Sue O’Halloran, Chair of Governors and Safeguarding Governor
I became a Local Authority appointed Governor in 2014. I had the honour of being elected as Chair in 2018.
My commitment to Special Educational Needs started early in my career when I was a lecturer and manager in London Further Education colleges, where I both taught and had management oversight of special education.
After a few years as a college Vice Principal, I moved into policy and advisory work with the Association Of Colleges.
I have a young close family member who is autistic, and I appreciate the crucial role of good schooling as well as the impact on family life.
I live locally and have daughters and grandchildren.
Pete Korniczky, Vice chair
I started off in publishing with an advertising and marketing background, before moving into senior management and a board position, where I helped manage a successful MBO, funded by venture capital, from our PLC holding company. Having left the business world some 15 years ago, I now manage a small residential property management company. As a parent of a daughter at Mapledown, I have always been keen to show my appreciation and support for the school and its community, and this forms the basis of my participation on the Mapledown Board of Governors which is my second school Governorship role.''
Judy Meshulam, Former Parent Governor and Associate Governor
I have been involved with Mapledown since 2001 when our beautiful foster daughter with PMLD joined the school. I became a parent governor to offer my experience as a means of supporting this excellent school. ”
I have worked with people with disabilities for almost 40 years. My motto is “treat others as you would wish to be treated yourself."
I am also involved as a consultant for a care agency that supports Holocaust survivors, the elderly and families with children with additional needs.
Lana Nwosu, Parent Governor
I am passionate about advocating for inclusive education for all special needs children. I intend to actively support Mapledown School in its mission of working and learning together. I have held a variety of executive positions in the public and private sectors, including that of a management consultant at Deloitte and a strategic leader responsible for policy oversight and financial stewardship. I have two children and my son attends Mapledown School.
Katy Minshall, Co-opted Governor
I am currently on maternity leave from Twitter, where I am Director of U.K. Public Policy.
Since joining Twitter in 2018, I have worked on a range of areas, from online safety to government regulation. Prior to Twitter, I was a civil servant in the Cabinet Office, and previously worked as a parliamentary researcher, where I focused on education policy among other areas of public policy.
I live locally with my wife Emily and our daughter.
Annual Statement 2023-24
The Governing Body have scrutinised several key areas in the past year. This scrutiny requires establishing a committee structure and appointing a Chair for each committee. Additionally, we must ensure we are representative, i.e. quorate, to ensure compliance.
The School Improvement Committee meetings focussed on the curriculum, pupil attainment, remote learning, catch up and the quality and consistency of teaching and learning.
The Finance Committee focused on the budget, staffing, along with the cost-of-living crisis, keeping a close eye on inflation which has impacted on all organisations, including our own school’s.
The Health and Safety and Premises Committees focussed on the premises work that needed to be undertaken, particularly looking at several audits of various parts of the school , which resulted in works that were undertaken by specialists (including our hydro pool and our sports equipment), health and safety in school and safeguarding processes.
*Sue O’Halloran (Chair)
*Pete Korniczky (Vice-Chair)
Meeting dates 2023-2024:
FGB: 13th November, 25th March, 10th June
SIP:9th October, 4th March, 13th May
H&S: 16th October, 4th March, 13th May
Finance: 19th October, 14th March, 16th May
Meeting attendance: see attached Attendance record
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