We are enormously grateful to those people, organisations, trusts and foundations who have supported the Foundation and helped us to give every child a chance.

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Foundation Trustees

 

Team Member

Kathy Dargavel

Chair

Kathy Dargavel has taught in mainstream schools and alternative provision all her working life, both as a classroom teacher and a senior manager. She has run a project with pregnant schoolgirls and teenaged parents, re-engaging them with education, and worked on extended school provision, with the aim of linking schools with artists and businesses to broaden learners’ experience and increase the involvement of local communities in their local schools. She currently volunteers at a Homework Club.  She has a good understanding of the issues and concerns that young people in the TBAP schools face and how the Foundation can support them. She became Chair of Trustees of the TBAP Foundation in September 2018.

 

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Judith Foy

Trustee

Judith had a successful career in advertising before changing course and qualifying as a psychotherapist. She worked with adults for nearly thirty years. After she retired, she became a part-time volunteer at a small school in west London for children who found it difficult to manage in mainstream schools. She was there for six years as a volunteer therapist, gaining deep insights into the issues that young people face and helping them find strategies for coping. Judith was pleased to be asked by the TBAP Foundation to become a trustee. She continues to support young people by volunteering  one day a week at the Bridge Academy in Fulham.

 



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Nick Marcq

Trustee

Nick has enjoyed 20 years in the creative industries as a producer, director, writer and educator. In 2001 he founded Latimer Films after his first film, ‘The Real Notting Hill’, made with a group of excluded teenagers was, thanks to their brilliance, screened on Channel 4 and nominated for a BAFTA. Recent work as a producer include BBC3’s  ‘Excluded! My Last Chance’, C4’s dog fighting documentary ‘Going to the Dogs’ and ‘Your Mother’, a documentary short for the Office of Counter Terrorism with and about the mothers of suicide bombers.
Alongside broadcast work he runs community focused projects mentoring, designing and delivering film making programs that see young people, often on the margins of society, take part in all aspects of film production, with many alumni going on the enjoy significant careers in the creative industries.

 



Team Member

Seamus Oates CBE

TBAP Executive Headteacher

Seamus Oates is CEO of the TBAP Multi-Academy Trust. TBAP MAT runs eleven AP and Special Academies, a Teaching School Alliance and school outreach services in four London boroughs, across Cambridgeshire and in the North West of England.

A National Leader of Education (NLE), Seamus twice led the Bridge AP Academy to Outstanding Ofsted status as its headteacher. He previously worked as a teacher for over 25 years and has taught Science and ICT at London comprehensives, Pupil Referral Units and schools overseas. He believes passionately in the personalisation of learning and in ensuring a chance for every child.

Seamus was, until recently, a member of the NWSLC Head Teacher Board and a long-serving member of the Youth Justice Board. He is often consulted by government on education and youth justice reform.

In 2017, Seamus was recognised in the Queen’s Honours List for his services to education and was awarded a CBE at Buckingham Palace.

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Jo Sennitt

Trustee

Jo works as TBAP Executive Officer, supports the CEO, leads on communications and is also Company Secretary. 

Jo has a background in childcare and, over the last 15 years, has worked solely within the  Alternative Provision education sector. She also has extensive experience of events management and of the music industry having worked for many years as a DJ and in artist management.

Jo is dedicated to improving outcomes for disadvantaged young people and leads on a number of special projects across TBAP. She continuously endeavours to identify opportunities to extend the learning experience for these young people.

 

Krysia Hudek

Krysia Hudek

Trustee

For over 27 years Krysia has worked as a facilitator and team coach. As a facilitator, she has two distinct, albeit overlapping, areas of interest: leadership and public policy development and support.
She is the Conversations Adviser for the Society of Leadership Fellows at St George’s House, Windsor Castle. She works with leadership teams, Boards and executive leaders, within a wide range of different types of organisations.
Krysia has high regard for the work of the TBAP Trust.  She strongly believes in the commitment and skills that are deployed to see and nurture the potential of our future: children that have been failed by too many grow and flourish in its care. As a trustee of the TBAP Foundation she is proud to support these young people and help them thrive.