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Meet the Governors

Sally Weeks
Sally feels privileged to be Head Teacher at Poverest Primary School. She believes that all children should be equipped with the knowledge and skills to enable them to have choice in their lives through gaining good qualifications. Sally has worked in education for 22 years, teaching at Crofton Junior School for 5½ years then Leesons Primary School where, as Deputy Head Teacher, she helped lead the school to be judged ‘good’ at it's last Ofsted inspection. She has been at Poverest for six years now, moving the school from Requires Improvement to Good with outstanding features for the last two inspections.

Kevin Graham
Kevin is an (ISC)² certified information systems security professional (CISSP) and director of a local business delivering professional services in support of regulatory standards and technology security. His family have been involved in the life of the school for more than six years. Kevin has a keen interest in education, especially for the individual, and has some background in aptitude development in the world of work. As a governor he hopes to continue supporting the school to deliver the best possible opportunities for all.

Amelia Willis

Amelia is a parent governor with one child at the school and another due to start shortly. She is a Chartered Accountant with more than 10 years experience in the financial and value for money audit of central government accounts. She is keen to help ensure that the highest level of education is available to our young people, whilst ensuring that public money is spent wisely.

Sam Haylen

Sam is a parent governor with two daughters at the school. He is a civil servant of more than 15 years and specialises in developing policy and advising government Ministers on the subject of sport. He is passionate in wanting to see the school realise its full potential, and for him that means providing the very best education and learning skills for all its young pupils.   

Grant Martin

Grant Martin is a Data Analytics consultant for KPMG, a Chartered Accountant and a Certified Information Systems Auditor. He is the son of a retired headmistress and the husband of a secondary school teacher as well as the father of two young children. This means he is constantly surrounded by education. He lives in Penge and is a keen cyclist.

Trevor Baughan

Trevor is a parent governor with two daughters at the school.  He has nearly 30 years experience working in ticketing and IT within the theatre industry in London's West End. Wanting to give children the best start possible in life, he is eager to support the school and work to help all those involved at Poverest.‚Äč

Michael Parker

Michael is an educationalist, geographer and experienced school governor. He is a creative thinker, who values people who both accept and respond to the challenging demands of genuine education. He is aware of the need to provide the best possible learning environments, required by teachers, in order to stimulate student curiosity and facilitate personal progress. Michael lives locally and has been co-opted onto the Poverest Board as a community governor.

Julie Nemeth

With over 20 years experience working within a main stream secondary school  Academy Trust including a sponsored primary school, Julie has extensive working knowledge and practical experience of Human Resources, premises and facilities management, technology support, finance and administration.  She is all too familiar with the challenges faced on a daily basis by staff and senior management and  the important role school governors play in providing an impartial point of view, as well as invaluable support and guidance.

Sue Tysall

Sue is a co-opted governor and has over 18 years’ experience as a Headteacher in the Alternative Provision Sector of Education. She has an extensive knowledge of Primary, Secondary and Special Schools’ education, and is familiar with all the challenges faced on a daily basis by both staff and Senior Leadership Teams, as well as the importance of the role that governors play in ­all pupils’ outcomes. Sue is passionate about all pupils’ realising their full potential and offering opportunities for them to succeed within the education system.