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Ray Lodge Primary School

Striving for Excellence

Part of Strive4 Academy Trust

Part of Strive4 Academy Trust

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Who's who in the LGB

Chris Curtis - 1 year term of office

Chair of the LGB

A retired Headteacher with over 30 years’ experience in good and outstanding schools. Chris is (for the next 14 weeks only) a serving Headteacher of St Anthony’s Catholic School in Woodford, within the Diocese of Brentwood up until July 2017. During the past 5 years she has been an active member of the Redbridge Headteacher Steering group and part of the Redbridge Education Partnership.




Neil Tobias - 4 year term of office

An Assistant Head Teacher in a state secondary school, Neil oversees Key Stages 4 and 5, planning interventions, reviewing data and planning the curriculum. He also has pastoral responsibilities for both Key Stages, giving him an in depth knowledge of a wide range of issues that schools face. He is passionate to support his local primary school and the school that his two children attend. His passion lies in education and using it as a way to improve the lives of children and the community. His specialism is computing.



Shaheed Hossain  - 3 year term of office

Chair of the Finance, Personnel and Premises Committee

Shaheed brings a wealth of educational and professional experience having worked in Investment Banking for over 10 years in leadership capacities, taken up Management Consultancy roles scaling entities with reduced risk and diligent control frameworks, launched financial education platforms utilising technology, dealt with cross-industry vendors and regulatory mandates, overseen highly technical

policy and projects, and more recently focused on property markets. Being self-employed and a partner in his own business in the community coupled with a genuine lifelong passion and commitment to education, working closely with schools is an important civic duty for him.


Megan Whittaker - 2 years term of office

Vice Chair of the LGB

Being a lawyer, Megan has a number of skills including exercising sound judgment, living up to professional ethical standards of objectivity, honesty and integrity and upholding the rule of law. In her day to day work, she develops contracts for clients which address particular risks and issues identified. Having been a qualified lawyer for over three years now she enjoys a certain level of responsibility – supervising juniors, managing transactions and relying on her judgment to make decisions. She understands the importance of reasoned debate and is not afraid to voice my opinion and to challenge others.  Having studied at Cambridge University and having enjoyed a successful academic career, Megan’s main driver for becoming a governor is to develop keen intellect, hard work ethics, dedication and also enjoyment of and interest in education.


Nadia Akbar

Nadia studied law at Kings College London before completing a masters at Leiden University in The Netherlands (an LLM in Public International Law). She went on to complete the LPC (Legal Practice Course), at the BPP, obtaining a Distinction before then completing the ACA (Associate Chartered Accountant) qualification while training with Deloitte. She worked for Deloitte for 8 years, having spent the last two years as a manager in the corporate tax team before leaving to spend more time with her family. She would like to contribute to the Trust in a way that would benefit not only her children (she is a parent of two pupils in RLPS) but also the Trust as a whole and she is passionate about learning.


Arif Mahmud


John Lee 

Head of School - Farnham Green Primary School











Harjinder Kaur

Head of School - Ray Lodge Primary School




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