About Our Governors

Our Attendance at LGB Meetings and a record of our business and pecuniary interests

Together we form the Local Governing Body of Springwest Academy.  We audit our skills as governors to ensure that we have the right mix of people and talent to best support the success of the school. We all undertake safeguarding training every year and three of us are trained in safer recruitment.  We have a Clerk, Rebecca Wilson, who takes our minutes and advises us of our legal responsibilities.

Type of Governor Name Date appointed End Additional role Employer Other Declared Interests Meetings Number attended
Co-opted Nick Grant 08-Dec-15   Member Director Chair J Sainsbury PLC Trustee: CIC Community Partnership Bar Council 5 5
Co-opted Paul Jabbal 08-Dec-15     Retired Feltham and Heston Conservative Association 5 3
Parent Suresh Kandangwa 08-Dec-15         5 1
Co-opted David Snaddon 08-Dec-15   Member Vice Chair   Brother: Business occasionally used by the Trust 5 4
Staff Karen West 08-Dec-15     Tudor Park Education Trust None 5 5
Principal Mariella Wilson 08-Dec-15 N/A   Tudor Park Education Trust Governor: Southville Juniors St John and St Marys Isleworth PCC 5 5
Co-opted Penny Wilson 08-Dec-15     Hounslow London Borough Council None 5 3
Co-opted Rickesh Nagar 23-Mar-17     Works in government (non-education related) None 3 2
Associate Daniella Lawson 23-Mar-17       Friend of Sandy Sehmi (Chair of Board) 2 2
Parent Vacancy              
Parent Nicola Fisher 08-Dec-15 24-May-16   None None N/A N/A
Co-opted Sue Stone 08-Dec-15 24-Feb-17   Self employed None 3 2

Mr Grant

I am the  Chair of Springwest Academy Local Governing Body and in this position I also sit on the Board of Directors of Tudor Park Education Trust. I am a Member of Tudor Park Education Trust. It’s my job to make sure that the Local Governing Body works closely with the Chief Executive Officer of the Trust  and the Principal of Springwest to ensure that the academy is well run and offers an outstanding environment for your child. In my day job, I am Head of Legal Services at Sainsbury’s Supermarkets. I became involved with the academy a number of years ago so that I could make my own contribution to one of the biggest challenges facing our society: creating the best possible education for all children regardless of background. In the last election I stood as the Labour parliamentary candidate for Twickenham, with a particular interest in business and education.

Mr Snaddon

I have been a Governor of Springwest and previously  FCC since 1988 and have in the past been Chair of the Governing Body and Chair of Finance. I am currently Vice Chair of the Local Governing Body and one of the five Members of Tudor Park Education Trust. I am a former pupil of Feltham Community College and was a researcher at the Financial Times newspaper for 26 years. I am pleased to be able to support the local community in which I have always lived. I have a strong belief in high performing local schools for local students to open opportunities to successful careers and adult lives. I am an historian and very much enjoy gathering together a history of our local community.

Ms West

I have worked at Feltham Community College, now Springwest Academy, for 15 years and I am the Data Manager. Previous to this I worked in Adult Education which was based in the school. My main responsibilities are for producing student reports, putting data into various packages for analysis, government returns and making sure student data is up to date. In the past my 2 children attended this school, so I have a unique view as both a member of staff and a parent.

Daniella Lawson

I was delighted to have been appointed a governor for Springwest Academy in March  2017.  I am a qualified solicitor, and have previously worked in private practice, as managing partner of a multidisciplinary firm. Whilst there,  I volunteered as a  legal advisor for the Citizens Advice Bureau at the Royal Courts of Justice and today I sit on a committee raising funds for research and treatment of childhood cancers. I am the mother of two teenage boys and passionate about the value of education, and providing opportunities to young people.  I am very keen to apply my prior experience to my role as governor, and have taken responsibility for safeguarding at the school, to ensure the that the health and wellbeing of the students are protected in all our activities.

Mrs Penny Wilson

I was a parent with children at Feltham, now Springwest, for many years and have lived in this community for a long time.  I work for Hounslow Authority as Business Support Officer and Early Intervention Service and therefore have a very good understanding of provision for young people and families in this area.  I know how important a good education is to the success of our young people, which is why I have remained a governor and I am very proud of our school, our students and staff.    I am currently the governor with responsibility for SEND, which is an area of work I am very inerested in. 

Mr Rickesh Nagar

A former Head Boy at the school, Mr Nagar was appointed as School Governor in March 2017.  Driven by his desire to give something back to the school, Mr Nagar brings with him a wealth of experience and expertise from his Civil Service career which has spanned immigration, crime prevention, policing and security, and safeguarding.  Under this context, Mr Nagar has a particular interest in the interplay between national-level policy making and the impact that these policies can have on the local community - including schools - to maximise opportunity and wellbeing.  He also has a keen interest in corporate governance and finance.  Prior to taking on the role of School Governor, Mr Nagar supported the school through Future First, providing career-pathway workshops for Springwest students.  Mr Nagar’s educational background is in law, history and politics: all favourite subjects of his, from his time at the school."  

Mr Paul Jabbal

I was a LBH Councillor for many years and was appointed to the governing body a number of years ago.  I worked for Her Majesty’s Court Service mainly in criminal courts for many years and have a wealth of experience in dealing with people from all walks of life.  My association with Feltham Community College, now Springwest Academy, goes back a long time as both my daughters attended FCC. I feel very strongly about the future of the academy and its success and want to play my part by supporting the Principal, teaching staff and students in achieving the best possible education.

I am currently the governor responsible for Health and Safety.  As a result I take regular walks around the site.  I very much enjoy coming to Parents Evenings and listening to the views of our parents on the strengths of our school and any areas they think could be made even better.

Mr Kandangwa

I am a Parent Governor and serve as a Gurkha.  I am an active community member with an interest in education, in particular supporting students for whom English is an additional language.