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Meet the Governors

Young People’s Academy and The Skills Hub operate a combined governing body.

Vacancy – Chair

Kathrine Everett – Vice Chair 

Kathrine is Education and Inclusion Service Manager for the North East of Surrey, at Surrey County Council, having previously been the Head of Curriculum at our Beaconsfield centre in Kingston and Head of the Admissions Team for the College. As the portfolio holder for HR and Organisational Development, she also sits on the LGB’s Pay Committee.

Michele Gibbons (Governor)

Michele is the Teacher Training Lead at Harlington School, a mainstream secondary school in Hillingdon.

Chike Nnalue (Governor)

Chike is Senior EHCP Coordinator at Achieving for Children in Kingston.

Sarah Brooks (Governor)

Information to follow.

Isobel Callaby (Staff Governor – The Skills Hub)

Isobel is the Personalised Learning Manager and Designated Safeguarding Lead at the Skills Hub. She has over 23 years’ experience of working in education, over 15 of these at a senior management level. She has also served as a Local Authority governor at a local primary school, with a special interest in behaviour management and parent support.

Tom Crowe (Staff Governor – Young People’s Academy)

Tom has been teaching for 18 years, in mainstream schools for 11 years and then at the Young people’s Academy for nearly 7 years. Tom set up and ran a construction qualification at level 1& 2, and also teaches Design Technology.

 

 

YPA has a good understanding and built a rapport with my son. He has been happy and well cared for to the point where he has met his full potential and thrived. The right balance and structure has provided for my son’s complex needs. Thank you for your continuous support.  Parent

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