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.
Olabisi Amao- Trust Appointed Governor
I currently work as Student Financial Support within higher education and have been doing this for over 5 years.
Having completed a masters in Youth and Community work and being a parent, I have a great interest in supporting children and young people with their life aspirations and believe that receiving a great education is the stepping stone towards this.
As a new school governor, I want to use my skills and experience to bring new perspectives and potentially adapt the delivery of key skills according to each child’s needs to help them achieve the best results.
Miss C Leicester – Headteacher
Mrs A Clarke – Staff Appointed Governor
Mr O Gokdemir – Staff Appointed Governor