Governing Body

Profile of the Interim Executive Board members

Interim Executive Boards are set up when schools are judged to be inadequate and require significant support.  We are a board of five people set up by the DfE in January 2019 to oversee the governance of John Roan until a governing body is formed when the school joins a Multi Academy Trust.

We carry out the same function as a governing body except that we meet more regularly and focus primarily on improving the school.  We all have significant relevant experience as outlined in our profiles below

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Steve Belk  (Chair)

Steve has worked in education in London since 1975.  He has significant experience of school leadership having been a Deputy Headteacher in Islington, Headteacher in Hackney, Head of School Effectiveness for the borough of Lewisham and the Hackney Education Director (for the Learning Trust, an organisation that was set up for ten years to improve standards across the borough).  Since then Steve has had various interim roles including Executive Headship.

Steve has supported a number of schools catergorised as inadequate and has been the chair of four Interim Executive Boards -all with positive outcomes. He has been a member of several governing bodies and is currently the Chair of a Pupil Referral College in North London

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Dr Anne Hudson

Dr Anne Hudson was Headteacher of Langley Park School for Girls from 2011-2018 and in that time founded Langley Park Academies Trust. She has extensive senior leadership experience, including 13 years' headship. She has taught in a range of schools including in Waltham Forest, Tower Hamlets, Lewisham and Lambeth. She holds the National Professional Qualification in Headship as well as a PhD in Education. Her expertise includes teacher training and school inspection.


Florence Kroll

Florence Kroll is the Director of Children’s Services in Greenwich. She qualified as a social worker in 1991and has worked within a range of voluntary and statutory settings from work with young offenders to families in need of support. In 2006 she became the Head of the Youth Offending Services in Hackney and as a senior Director later led the establishment of Young Hackney, an integrated model of Early Help family work in youth hub settings. In 2014 Florence became the Director for Early Help services in Kent responsible for inclusion and attendance, pupil referral units, children centres, youth services, family work and the Youth Offending Team. Florence has been the Director of Children’s Services in Greenwich since 2016 and has been involved in a range of innovation projects including whole family approaches to addressing domestic abuse and establishing the early new arrangements for safeguarding partnerships. She firmly believes that schools are the most effective protective factor for vulnerable children and is committed to ensuring that all children’s services work together in a cohesive system.


David Skinner

With four children, either in or approaching The John Roan, I am a long term supporter of the school and I am genuinely excited about the opportunity to help the school more directly. As a product of a state comprehensive and Cambridge University, I share the school’s ambition to have high expectations and aspirations for all children. I have over twenty years’ professional experience in finance, driving change in large organisations. I believe my experience applying critical but supportive challenge, identifying what works well and having difficult conversations to identify better outcomes, would be valuable to the school.


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