Albion Primary School

Our Governors

The governing body provides strategic leadership and accountability in schools.

Governors

Richard Page-Jones (Chair)

Karen Delaney (Vice-chair)

Karl Bardouille (Headteacher)

Jacqui Lawrence

Kath Whittam

Simon Treacy

Ivan Ibuno

Isabella Longwill

Abigail Layton

Theo Gavrielides

Dionne Amoo

Lee Paterson

Jen Thornton

It has three key functions:

  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent
  • Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils
  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
 

Key Information

Governor Information 2021-2022Committee Membership 2021-2022Link Governors 2021-2022Governing Body Meeting Attendance 2020-2021

Key Information (Pre 2021)

Governor Information 2020-2021

Committee Membership 2020-2021

Link Governors 2020-2021

Governor Attendance 2019-2020

About our governors:

Richard Page-Jones (Chair)
Richard has been a governor at Albion School for 15 years.  He is Chair of Governors and previously chaired the Curriculum and Achievement group and led on the school rebuild.  He is a community governor and his special interests include local engagement, the environment, literacy and history.  In his professional life Richard was a teacher, an Her Majesty’s Inspector of Schools and served in government as a Director at the Prime Minister’s Delivery Unit.
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Karen Delaney (Vice-chair)
Karen has been a governor at Albion Primary School for nearly twenty years, serving as Chair for many years and now as Vice-Chair.  She also chairs the Curriculum & Achievement Committee and is a member of the Finance Committee.    Her areas of special interest include safeguarding and the mental health and well-being of children, teachers and staff. Karen is a former pupil and is married with one son who is also a former pupil.  She is a Chartered Information Professional and works in the legal sector.
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Karl Bardouille (Headteacher)
Karl joined Albion Primary School in September 2018 as the Headteacher. He has previously been a governor for 4 years in an Outstanding school in East London. His educational philosophy is based on his uncompromising belief that all pupils can learn, given a positive learning environment, strong and knowledgeable leadership, a committed and focused educational team, an encouraging community and a supportive family. His vision is to create memorable experiences for children where they are able to harness their emotions with the skills learnt to ultimately have a positive impact on their future in this ever evolving world.
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Jacqui Lawrence
Jacqui has been a Southwark school governor since 2006, joining Albion as a parent governor in 2010 and now she is a Local Authority Governor.Jacqui is a member of the resources committee, parent and community and strategic planning committees. She is also the specialist SEN governor and is one of the Safeguarding governors.
Jacqui is a social worker within children and families and has a special interest in connecting social care and education and the well being of staff and pupils.
Jacqui has a daughter who attended Albion Primary School . She us an active member of her community and enjoys contributing to making a difference.
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Kath Whittam
Past Mayor of Southwark Cllr Kath Whittam has a long record as a community activist. From serving as Chair of her Safer Neighbourhood Ward Panel, private residents’ representative on the Canada Water Campaign Forum, and Chair of the Rotherhithe Under 5’s Group at Time and Talents as her earlier involvement in the community she has lived in since 1987. Her lifelong interest in the natural environment saw her become a Friend of Lavender Pond and Russia Dock Woodland, and she was the manager of Surrey docks farm. She has also been a very active member of The Amicable Society working with other members on the conservation of the two historic statues standing proud above the old Free School in Rotherhithe to restore their paintwork and brighten their traditional ‘bluecoats’. Meanwhile her commitment to education after teaching science for 16 years, has continued in her role as School Governor first at Redriff School, Bacons College as parent governor and now Albion Primary School.  Since 2014 she has been an elected councillor for Rotherhithe Ward.
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Ivan Ibuno
Ivan was elected as a parent governor in 2009 and chaired that committee till 2017. He continues to serve in various committees including ad-hoc committees. His areas of special interest include raising achievement for all children and parental involvement, with a passion to see the school has a strong relationship with the local community. Ivan has four children, the youngest three attended Albion Primary School. He currently works for the NHS (Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Foundation Trust) in the Spiritual HealthCare department as a HealthCare Chaplain and Administrator of the department.
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Isabella Longwill
Isabella was  elected  as  a  parent  governor  in  2019.    She chairs  the  Parent, Pupil and Community committee, and  is  a  member of the Curriculum and Achievement  committee, where she is the link governor for Science and Creative and Performing Arts.
Isabella is actively involved in the Albion Parents and Carers Community, which organised the Summer and Winter fairs to raise money to improve the school facilities, as well as strengthening parent and community involvement with the school.
Isabella  has  two  children, who are currently in Reception and Year 2 at Albion. She previously worked as a teacher at a local secondary school, where she was Head of Science and Head of Year.
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Abigail Layton
Abigail has been a staff governor since March 2020. She has been part of the Albion team since September 2017 and is currently a year 5 class teacher, alongside her role as a middle leader as curriculum lead for English. She is a member of the curriculum committee and her areas of special interest include raising achievement for all children in reading and writing.
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Theo Gavrielides
Dr. Theo Gavrielides is the Founder and Director of the Restorative Justice for All (RJ4All) International Institute, and The IARS International Institute. Dr. Gavrielides is also a Visiting Professor at the University of East London, Distinguished Policy Fellow at the School of Regulation and Global Governance (REGNet), Australian National University, an Adjunct Professor at the School of Criminology of Simon Fraser University (Canada) as well as a Visiting Professor at Buckinghamshire New University (UK). Some of his volunteering roles include being a trustee of the Anne Frank Trust, a Governor at Albion Primary School, and as a Member of the Scrutiny and Involvement Panel of the Crown Prosecution Service. He obtained a Doctorate in Law from the London School of Economics and Political Science (PhD, 2005) and a Masters in Human Rights Law from Nottingham University (LL.M in Human Rights Law, 2000). He graduated from the Faculty of Laws of the National University of Athens and practised law at Gavrielides & Co.
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Simon Treacy
Simon has been an Albion governor since September 2021. He is the father of 2 boys. He works as a lawyer in the finance sector and hopes to use his legal skills to help Albion manage legal risks and contribute to oversight and governance.

