Biographies

Heartlands Community Trust Directors

Marianne McCarthy

Marianne McCarthy, Chair

Marianne has an extensive professional background in education. She is a qualified teacher and educational psychologist and has worked in a variety of roles in local authorities. She was Assistant Director of Hammersmith and Fulham Children’s Services with responsibilities for inclusion and school improvement. She led authority wide projects on developing children’s thinking and learning with Kings College London and Brunel University. As a trained Ofsted Inspector she supported local schools in preparing for inspections. She is now director of an educational consultancy business. Marianne is a local resident with two children in Haringey schools. She has previously been chair of governors of a primary school and a special school for children with autism before becoming Chair of Governors at Heartlands.

Simon Garrill

Simon Garrill, Headteacher

Simon has a long career in education in North London schools. He started as an English teacher at Hendon School before moving on to become a Head of English and then an Assistant Headteacher at Broomfield School in Enfield. After working as a Deputy Headteacher at Haverstock School in Camden, he started at Heartlands High School in April 2009 and was involved in the conception of the School from the design phase. As Headteacher, Simon is an ex-officio member of the Governing Body and a member of the Standards & Achievement Committee and Finance & General Purposes Committee. Simon has a degree in English and History, has three children and in his spare time he enjoys the outdoors, music, and reading.

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Joe Dilger

Joe is a an Educational Governance and Enterprise Consultant, training, advising and supporting Governing Bodies of a range of schools, academies and multi academy trusts.He is a former Head of Governance for Oasis Community Learning, where he led and managed governance in a Trust growing from 3 to 12 academies.

Michael Rosen

Michael Rosen

Michael is Chair of the Finance & General Purposes Committee. He has a professional background in finance and currently works for a private equity investment fund, with experience across a range of industries. He works with the management teams of the fund’s portfolio companies, and through his role on company boards and sub-committees he has experience in the strategic decision-making of large organisations and of corporate governance in general. Michael has a first class honours degree from Oxford University in Philosophy, Politics and Economics. He is also a keen musician, and plays the piano and French horn. Michael lives in North-West London and has one daughter.

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Sian Roberts

Sian is Chief Executive of Electoral Reform Services Group, the UK’s leading independent supplier of digital and postal ballot and election solutions and a major local employer in Haringey. After becoming Chief Executive of ERS in 2010 and with over 20 years’ experience of elections, Sian’s objective is to deliver the strategic vision for the organisation in an industry sector which resides both in the traditional print and mail environment and also in the constantly evolving world of new digital technology. Sian has election experience in both the public and private sectors and has been involved in the practical translation of ballot legislation. Sian has a clear focus on continuing to build upon ERS’s success, providing innovative, market-leading solutions to the ever-changing requirements of its clients.

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Rebecca Boyle Suh

Rebecca established Artis, a social business dedicated to transforming education through the arts, in 2004. The Company has steadily grown and now reaches 40,000 children every week in 200 primary schools across the UK with a panel of 150 highly trained arts educators. Rebecca is a keen advocate of integrating the arts throughout learning, so the Artis programme is strongly linked to both the curriculum and school priorities. Rebecca has a depth of knowledge and understanding about primary education and the challenges of school leadership given she visits around 100 headteachers in their schools every year to discuss their priorities. Before Artis, Rebecca spent 7 years at an international arts management company, working in New York, London and Paris collaborating with acclaimed performing artists, managing their careers, negotiating their contracts and organising special projects. As a Fulbright scholar at Yale University, Rebecca earned a master’s degree in musicology, and prior to that a first class bachelor’s degree in music from Goldsmiths College, London University.

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Jeff Twentyman

Jeff joined corporate law firm Slaughter and May in 1989 and became a partner in 1998. He is now Head of their Private Equity Group. He has served as a member of their Partnership Board and Audit Committee and as Chairman of their Environment Committee. He undertakes a broad range of corporate and commercial work for both corporate and private equity clients, advising on acquisitions and disposals, joint ventures, mergers and public takeovers, flotations and equity capital markets and private equity investment. He was listed as one of Chambers’ Top 100 Lawysres for the UK in 2013. Jeff is also currently chairman of the fundraising committee for Friends of the Earth.

