ABOUT US SECTION

Leadership

Marcia Douet

Member

 

Marcia has had extensive experience in Education having worked as an Admin Advisor in Newham for 16 years. Marcia has also provided support to schools as a School Business Manager. Marcia has had significant experience in school governance having served on Governing Bodies for over twenty years.  She has served on Davies Lane Primary School Governing Body since 2004 first as a governor and then Vice Chair. She became the Chair in 2006 and has served on the Federated Governing Body of Davies Lane and Selwyn Primary Schools since September 2013.  She is also a governor for Acacia Nursery School.  Marcia’s strengths lie in challenging and supporting schools in improving and ensuring their systems are robust. She has considerable experience of chairing Governing Body and Committee meetings including finance, resources, human resources, and pay review, Head Teacher Performance Management Reviews, Disciplinary Hearings and Appeals.

Michael Russell

Member

 

Michael Russell has served on the Davies Lane and Selwyn federated governing body since 2013 and has been vice chair of the Selwyn committee, Michael has extensive experience in the education system as a result of many years spent as a school leader.  He has an in-depth knowledge of governance arrangements, policies and regulations and has supported schools through  inspections and financial audits.

Paul Lyons

Member

 

Paul is a solicitor who specialises in real estate finance law. He co-chairs the London office of Goodwin Procter LLP, a leading US headquartered law firm; he sits on the firm’s Associate Review and Diversity Committees. Outside of work, Paul is a board member of Rosslyn Park Football Club, a community rugby club based in West London which has the largest youth section of any rugby club in London. Paul lives in central London with his partner and two sons aged 17 and 15.

Jenni Walsh

Member

 

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Board of Trustees

Chief Executive Officer

Trustee

 

Maureen Okoye has been in primary education for over twenty five years, most of that time spent in school leadership. Maureen has been Executive Head teacher of the Davies Lane and Selwyn Primary Schools Federation since 2016.

 

Maureen has been a member of the Tollgate Teaching Alliance for a number of years and following  a very successful track record of  school to school  support , recently became a National Leader of Education. Maureen’s vision centers around excellence for all children and she is relentless in her quest to achieve this. Her desire is to support more schools in working together to raise the aspirations of their school communities and to ensure that all schools are providing young people with a world-class education.

Michael Russell

Trustee

 

Michael Russell has served on the Davies Lane and Selwyn federated governing body since 2013 and has been vice chair of the Selwyn committee, Michael has extensive experience in the education system as a result of many years spent as a school leader.  He has an in-depth knowledge of governance arrangements, policies and regulations and has supported schools through  inspections and financial audits.

Graham Moss

Trustee

Before becoming an LEA Education Officer , Graham worked in primary, secondary and higher education in both the  public and private sector. Graham has a number of years’ experience as an additional LEA Inspector for Ofsted, Director of Education, Youth and Leisure in London and Birmingham.  More recently, Graham has worked as Education Consultant on school reorganisation and transforming underperforming schools. His main skills lie in HR, School Finance and School Management. He has previously served as chair of governors in Hertfordshire and Waltham Forest.  Graham was formerly the  vice-chair of Davies Lane, Selwyn and Acacia Federated Governing Body and is currently, also chair of Lion Academy Trust  based in Leyton.

Marcia Douet

Trustee

Marcia has had extensive experience in Education having worked as an Admin Advisor in Newham for 16 years. Marcia has also provided support to schools as a School Business Manager.Marcia has had significant experience in school governance having served on Governing Bodies for over twenty years.  She has served on Davies Lane Primary School Governing Body since 2004 first as a governor and then Vice Chair. She became the Chair in 2006 and has served on the Federated Governing Body of Davies Lane and Selwyn Primary Schools since September 2013.  She also a governor for Acacia Nursery School.  Marcia’s strengths lie in challenging and supporting schools in improving and ensuring their systems are robust. She has considerable experience of chairing Governing Body and Committee meetings including finance, resources, human resources, and pay review, Head Teacher Performance Management Reviews, Disciplinary Hearings and Appeals.

Bobby Friedman

Trustee

Bobby is a barrister specialising in commercial and chancery law, with expertise in areas including trusts, commercial, property, pensions and regulatory matters. He is also a writer and broadcaster, and is the author of two published books and a successful play, as well as contributing to a variety of national publications and broadcast outlets. He sits on the board of a housing association in London.

Helen Wagner

Trustee (From Oct 2016)

Helen is the Practice Manager of a Tax and Accountancy Practice and has extensive experience in staff, client and work flow management, finance, procurement, systems management & payroll. Helen is also a full member of the CIPP.

 

Helen has gained experience in school governance having been a member of the Selwyn Primary School IEB and subsequent Federated Governing Body of Davies Lane and Selwyn Primary Schools.  Helen also served as Vice-Chair of the Selwyn Primary School governing body before becoming a Trustee of the Arbor Academy Trust and member of the Governing Body of Davies Lane and Selwyn Primary Schools.  Helen also undertakes the role of link governor for Safeguarding, Health & Safety and SEND.

 

 As a parent of two Selwyn pupils (years 5 & 2) and a former pupil herself, Helen takes an active role in school life and is currently a member of the Parent Council and chair of The Friends of Selwyn School.

Jacqueline Westaway

Trustee (From Oct 2016)

 

Jackie Westaway has had a long career working for a large multi-national company . She brings considerable  business skills, including marketing and branding and also strategic planning. She is  experienced in change management, having led a number of transformations and  change initiatives and has just completed a Masters Degree in this field. She has experience of managing corporate governance and risk management.

Local Governing Body

Tamie Kyriakou

Parent Governor

 

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Sarah Falola

Parent Governor

 

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Martha Kilner

Parent Governor

 

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Kristy Barter

Trustee Appointment

 

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John Cottrill

Trustee Appointment (Parent)

 

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Imran Patel

Trustee Appointment

 

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 Lesley Pikesley

Trustee Appointment

 

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Jenni Walsh

Trustee Appointment (Parent)

 

Jenni has been teaching in London since 1991. She is currently a senior member of staff and coordinator in an East London primary school. Jenni has also been involved in KS2 testing for many years both with Science and GPS and works both in marking SATs and development testing. Jenni has several years of experience in educational governance initially as Chair of a parent management committee for an independent pre-school and later as a member of the federated governing body of Davies Lane and Selwyn primary schools. She currently takes the role of Chair for a local governing body as part of the Arbor Academy Trust. Jenni lives in East London with her husband and 2 children.

Margaret Skeete

Staff  Appointment

 

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Lisa Bogle

Head of School

 

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Bronwen Chalmers

Head of School

 

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Address

 

Arbor Academy Trust,

Davies Lane Primary School,

Davies Lane,

Leytonstone,

London

E11 3DR

 

Phone

 

Main Telephone

0208 539 2466

Human Resources

0208 539 2466 ext  2333

School hours

Office Hours

8.00am - 4.30pm