The school has a group of governors which help make decisions about the school. They are responsible for providing confident, strategic leadership and for creating robust accountability, oversight and assurance for educational and financial performance. Their photographs can be found on notice boards in the school and children's centre. The Governing Board includes parent representatives elected by parents at the school. Below you can read governor personal statements about their background and interest in Edith Kerrison.
George Stone - Chair
The Reverend Canon Councillor Ann Easter - Vice Chair
Councillor Bryan Collier MBE
Bozena Dybowska- Teacher
Attendances note Full G Board attendance since September 2016. Meeting attendance last updated after 8 May 2017 Full G Board Meeting
George Stone Declaration of interest: None; attendance at last 4 meetings: 4
Prior to retirement, I was employed in local government for 30 years in a senior management post. I am involved in a local scout group (33 years). I have been a school governor for 28 years, starting when my daughter was in the nursery. I have been Chair of Governors since 2010. I have seen many changes in recent years and watched the nursery and children's centre grow in many areas, including the rate of progress and levels of achievement. I hope to continue in this role during the years ahead.
Ann Easter Declaration of interest: LBN employee as elected member; Foundation Governor at Sarah Bonnell School. Attendance at last 4 meetings:4
The Reverend Canon Ann Easter was born and brought up in the London borough of Newham and has lived and worked in the east end of London ever since. As one of the first women to be ordained priest in the Church of England, Ann has ministered in various parishes, served as the first female Area Dean of the diocese. was made a Canon of Chelmsford Cathedral in 2000 and a Chaplain to Her Majesty the Queen in 2007. Part of Ann's ministry has been in the charitable sector where she was Director of Newham crossroads Care Attendant Scheme and Chief Executive of The Renewal Programme, she now works in the parish of East Ham. Ann is also a local Councillor.
Ann can often be heard on BBC Radio 2 doing Pause for Thought on the Chris Evans Show and recently served as a an expert on Big Brother's Bit On The Side. Ann loves music, especially music hall, and she sometimes plays the piano with great enthusiasm. if not much accuracy. Ann is a proud grandmother.
Bryan Collier Declaration of interest: LBN employee as elected member; Attendance at last 4 meetings: 4
I am a Councillor and have been part of the school since 1984, holding both Chair and Vice Chair. My son and grandson both attended and enjoyed a wonderful start in their education. As part of a parents' action group, I stopped the then Council from closing and pulling down the school. I am fully committed to the education of children from all groups in our community and their family involvement.
Lisa Palmer Declaration of interest: none. Attendance at last 4 meetings: 4
I am a full time mum of two children. I previously worked in the travel industry. Having been a parent governor for one year. I am proud to be part of a great team- a team that is determined to get the best outcomes and provides quality learning experiences for our children.
Agata Jankiewicz-Fiedoruk Declaration of interest none. Attendance at last 4 meetings: 4
As a former lecturer I seek for qualities such as professionalism, standards and perfectionism. Being a parent governor these are qualities I look for and commit to achieve in our Children's Centre and nursery, so the children who join have the very best. To see happy children is my aim.
Gemma Allen Declaration of interest LBN employee, Head of Chief Ex Office. Attendance at last 4 meetings: 3
Vicky Nduka Declaration of interest: None. Attendance at last 3 meetings (new appointment): 3
I have three children and have benefited immensely from the services of the children's centre and the nursery school over the last six years. Being a Governor is my opportunity to help ensure that such a fantastic provision continues to be available for other children and families.
Fahya Badi Declaration of interest none
I am a mum of three children, the youngest one is attending Edith Kerrison. I am pleased to be a part of the helpful team that leads the school. Being a parent governor gives me the opportunity to learn more about children and allows me to support the school as much as possible
Kazuko Dubois Declaration of interest none
I am a mother of two children and one of my daughters attends Edith Kerrison Nursery School. We all are having a fantastic experience at the Nursery School and the Children's Centre. I feel privileged to have this opportunity to join the team to contribute to this school
Bozena Dyboska Declaration of interest: none. Attendance at last 4 meetings: 4
I am a teacher at the school. I represent the staff.
Jo Aylett Declaration of interest: none. Attendance at last 3 meetings: 3
I have been the Head Teacher of the school and children's centre since September 2017 and provide information to the Governors about strategic direction and effectiveness.