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The Charter School

East Dulwich

Governor Biographies



Rebecca Kaloo
Chair of Governors

Rebecca is the Chair or Governors. She is a Management Virtual Learning Specialist who works with organisations and teams globally to build their strategic leadership and financial skills. An experienced governor, she was previously Chair at CDPS, one of our trust family of schools. Rebecca is passionate about supporting the school as it meets the challenges of growing and improving while delivering excellent opportunities and outcomes for all children. Rebecca is also the Safeguarding Link Governor.

James Chemirmir
Vice Chair of Governors

James is a Vice Chair of Governors. He has one child at the school and a second, hoping to join next year. An actuary by training, he has extensive experience in finance and management over the last 20+ years, skills which he will use to support and challenge the school leadership.  James is committed to the ethos, vision and direction of the school, and is delighted to serve the school and its families.


Fatheya Mikail
Appointed Governor

Fatheya became a school governor to support the staff as they work to prepare pupils for the challenges of a rapidly and ever evolving education and work environment. She is a mother, activist and writer who is passionate about supporting young people from all backgrounds. Fatheya is also the Safeguarding Link Governor. Fatheya also sits on the trust wide working group looking at Sixth Form Provision.



Oseme Boucher
Staff Governor

Oseme is a staff governor and as the office manager at TCSED, her team are often the first port of call for students, parents and teachers. She understands the need for clear communication internally and externally and wants to use this experience to contribute to the strategic management of the school. Oseme is also passionate about, and involved in, the work the school is doing around diversity and inclusion.



Laura Duffell
Co-opted Governor

Laura is a matron at Kings College Hospital specialising in child health. She has a background in supporting families of children with complex needs in the community, with a focus on social care and enabling all children and young people to access education. She was involved in the launch of the personal budgets within Southwark helping families and professionals work together more closely to meet children's needs. Laura grew up on a farm in Devon and has lived in Southwark since moving to London to train as a children's nurse. She has a child in the school and is looking forward to contributing to the school community in her role as a governor.