Governing Body

Our Governing Body plays an active role in the life of our school. They receive termly updates via the Principal (Data Dashboard) on student progress against targets agreed at the beginning of the school year. They are fully aware when targets are not being met and provide scrutiny of effectiveness of staff and interventions and help identify and inform additional support.

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Ashid Ali

Department: Principal

Employment: Principal at London Enterprise Academy
Biography: I was privileged to lead a group of talented professionals on our successful bid to open the free school. I was appointed Principal since January 2014 and prior to that I have worked as Assistant Head Teacher at Forest Gate Community School for six years, bringing considerable leadership skills to the group. I have also served as a governor in two secondary schools and have worked closely with governors in my most recent place of work. I have been involved in a number of voluntary organisations working with young people in inner city areas. I have a passion for education and a sincere belief that every child can transform their lives through education. I bring extensive experience to the governing body including leading teams, managing projects and change, excellent understanding of finances having set and delivered positive budgets for the past six years. I have an excellent understanding of the Tower Hamlets community that we serve and good links with businesses and community organisations.


Andrew Dowsett

Department: Chair of Governors

Employment: Ernst and Young LLP (External Audit) – Banking and Capital Markets
Declaration of Interest/directorship: Trustee, The Chartered Certified Accountants Benevolent Fund (CCABF); Director, Ginger Flame Limited; Audit Committee Member, World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts; Chair, Rockingham Estate TRA;
Biography: As an auditor at EY our team provides assurance to shareholders that our clients present a true and fair view of their affairs. I hope to bring the same level of scrutiny to my position within the LEA. Prior to this I served as an auditor at Mazars and Deloite. During this time, I spent time working in Toronto and Melbourne returning to the UK taking up my role as KCLA Treasurer (2015 - 2022). I have worked on a number of FTSE 250, NYSE, SEHK and CAC 40 listed clients in financial services, oil and gas, and construction sectors. I have board level experience from serving as a trustee of the King's College London Students Union (2012-2014), sitting on their Audit, Risk and Compliance committee and chairing their public facing subsidiary company. In 2020 I joined the CCABF's board, the Benevolent Fund provides support to members and their dependents who are experiencing severe financial difficulties, and in 2021 the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts. I look forward to using my skills to help the LEA achieve its goals and contribute to the academic development of its pupils as education empowers individuals and strengthens its communities.


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Peter Mann

Department: Vice Chair of Governors - SEND Lead

Biography: I am an experienced SENDCO and a former Head Teacher of an ESBD school in East London as well as some years as a Borough Special Educational Needs Officer. I have extensive experience of leading teams of staff to ensure the needs of all students are met. I have delivered whole-school CPD to ensure that teachers and support staff are aware of their responsibility to include all students in the planned learning activities. I am a passionate about education and I bring a wealth of expertise to the Governing Body.
I have raised the awareness of the teaching team in terms of the skills involved in differentiating lessons and educational visits for those students with barriers to learning.
I have worked closely with governors and have been a school governor before. It’s a privilege for me to be able to see the school grow from being just a plan to delivering high standard of education for local children.


Shah Muhmud

Department: Safeguarding Governor / Curriculum

Biography: Shah is a Manager at London Borough of Newham and a Visiting Lecturer and Tutor at Goldsmith University. He has a BA in Social Science and Community Development as well as Level 5 Qualified Youth Worker. He holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Management Studies.
Professional training at Institute of Leadership and Management
15 year experience in youth and community development
10 year experience of managing Public Health contract for early intervention
Worked for Tower Hamlets, City of London and Newham
Freelance trainer for national programme (AQA, ASDAN, Sport England and Arts Award)
Qualified NVQ/Vocational Assessor
Certified to teach in Life Long Learning sector (PTLLS, CTLLS). He has also been a governor at a Tower Hamlets Primary School. He maintains a keen interest in all aspects of safeguarding in Education

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Peter Gergely

Department: Chair of Finance

Employment: Assistant Manager, Financial & Business Modelling in KPMG LLP
I have a Masters Degree in Public Administration and BA in International Relations, with extensive experience in Finance and Data Analysis. Coming from a consulting background, I am used to interacting with senior stakeholders, questioning them to understand their needs and how they can be supported, as well as challenging their assumptions and beliefs in a constructive and fair way. I also bring an extensive international and multi-cultural experience in education to the table, having attended schools and universities in the British, American, Chinese, German and Hungarian educational systems.


