Governor Role

Governor link role

Gwyneth Hamand



6th Form, Governor Training

Michelle Stanley


Vice Chair

Literacy, Governor Training

Farnaz Akhtar-Nadeem



Safeguarding, Child Protection

Cheryl Williams




Ruksana Nawaz



SMSC (Including Prevent/British Values)

J Hernandez





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.

Michelle Stanley
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.

Farnaz Nadeem
Parent Governor

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.