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Governors

 

Gaelle Newland - Chair of Governors

Co-opted Governor

I am a mother of three disables boys with complex needs. I was a trained accountant but had to change my path to suit my family. I am now a governor in two special schools and a trustee of The Auriga Academy Trust. I am passionate about finance and safeguarding but also reading, knitting and knitting and walking in nature.

Committees:

  • Finance and Premises (Chair)
  • Personnel and Safeguarding

Affiliations: Safeguarding; PHSE and Citizenship

Appointment end date: 31 May 2020

Harry James 

Community Governor

Harry was Head of Communication for The Post Office before taking early retirement. He has since (2003) been extensively involved in governance which has included: Chair of Governors at Holy Trinity Primary School (Richmond), Governor at Strodes sixth form college, Chair of Governors at Strathmore special needs school, Chair of the Auriga Academy Trust (a multi academy trust of special needs schools in Richmond) and Chair of the Interim Executive Board of Dormers Wells Infant School (Ealing).

Harry was among the first tranche (2011) of National Leaders of Governance and, since 2017, has been a National Leader of Governance Advocate. This has involved supporting a number of Chairs of Governors, Governing Bodies, and undertaking external reviews of governance throughout the country.

Harry has advised the All Party Parliamentary group on school governance, is a contributing author to the Governors Handbook, The SEND Guide to Governance, and `Twenty Questions’. He is a resident `expert’ for The Key for School Governors website, a coach and mentor for Teach First, and an assessor for Governor Mark (a national accreditation for outstanding governing bodies). He is a member of Richmond Schools Forum.

Harry is also a trustee of Education Support Partnership, a charity that supports all education staff in England and Wales.

In his `spare’ time Harry enjoys challenges (climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, walking The Pennine Way, completing the Three Peaks), travelling, cooking (food programme junkie), reading, supporting Chelsea Football Club, playing squash and tennis, and is currently learning Italian

Committees:

  • Finance and Premises
  • Pupil and Achievement

Affiliations: The Arts

Appointment end date: 31 Mar 2019

Ivan Pryce - Executive Headteacher

Headteacher

Committees:

  • Finance and Premises
  • Personnel and Safeguarding

Appointment end date: 03 Jan 2110

Yolanda Bryant 

Co-opted Governor

Governor in charge of Safeguarding

Committees:

  • Personnel and Safeguarding (Chair)

Affiliations: Safeguarding; Communication, Language and Literacy; Science

Appointment end date: 

Niki Crookdake

Co-opted Governor

Committees

  • Finance and Premises
  • Pupil and Achievement

Affiliations: Link Governor for Numeracy

Appointment end date: 22 Mar 2020

Tina Haida

Parent Governor

I am American by birth but have been living in Europe for a long time now. I first pursued my love of all things French to live in Paris for five and a half years. I then moved to London to do my Masters in Business at London Business School. I worked in financial services for a few years but have been a full-ti me mum since my son Max came along. He started at Strathmore in September 2016 and has really been enjoying it. We also have a younger son Nicholas.

Committees

  • Therapies (Chair)
  • Pupil and Achievement

Appointment end date: 22 Jan 2021

Lauren Crew

Staff Governor

I am Lauren Crew and I am a teacher governor. I am leader of the Early Years Foundation Stage and English and Communication. I have been a teacher at Strathmore for four years after doing my student teacher placement there in 2011.

Committees:

  • Pupil and Achievement

Appointment end date: 31 Aug 2019

Sarah Hurtado

Associate Governor

Committees:

  • Personnel and Safeguarding

Appointment end date: 24 May 2020

Eleanor Sheehan

Associate Governor

My name is Eleanor Sheehan and I am a Deputy Headteacher (Head of School for our St Richard Reynolds Catholic College). I joined the school in September 2016 and have several years' experience of teaching students with Profound Multiple Learning Difficulties, Servere Learning Difficulties, Moderate Learning Difficulties and Autisitc Spectrum Disorder. I have a degree in English Literature and particular interest in the Preparing for Adulthood programme and the future destinations of our learners. I love Strathmore and look forward to our inclusive work in our new buildings.

Committees:

  • Personnel and Safeguarding
  • Pupil Achievement

Appointment end date: 02 Oct 2020

Mike Harlow

Community Governor

Mike first qualified as a mechanical engineer and worked for a while at Rolls Royce. He then retrained as a solicitor and for 15 years worked in London acting for large property investors and developers.

Mike then joined English Heritage in 2007 and has since been involved in legislative and policy changes in heritage protection, high-profile planning enquires and the new model demerger of the organisation into Historic England and English Heritage.

Mike has been a trustee of social welfare and heritage trusts, but outside of work his sole role currently is to serve his twin daughters.

Comittees

  • Premises (Chair)

Appointment end date: 22 Jan 2021

Suzan Dormer

Local Authority Governor

An ex-primary school teacher, a mother and grandmother, Suzan is currently CEO of Screen Craft Rights, a not-for-profit company representing the copyright interest of film and television cinematographers, editors, production designers and costume designers. She was previously CEO of Directors UK. As part of her work she has travelled around the world and chaired committees and organisations nationally and internationally.

Committees

  • Finance and Premises
  • Pupil and Achievement

Appointment end date: 29 Oct 2021

Susie Connor

Associate Member 

Committees

  • Finance and Premises
  • Personnel and Safeguarding

Appointment end date: 28 Jun 2019