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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 Chair of the Board/Finance Director.
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.
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.
Nicola King is currently employed as Property Manager for Savills at the Bloomberg European
Headquarters. Nicola has in excess of 30 years, experience working initially in IT as an Analyst
Programmer and Middleware Consultant working on projects for Private and Investment banks
before migrating to security, facilities and property management. Nicola started at Genesis
Educational Trust (GET) in 2018 and also sits on the Standards sub- committee. She has previous
Non- Executive Director experience with the Stour Multi Academy Trust in Kent for 18 months. She
was previously sat on the board for the Business Improvement District (BID) for Bexleyheath and was
invited to sit on the Bexley Independent Advisory Panel in conjunction with the Metropolitan Police.
Nicola was also selected and continues to sit and advise on the REVO Security and Safer Shopping
Committee. Nicola’s experience includes working on the Olympic Park as Venue Security Manager
for the Aquatics and Waterpolo Centre during the Olympic Games in 2012. Nicola has worked
internationally in Accra Ghana for the government installing the countries IP CCTV system for roads
and bridges infrastructure, the African National Conference and the Stadium for the African Cup of
Susannah is a Professor and Director of Learning and Teaching Development at City, University
of London. She has been a parent governor in Islington and Waltham Forest and served on the
Governing Body of the CofE Federated Schools of St Mary’s and St Saviour’s for four years where
she was co-chair of the Local Governing Body. Susannah has four children, aged 5 to 14, all of
whom are either current pupils or have attended St Mary’s School. She wanted to become
involved with GET to share her experiences of higher education and contribute more to the
strategic direction of the Schools. Susannah is also a Lego Serious Play practitioner.
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.
Heather has been HR Manager within London Borough of Waltham Forest Schools for the last 6
years. She holds aBSc Degree in Chemistry with Management. Previous to this Heather worked
supporting Young People via the Prince’s Trust Charity on the Enterprise Programme. Heather
has been a previous employee of GET in her capacity as HR and Governance Manager
throughout the process of academisation. She has a good level of experience in terms of HR and
Governance within Schools and the Education setting. She now works at Heathcote Secondary
School where she has taken on greater human resources casework in pursuit of completing her
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.