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Local Governing Body
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Rebecca Cramer
Rebecca Cramer
Executive Headteacher

Rebecca worked in three London schools prior to founding Reach Academy Feltham with Ed Vainker and Jon McGoh. She is passionate about ensuring that all children have the life opportunities they deserve and works relentlessly to achieve this goal. Rebecca has been influenced by visits to schools around the world. She studied Geography at the University of Bristol and trained to teach through the Teach First programme. In 2018 Rebecca was named a top-50 finalist in the $1million Global Teacher Prize.

She currently co-chairs Heads Forward, the network of Teach First Ambassador Headteachers. Rebecca also sits on the DfE Mental Health RCTs (Education for Well-being) Advisory Group and is a Trustee of First Give, a charity inspiring young people to engage with social action. Rebecca lives in Richmond with her husband Max and two young sons, Rafe and Finn.  

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Tom Sawbridge
Tom Sawbridge
Chair of the LGB

Tom is a teacher by profession and he is currently Vice Principal at Ark Academy, Wembley. He is the Chair of the LGB and a trustee of the MAT. Tom is passionate about Reach Academy’s goal to provide all pupils with the opportunity to go to university if they wish and to live happy, healthy and productive lives. He studied History at Brasenose College, Oxford, and has Masters degrees in Comparative Politics from LSE and Educational Leadership from the Institute of Education. He lives in Harrow with his wife Mona.

Tom was appointed as Chair of the LGB in September 2018. The term of office for local governors  is 4 years. In 2019/20 Tom has attended 4 out of 4 meetings. 

Email: tom.sawbridge@reachacademy.org.uk

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Emma Luxton
Emma Luxton

Emma is a mother of two, the eldest in Year 7 and the youngest in Year 5. Emma works for the Serious Fraud Office and is a solicitor. 

Emma is a trustee of the MAT also sits on the LGB and is the governor for safeguarding and looked after children. In 2019/20 Emma has attended 4 out of 4 meetings. Emma was appointed in June 2016 and her term of office has been extended to June 2024. 

 

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Yazmin
Yazmin Kemal
Staff Governor

Yazmin was elected as a staff governor in May 2021  and sits on the RAF Local Governing Body, her term of office is 4 years until May 2025. Yazmin is an Associate Assistant Headteacher at Reach Academy Feltham.

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Katrina Baker
Katrina Baker
Parent Governor

Katrina was elected as parent governor in June 2018 and sits on the RAF Local Governing Body. Her term of office is 4 years until June 2022. 

Katrina has 15 years’ experience working within the charitable sector,  specialising in environmental and social regeneration. She has experience in strategic management and finance, community involvement and safeguarding.

As a parent Governor Katrina hopes to champion the views of parents and support the school to maintain its high standards, so that all children fulfil their potential throughout their RAF journey and beyond. 
Katrina has a son at RAF, currently in phase 2. 

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Mark Nicholson
Mark Nicholson

Mark is an Assistant Headteacher at Hampton School.

Mark's term as a local governor started in September 2018. The term of office for local governors is 4 years and Mark  has attended 4 out of 4 meetings in 2019/20.

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Amanda Poyner
Amanda Poyner

Amanda was educated in South Wales and graduated from Exeter University with a degree in Engineering Science. Following an early career in Engineering working with fibre optics and on military aircraft and a spell at home with small children, she retrained as a maths teacher in 2000.  Over the last twenty years she has taught maths to all age groups from Year 7 to Year 13. Alongside this she has been a Head of Year for a range of different age groups.  Most recently Amanda was Head of Sixth Form at Haberdashers’ Monmouth School for Girls before moving to Lady Eleanor Holles as a Senior Assistant Head leading on the pastoral and extra-curricular life of the school.  This role also included leading on our outreach and public benefit work and Amanda began to work with Reach Academy through this work. In September 2020 Amanda became Deputy Head Pastoral at LEH and took up the role of Governor at Reach Academy, and is look forward to working with staff and pupils at Reach over the coming years.

Amanda's term as a local governor started on 1st September 2020. The term of office for local governors is 4 years.

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Jamie Parkhouse
Jamie Parkhouse

Jamie is the deputy headteacher at Ark Academy Primary in Wembley, leading on teaching and learning and curriculum development. He has worked for the Ark Schools network for eight years. Jamie completed his PGCE in Primary Education at the University of Southampton in 2012 and has both teaching and leadership experience across key stage 1 and 2. He completed his NPQSL in 2019. Jamie has a love of France and has spent time living in Paris, tutoring primary aged children. Outside of education, he enjoys walking, skiing and travel. Jamie took up the role of Governor from 1st September 2020.

Jamie's term as a local governor started on 1st September 2020. The term of office for local governors is 4 years.

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Amran
Amran Ahmed
Parent Governor

Amran was elected as a parent governor in May 2021 and sits on the RAF Local Governing Body. 

As a parent with neurodiverse children of her own on different ends of the spectrum, Amran understands and recognises and most importantly can relate to the barriers faced by these children and their parents.  

Amran is proud to support and be part of the vision of Reach Academy of providing a caring, safe, supportive and effective environment for all children equally to excel.