Governor Profiles

Corbett, Sue - Parent Governor

Sue Corbett

Chair of Governors

Elected as the Chair of Governors in September 2020. Sue has over 14 years’ public sector experience, working on education capital programmes for both local and central government. Prior to joining LocatED, she was a Project Director on the Department for Education’s Free School programme. Here she led professional teams to successfully deliver a portfolio of complex refurbishment, new build and mixed use schemes in London. She also acted as strategic lead for both multi academy trusts and local authorities. She has also worked as a project manager in London Borough of Newham on basic need school expansions and Building Schools for the Future.

 

 

Culleton, Joe - Chair of Governors

Joe Culleton

Governor

A compliance inspector at a National Regulator. Joe has extensive experience developing contract specifications and monitoring contract performance standards. He is highly skilled in intelligence gathering, analysis and report writing. As a senior manager, Joe has had leadership roles in areas including stakeholder engagement and strategic development. He is a board director of an internationally respected not-for-profit dance company and vice chair of a police safer neighbourhood ward panel. In his spare time, Joe is a keen photographer.

 

 

Shaw, Cal - Parent Governor

Cal Shaw

Associate Governor

Cal has just returned to the Park View Governing Body after a short break, initially elected in September 2012 and returned in January 20. An experienced Primary School Head Teacher, Cal is head of a large community primary school in the London Borough of Camden. She specialized in school leadership and finance.  Cal also has extensive experience of curriculum design for primary ages children which supports our work with KS3 pupils. Cal is a trained and experienced mediator with ACAS and has used these skills to support the governing body in managing difficult issues such as school exclusions. Cal’s eldest child was taught at Park view, she also has a younger child who is currently still in primary school. Cal lives locally and is committed to the Park View local community.

 

Cllr Bob Harris

LA Representative Governor

Bob Harris is a retired teacher/senior lecturer. He worked in London comprehensive schools and Further Education variously as a teacher of modern languages, vocational education, curriculum development and as head of sixth form. As a local elected Councillor he served as the Chair of the Education Committee of Haringey, and as Cabinet member for Health and Adult Social Care and for Finance and Resources. His skills and experience include educational development, performance management, finance and human resources, making senior appointments, team working and community engagement.

He is also a Governor at Haringey Sixth Form College, where he currently chairs the Curriculum and Standards Committee, and is keen to build informal links between Park View and the College.

 

 

Osei, Eric - School Governor

Eric Osei

LA Representative Governor

Eric Osei is an experienced business and economic development professional. He has over 20 years’ experience developing and managing multi-million pounds strategies and programmes to support businesses and attract companies. His work has made an impact on business and economic development policies across London – and has led to international and London-wide awards.

Eric is a former pupil of Parkview School, then known as William Forster Secondary School.

Dobie, Sylvia - School Governor

Sylvia Dobie

Co-opted Governor

Sylvia has been a Governor at Park View for a number of years, a Parent Governor and now a Co-opted Governor.

Sylvia has spent most of her working life in Local Government Education, so has a vast knowledge of educational matters.  She really enjoys being a Park View Governor and seeing the school on the journey of improvement over recent years.  She states she is immensely proud of all the staff and students of Park View and takes her role as school Governor very seriously.

Williams, Sarah - School Governor

Sarah Williams

Parent Governor

Sarah Williams has children at Park View School and has been an active governor since 2013. Sarah sits on the Finance & Resources Committee. She is a professional musician and a Music teacher. She plays the trombone; performing in West End theatres, orchestras and for film and television. Sarah also teaches Music in primary and secondary schools.

Lyndon, Dan - Lead Practitioner of Humanities

Dan Lyndon

Staff Governor

Dan has been teaching History in London schools for over 25 years and has been the Lead Practitioner for Humanities at Park View since 2016. He has been a leading advocate promoting the teaching of multicultural British history in schools and has published extensively in this area including writing two GCSE textbooks on migration history, six reference books about Black British history and most recently 'Journeys: the history of migration to Britain' for primary students. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Schools History Project and regularly presents workshops at their annual conference. For the last 5 years he has been an exam constructor for OCR writing GCSE exam papers on their Migration and South Africa units.  Dan is also closely involved in delivering the Teaching and Learning strategies at Park View and particularly enjoys working with and training the staff on a wide range of topics, as well as supporting individual teachers to improve their practice. Outside of school he spends most of his free time with his 2 children and occasionally finds time to watch a good movie, read a book and listen to ambient techno.

