About Our Governors

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
Co-opted Nick Grant 08-Dec-15   Member Director Chair J Sainsbury PLC Trustee: CIC Community Partnership Bar Council
Co-opted Paul
Jabbal
08-Dec-15     Retired Feltham
and Heston Conservative Association
Parent Suresh
Kandangwa
08-Dec-15        
Co-opted David
Snaddon
08-Dec-15   Member Vice Chair   Brother: Business occasionally used by the Trust
Staff Karen
West
08-Dec-15     Tudor Park Education
Trust
None
Principal Mariella
Wilson
08-Dec-15 N/A   Tudor Park Education
Trust
Governor: Southville Juniors St John and St Marys
Isleworth PCC
Co-opted Penny
Wilson
08-Dec-15     Hounslow London Borough Council None
Co-opted Vacancy          
Parent Vacancy          
Parent Nicola Fisher 08-Dec-15 24-May-16   None None
Co-opted Sue
Stone
08-Dec-15 24-Feb-17   Self employed None

 

Our Attendance at LGB Meetings 2015-16

Governor

Local Governing Body Meetings

23 Feb 16

11 May 16

7 Jun 16

Nicola Fisher

Parent

apologies

apologies

N/A

Nick Grant

Co-opted

Yes

Yes

Yes

Paul Jabbal

Co-opted

Yes

Yes

apologies

Suresh Kandangwa

Parent

apologies

apologies

apologies

David Snaddon

Co-opted

Yes

Yes

Yes

Sue Stone

Co-opted

Yes

Yes

Yes

Karen West

Staff

Yes

Yes

Yes

Mariella Wilson

Principal

Yes

Yes

Yes

Penny Wilson

Co-opted

Yes

Yes

Yes

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.

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. 

Mrs Sue Stone

I have been on the Feltham Community College, now Springwest Academy, Governing Body for a number of years.  I have had three children go through the school, each of whom had different skills and needs.  The school has guided them through their education always being helpful and accommodating their needs. I decided to become a governor to help support the students and their parents within our school.  I know all students’ abilities vary, their needs can be vastly different so I hope to help within my role as a governor, to be the voice of reason and concern for students with needs and to ensure the school is an enjoyable experience where it is exciting to learn.  I run my own local catering business.

I am currently governor responsible for Child Protection and Safeguarding. We put the safety and well being of our students at the top of our day to day priorities. I have worked at the school supporting exams and have good first hand knowledge of the day to day.

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.