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Biographies

Anita Yiannoullou (Chair)


Length of service as Governor or involvement with Hornsey School for Girls and

Since November 2012

Committee responsibilities:

Chair of Governors

Background:

Anita is a marketing professional with over 15 years experience in the professional, health and fitness, sport in the community and not for profit sectors. Experience includes: Board consultation; brand development; customer relationship management; new product development; internal and external communications; event development, and building successful teams.

For the last 10 years Anita has been the Company Director for Sanjuro Training Systems Ltd, offering accessible martial art based fitness classes to all ages and abilities of people across London’s diverse communities.

Why I chose to be a Governor:

Anita, lives locally to Hornsey School for Girls and has always lived in North London. She attended a girls’ school in the neighbouring borough of Islington in the 1980s and now has both daughters at the school and wants to be actively involved in improving the education experience for everyone.

Vision for the future of Hornsey School for Girls:

I became a parent governor so that I could help in any way I can to ensure that every girl leaves Hornsey School for Girls with the confidence, knowledge and skills to achieve the goals they set themselves in life.


Parent Governors


Adam Coffman 

Length of service as Governor or involvement with Hornsey School for Girls.

Since February 2016

Committee Responsibilities:

Link Governor for Performing and Creative Arts

Work Background:

After graduating I spent several years making documentaries and factual programmes for channels including the BBC and Channel 4. Since 2000 I have been a transport consultant specialising in cycling policy and promotion. For the last 9 years I have worked in Parliament as the co-ordinator of a cross party group which challenges the Government on current cycling policy.

 

Why I chose to be a Governor:

Hornsey’s diverse student body, dedicated staff and amazing campus are a recipe for a unique school that is on the cusp of being outstanding. As a Governor I am excited to be working with staff who share this vision.

Sandeep McNicholl

Length of service as Governor or involvement with Hornsey School for Girls.

Since September 2017


Co-opted Governors


Jane de Swiet

Length of service as Governor or involvement with Hornsey School for Girls.

LEA governor from 2013 - 2015

Co-opted Governor since July 2015

Committee Responsibilities:

Chair of  Pay & Personnel Committee

Work Background:

Jane is a retired headteacher of The Henrietta Barnett School, a girls' school  in the London borough of Barnet, where she chaired the Association of Maintained Girls' Schools. Having subsequently worked as an advisor to governing bodies on the assessment of headteachers in a wide variety of schools, Jane has been a governor of a local  primary as well as secondary schools.

Personal interest in Hornsey School for Girls:

Jane has spent her working life dedicated to providing the highest quality of education for young women, raising their expectations and to opening up opportunities for all. She is committed to supporting those who are continuing to do the same and is proud to be able to serve as a governor at Hornsey Girls'.

 

I welcomed the opportunity to use the expertise acquired as a headteacher and governor in a local girls' school. For me schools remain exciting places,  full of hope for the future,  where I learn as much as I give.  It is a great privilege to be able to work as part of the team at Hornsey Girls'  with such an inspiring headteacher  and staff and such an ambitious governing body.

 


Karen Christie
 

Length of service as Governor or involvement with Hornsey School for Girls:

Parent Governor from 1999 - 2015

Co-opted Governor since July 2015 

Committee Responsibilities:

Member of the Finance & Facilities Committee

Background:

After studying Applied Biology at the South Bank Polytechnic Karen eventually ended up in social Housing. As a Housing Manager she was involved in the regeneration programme and sustainability strategy for a housing estate in Hackney. She was also a Company Director for a youth organisation providing youth activities for children on the estate.

Today Karen is a carer for her mother and advocates for and supports 2 families as well as working as a Midday Team Leader at a primary school.

Vision for the future of Hornsey School for Girls:

I would like to see Hornsey School for Girls go from strength to strength and for our girls to develop in their knowledge, confidence, reasoning, self worth and determination prepared and ready for the next stage after Hornsey.


Marnie Caton
 

Length of service as Governor or involvement with Hornsey School for Girls:

Parent Governor from 2005 - 2011

Co-opted Governor since 2011

Committee Responsibilities:

Chair of Finance & Facilities Committee

Link governor for the sixth form college

Background:

She is Chair of Finance and a member of the Steering group; and is link governor for the sixth form.  Trained as a planner, she has worked in a number of different roles in local government in London, as well as in private consultancy and economic research.  She is currently head of a data and ICT team in Children’s Services in Islington.

Vision for the future of Hornsey School for Girls:

I want to contribute to Hornsey School for Girls becoming an outstanding school for all the girls who go there now and will in the future.


Dee Buchanan
 

Length of service as Governor or involvement with Hornsey School for Girls:

Parent Governor from 2013 - 2017

Co-opted Governor since Sept 2017

Committee Responsibilities:

Link Governor for SEN/Safeguarding

Background:

Dee has over 20 years experience in education with 10 years teaching. She is a PSHE accredited teacher and has co-ordinated and led school Drugs Education and Sex and Relationship Education (SRE). Dee is passionate about education and having ran her own voluntary organisation Just Parents as an advocate and advisor for parents and children in collaboration with schools and Local authorities and has been nationally accredited to lead and teach SRE.

Why I chose to be a Governor:

I chose to be a Governor because I want  to contribute my knowledge and skills to help young girls achieve.