Spa School Bermondsey - Local Governing Body

Simon Eccles - Executive Head

Governor

Simon has worked in special needs education since arriving in the UK from Australia 30 years ago. He has been Headteacher of Spa School in Bermondsey since 2006; prior to this he was Headteacher of TreeHouse School and Deputy Head of the Bridge School in Islington. Simon has a Diploma in Teaching, the National Professional Qualification for Headship, and a Masters in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. Simon loves working at Spa and thinks he has the best job in the world.

Lipi Begum

Trust Link Governor

Lipi Begum PhD is an educator with over 15 years’ global experience in Higher Education and Further Education. She is passionate about inclusive Fashion, Design and Enterprise education; creating change and committed to developing diverse leaders. She is a member of the Young Governors Network, Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. Lipi joined the governing body of Spa School in 2018and is looking forward to her first tenure as a Trustee to ensure outstanding provision for learners.

Modupe Alimi

Parent Governor

I am a parent of a child with Autism in Spa school. I became a parent governor in 2019. As a parent governor, I work to support pupils and parents including staff members. I ensure that the social interaction, communication, mental health, and wellbeing needs of pupils are met as well as ensuring the school maintains a high standard of education, health and care needs of all pupils. I have over 20 years of experience working with children, young people, and adults in education, health, and social care. Also, my interests are Art and Design, technology, music, sustainable environment, and business enterprise. I volunteer as a community health ambassador, and part of other community groups.

Kat Durrant

Staff Governor

Kat has worked with children and young people with autism for 15 years and began working at Spa School Bermondsey in September 2014 as a class teacher and the Art Curriculum Lead. Kat has taught across the key stages at Spa Bermondsey and became an Assistant Head in September 2019 after completing her National Professional Qualification in Senior Leadership. Kat is passionate about using creativity as a vehicle for learning and development in special education as well as supporting young people to share their experiences and talents with the wider community.

Jackie Anyadike- Chima

Parent Governor

Currently having a child at Spa Bermondsey for over 6 years and being a very active parent in my child's progress has made me part and parcel of the school. I feel very well placed to be involved in the progress of the school in my role as a Parent Governor. I currently work in the Health and Social care sector and my interests would be particularly focused on continuing to support the school in the area of creating avenues of progressive independence for all the children. I am more than delighted to be a part of the Spa Bermondsey Local Governing body and look very forward to working with the entire Spa community.

Local Governors Bermondsey - Terms of Office

 

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