The Federated Governing Body of Canewdon Endowed and St. Nicholas CofE (VC) Primary Schools.
Our governors have a wealth of experience and expertise in many different areas, not just education and are committed to helping Canewdon School become the best it can possibly be.
School Governors play an important role in the strategic leadership of the school.
The Federation has a single governing body that strategically leads Canewdon Endowed and St. Nicholas CofE (VC) Primary Schools.
From September 2021, governors Katie Boulahlib and Martin O'Rourke jointly chair our governing body. Our Governors may be contacted through the school office.
I have three children attending St Nicholas, meaning I have a vested interest in ensuring the schools continue to provide the best environment for every learner to excel.
I am proud to be a part of the Governing Body so that I can take a more active role in supporting the schools with the challenge of being the best that they can be. I became Co-Chair of the Governing Body in September 2021.
I am a secondary school teacher of science, and prior to this have ten years’ experience in the financial sector in London.
I have been a Governor at the school since 2017, and became Co-Chair of the Governing Body in September 2021.
I have 2 children at St Nicholas. My eldest starting Yr 5 and my daughter starting Yr 2 in 2021/22
In my professional life, I having worked in the IT industry since 2001, in large corporates and small consultancies as a HR & Payroll technical specialist.
I feel I bring ideas, drive and enthusiasm to every challenge
I am proud to support our schools and its pupils, and to be a part of their learning journey.
I am a foundation governor and have lived locally in Rayleigh, and now Hullbridge where I am involved in village life and in the St Thomas of Canterbury church community. Originally, I worked in the Arts in London and have taught Drama and Performance, Art and Design, Textiles and Circus Skills in both vocational and mainstream education. Much of my current work is supporting challenged people fulfil their potential and helping multi-cultural groups with creative arts, speech, literacy and cultural information. I am keen to support life-long learning and opportunities for independent learning.
As I am semi-retired, I now have more opportunities to spend time on my own arts and crafts, walking, travelling and as a volunteer at a local museum.
I am the Executive Headteacher of Canewdon Endowed (CofE) VC Primary School and St. Nicholas (CofE) VC Primary School.
It is a joy to work with the children at both schools and I look forward to each opportunity that I get to work with the Governing Body.
Before I was appointed as Deputy Headteacher of Canewdon (the role I had before becoming the Executive Deputy Headteacher, and now Executive Headteacher), I was a teacher at Downhall Primary School.
I am married and have two super boys in years 8 and 11.
I joined the Governing board in 2022 and have lived in Rayleigh and the surrounding areas all my life. I am married with two sons, one of which is two and the other is six months old. I have worked within education for the last ten years in Southend, Dagenham and Waltham Forest. I hope that my knowledge and experience as a teacher and senior leader will drive improvement forward at St Nicholas and Canewdon. I am currently the Principal of a primary school in Waltham Forest working with a large Multi-Academy Trust.
I became a governor in 2022, shortly after my twin boys started in Reception at St Nicholas Primary School. I am a public sector laywer. I have previously volunteered my time as a trustee of a charity that supports children and families and I'm looking forward to contributing to the good governance of both schools.
I joined the governing board in September 2022, with a daughter at Canewdon, I was keen to help support and encourage positive change within the school where needed. My professional career in Communications and Marketing, within the education sector and large corporates, focuses on promoting and developing Creative and Cultural learning for children and young people. I hope that my expertise and exposure to the creative sector will support the school's vision and ambition to nurture and encourage children to express themselves in a forever-changing landscape.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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