Board members

Kay Charles - Chair

Kay Charles is Chair of the BSP Board and headteacher of The Village School, the largest generic through age special school in North London. The school is housed in exceptional new premises and is the current base and hub for Brent School Partnership meetings. Since moving in to the new premises the school has achieved the Professional Development Quality Mark, Gold Standard, (the first of two schools to achieve this in the country), the IQM Excellence award and the Research Charter Mark. The school is a strategic partner of The Woodfield Teaching Alliance and a member of Challenge Partners. This is Kay’s third headship and she was seconded to Ofsted HMI as part of the headteacher programme and worked with HMI in 2006/2007.

Martine Clark - Vice-Chair

Martine Clark is the Vice Chair of the Brent Schools Partnership. She is also Headteacher at Byron Court Primary School.   Byron Court is designated as a Teaching School and, as such, is a strategic partner of the Brent Teaching School Alliance (BTSA).  BTSA's partners also include Uxendon Manor, Claremont High School, Mount Stewart Juniors, Oliver Goldsmith, Sudbury Primary, the BSP, the Wembley Learning Zone and  the Institute of Education.

Sylvie Libson - Oakington Manor Primary

Sylvie Libson has worked in Brent for over thirty years and is the Headteacher of Oakington Manor Primary School and Executive Headteacher of Furness Primary School.  Sylvie has supported numerous local authority initiatives including working with local schools to improve performance.  In July 2013 she was honoured for her work in education and received and O.B.E. in the Queen's Birthday Honours List.

Sophie Allen - Stonebridge Park Primary

Sophie is headteacher at Stonebridge Primary. Earlier this year the school opened five new classes in a modern, high-quality building near the main site. Sophie Allen has overseen the provision of an extra 180 desperately-needed school places meaning that many young, local pupils who were out of school are able to get the best start in life.

Susan Lawrence - St Mary's C of E Primary School

Susan has worked in Brent for over 25 years and is currently Headteacher at St Mary’s C E Primary School in Willesden. Susan’s enthusiasm lies in developing rich, diverse curricular experiences for children and working in partnership with other educational professionals to embrace a wider vision for successful learning.

Jon Parry - Uxendon Manor Primary School

Jon has been the Headteacher of Uxendon Manor Primary School since 2009. As someone who was born, brought up and educated in Brent he is passionate about the local area and is committed to improving children's life chances and helping them reach their potential. Uxendon Manor has started an expansion that will see the school grow from two forms of entry to four forms of entry over the next five years. The school is the BSP's 'Specialist Centre for Mathematics' and has a particularly strong track record in this area.

Mike Heiser - Governor representative