We are proud of our team of dedicated professionals who work tirelessly to support us in achieving our goals. The Rosedale Hewens Academy Trust as sponsor, is responsible for a number of schools and colleges, including De Salis Studio College. As part of its remit, the Trust continues to drive up standards, being fully committed to the further development of its provision for its stakeholders. The De Salis Studio College Local Advisory (Governing) Body (LAB) is therefore required to meet formally each term before reporting to the Academy Board as part of Governance Day, involving the Members and Directors.
The LAB consists of community (co-opted) members, parents, guardians, carers and staff. The skills sets, expertise and commitment of each individual are fundamental, as the LAB is critical to the work of De Salis Studio College and overall governance arrangements of the Trust. Accordingly, the De Salis Studio College LAB is made up as follows:
Nicole Heard, Chair [email@example.com]
Stewart Duguid, Community
Fiona Ghoumamri, Parent
Paras Joshi, Community
Alison Moore, Principal
Ian O'Connor, Executive Principal
Ali Warsama, Parent
Nicole Heard is well rehearsed with the work of the Local Advisory Body at Parkside Studio College. With this in mind, she stepped into the role of Interim Chair to provide the necessary support whilst the new De Salis LAB is formed and roles embedded. As a former teacher herself, she is working to ensure effective and impactful governance through her participation in the Teach First ‘Governor Impact Programme’ – the organisation with whom she is now Strategy Manager. Through her business links and previous role as a Business Strategy Consultant at Accenture, a broad range of expertise is readily accessible to the Board.
[01.09.14 to 01.09.19] [No pecuniary interests declared]
As an IT Manager at BP, Stewart Duguid has first-hand experience of financial reporting requirements and risk management; he is qualified in both Business Continuity Management and also auditing management systems to ISO standards. With strong organisational skills, he has been highly successful in running his own business and also a diverse career with a number of multi-national organisations. Using his project management skills, he has demonstrated his ability to deliver complex projects to budget and on time. His business acumen will certainly benefit the work of the LAB as will his wider interest in rugby, both as a qualified referee and Level 2 coaching experience at Wasps.
[01.09.14 to 01.04.19] [No pecuniary interests declared]
As a parent of a student, Fiona Ghourmamri wishes to contribute fully to the life of the College. With a range of skills and experience gained through her role as PA/Business Administrator for British Airways, together with her Business Diploma and Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTTLS) Level 4 qualification, Fiona is significant to the group. As a sessional tutor of Business Administration and IT for Hillingdon Adult Education, she taught mainstream students and learners with difficulties. Now working as a market research interviewer, she dedicates her time to governance, bringing her experience of another local school outside of the Trust, to the LAB. Fiona also enjoys working on her allotment, growing flowers, herbs, fruit and vegetables.
[30.06.15 to 30.06.19] [No pecuniary interests declared]
Paras Joshi brings a range of skills to the LAB from the commercial sector; leading a cross functional team of highly skilled professionals to deliver targeted results, leveraging on commercial strategy, marketing, partnership collaboration and business development experience across the airline travel, customer loyalty, consumer goods and services sectors. As a keen supporter of charity organisations with a focus on supporting children, Paras is passionate about enabling future generations to access the best opportunities and seeks contribute to the success of the College.
[30.06.15 to 30.06.19] [No pecuniary interests declared]
Alison Moore is a current and practising Ofsted Inspector in addition to her role as Principal. She is a qualified teacher with a MA in Education. She has extensive teaching and leadership experience across the secondary sector, in schools, sixth form college and further education. Alison was previously a local authority Senior School Improvement Officer. Her specialisms are business studies and vocational education. She is a Justice of the Peace.
[01.09.14 to 01.09.24] [No pecuninary interests declared]
Ian O’Connor is passionate about standards and in his role as Executive Principal of the Secondary Phase, is ambitious for the students, recognising the importance of establishing a culture of excellence. His MSc in Computer Science, together with his professional background and National Professional Qualification in Headship (NPQH) means that he is well placed to oversee the delivery of the ICT strategy and manage on-going and sustained improvement across The Rosedale Hewens Academy Trust.
[01.09.14 to 01.09.24] [No pecuniary interests declared]
Ali Warsama has a keen interest in governance with two boys attending secondary school. Being part of school life, he is keen to support the staff to provide a good educational experience for all children. Involved in education since 2002, having founded four schools in East Africa, Ali has since been working in the higher education sector as a curriculum coordinator and online educational researcher. This has led to active participation in a global network of online educators which allows him continue to learn about two of the things he is extremely passionate about, education and technology.
[15.10.16 to 15.10.21] [No pecuniary interests declared]