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Chair of Governors - Sir Robin Bosher

Robin BosherSir Robin Bosher is now an independent school adviser and Ofsted inspector. He was the Ofsted Regional Director for the South East and National Director for Inspection Quality and Training as well as an HMI.

Prior to this he was the Director of Education for the Harris Federation. During this time he opened nine sponsored academies and several free schools.

A Headteacher for twenty-two years who during that time led five very different Primary schools.  Lately the Executive Headteacher of the Federation between Fairlawn, Haseltine and Kilmorie Schools in Lewisham.  Fairlawn was deemed by OFSTED as ‘outstanding’ in every category.

Sir Robin was a National Leader of Education and Fairlawn was a National Support School and was designated as one of the first Teaching Schools in the country.  Sir Robin was awarded the National College School System Leader of the Year award in 2010.  He is an NPQH coach and worked on the NPQH programme for over ten years. 

Sir Robin has worked as a DfE Adviser and he led the London Challenge Primary Programme as the Operational Director.  He was Headteacher on the board of the DfE ‘Achievement for All’ steering board and was a member of the DfE Reference Group.

Sir Robin Bosher was knighted for services to education in the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Birthday honours, June 2012.

Sir Robin is an ex-LPGS parent and an ex-headteacher of Clare House Primary School.

Elaine Beaton

I was elected as a parent governor to LPGS in Summer 2016 and have one daughter at the school.

I am passionate about supporting our young people in the Community in achieving the very best that they are able too. I am proud to be able to support the Head and leadership team of LPGS in this aim. In my professional life I am a Senior Executive in the NHS, as an RGN RSCN and hold a Masters Degree in Public Administration. It is these skills and experience I offer to the Governing Body.

 

Tracey Boanas

TBI joined the Governing Board in October 2021 as Governor of Safeguarding. This is a role that I take on with a great deal of seriousness. Having delivered training for several years to colleagues and staff, I understand the importance of this area of governance in ensuring all pupils and staff are safe, happy, and valued. 

I am a Primary School Headteacher and I have worked as a school leader for over 14 years. I have been a driver for change and improving outcomes for pupils in a number of varied settings.  Whilst Director of Education in a school in Islington I became an assessment moderator for writing at KS2 in the borough. 

I am passionate about staff development and when working for the London Diocese of Schools I was instrumental in developing the training manual and the delivery of this programme to PGCE teacher trainees. 

I had the privilege of developing Maths Mastery in its early stages and enjoyed being part of the DFE People to People Exchange with Shanghai; where I was able to use pedagogy from China to transform the Maths curriculum in my school with exceptional outcomes. 

My youngest daughter attends LPGS and I am proud to be able to be part of the committed and aspirational team of professionals to support and uphold the values of the school. 

Elaine Cooper

Elaine Cooper

I have been on the governing body at LPGS for three years dedicating time that I have in the day to the school. I previously worked in the City in Investment Banks and then became a full time mum when my daughter was born. I have always taken a keen interest in my children’s schools - I was Co-Chair of the PTA at Pickhurst for four years. Last year I became a Cookery Tutor for Bromley Adult Education Centre and completed a Level 3 Award in Education and Training.

 LPGS has always had a fantastic reputation and I feel it is very important to maintain this and keep up the high standard of education and excellent results. I feel proud to be on the governing board at LPGS.

Warren Hillier

WH PictureI am proud to have been serving on the Governing Body at Langley Park School for Girls since 2018.  I am an accountant and have worked for public and private organisations, in health, social care and other sectors.  I am pleased to bring my financial experience to school governance and play a part in helping to further improve the school, for the benefit of students and staff alike.  I am proud of the caring and supportive environment created at LPGS and to see the hard work and dedication of the management team, teaching staff and support staff across the school.

 

Julian Ma

Julian MaI joined the Governing Body as a Parent Governor in summer 2020. With one daughter who recently left and one still at the school, 2020/2021 is my sixth year as a school parent.

I work as a professor at St. George’s, University of London where my research group focuses on technologies to develop vaccines that are affordable to low income countries. At St. George’s, I have been the Director for the Research Institute for Infection and Immunity since 2014, which comprises 45 research teams working at the cutting edge of medical science. In this role, I am part of the senior leadership team at the university.

I am a great believer in facilitating opportunity for young people. For seven years, I have been the academic lead for Pubic Engagement in Science at St. George’s and this has involved working with local, national and international schools and other organisations.

Selda Ziya

Selda ZiyaI have been involved in education for most of my working life and started as a Primary school teacher in Croydon, which then led to senior leadership roles. I also briefly taught at Clare House school. During my teaching career I developed an interest in education technology and then joined a leading edtech company where I headed a global team. Together, we grew an online community of teachers to over 1.5 million members and developed partnerships with world-wide renowned organisations.

I now work as a consultant for London local authorities, where I am able to combine my drive for outstanding education for all students, with my passion for technology and online safety. I support schools with their Computing curriculum, edtech strategy, remote learning, digital skills, government initiatives, as well as leading collaboration projects with the prominent tech companies and start-ups. I am also a CEOP Ambassador and enjoy delivering online safety talks to schools and relevant bodies.

Having witnessed first-hand the great education the school has provided my sister. I feel honoured and excited to be a governor at LPGS. I am committed to building on the successes and excellent achievements of the school, by being part of a dynamic team that supports and ensures the best outcomes for the pupils and staff.

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