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Ruth Ejvet is Head Teacher at St Margaret’s C of E Barking. Her two previous headships have been in Enfield and Islington and she has been in posts as a Head Teacher since 1994. All three schools required a significant journey of improvement and now continue to be well established and securely good schools. In terms of professional qualifications she holds a BeD in Primary Education, MA in Education Management and a Hdip in Christian Counselling. She has held various roles as a HT including Consultant HT, SIP (including being part of three schools movement to Outstanding), Member of Enfield Education Committee, Chair of Primary Head Teachers both in Enfield and Barking and Dagenham, Member of School Forum, member of Barking and Dagenham umbrella board EIB (Education Improvement Board), OFSTED inspector and current member of Diocesan Board of Education. She is also a Safeguarding lead for a youth Organisation with responsibility for 12,000 12-19 year olds. She is a Director of an Extended Services company providing tuition and out of hours care.
Beverley is Executive Head Teacher of the CofE Federated Schools of St Mary’s and St Saviour’s, where she has led St Mary’s to an overall Ofsted grade of Outstanding (April 2016) and St Saviour’s to Good with Outstanding leadership and management (November 2013). Beverley has been a Head Teacher since 2007 and a teacher since 1994. She led and implemented the successful hard federation of St Mary’s and St Saviour’s. She is a director of two nursery schools (one outstanding; the other good with outstanding features), a Director of Waltham Forest Primary Challenge, a current member of Diocesan Board of Education and Ofsted trained.
Elaine, who has been Bursar for the CofE Federated Schools since its inception in September 2011, began her employment with St Saviour’s Primary in 1984 and became its Office Manager in 1990, until her move to her current finance position. She holds an International Diploma in Administrative Management and a Certificate of School Business Management, from the National College for School Leadership. She successfully set up and spearheaded all financial aspects in the formation of the Federation. Elaine is a Director of the Nurseries of St Mary’s and St Saviour’s. Her expertise is widely recognised across the Borough of Waltham Forest and beyond and she has supported a variety of schools – both community, church and academy – with issues involving finance or supporting general school business management.
Canon Ade is currently Chair of the Governing Body of the C of E Federated Schools of St Mary’s and St Saviour’s and has been a Governor since September 2011, before St Saviour’s came out of Special Measures. Having served in the Church of England since the late 1990s, he is currently the Vicar of Emmanuel Parish Church in Walthamstow, close to St Saviour’s Primary, and holds Diocesan posts for Area Ordination Adviser and National Bishops’ Adviser for Vocation. Additionally, he has served as Bishop Inspector for theological colleges.
Prior to ordination, he worked as in the civil service having graduated from Goldsmiths College, University of London and City University– as well as being a Health and Safety Manager and also has a trade Union and H&S background.
Heather has been a Head teacher for over 12 years and is currently the Head at Hailey Hall, a converter Academy Special School for boys aged 11-16, catering for boys who have Learning, Social, Emotional, Behavioural and Mental Health Difficulties.. She has governance experience of over twenty years, including being the Vice-Chair at a North London Girl’s school.
Graham has served as Director of Education for Hillingdon (1996-99), Sandwell, Birmingham (200-2001) and, from, 2001 to 2008, as Director of School Services for EduAction which ran education in the London Borough of Waltham Forest. He holds a BSc (Hons) in Economics and PGCE and was an Ofsted inspector from 2000 to 2005 – inspecting Local Education Authorities. Graham is a recognised expert in a range of school finance, business and academy issues – having worked closely with the DfE/DCSF on a range of issues. He is currently an Education Consultant as well as Chairman of the Lion Academy Trust (since September 2014) and Vice Chair of the Arbor Academy Trust – having been Vice Chair of the Federation of Davies Lane and Selwyn Primary Schools, from which the academy developed.
He expects to commit at least the required six to 10 days a year to his role as Finance Director.
Chika has been a Foundation Governor of St Margaret’s since March 2013. She currently is the Chair of the Personal Development Behaviour and Welfare committee and has previously served as the Chair of the Staffing Committee. In addition to this, she also has the role of the Link Governor for Safeguarding, Looked After Children and Numeracy. She is married, with three children who attend St Margaret’s School. Chika is a non-practicing solicitor currently undertaking an MA in Human Rights at Birkbeck, University of London. Prior to this, she practiced as an Immigration and Family law solicitor in Barking. She attends St Margaret Church, is a member of the Parochial Church Council and the secretary of St Margaret’s Church Committee. She also serves as a Sunday School teacher in St Margaret’s Dove Club.
Paul Powell has been a Foundation governor for the CofE Federated Schools of St Mary’s and St Saviour’s since January 2013. He has two daughters at St Mary’s, while his son attended the school until last year. Since March 2015, he has been chair of the Curriculum Committee, having served on the Finance Committee from March 2013 – July 2016 and chaired the St Mary’s Admissions Committee in 2015. He has been involved at St Mary’s Church since 2002, serving as a lay preacher and overseeing the mid-week groups. Paul is a television scriptwriter and producer, with many high profile comedy series and events in his portfolio. He is a creative director of Black Dog Television, a non-executive director of the Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society (ALCS) and a committee member of The Wine Society.