Alan Dean (Co-opted Governor; Co-Chair of Governors; Chair of Learning & Development Team)
Until my retirement in March 2016 I worked as the Lead Inspector for Secondary Education, Vocational Education and the Home Education Service for an Outer London Borough. I have 45 years experience in state education in London as an English teacher, SENCO and Deputy Headteacher. I am passionate about education and every child receiving the very best education to meet their needs, preparing them for a fulfilled and successful life. I am committed to working with Phoenix Community Primary School in supporting the school in any way I can to ensure every child matters.
I live with my partner in Kennington, I have two grown up children, three grandchildren and a Cocker Spaniel!
Christine Woolgar (Co-Chair of Governors; Vice-Chair of Finance & Resources Team)
Bio to follow shortly.
Leon Robichaud (Headteacher Governor)
I am a former resident of Canada with British roots and with family on both sides of the Atlantic I am somewhat of a mixed bag of nationalities. The range of diverse cultures I have experienced throughout my life gives me a quite unique perspective. I have worked with an Amish community in London Ontario, participated in a bus tour of the New England states and camped in the Appalachian Mountains and Cornwall (Cornwall being far harsher). I am a latecomer to the teaching profession and worked as a manager for Whitbread pubs before pursuing my ambition of becoming a primary school teacher. Some call me foolish but I prefer mad or just plain bonkers! I have been a headteacher for nearly 10 years now and feel I bring a wealth of experience to the role. I have four children who keep me incredibly busy and an amazing wife who keeps me sane. I love Ice Hockey, and watch whenever I can. I am also an avid movie buff and enjoy going to the cinema with friends and family.