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School Governors

The governing body, known as the Management Committee, meets termly and is supported by 2 committees, the Business and Curriculum committees. 

The table below shows all current members of London East AP Management Committee.


Position Held Other Commintments
Malcolm Reid
Chair Member of Business Committee
Senior Advisor, Cabinet Office

I joined the Management Committee in September 2013 and have been Chair since 2014. I am a local resident and got involved after hearing elsewhere about some of the fantastic work that London East Alternative Provision does. I currently work as a Senior Adviser in the Prime Minister's Implementation Unit in the Cabinet Office, and prior to that worked in the private sector as a management consultant. 

Kerrigen Marriner LA Appointed Member Link for Safeguarding & Looked After Children
Head of Support for Learning Services, LBTH

I became an Associate Member of the GB in March 2016 and a permanent member in January 2017.

I am the Local Authority governor and represent Tower Hamlets Education and Partnerships directorate. I am also the Chair of the Fair Access Panel which ensures that all children in Tower Hamlets that transfer schools as a result of a Managed Move or an exclusion, or who come into the borough from elsewhere and need additional support have access to a high quality educational placement. I therefore work very closely with London East AP as part of my day-to-day work and they are equally members of the FAP panel.

I have worked in Tower Hamlets for over 12 years and I am really committed to helping schools and families to access the best possible support to ensure great outcomes.

Astrid Schon Headteacher Member of Business and Curriculum Committees (ex officio)

I became Head teacher of London East Alternative Provision in September 2016.

I have previously been a Head teacher in two mainstream schools and have worked in London throughout my career. I am absolutely committed to supporting pupils to achieve their potential despite the challenges so many face. At London East we are transforming lives and I am proud to be part of this success. I am very lucky to work with such a supportive and skilled Management Committee.

Remi Dada Teacher  
With over 6 years of Teaching experience in Further Education and within Alternative Provisions, Ms Anike Remi Dada began working for London East Alternative Provision in 2015. Ms Dada introduced and continues to develop the Hair and Beauty programme; as the newest addition to the Vocational curriculum, at the LEAP Tommy Flowers Centre. She strives to deliver the Hair and Beauty curriculum in a safe and accessible way and to cultivate a competitive, relaxed environment to participate in, so that its many benefits can be appreciated by the Learners. She has forged valuable partnerships in the local community, helping to build the learners awareness on key social issues examples of these are working towards achieving economic wellbeing, securing KS4 qualifications and improving their opportunities through their post 16 transition. In 2016 she was nominated to represent the voice of the staff body at LEAP and joined the Governing Body as the Staff representative, the position in which she still holds today. 
Jemima Reilly Co-opted  Headteacher Morpeth Secondary School 

I have worked at Morpeth Secondary School for over twenty years, as Headteacher for the past five. As a close neighbour of London East AP we have often worked together to support the young people in our care and I look forward to strengthening that relationship and developing my understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing the school. Equally, I think I will bring a useful perspective and hope to be able to support in the exciting times which undoubtedly lie ahead. 

Sina Akter Parent  


David Jones Community Member of Business Committee

I have lived and worked in Tower Hamlets for over ten years and I have seen the changes that borough has been through, most noticeably within education. I am a Deputy Headteacher at a local secondary school and my main focus there is on improving behaviour and developing opportunities for young people. As well as being a governor at LEAP I am also governor at a local primary school for the past three years and enjoy the challenge and diversity that comes from working across three different sectors of education.

During my time as a pastoral leader I have worked closely with LEAP and other providers of alternative provision and have seen that AP gives young people more pathways to follow into their future; I believe that Tower Hamlets is very lucky to have a provision like LEAP to call upon and I am proud to now be a part of it.

Helen Byrne Co-opted Chair of Business Committee

I am currently a Programme Director in the Strategy team at Barts Health NHS Trust. I have worked at the Trust for 5 years, and was previously Director of Operations at Whipps Cross hospital 

I joined the GB in March 2016, having heard about it through the Royal London Hospital school, which is part of London East AP. I felt I wanted to give something back in the LB of Tower Hamlets given the population profile and the number of young people in the Borough. I wanted to play a part in alternative provision as opposed to mainstream. 

Jenny Miller Community Member of Business Committee


Asad Muzammal Clerk
Asad is a highly experienced Local Authority Governor Services Officer, with several years of clerking experience covering all types and phases of schools.  Asad is also able to support the Management Committee through drawing on his experiences as a current school Governor, as a previous member of a LA Children Services Scrutiny Committee and LA Schools Funding Forum and his previous role as a School Business Manager. Asad is a trustee of a National Charity (Tax Volunteers) and also supports the local community by organising regular cycle rides in the area through his work with British Cycling.


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