Local Governing Body

MR PAUL O’KELLY

Retired in 2015 after 37 Years with Ford Motor Company and Visteon holding various jobs in procurement and logistics within both companies. Paul was promoted to buyer and then Purchasing Manager, responsible for Facilities Management across 15 European sites with a $2bn budget. Paul was elected as a Parent Governor of Frances Bardsley School for Girls in 2004 and was co-opted as a Governor in 2008.  Paul served on the Finance and Facilities, Curriculum Welfare and Pay and Personnel committees and was elected chair of Curriculum and Welfare committee in 2010 and have served continuously since.  Paul has participated in several project committees during the period for building projects such as the sixth form centre and the new Library and has participated and chaired additional committees for staff disciplinary appeals as required.  Paul is the Secretary of the Romford Youth tenpin bowling club based at City Limits and he is a qualified tenpin bowling coach participating in national and county events annually.

 

MRS ANNA HAWKINS

Anna qualified as a general nurse in 1995 and gained a BA (Hons) in 1998. Anna has worked at King George Hospital since 1997 and as a clinical nurse specialist in endocrinology for over 15 years.  Anna also works as a part time practice manager for a medical clinic.

Anna has served 4 years as a Parent Governor for Southwood Primary in Dagenham until 2012 when in 2014 she became a Parent Governor at Frances Bardsley Academy.

 

MRS DENISE GREEN

Denise has been a parent governor of FBA since November 2013 and was a parent governor for Wykeham Primary School prior to this.  Denise has spent approximately 30 years working in Financial Services Regulation mainly as a front line supervisor of authorised firms.  She commenced her career at the London Stock Exchange in the Surveillance Department regulating Stockbrokers.  Following the introduction by Parliament of the Financial Services Act in 1987 her role was moved to The Securities Association that later merged with the Association of Futures Brokers and Dealers (becoming the Securities and Futures Authority).  As a result of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 Denise moved across to The Financial Services Authority and following the Financial Services Act 2012 which created a new regulatory framework split between the Bank of England’s prudential arm – the Prudential Regulatory Authority and the Financial Conduct Authority Denise moved over to the FCA.  Denise currently manages a team within the Investment Management Department of the Financial Conduct Authority regulating Custodian Banks, Asset Managers and Private Wealth companies and is based in Canary Wharf, London. 

 

REVEREND FATHER RODERICK S P HINGLEY

Father Hingley has been a priest in The Church of England for 40 years.  A graduate of St Chad’s College in the University of Durham he completed this Theological Training at St Stephen’s House, Oxford. Having moved around the country experiencing industrial, rural and urban ministry, Father Hingley has been the vicar of St Alban, Protomartyr, Romford for 25 years. 

Father Hingley has been a Governor at Frances Bardsley since 1996 and Chairman of Governors from 2008.  In 2013 the Frances Bardsley Academy for Girls joined The Chelmsford Diocesan Board of Education Affiliated Schools Scheme.  He has been a Governor of Squirrels Heath Junior School since 2004.  Until its closure in 2009 Father Hingley as a Governor of The Manor Primary School for 13 years, 10 of which he was Chairman of Governors.

Engaged in the life of the local community and beyond, Father Hingley has been Chaplain to and an Executive Committee member of The Havering Chamber of Commerce and Industry since 1996.  He has served as Chaplin to The Mayor of Havering 2012-13.

St Alban’s Romford is a leading major Commissioner of Outstanding Contemporary Ecclesiastical Art holding twenty-three Design Awards. 

 

 

MR TONY MORGAN

Tony worked for a major UK clearing bank for 31 years where he gained his ACIB banking Diploma and rose to the position of Senior Business Manager. Tony has experience in analysing business plans and lending propositions and arranging finance for the Bank's business customers. Tony spent 2 years working in the Bank's Major Corporates Team where he was involved in putting in place multi million pound financial packages for major international corporates. During this time Tony also enjoyed a 3 year secondment to the Inter Bank Research Organisation which was a consulting "think tank" funded by all of the UK clearing banks and worked on major projects of interest to the financial industry as a whole covering such areas as the setting up of a debit card payment system and cash availability systems in the UK.

