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The Governing Body has to make sure our school meets the needs of every child so they achieve as well as they possibly can.

Together with the head teacher the Governing Body

  • Agrees how the school grows and improves (strategic development)
  • Makes sure children learn and achieve to their best ability (accountability)
  • Checks the work of the school (monitoring and evaluation)

Members of the Governing Body at Olga

Lisa Bradley-Jones

Parent Governors

Ian Burrows - Chair of Curriculum Committee
Hannah Wilson - Chair of Board of Governors
Holly Garrard


Local Authority Governors

Louis Coiffait

Staff Governors

Rory Johnson

Co-opted Governors

Lorraine Moss
Alistair Polson - Chair of Resources Committee
Lee Davis

Link Governors

English – Lorraine Moss
Maths – Alistair Polson
Online Safety and Computing – Lee Davis
Policies - Lee Davis
Wider Curriculum - Holly Garrard
Pupil Premium - Louis Coffait
Child Protection including Safeguarding Children - TBC
Supporting Children with Medical Needs - TBC
Looked After Children – TBC
Early Years - Ian Burrows
Attendance - Ian Burrows
Health & Safety - Hannah Wilson
Skills and Training - Louis Coffait
SEND - Lorraine Moss

Contact the Governors

The governors are available to listen to any general concerns, comments or suggestions that parents may have. If you wish to contact the governors, please write to them via the school office or email: admin@olga.towerhamlets.sch.uk 

Alistair Polson

Alistair Polson

Community Governor

I have been very proud to be a community governor at OLGA since 2016.

I am active in local campaigns and activities as a member of Tower Hamlets Green Party.  I have lived in Tower Hamlets for about thirty years.

My parents were both primary school teachers so I have always had an interest in education and primary schools in particular.

My work is as a criminal defence barrister.  I also have some experience in dealing with finances in charities and businesses and so I was really pleased to become the Chair of the Resources Committee at OLGA.  This committee overseas the financial management of the school as well as overseeing the management of staff numbers, premises and all the things needed to keep a school the size of OLGA running smoothly.

It has been a great privilege to help contribute to a school community which is so committed to providing a great educational experience for the pupils to help them be the best that they can be.

Hannah Wilson

Hannah Wilson

Chair of Board of Governors

I’ve been a parent governor since March 2019, and am the current (and new!) Chair of Governors.  This means that I work with our Head Teacher, Lisa, to ensure that our school is effectively led and managed.  My daughters both attend Olga; this inspired me to get involved with the governorship of the school.  I am delighted to be able to support Olga as it develops and grows.

In terms of my expertise and experience, my professional background is in law.  I was a barrister in London for nine years, specialising in health and safety and personal injury cases.  This means that I was a natural fit to become the Health and Safety Link Governor.  I am currently studying for a PhD in Sociology at the LSE, focusing on social mobility into the legal profession.  I have a keen interest in education and its role in shaping professional and occupational outcomes.

In my spare time (when I have it!), I enjoy running and watching Vicky Park Rangers FC. 

Holly Garrard

Holly Garrard

Parent Governor

Holly Garrard has two children at the school. In her professional life, she is a lawyer who specialises in education and employment law. In her personal life, she is a keen musician and also loves running, swimming and cycling (sometimes putting them together for a triathlon). Before becoming a Parent Governor, she was Chair of the Roman Road Trust. Holly became a Governor because she wants to do her bit to make Olga ‘the best it can be’.

Lee Davis

Lee Davis

Co-opted Governor

Lee has worked in the commercial insurance sector at Lloyd’s for over 30 years. During this time he has been actively involved in various insurance market Corporate Social Responsibility programmes.

Lee began his association with Olga through their Reading Partners programme and also supports the school’s Sports Days and Science Week. In 2018 Lee was invited to become a co-opted Governor. In addition to Lee’s position on the schools Governing Board he is also a member of both the Resources and Pay Committee’s. Lee also took part in the selection process for the schools new Head Teacher and Deputy Head Teacher positions and is also part of the Head Teacher Performance Review.

In addition to Lee’s role with Olga he has volunteered as part of the SeriousFun Children’s Network which is a global community of camps and programmes for seriously ill children. Over the last ten years Lee has volunteered as a Counselor and more recently as part of the Hero’s Journey programme at the Hole In The Wall Gang Camp in CT, USA.

Lorraine Moss

Lorraine Moss

Co-opted Governor

My name is Lorraine Moss and I am a co-opted governor at Olga Primary School.  I live and work in the Borough and my current role is Healthy Early Years Co-ordinator for Tower Hamlets. I am passionate about working with children and in the community, and I have worked in Children’s Centres for 13 years as a Business Support Officer and, previously I was a registered childminder in Tower Hamlets.



Louis Coiffait-Gunn

Louis Coiffait-Gunn

Local Authority Governor

Louis Coiffait-Gunn has lived in East London since 2007 and been a school governor since 2010. He's also a trustee of a university. He works in evidence-informed policy and cares about education, social justice, and the environment. He's a keen cyclist and amateur photographer, and is originally from Yorkshire.