Paola Subacchi - Chair of Governors
Isabel Naidoo- Vice Chair of Governors
I have been a governor at Bevington since 2012, first as a parent governor and now as co-opted governor. I have one child at the school and two who were there from nursery until they finished primary school. I work full time in a financial services technology company and have always had a strong interest in the education sector, having held a previous role as LA governor at a local school and volunteered as a mentor.
Siobhan McGrath Co-opted Governor
I was elected as a Co-opted Governor in May 2015. I am a New Zealand born Principal of Southbank International School, Kensington, which is sited at the other end of Portobello Road. I have been involved in education for many years, teaching all ages from 4 to 18 and working in a range of different types of schools. I also lecture university students several times a year and volunteer at my local cinema in Kensal Rise, mostly making popcorn.
Noreen Hallbery- Co-Opted Governor
I am a co-opted Governor in Bevington. I live in Kensal Green and have done so for over 20 years. Both my children went to St. Charles Primary school and are now at University and secondary school. I work for a large Telecommunications company managing a sales team. I am passionate about education and supporting our local schools using the benefit of my experience to make sure the pupils achieve their potential.
Isobel Carter- Co-Opted Governor
I joined the Board at Bevington early in 2018, and am the Governor responsible for Health and Safety. I graduated from St Anne’s College, Oxford, and spent 10 years in the United Nations as a simultaneous conference interpreter in English, French, Spanish and Russian. I was awarded my Master of Business Administration from George Washington University, Washington DC, USA, .and worked for many years in strategy, marketing and sales in the City of London. I then founded my own Executive Search company, Incarter International Ltd., where I worked for 16 years as its Managing Director, specialising in finance and IT positions. As a fully qualified teacher, I am now working for the Government’s National Tutoring Programme, (NTP), teaching children whose education has been adversely affected by the pandemic. I am active in several charities, notably Cancer Research UK; Young Enterprise and Making the Leap (helping those at schools choose the right career). I serve on the Board of The Clement James Centre in North Kensington, helping young people who may be the first in their families to consider university entry to enrol and succeed there. I also help adults to find employment through job search techniques: structuring CVs, and interviews. And – first and foremost – I teach English as a Foreign Language – the key for many to success in UK.
John Parsons - Co-Opted Governor
I have been a co opted governor at Bevington Primary School since the beginning of 2020. I was born in South London and studied medicine in Dundee, who since retiring from the research department at Amnesty International in 2009 has been Bevington’s volunteer gardener. We came to live in north Kensington 40 years ago: three of our four children were pupils at Bevington School in the early 1980s. I worked at the Hammersmith Hospital and then King’s College Hospital in Camberwell where I specialised in reproductive medicine for 30 years. I retired in 2016. I am a passionate believer in the importance and moral imperative of giving every child the support and encouragement they need to maximise their potential and become confident and happy members of society. I am on the designated lead for children with special educational needs and disabilities.
Maxwell Woodger - Co-Opted Governor
I have served as the local authority appointed governor for Bevington Primary School since the beginning of 2022. From 2018 to 2022 I was a Kensington & Chelsea Councillor.
I attended Fox Primary School as a child and in my teenage years served as an Air Cadet at the 46F Kensington Squadron. I hold a degree in Politics at Essex University with a year abroad in Washington DC. I am a Sociology Masters graduate from the London School of Economics.
I am an Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, and have built a career in human resources working in shipping & finance industries and currently serve as a Human Resources Business Partner.
Outside of work I have a passion for music and play bass guitar in my rock band Earls of Eden.
Joanna Po- Staff Governor
I am the staff governor at Bevington Primary School. Having worked in education for the last ten years, I am passionate about education and I fully emerge myself in the schools ethos, values and promote the schools vision with staff, parents, children and the wider community. Being a member of the SLT, I am committed to the pupils, parents and staff at Bevington.
Tiffany Lin - Parent Governor
My career has spanned nearly twenty years in the Architecture and Design industry. Since my son started Bevington Nursery in 2019, I have become increasingly interested in all aspects of education. I strongly believe that all children are individuals and should be supported and encouraged to develop academically, as well as on a social and emotional level. They need opportunities to explore their potentials so that they are able to contribute to their communities in the future. With my skill set as a long-time project manager, I am keen to take an active part to ensure that not only my son, but also all children of the local area are provided with the best environment to grow and learn.