Governing Body

Governors List

Steve Belk (Chair)

Steve has worked in education in London since 1975.  He has significant experience of school leadership having been a Deputy Headteacher in Islington, Headteacher in Hackney, Head of School Effectiveness for the borough of Lewisham and the Hackney Education Director (for the Learning Trust, an organisation that was set up for ten years to improve standards across the borough).  Since then Steve has had various interim roles including Executive Headship.

 

Steve has supported a number of schools catergorised as inadequate and has been the chair of four Interim Executive Boards -all with positive outcomes. He has been a member of several governing bodies and is currently the Chair of a Pupil Referral College in North London.

Dr Anne Hudson Dr Anne Hudson was Headteacher of Langley Park School for Girls from 2011-2018 and in that time founded Langley Park Academies Trust. She has extensive senior leadership experience, including 13 years' headship. She has taught in a range of schools including in Waltham Forest, Tower Hamlets, Lewisham and Lambeth. She holds the National Professional Qualification in Headship as well as a PhD in Education. Her expertise includes teacher training and school inspection.
Florence Kroll Dr Anne Hudson was Headteacher of Langley Park School for Girls from 2011-2018 and in that time founded Langley Park Academies Trust. She has extensive senior leadership experience, including 13 years' headship. She has taught in a range of schools including in Waltham Forest, Tower Hamlets, Lewisham and Lambeth. She holds the National Professional Qualification in Headship as well as a PhD in Education. Her expertise includes teacher training and school inspection.
David Skinner Dr Anne Hudson was Headteacher of Langley Park School for Girls from 2011-2018 and in that time founded Langley Park Academies Trust. She has extensive senior leadership experience, including 13 years' headship. She has taught in a range of schools including in Waltham Forest, Tower Hamlets, Lewisham and Lambeth. She holds the National Professional Qualification in Headship as well as a PhD in Education. Her expertise includes teacher training and school inspection.
Linda Karlsen

Following a long career in secondary education, culminating as a Deputy Head at The John Roan, I moved into local authority work in 2002.  I was in the Greenwich Excellence in Cities team, leading and managing the development of the Aimhigher programme that encouraged students to be the first in their family to aspire to higher education. I also led on the Gifted and Talented programme, aimed at preparing the most able students in local authority schools to consider attending top universities. It included visits to Russell Group and Oxbridge universities as well as providing additional summer school GCSEs in Latin and astronomy. I have also worked as an independent consultant delivering academic coaching to a number of London local authorities. My professional experience in inner-city schools and my own personal background as the first in my family to undertake higher education gives rise to a commitment to working with ‘under-represented’ groups. This is my second term as a governor at the John Roan School

Governance

The John Roan School is a part of United Learning whose Trustees hold the ultimate responsibility for the governance of each United Learning school.

The Department for Education’s governance handbook 2019 identifies the essentials of effective governance as follows:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Holding the executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the effective and efficient performance management of staff; and
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent.

United Learning’s Trustees delegate certain key roles and responsibilities to the school’s Local Governing Body (LGB) and these are set out clearly in our Scheme of Delegation which can be seen on the United Learning website.

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Members who have stepped down

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