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Nazim Ahmed

Department: Governor

Employment: Assistant Head teacher at Cumberland School, Newham
I am a trained teacher, currently serving as a senior leader in a Secondary School. I was previously employed as Assistant Principal at London Enterprise Academy and understand education leadership. I have been a teacher of maths for 15 years and senior leader for over six years, and understand the importance of education in the inner city areas.

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Patrick Robinson

Department: Staff Governor

Employment: Head of Learning and Teacher of English
Biography: I've been working at London Enterprise Academy since September 2017. My loyalty are with the pupils and the community. My stance as a teacher as well as a staff Governor is to ensure that every single pupil leaves this school with a happy experience and with the right progress made for their future careers.

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John Mckelvey

Department: Governor

Biography: John is a recently retired teacher, a former Director of Modern Foreign Language in a Tower Hamlets Secondary School. He has extensive experience and understanding of working with young people and parents from Tower Hamlets is has tremendous awareness of supporting children with English as an additional language. John has extensive understanding of the UK Education System, curriculum design, Teaching and Learning and recent experience of Ofsted.

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Tanveer Chowdhury

Department: Governor

Employment: Vice President at Deutsche Bank
Biography: He brings extensive experience of Financial knowledge, compliance in the financial sector. Previously he has held senior roles in Financial Compliance, Quality Assurance, Fraud Prevention in Santander, Barclays. Tanveer has a degree in Engineering with Management and has experience of working ion Tower Hamlets schools. He has extensive understanding of the local community and is dedicated to improving life chances of young people.unity and is dedicated to improving life chances of young people.

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Moynul Hoque

Department: Parent Governor

Employment: Pharmacist
Biography: A local figure in the community who grew up in Tower Hamlets, Mr Hoque is a pharmacist by trade with two children attending London Enterprise Academy.

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Rahima Ali Matloob

Department: Parent Governor
Biography: My name is Rahima. My eldest was one of the first year 7’s when the school opened in September 2014. I now have a daughter in Year 11 and a son in year 8.
As a parent, I have seen how London Enterprise Academy has overcome hurdles to become the school it is today. Students at the school have always been made to consider carefully their skills, interests, and future aspirations, and to translate these thoughts into possible employment options in the future. My eldest daughter has gone back to the school to support initiatives, coach and guide current students.
I have over 20 years of HR and management experience in the voluntary sector, and I was the Executive Assistant to the CEO at Gateway Housing Association, where I attended The Executive Management Team, Risk & Audit, Governance, and Personnel committee meetings, as well as full Board meetings. As a school governor, I wish to utilize my understanding of the complexities of these meetings to ensure clarity of vision, ethos, and strategic directions.
I currently work as a Practice & Compliance Manager and Paralegal at Lords Solicitors with a view of qualifying as a Solicitor this year.

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Aklima Begum

Department: Clerk to Governors

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In line with statutory requirements we are able to report that no employee at the London Enterprise Academy has a gross annual salary of £100,000 or more.


Governors' Handbook 2021-22
Governors Meeting Dates 2021-22
Declaration of Interest and Terms in Office 2021-2
Value for Money Statement
Funding Agreement Articles
Terms of Reference 2020-21
Governors Skills Audit 2020-21
Governors Attendance Record 2021-22
Articles of Association
Members Names & Appointment Date
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London Enterprise Academy
Aneurin Bevan House
81-91 Commercial Road
E1 1RD

Telephone: 0207 426 0746


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Bus routes – D3, 15, 40, 115, 135, 25, 205, 254,100

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