Robinsfield School Governors
The Board of Governors exists to help provide strategic direction for the School, and to ensure that the school is providing a high standard of education for its students. We work alongside the Head Teacher, Naomi Leaver, and her Senior Leadership Team in working towards the School’s aims and priorities.
The last academic year we worked very hard with Naomi to forge a new path for Robinsfield which would help secure its future leadership and economic viability. This resulted in a formal collaboration with George Eliot School and the appointment of Naomi as substantive head of George Eliot whilst continuing in post as executive Head at Robinsfield. Lorraine Hardy was promoted to Head of School and we are delighted that this has helped us to retain her expertise. This arrangement took effect at the beginning of the Autumn term in 2016. Robinsfield is a consistently strong and good school that is well led and managed and we are confident that there will be many additional benefits to this collaboration for both Schools and in the wider community.
Naomi Leaver – Headteacher
Aidan Platten – Vice Chair of Governors
My name is Tijen Acaroglu. I am a community governor. I love being able to help and add value to Robinsfield’s teachers and little pupils. I have finance and banking background but now I am more interested in teaching and education.
My name is Nicola Bustin and I am the Chair of Governors. I work very closely with Naomi and the Senior Leadership team to deliver the best possible educational experience to the children of Robinsfield School. I am a Solicitor and I am passionate about sport.
Judeen Schellenberg – Both my children attended Robinsfield and have many wonderful memories. I believe that a child’s introduction to school plays a strong role in developing confidence, an inquisitive mind and healthy friendships. My professional background in is teaching and it brings me great joy to see children flourish at school.
Angus McGowan – I am parent of three children who are past or present students of Robinsfield. Originally a solicitor, I now work in merger and integration roles, primarily in the financial technology sector. I became a parent governor to support the school’s goal of creating an educational environment that allows students to thrive in both personal and academic aspects. I also serve as a Trustee of the St Johns Wood Adventure Playground.
My name is Will Byard and I am a Staff Governor. I am a year 2 class teacher, Teaching & Learning Lead, and Computing Lead. I have been teaching at Robinsfield for six years and am proud to be part of a team that promotes high aspirations for all our pupils. As a staff governor I hope to serve as a link between the staff and the governing body to ensure that the children of Robinsfield are well supported to reach their full potential as confident and independent learners.