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    London South TSA Strategic Board

    The activities of the alliance are overseen by a Strategic Board, which undertakes the three core governance functions:

    1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
    2. Holding the Director and Strategic Partners to account for the content, quality and impact of the aliance’s work
    3. Overseeing financial performance, ensuring financial probity and that money is well spent

    Members of the Strategic Board are:

    • Independent Chair: Dame Sue John – Executive Director of Challenge Partners and Chair of Trustees for the Brilliant Club. Sue was formerly Headteacher of Lampton School, a National Teaching School judged outstanding by Ofsted on three consecutive occasions
    • Kate Atkins – Headteacher of Rosendale Research School
    • Cassie Buchanan – Headteacher of Charles Dickens Primary School
    • Christabel Cowling – Audit Partner, UK Head of Regulatory & Public Policy, Ernst & Young LLP
    • Emma Gleadhill – Educational Speaker and Trainer
    • Grainne Grabowski – Consultant at Educare M
    • Aislinn O’Toole – Lead Analytics GMP Trainer, Jellyfish
    • Helen Poyton – Headteacher of Dulwich Village Infant School, Chair of Southwark Heads
    • Jo Rooney – Headteacher of John Donne Primary School
    • Jan Shadick – Regional Director, United Learning
    • Patrick Whibley – Staff Tutor at Dulwich College

    Working Groups and Strategic Partners

    The four Working Groups bring together the Strategic Partners who lead on design and delivery of activities in each of the “big 4” areas:

    • Initial Teacher Training 
    • Continuing Professional Development
    • School-to-school support 
    • Research and development 

    If you would like to become a Strategic Partner and contribute to one of our Working Groups, please email info@londonsouthtsa.org.uk.