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List of Governors

Name: Alexandra Mckenzie

Role: Chair of Governors

About: 

Professional fine artist- painter, sculptor printmaker.  Arts Facilitator- Art Reparation Project Hackney Youth Offending Team.

I am a Oldhill parent and that I am newly Chair after 5 years as a Oldhill Governor.  I look forward to many more years as a Governor.  I hope to develop successfully implementable strategies with our Governors and Senior Leaders for the future of the School and our School Community.

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Name: Mabel Saili

Role: Chair of Resources Committee

About: 

I am an ACAS trained mediator, a mother of adult twin daughters who have benefited from the education system up to Masters level.

I am determined that I will not take this great opportunity that has been offered to me to be a Governor at Oldhill Community Primary School for granted. I will bring a wealth of experience acquired from my professional career over the years including my role as Research & Development Manager in the NHS.

I believe the skills that I have developed over the years in my professional career can be put to good use and help improve the lives of the local children in the community.

Name: James Tyson

Role: – Co-Opted

About: 

I am very glad to be supporting Oldhill Community School as a Governor. I have worked across the cultural sector for over 20 years as a professional artist, producer, arts centre programmer, international relations manager and director of an arts charity organising festivals and intergenerational projects across local communities. 

Name: Hayley Smith

Role: Staff Governor, Curriculum Committee and link Governor for Reading

About: 

I have been working at Oldhill now for 10 years! I absolutely love the school and the wonderful children who attend here. 

I am currently teaching in early years and am a reception class teacher. I am also the school lead for PSHE and RE so have a real passion for social and emotional education.

I am looking forward to being part of the governing body this year and hope to help our school community to continue to flourish. 

Name: Kelly Robinson

Role: Curriculum Committee, Link Governor for Staffing and the Children’s Centre

About: 

 

Name: Stephen Spooner

Role: Chair of Curriculum Committee

About: 

 

Name: Sam Laird

Role: AssocCurriculum, Com

About: 

Coming soon

Name: Kingsley Boateng

Role: Governor

About: 

Coming soon

Name: Kessey Obed

Role: Associate

About: 

Education is very dear to me, the right level of education surpasses achieving a good grade or getting access to study in renowned universities, or achieving your dream job. Education shapes a person’s outlook about life and plays a vital role in creating lucrative members of the society. Therefore it is incumbent on school authorities to ensure that the right strategy and policies are designed for our future leaders. As a young trainee accountant in my local council –Hackney, I feel a sense of responsibility to use my modest expertise to contribute to the lives of young people by helping to address topics surrounding educational inequality and social mobility. As the only young black man in my team, there’s a notable lack of diversity. I would like to use my career and background to inspire and serve as a role model to the students, something I didn’t get it growing up but believe is very crucial to have. In return, this will help me stay informed about the changing policies and strategies and build my knowledge in the educational sector and also network with like-minded people.

Name: Afulenu Nwabuzo

Role: Associate

About: 

Coming soon

Name: Maryann Smiley

Role: Parent Governor

About: 

I am an Oldhill parent and new to being a Governor, I feel honoured to be given the opportunity of being a parent governor. 

I am committed to helping to continue to shape the successful future of our school and community. 

Hopefully my skills of 18 years in Housing and supporting families, will ensure that I can make a difference in shaping the future of our school, always strive for better for all our children and community at Oldhill.

Name: Mica Thomas

Role: Parent Governor

About: 

“I am Mica, born and raised in Hackney and thrilled to become a new Parent Governor! I am a qualified nurse and midwife working at Homerton hospital in both roles, with a passion for child protection and adult safeguarding.

I am a mother of twin girls who attend day care and a son in Year 2 so I’m very keen to focus on ensuring the school provides an effective, safe and stimulating environment for all children.

I look forward to meeting and working with you all.”

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