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Year 10 GCSE Food students had a visit from a local fishmonger and cooked their own fish&chips from scratch.#TeamSFG 💙👍💛 pic.twitter.com/dffZKkWwK2

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Year 10 at today.#TeamSFG pic.twitter.com/JpDqoNtme5

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Today we remember our beloved Mr Pilcher. Gone but not forgotten.RIP sir.#TeamSFG https://t.co/mIdTuD1Un6 pic.twitter.com/G8vMEUZ8CC


A huge thank you to everyone voting at stores in Harlow.We have won £658 for our Clean Up Our Community project.We will be purchasing equipment and litter picking in our community.#TeamSFG 💙💛🧹🚯💛💙 pic.twitter.com/12jVq5nAc0

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Year 10 in London today 😊#TeamSFG 💙💛 pic.twitter.com/yrXuEsnLLN

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Year 13 Biologists hard at work...💙💛#TeamSFG pic.twitter.com/OtT9axggrF


Congratulations to our very own Regan.We are so proud of you.💙💛 https://t.co/pp7cylDiwc

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So proud of our finalist! pic.twitter.com/AO1OSqucoV


📢 We're Hiring! (Harlow) have a vacancy for a Catering Assistant📄 For a job description and application details, please visit our websitehttps://t.co/Oyc4p8XNcb

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Spring scholars graduation pic.twitter.com/U9NvrQEf9A

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GCSE Art anf Photography students visit pic.twitter.com/bSskBjkPiq


📢 We're Hiring! (Harlow) have a vacancy for an SEN Admin Assistant📄 For a job description and application details, please visit our websitehttps://t.co/toKPwDZETM

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Year 7/8 scholars at Oxford University. pic.twitter.com/uNC1xv5nIW

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Gibberdians are changing the world!#TeamSFG pic.twitter.com/IsxDWye3Wk

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The Japan Society Haiku Corner 2023 published Gibberdians' haikus. pic.twitter.com/Abhh3VgJnD


📢 We're Hiring! have a vacancy for a Head of Mathematics📄 For a job description and application details, please visit our websitehttps://t.co/QvlftHxdUo

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Outstanding Education

Supporting primary and secondary schools across Essex and North & East London, BMAT is a growing multi-academy trust with a singular vision: schools, teachers and pupils freed to succeed.

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Local Governing Board

The purpose of the Local Governing Board (LGB) is to provide support and challenge to the school on behalf of the Trust Board. It does this through providing strategic direction at a local level, promoting high standards and educational achievement. The school, through the LGB, is accountable to the Trust Board.

At SFG we believe in developing and embedding a model of outstanding governance.

“The purpose of governance is to provide confident and strong strategic leadership which leads to robust accountability, oversight and assurance for educational and financial performance.” The DfE Governance Handbook (2019)


The Local Governing Board comprises of at least:

  • The Headteacher,
  • 2 Community Volunteers,
  • 2 Parents/Carers,
  • 1 School Staff,
  • Any such members as the Directors appoint.

LGB Members hold office for a period of four years, and thereafter renewable on an annual basis. Any LGB Member can hold and vacate office in accordance with the terms of their appointment. LGB Members retiring at the end of their term of office are eligible for re-appointment at the discretion of the board which appointed them.



Owen Jones - Chair

Appointed September 2019

Owen is the Education Lead at Hope Not Hate Charitable Trust's Education Unit. He works closely with communities, especially young people, delivering workshops to Schools and Colleges across England & Wales to teachers and pupils to develop their understanding of how discrimination and prejudice work.

He has a BA in Economics and an MA in History from the University of Leicester. Owen is passionate to improve social mobility. He has been a great leader for change.

Marlena Mandat - Deputy Chair

Appointed September 2021

Dee Conlon - Headteacher

Appointed September 2019

Dee Conlon started teaching as a maths teacher in North London almost 20 years ago. She continued her career in East London before joining BMAT as a senior leader in 2012. She has 12 years of middle and senior leadership experience and is committed to improving the life chances of young people through education. She has won awards for her contribution to education and to her community. Dee has been instrumental in ensuring that the comprehensive intake at Burnt Mill Academy was provided with the correct curriculum and interventions to improve outcomes, ensuring all, particularly the most disadvantaged, were given every opportunity to exceed expectations.

Dee Conlon has a degree in Mathematics from a Russell Group University, a Post Graduate Diploma in Maths Education and the National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH). She is an Ofqual external expert in Mathematics where she uses her professional expertise to help shape and improve the education system. She is also a registered coach with DfE’s Women Leading in Education programme and volunteers her time to coach female leaders in education.

Helena Mills - Company Appointed

Appointed October 2020


Jason Cowley - Community Volunteer

Appointed March 2022

Jason Cowley is a journalist, magazine editor and writer.

He has been widely credited with transforming the fortunes of the New Statesman as a magazine and website.

In 2020, he was voted Editor of the Year, Politics and Current Affairs, for the fourth time at the British Society of Magazine Editors awards.

Jason was brought up in Harlow. He was educated at Latton Bush School, a former state comprehensive school in Harlow, followed by the University of Southampton, from which he graduated in 1989 with a first class degree in English and Philosophy.

His most recent book is Who Are We Now? Stories of Modern England (Picador).

Sue Forman - Community Volunteer

Appointed September 2019

Sue’s original career path was in the City of London, where she worked for almost 40 years. The majority of this Management Career was on the Operations side of Investment Banking in the Global Emerging Market environment.

She is still an MCSI with the Chartered Institute of Securities & Investment & Institute of Financial Planning regulated by the FCA (Financial Conduct Authority). She has also been a Financial Consultant for a large Insurance Company and has owned her own business for 18 years.

She has also worked in education for almost ten years as a Bursar which included all aspects of HR & management of the school budget.

Foriwaah Amponsa - Parent

Parent Elected - September 2019

Having acquired a degree in Law, Foriwaah pursued a successful career in retail banking management for a reputable high street bank before accepting a challenge to work for a bank in Ghana. On return to the UK, she connected with her passion to help children and families by completing a  Masters programme in social work at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust.  Since completion, she has held different posts in referral and assessment teams across several Boroughs as well as the multi-agency safeguarding hub (MASH).

Foriwaah has varied experience in safeguarding; in-depth understanding of relevant legislation, procedures and applicable techniques  that underpins child protection. She  possesses an array of transferable skills gained from working with children and families over the years and has managed cases of varying complexities. She is keen to support SFG in implementation of safeguarding principles and to offer advise where required.

Vacancy - Parent Governor

Interested parents/carers can apply for this position - LINK.

Closing date to register your interest is 16th May 4pm.

Voting will take place at the end of May and the new governor will be appointed in June.



Harrison Moore - School Staff

Staff Elected - March 2022

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