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Michael Whitworth

Michael is Executive Principal of Wren Academy, an all through school in the London Borough of Barnet. The Academy opened as a secondary school in 2008 and has now reached its full complement of secondary age students. Michael oversaw the school’s building project, recruited and developed staff and helped the school to become popular and oversubscribed. The Academy’s specialism is in Design and the Built Environment. In February 2011, the school received its second Outstanding Ofsted inspection judgement. The Wren opened its sixth form in 2013, and then became an all through school when its primary phase opened to its first cohort of Reception children in September 2015.

 

Heartlands High School – Local Governing Body

Marianne McCarthy

Marianne McCarthy, Chair

Marianne has an extensive professional background in education. She is a qualified teacher and educational psychologist and has worked in a variety of roles in local authorities. She was Assistant Director of Hammersmith and Fulham Children’s Services with responsibilities for inclusion and school improvement. She led authority wide projects on developing children’s thinking and learning with Kings College London and Brunel University. As a trained Ofsted Inspector she supported local schools in preparing for inspections. She is now director of an educational consultancy business. Marianne is a local resident with two children in Haringey schools. She has previously been chair of governors of a primary school and a special school for children with autism before becoming Chair of Governors at Heartlands.

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Elen Roberts, Head of School

Elen has over 10 years experience in leadership within North London Schools. She started as an English teacher at Park View School before moving on to become a Head of English at Broomfield School in Enfield. She started at Heartlands High School in April 2010 as an assistant headteacher and was involved in the development of the school prior to opening .Elen has a degree in Cultural studies and Literature, as well as a Masters in Educational Leadership.

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Bolu Heather

Bolu is a Parent Governor with a professional background in children and young people’s learning and development. She is an experienced trainer and lecturer in Post-16 education, as well as working extensively within early years, supporting families and children to improve their life opportunities. As a parent governor at a local primary school in Haringey for 10 years, she gained experience of linking parents with the direction of the school. She took an interest in supporting parents in preparing their children for transition to secondary school. She is particularly interested in ensuring that children are encouraged to stay fit and healthy in school, and that parents are given the opportunity to engage and contribute to the school community. Her personal interests include National Trust gardens and Aston Villa FC. Bolu is a member of the Standards & Achievement Committee.

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Andrew Lloyd

Andrew is a Staff Governor and a member of the Audit Committee. He has been teaching for 6 years, having entered the profession through Teach First. He has a degree in English and American Literature from the University of East Anglia and a Masters in Education from the IOE. He is currently completing a Masters in Literacy Difficulties, also at the IOE. He originally worked as an English teacher in a secondary school in Edmonton, before moving to Heartlands to take up the position of Literacy and EAL coordinator. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, climbing and playing golf. He is also a passionate Wolverhampton Wanderers supporter.

Toby Castle

Toby Castle

Toby is currently Head of Home News at ITV News, having worked across ITV news’ home and foreign operations since joining ITN in 1999, and having previously worked for Tyne Tees Television. He lives on Station Road opposite the School and was involved in Heartlands ‘before a brick was laid on the site’. He is committed to ensure that the School supports pupils to achieve their potential, and that the local area benefits from the presence of the School. Toby is also a mentor for the John Schofield Trust, a voluntary charity that provides support for young journalists. Away from his professional life, Toby spends his weekends riding his bike watching Middlesbrough FC. He is a member of the Finance & General Purposes Committee.

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Craig Pattinson

Craig is a Senior Executive with HSBC, with leadership experience across Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the U.S. He is currently Senior Area Commercial Director with HSBC UK based in the City of London.

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Anna Douglas

Anna is Deputy Prinicpal, Curriculum & Quality at City and Islington College. She has extensive management and curriculum leadership experience in post 16/Sixth form college environment. She has previously worked in teacher training and in two Higher Eductaion institutions: aas Lecturer in Citizenship at the Institte of Education, University of London and Course Tutor for PGCE Social Science at Goldsmiths, University of London. Anna holds a PGCE and MA English Studies in Education, Developing conceptual understanding in history and polictics teaching. She had a particular interest in researching different theories of education and explored the relevance of socio-cultural and situated learning theory to practical classroom activities. She also holds a degree from the University of York in History and Politics, International Relations and Affairs and History.

MAXINE APCHER

Maxine Apcher

Maxine is a parent governor and has a professional background working in Education for over 20 years. She is currently a Senior Leader in a primary school in Hackney and is committed to raising standards and ensuring that all children achieve excellence through access to high quality teaching and learning. Maxine has over six years experience of being a governor at another school and values the important role that governors can play in recruiting and retaining outstanding staff. Her personal interests include music, singing in a choir, board games, world cinema and travelling.