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Mission Statement

Our overall mission as a provider of education and training for people with learning difficulties is to empower people to lead fuller, happier, more independent lives.  We aim to achieve this by providing opportunities for people with more complex and profound learning and physical disabilities to develop the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to become successful adults.

A key part of our work is redfining the social view of 'successful'.  We live in a society where success is generally measured through material wealth in the form of being 'seen' to have those items or qualities currently valued in a fast-moving and ever-changing social world.  This leaves little time to appreciate others for their intrinsic worth.  We want to promote a world that recognises the intrinsic values of social interaction, cooperation, collaboration and the powerful rewards that come from making genuine connections with others.

Governance Structure

Board of Governors: Our Board of Governors, comprised of experienced professionals, parents, and community members, guides the strategic direction of John Dewey Specialist College and its adult day provision. Their diverse expertise ensures a holistic and collaborative governance approach which incorporates the role of charity trustee, college governor and company diirector responsibilities.  We are always keen to receive expressions of interest from anyone who may like to join our Board.

Principal and Leadership Team: Led by our Principal, our Leadership Team oversees daily operations, curriculum development, and the overall well-being of our students. Together, they are dedicated to creating a positive and enriching educational experience.

Contact Information

You can contact the Chair of Governors by writing to:

Chair of Governors

Area 51 Education Ltd,

1, Mallard Place, Coburg Road,

London N22 6TS

or by emailing:

mgriffiths@area51ed.org.uk 

Minutes of the Governors meetings

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Meet our Governors

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David Stansell

Vice-Chair of Governors

2017- 2023

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Nick Fryars

Co-opted Governor

2017- 2023

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Dr Matthew Griffiths

Chair of Governors

2017- 2023

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Stephen Willoughby

Co-opted Governor

2017- 2023

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Jimmie Gray 

Parent Governor

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Stephano D'Silva

Staff Governor

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Loredana Leska

Staff Governor

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Ashton Livemore-Rose

Co-opted Governor

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Vacant

Co-opted Governor

Minutes of Governing Body Meetings
You can read through our governing body meeting minutes here.

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