St Mary's

Church of England Primary

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St Mary’s School is fortunate to have a skilled and experienced Board of Trustees.


You can contact the Trustees by emailing

Rachel Blake - Executive Headteacher 

Mrs Blake started her teaching career over 20 years ago and relishes the opportunity of working with the aspirational school community to ensure that St Mary's continues to move from strength to strength.  She is passionate about the success of every child. Mrs Blake works across a partnership of 3 schools. 


Alison Nettleship - Head of School 

Mrs Nettleship is the Head of School of St. Mary's and also the SENCO. She is passionate about the learning and inclusive envrionment of all children.


Victoria Kemble - Chair

Vicky qualified as a Chartered Global Management Accountant back in 2007 and has worked as Global Financial Director for a business risk consultancy and a market research-based brand consultancy. She is now Finance Director & Company Secretary for a Women’s membership organisation promoting diversity on boards.

She is a resident of Norwood Green and was on the very first pre-opening steering committee for St Mary’s.


Graham Beeden

Before Graham retired, he was a Headteacher of a Primary School and has been in education for nearly 30 years and has lived in Norwood Green for nearly 25 years. He is really excited to be part of the school community and helping to make St Mary's the best school it can be.


Rev Anne Bookless

Revd. Anne Bookless is  Priest-in-Charge of St Mary’s Church, Norwood Green. Anne brings her experience of working as a Teaching Assistant to the role of trustee and is passionate about seeing children and staff thrive. Anne and her husband Revd. Dave have lived in Southall over 30 years  and they have 4 adult daughters.


Dr Timothy Jackson

Timothy brings valuable experience through his work for a Christian University in India and in higher education in England. He has also worked in market research and analysis, he is the director of a charity with responsibility for organising events and coordinating strategy and more recently he has developed expertise in the management, delivery and evaluation of online learning technologies, including Virtual Learning Environments.


Hannah Mensah

Hannah has worked within education and Social Care for over 20 years, currently working in School Attendance for the local borough.  She is passionate about ensuring positive outcomes for children and young people and believes this begins with education.  Hannah feels it is a privilege to take on the role as Parent Trustee.  Her interests include theature, cinema and travelling as well as spending quality time with family.


Amrita Sharma

Amrita is passionate about creating an opportunity for children to receive excellent education and wrap around care, building great memories, lasting friendships and the best chance of success as adults.  She has been in retail management for over 10 years.  People management, financial management and problem solving are at the heart of her job and so she is keen to extend these skills into being a parent trustee.


Helga Vodila

Mrs Vodila has been a teacher at St Mary's since 2018 and is the Staff Trustee.  As a middle leader, she has been contributing to the development of several subjects across the school.  Being passionate about sports and healthy living, she particularly enjoys enriching the PE curriculum, including fundraising for the school through sports related activities.  Mrs Vodila is keen to support the trustees in the pursuit of excellence within our school.