected by staff
  • Date of Appointment November 2015
  • Term of Office November 2015-2018 (3 years)
  • Register of interests - none
  • Governance roles in other educational institutions – none
  • No Pecuniary Interests declared - none

 

I have worked in the office at Shenstone School since September 2015 and prior to this I worked in a law firm for nine years. Obviously these settings are hugely different, but I have thoroughly enjoyed this new challenge.

 

I have no prior experience of children with special needs, but the staff and children at Shenstone School are both a pleasure and an inspiration. I am happy to support and encourage the school as much as I can as a Staff Governor.

 

Ms Heather Jolly – Co-opted Governor

Committee Membership: Finance and Premises

  • Co-opted Governor elected by Governing Body
  • Term of Office: November 2015 to November 2019
  • Register of interests - none
  • Governance roles in other educational institutions – none
  • No Pecuniary Interests declared

Particular Interest: Numeracy

 

I am an Assistant Head Teacher at Shenstone School and I became an Associate Governor in November 2014 and a co-opted governor in November 2015. I believe school governors are critical friends and I am committed to taking an active role within the Governing Body.

 

Due to my roll on the SLT team I have an insight to the pupils and to the school and use this knowledge to help support as a Governor.

 

Over the past ten years, I have taught at three special needs schools in Bexley. Working in different environments has been a valuable experience. Working with young people with a range of different disabilities and additional needs has developed my knowledge of SEN and the skills needed to teach SEN children effectively.

 

Having worked at both the major feed schools for our Shenstone Pupils, I have had experience of dealing with students during school transition. This has deepened my understanding of service users within in the Borough and the range of provision that is offered.

 

I will ensure that my input continues to improve the opportunities for pupils, staff, parents and carers at Shenstone School.

 

I am extremely happy to be part of a committed and supportive team.

 

Ms Zeina Wright – Co-opted Governor

Committee Membership: Curriculum & Staffing

  • Co-opted Governor elected by Governing Body
  • Term of Office: November 2015 to November 2019
  • Register of interests: None declared
  • Governance roles in other educational institutions – none
  • No Pecuniary Interests declared

Particular Interest: Literacy

 

I currently work in Bexley Local Authority's Statutory Assessment Service as the Education, Health and Care Coordination and Development Officer. My role focuses on the implementation of the new SEND reforms, working with schools both in and out of Borough as well as representing the LA at the SEND Tribunal. I have significant knowledge of SEN policy and law through this role and also through my degree in Law and Masters in Child Studies. My Masters degree covered children's rights, education, health, development and safeguarding focusing on a holistic multi-disciplinary approach to all matters relating to children. My dissertation subject focused on the conflict between education and inclusion policy, particularly at Key Stage 4 which is further evidence of my interest in education and SEN.

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I worked for 11 years in a specialist provision for pupils with Moderate Learning Difficulties in a mainstream secondary school in Greenwich which has given me extensive practical experience in meeting the needs of children with a variety of complex learning needs. I have also worked in policy roles for a number of national charities including The Children's Society.

I would like the opportunity to use my skills, experience, knowledge and passion for children and SEN to support and challenge Shenstone through the valuable role of school governor to ensure the best outcomes are achieved for all pupils.


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