Patricia Metham (Chair)
Patricia became an HMI in September 2006. She joined Ofsted’s English survey team in 2007 and was National Lead for English and Literacy from November 2012 to September 2014. She is a qualified teacher and has 18 years’ headship experience. In 1981, she had a Schoolteacher Fellowship at Merton College, Oxford. While teaching in London, she also wrote commentary and notes for student editions of modern play texts and tutored students in the English department of UCL.
In September 2014 Patricia set up an education consultancy specialising in school leadership and management, curriculum development and evaluation, teaching, learning and assessment. Currently, she is the external consultant commissioned by the Havering Learning Partnership to help secondary schools and colleges improve the attainment and progress of all student groups. She is also providing strategic support for schools causing concern within East Sussex as well as running training for school and subject leaders across the country. She is a member of the DfE-linked Expert Subject Advisory Group for English and chairs the steering group for a Sainsbury-funded project to improve literacy across Key Stage 3.
As Strategic Finance Manager within Havering local authority, David is a member of the Senior Management Team of the Education Service involved in issues affecting the educational provision of pupils and students across the borough. In post since 1997, David is responsible for the allocation to schools and early years providers of around £200m of funding and the management oversight of Local Authority budgetary provision for core and statutory services. David and the teams he manages support Havering schools in the administration and management of their pupil data and in meeting their financial responsibilities. David hopes that his experience and knowledge of the education system locally can be used to the benefit of the of the students and staff of Sanders School.
Justin has been the Business Manager at Redden Court since January 2012. In that time, he has overseen the budget management of the school in a climate of financial austerity and ensured budgets have balanced and the school has lived within its means. He has been instrumental in securing contracts and goods and services at best possible value and ensured that services within the school enhance the experience of students and provide value. A Human Resources (HR) professional, he has worked within HR teams for over 20 years within the public and charitable sector, with an emphasis on learning and development, employee relations and recruitment. He has recently resigned his position as chair of the Local Government Pension Scheme Pension Board in Havering as an employer representative, where he was instrumental in the development of the board from its inception. Justin has been a director of a charitable, organisation called Charity Works that provides work placements for graduates within the charity sector. He was chair of Governors at Rise Park Infant School for 12 years and has considerable experience as a school governor. He was observer for the IEB that was set up when Rise Park Junior School was placed in special measures and was instrumental in the set-up of the Rise Park Academy Trust, where he supported the Academy conversion of the Infant school and sponsorship of the Junior school.