We are proud of our team of dedicated professionals who work tirelessly to support us in achieving our goals.

The Rosedale Hewens Academy Trust as sponsor, is responsible for a number of schools and colleges, including Hewens College. As part of its remit, the Trust continues to drive up standards, being fully committed to the further development of its provision for its stakeholders. The Hewens College Local Advisory (Governing) Body (LAB) is therefore required to meet formally each term before reporting to the Academy Board as part of Governance Day, involving the Members and Directors. 

The LAB consists of community (co-opted) members, parents, guardians, carers and staff. The skills sets, expertise and commitment of each individual are fundamental, as the LAB is critical to the work of Hewens College and overall governance arrangements of the Trust. Accordingly, the Hewens College LAB is made up as follows:

Beverley Amos, Chair

Councillor Peter Curling, Community

Ian O'Connor, Executive Principal

Helen Thomas, Principal 

Thumbnail BAMOS web-1 Beverley Amos

Beverley Amos has been associated with governance since 2001.  As an experienced member of the team, she became Vice Chair of the Rosedale College Governing Body in 2004, later taking up the role as Chair in 2008.  As Chairman of the Academy Board, she is well placed to offer support and challenge particularly given her professional role as a Quality Assurance and Compliance Manager for a highly reputable construction company.  She is a Health and Safety expert to the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH) Diploma Level, Associate Member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) and a qualified Environmental Officer to IEMA Certificate Level.  

[01.08.11 to 01.08.17]

Thumbnail CllrPCURLING web-1 Councillor Peter Curling

In addition to his duties as a local councillor, Peter Curling is a governor at two schools in the borough and Trustee of two local charities, The Fassnidge Memorial Trust and HART (Hillingdon AIDS Response Trus).  Before entering politics, Peter was heavily involved in local radio, Hospital Radio Hillingdon, where he is still a member.  Peter also has a full time job as a Network Computing Officer at Brunel University.  He is part of the Connect team, who develop and maintain various services that fall under the umbrella of BYOD (Bring Your Own Device).  This includes the ResNet and Wifi networks throughout the University campus. 

[01.08.13 to 01.08.18]

Thumbnail IOCONNOR web-1 Ian O'Connor

Ian O’Connor is passionate about standards and in his role as Executive Principal of the Secondary Phase, is ambitious for the students, recognising the importance of establishing a culture of excellence.  His MSc in Computer Science, together with his professional background and National Professional Qualification in Headship (NPQH) means that he is well placed to oversee the delivery of the ICT strategy and manage on-going and sustained improvement across The Rosedale Hewens Academy Trust.

[01.08.11 to 01.08.21]

Thumbnail HTHOMAS web-1 Helen Thomas

Having worked within the community for a number of years, Helen Thomas continues to make a significant and lasting difference to young people in the area.  As a highly regarded member of the federated structure, Helen has a firm commitment to partnership working in order to access the breadth of curriculum and pastoral provision.  Helen has accessed courses through the National College and SSAT and values her role as professional mentor, always seeking to promote ambition and aspiration in all stakeholders in order to drive up standards still further.

[01.01.13 to 01.01.23]


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