Simon also has experience of working in different aspects of education. He has volunteered for the charity IPSEA as a Tribunal Support Worker, where he helped parents of children with SEN access the support their children need. He have previous experience of teaching English as a foreign language.

He is looking forward to working with Albion to make sure all the children at the school achieve their full potential.
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Dionne Amoo
Dionne is  passionate about education, mental health and wellbeing, and helping children reach their fullest potential.

Dionne come from a Marketing and Business Development background, and in her current job, she manages the Business Development function of a top 13 Accounting and Business Advisory Firm Moore Kingston Smith. Her role involves strategic development; team management; process development; data and management information; client care; budget management; amongst other things.

 Dionne also volunteer for a charity called Counter-Col Network, working with the Trustees and other Committee members to decide the organisation's strategic direction and supporting the implementation of agreed plans.

Dionne curated ‘Words from a Black Woman’ where she shares her thoughts and experiences as a black woman and offers support through strong calls to action. She aim to help other black women navigate their life journeys in ways that ensure they reach their full potential whilst remaining mentally balanced.

Dionne hopes to bring all the skills she has acquired over her career to help Albion continue to strengthen its position as an exceptional provider of education.
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Lee Paterson
Lee has been an Albion Primary School Governor since 2017, in that time he has been chair of the Parents and Community Committee and now chair of the Resources Committee. He has two children that attend Albion in Year 3 and 4. Lee brings a breadth of experience, he is a project manager and works in the City.
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Jen Thornton
Jen is a communications and policy professional, working in the head office of a trade union. She has previously worked in the arts, charity and political sectors including as Head of Office to a Member of Parliament. As a campaigner she is active in the local community, using her skills to support neighbours on her estate and taking part in wider community campaigns alongside local elected representatives. Jen has been a community governor at Albion since 2020, sits on the Pupils, Parents & Community committee and is Link Governor for behaviour and attitudes.
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