Ms Gwyneth Hamand
Chair of Governors
I started my professional life as a physics teacher and have over 12 years experience working in sixth form colleges as a teacher and manager. Over the last 10 years I have managed projects in a number of settings including universities, primary schools and secondary schools and have consequently gained a good understanding of the education system from primary through to higher education. I currently work in a local authority with primary and secondary schools delivering enrichment and supporting successful progression. I bring to the role of govern or a wealth of experience in education and a network of relationships with universities and social enterprises.
Vice Chair of Governors
Michelle Stanley, appointed as a Community Governor in 2013, brings a wide range of experience in education to the role of Community Governor. She developed her expertise in English, cross-curricular literacy and EAL (English as an Additional Language) working in London schools and Local Authorities as a teacher, manager and consultant. She is passionate about education and is delighted to be part of the Governing body at Norlington School for Boys. She is a Walthamstow resident and sees this role as an exciting opportunity to invest in the community.
My 7 year experience as a community governor at a high achieving school has provided me with a deep understanding of the role of a governor. As a mother of three children, I take a very proactive role in their schooling and strongly believe in s strong parent teacher relationship.My professional background reflects a 22 year career at HSBC bank as a Senior Divisional Manager, which has led me to setting up my own consultancy business. I have a wealth of experience in management, community engagement, business development, people management and of course finance.I devote a lot of my spare time to the community and various charities, local and international and have achieved many nominations and awards to reflect this. I am the chair at AMMA (Asian Mothers Association) a group which I set up in 1998 to help enhance the educational achievement of children from South Asian community by engaging with their mothers. I feel that a strong working relationship between all the key stakeholders will take Norlington School to the next level of excellence.
Currently I have two sons attending Norlington School so I have a vested interest in the running of the school. As a small school it is able to embed a family and community ethos - this is very important to me. This is my first time being a Parent Governor. I work as a Teaching Assistant in a secondary school in Newham. I have worked in Education for the last 10nyears through employment and voluntary work. I have also worked in a school in Pakistan with children with complex needs. I have worked here, in the UK, extensively with children and adults with complex needs and students under record of needs. Although, I am excited to be a part of the Governor’s team; I am keen in supporting and seeing all students being included and encouraged in all aspect of school life.
Mr Mario Georgiades
Staff - Teaching
As a middle leader within the school, I have the required skills and attributes of knowing the challenges faced by our boys towards their learning. I also believe that I am respected by the staff within the school and by the parents I have had the pleasure of meeting with. This allows me to help sustain the good progress currently being made and help lead the changes required to further evolve the school to become an outstanding Institution for Boys’ academic and social education in the London Borough of Waltham Forest.