Spa School Camberwell - Local Governing Body

Steph Lea

Executive Headteacher

Steph has worked in special needs education for more than 25 years and has extensive leadership experience. Steph was the Headteacher at Spa Camberwell which she opened in September 2020. She was the Deputy Headteacher at Spa Bermondsey from 2011 to 2018 and the Deputy Head at the Bethlem and Maudsley Hospital School before that. She previously worked as a link advisor for the General Teaching Council, as an Inclusion Manager in a Lambeth community primary school and as a learning support leader at The United Nations International School. Steph has Bachelor of Education degree in Primary Teaching, the National Professional Qualification for Headship and an MA degree in the Psychology and Education of Children with Special Needs.

Krys McInnis

Trust Link Governor

Krys McInnis MBA is an educator with extensive experience in both the public and private sector. Having been a member before the creation of the Trust, Krys has brought with him his previous HR and Legal expertise to the governing board. As an ex-Chair of Governors, as well as various other board positions, Krys brings with him a wealth of experience in governance, compliance and policy which he extends further as the inaugural Chair of Governor for Spa Camberwell.

Lauren Cairns


Lauren has taught special needs education since moving to London in 2016. She worked as the music lead at Spa School Bermondsey from 2017 to 2020 and currently enjoys teaching at Spa School Camberwell, leading music across the trust. Prior to living in the UK, Lauren taught music in Sydney, Australia working at Haberfield Public School and The Arts Unit. Lauren has a Bachelor of Music Studies with Qualified Teacher Status. Lauren is passionate about ensuring outstanding provisions for our pupils and is excited to be part of the governing body.

Ephraim Viki

Community Governor

Ephraim Viki, ACA, joined the Spa governing body in 2021 due to his passion for enhancing diversity and inclusion, particularly within education. Prior to his current role with Spa, Ephraim held the position of Mentoring Lead at an academy in the Leeds / Bradford area providing children from disadvantaged backgrounds insight into higher education, career opportunities and interview skills. In his professional capacity, Ephraim works as a Mergers and Acquisitions Consultant at Deloitte UK, advising businesses on the technological implications of transactions and supporting them through the deal process.

Octavia Pillinger

Community Governor

Octavia Pillinger joined the Local Governing Body in November 2022. She has lived in Camberwell since 2019 and has taken on the role to contribute positively to the local community. Passionate about education and affording equal opportunities, Octavia was an active member of the European Diversity and Inclusion forum in her previous professional role. Octavia trained as a chartered accountant at Deloitte and now works in real estate, in a fundraising role at Jones Lang LaSalle where she is in regular communication with European investors. Prior to beginning her career, Octavia studied French and Spanish at the University of Cambridge.

Soulaf Rizki

Parent Governor

Soulaf has a son in KS1 at Spa Camberwell. She is looking forward to supporting other families and the school in her role as parent governor.

Redouane Lekhaili

Parent Governor

Redouane has a daughter in KS3 at Spa Camberwell. He is looking forward to working with everyone at the school as it grows and develops.

Local Governors Camberwell - Terms of Office

Camberwell Local Governors Attendance 21.22

Local Governors

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