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Role of Governors

Lea Valley’s governing body encompasses individuals, from a wide range of backgrounds, taking on a large responsibility and serving the school with great commitment and dedication. The Governors role is essential to the school, focusing time and resources that assist the end goal of ensuring Lea Valley students learn effectively and fulfill their potential.  The governing body provides the Principal and staff with support, advice and information, drawing on its members’ knowledge and experience and ensuring the highest quality of education is provided for our students.

Meet The Governors

 George Reeve - Chair of Governors

Category of Governor
Chair of Governors
 Date of governorship commenced
1998
 What do you do outside of being a Governor?
Publisher
 Why did you become a Governor of Lea Valley?
A profound belief in civic duty.
 What do you like most about Lea Valley?
The diversity of its students.

  Lyndsy Johnson - Co-Opted

Category of Governor
Co-Opted
 
Date of governorship commenced
 
What do you do outside of being a Governor?
Apart from being a Governor, I am also a PE teacher and the Lead Teacher for Progress for Year 11 at Lea Valley.  On the weekends I like to spend time with my family and keep fit by playing netball and going to the gym.
 Why did you become a Governor of Lea Valley?
I became a Governor as I wanted to have a greater understanding of how the school operates and to assist in making the school even better.
 What do you like most about Lea Valley?
I really like the diversity at Lea Valley – I am privileged to work with amazing people from all over the world!

 Michael Sprosson - Vice Chair of Governors

Category of Governor
Parent governor
Vice Chair of Governors
Date of governorship commenced
 
What do you do outside of being a Governor?
I work in adult social care for three London Councils. My role is to design and purchase high-quality care services for people that need them e.g. care at home, residential and nursing homes for people with dementia, disabilities and mental health issues.  
Why did you become a Governor of Lea Valley?
To try to make a positive difference to the life chances of my daughter and all students at Lea Valley by ensuring they receive the best education and that the teaching is of the highest standard.
What do you like most about Lea Valley?
Dedication of all the staff, from the Principal to the newest qualified teacher and support staff to ensure that the students receive the best education and support possible. 

  Angela Byrne - Co-Opted

 

Category of Governor
Co-Opted
Date of governorship commenced
 
What do you do outside of being a Governor?
I work for a charity providing advice to clients on matters including benefits, debts and consumer rights. In my spare time, I like to cook, especially baking. I like to read and when the opportunity arises I like to travel. I am a family orientated individual and like to spend time with them including my dog.
Why did you become a Governor of Lea Valley?
Having lived in the area for a number of years I wanted to give something back to the community, becoming a school governor enabled me to do this. As a governor, I can help ensure all pupils who attend the school receive the best education available to them.
What do you like most about Lea Valley?
The variety of cultures within the school. The dedication and commitment of the staff and the pupils. The staff always ensure all pupils matter and take up every opportunity available to them.
The most important people of all are the pupils, their enthusiasm to learn is a continuous pleasure to witness.

 Mahnaz Asghar - Parent Governor

Category of Governor
Parent Governor
Date of governorship commenced
October 2013
What do you do outside of being a Governor?
I work in a primary school.
I’m studying full time.
I’m a parent.
I train in martial arts.
Why did you become a Governor of Lea Valley?
I wanted to understand how a secondary school works from within and how they support their students better themselves.
What do you like most about Lea Valley?
I have found Lea Valley to be a very supportive school, for the students and staff.