Harry Davies

LA Representative Governor

Webster, Andy - Headteacher

Andy Webster

Headteacher Governor

Andrew Webster was appointed as the headteacher of Park View School in September 2014. He has extensive experience in school senior leadership and governance across a range of Schools, including 5 years as deputy headteacher at Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School in Islington.

Andrew is originally a musician by training and graduated from Leeds College of Music in 1999 with a BA (Hons) in Jazz Studies. Andrew is also a classically trained flautist and has been studying musical instruments since the age of 8. He is a keen practitioner of the Korean martial art, Taekwon-do.

Since the year 2000 Andrew has worked as a teacher, head of department, senior leader and school inspector in inner-London Schools and he is committed to raising the standards in education, particularly for the most disadvantaged. He is an advocate of high-quality inclusive education for all.

Alexandrou, Eftyhia - School Governor

Eftyhia Alexandrou

Co-opted Governor

Eftyhia is currently the Pre-16 manager in the widening participation department at King's College London. She has strategic oversight of a successful parental engagement programme 'Parent Power' and King's Scholars, a scheme which engages over 900 year 7-9 pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds. She has also worked for an educational charity Into University where she managed two mentoring programmes. Eftyhia is extremely passionate about social mobility, as a Park View alumni she strongly believes that Park View is a fantastic school with dedicated teachers.

Sam Raphael

Sam Raphael

Co-opted Governor

Sam is an academic at the University of Westminster, where he teaches and researches in the field of Politics and International Relations. He is also the Assistant Head of the School of Social Sciences, which has over 100 staff and 1500 students, and has overall responsibility for teaching, learning and student experience. Sam has four children – three of whom are at Park View – and is fully committed to the school’s community, ethos and developing approach to teaching and learning.


 

Thoburn, Ali - School Governor

Ali Thoburn

Parent Governor

Ali became a parent governor at Park View School in 2017 having a daughter in Year 8 and a son in year 11. Previous to his children entering Park View, Ali was a parent governor and for two years Chair of Governors at Chestnuts Primary.

Originally raised in the North West and Liverpool, Ali has lived in the area for the last 22 years.  A Patinator by trade and a musician by heart.

 

Dechaux, Elsa - Governor

Elsa Dechaux

Parent Governor

Elsa is a parent governor. She has been a research scientist in a large pharmaceutical company for nearly 20 years, where she has run complex research projects. She has also led the continuous improvement team and been the staff’s representative in the company’s employee forum.

She is concomitantly running a Tottenham-based osteopathic practice, through which she is caring for people of all ages and from many of our local communities.

She believes in the power of education, and in the key place of schools at the heart of the community.

Harriet Crowley (2)

Harriet Crowley

Parent Governor

Elected in January 2020, as a parent governor Harriet has one child at the school and one joining in September 2020. She is an experienced project and change manager having worked in the charity sector for 20 years. She has worked on a wide range of projects from delivering food assistance to strategic planning. She looks forward to using her skills and experience to benefit and working closely with the Park View community.

Simona  Intelligente- Parent Governor

Simona Intelligente

Parent Governor

Simona is a parent Governor. She is an early year practitioner having worked in the local community nursery for  the past 8 years where she understands the importance of early intervention. Working in partnership with families and external agencies, building strong relationship’s. Working closely with community families has given her a sense of belonging and inclusion.

Her passion is inclusion and integration.  Every child deserves the best education to fulfil their potential and lifelong aspirations.

Olympias Harvey - Parent Governor

Olympia Harvey

Parent Governor

Olympia has spent her career sharing her passion for Science and Technology with young people, at the Royal Institution and Raspberry Pi Foundation. She is particularly passionate about increasing the diversity of people participating in STEM education and careers. She brings experience of budget management, marketing and communications and her Mental Health First Aid training to contribute to the work of the Park View Governors. She grew up in Haringey, and has a daughter studying at Park View as well as another in primary school.