Local School Board

There are two levels of Governance – The first is the Big Education Trustees and the other is our Local School Board which is our Community Panel. This panel represents the parent body and other community partners.

Chair of Trustees

Andrew Thraves
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Chair of Governors

Contact address:
Surrey Square Primary School
Surrey Square,
London,
SE17 2JY

Matt Morden

Headteacher

Matt is a keen musician and performer. You can often find him ‘treading the boards’ at the Bridewell Theatre.

Being a governor means that I have a deep understanding of all the mechanics that go on behind the scenes in order to keep a school running effectively. It is great to be part of a team that works together towards the same goal and vision – ensuring excellence for all children at Surrey Square.

Simonette Sesay

Parent governor

Sam Brookes

Chair of Governors

I am a freelance writer, composer and teacher, and live near the school. Our daughter attends SSQ, and I love being a part of the Local School Board – resolving problems, posing questions and supporting the staff. Away from work and the LSB, I love gardening.

Matt Bowman

Community Governor

Ernest Boadu

Community Governor

Ernest Boadu is a fraud strategy product manager at Chase UK, the digital bank recently launched by J.P. Morgan Chase, helping to build controls and processes to protect both its customers and the bank.

Prior to J.P. Morgan, Ernest worked as a management consultant with premier consulting firms including Deloitte and Ernst & Young across several projects, implementing streamlined operations for major clients through the restructuring and engineering of their internal systems and processes.

Ernest’s passion for education stems from his desire to raise the aspirations of students, particularly those from minority backgrounds. This has seen him volunteer with a couple of primary and secondary schools in London.

Similarly, his passion for capacity building sees Ernest serve his local community as a pastor with great emphasis on leadership development and wealth creation.

Nicola Noble

Headteacher

Nicola is the Co-Headteacher of Surrey Square Primary School, having worked as co-head with Liz Robinson from 2014-2018. Nicola is a passionate teacher, rooted in the potential of every child, and always looking for engaging and meaningful contexts for learning. Among many things, she has lead the development of Surrey Square’s approach to ‘REAL’ project based learning, and brought the values to life with the design of the values characters.

Nicola has worked extensively as a coach and trainer, notably devising and running a DfE funded programme for women leaders, with the Southwark Teaching School Alliance in 2016-18. Nicola is mum to three children and works flexibly in her role.

Kelly Rowles

Staff Governor

Katy Bello

Staff Governor

Afruja Khanom

Afruja Khanom