About Our Governors
My name is Kenny Frederick and I have been a governor at Arnhem Wharf for nearly twenty years. I joined the governing body not long after the school opened therefore, I know the school well and am very committed to doing what I can to support the school in its work.
I was headteacher of George Green's School for seventeen years until I retired in 2013 so I know and love the Isle of Dogs very well! I now work as an Education Consultant and I have also become a student again and am about to complete my PhD by December 2017 or soon afterwards.
My name is Alesha De-Freitas. I have lived in East London all my life and have been a Governor at Arnhem Wharf since 2011, and Chair since 2013. I am passionate about giving all of our children the tools they need to explore the world, through a broad curriculum that encourages them to develop and express their own thoughts and creativity.
I am a Senior Civil Servant in the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with a focus on European and international policy making. In 2017, I was awarded an MBE for services to the Digital Single Market and voluntary services to education. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, holidaying and cooking.
My name is Danny Anson, I am the school premises manager here at Arnhem Wharf and I will have worked here for 22 years in October. The school has been a large part of my life and I am sure it will be for a few more years to come. I bring a lot of building experience with me, which has been a big help through the school's two building extensions. I will continue to work with the school and governing body to keep improving learning of all the pupils who attend Arnhem Wharf.
My name is Pat Jones. I have lived on the Isle of Dogs for 26 years. I worked at George Green’s School as a librarian for 17 years and was a school governor for 15 of those years. I am now a librarian in a secondary school in Dagenham.
I am the mother of three boys, who all attended George Green’s, and my grandson came to Arnhem Wharf for a while.
I feel passionately about education and my local community. Being a governor here at Arnhem Wharf is a great privilege, giving me an opportunity to give back to the community and enabling me to put my experience to good use.
I am a proud parent to 3 children, who all attend Arnhem Wharf. I have extensive experience in working with children and have recently earned a Child Care qualification. I am currently volunteering at the school as a teaching assistant and also work and study part-time.
I am a martial arts instructor and have taught self-defence for over 6 years. I believe the skills and experience that I gained throughout my life have given me a lot of insight into communicating with both adults and children. Through my volunteering at Arnhem Wharf, I have gained valuable insight into how the school operates and it has motivated me to get more involved with the school and our children's education.
I truly love this school and community, I am deeply honoured to be involved in their improvement and I will make every effort to listen to parents about their concerns and ideas. I intend to communicate them as effectively as I can to the school in my role as Parent Governor.
My name is Rachel Williams. I have lived in London since 2012 and have been a qualified Solicitor since March 2019. I have been a co-opted governor at Arnhem Wharf Primary School since July 2021 and am proud to be able to give back to the local community through this role. I am enthusiastic about widening access to the legal profession and firmly believe in the importance of education as part of this.