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Chair of Governors - Sir Robin Bosher
Sir 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.
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.
I 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.
Having worked at LPGS for nine years, I feel a loyalty and connection to the staff, students and parents/carers. I started at LPGS as the Head of PE and have since held various roles including Head of Performing Arts, and now work in the role of whole school Lead Practitioner. I am a keen sports fan, I play and coach for a hockey club in Bexley, often bumping into students as opposition on a Saturday.
As people working in schools, we all value the input we have in educating our students and equipping the next generation for life. I am excited for the opportunity to work with a broader range of professionals and be involved in the strategic decisions and future direction of the school. I am committed to working in partnership to support the Headteacher and staff on this journey together whilst keeping the school focused on our objectives of empowerment and excellence. I aim to use my knowledge, skills and judgement to support, encourage, and where necessary challenge decisions in the pursuit of not only better outcomes for all our students but a great working environment and experience for all our staff.
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.
I 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.
I 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.
I was elected as a Parent Governor in November 2022 and have one daughter attending the school. I am proud to be serving as a governor and just like every parent here at the school, I want the very best for all our children. I am committed to ensure every child who attends LPGS is safe, happy, confident and enabled to develop their full potential to be the very best they can be.
I have worked in the housing sector for over fifteen years in various roles and I am pleased to bring my strategy and policy experience, as well as my quality development, performance monitoring and policy analysis experiences to this school governance role. Also, equally important is my contribution to bring a parent’s perspective to question and where necessary challenge decisions.
My hobbies include playing netball and badminton at club level. I have a passionate interest in social justice issues particularly around housing, education and human rights. I am the secretary of the Race equality network at my workplace, working with staff and the leadership to ensure equality, diversity and inclusivity is at the heart of the organisation.
Becoming a governor, I would like to make a valuable contribution to the school community by influencing and ensuring high standards of education are maintained and strives to keep improving within the school. I have admired the dedication, care, hard work and professionalism of the staff that have provided the supportive environment and academic reputation of the school. I look forward to working together with all staff and my fellow governors to ensure the school’s continued success and excellent outcomes for pupils and staff.
I 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.