Local Governing Board
We are delighted to have the following Governors on board. The team are highly motivated and ready to take on the challenge of supporting and challenging us in our journey.
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Ashley Ward - Chair
As well as a parent of children that have attended Mark Hall School, Ashley has been a Learning, Development & Management Consultant for over 20 years, working with small businesses, multi-national organisations and Government Departments, including DfE.
Ashley has a passion for learning, is a national STEM ambassador and is also involved in local level and County-wide grassroots football for both Youth and Veterans and nation representative teams.
Manjit Hazle - Principal
Helena Mills CBE - Trust CEO and Accounting Officer
Trust CEO and Accounting Officer
David Arora - Community Governor
Ian Beckett – Trust Governor
My varied experience has given me the experience of ‘giving back’ to the community that I live in. I am committed to ensuring that young people have the best access to life opportunities and look forward to working closely with the academy to ensure that our young people are able to access their potential.
Born in Harlow 56 years ago, I was an elected member of Harlow Council from 2011 until September 2018. I served as Chair of the Council (2014/15), as well as being the town’s Mental Health Champion and the Chair of Harlow’s Health & Wellbeing Board.
I have served as part of the Volunteer Chaplaincy Team at Princess Alexandra Hospital, am Chair of the Heart 4 Harlow Civic Group and am on the PCC of St Stephen’s Church in Bush Fair, Harlow.
I have worked in Theatre in Education in the 1980’s & 1990’s and as a Lifelong Learning Project Worker in the Rail Industry for 6 years.
David Martin – Trust Governor
I had previously served as a Governor at Mark Hall Academy working with current leadership team. I have been fortunate enough to work with fantastic staff, students and fellow Governors in support of our children. Since the re-implementation of the Local Governing Body, I have been fortunate enough to be invited back with the aim to continue development opportunities within the academy for the staff and your children and provide a safe working environment for all.
I have been a serving Essex Police Officer since 1992, working locally in and around the Harlow area, so I have a wide knowledge of some of the issues facing your leadership team at Mark Hall Academy. My aim is to make you as parents, the staff and the pupils proud of who they are, what they can achieve, help them be the best that they can be, through positivity, experience and enthusiasm. Previously I have given career development talks and shared my personal experiences competing in long distance sporting events, about the power of positivity.
I am a firm believer that ‘Anything is Possible’
Jemma Mindham - Trust Governor
Carrie Moore - Staff Governor