Mrs Jane Davies NPQH , Head Teacher
Mrs Davies has been a key element of the leadership of the school since it opened, first as Deputy Head and more recently as Associate Head Teacher, leading the school for two days per week, and as Acting Head Teacher last year.
Mrs Davies joined Hoe Valley School from The Beacon School in Banstead, where she had been Assistant Principal since 2012. At The Beacon School, Mrs Davies had been Head of Progress and Attainment for KS4 and latterly Director of Sixth Form, driving up standards in both GCSE and A Level results across the school.
Before joining The Beacon School, Mrs Davies worked at Coombe Girls’ School and Sixth Form in New Malden for eight years.
In 2013 Mrs Davies obtained a Masters in Education from Kingston University, focussing on closing the gender gap at KS4. Her PGCE was obtained from Manchester Metropolitan University with German as a subject specialism. She graduated with a Joint B.A. (Hons) degree in German and French from the University College of North Wales, Bangor having studied abroad for one year in Mons, Belgium at an International Interpreting School and at Leipzig University in Germany.
Ms Borra joined HVS from the Beacon School in Banstead, where she was Assistant Head leading on behaviour. Ms Borra began her career as a drama teacher, and was Head of Faculty at Coombe Girls school prior to joining the Beacon. At HVS she will be leading on Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare. Behaviour and pastoral support underpins outstanding teaching and learning, and Ms Borra will be focusing on ensuring our pastoral systems continue to facilitate excellent standards of behaviour and academic success as the school grows.
Ms Borra studied drama at University of Surrey and gained her PGCE at Goldsmiths, University of London.
Mr Kelly joined HVS from The Bishop Wand School in Sunbury – on -Thames where he was the acting Deputy Headteacher. Mr Kelly had been Head of Progress and Attainment for KS3 and KS4 and he was most recently the school’s child protection officer. He was also in charge of managing all of the student services at the school.
Mr Kelly will be leading on Attainment and Progress at HVS where he is keen to keep the drive for excellence in all that we do for the benefit of our wonderful students.
Mr Kelly obtained his BA QTS in Physical Education from St Marys University in Twickenham after he moved over to England from Ireland in 1999. Mr Kelly is a sports fanatic, especially Rugby, and is looking forward to seeing how the students at HVS get involved within the extra curricular clubs. The links between Academic success and exercise have been well documented and this is something that he is keen to support within the school.
Mrs Suzanne Vermiglio, Assistant Head Teacher
Mrs Vermiglio has taught in a number of schools as a History teacher and a head of department. She joined Hoe Valley School in September 2015 as Head of Humanities and also held various positions of additional responsibility, including being part of the Teaching and Learning Hub. Mrs Vermiglio leads on Teaching and Learning, working with staff to help maintain the outstanding teaching across the school. She also has responsibility for overseeing the SCITT and NQT programmes.
Mrs Vermiglio studied for her History degree and trained as a History teacher at Exeter University, and holds an MA in History Education with UCL.
Mr Ian Goulbourne, Assistant Head Teacher
Mr Goulbourne joined us from nearby St. John the Baptist school, where he has worked in a variety of roles for the last nine years. His most recent position was as Head of Year 11 where he played an important role in leading the year group to an outstanding set of GCSE results. With this experience in mind he has moved to HVS in order to help Mr Kelly and Miss Freed guide the founding year group to a brilliant set of GCSE results that we can all be proud of. In addition he will be working with Ms Borra, Miss Austin, the Heads of Year and Pastoral team to ensure that every student in the school has the opportunity to make each day as successful as possible.
As well as joining the leadership team, he will become a keen and enthusiastic member of the Maths department and will be helping students across the GCSE spectrum achieve the best results they possibly can.
Mr Goulbourne gained his QTS at St. Marys University in Twickenham. Before qualifying as a teacher he spent several years working as a manager in communications for BT.
Mrs Sarah Newman, School Business Manager
Mrs Newman joins HVS from Barnsbury Primary School and Nursery, where she worked for five years as the School Business Manager. Prior to that she worked for ten years at a Catholic Primary school in the same role. She brings with her fifteen years of school business management knowledge and experience and has taken the role of Finance and Operations Manager at Hoe Valley where she works with the headteacher, senior leadership team and governors to ensure financial management controls are in place and is operationally responsible for personnel, IT infrastructure and site management.
Prior to her school business management roles Mrs Newman worked for 21 years in HSBC (and formerly Midland Bank).