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.

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Nazim Ahmed

Department: Chair of Governors

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.


Shah Muhmud

Department: Safeguarding Governor / Curriculum

Employment: Manager at London Borough of Newham, and Visiting Lecturer and Tutor at Goldsmith University
Shah 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. Has had 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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Tanveer Chowdhury

Department: Chair of FRAC

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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Chun Sing Chou

Department: FRAC Member

Employment: Company Secretarial Assistant at Shroders
Biography: I came from a Hong Kong school which was shifting to focusing on exam results. I suffered depression and was deemed a bad student despite my natural intellectual curiosity and later academic achievement. This made me realise the impact of school strategy on a personal level. In 2020, I arrived in this country and pursued a Graduate Diploma where I obtained a high distinction. This opened the door to a much better future and showed me the power of education to change lives. Education is perhaps the most precious gift we can offer our children. Therefore, I want to use my skills efficiently to this important cause. 

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Fahmida Sultana

Department: Staff Governor

Employment: Teacher of Maths at LEA
Biography: Fahmida has been a teacher at LEA for the last 3 years, and wants to use her skills and knowledge to make a difference. 

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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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Kabir Ahmed

Department: Governor

Biography: I have a telecommunications business background and have been educated in Surrey, graduating from Kingston University. My professional background since finishing my education has been of a sales trader of various commodities and property assets in both the banking sector and financial markets in the city of London and globally. A father of 3 children at different stages of education, I am well placed to make small contributions and suggestions to improve different stages of the education cycle and well placed to offer observations of the positives and the areas that need to improve from a parental perspective.

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Edward Chessun

Department: Governor

Biography: A qualified Teacher of English. He has previously worked at London Enterprise Academy as a Teacher of English and would live to give back to the community. He has excellent knowledge and understanding of the school and the community that it serves. He is fully aware of the pressures that the school is working under having been part of the journey over the past three years. Edward left his position in December 2022 to pursue a career in writing.

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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

Governors' Handbook 2022-23
Governors Meeting Dates 2022-23
Declaration of Interest & Terms in Office 2022-23
Value for Money Statement
Funding Agreement Articles
Terms of Reference 2022-23
Governors Skills Audit 2020-21
Governors Attendance Record 2021-22
Articles of Association
Members Names & Appointment Date
Why Choose LEA?
How Do I Join?

London Enterprise Academy
Aneurin Bevan House
81-91 Commercial Road
E1 1RD

Telephone: 0207 426 0746


Transport Routes

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

DLR to Shadwell or overground

Underground to Aldgate East or Whitechapel