We are pleased to confirm that Anand Trip and Alyssa Tisne
have been elected as the two replacement parent governors for
Philly Beaumont and Phil Haywood whose terms of office ended
in December. We welcome Anand and Alyssa to the GB and
thank Philly and Phil for the significant contribution they made to
governance at the school. Alyssa and Anand have already
attended their first governing body meeting this week and will
now play their part in setting the strategic direction of the school
and supporting the staff to ensure that all necessary
improvements at the school occur. We would also like to thank
the other candidates for putting themselves forward in this
Paul Brooks (Chair of Governors) & Jessica Bailey (Headteacher)
Paul Brooks (Acting Chair of Governors)
Both of my children attended our local pre-school playgroup and whilst they were there I became involved, as all parents were expected to, in helping to oversee the management of the group. This gave me an insight into early year’s provision and made me appreciate the value of a good setting. I have been a parent governor at Betty Layward since 2010. I believe that all children should have access to quality education but also, importantly, a nurturing, engaging and stimulating environment in which to develop their love of learning. I am also a bit of a modernist in this regard since I believe that, particularly at the primary level, education should be fun.
I’ve lived in Stoke Newington since 1982, and have been a school governor since 1988, initially as a parent at William Patten and then [and still] at Stoke Newington School where I was Chair for 11 years [1993-2004]. I’ve been a governor of Betty Layward School since day one in 1999. I’ve been on the executive of the Hackney School Governors Association [HASGA} since its inception. I’ve had several ‘link’ roles at BL, but my chief link role now is with the wider community of schools and governing bodies. Our chief task remains improving the quality of teaching and learning, making Betty Layward, and keeping it, an ‘outstanding’ school.
I used to be a primary teacher and now work for an educational charity called Teach First. I wanted to become a school governor at Betty Layward because I’m a Hackney resident and I wanted to use and develop my skills and knowledge about education at the same time as getting more involved with my local area. I love the ethos and feel of Betty Layward, and I’m really happy to be part of this school’s vibrant and creative community.
I’ve lived in Stoke Newington since 2002 and loved every minute. My son is in year 1 at Betty Layward and my daughter is a couple of years away from reception but I am a governor that was co-opted on to the governing body in March 2015. This was based on being able to bring my skills developed in marketing, communications and commercial leadership roles at major organisations and most recently leading marketing at the Post Office. I believe in children being able to ‘Discover learning’ in a positive, ambitious, creative and vibrant school community. The governing body should play an engaged and proactive role in ensuring that all work together to make this happen.
Living in Dalston I wanted to use my business experience to help the community and with a particular passion for learning and education I was co-opted to the governing body in July 2015. I would like to contribute to keeping Betty Layward a high-achieving school and work to ensure that we provide an opportunity for every pupil to achieve to the best of their ability and help prepare them for learning experiences later in life. I will support the governing body and Betty Layward based on my experience in HR and helping businesses get the best out of their people.
I am the mum of Anwar, who is in Year 6. I nominated myself as a Parent Governor because I am part of the Betty Layward community and this school has played a special part in our lives and, even though my son is in his final year, I would like to give something back.
I feel I can contribute to the governing body because I have amassed almost 20 years’ experience in leadership and management in local government, voluntary and charity organisations as a trustee, chair and head or department. I am now Director of Impact Coaching & Consultancy Ltd, which is my company, and a champion of women in leadership. I run seminars at universities on women’s leadership and coaching skills, and also consult with the government on women’s issues.
Although I may not be seen in the playground anymore I will fully support the school in its vision, ethos and strategic direction.