Members and Trustees
Board of Trustees
Ms Christine Dickson (Chair of the Board)
Christine is the Managing Director of CEFM (Centre for Education and Finance Management) which is a national schools advisory service led by solicitors, accountants and educational practitioners.
Ms Lucy Guilfoyle (Vice Chair of the Board)
Lucy is a former social worker of 36 years and NHS community mental health team manager. In addition, she has previously managed social workers in private sector forensic and adolescent units. She has extensive mental health and safeguarding experience in various London boroughs as well as private and public healthcare. She is also an experienced school governor.
Mrs Dippy Kharaud
Dippy is a freelance journalist having recently left the BBC as Head of Current Affairs in London. During her time at the BBC, Dippy mentored young people from diverse backgrounds and set-up high profile schemes to help disadvantaged young people get their first break into journalism. For the last ten years, she has combined her role as a journalist with sitting as a magistrate in Northwest London, both in the adult and Youth Courts. She was recently appointed by the Lord Chief Justice as a Diversity and Community Relations Magistrate and visits schools and colleges across London talking to students about the judicial system. Dippy went to school in Southall and strongly believes all children should be given the chance to achieve their potential.
Ms Prabhawati Tailor
Prabha was appointed as a Governor of Featherstone High School, in January 2023. She is a Southall resident, and part of the local community. Professionally, she has recently retired from BT as a Finance Business Partner, with 35 years experience working with different cultures, collaborating and coaching teams across the Globe and supporting the Senior Leadership Team. Prabha is committed to serving her community, especially in education as she has been a mentor to graduates and apprentices in BT. She is also part of the local residents’ groups and the Active community group which promotes health and well-being for adults and children.
Mr Davinder Anand
Davinder has been running the Brilliant Restaurant for the past 48 years and has been an integral part of the Southall community for this time. As well as running the restaurant which has, in recent times, been taken over by his son and daughter, Davinder has been the board secretary of the Shree Ram Mandir and also one of the directors of the Hindu council UK. He has a long association with Featherstone High School where he has been a school governor for 16 years.
Mr Nathan Walters (Executive Headteacher)
Nathan started at Featherstone High School in January 2023. Prior to this, Nathan was the Headteacher of a South London School for five years after being an Acting Headteacher at another school and a Deputy Headteacher. In total Nathan has been in education for over 20 years; Featherstone being his fifth school. Nathan has been on the senior team in four schools. Nathan has also been a governor at a high performing primary school for the last six years.
Dr Jan Moorhouse
Jan is an Academy Programme Director for Post Graduate Programmes at Roffey Park Institute, an independent research and education charity that specialises in leadership, change management and organisational development. Prior to her appointment at Roffey Park in September 2022, Jan was Head of Learning and Teaching at the Faculty of Business and Law, University of Roehampton. She has extensive experience in higher education, holding senior lecturer positions at University of Hertfordshire and the University of West London. Jan is also an experienced school governor.
Mr Zak Muneer
Zak is the Chief Operating Officer at LHC a not for profit purchasing consortium specialising in public sector procurement solutions. Zak is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and is a keen contributor to schools careers awareness days.
Mr Gerry Wadwa
Gerry has significant experience in educational leadership and management having served on 4 different senior leadership teams including as a Headteacher and Executive Headteacher. He has retired from Headship but is currently involved in training aspiring Headteachers through the National Professional Qualification for Headteachers and also works for the DfE in a voluntary capacity as a panel member on the Teacher Regulatory Authority.
School Improvement Consultant & Associate Trustee
Ms Fiona Oakley
Fiona is an experienced and highly effective English and literacy consultant who works across both the primary and secondary phase. She has huge expertise in developing and implementing literacy strategies in schools to raise attainment and help close the gap for disadvantaged students. Fiona is committed to a collaborative approach and encourages teachers and schools to work together, sharing best practice to support students to access the school curriculum. She is currently working with the National Literacy Trust and Ealing School Effectiveness Service.
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