Governing Body and Trustees
Our Governing Body meets three times a year and works across both Park House School and Tram House School. In addition the Standards Committee, a subcommittee of the full Governing Body, also meets three times a year. Governors attend at least one full training day a year.
Our Governors are actively involved in many aspects of school life and are completely committed to the success of the school and to ensuring the best possible provision for our pupils.
Governors are recruited from across the school community including parents, staff and members of the local community. Parent Governors are elected by the parents. Staff Governors are elected by the staff, and staff from across the schools are encouraged to stand.
Chair of Governors
Audrey is the Founder and Director of Elevation Coaching and Consulting Ltd that enables transformational school improvement by means of the following programmes: strategy planning, inclusive leadership including coaching (1:1 and group), training – diversity and inclusion with specific reference to race and special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).
Audrey was the founding Head of School of a new free special school, based in north west London, that opened in 2015. The school, under Audrey’s leadership, went on to gain a ‘Good with outstanding features’ judgement for the school’s first Section 5 Ofsted inspection. She has significant experience of change management through designing and implementation of systems and processes that showed tangible increases in attainment and progress, parental engagement and staff wellbeing. Audrey has first-hand practical experience of all aspects related to pre-opening project management as a principal designate, including working with multiple stakeholders, developing and establishing community relationships, governance, curriculum design, marketing, FF&E, policy development and staff recruitment. Audrey has recently worked closely in supporting a SEND multi academy trust in their preparation for opening.
Audrey has thirty years’ experience in the education sector as a teacher, middle leader, senior leader and school leader in both mainstream and SEND. As a mainstream practitioner she was a Music and Drama specialist and a performing arts leader. She gained the National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH) in 2007. She has supported SEND schools with interim leadership support since 2019.
Governing Body Composition
|4 Year Term||Chair||Audrey Pantelis|
|Vice Chair and Health and Safety Lead||Mandy Murphy|
|Safeguarding Lead||Shirrin Shaikh-Anwer|
|Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Lead||Sandra Harrison|
|ABA Lead||Esther Thomas|
|Fixed Term||Trustee||By rota arrangement|
|Executive Head of BeyondAutism Schools||Kieran Bird|
|Head of Park House School||Richard LeRoy|
|Head of Tram House School||Emma Price|
|Director of Services||Andy Swartfigure|
You can write to the BeyondAutism Schools Chair of Governors c/o Park House School, 48 North Side Wandsworth Common, London, SW18 2SL.
Register of Governors’ Interests
- Andy Swartfigure is Director of Integrated Behavioural Consultancy (IBC Ltd)
Park House School and Tram House School are run by BeyondAutism, a registered charity. The charity provides education, outreach, training and support to children with autism, their families and the professionals that work with them.
BeyondAutism is governed by a Board of Trustees consisting of individuals who contribute a wide range of expertise and experience to the charity. The Board meet four times a year and are responsible for strategic development and ensuring the smooth running of the charity. The Chair of Trustees is Karen Sorab, and the Vice Chair is Andy Lusk.
BeyondAutism is committed to ensuring that it offers equality of opportunity in its governance, service provision and employment practices.