Bradley Fage (Chair)
Length of service as Governor or involvement with Hornsey School for Girls
Since July 2020
Vice Chair of Governors
Bradley became a co-opted governor in 2020 and is now Vice Chair of the governing board. He is a Buyer at city-based retailer Sainsbury’s where he specialises in packaged foods. As the first member of his family to go to university, Bradley is a strong advocate of social mobility and believes that every child should have the opportunity to thrive and succeed.
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.
Length of Service as Governor: Since February 2020
Background:. I have been a teacher for 16 years working in Early Years settings and Primary Schools in Islington and Camden. I am currently Head of School at Moreland Primary School in Islington where both my children have attended. I have been a staff governor at Moreland for 8 years and when my daughter (currently in Y8) moved up to secondary school at Hornsey I was keen to get involved with the governance at HSG. I am passionate about all children and young people receiving a rich, broad curriculum and share the high aspirations Hornsey has for all students to achieve.
Alison has 37 years’ experience of teaching English in London comprehensive school, as a class teacher, Head of Department and Lead Practitioner. In 2015, she received an ‘Outstanding Teacher of the Year’ award from Oxford University after a nomination by a Hornsey Pupil.
She joined Hornsey School in 2000 as Assistant Headteacher for Key Stage 3 and was responsible for primary transfer, the rollout of the Key Stage 3 strategy and the year 9 SATs. She worked for Haringey’s School Improvement Team as an English consultant for three years, providing advice and support for English departments in three local schools.
Alison now teaches English part time and is looking forward to contributing as a governor to the success of Hornsey School, its pupils and its staff.
Previous Governor Jane De Swiet said
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.