Who are our Governors?
Noelle Skivington - Chair
Work - I have worked for the NHS throughout my career mainly at London teaching hospitals, NHS London and for the DoH. I was pleased to be able to introduce skill mix at a national level, including creating consultant Allied Health professional roles. I am now retired but volunteer for a number of roles relating to Health and am Chair of Enfield Town Park.
Governor Experience - I am a member of the Governing body at another primary school with similar challenges and in a very deprived area of the borough. I have been a governor for 8 years and joined when the school was in Special measures. The school is now rated good by OFSTED.
I am the vice chair of the GB and the Chair of Finance and also sit on the academic standards committee.
Hobbies & Interests - I have 2 dogs – a 15-year-old and a 3-year-old three-legged dog. They keep me active although the 15-year-old no longer disappears overnight – I am pleased to report. Other interests include my involvement with Health related issues, also a charity looking to create system change in Enfield ( funded by 6 major national charities)- reading and doing puzzles of any sort .
Why I want to join the GB at Suffolks - I was initially approached by a neighbour who suggested I became a school Governor at the first school. I agreed as I thought my previous experience would help the school address some of the very serious challenges. I also, through my health work, was working with the local community and was concerned by the problems the parents and children were facing.
I feel the communities and children need to be offered the best opportunities and this is my reason for wanting to join the GB at Suffolks.
Caroline Jackson - Vice Chair
I joined the Governors at Suffolks in 2022 and am looking forward to working with the team to continue the school’s success in supporting and developing its pupils.
I have lived in Enfield for the last 40 years and worked in University management until I retired. I also volunteer in Enfield libraries and at Enfield Town Football Club and have a season ticket at Spurs.
I believe in the importance of lifelong education to develop opportunities and fulfil abilities and to help us to thrive and enjoy life. Primary schools are key and can make a real practical difference. I will be happy to play a small part in this work at Suffolks.
I spent most of my working life running public houses and involved in facilities management for a hospitality company looking after a portfolio of over 500 properties. I am currently a stay at home dad and am at the school most days. I have lived in Enfield for over 20 years now after moving here for work. I am the father of 3 boys, one of who has started his primary school teacher training, one who has just graduated from Suffolks and one who is starting in the Schools Nursery. I have been a governor for 5 years at Suffolks and am into a second term of 4 years. I am the chairman of the Finance and premises committee, and the governor overseeing Pupil Premium, Health and Safety, PE, and Risk Management. I enjoy reading, going to the cinema, and going to the theatre. I am passionate about sport especially Rugby being a big Saracens supporter.
See you in the playground.
My name is Deloris Reviere. I became a Suffolks School governor in 2019.
I have worked in education for over 30 years including teaching in primary and secondary schools, further education colleges and adult education centres.
My experience includes being a senior leader in secondary schools and further education colleges. I have experience of inspecting schools and apprenticeship providers as well as working in education advisory roles for a local authority and for a national organisation.
My passion is helping children, of all abilities, to enjoy learning and achieve their potential. I have lived in Enfield for 22 years.
I was appointed as an LA Governor in July 2020 and currently serve as Co-Chair on the Finance & Premises Committee.
I have two children aged 6 and 3 who are starting their educational journey so naturally, I have a keen interest in children's education. I volunteer to be a governor because I want to contribute positively to my community.
Currently, I work as an Office Manager in a large secondary school and I am a qualified school business manager. I was a Trustee for a small charity in Islington for a number of years before resigning to raise my family, this is my first governorship.
My hope is that I can use the knowledge and experience I have to ensure all pupils at Suffolks get the best educational experience/achievement possible.
Placida Ozoamaka Ojinnaka
Known as Uzoamaka, she is a non-practising solicitor, who has been a member of the Lawyers with Disabilities Division (LDD) of the Law Society since 2004.
She is involved with various disability-related organisations, raising issues concerning disabled people via social media. She is a British-Nigerian woman with a disability who aspires because of her ability to SMILE & SHINE.
She is also a social worker, disability and political activist, mediator and a former biomedical scientist. Has knowledge of education as a previous school governor, focussed on SEND and inclusive education, staff wellbeing and curriculum.
Currently, a patient governor with Guy’s and St Thomas’s NHS Foundation Trust and was listed in the 2018 Power 100 List of the most influential disabled people in Britain by the Shaw Trust.
Currently, a Council Member of the Law Society of England & Wales and volunteer for a leading national charity, Turn2Us and member of the ALLFIE (Alliance for inclusive education).
In her spare time, she writes poetry and follows Liverpool FC, lives locally in Enfield.
Andrea Cassius - Headteacher
I have been the Headteacher of Suffolks Primary School since January 2013.
I love working at this school and I am so proud of all that the children and staff achieve here.
I have 3 children. 2 are now at secondary school and 1 is at Suffolks Primary.
It is great having a child at your own school as I see first hand how wonderful the staff are and how much my daughter enjoys learning here.
I have taught in Enfield Schools ever since I graduated from University.
I was the first Advanced Skills Teacher for the Early Years in Enfield and supported many teachers in this role.
I became a Deputy Head in 2010 at Alma Primary, not far from us.
During Lockdown, I started to enjoy gardening and DIY. I hope to continue with this in my free time if I have any!
Caroline Cornell - Staff Governor