Tony is currently a manager of the Witness Service at Romford Magistrates' Court where he leads a team responsible for supporting witnesses through the Criminal Justice System with particular emphasis on the process of giving evidence at a criminal trial

Tony joined the Governing Body of FBA 20 years ago, initially as a parent governor and then a community governor and subsequently a partnership governor. He has been a member of several working parties including a small group tasked with looking at a PFI project to merge the 2 previous school sites onto the one site that the Academy currently occupies.

Tony currently sits on a number of the Academy's sub-committees including Finance and Facilities which he chaired for a number of years before taking on the role of chair of the Pay & Personnel Committee.

 

MR ROB BRISTOW

Rob has been a Governor at FBA since 2013 and also sits on the LIFE Education Trust Standards Committee.

He is currently serving as a Vice Principal in an East London school where his duties include Teaching and Learning, staff CPD and NQT development along with work scrutiny, safeguarding, behaviour management, attendance, assessment and reporting with an additional current responsibility for the Sixth Form.  He has also worked in a County Education Department developing 14-19 curriculum and as a School’s Commissioner.

Building on his first career in Industrial Computing, he trained as a Technology Teacher and has taught ICT, Engineering, EPQ, PE and PSHE. His teaching qualifications include a BSc, PGCE and NPQH and has taught in 3 schools.

As a member of a Christian Outward Bound Centre in North Wales, he is committed to extending young people’s experience of the outdoor world with all its challenges and opportunities for character building and leadership training. He has arranged and led sailing trips, outward bound activity weeks, mountain biking and a wide range of sports activities during his teaching career. Leading the ‘First Give’ charity programme in his school with Sixth Form students is also a keen interest, as it enables young people to engage in local groups that serve the needy in society. He is qualified as a sailing instructor through the RYA.

 

MRS LOUISE BOXER

Louise holds a BA in Informal and Community Education from the University of Kent.  With 23 years’ experience working with vulnerable children, Louise has worked in a range of settings including children’s homes, after school clubs and alternative provisions in Essex, Redbridge, Waltham Forest and Havering Boroughs.

Since 2002, Louise has worked at the London Borough of Havering as a Children’s Rights Advocate, a Mentoring and Befriending Co-ordinator and is now the Vulnerable Children’s Co-ordinator working with primary and secondary schools in Havering to maximise the engagement in education of the Borough’s most vulnerable young people and those at risk of exclusion. 

 

MRS ALISON PEACE

Alison holds a BSc(Hons) in Computer Software Technology from the University of Bath.  Following graduation Alison worked at Barclays Capital as an Associate Director in the Risk IT department.  Whilst raising her family, she sought to use her skills and background to support and develop young people (particularly in the digital subjects) and was a Parent Governor at Gidea Park Primary School. After various voluntary and paid roles in teaching & learning at Elutec and Havering Adult College, Alison is now an Assistant Data & Examinations Officer at Marshalls Park Academy.

 

MRS ANDRIA SCANTLEBURY

Andria holds a LLB(Hons) in Law from the University of East London and is currently working for the Crown Prosecution Service as Senior Crown Prosecutor and is also on the Recruitment Panel.  Prior to this appointment Andria worked in various Chambers and solicitors.  Andria is also a Governor at Crownfield Junior School and was co-opted to the LIFE Education Trust Finance & Facilities Committee during 2017-18.

 

CLLR NISHA PATEL

Nisha was born in Tanzania and finished her schooling there and went on to University in India where she graduated with a degree in child development working with mentally handicapped children.  Nisha has been married for 38 years to Cllr Dilip Patel who currently serves the borough as Mayor

Nisha has been running a small business with her husband in Collier Row for the last twenty seven years and is currently a Councillor for Romford Town and Mayoress for Havering.

Nisha is a senior member of the Lions Club International; largest voluntary service organisation in the world where she has taken the lead in organising fundraisers for numerous local, national and international causes. She has two daughters who are both doctors, one of whom  is a surgeon at King George’s Hospital and the other daughter is training to be a General Practitioner.

Nisha enjoys travelling, reading, enjoys sports and loves cooking. She is very passionate about helping those less fortunate than ourselves.

Vacancies

  • Teacher Of English


    We are looking for a Teacher of English READ MORE

  • Havering Teacher Training Partnership


    We are a teacher training provider training teachers for the future. READ MORE

  • The Jack Petchey Foundation
  • Specialist Schools Trust
  • Sport England
  • Church of England Affiliation Scheme
  • The Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • Healthy Schools
  • LIFE Education
  • Ofsted Good