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Governors

 

Our Governors are representatives of the local community, parents, school staff and the Local Education Authority. They bring a range of interests, knowledge and skills and they all work in a voluntary capacity. They have responsibility for overseeing the organisation, curriculum and budget of the school. The day–to-day running of the school is entrusted to the Headteacher and staff.

 

Toni-Marie Spong

Chair of Governors, Link governor for Personnel

Parent Governor

Date of appointment: 20th November 2013

Term of office: 4 years

Register of business (or pecuniary) interests: Nil

 

 

Toni has lived in Nunhead since 2005 and has two sons, the eldest started at Hollydale in 2011, the younger started at Hollydale in 2016. She is taking a break from her career as a Knowledge Manager to devote more time to family life and her allotment. In her spare time she escapes to her allotment growing raspberries, onions, potatoes and hundreds of courgettes.

 

"I want our children to enjoy school and I want Hollydale to help them all fulfill their potential. I also think it's important for parents to be involved in the school and support it in any way they can."

 

 

 

 

 

 

Caroline Folley

Vice Chair of Governors, Link Governor for Finance

Co-opted Governor

Date of Appointment: 8th October 2016

Term of Office: 4 years

Register of business (or pecuniary) interests: Nil

 

 

Caroline has lived in Peckham since 2012. She currently works part time for an NHS Trust as Head of Financial Accounts and is keen to use her skills to help the local community. She is also a steering group member on the development of the Peckham Town Centre car-park (Peckham Levels).

 

"I really want children to go to a school that they feel comfortable in and look forward to attending. It is in this environment children will thrive and reach their potential. It is really important for the local community and parents to support our schools achieve this. Schools face tough financial decisions in the current climate and I want to be able to use my background in Finance to help make those decisions as educated as possible."

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reema Reid
Head Teacher
Date of Appointment: 25th July 2013
Term of Office: As term of Headship
Register of business (or pecuniary) interests: Nil

 

Franca LaMalfa
Associate Governor - Deputy Head Teacher
Date of Appointment: 28th September 2016
Term of Office: As term of Deputy Headship
Register of business (or pecuniary) interests: Nil

 

Paul Edwards

Co-opted governor - Staff
Date of appointment: 30th November 2015
Term of office: 4 years
Register of business (or pecuniary) interests: Nil

 

Pat Brown

Support Staff Governor

Date of appointment: 20th May 2013

Term of office: 4 years

Register of business (or pecuniary) interests: Nil

 

Pat has been a governor since May 2013. “I have been working here for over ten years enjoying my job every day.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adeola Muir

Link Governor for Safeguarding

Co-opted Governor

Date of appointment: 25th March 2013

Term of office: 4 years

Register of business (or pecuniary) interests: Nil

 

As a Behaviour Specialist in Southwark since 2000, I have worked in most primary and secondary schools within the borough with some of the most vulnerable children and young people. Hollydale school was one of the first schools that I was allocated, and I have been here since then!

 

I am passionate about the well-being of children and young people, wanting them to achieve and reach their personal best. I have always believed that children are the most resilient of us all and deserve to be championed by caring adults. They have a right to be given the best education, in a warm, safe, happy, inspirational and captivating  learning environment that is  serviced by the best educators. At this moment in time, Hollydale School is on its way to becoming just that type of learning environment, and I am honored to be a governor and be part of the journey to get there.

 

 

 

Fred Sharrock

Chair of the Attainment and Learning Committee, Link Governor for Numeracy

Parent Governor

Date of appointment: 20th November 2013

Term of office: 4 years

Register of business (or pecuniary) interests: I am employed by the Haberdashers'Aske's Federation Trust. As part of my role I am Clerk to the Governors for the trust and Company Secretary

 

Fred has lived in Southwark since 2000 and in Nunhead since 2010. He works in a management role for a federation of academies and was a governor at another school for twelve years before being elected as a governor at Hollydale in 2013.

 

"Hollydale is a lovely, friendly, community school and it's constantly striving to improve. I want to help Hollydale give the best possible education to local children."

 

 

 

 

Emily Dimmock

Chair of the Pupils, Parents and Community Committee

Co-opted Governor

Date of appointment: 22nd September 2015

Term of office: 4 years

Register of business (or pecuniary) interests: Nil

 

Emily has lived in Peckham, just a few minutes from Hollydale, since 2013, having previously lived in Brixton for five years. She works for Marks & Spencer in the Corporate PR team, and has worked in strategic communications and media handling for a number of years.

