Support Staff Governor
Sawsan started working as an ICT Technician & Network Manager at Kings Avenue in 2001 and when a position was available in the office in 2007 Sawsan became an Admin Assistant.
Sawsan became a governor at Kings Avenue for the first time in 2006. Then was re-elected in May 2016. Sawsan is very passionate about children’s welfare education and wants to ensure all children have a memorable school life, hoping to make a difference not only to the children but their parents and the school community.
Chair of Governors
Rodney Lenthall is Chair of Kings Avenue Primary School. He joined the Governing Board in September 2018. Prior to joining Kings Avenue, he was Chair, and remains a Governor of The London Nautical School in Waterloo. Rodney was a pupil at The London Nautical School and left to join the Merchant Navy as an apprentice. He completed his career at sea in the Offshore Oil Industry of the North Sea. Thereafter he came ashore and held management and directorships positions in Global companies in Shipping, Communications, Freight and Distribution, Towage, and Logistics. He travelled extensively in Europe, Africa, America, and Asia.
Kit has been a governor at Kings Avenue Primary since 2012 and is part of the Parents, Pupils and Community Committee. He has lived in Clapham since 2009 and is a vicar of a local Anglican church. He feels privileged to be involved in a caring and vibrant school. Kit feels strongly that every child should from an early stage in their life, have the opportunity to learn about the rich diversity of the wider community and to be a positive presence. As a Governor, Kit also comes and takes assemblies and also welcomes classes to his church when they visit to learn more about Christmas and Easter.
Tanya has been a governor at Kings Avenue Primary since 2015 and chairs the Parents, Pupils and Community Committee. She has lived in the area since 2008 and wanted to become more involved in the local community. She has been a volunteer reader at Kings Avenue since 2011 and feels very lucky to be involved in such a happy school. She is a huge believer that every child deserves the best education, in order to reach their full potential, while in a safe and happy environment. Tanya has a background in finance and has worked in both London and New York.
Matthew has lived in the area for twenty years and has been a governor at Kings Avenue School since 2003. During that period he has seen many changes and has been impressed by the way in which the school has faced each new challenge and transformed itself from a failing school.
Matthew is an accountant by profession and works in the NHS. He is a member of the Resources Committee and uses his professional experience to help the school make best use of the budget available to it, especially the Pupil Premium. This has meant some difficult decisions in recent years as the funds available to schools have come under pressure. Matthew is passionate about making sure that each child makes the maximum progress during their years at Kings Avenue.
Alan became a governor in 2008 as a local resident who was interested in education, partly because his mum was a teacher. He used to work for the government doing media relations but is now employed by QPR to help them to build a new stadium. Alan sits on the Achievement Committee, which looks at how to make sure each child gets the best results that they are capable of. During his time on the governing body he has enjoyed seeing the transformation of Kings Avenue from a failing school ten years ago to one where there is good behaviour and high standards, led by a motivated and talented teaching staff.
Tom became a governor at Kings Avenue at the start of 2020 after wanting to become more involved in his local community. Tom has been interested in education from a young age; both of Tom's parents were teachers. Tom is a corporate lawyer specialising in the formation of investment funds and has worked as a lawyer in Cayman, London, Moscow, New York, Woking and Zug. Tom sits on the Achievement and Parents, Pupils and Community Committees.
Oliver joined as a governor at Kings Avenue School in 2020. He has lived in the area since 2013. Oliver is a Chartered Accountant and a Chartered Financial Analyst working in Finance. Oliver aims to ensure that each child is given the best opportunity to reach their full potential whilst at Kings Avenue.
I have joined as a governor to be part of that village.
‘It takes a village to raise a child.” we are all part of the village to equally enable our children to succeed, be independent and respectfully value their differences.