Mrs Jane Davies NPQH , Acting 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.
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 joins 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 joins 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.
Mr Boddy joined HVS as School Business Manager in January 2019 from The Richmond upon Thames School (RTS) where he was also the School Business Manager. RTS has a number of similarities with HVS, having moved into brand new premises in July 2017. Their building was also a Willmott Dixon project so brings with him a good understanding of some of the challenges involved.
Mr Boddy obtained his Accountancy qualification in the previous century and subsequently gained significant commercial experience as a Finance Manager at PA Consulting Group. He studied English and Spanish Law at the Universities of Kent and Madrid.
Mr Boddy is responsible for Finance, HR, Facilities, IT, Operational and Administrative Support and Property Management, and is the Chief Finance Officer.
Mrs Suzanne Vermiglio, Director of Teaching and Learning
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. This year Mrs Vermiglio is taking on the role of Director of 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.