Academy Council

Lime Academy Larkswood is governed by an Academy Council who meet six times per year in line with the Lime Trust annual governance planner.

Chair of Academy Council: Dr Sharon Tate

Contact details for Chair: If you would like to contact the Chair of the Academy Council, please email the Lime Trust Head of Governance, Irena Karapetyan at:

Academy Council Members:

Dr Sharon Tate: Sharon is the Chair of the Larkswood Academy Council and Parent Governor. In her role as Parent Governor, Sharon assists the Academy Council and Larkswood Senior Leadership Team (SLT) to better understand the challenges parents face in supporting their child’s academic development. Sharon currently works for a small, but highly ambitious, charitable organisation. The early part of her career was spent at the University of Cambridge conducting research into cancer development. She has developed extensive experience in data analysis, strategy implementation and working creatively to maximise impact on limited resources. Her skills are valuable in her role as Chair in supporting the Academy Council to act as a critical friend to the school and fulfil their role in guiding curriculum implementation, school improvement and growth.

Hannah Owen: Hannah is the Vice Chair of the Academy Council and has been a Trust-appointed Governor since early 2020. Hannah is a specialist in education technology and remote learning. In her current role at Nesta, she leads research, experimentation and funding programmes to improve digital and remote strategy for primary and secondary education in the UK. She is a member of the Department for Education's remote learning steering group and works closely with the department on a number of infrastructure projects. Previously, Hannah worked in participatory arts education in the UK and Canada. In London, her work focused on education provision for migrant and refugee communities in Southwark. In Canada, she delivered creative learning programmes for a local government arts council and taught as an adaptive ski coach, specialising in supporting children with autistic spectrum disorder. 

Meghan Woodwards: Meghan joined the Academy Council as a Trust-appointed Governor in September 2021. Meghan is a specialist in financial crime compliance and has worked with a number of companies within the financial sector during her career.  In her current role, she is responsible for maintaining the anti-financial crime programme of a large financial services firm. This role includes conducting risk assessments of the firm, advising staff and ensuring the firm's continued adherence to UK financial crime regulations. Meghan's qualifications include a Bsc (Hons) in Physiology and Pharmacology from UCL and a Diploma in Anti-Money Laundering.

Mumtaz Pandor: Mumtaz joined the Academy Council as a Trust-appointed Governor in September 2021.

Frantz Titot: Frantz is a Parent Governor. He works as Assistant Headteacher at Eastlea Community School in Canning Town, Newham.

Rachael Holland: Rachael is the Trust Staff Rep on the Academy Council. Prior to her current role as Director for Primary Education for Lime Trust, she was a Headteacher with the Trust for 3 years. She has over 25 years’ teaching experience, has taught throughout the primary age range, was a SENCO for a number of years, as well as a Local Authority moderator. She successfully managed and led the academisation process at Lime Academy Abbotsmede and the school has seen improvements in outcomes at all key milestones as a result. Her qualifications include a BA (Hons) in Law, PGCE, SENCO accreditation, NPQH and she is currently studying for the NPQEL qualification.

Nancy Dibley: Nancy is the school Staff Rep on the Academy Council and Deputy Headteacher for the school.

Lime Trust Governance: To view details of how the Lime Trust and its academies are governed, please click here.

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