Hermitage Governors

 Our Governing body works very closely with the Headteacher and the whole school community to make sure that the school is always improving.

They can be contacted via the school office.

 The Governing body meets twice a term.

            

                       

Headteacher

Name:

Zoe Howe

Type of Governor:

Headteacher

Governor responsibility:

Time on the GB:

Since 2009

What you do for a job and briefly what it involves:

Leading and managing Hermitage Primary School with 60 staff and 292 children to get the best outcomes for all our children.

What you like to do in your spare time:

Enjoys long walks with her dog, and tending to her garden. Loves being inspired by the art, music and theatre in London and enjoys a good book, when she gets the chance!

 

 

Chair of Governing Body

Name:

Polly Jones

Type of Governor:

Parent Governor

Governor responsibility:

Chair of governors.
Member of Resources, Teaching and Learning Committees.
Link governor for Inclusion and SEND

Time on the GB:

Since November 2014

What you do for a job and briefly what it involves:

Director of Brick Lane Bookshop, bookseller with focus on children’s books. Freelance event organiser and consultant for overseas charity organisation.

What you like to do in your spare time:

Enjoys spending time with family, cooking, reading, swimming, walking, cultural activities. Participant on the Governor Leadership Programme; Active interest in overseas charities.

 

 

Vice Chair of Governing Body and Chair of Teaching and Learning

Name:

Jake (Jason) Kemp

Type of Governor:

Co-opted

Governor responsibility:

Chair of Teaching & Learning Committee,

Member of Resources, Teaching and Learning Committees.

Link governor for Safeguarding, Looked after children and Pupil Premium

Time on the GB:

Since 2008.

What you do for a job and briefly what it involves:

Mental Health Instructor, Music Teacher, Charity Professional.

Training professionals in workplace wellbeing. Addressing needs of vulnerable groups.

What you like to do in your spare time:

Enjoys cooking, music, family and community

 

 

Chair of Resources Committee

Name:

Richard Tyndall

Type of Governor:

Co-opted

Governor responsibility:

Chair of Resources
Link governor for Finance, and Premises health and safety

Time on the GB:

Since November 2017

What you do for a job and briefly what it involves:

Freelance Consultant in local government sector

What you like to do in your spare time:

Enjoys going to the theatre, the opera, cycling, and France

 

 

Vice Chair of Resources Committee

Name:

Yasemin Lamy

Type of Governor:

Parent Governor

Governor responsibility:

Member of Resources, Teaching and Learning Committees.
Link governor for Early Years and Maths

Time on the GB:

Since March 2016

What you do for a job and briefly what it involves:

Advisor for global impact investors across sectors and regions. Now working on strategy, research and innovation for Omidyar Network. Also experienced in fund structuring, corporate venturing and transactional advisory.

What you like to do in your spare time:

Enjoys black and white photography, writing children’s stories and exploring the natural world with her children.

 

Vice Chair of Teaching and Learning Committee

Name:

Amanda Owen

Type of Governor:

Co-opted Governor

Governor responsibility:

Member of Teaching and Learning Committee
Link governor for Attendance and Sports Premium

Time on the GB:

Since 1989

What you do for a job and briefly what it involves:

Chair of Tower Hamlets British Medical Association, Retired NHS psychiatrist.

What you like to do in your spare time:

Plays the cello in a baroque orchestra, enjoys worldwide travel, going to the opera, swimming, health and wellbeing.

 

 

Name:

Thomas Cannon

Type of Governor:

Local Authority Governor

Governor responsibility:

Member of Resources Committee

Time on the GB:

Since September 2010

What you do for a job and briefly what it involves:

Senior lawyer at the Department for International Trade, advising the Government on the legal implications of its trade policy.

Previously a lawyer at HM Treasury and in the tax department of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP (an international law firm).

What you like to do in your spare time:

Likes acting, playing guitar, going to the gym

 

 

Name:

Elizabeth Mellen

Type of Governor:

Staff Governor

Governor responsibility:

Member of Resources, Teaching and Learning Committees.

Time on the GB:

Since July 2014

What you do for a job and briefly what it involves:

Teacher at Hermitage Primary School

What you like to do in your spare time:

 

 

Name:

Rohina Cader

Type of Governor:

Parent Governor

Governor responsibility:

Member of Resources Committee
Link governor for Pupil Premium and Literacy

Time on the GB:

Since December 2016

What you do for a job and briefly what it involves:

Vice President in the EMEA Regulatory Enquiries, Legal and Compliance Division. Morgan Stanley (Canary Wharf). Responsibilities include responding to all requests for information from stock exchanges and regulators relating to trading activity.

What you like to do in your spare time:

Likes reading, travelling and cooking

 

 

Name:

Maartje Geussens

Type of Governor:

Co-opted Governor

Governor responsibility:

Member of Teaching and Learning Committee
Link governor for Modern Foreign Languages and humanities

Time on the GB:

Since November 2017

What you do for a job and briefly what it involves:

Teacher at Francis Holland independent girls school. Second in English Department and Head of Extended Project Qualification.

What you like to do in your spare time:

Enjoys playing the guitar, creative writing and finding new places to eat.

 

 

Name:

Amjed Hossain

Type of Governor:

Parent Governor

Governor responsibility:

Member of Teaching and Learning Committee
Link governor for ICT

Time on the GB:

Since November 2017

What you do for a job and briefly what it involves:

Consultant Psychiatrist at NHS

What you like to do in your spare time: