Our Governing Body

Roger Deadman – Trust Appointed Chair of Governors

I was educated in Havering and Nottingham University, before working in central Africa for several years.

On returning to the UK I worked in insurance for 2 years before starting out in my career teaching. I taught science, mainly chemistry and physics in a number of London Borough schools, eventually becoming a deputy head.

Since retiring some 5 years ago I have worked on the governing body of 3 schools, now all sponsored academies with REAch2. I am also a regional ambassador for the East Anglian Regional Board for REAch2.

I wanted to become a governor to continue my work in education improving the life chances of all pupils. I will continue my work in supporting and challenging the academy to provide a first class education for all of its pupils.

Carole Webb- Trust Appointed Vice Chair of Governors

I have for many years been connected with Dorothy Barley Junior Academy and my own children attended the school.  I first became a Governor,  Parent Helper and Midday Supervisor at the Infant School and then made the decision to become a Governor at the Junior School

Brenda Goodwin – Co-opted Governor

I first started my career as a NHS nurse for many years before making a career change into secondary education.

I have taught for 41 years as a PE/SEN teacher in the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham.

I have won numerous awards for outstanding teacher as well as the Jack Petchy award of excellence.

During my teaching career I became a staff governor then moving on to a governor of an Infant school, where I took on many roles such as vice chairman, SEN governor, safe guarding, child protection and finance.

Since retiring 2 years ago I have continued supporting SEN pupils with numerous sporting events to help them overcome challenging obstacles and fulfil their dreams.

Due to my willingness to continue in education I have accepted the position of exam invigilator where I remain supporting SEN Students to achieve their GCSE and A- level qualifications.

Vacancy – Parent Governor 

Vacancy – Parent Governor

Wunmi Agunbiade – Trust Appointed Governor 

I am a management accountant with over 20 years’ experience; 18 years of which has been gained in the higher education sector.

I also have certificates in CIEH and NEBOSH coupled with practical H&S knowledge gained in my role as being Facilities Manager and Departmental Safety Officer (DSO) for the past 6 years. I conduct ‘Day one inductions’ for all new staff; coordinate and lead H&S inspection of six campus libraries.

I have four children – two of which are graduates of Westminster and Brunei Universities respectively; the third is attending Dagenham Park (C of E) secondary School; while the last is just starting at John Perry Primary School.

I have so much interest in children welfare, wellbeing and am quite keen for them to achieve success in whatever they chose to be in life. Though, I have been living in the UK for over 30 years, whilst in Nigeria I was a proud and successful scouts leader which shows I have always had a keen interest in children and youth being active, creative, building self-confidence, self-reliance and understanding of the importance of education.

Miss C Leicester – Headteacher  
Mrs A Clarke – Staff Appointed Governor
Mr O Gokdemir – Staff Appointed Governor

LGB Meeting Schedule 2019-2020

Governor Meeting Schedule 2019-2020

Governor roles and responsibilities 2018-2019

DBJA Governor Roles and Responsibilities 2018-2019.pdf

Governor Attendance at Meetings 2018-2019

Governor attendance at meetings 2018-2019

Declarations of Interest 2017-2018

Declarations of Interest 2017-2018.pdf

Governor Attendance at Meetings 2016-2017

DBJA attendance 2016-2017 meetings.pdf

Additional Information about REAch2 Governance

REAch2 Trust Governance Information.pdf