Executive Board of the West London Teaching Alliance

Members of the executive board of WLTA have been appointed on the basis of their comprehensive experience and knowledge of teaching and school leadership. Each is a head teacher but has also had experience of leadership in other environments.

Am Rai

Headteacher - Montpelier Primary School

Am Rai has taught and led in primary education for 26 years in eight schools across one outer and three inner London boroughs. He has been seconded to lead schools in difficulty on two occasions and has been either a deputy or a head teacher in four schools. He has had extensive and successful experience of OFSTED inspections under different frameworks and has worked both as a consultant and a school improvement partner. Am is Director of Montpelier Teaching School that leads the West London Teaching Alliance. He is a National Leader of Education, providing support to schools and headteachers, and is currently the headteacher of Montpelier Primary School, Ealing.

Mark Hartley

Headteacher - Barnes Primary School

Mark Hartley has been the Headteacher of Barnes Primary School since 2006. He is in his second headship and has led two schools with widely contrasting profiles. Both have been judged to be outstanding by Ofsted. Mark works as a consultant in a number of London schools, including in the secondary sector. He also regularly delivers whole day professional development. Between headships he worked for three years as a local authority school improvement advisor and he is a Local Leader of Education. In November 2012 he published ‘The Art of Teaching Writing’, an extensive, highly practical, resource file for teachers.

Simon Prebble

Headteacher - Southfield Primary School

Simon Prebble has worked in primary education as a teacher and leader for 28 years in 6 schools across both outer and inner London. He has been either a deputy or a head teacher in three schools. For three years he was Principal Primary Adviser in Ealing leading a large team of advisers and consultants and successfully introduced the School Improvement Partner programme across the borough. He has a range of experience of OFSTED inspections under different frameworks. He has also worked as a consultant head alongside other head teachers and governing bodies and as a school improvement partner. He is currently the head teacher of Southfield Primary School, Ealing which recently won a Department of Education Pupil Premium award.

Sally Flowers

Headteacher - North Ealing Primary School

Sally Flowers is currently the Head Teacher of North Ealing Primary school, a large three form entry primary school in the London borough of Ealing. Her career in education spans over 24 years including teaching and leading in 4 inner London boroughs within the EYFS and Primary sector.  She has worked as a consultant specialising in effective EYFS pedagogy, inclusion, moderation and teacher training. Sally has comprehensive experience as a school governor of both outstanding and good schools contributing to considerable knowledge of Ofsted requirements and successful approaches to leadership.  North Ealing has recently joined the executive board of the West London teaching alliance.

Helen Rai

Headteacher - Lady Margaret Primary School

Helen Rai is the headteacher of a three form entry primary school in West London. This is her second headship and she has twenty years of leadership experience.  She has a MA in Educational Management and Administration as well as the NPQH qualification.  As a former school improvement partner and, subsequently, a local authority adviser she has a wealth of experience working in a wide variety of schools.