Jessop Primary School





‘Governors of the Jessop Stockwell Federation’


Kate Mason – Co-opted Governor and Chair of Governors.

"I am the Business Manager for a school in Islington, having previously worked in the travel industry and charity sector.  I have been a school governor for the last six years and sit on Lambeth Schools Forum.  I am Chair of the Resource Committee for Jessop and Stockwell and a member of the new Pupils, Parent and Partnership Committee."


Michael Ashe Parent Governor -Vice Chair

"I have been a governor of not-for-profit organisations for more than twenty years. During that time I have worked professionally in a variety of public and not-for-profit organisations, both as a member of staff and as a consultant. I am currently employed as Head of Effectiveness & Learning for Bond, the membership body for UK charities concerned with international development.

Two of my children are students of the Federation"


Maureen Sheridan Local Authority Governor

"As a Governor with over 15 years of experience, I have  observed the following.The purpose for all children are the same, the goals are the same, however the help that individual children need in progressing towards them is different.

To this end we hold the school to account to ensure the very best education for our children, by a creative responsive and effective approach to learning and teaching. To ensure a culture and ethos of challenge and support where all of our children can achieve success and become engaged in their own learning.

I would like to thank parents and carers for their continued support, as we are always looking for ways to improve and with your help in supporting your children. I am confident that we will continue on our journey to continuing to be among the best schools in Lambeth"



Joan Wilson – Co-opted Governor

"I am an Investigations Manager working for the Ministry of Justice.  I have lived in the Herne Hill area for many years and my son was a former pupil at Jessop Primary School where I served as a Parent Governor for three years, followed by a short period as an Associate Governor"




Patrick Grant Parent Governor

"My Name is Patrick Grant, Parent Governor. I am a local parent living in Brixton for over 35 yrs.  I am a clear-headed, ambitious individual who has taken the time to think about my future and my goals.  It is a privilege to be nominated by the parents to represent them on the governing body.  What has underpinned my desire to put myself forward is purely based on one simple question; What can I do for all children, especially those with a disadvantaged background, to position them in the right place, academically?"


Lisa Absalom- Staff Governor

"I have taught at Stockwell Primary for 19 years and represented teachers on the Stockwell Primary Governors Body for the past 7 years. I am married to Gerry who is a Company Secretarial Consultant"


Grace Ong Co-opted Governor

"I am a barrister in private practice specialising in criminal and family law. I am a mother of two grown up children, one of whom is a teacher at an academy in London. Away from work I fence and I play the piano badly. I am committed to social diversity and want to make a sound contribution to school governance"


Aisha Washington – Co-opted Governor.

"I’ve spent most of my career working in Management Consulting, helping companies, charities and public sector organisations in London and in the United States to become more effective. I’m originally from the Midlands, but have lived in Brixton since 2013, and think that it is an absolutely fantastic neighbourhood. I’ve been interested in education for a long time – you could say since birth as my mother was a teacher, and hope that joining the Jessop Stockwell Governing Board will allow me to use the skills I’ve developed to help ensure that local children get an excellent education"


Chandra Sekar  – Co-opted Governor

"I am a sole practitioner human rights barrister (crime and employment mainly) and have worked in Brixton since 1997 and lived here since 2000.  I am married (to Aine, a secondary school teacher) and we have a four year old daughter who is in the Nursery at Stockwell Primary School"



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