The Governing body of Kelmscott is made up of local people (parents, school staff and residents) who care deeply about the children here and the community in which we live and work. We feel very honoured to be governors of this school where we know that the staff do their utmost to help the students achieve their full potential and where students make the most of the opportunities they are given.

Kelmscott always has the interests of the whole child at heart and works hard to give them a breadth and range of subjects and experiences. Our job as governors is to help make strategic decisions about the school and its future, and we will always do this by focusing on the best interests of the students and the school.

This section of the website will enable you to understand the role and make-up of the Governing Body of the school, gain access to minutes of our meetings and encourage you to consider becoming a governor of our school. We are a friendly group and always keen to welcome new people!

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Kiri Tunks

Chair of Governors

Meet our Governors

We would like to thank Kiri for taking on the role of Chair of Governors and to Mark for his time as Chair of Governors and stepping into the role if Vice Chair.


Kiri Tunks, Chair of Governors

Type of Governor - Parent

Committee - Finance, Personnel & Premises 

Link Governor for  - Child Protection, Safeguarding and English

Kiri has lived in Walthamstow since 1997. Kiri is on the Finance and Personnel Committee and is the named Governor for Child Protection. Kiri has worked as a secondary school teacher in Tower Hamlets for over 20 years.


Scarlet Harris

Type of Governor - Parent

Committee - Finance

Link Governor for  - GDPR

Scarlet has lived in Walthamstow for nearly 20 years and has a daughter studying at Kelmscott school. Scarlet works for a trade union and has been a trustee of several charities including Maternity Action and the End Violence Against Women coalition. Scarlet joined the governing body because she is passionate about community education and wants to support Kelmscott in providing a great education for all children.


Mohsin Zaidi

Type of Governor - Associate

Committee - Learning

Link Governor for  - EAL and More Able


Mohsin has been a community governor at Kelmscott since late 2009. He attended Kelmscott between 1996 - 2001. After doing his A-levels he went to Oxford University to read law. Mohsin is now a criminal barrister and is currently a link governor for the 'More Able' programmer and for students who have English as an additional language.


Stephen Madge

Type of Governor - Staff

Committee - Finance, Personnel and Premises

Link Governor for  - Health and Safety

Stephen is Kelmscott Alumni; having left in 2005 he studied Graphic Design and started as an employee at Kelmscott as a part-time Art Technician.  From 2007 Stephen worked at Kelmscott full-time, progressing through a variety of roles from assisting the reprographics department to his current position as the Business & Data Administration Manager.

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Adam Gibson

Type of Governor - Parent

Committee - Learning

Link Governor for  - Maths

Adam is a parent governor with a son in Year 11. He was previously a governor at Henry Maynard Primary School and has lived in Walthamstow for over 20 years. He works at UCL, teaching and researching medical physics. He is interested in how secondary education feeds into university education and in looking at what the two systems can learn from each other.


Alanna Molloy

Type of Governor - Parent

Committee - Finance, Personnel and Premises

Link Governor for  - TBC

Alanna is a parent governor who has a daughter in Year 7.

She leads Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Trust tobacco addiction services and has a passion to reduce health inequalities. Walthamstow has always been her home and Alanna wants to support Kelmscott to be a caring, inclusive, highly attaining school in the community that gives students a fantastic start to their secondary school careers and a lifelong love of learning.


Amarjit Myers

Type of Governor - Co-opted

Committee - TBD

Link Governor for  - Performing Arts

Amarjit has lived in Walthamstow for fourteen years and has a child in Year 8 at Kelmscott with another due to join in 2019 from the local Edinburgh Primary School. She is keen to ensure children, whatever their background, have access to as many opportunities to learn and develop as much as possible and given the skills and confidence required to reach their potential. Amarjit is Head of Strategic Events at Digital Science, a technology company that invests in and develops software tools for scientists and researchers, based in Kings Cross. She plays and volunteers for Waltham Forest Hockey Club and is a member of BAFTA.


Sonia Hunt

Type of Governor - Co-opted

Committee - Learning

Link Governor for  - Art

Sonia worked in the publishing and charity sector for over twenty years. She retrained as a photographer and works as a freelance garden photographer and also works part-time as a colour consultant for Farrow and Ball.​

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Umar Nawaz

Umar has lived in Walthamstow for over 40 years and was a former student of Kelmscott between 1987-92. He has joined Kelmscott’s governing body to help the school create a learning culture with a creative mindset and wants to ensure that all the students, regardless of background, abilities and interest can flourish. Umar understands the ever-changing barriers and issues within the surrounding community and how these may impact student learning, environment and performance.

Umar has a background in project management and management consultancy across a variety of sectors. He is currently working as a business consultant for Plan International UK (a global children's rights non-profit organisation). 

Umar is a father of 3 daughters, 2 of whom are in secondary school and 1 in primary school within the borough. He enjoys cycling together with his children and has a passion for sports, art and photography outside of work.​