 

“I believe all children deserve the best possible start, with a great education in a nurturing environment that helps every child grow into a happy and confident young person. Hollydale has a lovely, friendly atmosphere and I am really excited to be involved in supporting its development and strategic direction.”

 

 

 

Jessica Heal

Link governor for SEND

Co-opted Governor

Date of appointment: 11th April 2016

Term of office: 4 years

Register of business (or pecuniary) interests: Nil

 

Jessica has lived in Nunhead since 2012. She has worked in education for the past 8 years in teaching, recruitment and most recently evaluation and research at Teach First. She now works for the Behavioural Insights Team who conduct large scale research projects for government departments. She's undertaking a PhD part-time at the University of Manchester, exploring the effect of social media on young peoples' educational experience.

 

She firmly believes all young people should achieve their potential, irrespective of their background and is passionate about ensuring that the young people of Hollydale Primary have the best experience of school and the best start in life. 

 

 

Matt Fryer

Authority Governor

Date of Appointment: 11th April 2016

Term of Office: 4 years

Register of business (or pecuniary) interests: Nil

 

Matt is the Business Development Manager at Kings College London Students Union who support over 27,000 student studying for their degrees at Kings’.

 

Matt has recently moved to Crystal Palace after spending 18 years living in Nunhead and Ladywell. In his spare time he likes to collect Vinyl and dream about his yearly snowboarding holiday.

 

"I want all the pupils at Hollydale to enjoy themselves and to discover all the opportunities available to them. After living in the area for so long I have a vested interest in the local community, I want to help Hollydale school become the best it can be."

 
Jess Heather
Parent Governor, Literacy Link Governor
Date of appointment: 26th May 2016
Term of office: 4 years
Register of business (or pecuniary) interests: Nil

 

 

Jess has lived in the Peckham area for 15 years. Her son started at Hollydale in 2015, and her daughter will be starting in 2017. Jess works as an interior designer in the retail sector.
 
“I want Hollydale to be a school where children feel happy and enjoy learning. As a small school, Hollydale has a great community atmosphere.  I want to help Hollydale to keep improving so that it offers children the best possible start to their education.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joy Aitken

Co-opted governor

Date of Appointment: 18th January 2017

Term of Office: 4 years

Register of business (or pecuniary) interests: Nil

 

 

Joy has lived in nearby Honor Oak Park for 3 years and previously lived in Peckham. She is a qualified accountant working for PwC as a financial consultant and is looking forward to using her financial skills to help Hollydale continue its good progress.  In her spare time Joy enjoys hiking and learning new skills; currently getting to grips with a sewing machine.

"Hollydale has such a great community. I am looking forward to becoming part of this community and helping Hollydale provide the best education for its young students."

 

 

 

 

 

Roisin Hood
Co-opted Governor
Date of appointment: 18th January 2017
Term of office: 4 years
Register of business (or pecuniary) interests: Nil
 
Roisin moved to Nunhead in 2015 and has since enjoyed exploring with her toddler and getting to know the neighbourhood. She is an international development consultant and works for BDO. Roisin has previously worked as a teacher and has been involved in the delivery of programmes to improve opportunities and outcomes for children.
 
'I am excited to be part of the Hollydale community and to have the chance to support the school to lay the best possible foundations for the future of local children.'

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other governors who have served over the last 12 months

 

Tomas Thurogood-Hyde

Vice Chair of Governors, Link Governor for Finance

Co-opted Governor

Date of appointment: 3 December 2012

Term of office: 4 years

Register of business (or pecuniary) interests: "I work as governance and admissions co-ordinator for Ark schools."

 

Stephen Semple

Chair of Resources Committee, Link Governor for Pupil Premium

Co-opted Governor

Date of appointment: 8 October 2012

Term of office: 4 years

Register of business (or pecuniary) interests: Nil

 

Julia Gregory

Parent Governor

Date of appointment: 4 January 2015

Term of office: 4 years

Stepped down: 24 March 2015

 

Rukayat Basaru

Link Governor for Parental Engagement

Parent Governor

Date of appointment: 2 May 2013

Term of office: 4 years

Register of business (or pecuniary) interests: Nil

 

Emilienne Houessou
Parent Governor
Date of appointment: 4 January 2016
Term of office: 4 years
Register of business (or pecuniary) interests: Nil

Governor Report to Parents 2013-2014

Governors Newsletter 27th March 2017