Spa School Bermondsey - Local Governing Body

Simon Eccles - Executive Head


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.

Morgan Harrison

Staff Governor

Morgan is a Teaching Assistant at Spa Bermondsey. She started working at Spa in September 2020 and is really enjoying it. Learning about the autism spectrum and how to best support the students on it has been very interesting and rewarding for Morgan.

Modupe Alimi

Parent Governor

Modupe is a parent governor. Modupe is looking forward to putting the voice of parents and pupils forward. As a parent governor Modupe would like to ensure the mental health and wellbeing needs of pupils are met and is looking forward to engaging with the wider community.

Kat Durrant

Staff Governor

Jackie Anyadike- Chima

Parent Governor

Currently having a child at The Spa School 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 and opportuned 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 School Governing body and look very forward to working with the entire Spa community.

Local Governors Bermondsey - Terms of Office


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