Canon Ade is currently Chair of the Governing Body of the C of E Federated Schools of St Mary’s and St Saviour’s and has been a Governor since September 2011, before St Saviour’s came out of Special Measures. Having served in the Church of England since the late 1990s, he is currently the Vicar of Emmanuel Parish Church in Walthamstow, close to St Saviour’s Primary, and holds Diocesan posts for Area Ordination Adviser and National Bishops’ Adviser for Vocation. Additionally, he has served as Bishop Inspector for theological colleges.
Prior to ordination, he worked as in the civil service having graduated from Goldsmiths College, University of London and City University– as well as being a Health and Safety Manager and also has a trade Union and H&S background.
Susannah is a Professor and Director of Learning and Teaching Development at City, University of London. She has been a parent governor in Islington and Waltham Forest and served on the Governing Body of the CofE Federated Schools of St Mary’s and St Saviour’s for four years where she was co-chair of the Local Governing Body. Susannah has four children, aged 5 to 14, all of whom are either current pupils or have attended St Mary’s School. She wanted to become involved with GET to share her experiences of higher education and contribute more to the strategic direction of the Schools. Susannah is also a Lego Serious Play practitioner.
Deborah has recently retired as Deputy Head Teacher at St Mary’s Primary School. She was also a Specialist Leader of Education, specialising in mathematics, curriculum leadership and closing the gap. She was a solicitor in private practice and Chair of Governors of a north London primary school before training as a primary school teacher 16 years ago. She. has worked in a variety of settings, including the secondary sector, and have been a senior leader for the past 10 years. She is passionate about increasing the life chances of all children and hopes that her role within GET will contribute to that end.
Graham has served as Director of Education for Hillingdon (1996-99), Sandwell, Birmingham (200-2001) and, from, 2001 to 2008, as Director of School Services for EduAction which ran education in the London Borough of Waltham Forest. He holds a BSc (Hons) in Economics and PGCE and was an Ofsted inspector from 2000 to 2005 – inspecting Local Education Authorities. Graham is a recognised expert in a range of school finance, business and academy issues – having worked closely with the DfE/DCSF on a range of issues. He is currently an Education Consultant as well as Chairman of the Lion Academy Trust (since September 2014) and Vice Chair of the Arbor Academy Trust – having been Vice Chair of the Federation of Davies Lane and Selwyn Primary Schools, from which the academy developed.
He expects to commit at least the required six to 10 days a year to his role as Chair of the Board/Finance Director.
Hilton was appointed a director on the Board of Genesis Education Trust in April 2018. He is self-employed in legal consultancy. He has been a foundation governor on the
local governing body at St Margaret’s CofE Primary school since October 2008. Hilton is also a registered Trustee of Health Action Charity Organisation.