James is Chief Executive of HEP. He was previously joint Assistant Director for schools and learning in Haringey Council and has worked in DfE and extensively in central government and consultancy. He is also a parent governor in the Borough.
Fran is a Lead Improvement Partner working extensively across primary schools. Fran is the overall lead for school improvement, co-ordinating the work of all HEP Improvement Partners. Fran was headteacher at St Mary’s Church of England Primary School in Hornsey. She has worked as a school improvement adviser and as an adviser to the DfE.
Heather is a Lead Improvement Partner working with primary and secondary schools. Heather is also responsible for leading the CPD programme and developing partnerships in HEP. Heather was a school improvement adviser in Haringey Council and has senior leadership experience with responsibility for post-16 and teaching, learning and assessment.
Neetha is responsible for Governor Services, working closely with Brenda Bruno to deliver a governor training programme, clerking service and provide advice and guidance to governors and clerks. Neetha previously worked in Governor Services in Redbridge and Harrow.
Fay leads on ECT recruitment and training, leading our work as the Appropriate Body. Fay also works with schools on statutory responsibilities, which include SACRE, moderation and monitoring in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.
Suzanne is HEP’s Office Manager and PA to the Chief Exec. Suzanne is responsible for the efficient and effective running of HEP services, training and the HEP Board. She previously worked as a Clerk for Haringey Governor Services and prior to that worked in media and creative industries.
After 20 years as an arts administrator for museums and galleries in her native France, the US and UK, Anna is now putting her organisational skills to good use to oversee and coordinate the logistics side of HEP’s Humanities and Science Curriculum Programme.
Chi is the lead education data officer and the main contact with DfE for Children’s services in Haringey. Chi undertakes analysis of data across all Haringey and HEP member schools, oversees relevant statutory returns and supports individual schools with requests for data analysis. Chi has worked in Haringey Council for 10 years as a data analyst across various departments including the Business Intelligence Team, Early Help Service and a Housing Association.
Nick Hewlett is the Principal Advisor for Early Years in Haringey and jointly leads the Early Years Quality Improvement service. Nick has extensive experience in management and leadership having been a Deputy Headteacher and Assistant Headteacher of primary schools in Southwark. Nick has an MA in Early Years Education as well as an NPQH. He has been a school improvement advisor for two primary schools in Haringey working with headteachers to drive improvement and outcomes for children. He is the school improvement advisor for Pembury and Woodlands Park Nursery schools in Haringey both having been judged as outstanding in their recent Ofsted inspections.
Melanie Widnall is the Principal Advisor for Early Years in Haringey and jointly leads the Early Years Quality Improvement service. She has worked in Primary and Early Years education for over 30 years, the last 10 years in an advisory capacity for both Enfield and Haringey Local Authorities. She is also currently a school improvement advisor for Rowland Hill Nursery School. Melanie is a specialist in Early Years mathematics, reflected in her diploma in Early Years Education. She has more than 10 years’ experience of delivering high quality training across the whole of the early years sector. She is an accredited EYFSP moderator and has been the EYFS moderation manager since 2013 during which time the EYFSP data has risen from 50% of children achieving a good level of development to 74%.
Sheryl Henry has worked in Early Years for 15 years and has a BA in Education and was one of the first cohorts to gain Early Years Professional status. Sheryl has been working in Haringey as an advisory teacher for the past 10 years advising schools and nurseries to improve the practice and provision as well as outcomes for children. Sheryl specialises in the use of technology in the sector and has spearheaded projects in the implementation of different assessment systems in the sector including Tapestry. Sheryl has a passion for training and has delivered many high quality innovative and motivating training sessions to support teachers and practitioners to drive their practice forward.
Sarah Allen-Xuereb has over 20 years of experience as an Early Years Teacher in a range of schools and a children’s centre, which received an ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted judgement. Sarah is currently a member of the Early Years advisory team in Haringey. Sarah has worked across schools and children centres as well as the private, voluntary and independent sector with a number of them receiving ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted judgements. Sarah provides high quality training across all aspects of the EYFS. She also has a BTEC Level 3 Forest School leader qualification, promoting learning through the outdoors. She can provide support to develop Forest School areas and bespoke sessions.
Christina Kleanthous is an Early Years Advisory Teacher in Haringey, working with schools and nurseries to support headteachers, teachers and practitioners to ensure all children have access to high quality care and education. Christina has over 25 years of experience in Early Years as a teacher, Early Years practitioner and as an acting head and deputy of an under 5’s centre. Christina has expertise in supporting children with SEND and their families, having been a SENCo for over 10 years. She is passionate about the learning and development of young children and committed to empowering practitioners to reflect on and improve their practice. Christina delivers exciting workshops and bespoke training for schools.
Board of Directors
Chief Executive of HEP
Director for Children’s Services, Haringey Council
Headteacher at St Mary’s CofE Primary School
Headteacher at Welbourne Primary School
Headteacher at Pembury House Nursery School And Children’s Centre
Headteacher at Gladesmore Community School
Principal at The College Of Haringey, Enfield & North East London
Chair Of Governors for St Aidan’s VC Primary School
Chair of Governors at Riverside School
Headteacher at Alexandra Park School and CEO of New River Trust